Monday, November 28, 2011

Troll bloods






New army i've been working on.. Trollbloods!

Thanksgiving weekend work progress.

I had 4 days off so I got a lot done on the board.  I finished the wood work, added sand texture between the stones.   I also did the rough painting, and brought it into the house where I will do the detail painting.













Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Epic Terrain Board update

Finished working the casting all around the interior walls of the board and the drain ends.


Now just need to finish the wood work and a few more detail pieces then I'm ready to start painting!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Zuzzy mat

For those times when I don't want to lug around a huge board for away games, I bought a zuzzy mat.  It's a product from Zuzzy.com .  It is a latex mat that rolls up.  It comes unpainted. Here's how I got it all finished.

 Paint very lightly with a stippling method.  You can't paint too thickly on the mat or the paint will crack when you roll it up.  This mat is called Sulfur Fields.

 Painting the shale a light grey and the stones a flat black.  The stippling method really gives you fuzzy edges so all areas blend together.
 I applied a black wash to the grey and black areas.  It took really well, and brought out a decent amount of detail.
here is the wash on the brown as well.
 back to my original shade of grey for drybrushing on the grey and black.. then added a bit of white to step it up a bit.  brown then a lighter brown on the sulfur areas with a touch of yellow.

The finished mat has a high amount of detail.  I was very pleased with the product and will buying more in the future.  The only downside is that it is a one man company and operation.  It takes 2-5 weeks to get a mat once you order it.  This is not stated until after you make payment.  If you are in a hurry to get your mat plan for the delay.  Also,  I sent several emails to the company and was many weeks before receiving a reply.

Rating:
Customer service: D+
Product: A

Detail Piece

here's a sneak peek at some of the detail pieces that I will put on the board.. It's movable and can be positioned by the players as they wish.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

fountains and bases for houses

Actually managed to get some work done last night.  Added 2 fountains and bases for the Ruined houses in the middle of the board.



Monday, November 14, 2011

video fly by

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More pics of the work in progress.



Epic Terrain Board

Here's the big project I've been working on for the past 3 months.  A ruined city board for conventions and a stand alone tourney.  I have used over 70lbs of dental plaster working on this piece so far.
  I will cover this in many posts, but here is where I am at with it right now...