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tstockton
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Joined: 16 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hetzen,

I am still dabbling around with "sub-level" terrain. I'm in the midst of an experiment -- taking notes and pictures as I go. If it's successful, I'll post my notes and pictures on my website. So far, it's going pretty well. I'm down to the "proof of the pudding" stage -- if and when I can find the time to carry it out! (Now, if I could just win the lottery, so I wouldn't have to do this "work" thing... I'd have more time available! Laughing )

As for raised terrain -- GHQ's Terrain Maker system notes while making stream / river hexes, to save the pieces you cut out to make your river... turn them over... and glue them to a standard hex, thus making a ridge hex. These acutally work very well, but I've gone "a step further". I will take one of the cut-out "ridge" pieces and "round off" the end -- thus making an "end" to a ridge. And if you take a piece and round both ends -- you've made a small hill.



I'm not sure how well this hex photographed (to more fully "see" the rise, I should have photographed a "bug's eye" view) -- but this is a small hill hex, made by taking the "waste" piece from the top level of a river hex (1/4"), flipping it over, rounded off both ends so the piece would fit on a single hex, added some water putty to smooth the rise into the base hex, then painted and landscaped as per any other hex. I decided to make this a "mini-forest". Almost all of the scenic materials on this hex are from the GHQ line; TMA3 Grass for the base, a mix of TMA5 Medium Green, TMA6 Pale Green and TMA7 Dark Green Vegetation for the "small bushes" (the "big bushes" are Woodland Scenic's Foam Clusters), and trees made using GHQ's methods with TMA1 Dark Green trees (the deciduous trees are flocked with the Medium Green).

I am slowly expanding my Terrain Maker page --

http://www.tomstockton.us/tanks/1-285/ghq/terrain_maker.htm

and when I update the page, I'll post a note here on the message board.

Hope this helps!!

Regards,
Tom Stockton
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cama
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Joined: 11 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:58 pm    Post subject: Re: WWII Micro Armor Images Reply with quote

Mage Knight Kevin wrote:



I didn't want to quote all the pictures, but they are ALL outstanding!

You know, I am in Red Deer, and you being in Edmonton, do you know Bob B.?

Maybe we should all get together one day...

Anyway, awesome work.

Grant
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cama
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great terrain hex, Tom Stockton!

I think the wide variety of vegetation is what makes it look real.

Terrain is something I continually struggle with, so I love seeing the inspirational work of others.

Thanks!

Grant
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Mage Knight Kevin



Joined: 12 Dec 2004
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Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:23 pm    Post subject: Re: WWII Micro Armor Images Reply with quote

cama wrote:
You know, I am in Red Deer, and you being in Edmonton, do you know Bob B.? Grant


Grant,

Ya, I'm a member of Bob's Tuesday night group. We were looking for you at MayDay! MayDay!, but we didn't see you there. I'd love to play some micro armor the next time you're up this way. Anyway, thanks for the kind words. You know, I still can't get the images on your micro armor site to show up. Confused

Why don't you post a couple more pictures of your stuff here? You've got some really cool items in your collection...and for those of us who can't see everything on your site, we could benefit from another look.

Best,
Kevin.
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Mk 1
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We gotta keep this thread going forever. Major league eye-candy going on here! Very Happy

Truly inspirational. Excellent work -- kudos to all!

And ... um ... dare I say it?

Please sir, may I have some MORE?
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8ball
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boy, ya got that right MK-1. There's some really sweet stuff here. Tom's terrain stands out due to it's non-tank subject matter. But there are some really excellent examples of talent and hard work here.
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BattlerBritain
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some really nice stuff here.

Mage Knight Kevin: makes we wish I was back in Edmonton. Spent a Summer there years ago, staying with my Uncle and Aunt who live there. Worked at the International airport for a company called Northwest Industries, now Spar Aviation. Really great bunch of people.

