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PostSubject: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Mon 7 Feb 2011 - 13:20

This is Marienburg!...



Hi folks.

Been dying to reveal something to illustrate my latest greatest gaming table masterplan. The table I conjured up for Cianty's campaign was reasonably ambitious, I spent many evenings down at my local Games Workshop store building the Mountains of Mourn territorial game-board. This time around I have been working from home. After evicting my flatmate I had space to get this thing started.

I fear that I've bitten off more than I can chew with my design concept! confused

My modelling activity has been fraught with set-backs which meant I was unwilling to start a WiP thread from the get go. Nevertheless, with advice and encouragement from my friends & co-conspirators plus some invaluable hands-on aid from the able-bodied Chris 'Frogprince' Kneller things have finally started to come to fruition.

*Edit*Originally this post was not for the big reveal. More was to come (and still is!) for I was still working on the table! There is a lot left to do; Bridges, sewer entrances, and more island foundations (wharves) have since been built.



Any buildings you see have been custom-made for my table by Carl 'Scenery Bloke' Merrell. Firstly, here is a snap-shot which gives a sneak-peek look at what I've been working towards, allowing a basic illustration of what a small zone will look like once the project is finished.

I've taken a few more shots of the above scene at different angles if anyone wants to see 'em?

Hoping to trace my steps for you in a report which should illustrate the bigger picture. I should also mention that I've been inspired to tackle this mad s**t by various members from the forum.

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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Mon 7 Feb 2011 - 15:36

VERY NICE! It's an attractive little piece made even more so by the mystery factor...haven't a clue where you're going with this sucker Shocked . PLEASE DO post some more photos of the Beasty & that Fellow out for a swim...a few different angles would enhance the experience. WELL DONE! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Mon 7 Feb 2011 - 17:01

Thanks for chiming in DN. My handheld device zoomed in for a closer inspection of that poor floating sucker. I hope his cold bearded corpse doesn't look too familiar. Wink



Slightly different tilt to the original pic. Couldn't tell which view was clearest.



*Edit* This was the original picture I took of the table on my phone camera after it was constructed.



I shall shortly begin uploading the backstory serving as a walk through and what not-to-do in hobby craft!

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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Mon 7 Feb 2011 - 17:49

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I hope his cold bearded corpse doesn't look too familiar. Wink

lol! ...I LOVE it! Actually he looks a bit too healthy to be moi. Deaf Nala Smiley

Thanks for the additional photos...more of the oh-so-cool details are now displayed to better advantage. The water effect looks TERRIFIC from above & grass clumps add a nice gone-to-seed feel. GREAT STUFF! thumbsup

I look forward to the background fluff. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Mon 7 Feb 2011 - 20:10

Cool start Werekin. Is that textured plasticard? Nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Tue 8 Feb 2011 - 0:45

Looks cool Smile Looking forward to a group picture

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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Tue 8 Feb 2011 - 2:54

Awesome looking start!

I shall be following this thread with interest!
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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Tue 8 Feb 2011 - 13:17

In the beginning we built a frame...



Added some extra supports...



And nailed a playing surface into position...



This was done twice...



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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Tue 8 Feb 2011 - 13:42

Really interesting! I'm curious about your project...will it be a sort of Mordheimy Venice? Wink
If you'll need some pics of Venice i could take them for you when i'll visit my girlfriend next weekend...
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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Wed 9 Feb 2011 - 7:49

as a fellow conspirator in this project, i have to say your in for a treat! once we have ironed out the technical difficulties this project is going to look awesome!

as a side note, i have been working on an addition to this mighty project which i hope will also be similarly impressive. more details to come as progress has been slow and i am loathed to reveal too much before it is ready, however, once it is in a state to reveal a retroactive WIP thread will be posted!

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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Wed 9 Feb 2011 - 8:51

WELCOME Aboard, frogprince! I hope your stay is a LONG & MERRY one.
The gaming table looks to be a fine, sturdy piece of work...NICELY DONE! thumbsup
I had done an island board a few years ago to represent The Isles of The Sirens just South of Tobaro. It really was an enjoyable build, & somewhat easier to do than a traditional Mordheim setting. HAVE FUN WITH THE BEASTY! What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Wed 9 Feb 2011 - 12:27

Shalllya's teats! Don't listen to him, he plays Skaven for crying out loud!! Wink

This undertaking has been masterminded from the canal bed up and while it can't claim to be a Wolfgang it will be a dirty pretty thing if we can pull it off.

