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PostSubject: The first step   Mon 22 Nov 2010 - 14:04

hello all. new poster.

as I said in my intro I have never made terrain before (only made models), but its because of this site and you guys I am diving head first into this.

my third week in and everything is a learning experience (even trying to use my camera lol)

my group and I have all agreed not to start a game until we have a min of 20 buildings (with extras, carts wells ect)

I am aiming for one building a week myself give or take and have started helping the other guys with modeling stuff.

so here is my converted dj room/workspace and pics of my first building and work in progress.


ALL IDEAS/ADVICE ARE WELCOME, we are all new to this in my group and have no problems with learning before we make a mistake


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pink walls I know.


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I regret using the balsa for shingles but it did make me go out and find wood under .5mm thick for my next roofing job (it should look way better)

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my friends first attempt at modeling ever, I think he did a great job on his crapper, sorry about the pic

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this one is tilted to the side that is caved in, still have a second floor and attic to ad.
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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Mon 22 Nov 2010 - 14:24

Seems to me that you successfully compensate that lack of experience with lots of talent and an astute eye for detail!
Those "first steps" look very promising indeed. thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Mon 22 Nov 2010 - 15:00

It looks like you are off to a good start.

The wood shingles look pretty good, I have actually been considering using wood instead of card as I really like the look a ton better.

Looking forward to your next update.
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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Mon 22 Nov 2010 - 16:07

VERY NICE START! The buildings look TERRIFIC...LOVE the Throne Room. This has a lot of potential...something REALLY interesting to watch develop. thumbsup
I'm a wood shingle Guy also. It makes life easier if you paint the strips prior to cutting them up & touch up the edges as you glue down each row. It saves you having spots that you can't get to later on. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Mon 22 Nov 2010 - 23:04

Very nice. I love the curvy wood parts in the fram of the first building. I love the outhouse. I want to make one. As for shingles, I usally use ceral boxes. But the wooden shingles are cool.
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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Tue 23 Nov 2010 - 11:37

found a wack of shingles for making doll houses. they are perfect and cheep too. the store I found has a old room in the back with a lot of doll house crap all on sale. 5 bucks for a bag that will cover a min of 4 mordheim buildings.


also what should I use to plaster my walls?
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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Tue 23 Nov 2010 - 12:46

Woodland Scenics Foam Putty works nicely. White or tacky glue with sand give a decent effect. I use regular "pink" foam for my buildings; SO, I can get a nice texture by sanding with a coarse grit sand paper. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Tue 23 Nov 2010 - 12:57

I use cardboard and/or fomecard for my walls of buildings. For texture, you can always mix some sand with black paint and paint it on during the undercoating. If you usally have a white undercoat, try mixing the sand with white paint. If you got the extra money, you can buy a "Roughcoat" spray from GW. It's a texture paint spray on. Works good for undercoats.

Personally, I don't add much texture for my buildings. Adding the wooden frames on the sides of the walls, usally gives me all the texture I need. Sometimes I'll use a knife and make some scratches and cuts to the walls to add a battle torn feel to it. That also adds some texture to the walls.

And to fill in holes or gaps in the buildings or the edges of cardboard, I use wall filler. The stuff you use to fill in holes in reall walls. It's cheap and works great.


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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Tue 23 Nov 2010 - 14:56

Really cool stuff! Very impressed. cheers

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also what should I use to plaster my walls?


I wouldn't bother putting actual plaster on - just stipple-paint them and they will look textured!
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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Wed 24 Nov 2010 - 6:25

You have to be subtle with Texture. If you aren't it can make it look slightly off.
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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Wed 24 Nov 2010 - 11:41

Baron Samedi wrote:

also what should I use to plaster my walls?

I presonally use pre-mixed concrete patch. I love the stuff, it can be thinned with water, and dries rock hard never had a chip yet.
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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Wed 24 Nov 2010 - 13:52

Baron Samedi wrote:
found a wack of shingles for making doll houses. they are perfect and cheep too. the store I found has a old room in the back with a lot of doll house crap all on sale. 5 bucks for a bag that will cover a min of 4 mordheim buildings.


also what should I use to plaster my walls?

Thinned-down white glue and toilet paper (just single ply). Seriously, it's the best for cheap texture.
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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Thu 25 Nov 2010 - 9:41

Thanks for the ideas, think I will texture the walls of a few buildings all at once to save time.
The second house should be done by this weekend ( I will post pics )

what should I try next ( I want to try something bigger ) my options are

guard tower/ barracks
arena
large manor house

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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Thu 25 Nov 2010 - 18:28

Build some stuff for in between the buildings like piles of rubble and makeshift barradges. Maybe some street posts..
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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Sat 27 Nov 2010 - 0:43

Very cool start! Can't wait to see the finished versions. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Thu 2 Dec 2010 - 15:36

sorry about the wait and pics, crazy week.

so I am going to take a break from this building and I'll finish the front stairs later (have a neat idea when I find the right parts)

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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Thu 2 Dec 2010 - 15:46

That's an EXCELLENT size building...VERY NICELY DONE! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Sat 11 Dec 2010 - 12:04

here is the start of the watchtower/guard house.


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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Sun 12 Dec 2010 - 7:53

terrific job !
your cutting on the pink foam wall looks very realistic
can't wait to see what it looks like painted
keep up the good work
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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Sun 12 Dec 2010 - 10:00

LOOKIN' GOOD! The inclusion of the Buttresses is a nice touch...one I invariably forget. This will be YET ANOTHER FINE ADDITION to the Beasty! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Sun 12 Dec 2010 - 11:11

thanks for the kind words.

going to need a good "dripping rust" painting lesson for when I paint this one up, adding spikes all alone the watchtower for gnarly effect.

made the buttress to put a few cannons on the wall for looks.
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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Wed 23 Feb 2011 - 11:42

long time no post. new job less time.

here are some more pics of the tower (going is slow out of foam I need for now)







here is a temple of morr I just started ( got a LOTR box set for 6 bucks at the good will, cut up the statue from it)





and one building I have finished, a small house (needs a little detail still)









did real good around xmas with buying old bits boxes from the bargin finder, still on the hunt.


things are busy for me so I will not say when I will post again because it never seems to work out for me.



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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Wed 23 Feb 2011 - 12:36

Despite a lack of time you're making EXCELLENT PROGRESS! The Temple of Morr & the Tower look exceptionally nice...I like he chimney on the little building. As time permits, keep up the FINE WORK! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: The first step   Thu 24 Feb 2011 - 12:42

Holy Smoke !
Wonderful stuff !
Can you make me a temple as well ?

1 remark only ; I'd cut off the rounded edges of the wooden planks ; they may remind people of popsicles
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keep up the good work !
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