Had some great gaming times there as well. I remember a games shop not far from West Ed Mall that was open all day and night and was next door to a pizza parlour? Is it still there? Great fun with the guys there.
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Mage Knight Kevin



Joined: 12 Dec 2004
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Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:58 am    Post subject: The War Room Reply with quote

BattlerBritain wrote:
I remember a games shop not far from West Ed Mall that was open all day and night and was next door to a pizza parlour? Is it still there?


Battler,
I'm kind of new to the city myself. I'm not sure about the shop you're refering to. I think the largest game club in the city is "The War Room". A couple of guys rent a basement under a furniture store. They're open three times a week and have about 50 members. Their regular WWII game is Flames of War.

Best,
Kevin.
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Hetzen
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the explaination Tom, your work is outstanding and I have visited your web page on a few occasions now. I've been dabbling with blue foam hexes I've made with a table saw jig, which have come out very well. I've painted them with a sandy hue mixed with some sand to give a great texture, but the woodland scenic flock I'm using gives a very flat result. Adding clump follage breaks that up somewhat, but I want more cover in what I'm creating, so using your idea for small hills is the way to go.

My hexes are 3/4" deep, so I'd also like to get some gullies/indents in them too, so I'd be interested in ideas on cutting these out, so that they join up well with other hexes.

But I'd really like to know what sort of flock Pushbike used, it's a lot more 'hairy-er' than the stuff I've seen in the shops. If anyone has any ideas on what he's using, could they let me know.
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Luca
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Joined: 18 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to know where Rafraf purchased the bunker aside the Shermans.

The rest of the pictures are simple fantastic. I hope soon I'll post something mine.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bunker looks like the ones that are on eBay from some guy in Poland. I don't think he makes them, just sells them. He doesn't have much for sale right now, but his eBay name is sosna1. Its too pricey for me too, but when he sometimes has some really appealing stuff. The bunkers are probably available elsewhere too.
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Mage Knight Kevin



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:43 pm    Post subject: Question for rafraf Reply with quote

Rafraf,

Are your insignia hand-painted? They look great.

Kevin.
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pushbike
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Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:19 pm    Post subject: ref question from Hetzen Reply with quote

Hello Hetzen.

Here are some of the techniques I have developed for Terrain maker tiles,
I think one of the important things with terrain maker is speed of manufacture and my technique is very quick and effective.

The tiles are painted with emulsion paint, In the UK you can take a swatch of colour ( you favourite Valejo, games workshop earth colours) into a hardware shop and get a litre of matching emulsion made up in the shop.
A great way of getting realistic coloured paints very cheap 5 a litre if i remember!

whilst still wet a llitter scatter of Chincilla dust (very light fine sand from a pet shop) this high lights the exposed earth areas.
The Chincillas dont mind me pinching a handful from their dust bath!

Let it dry overnight and cover grassy areas with cheap PVA glue. cheap is good, childs glue is nice and cheap.

My static grass is made from 2 parts woodland scenics harvest gold, 2 parts ws burnt grass,1 part games workshop static grass and 1 part GW flock.
The Games workshop stuff is quite a bright green and livens up the blend.
all the grass is then chopped on a cutting board to shorten it, pain but well worth it.

I also add a varied selection of clumps and bushes from the Woodland scenics range.



tools i use for cutting gouging hexes are

a lino cutter heating with a candle for road ditches etc.



A heated wire cutter. saves being covered in polystrene 'snow'.




also a little filler smooths out the gaps and stops too many hexes being flat as a pancake.


Chris.

ps the crops in the other picture is woodland Scenic Harvest Gold straight out the packet highlighted with acrylic paint.
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jb
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work pushbike-JOLLY GOOD SHOW ! SA !
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Hetzen
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks pushbike. There's some very sage advice there.

Like yourself, I like to churn out batches of modelling. I hadn't thought of making blends before, or using very short cuts of static grass and the 'chincilla dust' is inspired Laughing

I've also heard that hamster bedding makes very good explosion markers, being naturally grey, glued to coin bases, so a trip to the petstore this weekend. I wonder if they make sandstone cat litter?

Cheers
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