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Title: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on September 26, 2015, 04:54:33 PM
Long time since I posted here. Last time was all about a marsh themed Bloodbowl pitch

In the meantime I finished that project and started and finished an undead/graveyard themed field

(https://scontent-ams2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11228904_695393917250424_612067322021670921_n.jpg?oh=21d771084c1ffa072f9a25624ee1f472&oe=560CF938)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11265630_695393890583760_8269613519368019504_n.jpg?oh=8dd53b9bd0acd9de6bebdaee201818bd&oe=56096891&__gda__=1443539790_87e4ea8967b1b558dda3a5571c71bc14)

(https://scontent-ams2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11329891_695393510583798_6824355392763382993_n.jpg?oh=ea0deb7f2a2235451c6b78bcb26143e0&oe=5608320A)

I won't linger too long on that one as the next project is already halfway finished. A sewer/Skaven themed Bloodbowl pitch

Starting out by raised walkways and lowered areas that wil be filled with acrylic water

(https://scontent-ams2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-8/11393318_698188996970916_4006106091571302675_o.jpg)

Then I had to structure the walls. Carve the bricks, then paint

(https://scontent-ams2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11390016_699112216878594_4071865476740912943_n.jpg?oh=f6c1ccb7d111035ac2e36a19c1e9ff5e&oe=560ABBAC)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/12006250_753068111483004_4127532185160011322_n.jpg?oh=49c7332784f82a2fafe281b0f77a7554&oe=569A292D)

And this is how the project stands at the moment

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlf1/v/t1.0-9/12039589_754096341380181_7549667857970355357_n.jpg?oh=e63af3f54067d68b72b241bdef8673aa&oe=56AB1C61)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11063540_754096324713516_8692660516583556233_n.jpg?oh=95c94ce03bbcdc49d0dbdc555b5ae40b&oe=569B9CE2)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12046730_754096364713512_7055065199184531154_n.jpg?oh=8684f67a2d3a04b0ffb7570965d7335a&oe=5698AE01)
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Irisado on September 26, 2015, 07:04:51 PM
The undead themed field looks fantastic.  I've never been a great fan of Bloodbowl, but I'd definitely like to play a few games on that board.  The Skaven pitch in progress is looking very promising too.  I look forward to seeing how it looks when it is complete.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on September 26, 2015, 08:10:32 PM
Indeed. Magnificent work. I've been playing BloodBowl II on the computer recently, with the AI cheating like a complete bastard. Love the terrain.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on October 27, 2015, 05:07:27 PM
Small' ish update.

I am nearly done with the main building and painting process. Just putting everything together and filling gaps

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11260600_765816816874800_4839275682937953478_n.jpg?oh=a8c8eca10e558fcb2b6558005bb065da&oe=56B61D8B&__gda__=1455727824_9f86b28917f1e1298c21c1dcf36790cc)

Quickly build some grates to cover the "dugouts" later on, after I cast all the acrylic water masses

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12189682_765816673541481_8432915286774838577_n.jpg?oh=b762f188080fce0cfc1aac13d43fe5a3&oe=56BE4855&__gda__=1451800284_05b13d6914e03e4c0a5bfa9f9c90e940)

Sticks to position the wall sections

(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/12189600_765816730208142_1440328700026028418_n.jpg?oh=04621818849ea629892e128f2bec9e90&oe=56BD7F5E)

Then add some instant plaster

(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/12191429_765816696874812_3900811346268814371_n.jpg?oh=cf082a1e0d05a023ae52abe6930bc37d&oe=56C3106A)

Some serious gap-filling to do at this stage

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12189682_765816673541481_8432915286774838577_n.jpg?oh=b762f188080fce0cfc1aac13d43fe5a3&oe=56BE4855&__gda__=1451800284_05b13d6914e03e4c0a5bfa9f9c90e940)

And when the plaster dried up I can add the wooden panelling around the board, paint up the filler and start working on details
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Irisado on October 27, 2015, 06:46:47 PM
This is looking so good.  There's such an atmospheric feel to those gaming fields.  This is one of the most impressive gaming surface/board projects I've ever come across.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on October 30, 2015, 08:39:56 AM

Then I had to structure the walls. Carve the bricks, then paint

Hi Solitaire, this looks spectacular, it's amazing how you can turn some wood and paint into such a detailed looking sewer.

What do you mean by carved?
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on October 30, 2015, 06:28:06 PM
With pink foam I prefer to draw the bricks on there with a ballpoint, then use a scalpel to make a shallow cut, following the outlines of the bricks I drew on with the ballpoint.

The next step is then to use a sculpting tool to shape each brick individually, pressing some of the foam somewhat deeper and leaving some lines shallower to create the look of old, not entirely perfect, masonry.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on October 30, 2015, 07:15:23 PM
That is incredible does the process take as long as it sounds? Are the floor tiles done in the same way?
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on October 31, 2015, 06:28:13 PM
It takes quite a while to get a wall done. The floor tiles are done in the same fashion.
I needed 4-5 hours to finish the large floor tiles and cracks. My girlfriend spent most of a week working on the walls and the cobblestones surrounding the main playing surface.

