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PostSubject: Mordheim Board Plans - Advice Requested   Wed 31 Oct 2018 - 16:36

Hello all,

I am planning on building a basic, themed Mordheim board. It will not use a sculpted landscape, but rather a large set of buildings and risers to break up the height and make more variety.
I am planning on filling a 4x6 foot area, so that I may host multiplayer games. The board will be 4x8, so that on the reverse side I can play Warhammer Fantasy.

I would love all input advice. Is this enough terrain?

Materials:
Cheap Acrylic Paint(question 1)
Sand
Foamcore
basing board? (Question 2)
Insulation board - not sure what its called, but i will make hills/graveyard
cork board
card
Lots of Glue
Balsa strips
cheap thin paper towels
28mm framed doors and windows (question 3)


Build List

1x Ruined Church
1x Ruined warehouse
6x generic ruined buildings
2x complete buildings
3 12"x12" "Risers" - Boards that look like brick, to raise buildings up
2x 12"x8x8 Triangular risers
Graveyard
Fountain
A theater if I'm feeling ambitious
Lots of road blocks
trees
statues (question 4)
4 x cardboard round towers
4x Curtain/castle walls - to be used in wfb as well (QUESTION 5)
1x Gatehouse
4x ladders
4x walkways


Questions

1. What paint do those in the US use for Terrain? And how can I make a Cheap "Ink/Toner" so that I can shade these buildings?

2. What do you use to base buildings?

3. Who would you recommend for 28mm Doors and windows?

4. I was planning on using old WFB miniatures, but what do you recommend for statues?

5. I am planning on buildings castle walls and towers in the same dimensions as the old WFB fortress. Does anyone know the size of them? Or recommend dimensions?


All help appreciated

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PostSubject: Re: Mordheim Board Plans - Advice Requested   Wed 31 Oct 2018 - 18:45

I've been pouring through the boards for answers to my questions...

First off, I will have to raise the number of buildings built, and the number of risers as well.

1. I believe taking black acrylic paint and watering it down may be my best bet for making cheap "ink/Shade"
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PostSubject: Re: Mordheim Board Plans - Advice Requested   Sun 4 Nov 2018 - 4:17

Just some thoughts...

Firstly, how are you planning to arrange the boards themselves? One 4'x8' board seems impracticably massive, especially since a lot of games only need 4'x4'. Four 2'x4' boards might be the best way to go. & personally, I wouldn't texture the boards themselves. I find it gets quite messy & easily damaged for a surface which will mostly have terrain over it, especially if you plan on using both sides of the board.

I also heard a really good tip a while ago -- use house-paint for large areas of scenery. It's cheap and hard-wearing, & you don't need the detail of finer paints on terrain. As I recall, what they'd done was base-coated in house-paint, picked out a few bricks in a different colour to give a sense of texture, then washed the model with diluted paint. That's in this video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebQU7GipJcA

Foamcore/Builder's Foam is also good for terrain, hills or rough walls particularly, but I think you need a special cutter to get proper use out of it (a heated wire thing, looks like something from Aliens).

I'd look at MDF terrain for some buildings & risers. I think trying to build all of it from scratch will drive you mad. But hey, maybe you have patience that I don't.

Good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: Mordheim Board Plans - Advice Requested   Tue 13 Nov 2018 - 16:11

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1. What paint do those in the US use for Terrain? And how can I make a Cheap "Ink/Toner" so that I can shade these buildings?

Paint--I use whatever is cheap at Hobby Lobby or Micheals's--Apple Barrel?  Or the sample pots you can get at Lowes.  

Shade--Water down black or dark brown acrylic paint. Green is nice too.


2. What do you use to base buildings?
1/8 inch plastic sheet, 1/8 inch masonite or hardboard, 1/8 inch MDF


4. I was planning on using old WFB miniatures, but what do you recommend for statues?

Christmas village statues, angels, old plastic toy knights, junk you find at a dollar store or garage sale.  Anything but a classic mini.

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