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    Default Modular hexboard harbor and houses(WIP)

    Hi!

    I finaly decided to start playing warmachine/hordes because of the fantastic miniatures. I have been playing other games for quit some time and i tought that i would show you my latest project wich should fit in to the warmachine/hordes theme.

    Its going to be winterboard with open water, the harbor itself and some cityhouses. Im trying to have alot of variation to the board, thats the reason why i use hexes. Here are few pics:

    Hexes. The board will include 21 hexes when its finished:


    At the moment i have three houses. A bar, merchants house and a smith:


    Now im finishing the details of the houses:




    As you can see, i have still loads of work to do and it will take some time. I will post pics here when i make some progress. Criticism and suggestions are always welcome!!

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    Here´s more pics because you can only but 4 pics in one message:








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    Those look amazing!

    If only you lived in Australia, I would have much comission work for you.

    Seriously though, well done.

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    Yep these look like they are going to be awesome!

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    Those houses are fantastic!

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    Awesome work!

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    That is flipping fantastic! I can't wait to see this all done with some minis on it!

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    Oh my <deity>! This is absolutely stunning work you have here. The handcrafted intricacy is wonderful... I really can't wait to see more! What are the measurements you are using for the hexes?

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    Nice work! Did you scratch build the door hinges? Either way, do you care to provide the info on either their source or their construction?

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    Awesome work on the buildings so far!!

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    Needless to say, these are outstanding, the tile-work especially. Could you do some closeups of the roofs? I can't quite make them out.

    The best I can do for advice or criticism is I can't tell why there are gated archways are under stairs. Will there be water effects under them? They don't quite make sense as a storage area/larder either. They look way cool, but they would be better with something to give them purpose.

    I really reaching here to give you some criticism --especially as they're only WiP.
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    That's amazing!

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    These are beautiful.

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    Thank you for your comments!!

    The diameter of a hex is 26cm.

    The hinges are quite easy to make. First get some plastic tube and plastic rod. Cut two pieces of both, rod should be twice as long as the tubing. Glue the rod inside of the tube and then to the side of the door:


    Then glue two plastic tubes to the door, which are as long as the previous ones.


    Then just but the door on the hinges!!!


    And here is a close up of the roof:



    Oh yes, about those archways. I ended up with arches because this will be a harbor and there will be arches elsewhere also, so i thought that at the end the whole board would look unified.

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    PP should give you a job!

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    That's insane, in the best way possible! Great work, and thanks for all the pictures! Are your construction materials mainly foamcore and balsa wood?
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    Hate to tell you this, but I'm going to copy your work. Sorry its so awesome you kinda forced my hand.
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    I mainly use balsa, foamcore, different plastic materials and foam (i dont know the english term for the foam)...

    Im now working with the board and should be able to post some new pictures later this week. The cutting of the hexes is time consuming but accuracy is everything!!







    I also found time to make a railing to the backstairs of the bar:



    Thanks for the comments!!
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    Damn, those houses look great. I would like to play a game with such beautiful terrain. Great skills, man.

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    Small update..a railing inside the smiths house and i started working with the floor:





    And then a pic from a distance:


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    Oh god this is awesome.
    I can just imagine winterguard owning people with sprays in those houses :P

    Very well done!

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    My eyes are burning. I'm trying to do good work myself but its frakin fingerpainting compared to this...

    Great work dude....you should sell your stuff unpainted online
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    My eyes are burning. I'm trying to do good work myself but its frakin fingerpainting compared to this...

    Great work dude....you should sell your stuff unpainted online
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    Hi!

    The floor is now finished and i also made stairs to the upper level where the smith sleeps:


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    My Oath you have done a fantastic job!

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    Has anyone told you yo are crazy man?! my gods you doo good work.

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    This is quite simply the nicest wargames terrain I've ever seen.

    Simply outstanding work.
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    Very, very lovely. A few questions, if I may.

    1. How long/tedious do you find it, using a pen to carve your block patterns into your foam? Do you also use a hobby knife or hot wire cutter to add further definition?

    2. For your house's walls, do you cut from a single block? Or do you cut multiple walls? If so, what do you use to pin them (do you even pin them together or just glue them?)

    I'm a bit of a terrain maniac myself and am always intrigued when I see anothers masterful works.
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    Hi warSmith7!

    I dont think that the carving is time consuming, i found it quite easy with these houses because i didnt do much of details on the tiles itself.

    I started the project by glueing four foam blocks together:


    I drew the tilepattern with pen and then scored shallow cuts along the lines with knife. After this i used a pen again to deepen the scores:


    I didnt pin those together because i glued the walls on to the mdf and also but plastic sheets over the construct:


    It was a quick job to do the foundations of the house. If i would have decided to make those tiles mode detailed, it would have consumed much more time and different technique.

    If you have more questions just ask. Im more than happy to share my techniques because i have learned 99% of those from somebody else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojukorh View Post
    Hi warSmith7!

    If you have more questions just ask. Im more than happy to share my techniques because i have learned 99% of those from somebody else.
    Thanks for the reply Joju. Fear not, I learned the same way
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    This is fantastic work. I can only hope to be half as good someday!
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    I tought that i would share this link with you where is the technique how i normaly make stonewalls, roads etc.

    http://boringmordheimforum.forumiere...gent-s-terrain

    Its easy, it looks fantastic BUT it takes time.
    (Im not chemicalAgent, this is just the only place where the technique is so well presented)
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    Now I want to play Mordheim.

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    HOLY CRAP! now i just feel guilty about my lack of awesome terrain. New personal goal, make some cool **** like this!
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    Finished the hinges on the big doors:



    This is the situation at the moment with the bar and merchants house:



    Thanks for your comments!! I dont think that my terrain is amazing. I have just spend some extra time with details which really makes terrain stand up. And if somebody says that " i dont have that much time to make terrain like that" he/she is sooooo wrong. I spend something like an hour every second day and this is the result. Everybody can find that kind of time if really wants to.

    So roll up your sleeves and start making some terrain because i want to stare something else than my own terrain all the time =)

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    Really amazing work! At first I thought your buildings' foundations were Hirst Arts bricks/kits, but the foam blocks look really amazing! I'm really impressed with the detail that you've done inside each house, no fighting only outside buildings on your terrain boards~! Which LGS do you play at so that I can come over!
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    That's looking pretty awesome there dude. Can't wait to see it painted up.
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    Nothing less than a work of art !

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    This is wonderful stuff. I really like the woodsy feel of it.

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    Are you using this for something other than Warmachine? I'm just curious because of the detail you're adding to the inside of the houses.

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