Well, I am inspired to make a Mordheim table. I've looked around the net, and found plenty of inspiration. I want to actually do a good job on this, and not make it look like crap. Here are two boards I really like.
So there are the two pieces I'm using for my inspiration. Ideally I'd like to make a board that is a combination of the two. I want a board that is flat, and very gaming friendly. However, I would like my buildings and features to be diverse, and modular. I think I can pull it off, as long as I can get the supplies I need. So that's why I'm asking for some advice here. This is what I'd need to know:
How easy is it to use Hirst Arts molds? The molds I am thinking of getting first are the cobblestone floor, simple blocks, wood planks, and wood roof shingles. That would help me make a basic house. I'd building the foundation up with bricks, then use foamcore for the upper parts. Use the wood planks for the floors, and for supporting planks. Then the roof would be made with the molds. For those particular pieces, do you think it would be wise to invest in more of the same molds, to speed up the process?
Also, speaking of buildings, how open do you want them to be? Although ruined buildings with stepped floors look cool, I don't want all my buildings to look like that. If you have intact buildings, should they offer a removable roof so you can put figures inside? This is more of a gaming question I guess. Do you think it adds more to the game to have pieces of scenery that are removable (like a house that you can put figures inside), or does it slow things down?
Also, what are some tips to keep things modular? First I am going to start with a 4'x4' table. I'll build 4 parts in 2'x2' sections. Should I mount them on plywood or something? Then could I use the pink or blue foam on top to build it up you think? I'm not looking to make a river yet, but maybe I'll make the terrain higher to account for it if I do one down the line.
That's all I can think of right now. I don't want to get too in over my head (although I already am). My first order of business is just to put together 4 2'x2' sections of ground. For that I'll need the molds. After that, a few houses. And after that, the details. Finally a river with resin.