At the moment I'm working on a wooden border around the field for added stability
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on November 1, 2015, 03:10:57 AM
It beggars belief that what I am looking at is essentially carved lines in pink foam. Your painting skills and your attention to detail is truly amazing.

Don't know if it is just me but I can't see the first three photo's in your post.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on November 1, 2015, 03:50:57 AM
I will try to host the photos somewhere else next time. I noticed that all of the photos in the first post are invisible to me. Hosting on facebook does not seem to work that well for the forum software used here.

Here is the link to the facebook album where more photos are posted:

http://www.facebook.com/crowleys.law.5/media_set?set=a.384391178350701.1073741838.100003394653193&type=3 (http://www.facebook.com/crowleys.law.5/media_set?set=a.384391178350701.1073741838.100003394653193&type=3)

And an album with photos from past projects:

http://www.facebook.com/crowleys.law.5/media_set?set=a.694742077315608.1073741894.100003394653193&type=3 (http://www.facebook.com/crowleys.law.5/media_set?set=a.694742077315608.1073741894.100003394653193&type=3)
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Irisado on November 1, 2015, 05:55:46 AM
The photos in the first post display for me.  That said, a photo hosting service, such as Photobucket or Flickr, usually works very well with SMF.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on November 1, 2015, 07:53:37 AM
Thanks for the links Solitaire but I haven't got a Facebook account so I can't sign in to see your albums.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on November 1, 2015, 12:38:45 PM
I'll upload new photos on Flickr then. Have an account there anyways :)

There is not much to post at the moment. I'm painting rusty grates which is quite a time intensive job

Step 1: Paint metallic
Step 2: use a sponge to stipple on Vermin Brown
Step 3: same as step 2 but with Blazing Orange
Step 4: Thinned down Sepia ink
Step 5: Stipple on a very small amount of blue ink using a sponge or rough pig hair brush
Step 6: Stipple on PVA glue (using a small brush and only sporadically)
Step 7: apply MIG standard rust pigment on the PVA glue
Step 8: Stipple some more metallic paint on the edges to accentuate them (only when you want lighter rust. For heavy rust skip this last step)
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on November 1, 2015, 05:15:56 PM
Can't wait to see your rust pictures as I think a realistic rust effect is hard to achieve and I really like looking at people's attempts at getting it right. I personally think that rust doesn't scale very well.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on November 2, 2015, 07:58:38 AM
Trying Flickr to host the photos

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5679/22086883734_44ce7d9ba3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zDK43f)DSC_0859 (https://flic.kr/p/zDK43f) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/751/22695953712_d4518e5d5e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AzyGjL)DSC_0861 (https://flic.kr/p/AzyGjL) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5775/22521648530_f23fa2866f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ajakt1)DSC_0860 (https://flic.kr/p/Ajakt1) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

This is what the field currently looks like. I still need to highlight the cracks in the center portion of the field, but I wanted to get the rust and moss stuff done fist.

Post Merge: November  2, 2015, 07:20:12 PM
In the future, please use the modify button. Double posting is against the forum rules, and for that reason, the system merged your posts.

My girlfriend is not satisfied with how the rusty grates look on the photos above.

She wants more pockmarked and heavy rust.
That means that I have to add a few steps to the rust tutorial above

Step 1: Paint metallic
Step 2: use a sponge to stipple on Vermin Brown
Step 3: same as step 2 but with Blazing Orange
Step 4: Thinned down Sepia ink
Step 5: Stipple on a small amount of blue ink using a rough pig hair brush. Repeat if more blue is desired
Step 6: Stipple on PVA glue (using a small brush and only sporadically)
Step 7: glue on fine sand
Step 8: use watered down dark brown to color the sand
Step 9: use a sponge to stipple on metallic paint
Step 10: Stipple on PVA glue (using a small brush and only sporadically)
Step 11: apply MIG standard rust pigment on the PVA glue
Step 12: Stipple some more metallic paint on the edges to accentuate them, as well as on the areas containing the sand, but just enough to color the raised tops of the sand grains.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on November 3, 2015, 06:48:35 AM
These photo's are much better as I like the way they allow me to zoom in.

I agree with your girlfriend. Hopefully without sounding to critical of what is really outstanding work I thought your rust was too monotone. I would like to see the grate painted with the same dark coloured rust that is evident on the inside of the circular item in the second photo. Also maybe it is just the photo's but the rust colour looks too much like the colour of what I think is blood on the floor.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on November 3, 2015, 08:21:15 PM
I'm glad it works, and no, not too critical at all. I prefer hearing honest feedback. At this stage I can still change and add almost anything, and some ideas I had earlier on in the build have already changed and changes will be made to what I have now.

The rust is just one example. I worked on the rust a bit today. Not quite satisfied yet, but I'm getting closer.

