- oldschoolgameroo wrote:
First I all these are make of cardboard correct? Have you considered using plasticaard for at least your internal spines. Might make things more durable. and might help agains't the warping you had been expieriancing (spelling )
Next, how do you get so detailed with your wood with cardboard. I imagine you are scoring it to make the 'wood grain', but each plank seems to be a bit swollen at the edges and corners like wood might do. Are you pasting the planks seperately on another sheet of cardboard then cutting the shape?
Believe me, these are really sturdy, due to being made with high density cardboard. And I just use two different tools: one for the wood grain, and one for the lines among the planks.
I finally finished the buildings I had been working on. I love boats, but you also need some land to conquer, don't you?
I know this is not scenery of an amazing quality. It's rather simple and not really well finished. But people (and ork players) say quantity has a quality of its own, so I thought I would post it here anyways.
I always aim for functional, terrain, trying to avoid rules discussions, in a cartoony-style, with well defined lines and clean surfaces.
We are playing with miniatures after all, it's not a huge realistic diorama, but a modular playing field where giant bipedal rats cut pirates to shreds for us to have fun stories to tell. Therefore, I tend to avoid aplying weathering to my armies, while using edge highlighting in my models to reinforce that "not-so-serious" cartoony look, and my terrain is just a simplification of what real buildings would be like, not aiming for total fidelity (Except for my resin warhammer 40k terrain not shown here, as resin allows me for much more detail and complexity, while keeping the building user-friendly with elements that can be dissasembled during play to access lower floors).
Everything is built from cardboard and polistyrene. There is no wood or plastic on any of these terrain items.
That means I already have everything I need to play the one campaign I designed. I was not going to get any pictures of the scenery until I managed to get the battle reports from the campaign playthrough... but some of my friends visited me and convinced me to put all my mordheim-specific scenery together and take some pictures. That short narrative campaign was written in spanish, that's the only reason I'm not sharing it with you xD
The board in general:
A pirate looks at the city from an isolated guard post:
Then, his band of sailors get off their galleon:
Crossing some small bridges, they seem ready to claim that portion of the city as their own:
The band divides to cover more ground:
But they don't notice they are being watched!
As the first mate finds a book laying on the ground, some skaven stalk him on the background:
But he is not the only one who is in trouble, since the cannonner of the ship is outnumbered...
Soon, most sailors are in real trouble, cornered against the rubble, trying to defend themselves with whatever they can use as a weapon...
Some pirates try to retaliate, taking some skavens by surprise:
Soon, a full battle begins!
I am glad I finally have enough mordheim terrain to not to need any more for some time. Now, I can devote myself to other projects, such as finishing my Space Marine army... even if I'd really like to have a second warband to face my skavens... getting cheap miniatures is the problem, though.