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Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« 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







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



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





And this is how the project stands at the moment






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Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« Reply #3 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



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



Sticks to position the wall sections



Then add some instant plaster



Some serious gap-filling to do at this stage



And when the plaster dried up I can add the wooden panelling around the board, paint up the filler and start working on details

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Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« Reply #5 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?
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Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« Reply #7 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?
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Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« Reply #8 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

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Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« Reply #10 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

And an album with photos from past projects:

http://www.facebook.com/crowleys.law.5/media_set?set=a.694742077315608.1073741894.100003394653193&type=3

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Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« Reply #13 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)
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Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« Reply #14 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.
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Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« Reply #15 on: November 2, 2015, 07:58:38 AM »
Trying Flickr to host the photos

DSC_0859 by b j, on Flickr

DSC_0861 by b j, on Flickr

DSC_0860 by b j, 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.

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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.
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Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« Reply #17 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

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Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« Reply #18 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
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Re: Bloodbowl gaming fields WIP
« Reply #19 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 :)

 


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