The colored patches on the floor are not blood. I try to stay away from the cliche puddles-of-blood-on-a-bloodbowl-field. I spilled some of the rust pigment and decided to play around with the patches of color a bit. Will thin them down some before pouring the acrylic water
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on November 4, 2015, 12:23:49 PM
The colored patches on the floor are not blood. I try to stay away from the cliche puddles-of-blood-on-a-bloodbowl-field.

I suppose I was hoping that it was blood really. Being a sewer the mind boggles as to what else could cause a   reddish brown stain.  :o
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on November 4, 2015, 06:54:43 PM
The colored patches on the floor are not blood. I try to stay away from the cliche puddles-of-blood-on-a-bloodbowl-field.

I suppose I was hoping that it was blood really. Being a sewer the mind boggles as to what else could cause a   reddish brown stain.  :o

Random pieces of metal lying around and corroding away could for instance. Adding these tell-tale pieces of metal will be on my "to do" list next :)
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on November 6, 2015, 12:39:14 PM
The colored patches on the floor are not blood. I try to stay away from the cliche puddles-of-blood-on-a-bloodbowl-field.

I suppose I was hoping that it was blood really. Being a sewer the mind boggles as to what else could cause a   reddish brown stain.  :o

Random pieces of metal lying around and corroding away could for instance. Adding these tell-tale pieces of metal will be on my "to do" list next :)

That is so much better than what I was thinking  :D. Do you get much time to play Bloodbowl?
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on November 6, 2015, 05:58:42 PM
Not nearly as much time as I would like, but I live close to Dusseldorf where the annual Dungeonbowl takes place, and I can play the occasional game against my girlfriend. She prefersplaying Necromantic. I like to play any of the other teams I own.

At the moment that's somewhat limited to:

chaos
dwarves
pro elfs
goblins
halflings
high elf
humans
lizardmen
necromantic
nurgle
ogre
orcs
skaven
underworld
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on November 15, 2015, 03:47:17 PM
Thank you. I was thinking about that as well. How much do I need markings.

I tried the wire and it does not work.

I will try a trail of small rocks/brick debris to see if that works.

I personally would not need the additional markings, but I'm still trying to include them in a way that does not disrupt the overall appearance.

Here are some higher quality photographs showing, in more detail, how the rusty grates turned out.

One grate

(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/12247988_772880552835093_7645411696329722313_o.jpg)

Two grates

(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/12247802_772880599501755_4482871415340870210_o.jpg)

Underneath the grate

(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/12244346_772880702835078_3734099500044736350_o.jpg)

A bridge too far

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/905670_772880859501729_1290633578304972229_o.jpg)

Crusty and rusty

(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/t31.0-8/12247693_772880922835056_5199830891341661563_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/r270/12247064_772880879501727_3175157551495029630_n.jpg?oh=38c1f315a5b6ea983e7b7fcf29f8d325&oe=56B70AF3)

I started pouring in the acrylic water mass. It's a slow process but the results are looking promising so far
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Irisado on November 15, 2015, 03:51:17 PM
The grates and sewers look really good in my opinion.  The rust is just right :).  All in all, it's a really atmospheric gaming board, which could also be used for dungeon based boardgames like Advanced Heroquest.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on November 16, 2015, 07:36:34 AM
Thank you. I was thinking about that as well. How much do I need markings.

I tried the wire and it does not work.

I will try a trail of small rocks/brick debris to see if that works.

I personally would not need the additional markings, but I'm still trying to include them in a way that does not disrupt the overall appearance.

? You talking to yourself Solitaire? I guess you are talking about re-roll/score/dead player markings. Personally I don't think a board of ths style needs that kind of addition.

Now that you have added different colours and crustiness to the rust on the grates they look brilliant.

Not sure what you did to the stains on the floor but they don't look as obvious now and look a lot better.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on November 16, 2015, 08:05:31 PM
Thank you. I was thinking about that as well. How much do I need markings.

I tried the wire and it does not work.

I will try a trail of small rocks/brick debris to see if that works.

I personally would not need the additional markings, but I'm still trying to include them in a way that does not disrupt the overall appearance.

? You talking to yourself Solitaire? I guess you are talking about re-roll/score/dead player markings. Personally I don't think a board of ths style needs that kind of addition.

Now that you have added different colours and crustiness to the rust on the grates they look brilliant.

Not sure what you did to the stains on the floor but they don't look as obvious now and look a lot better.

