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Slippery Ultramarine Scout Biker




Camp Pendleton CA

It depends on where you live, I had to drive to Arizona to get mine because no stores in cali (that I could find) sell it.
   
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Happy Imperial Citizen





Very nice and easy tutorial for beginners like me I'm going to make this board for my chaos army (sons of horus!) I just bought the foam and the plywood at home depot. I bought this one:
DOW Foam
Is it the right one? It was the only one i could find.
I will begin this week to build the project.
Thanks

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Ontario, Canada

Hey there, Warrior-of-Horus.

Welcome to Dakka Dakka!

A word of friendly advice: Don't try to bring back the dead threads, it gets people annoyed.


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whooaaoo!!!! cooool!!!!

looks nice anyway relly chaos

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Trollkin Champion





Los Osos, CA

That looks like the right stuff. It should be the same color all the way through like the first few pictures here http://www.figurepainters.com/tutorials/trenches/trenches.htm
Good luck with your boards too!

And don't listen to nightwatch, IMO threads that help people out are never dead and there will always be new people looking at them and having questions which I am more than happy to answer

"You know, there's a lesson here, which is never try to make life or death decisions when you're feeling suicidal. "

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P&M Blogs and Tutorials have a lot more lee-way when it comes to thread necro-ing. I'm always happy to see quality stuff floating to the top.

Just be careful with this particular thread - it's a gateway drug into making lots and lots of additional boards! I used pretty much the same basic techniques to make this board:

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/303181.page

Only real differences are I used drywall compound instead of caulk (cheaper and imo easier to work with) and I used a fabric dye to get the mottled color. Other than that, same board, different colors, little experimenting with texture.

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I'm not like them, but I can pretend.

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This looks beyond amazing. It looks real!

Although, if you were really good, you'd make your own lava from melted rocks.


If only ZUN!bar were here... 
   
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Obergefreiter




Massachusetts

Nice tutorial, I'll have to try this out when I finish my army up.
   
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Los Osos, CA

@1up: "Just be careful with this particular thread - it's a gateway drug" I got a great laugh out of that as it is totally true...

"You know, there's a lesson here, which is never try to make life or death decisions when you're feeling suicidal. "

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Raging Ravener





sweden

your boards is so bad ass!! and log you have to it makes it more fun to look at. big thx for this one

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Confident Marauder Chieftain




Fort Benning

Wow that's awesome. When I get to actually building a game board one day I think I'll follow this

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Fort Benning

double post ftw

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Hypocrisy at its finest: Calling someone a nerd when you're posting on Dakka about wargaming
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Sneaky Sniper Drone





UK

Might have to use this technique for my up-and-coming Nid army

I'll have 3 different Nid schemes I think... Who says they can't band together

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Fresno, CA

I approve of this guide, Menelker. I've never created any terrain until this board except for crooked cardboard buildings. Your guide was very helpful and I was able to come up with this:







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Looks really good Lt. Coldfire. I really like the blockier looking terrain pieces - they blend the line of natural looking and man-made, perfect for a chaos world or someplace bombed into oblivion.

I think Menelker may have the most influential tutorial on the board based on all the folks who've followed his instructions for terrain. I'm really enjoying seeing how folks have ran with this.

I'm not like them, but I can pretend.

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Los Osos, CA

That board looks great Coldfire! I see on your volcano you added more texture so you did not end up with a line around it like me where I glued the two pieces together Have a great time playing on it! Now we just need some pics with it with some minis on it

@1up: That for the props. I guess I need to put together some more tutorials of the stuff I have done.

"You know, there's a lesson here, which is never try to make life or death decisions when you're feeling suicidal. "

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Fresno, CA

1-UP wrote:Looks really good Lt. Coldfire. I really like the blockier looking terrain pieces - they blend the line of natural looking and man-made, perfect for a chaos world or someplace bombed into oblivion.

I think Menelker may have the most influential tutorial on the board based on all the folks who've followed his instructions for terrain. I'm really enjoying seeing how folks have ran with this.

Thanks 1-UP. I'm obviously enjoying this thread as well

Menelker wrote:That board looks great Coldfire! I see on your volcano you added more texture so you did not end up with a line around it like me where I glued the two pieces together Have a great time playing on it! Now we just need some pics with it with some minis on it

@1up: That for the props. I guess I need to put together some more tutorials of the stuff I have done.


Thanks. The volcano was actually an epic disaster cause I had three pieces stacked to make it and, since I all I had to work with was a hobby knife, I couldn't cut the pieces to blend into each other to save my life, so I grabbed the silicone caulking to fill in all the gaps lol--took more than half a bottle. Turned out good though. All my chaos models are unpainted and partially primed; I doubt you want to see them spread out on there.

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Fresh-Faced New User





Amazing tutorial Gonna try to make one of those sometime . Thanks a bunch! ^_^
   
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Knight Exemplar



United States







I'm pretty happy with it. I'm going to make some Necron stuff to add some different color to the board.

Thanks a lot for this tutorial
   
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Los Osos, CA

WoW, very nice I like your rock bridges and groupings, they look very cool!

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Orange County, CA

Stuff like this makes me really wish I could get Pink or Blue foam, but that's California for ya.
   
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Los Osos, CA

I live in Cali too. Give this web site a look and call them and they can point you in the right direction. Either for ordering it or a local dealer. http://www.layoutvision.com/id44.html
Hope that helps!

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I'm really speechless... Incredible work!
   
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Fresno, CA

Very nice Saruus. The only problem I see is the Steelers rug. Your bridge is really badass; I might copy that sometime =P (I'm very unoriginal).

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Los Osos, CA

I would have to agree too. I really like that bridge. I might have to steal that idea too.

"You know, there's a lesson here, which is never try to make life or death decisions when you're feeling suicidal. "

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United States

Lt. Coldfire wrote:Very nice Saruus. The only problem I see is the Steelers rug. Your bridge is really badass; I might copy that sometime =P (I'm very unoriginal).

Don't worry, it's not my rug. :p

Are you guys talking about the elevated bridge? I hope it's functional, trying it out tonight for the first time.
   
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Los Osos, CA

I think we are both talking about the elevated bridge. Let us know how it works out for you.

"You know, there's a lesson here, which is never try to make life or death decisions when you're feeling suicidal. "

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Fresno, CA

Saruus wrote:
Are you guys talking about the elevated bridge? I hope it's functional, trying it out tonight for the first time.


Yeah, that's the one. Take some pictures of your battle tonight!

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United States

The pictures i took weren't in focus very well, I didn't notice until after the battle. It was Necrons vs. Tau and my Necrons couldn't get across the lava fast enough, I'm going to make a few more bridges to help balance things out.
   
 
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