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Re: first attempt at building a gaming table
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2007, 09:46:14 PM »
Just found out that spraypainting non-treated styrofoam can give great corroded effects for 40k'ish buildings btw :D

Interesting... May I request a pic of that particular effect you are talking about? I would like to see how it does actually look like with regard to the way you did that.

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Re: first attempt at building a gaming table
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2007, 07:49:25 PM »
Ah yes htat is a great effect. It really does wonders when building chaos terrain (especially nurgle).

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Re: first attempt at building a gaming table
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2007, 04:58:43 AM »
made pictures of the spraypainted piece of foam.
Took the liberty of painting it as well so it looks corroded.
Will prepare a bit of wall and not paint that for comparison.

Haven't been able to upload pictures this weekend though.

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Re: first attempt at building a gaming table
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2007, 02:42:59 PM »
Great stuff, just looking through your pics again and had noticed the bases on some of the buildings. The cardboard might give you a few probs with warping and such. How you planning on doing/finishing them.

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Re: first attempt at building a gaming table
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2007, 01:34:09 AM »
Wow, very impressive, ditto on all the guys above.  Tag for updates and howtos!

Oh and a question:  for the pink foam, it looks like you just took a ballpoint pen to 'draw' in the masonry, pushing hard enough to grove it?   And did you take the film off the foam before working with it?
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Re: first attempt at building a gaming table
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2007, 02:15:47 AM »
I used a knife to score +/- 2mm deep grooves before using a ballpoint to actually draw the masonry.

The bases are indeed made of corrugated cardboard but I covered them in plaster to give them some rigidity.

I'm currently painting some of the buildings and notice that even though the process is slow a little paint, not even details, make the buildings look good already.

That made me decide to paint the buildings up to a certain degree of detailing and then get on with building the table before finishing the paintwork on the buildings for which I will take my time.

I still have to get my hands on more foam (about 6 sheets of 24"x48"x1 1/4") and some MDF to assemble the table. That would cost me some $75 which I already scheduled for next month.

I'll post updates tomorrow.

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Re: first attempt at building a gaming table
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2007, 02:33:13 PM »
apologies for the double post







latest update/progress report.
Been really busy with a lot of other things lately so no big changes.  :(

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Re: first attempt at building a gaming table
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2007, 05:20:18 PM »
Wow! Now im overly impressed :D JK.

They look wonderful when painted. I really enjoy the wood, got a good paint style to it.

Nice job.

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Re: first attempt at building a gaming table
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2007, 11:02:40 PM »
veerrrryyyy nice! You play Cygnar right? Or is it Khador....? Looks great none the less. You should be very proud of it!
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Re: first attempt at building a gaming table
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2007, 04:30:02 AM »
Khador and Cryx actually.

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Re: first attempt at building a gaming table
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2007, 02:05:41 PM »
Are you cutting the doors and windows out after you paint?  ???

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Re: first attempt at building a gaming table
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2007, 03:26:05 AM »
nope, made window frames already and I will paint the windows since I haven't detailed the interior.

The doors are already in there but are still black.

Actually, I made a typical beginners fault there.
Completely forgot about buildings having windows  :-[

The newer buildings I'm currently working on all have cut out windows though. :)
I'm still learning.

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Re: first attempt at building a gaming table
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2007, 04:16:53 PM »
You may want to consider getting some clear acetate sheets from an office supply store (used for overhead transparencies) and putting them in the windows after painting them, to produce a smooth, shiny glass-like effect.

Assuming you didn't already think of that yourself, of course.

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Re: first attempt at building a gaming table
« Reply #33 on: May 1, 2007, 05:10:25 AM »
Or use the plastic from blister packs (If they still sell them)

Great work there, but I am concerned over the bases - I hope they don't warp!
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Re: first attempt at building a gaming table
« Reply #34 on: May 1, 2007, 05:29:24 AM »
ah, didn't think of that indeed.
Should give that a try with blisters, see how that works out :D

The bases are now covered in plaster and edges have a silicone cover to prevent them from chipping.
They look sturdy enough but if I find outthey're not I'll have to cut them off and replace with MDF nonetheless.

More updates coming up soon.
Did 4 further buildings amongst which a coach house and a raided and barricaded temple as well as the bridge in some previously posted illustration.
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Re: first attempt at building a gaming table
« Reply #35 on: May 1, 2007, 04:41:21 PM »
AWW! I cant wait to see the bridge, i dont know why but i just like bridges.

Anyway, cant wait to see em.

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Re: first attempt at building a gaming table
« Reply #36 on: May 1, 2007, 06:09:04 PM »
thats sooo sick! amaaazing work  ;D
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Re: first attempt at building a gaming table
« Reply #37 on: May 8, 2007, 09:30:46 AM »
AWW! I cant wait to see the bridge, i dont know why but i just like bridges.

Anyway, cant wait to see em.


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Still no private internet and the misses planned a BBQ last sunday where I would play a steamroller (and upload more pics of bridges)

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Re: first attempt at building a gaming table
« Reply #38 on: May 8, 2007, 04:09:55 PM »
Oh thats fine, no rush.

Im not going anywhere.

 


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