Talking to myself is part of the creative process ;)

Thank you reg. the rust. I tried hard to make it look good. My girlfriend had serious doubts at the moment everything looked a deep blue

I did not change anything in the stains, but my cellphone exaggerates the reds in a picture more then my Nikon D3
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on December 30, 2015, 08:18:55 AM
Not much news to report here. I'm in the process of making a high res image of the board for printing purposes. I wanted to do that before I pour the resin mass and possibly mess up everything
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on December 30, 2015, 03:49:19 PM
Well none news is better than no news  :) Why is it that you need high resolution photos? Are you printing very large photos?
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on January 1, 2016, 05:44:16 PM
I was contacted by the organizer of a BB tournament who wants to use this design for their tournament. 15 boards will be printed. In order to print them, the company that takes care of the printing asked for high res images. I can deliver a 150Mp image, which is most likely a bit more then they need, but scaling down is easier then scaling up ;)

I will post some new progress pics soon though
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on January 2, 2016, 02:44:50 AM
So is that 3D printing you are talking about or gaming mats? As it is for a tournament will you now have to add pitch markings?
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on January 2, 2016, 09:31:28 AM
It will be gaming mats at this stage. I will add the required markings in Photoshop and make them look good so no-one will notice they were not painted on.

To my shame I must admit that I'm already planning a new gaming board
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on January 4, 2016, 11:10:01 AM
Nothing to be ashamed about there Solitaire. I wish I had half the drive that you seem to have when it comes to modelling.

I have never played BB so I am wondering whether or not the bridge and water that you have included in the pitch will have any effect in a game
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on January 4, 2016, 03:31:03 PM
As long as I don't come up with some house rules, there is no "in game" effects to worry about. Including house rules could be fun, but I think playing the field as a regular field will work best.

I just worked on the "markings" for the touchdown zones and went with a collection of debris and rocks spread along the distance along with some sand and moss trails. So far that seem sto work out ok (need some detail work to make things look good enough) and I will post pictures of this progress as soon as I have some light to make pictures in. My cellphone just could not take a picture in the dark, and I left my camera tripod in the car.

Pictures => Tomorrow :)

PS: I wouldn't call that "drive"... more like cruise or crawl. I'm also in the process of painting up some BloodBowl dwarves. Same thing there, pictures => Tomorrow due to lack of available light
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on January 5, 2016, 10:29:05 AM
I'm also in the process of painting up some BloodBowl dwarves. Same thing there, pictures => Tomorrow due to lack of available light

I notice that the list of teams that you own already includes Dwarves so are you repainting some of your models or adding to a team?

Do you live in perpetual darkness in Germany?
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on January 5, 2016, 04:43:40 PM
Lol. No perpetual darkness. Could not paint much in darkness. But at 4 in the afternoon, which is about the time I get home from work, sunlight is all but gone these days.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1613/23568751434_cf57f1a9b5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BUG1Fm)DSC_3285 (https://flic.kr/p/BUG1Fm) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

That is progress as it stands.

I did own the 3rd edition Bloodbowl dwarves but liked the 2nd edition dwarves better, so I picked up a team of 2nd edition dwarves, stripped the 3rd edition dwarves and intend to sell them when I find the time.

I did the same with my human team. Replaced the 3rd edition ones with a 2nd edition team. My Ogre team was 2nd edition to start with. So far the only team I have multiples of is Skaven.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on January 8, 2016, 05:22:35 PM
That is progress as it stands.

Outstanding. It is amazing how realistic your work looks. Your attention to detail really lifts this terrain to  another level.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on January 31, 2016, 03:53:53 PM

We have a little progress to show

One, my girlfriend provided THE idea for the typography on the score counters. Something I could not figure out at the time.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1584/24618751822_e4d994ff03_b.jpg)

I also built the turn counters

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1491/24736576725_95a315ba8a_b.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1699/24618758542_8b6a04ab84_b.jpg)

Turn counters need to dry and then need some paint

The board as it sits there with score and turn counters

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1565/24710354186_3d26603274_b.jpg)

And some details

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1705/24710362676_ab76765c2d_b.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1709/24618770712_26af73bc0d_b.jpg)

(I hid 3 rats in the field, but they also still require paint)

Next up, I need to place those logs in the ground and hang some lengths of chain between them to seperate the dugouts

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1717/24109702463_16a5723d5f_b.jpg)

In anticipation of J-Bones Slann team we also started on a Slann themed pitch. Still a very early WIP

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1666/24368881819_903906dc7d_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Irisado on January 31, 2016, 04:05:30 PM
The level of detail on that board is outstanding.  The turn counters are a really nice addition too.  This all looks great :).
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on January 31, 2016, 04:26:48 PM
Your attention to detail really lifts this terrain to  another level.

I also built the turn counters

See Solitaire this is what I like about your work. I really like how you have managed to make your turn counter into something that looks like it belongs in a sewage works. I guess this was your intention but your counter has the look of an aeration pond. If you had built it so that it was closer to the surface of the pond it would have been even better.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on January 31, 2016, 04:43:45 PM
This is some phenomenal work.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on January 31, 2016, 05:09:08 PM
Your attention to detail really lifts this terrain to  another level.

I also built the turn counters

See Solitaire this is what I like about your work. I really like how you have managed to make your turn counter into something that looks like it belongs in a sewage works. I guess this was your intention but your counter has the look of an aeration pond. If you had built it so that it was closer to the surface of the pond it would have been even better.

