Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Lose it out here...



...And you're in a world of hurt!
Here are my old trees ripped off their CD bases and glued to some new cork tile outcrops. This allows me to position them within a hex (or forest area if not using my Kallistra system) or to place as individual terrain pieces.


I like how they look with miniatures as seen here, and will probably make some more in future, as I have plenty of aquarium plants left and cork tile is relatively inexpensive.
I'd like to make some kind of low scrub to go with these, perhaps reindeer moss is the best way to go.

The troops pictured are my remaining Khurasan Exterminators. I now have them all painted up, which took over a year - It's nice to have them completed.

Thanks for looking!

23 comments:

  1. They look very cool

    Ive plenty of both plants and cork so I may try giving it a go...once I have time!


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    1. Cheers Keith! Hope everything is going well with the Kickstarter, well done sir!

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  2. Nice work. Great idea re multiple uses of scenery. It's just what the game-doctor ordered, Jacker.

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    1. Thanks Jay!
      Most of my scenery has been pulled apart and re-assembled at this stage... I don't like things to go to waste ;)

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  3. I like the iridescent-glue ground material. It contrasts well with the plants.

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    1. Thanks Chris, I've been trying to be a little less drab of late :)

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  4. I really liked these as cd terrain. But since you are dealing with a much smaller scale than most of my games, I understand why you wantto go individual with these.

    I have a couple of tubs of individual plants/jungle stuff for my Vietnam/Samurai terrain. Looks good on table but a pain to set up a 6x8 table with individual plants.

    As usual though they look great.

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    1. Thanks LA! I'm planning to use them within a delineated area but moving them around to allow figure placement. As you say, I don't play on anything larger than a 3x4 table, so it's not a big deal having small pieces.

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  5. Those are really nice. They have a much more organic, natural look to them now. I used to base a lot of my terrain on CDs as well but visually all of the small, perfect circles of terrain ended up being very distracting.

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    1. Thanks Brian! Yes, I thought CD basing would lead to faster terrain placement and setup, but now I've flip-flopped. Sometimes I think this terrain thing is never ending!

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  6. Very nice! I'm going to need to make some like this for my prehistoric pulp project. What did you use to weight the base down under the cork? metal washers?

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    1. Thanks Ferret! I have to admit that I haven't weighted them down with anything. The cork's softness keeps them from slipping around on my sanded/flocked game surface nicely though. Each base has a small stone worked into the pumice gel to add a little weight, but I don't think they make much difference.

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  7. They look great Spacejacker. I assume you used the technique you outlined before about adding pva to the paint to make it stick to the plants? A top tip and one I have used myself- it works a treat. Take a bow.

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    1. I did, mainly because they are the same exact plants... So I didn't need to paint them. Mixing PVA into thick paint (Citadel foundation gretchin green) does work a treat though, and I'll be doing it when I make some more.
      Thanks for dropping by Gunrunner!

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  8. Very nice looking scatter terrain!

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    1. Thanks DFS, I'm quite happy with this lot myself ;)

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  9. Spacejacker, where do you get plastic hexes like the ones in the picture? And as always, your work is an inspiration.

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    1. Thank you kindly sir!

      I got them from http://kallistra.co.uk/

      I bought them un-flocked and did the texturing etc myself. I will do a post about it this week now that I have enough finished.

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  10. I really like the new picks of the Proxie stuff you are putting up. Great idea to extend the number of walls by using foam core to create a blank wall. Since most buildings dont have windows on all sides that works great. and if you build three of them, you now have four since you have an extra from each building. Still cant do the cork thing though. I'm gonna stick to card, gator board and the like. great stuff as ususal.

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  11. Really like those trees, keep meaning to do this for things like planters and weird alien jungles for sci-fi games like Infinity.

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  12. Welp, thats the final straw! I've got to have an alien jungle of my own now. Also corkboard rocks...

    Good work, very inspirational as always

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