|Early Citadel Fantasy Adventurers FA19 female warrior tackles|
a swarm of converted Citadel FF Red Orcs.
This morning I finished flocking and filling the first peice of my modular game board and had a bit of a game on it at lunch time. I have never had a proper board before, and though I suspected it would make a huge difference having some top notch scenery to the verisimilitude (yeah I had to look it up) of the game, I am having trouble shifting the resulting grin from my chops. It makes every difference!
So my cunning plan was to make small 4 boards rigid enough to lift up and shift about. My flats small, and storage is limited, so having to pack down my game everytime I needed to eat got quite annoying. Now I can go crazy, crazy on a campaign and simply lift the peices, dice, figures and all out of the way when space is needed. The boards stack vertically, and the scenery fits into 2 storage tubs.
|Blank game board, work in progress.|
|Somewhere the teas getting cold.|
Citadel Chaos Champion. Reaper Lorna The Huntress. Twinings Irish Breakfast.
The flock and static grass is held on with watered down PVA. Once dry, I sprayed matt sealer initially from a height, so it wouldn't blow away the bits. After a minute or two I lowered down the height of the aerosol and by the third pass I could put it a few inches away. Cheap hair spray also works I am told. I will try that on the next one. Anyway, the fixative keeps all that scatter firmly in place.
I am yet to paint it properly, plus I need to put in flowers, mushrooms, animal burrows, roots and puddles yet... I want a really temperate, wet, damp environment.
Anyway, here are some shots of the game taken on my crappy iphone camera.
|Ral Partha 'Harryhausen' Cyclops, Citadel barbarian,|
Citadel Chaos Champions, Mike Broadbent Matakishi Cat (converted)
This shot shows the stone boards I created earlier in this blog... its in something like 'how to make indestructible scenery from expanded polystyrene'. The effect looks really stoney right? Thats Woodflex polyfilla stippled with sponge. Brilliant stuff- great for mud, lava, stone and rock.