I never really did any research on sewage works but I did work in a chemical company once and they did have installations similar to what I built for the turn counters. I figured they would not look completely out of place here, but it is excellent news to hear I was so close to something that really fits in a real life sewer :D

With the turn counters I really focused on ergonimics rather then realism I'm afraid.

I look forward to filling those ponds, which can be done as soon as the modelling putty cured and the things got some paint on them
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on February 9, 2016, 01:15:49 PM
I ordered a bunch of manhole covers to create re-roll tokens. Have also found and ordered suitable chain to continue work on the dugouts, but today we started pouring the water.

The first layer is in now. I leave a week between layers to make sure each layer cures and hardens completely. Each layer is 1mm deep. That kind of obliterates the original plan and timeframe, but I should have plenty of time to finish the project before the underground cup kicks off.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1660/24552912319_65a2d24422_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DpE6qt)DSC_4171 (https://flic.kr/p/DpE6qt) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1592/24292362404_907a35167b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D1CH1y)DSC_4175 (https://flic.kr/p/D1CH1y) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1674/24624964140_b0cb100184_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Dw2nVf)DSC_4176 (https://flic.kr/p/Dw2nVf) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Irisado on February 9, 2016, 06:04:13 PM
Superb work once more :).  The level of detail on this board is so good.  It's almost a shame to put figures on it in some respects :D.  It's going to be incredible to play games of Bloodbowl on that.  In addition, it would also make for a quest level room in a game of Advanced Heroquest, so it's dual purpose in that respect.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on February 10, 2016, 10:49:09 AM
The first layer is in now. I leave a week between layers to make sure each layer cures and hardens completely. Each layer is 1mm deep.

Wow your project looked good before but the addition of the "water" has taken it to another level.

How come you are leaving so long between layers? I thought it was best to layer resin when each layer was slightly sticky otherwise don't you end up with visible lines between the layers?
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on February 11, 2016, 05:40:32 AM
Thank you for bringing that to my attention. In that case I'll raise the water level by 1 more mm today
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on February 11, 2016, 11:18:07 AM
Oh right, wasn't expecting that as an answer. Have you not cast resin before? What type of resin are you using? How come you are only pouring 1.00mm at a time? I am fairly sure you can pour 15.00mm layers of acrylic or polyester resins without issue. If I remember correctly the thicker the layer the more heat that is produced though so maybe 1.00mm is safer in your case as I wouldn't want your paint to be ruined..
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Looshkin on February 11, 2016, 12:47:32 PM
Your work is simply stunning Solitaire. I can't wait to see the final product with a game in progress. Just amazing, well done!
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on February 11, 2016, 06:14:49 PM
Alienscar, the product I'm using is a high gloss resin based clear coat. I am not sure how it will behave if I cast 15mm of it all at once, but my biggest fear is that it would not cure completely, or that it would crimp so much during curing that it ends up looking like a clear high gloss version of a dried riverbed.

I could have gone for one of the more commonly used products used to cast qater on terrain features, but I needed so much of it that the price became prohibitive.

From what I can see however things look good and I can continue casting a new layer every 3 days.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on February 14, 2016, 09:17:03 AM
Working on the re-roll counters for the sewer pitch

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1667/25020620795_4df3fd16bc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E7ZdRH)2016-02-14_02-22-48 (https://flic.kr/p/E7ZdRH) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

Still waiting for other materials to arrive so I can continue work on the rest of the board. Also, after casting 3 layers of resin I think I'll leave things as they are. Everyting went fine so far, but the resin has a sligtly brownish cast to it and I don't want it to go too dark. Will show pictures as soon as the 3rd layer dried up some more and is at least stable enough to keep it's shape
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on February 14, 2016, 01:27:14 PM
Everyting went fine so far, but the resin has a sligtly brownish cast to it and I don't want it to go too dark. Will show pictures as soon as the 3rd layer dried up some more and is at least stable enough to keep it's shape

That's a shame. Hope it isn't too brown but a slightly brackish colour is probably more realistic for a sewer than crystal clear water don't you think?
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on February 14, 2016, 01:56:38 PM
Not too brown. Actually, the coloration does add to the overall appearance at this stage. I do hope the surface ends up being completely smooth this time, so I can let things cure and take pictures to show that everything turned out looking just as planned, but then a bit different (in a good way)
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: JamesGoblin on February 20, 2016, 10:45:55 AM
I just spent some 20 minutes going through your posting history, it was a great pleasure!

You seem to have both talent and patience for the artwork <3
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on February 20, 2016, 05:15:23 PM
I just spent some 20 minutes going through your posting history, it was a great pleasure!