Here are some more WiP shots of generating the 6'x2' sections.



'Inky Pool' was applied as a base colour. Without custom mixing, this was the darkest hue of blue-green in the Dulux paint range. People paint the walls of their hide-out with this s**t!? Prior to this stage I took the liberty of taping off the frame and painting in a clean black line to border the depth I decided to work to, being 6mm.

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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Sat 12 Feb 2011 - 9:14

At this stage I had some tidy looking sea green boards and nothing had gone wrong.



I started picking out a small selection of flotsam from the random items in mine & Frogprince's bitz boxes. A guy called Fishfingers who played in my last campaign had cast a bunch of chests & crates in plaster for me so I figured these would be ideal for sparse decoration.

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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Sat 12 Feb 2011 - 10:30

Looking good so far!
I'm really excited by this project - I'm glad you started with the water board.


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and nothing had gone wrong.
Uh oh! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Sat 12 Feb 2011 - 21:21

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At this stage I had some tidy looking sea green boards and nothing had gone wrong.
Sound ominous.
I get it now. The 2x6 boards are all water and the risers become the City of Islands! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Sun 13 Feb 2011 - 8:42

Von Kurst you're on the right track sir!

I then slapped two coats of oak effect varnish on the frame. Another tip I picked up was drilling into the frame, to implement a couple of clasps which pull the two sections together. This was a recommended step for this kind of build otherwise they can slip about during battles! I managed to execute the measuring just right because the catches locked perfectly dragging the two boards together. While they didn't sit exactly flush it was a good result.





Here's a picture of the completed flotsam; body parts, perishable goods, a bloodbowl ball, a gribblie tentacle etc. The jetsam was varnished at the same time as the first of my human Priests! Here is a sneaky peek at my unbased Priest of Morr... He'll be making an appearance on another thread pretty soon as full Priests rules have now been drafted.



I add the jettisoned cargo and corpse parts to decorate the boards before the Frogprince & I began the risky business that was the next intended phase.



For the process which follows we'll be inviting you to watch some very silly video clips. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Sun 13 Feb 2011 - 14:09

Good to see you got the biscuits in the picture.. they were a very important part of this operation! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Sun 13 Feb 2011 - 15:41

glove fail FTW!

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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Tue 22 Feb 2011 - 12:06

Video links for WiP are now up guys!

Feel free to have a laugh at my expense and at the Frogprince with his epic-glove-fail. Wink

If you want to cut straight to the action then hit 'Making of a Mutiny - part 3' which is the main feature. Thanks to geekgirl for her steady camera-woman's hand.

Enjoy!

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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Wed 23 Feb 2011 - 2:03

Great video! We need more hobby videos; they are great.

I have wanted to make a "city of islands" style board like this for a couple of years now, but cannot at the moment due to space constraints. This vid will make a great reference if I ever get around to it! Bookmarked. Good luck with the project, guys - it looks amazing so far. Please do keep posting videos and pics as you progress.
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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Wed 23 Feb 2011 - 2:40

cheers Great stuff!

You guys are sneaky! I thought the "sneak peak" was just of the building - I hadn't realised before but looking at the first photo now I can see that the board was done a while ago and you are saving the "big reveal" for later!
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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Wed 23 Feb 2011 - 3:28

is my voice really that annoying in real life?

having seen that i don't think i want to speak again...........
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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Wed 23 Feb 2011 - 11:30

Dwarfs whistle while they work! No use crying about it now Vermin Lord. Wink

Hi-ho! Next time we'll try recording a sing-a-long blog... That would be a shocker!
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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Wed 23 Feb 2011 - 13:06

why is it that the first thing i thought of was 'i fought the law'?
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PostSubject: Re: Marienburg - City of Islands, Bridges & Secret Deals   Wed 23 Feb 2011 - 13:20

frogprince wrote:
is my voice really that annoying in real life?

having seen that i don't think i want to speak again...........

I hate my voice in vids too... hence why I didnt try to say too much while I was filming! lol...
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