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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Yeah, I’m just trying to figure out how to incorporate some of these type of trees with this dead zone look for one area but also have some other areas with some fuller. With the snow fall and far less blast craters I think the table may be more of a cross between this dead mans style and battle of the bulge.


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I guess the point was I’m trying to decide how the trees were destroyed so I can indicate that on my board. Like I was thinking the ground would need to all be scorched and black across the whole area due to fire but if it’s really from shelling I don’t have enough craters


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Old pic but the Possible tree layout




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And here’s the goals for the light snowfall

From a tutorial online. Can’t source now


And the technique product I will be using is from Luke’s Aps Witcher diorama


https://youtu.be/21ddQphUhoE

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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

I suspect your full trees are going to make the most sense in the "quietest" areas of the battlefield - ie not next to or between anything that could be bombed, shelled, shot through etc. That... doesn't leave a lot of areas .

Sheltered between buildings with limited fire arcs might work too - between your two marked Full Trees areas above - protected by the sloping river bank and bunker.

Alternatively, one or two "lucky" lone trees could pretty much go anywhere.

   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

A note, planted trees cannot be moved during gameplay. Sometimes, they really get in the way.

My thoughts would be to ensure the trees are out of the way.

--Brian


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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Not the best picture but we Made some progress today that I wanted to show

Trees glued in, mill painted, more dead/blowup trees added and some sand (which really needs to be blended in better) added.



From the other side:



The mill a little closer (still needs the water wheel, the side posts added and to get ground/plaster pushed up to it.



And per our discussion about how the trees should be dead/blasted we added a bunch more and pushed the live trees towards the creek and board sides but they aren’t showing great in the photos.



And another angle I just thought was kind of cool


   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia


   
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Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






The dead trees really add a lot to the board in terms of realism, fantastic.

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Surbiton

This is amazing! Really looking forward to seeing those trees!
   
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Regular Dakkanaut






Awesome work, looks amazing!

   
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Boosting Ultramarine Biker





Australia

Looking good! Nice to see that old Rhino on the bridge as well

 
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Sooooo this is what I got done today

One crater


And this is what kirque finished




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The mill ended up on a table split so the connection had to be cut





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Absolutely magnificent! Always a pleasure to follow your thread.

   
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United States

This board is really coming together. You guys should take the table on a world tour when it's done so we can all appreciate the workmanship and maybe play a game or two on it.
   
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Implacable Skitarii







Impressive stuff, i must have wasted at least half an hour of company time browsing this!

I love scratchbuilding myself too, and this would be what i'd do if i had plenty of space, ideally a full room just for gaming. Mancave, anyone ?

Keep at it man! Ya got yourself a new subscriber haha

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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Here are all the ground covers we have prepped to put on the table prior to a light snow cover later. Would like to get some feed back from the community for where you all think these should go?





SAND ROCK MIX:
Unfortunately all of the ready base stuff from geek gaming look super close to one another and are pretty light. Where would you put this?
- along the creek
- in front of rock croppings?
- anywhere else?

DEAD FOLIAGE:
Agian pretty light outside of the forest ground cover by geek gaming.
- was thinking just mixing again and piling around the dead trees?

GRASSES (fine yellow, burnt grass and earth blend):
-again should I just mix these or use separate?
- what areas? I’d like to avoid anywhere near the trenches or in the dead zone proper.
- maybe the big hill by the mill
- and the other two small hills?
   
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Couple Quick videos of the whole trench board

First in its current state Before we added flock, ground cover and water effects

https://youtu.be/sCLr1md32ZU

And here is thr after ground cover and some water effects

https://youtu.be/lXIcALQzZTU

Light snow and more water soon

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Boosting Ultramarine Biker





Australia

Looks great! Hopefully you'll have better luck with the water on your second pour

 
   
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Anybody on Dakka still? We are finally back it it with a new table and some 3D printers

   
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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

Good to see you are still alive and kicking.
3D printed fortress walls for the win!

   
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United States

A new table!? How big is this board going to get? lol
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Freakin big.

Here’s a view from the back.

   
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United States

Good god. I think we may really need another full video tour of this table here in the future. I wish I had the space and carpentry ability to put together a table like this.
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

There is no way Mrs. Captain Brown would let me monopolize the garage like that.


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UK

You people are insane. Good on you, long may it continue!

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Boosting Black Templar Biker






As requested, an updated video with all 6.5 tables that total 23.5’ in length!

We’ve obviously added a lot more work to our plates but I’m really liking the layout and feel more now.

https://youtu.be/8bKgWYtuha0

And here are some pictures but honestly it’s pretty hard to capture this whole thing







   
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Oslo Norway

That view from the trenchline is great, looks truly terrifying to make the assault on the giant walls.

   
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United States

This table genuinely seems worth making a trip out to you to play on whenever it's finished. lol
   
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UK

balmong7 wrote:
This table genuinely seems worth making a trip out to you to play on whenever it's finished. lol


Agreed, and I say this from across the Atlantic

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London

Wow, just awesome.

I love the statement "honestly it’s pretty hard to capture this whole thing". I imagine a Praetorian general stood on the far end stating this to his staff officers. Never mind the practicalities of getting phots that do it justice!

Thanks for sharing



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Edinburgh, UK

The scale of this is pure madness, great photos and WIPs!

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Honestly every time you post an update I get more jealous of the people who will get to play on this thing.

   
 
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