You seem to have both talent and patience for the artwork <3

Thank you very much. My posting history goes quite a way back, and in the 14 years that I have been posting here I learned a lot. Most of the techniques I learned by reading what others did, so hearing that my stuff now inspires others is a great motivation for me to start new projects, finish existing ones and try to learn more techniques that I can incorporate in my next few projects
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on March 11, 2016, 02:19:09 PM
I do hope the surface ends up being completely smooth this time, so I can let things cure and take pictures to show that everything turned out looking just as planned, but then a bit different (in a good way)

Hey Solitaire surely that resin has cured by now! How's it all looking?
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on March 16, 2016, 06:00:19 PM
Yes, the resin cured so far. I will need to add another one or two layers, but I have to wait until the temperatures rise a bit because it's still freezing at night.

In the meanwhile I am painting my bloodbowl teams. 4 at a time

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1547/25582273901_b0fd946ecb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EYBQKX)DSC_5308 (https://flic.kr/p/EYBQKX) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1658/25044408954_8e943515c9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ea69fo)DSC_5309 (https://flic.kr/p/Ea69fo) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1720/25048190333_fd987283fd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Eaqwjz)DSC_5311 (https://flic.kr/p/Eaqwjz) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

Rotters

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1545/25048251663_923e3233ae_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EaqQxZ)DSC_5296 (https://flic.kr/p/EaqQxZ) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

Beastmen/Pestigors

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1445/25556260562_5ae4351851_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EWjvU7)DSC_5297 (https://flic.kr/p/EWjvU7) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

Warriors

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1633/25648806036_225f1cd886_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/F5uQrJ)DSC_5298 (https://flic.kr/p/F5uQrJ) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

Beast and Lord Borak

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1582/25556252422_9accf412b2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EWjttL)DSC_5299 (https://flic.kr/p/EWjttL) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

Longbeards

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1677/25675054645_8d837a0bbb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/F7PneX)DSC_5281 (https://flic.kr/p/F7PneX) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

Runners and Blitzers

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1686/25048296833_df647c572f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ear4YM)DSC_5282 (https://flic.kr/p/Ear4YM) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

Slayers and Deathroller

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1478/25675050055_4c2bfa225b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/F7PkSP)DSC_5283 (https://flic.kr/p/F7PkSP) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

Sideline figures

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1603/25582361801_22f5b50d7f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EYChTt)DSC_5284 (https://flic.kr/p/EYChTt) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

Human linemen

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1492/25648878016_ed2a660cb5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/F5vcQL)DSC_5276 (https://flic.kr/p/F5vcQL) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

Blitzers

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1451/25648874496_ea0f79e2e1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/F5vbN5)DSC_5278 (https://flic.kr/p/F5vbN5) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

Catchers and Throwers

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1705/25675062685_486f596853_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/F7PpCz)DSC_5279 (https://flic.kr/p/F7PpCz) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

Zug, Ogre, Thrud and Ref

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1718/25044517424_3cf280ab90_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ea6Guy)DSC_5280 (https://flic.kr/p/Ea6Guy) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

All very much Works in Progress as well
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on March 20, 2016, 11:16:38 AM
Here is a small update on the teams I am currently painting

The last bits of my Ork team which I started in 1999 and the first batch of my Goblin team. Unified colors for both teams to allow using the Goblins in the Ork team

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1581/25632887990_2e3d33081b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/F46fyE)DSC_5784 (https://flic.kr/p/F46fyE) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

My Nurgle team, just a few brushstrokes away from being finished

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1623/25300837384_a8c65a5de3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ExKpud)DSC_5783 (https://flic.kr/p/ExKpud) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

My Human team

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1575/25907764926_9d7cc258ed_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Fto4Ub)DSC_5781 (https://flic.kr/p/Fto4Ub) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

And my Dwarf team, also just a few brush strokes away from being finished

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1658/25933772205_07986f6341_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FvFmXx)DSC_5780 (https://flic.kr/p/FvFmXx) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

Slayers and Deathroller

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1614/25305106883_06265881c7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ey8hEg)DSC_5779 (https://flic.kr/p/Ey8hEg) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Irisado on March 20, 2016, 12:02:03 PM
I never knew that there was a Dwarven Deathroller ever made.  That thing looks very comical and entertaining.

All of the teams are superbly painted, but it is the Dwarf team that that catches my eye the most.  I've never been a fan of Dwarves at all, but there's something about the way you've painted them that seem so apt.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on March 20, 2016, 12:50:05 PM
There were Deathrollers in 2nd, 3rd and 5th edition Bloodbowl, each with their own miniature. I used most of the 3rd edition Deathroller but added the engine from an Empire Steam tank and the wheels. Also added a little bell salvaged from a chocolate bunny and a pint from a Dwarf regiment sprue :)

I do not really like Dwarves either, but I got a good deal on these 2nd edition miniatures and had fun painting them. Personally it's the Human team I have high hopes of.

