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Post by Paint it Pink » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:58 pm

Been a while since I posted here, because it has taken me quite a while to get my town terrain boards to look like I wanted them too. A steep learning curve, and even though they are not quite finished yet, the progress I've made so far is still worth showing.

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I've still got a lot more work to do on the grass areas to finish these off, and even then I will still have all the other junk to put on them, and of course finish the trees too.
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Post by AVA MANGO TWO » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:10 pm

:shock: Oooooooo very very nice looking set up Ash it looks realistic enough to me, but as you have pointed out it needs some fine detail added perhaps a couple over turned burnt out car wrecks and more building refuge and debris, maybe some street lights...
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Post by Paint it Pink » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:16 am

I've got some dump bins, and wheel-barrows would you believe, but terrain boards like these consume details like locusts consume crops (you just lose sight of it amongst everything else).
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Post by AVA MANGO TWO » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:31 am

Paint it Pink wrote:I've got some dump bins, and wheel-barrows would you believe, but terrain boards like these consume details like locusts consume crops (you just lose sight of it amongst everything else).
True and i guess they then become less robust to play on or transport if you have too.
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Post by Paint it Pink » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:49 pm

The trees are removable to protect them from damage, but I'm thinking about placement of details so that the building protect the items from damage. Here are three close-ups of the boards.

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Post by Paint it Pink » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:34 pm

Working on the "hero" trees now.

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I will paint these so that they fit in better with the rest of the work I've done. The ones in the foreground were made using Woodland Scenics tree bits and foliage, all from a kit that I bought to try them out. I think they look pretty good. The trees behind them are some Hornby scenic trees I got cheap, which I'm starting to work on this evening.

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As the man would say "trees, 'undreds of 'em,"...
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Post by AVA MANGO TWO » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:40 pm

Ruins are looking good Ash. 8)
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Post by Paint it Pink » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:53 am

They'll look even better when finished, I hope? I've got a whole bunch of super detailing parts like lamp-posts and furniture etc. to add gribbly detail next.
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Post by Paint it Pink » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:58 pm

Well, for those of you who follow my blog, as you know I'm hip deep in making trees for a set of expanded riverine delta boards, so palms galore.

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On top of these I've been upping my game and replacing all my old trees with a new benchmark for what I consider to be generic trees:

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The old, what I now call abstract geometric trees are in front with the new generic trees made using Woodland Scenics components behind them. I hope that you will all think that the new trees take the biscuit?

I've also started on some new riverine delta boards:

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Using some new tools I got at this years Brighton Model World exhibition:

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And here are the new generic trees set into the new terrain boards I've been working on:

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My plan is now to go back an upgrade my original terrain boards by setting between three and seven tree stumps into each one, so that trees can be added, or removed as necessary for games.
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Post by Paint it Pink » Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:34 pm

Tara, tara time for the glamour close-ups of my Newten Town boards with all the greenery...

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And here are shots showing the Kill Bill graffiti...

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And the Rufus Rules slogan...

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And the water is life...

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And finally sans graffiti...

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Post by Paint it Pink » Sun May 01, 2011 3:16 pm

Oh and here is picture of the four new boards that I'm working on to expand Newten Town.

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And moving through 90 degrees...

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And back the other way by 90 degrees...

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Finally a preview of how all the boards fit together.

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In the centre you can see another building that I got cheap from Fieldworks as the master needs remodelling, because it is too small to put 10mm figures and have the roof fit. Needless to say I have a plan to rectify this and turn the building into a command bunker.

As can also be seen the last picture was taken before I had worked on the new boards and shows a pile of other properties in need of some sympathetic restoration waiting for me to make some more boards up for them. So downtown greater metropolitan Newten looks to be a growing community. :roll:
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Post by AVA MANGO TWO » Sun May 01, 2011 5:01 pm

Citytech does get very expensive and addictive if you’re not to careful, that little lot much have cost you quite a bit of loose change. When its fully painted and the base boards are complete its going to be very impressive indeed. 8)
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Post by Paint it Pink » Mon May 02, 2011 8:12 am

A fair chunk of change spread over the last two years, as in last year and this year. A lot of money, but a lot of pleasure and hours spent making the boards I think still makes this a cheap hobby.
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Post by Paint it Pink » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:33 pm

A quick update on my progress with the expansion of Newten Town boards, which I have to have in some sort of useable shape for the next big game I'm running, where we will be fighting the Battle of South Boring from my Mummerset campaign.

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Obviously, I'm not going to have them finished, but all I have to do now is get some colour on the walls and they look good enough for the game.
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Post by Steve Ronin » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:33 am

The final products there look like present day Mogudishu, Somalia.

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Post by Paint it Pink » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:07 pm

Mogadishu is definitely an inspiration for all would be model makers of urban desolation.
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Post by Paint it Pink » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:27 pm

Well last night I finished off a bunch of trees that I've had lying around cluttering up my shelves, and today I worked on some smoke markers to go with the explosion markers I made some time ago.

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I find that when playing the game with lots of miniatures that things like markers make it much easier to keep track of things, an of course add to the visual appeal of the game.
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Post by Paint it Pink » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:44 am

I've started work on another batch of town boards. Six more, a couple with some industrial buildings and the rest with a more residential feel to them.

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Here they are primed, some white chucked down on them, on the boards with the roads marked out. Got to get these to some kind of fit state for the December Mummerset game, so the pressure is on.
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