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Made in ca
Eternally-Stimulated Slaanesh Dreadnought





Hamilton, ON

At some point, doesn't the size of the board start being a problem for actually playing on it?

A 19' board is just Earthshakers firing at each other for six turns, surely?

The Fall of Kronstaat IV
Война Народная | Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War - 2,898pts* painted (updated 11/01/20)
Волшебная Сказка | Volshebnaya Skazka | A Fairy Tale (updated 29/12/19, ep10 - And All That Could Have Been)
Kabal of The Violet Heart (updated 02/02/2020)
* as of Chapter Approved: 2018. Not a typo.

All 'crimes' should be treasured if they bring you pleasure somehow. 
   
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Dakka Veteran





Columbus, OH

 Excommunicatus wrote:
At some point, doesn't the size of the board start being a problem for actually playing on it?

A 19' board is just Earthshakers firing at each other for six turns, surely?


Nah, that's what droppods and teleporters are for!

btoliver311: Great job on the board so far, it's looking amazing and I can't wait to see it finished!

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Thanks,

MegaDave  
   
Made in gb
Ancient Ultramarine Venerable Dreadnought




Nottingham

 Excommunicatus wrote:
At some point, doesn't the size of the board start being a problem for actually playing on it?

A 19' board is just Earthshakers firing at each other for six turns, surely?
Can't speak for the creators, but if I was making a board like this, I'd use it far more for either multiple games going on (ie, a battle inside the walls against enemy elite infiltrators, and a battle in the no-man's land, etc etc), or as a rolling campaign (overwhelming numbers from the besieging force, pushing the defenders into the walls over a series of games).

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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Exactly what sgt smudge said

I think/hope when we take it to the local game store they will do something like what you’re saying. Some times multiple games where they roll the 5 separate boards apart and use them separately, other times for huge games with multiple people playing, sometimes multiple kill zones, multiple necromunda games, and I hope at least for the first month some sort of campaign where you have to play multiple phases of the siege.

But if that fails we do have earthshakers


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Here’s some WIP pics of the dry river/creek

First we glued down one flat layer of styrofoam

Then drew out the design

Then took pieces of approximately 1.5’ x 1.5’ glued hem together

Then kirque cut the banks with a hot knife. Trying to get a good mix of slopes for easy crossing and more vertical walls to glue rock faces to


Then i glued all the sections down


Then we went about Sanding the banks to make them a little more gently sloped


Then we got to the fun part which was busting out the butane torches to smooth out the slopes




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Mostly smoothed out with bridge placement

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Boosting Black Templar Biker






I think I mentioned how the tables will store but hadn’t shown pictures yet.

As you can see, each city table has racks under them to store the three folding tables that make up the areas outside the city (dried river, dead zone & tench)

We just lift off the roller risers we made from pvc, fold the tables up and slide them under









19’ table nicely tucked away



Plus a bucket of risers



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Boosting Black Templar Biker






He guys, I need some advice/direction

I would like to get a few more people checking out this blog. I feel like we lost a lot when I changed the name.

I read that to get on the homepage we have to use Dakka image hosting. But I can’t figure out how to copy images in my gallery back to the p&m forum. Can someone explain (to an idiot) how to embed Dakka gallery images?

Also, does anyone know if an old thread like ours with older images hosted outside Dakka (postimg) can still go onto the front page? I’m guessing it’s ok and it just has to do with them needing an image from their site to post and link back to?

And, if anyone knows, How do we get mods to see our thread and then post to home page? Our images aren’t that great when compared to finished model (which is what I mostly see there) but they are huge in scale I feel

Thanks in advance. If you have any advice on posting video I’d take that too

My attempt (3rd) at pasting an image out of Dakka gallery:

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Fresh-Faced New User




I don't have the answers to your questions, but I can tell you that I got here from the project logs section on the front page, so you must be doing something right!

I love the board, it looks like it'll be an absolute blast to play on.

I suggest adding some pipes coming out from under the city walls and draining into the river. Maybe even making them a potential entrance or something.
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






You’re the second person to suggest that nowhereman.

Consider it voted in! Thx for the front page update too


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Also here’s a recent quick video of the board

https://youtu.be/oweIoomUgGo


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Here are some pics or the Realm of Battle Imperial Primus Redoubt we cut in half.



It will act as a side military entrance into the city bastion. Think return of the Jedi



We will add a playable tunnel connecting the two

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Made in ca
Eternally-Stimulated Slaanesh Dreadnought





Hamilton, ON

When you click on your pic in the Gallery, there's a bunch of options on the right, either just next to or just below your pic.

