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#1 grubman

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:18 AM

Here it is in all its 3” hex glory!

If you want to see more pictures, a short video, and close ups of all the terrain features, check out the thread over on Boardgame geek (it's just too hard and time consuming to post photos here): www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/619293/my-new-battlelore-3d-board-the-3rd-times-the-charm

 



#2 caradoc

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:37 AM

Magnificent.  I can say no more.

 

Cheers,

Giles.



#3 DragonWhimsy

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:03 AM

You have blown my mind. That is awesome. Congrats to you!  :)

It's very inspiring. Which is almost a bad thing. I was looking to get into a board/war game hybrid to avoid being tempted by such projects!

*cries* I'm totally envious though. Great job.


"Do you know the difference between an error and a mistake, Ensign? Anyone can make an error, but that error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it." -Grand Admiral Thrawn

 


#4 grubman

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:23 AM

DragonWhimsy said:

I was looking to get into a board/war game hybrid to avoid being tempted by such projects!

 

But...that's what makes it so much fun :)



#5 Maroszek

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:30 PM

Uh...wow.

W...o...w....

I can't even begin to imagine the work that went into this, that is beyond words.  I wish I had a tenth of the talent it takes to do that!     

 

They should hire you to do the Battlelore Collector's Edition!

 

My hat sir, is off to you.



#6 grubman

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 02:48 PM

Maroszek said:

I can't even begin to imagine the work that went into this, that is beyond words.  I wish I had a tenth of the talent it takes to do that!

Thank you.  I do, however believe everyone has the talent (or can learn the skills) to accomplish anything they desire.  I'd say that it didnt' really take that much work...but it might just seem like that to me because I'm very ...er...intense... when I work on a project.  And the "work" is really more like super-fun.



#7 Caboose

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 06:37 PM

And the castle side troops aren't going after the house?   Shame on them!! 



#8 grubman

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:44 PM

...and it's an Inn on top of it!  The sign of the green mask.



#9 grubman

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:24 AM

If you are interested, there is a step by step tutorial on how I built on of the ramparts over on the Boargame Geek thread I linked in the op.



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Posted 15 February 2011 - 09:32 AM

grubman said:

If you are interested, there is a step by step tutorial on how I built on of the ramparts over on the Boargame Geek thread I linked in the op.

Will look at it when I get a chance.   Am curious moreso with the actual map/board itself and how you did that.  Since w/o that aspect, the other stuff (barring things like your ramparts and all the other stronghold type items) seems pretty easy to replicate.



#11 Maroszek

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:41 AM

Ah yes, well, I see paintbrushes in your pictures on BGG...that would require some degree of skill+hard work.

Hard work I can do...any amount of this type of skill?  Not so much.  My ability with a brush, pencil, marker, and/or crayon is barely functional at best. 

I've tried to paint miniatures before...not pretty.  My guys end up looking like burn victim's or contestants on "Who wants to replace Ronald McDonald!".   

 

No, I will leave this type of endevor to those who can pull it off.  Besides, I'd be afraid to play with it after making it look so awesome! 



#12 grubman

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 01:02 PM

Caboose said:

Am curious moreso with the actual map/board itself and how you did that.  Since w/o that aspect, the other stuff (barring things like your ramparts and all the other stronghold type items) seems pretty easy to replicate.
Hopefully nobody wants to "replicate" but, rather, do their own thing :). But if it helps...
For this board I used 1/4 inch hardboard (although I used Styrofoam for the last two). I simply made the desired measurements, drew the lines, and used a template to do the hexes (much quicker than all the math required to measure them out). I hand painted the lines, because I think that looks better than using a ruler or marker. I then flocked each hex individually (which requires a bit of patience). I had the card/war-council holders from my first table, so I simply glued them on. The caddy is just cut dowels (wood glued down) with foam inserts.
 



#13 Madboyo

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:32 PM

Looks great. And thanks for the how to pics.



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Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:45 AM

Okay, since you mention it, might as well ask - You mention you used hardboard vs styrofoam.   Thus the pros/cons between the 2 and all, based on your experience!     Thanks.

And gather it was all one piece ?? ( Looks like 40" length wide by 24" across )

Okay, and lastly, what is flock??



#15 grubman

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:51 AM

Caboose said:

Okay, since you mention it, might as well ask - You mention you used hardboard vs styrofoam.   Thus the pros/cons between the 2 and all, based on your experience!     Thanks.

And gather it was all one piece ?? ( Looks like 40" length wide by 24" across )

Okay, and lastly, what is flock??

 

The main reason I used hardboard this time is becasue I wanted to attach the card/war coundil holder I had made to it.  Also, I had a spare peice of hardboard lying around...and not a spare piece of syyrofoam :).

 

Hardboard is more durable and you can use spray paint and sealer on it.  Styrofoam is ligher and easier to cut.  I thinkthe hardboard feels more durable and manly...but time will tell :)

 

Yep, one piece, although my first board was 3 seperate peices.  Very easy to transport, but I like the way this one looks better.

 

Flock is the fake grass stuff.  You can get it in most model train stores.  I mix my own from a couple differnt kinds and static grass I special order through a store from Germansy...but most people aren't that particular. ;)






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