Sunday, 12 August 2018

D&D5e: Area Terrain/Cavern tiles/Rubble piles


I made these for a specific part of my campaign in D&D, no more info than that because players maybe paying attention :-)

The whole process in outlined below, the only reason I used cork was cos I had 2 sheets a bit torn up by my cats and thought they might work. 




I just tore them into the rough shapes I wanted.




This was the start of the problem gluing them together, I don't think I will ever use cork again I hate it.








Cork minced in the blender, cleaned thoroughly I might add.


Redbush tea from bags dried out, had a nice red hue.


Plain Tea form bags and dried out. The intention was to do no painting at all.








Sprayed with PVA and all the Tea added looked just the job, but refused to set despite numerous coats so in the end I blobbed thicker PVA on and then sprayed with some spray glue I got cheap.

I have to say that normally I would have done a hardboard base and some Modelling Compound to create height modulation and added stones and rubble, really wish I had as this did my head in, no painting.

Will post a further update to let you know how unhappy/happy I am with them.
Cheers for bearing with me.



Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Kill Team Board


This is one possibility of my version of a Kill Team board, it's made from 2 parts.
The larger part is the 2ft square board I finished recently added to which is a board I sometimes use for D&D which is 2ft by 1ft.


This gives me 36" by 24" playing area which is close enough to the 22" by 30" for me :-)




Many of these small pieces of terrain I have used before for several other games but I was really trying to make loads of new pieces.



However I have tried to use terrain pieces I haven't used in a more modern setting. I can see a lot of the frostgrave archs and wall sections being used to give a bit more of a gothic theme and also perhaps some buildings I made for Mordheim a while back.



I quite like the 2 differing boards coming together, think it works OK. Actually reminds me a bit of the board you get in the Kill Team boxed set....vaguely.





One area I think could stand some development is the rubble sections, I need more of them and in differing sizes. I could also made some of the smaller containers together in groups to make setting them out and gameplay a bit easier. 




Probably the only nod to the gothic nature of Kill Team on the board are these"things", not really sure what they are. Graves? fallen arches or windows, perhaps. I know how I made them, they were the centres of doors cut from another build I did a long time ago which I could not toss in the recycling, they looked too interesting.




All the buildings are from my Necromunda collection which are appropriate enough if a littleindustrial. 





Finally I need to complete the edge of the larger board as seeing the chip board is doing my head in.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Luke's APS: How To Build A Ultimate Kill Team Table Part 5 (Water Effects & Finishin...



The final video in a smashing series by Luke, there are another 4 previous to watch :-)

Monday, 6 August 2018

D&D 5e: 2D Cottage Designs


I have included some of the notes and drawings I have made related to the initial ideas for the cottage floorplans and some of the final designs in black and white.



Some notes and even a colour test as I used crap emulsion match pots for the most part watered down to give a watercolour effect.


Drawings with rendering.



I had fun adding some interesting details.



A pre rendered shot, no hatching at all.




Some prepainted rooms, ready to be scanned and then printed and finally painted.


All the templates I used to make sure all the separate elements were same scale.





Final pieces coloured and laminated for use.


These might work for Zombicide too.