Select what size you want to display from the drop-down and then Ctrl+C the url that's generated just below it.

The Fall of Kronstaat IV
Война Народная | Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War - 2,898pts* painted (updated 11/01/20)
Волшебная Сказка | Volshebnaya Skazka | A Fairy Tale (updated 29/12/19, ep10 - And All That Could Have Been)
Kabal of The Violet Heart (updated 02/02/2020)
* as of Chapter Approved: 2018. Not a typo.

All 'crimes' should be treasured if they bring you pleasure somehow. 
   
Made in gb
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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

Where did you find that tiny Knight out in the no-man's land? Oh, wait, normal Knight, huge board...

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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Ha!

I think warhound Titan would look a lot more to scale. Maybe I ask for one for my bday

How much do those go for on the secondary? Maybe if I’m really lucky I can find someone to trade for 400 pounds of terrain bits!
   
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Hey,

Does anyone know when this piece is coming out?



I think it’s pretty much a given we have to have it right?

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Courageous Questing Knight





Philadelphia

This should be in a codex/rulebook when its done

   
Made in ie
Tzeentch Veteran Marine with Psychic Potential





Kildare, Ireland

 Stevefamine wrote:
This should be in a codex/rulebook when its done


Should but won't.
Look at all the really nice oop stuff you can't buy!
You can cast duplicates to stretch your purchases!
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Worked a little on adding some more dimension to the trench board last night. Obviously this will all be topped of with our plaster/eco-insulation mix but this will help build the basic shapes and contours





Also got the bridge and some initial rock formations glued onto the dry creek board



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Freaky Flayed One






Playing on these boards is going to be one of the best experiences of every player's lives. These are gorgeous!

   
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Krazed Killa Kan





New York City

This project is incredible. Immense, never-ending, and superb.

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Terrain I'm making.
The Darion Sector War Campaign.
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UK

You people are utterly insane. This thing is on a par with that mental centerpiece at Warhammer World - certainly deserving of a White Dwarf article at least!

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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Wow. Thanks guys!

We’ll take all the positive motivation we can get.

Also, I saw the new mechanis Calvary today and I gotta say I still think mine from 5 years ago are better

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Long-Range Black Templar Land Speeder Pilot





Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

IMO the best project on this entire forum. I love drooling over your updates! Great work, please never stop.

   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Hey guys,

Do you remember the 3D printed forgeworld trench bunker?





Well kirque finished adding texture to it. This way it matches the rest of the set and is pretty darn close to the original if you ask me.









Hope to make a mold of it and even cast one or two for our table tonight. More pics of that to come
   
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OR we will spend another day just carving and Mel it omg styrofoam



Lots and lots of styrofoam



Here’s how the middle board (dead mans land) looks with the new topography and pieces added



On the far side a Aquila lander crashed into the dry creek





On this side we are adding one more hill layer where the water wheel/mill will sit



   
Made in us
Dakka Veteran





Columbus, OH

Board is coming along nicely. And that IS a lot of styrofoam!

Thanks,

MegaDave  
   
Made in gb
Boom! Leman Russ Commander





The Shire(s)

I'm intrigued by the mill. I am greatly lookng forward to seeing what kind of idea you come up with for a techno-gothic water-wheel.

The outside boards are coming along great. I really like the addiiton of tyre tracks leading to the wrecked rhino

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A drawing kirque just sent me of some concepts for the water wheel/mill

   
Made in us
Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





Houston, TX

I like the Aquila lander crash site how you added the trenches and skids where it hit the ground and came apart. Those are the nice touches you can do when you build a board with the terrain built-in like this.

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Impressive board work there btoliver311.

Sincerely,

CB


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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Ok. You all remember the forge world bunker from the trench set I had to 3D print and then texture because we couldn’t find one fore sale? We we did the mold and first cast today.

The bunker base came out great.



The roof however did not. The were a ton of air bubbles and the whole roof curved up.



We think this is because the model itself was originally 3D printed and there is actually a very thin area in between the ceiling of the bunker and the exterior that is hallow. When put into the compressor pot this force this area to expand and pop.

Basis of our theory



$20 of silicon in the garbage again but we are filling the dead space with glue and will try again soon. At least the base looks good!

WIP mill pics forth coming

   
Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Pretty sure kirque didn’t want me to post pics of his mill yet but whatever

Just know these are still very early on.

Here is the base of the mill/waterwheel. It will connect to a slightly larger hab unit



Here are the beginnings of the wheel itself


And a couple with the wheel on



   
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Dakka Veteran





Columbus, OH

Really interesting use of parts, it will be cool to see it finished

Thanks,

MegaDave  
   
 
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