In a few weeks I will add a Slann team for my girlfriend to th epainting queue

One team I would still like to build is a team of 70's glam rock stars which I would like to play as Norse. I already have Eddie from Iron Maiden on the way who will then serve as Yeti (35mm tall miniature)

So next up in that trend would be to build Gene Simmons as Ulfwerener, Paul Stanley and Ace Frehey as Berserkers, 2 Roadies as runners Bruce Dickinson, Dave Murray, Steve Harris, Nicko McBrain and Adrian Smith as Linemen
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on March 23, 2016, 05:45:12 PM
Better views of the now finished Dwarfs

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1584/25385701283_50e79e30d4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EFfmyT)DSC_5806 (https://flic.kr/p/EFfmyT) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1525/25919512991_532f4bbfb7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Fuqhc2)DSC_5808 (https://flic.kr/p/Fuqhc2) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1656/26014403975_d76ff65e43_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FCNBYt)Untitled-1 (https://flic.kr/p/FCNBYt) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

And Orks and Goblins

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1540/25919495431_3d71c755c8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FuqbYg)DSC_5814 (https://flic.kr/p/FuqbYg) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1483/25385660083_4dbe66d2bb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EFf9jx)DSC_5816 (https://flic.kr/p/EFf9jx) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

Images look a bit flat. Will correct that and upload the images again
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on March 24, 2016, 09:46:26 AM
Images look a bit flat. Will correct that and upload the images again

I agree the images do look a bit flat but other than that I really like the look of them. I particularly like your Orks & Goblins. The more that you post in this thread the more I realise I know nothing at all about Blood Bowl. I always thought that the teams were based on Warhammer armies so I was surprised by your mention of Norse.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on March 24, 2016, 04:55:39 PM
I just increased contrast on the images above a bit so they look more like their real counterparts. That's what you get when you process photos early in the morning.

The Bloodbowl teams by and large correspond to Warhammer counterparts.

There are 24 official Bloodbowl teams by now, and then some experimental teams that can be played with your opponents conscent.

Amazons
Chaos (classic roster consisting of Warriors, Beastmen and a Minotaur as big guy)
Chaos Dwarves (haven't seen them in WHFB after 4th edition)
Chaos Pact (mainly a Marauder team)
Dark Elves
Dwarves
Elves
Goblins (have their own team in Bloodbowl although you can take Goblins in an Ork team as well)
Halflings (also gone from WHFB AFAIK)
High Elves
Humans
Khemri
Lizardmen
Necromantic (Undead with a flavor)
Norse (Norsca were a Warhammer army at some point as well, not to be mistaken with Kislev)
Nurgle (Chaos in yet another flavor)
Ogres (have their own team, however they do not team up with Gnoblars but with Snotlings)
Orks
Skaven
Slann (Apart from the Slann mage priest no current WHFB army for them either)
Undead (Vanilla Undead pretty much based on Vampire Counts fluff)
Underworld (an unholy alliance between Goblins and Skaven)
Vampires
Wood Elves

And then there are some experimental teams

Bretonia
Khorne Deamons

All of these were represented in WHFB at some point. It's just that Games Workshop is very good at ignoring complete miniature ranges they once produced because they do not release rules for them in a current version of their mainstay games. (Same goes for WH40k btw. Demiurg, Squats, Jokaero just to name a few)

With the Norse I would have 15 of the teams listed above. Still a lot of painting to do  :-\
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on March 28, 2016, 07:16:35 AM
Almost done. Humans

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1630/25996954752_88103a26ef_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FBgbVN)DSC_5823 (https://flic.kr/p/FBgbVN) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1649/25816669640_001e0e520f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FkkbrN)DSC_5819 (https://flic.kr/p/FkkbrN) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on March 31, 2016, 12:44:40 PM
There are 24 official Bloodbowl teams by now, and then some experimental teams that can be played with your opponents conscent.

24 teams! Is that just to allow people to use their favourite armies or does each army bring something different to the game?

Now that you have adjusted the contrast I like the look of your Orks even more now.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on March 31, 2016, 01:03:05 PM
Each team brings a different team structure as well as players with different base skills and different abilities to develop additional skills.

Some teams can have 2 blitzer type players (generally tougher, better armoured players with skills that help them stop opposing players) whereas some teams can have 4. Some teams have more catchers. Ball handling types. And other teams have more blockers. Teams like Halflings or Goblins have lots of small players that can easily dodge through opponents defenses, but get hurt badly when blocked. 24 teams really means 24 different styles of playing the game, either in a single game or in a league where teams develop and grow.

Now here is a player that needs some house rules because there are only rules for a Giant referee, and even those are not official

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1693/26088435651_3da8013905_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FKm41F)DSC_5917 (https://flic.kr/p/FKm41F) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

My human team is finished. The Giant is more of a fun addition, but if I can come up with some house rules I might even field him in a game

The sewer pitch is almost finished. Well, not quite. I still need to add chain fences and some signs, and I need to dullcoat a lot of surface area

