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PostSubject: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Wed 11 Nov 2015 - 4:17

Hello everyone!

I wanna show you here what I am actually working on.
It's my first house I made out of hardfoam (Styrodur) and my first try with removable floors.

The single parts of the chimney and the stairs will be glued to the respective floors after the painting.
Next I will paint the inner of the attic and attach the roof afterwards.

Comments, suggestions and questions are welcome!!
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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Wed 11 Nov 2015 - 6:28

very sharp! I like the carving and woodwork, very clean. I'd love to see this painted up.
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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Wed 11 Nov 2015 - 7:11

Thank you very much! I'm very pleased to hear that from you! I'm also very excited to see, how it looks painted... ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Wed 11 Nov 2015 - 9:33

Love the removable levels; that'll make gameplay a LOT easier
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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Wed 11 Nov 2015 - 9:55

Thank you!!
The houses I built until now, were all just "half houses" or had big holes in, so a big hand could move the miniatures inside. Wink With the removable floors I thought I could finally build houses that look more like complete houses.
On saturday next week my two friends and I play again and I think I will use this house on our playfield though it is not finished just to see if it works in the way I was thinking of... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Wed 11 Nov 2015 - 10:21

That's a terrific house with all the ornaments, the chimney and such. Maybe I'll try my hand on Styrodur. How much does it cost at a regular german Baumarkt? Can this be painted with an airbrush or does it have to be done by hand?
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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Wed 11 Nov 2015 - 10:41

Thank you, Grimscull!!
All the Styrodur I have, I got from a friend and my father-in-law. So I have no idea, what it costs. In an other forum I read that the Styrodur from  sansys.de should be good.
I will paint my house by hand. A few barrels I made out of that Styrodur could be painted without problems.


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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Wed 11 Nov 2015 - 12:08

I like the house!
But I think the timber and the stones can be more structure. In different stones 1 or 2 corners press deeper. Then the wall is not straight. With a real stone (rough, broken surface) or aluminum foil/staniol-paper (ball) press/ roles on the surface of the styrodur for more structure.
It looks good. And is easier to paint.

@ Grimscull
Styrodur you can buy in every "Baumarkt". From approx 3€/ plate (2cm). To ca 13€/ 10cm.
I believe that building materials trade is cheaper.
Questions on residues on construction sites or companies. There is often a gift.
Airbrush is no problem.

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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Wed 11 Nov 2015 - 12:44

Thank you too, IngoisT!!
And thank you for your suggestions.
With the real timber I really was too lazy to cut some structure in it. Wink
But in the stones I tried to change the surface. You maybe cannot see it really good in my pictures, but in the stones I cut off some corners, impressed some single stones and the idea with the aluminium ball I already used! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Wed 11 Nov 2015 - 13:30

That is a GEM...BEAUTIFULLY & IMAGINATIVELY DONE!   thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Wed 11 Nov 2015 - 13:40

Thanks Dragonhunter and IngoisT™ for your answers!
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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Wed 11 Nov 2015 - 13:42

Thank you very much for the compliment, DeafNala!! :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Wed 11 Nov 2015 - 16:39

top job, i myself love to work with styrodur, all hail BASF!Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Wed 11 Nov 2015 - 21:48

Thanks!!

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all hail BASF!Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Thu 12 Nov 2015 - 20:08

I love the way the house is designed and the way it is built. I am not a big fan of carving the beams into the foam, but it is very well done otherwise.
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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Thu 12 Nov 2015 - 22:36

Thank you!!
I am curious how it all will look painted, since the beams out of balsa look different to the carved ones (just like IngoisT said).

But since this is my first house out of Styrodur, I see it a little bit as a test-piece, too. So I can find out, what I can do better with the next one. But still there will be surely both types of beams. ;-) But hopefully they will look more similar that time! :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Mon 16 Nov 2015 - 8:11

Really nice piece of terrain. Excellent start!
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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Mon 16 Nov 2015 - 12:00

Thank you, Vagabond!!
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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Thu 26 Nov 2015 - 5:11

Hi.
Here's what I have done for the last days on my house.
However, I started with the ground floor, because I wanted to glue the stairs and the chimney to the walls for the battle we had last saturday.
Until now there is not much dirt on the walls and the house has no base.
I want this to be the first house for the game board I have planned.
Though I don't know, whether I will ever build it, I will leave this things away for now, so I can add them appropriate later on.
Upon the planks on the roof, I will add shingles, when I have them all glued on.

One thing I will change on my next house is, that I have to find a way to make the real beams look more like those I carved in the Styrodur.
Since I have no wire brush, I will find out, what I can do with my Dremel and an attachment.

So, enjoy the pictures and I hope you like it.














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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Thu 26 Nov 2015 - 5:49

It looks TERRIFIC. The support beams for the floors are something that is rarely seen in gaming buildings; VERY NICE touch. AND the brushwork & color choices are OUTSTANDING. GREAT WORK!   thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Thu 26 Nov 2015 - 6:53

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One thing I will change on my next house is, that I have to find a way to make the real beams look more like those I carved in the Styrodur

Use more real beams!

I don't know how things are in your part of the world, but wire brushes are common here and cheap compared to a dremel (which would be more of a rare item). I'd get a wire brush.

The house looks great (though it needs more dirt). I really like the painting, especially around the damaged areas.

Using the house in games will tell you a lot of things about your next house. Few plans survive a battle or two.
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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Thu 26 Nov 2015 - 7:16

Thank you, to both of you!!

DeafNala :
My older houses were completely made out of corrugated cardboard with continuous floors out of it and just some planks out of paperboard on them. That always looked too "concreted" to me.
So this time, I wanted to make some more realistic floors even though it would be more complex.

Von Kurst :
I already have a Dremel. That's why I mentioned it. But you are right... I should buy a wire brush!! Especially to disturb my wife a little less... ;-)
What I can tell from the games last saturday :
The removable floors are a good idea, but not, if you have three or more Skaven stand in the attic and you always have to remove them, to get to your Orks in the middle or ground section... ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Thu 26 Nov 2015 - 7:35

Yeah, we have the same issue. We tend to stack the upper floors to the side to ease the removing each floor issue. It doesn't look as good in photos, but it speeds things up. Setting the game in Araby or the Karribean means that most roofs are flat, which makes setting an upper story aside easier.

I have some houses with removable floors only (the walls are still attached, you reach in and take out floors while trying not to knock over or move models on the floor being removed), those are a real pain. Actually I think I only have one of those left and no one ever goes to that interior room anymore...
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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Thu 26 Nov 2015 - 11:10

This looks good!
I have for 2 small wire brushes (steel & Copper) 1 euro. You can also use the back of the cutter the cracks.
It takes some time. But it is well worth it.

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PostSubject: Re: Dragonhunter's Terrain Pieces (WIP)   Thu 26 Nov 2015 - 12:58

I use a fairly fine toothed saw drawn diagonally with the grain of the wood...drawing parallel make for too regular a grain.   What a Face
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