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1674/26128785946_f73ff78eed_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FNURKq)DSC_5918 (https://flic.kr/p/FNURKq) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1552/26062238842_bb4b63ab17_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FH2MBy)DSC_5919 (https://flic.kr/p/FH2MBy) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1479/26128707396_29cf3943e6_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FNUsp7)DSC_5922 (https://flic.kr/p/FNUsp7) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1572/25549826474_b3aab02f54_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EVKxgy)DSC_5926 (https://flic.kr/p/EVKxgy) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1716/25551894973_aa4975dc8b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EVW9ak)DSC_5929 (https://flic.kr/p/EVW9ak) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1558/26154504345_193cf4491c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FRbEW6)DSC_5934 (https://flic.kr/p/FRbEW6) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Irisado on March 31, 2016, 01:31:24 PM
This project continues to impress me no end.  The sewer pitch is fantastic and the giant is a really nice touch to the Human team.  It would be great to see the giant go toe-to-toe with an ogre in an Orc team.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on March 31, 2016, 01:42:22 PM
When you mention Ogres, you mean the small ones right? ;)

In Bloodbowl Ogres are Strength 5 players (a Human is a Strength 3 player, Halfling St2, Chaos Warrior ST 4 so not all that different from WHFB)

Humans can field an Ogre player. When you look in the back row of that group picture, you will see (from left to right)

The Giant, Conan the bloodbowlian (a model sculpted by Rykar Jove and produced in a limited quantity of 12 pieces) which I use as Thrud, the barbarian (a ST 6 player) and next to him, you'll see someone with a turquose mohawk. That's a 1st edition Bloodbowl Ogre :) Doesn't he look tiny compared to that Giant?

My Ogre team consists of 2nd edition Bloodbowl Ogre models. Not painted yet, but I can make a size comparison shot and add a 5th edition Bloodbowl Ogre as well. The 5th edition Ogre is the one enlisted in my Ork team
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Irisado on March 31, 2016, 01:54:22 PM
I was thinking of Morg n'Thorg, but having just checked his picture online, I realised that I had completely misremembered how tall he is :D.  As a result, my comparison is flawed.

I missed the ogres behind the humans.  They certainly are dwarfed by the giant.  I'm guessing that the best way for other teams to handle the giant is to try to use superior mobility to get around it?
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on March 31, 2016, 05:40:00 PM
Ganging up against that Giant would work, unless Halflings or Goblins would try that of course ;)

A Dwarven Deathroller with 2 Dwarves to assist would be able to take on that Giant, but ignoring him and running would work as well.

I am not certain on house rules. Galak Starscraper is the only Giant with a set of rules in Bloodbowl and he's a referee, so I will have to figure out something balanced. I know I did that a few years ago but I lost those notes  ???  ::)

Here are some fun photos of work on the Giant.

First, size comparison with a regular human

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y96/the_solitaire/miniatures/2013-01-31_19-54-06_88-1.jpg)

And next, the size of the pin that connects the elbow, upper arm and shoulder together

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y96/the_solitaire/miniatures/2013-01-31_22-17-42_329.jpg)
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on April 3, 2016, 02:05:53 PM
The sewer pitch project is slowly coming to an end. Most of the construction work is done. I need to finish the enclosing, then paint that and put some clearcoat on it.

I also still have some re-roll markers to build, but when that's done I'm pretty much finished here.

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Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Irisado on April 3, 2016, 02:19:06 PM
It looks great with the team standing mid pitch.  It's going to make a fantastic arena for any match.

I also keep envisaging it being used as a lair in a dungeon for Advanced Heroquest.  It would make a great quest room for a Skaven oriented mission.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on April 3, 2016, 08:29:02 PM
If I would play advanced heroquest (I have so far only played the original Heroquest) I think I would recreate a complete modular dungeon, but the sewer pitch would indeed fit well in such a setting.

The fun in such a Heroquest dungeon project would be to recreate hallways, staircases, halls, narrow passageways, hidden passages etc. I could imagine that along with lots of torches mounted on the walls with OSL style painting. Too many ideas for such a project already, and I have not even thought about it really or taken up a pencil to make sketches  :o

The most dangerous bit of such thoughts is that I would need deep pockets for such a project, and have to spend long hours searching ebay for all the oldhammer miniatures I would need to fill those dungeons
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Alienscar on April 12, 2016, 09:46:32 AM
The sewer pitch project is slowly coming to an end. Most of the construction work is done. I need to finish the enclosing, then paint that and put some clearcoat on it.

I also still have some re-roll markers to build, but when that's done I'm pretty much finished here.

I never really appreciated the scale of this pitch until now. Now that you have included the models the amount of work that you have put into this structure is even more apparent.

In some way it is a real shame that this project is coming to an end. I have really enjoyed watching this Blood Bowl pitch take shape and I have learned about Norse and Deathroller's along the way.

The finished product is sublime.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on April 15, 2016, 09:29:27 PM
Thank you  :D
a few more details need to be added, but when this is finished I'll have everything ready for the next two pitches

For now, Goblins, just finished

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Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: Irisado on April 16, 2016, 05:00:31 AM
They look fabulous :).  I particularly love the troll, who looks suitably imposing.
Title: Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
Post by: the solitaire on April 16, 2016, 02:13:46 PM
Thank you :)