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Industrial Modular Terrain Board
« on: April 13, 2010, 09:24:56 AM »
Just wanted everyone to know I am working on a modular terrain board to be completed prior to Talamania V (Insert official title here).

The board will be 4' x 4' Industrial (active).

It will consist of 4 18" by 18" sections that can rotate 360 degrees, 13 6" x 6" sections (360 degrees) and 30 3" by 6" sections (180 degrees).

The 4 18" x 18" sections will be centered in each 2x2 section of the board. I will attached a file to help explain it all (as soon as I figure out how). I am sure it will not be complicated to do.

The 6x6 and 3x6 board pieces will be made out of Hirst Art molds and the 18" x 18" pieces will be made of 3/8 wood board with various building pieces on it (mainly Hirst Arts molds).

I have purchased 5 molds for this and other projects and plan on purchasing 5 additional ones soon. (needed to complete this and other projects).

I would like to post progress here and get your feedback if possible.

I usually cast up to 3 molds over night and I think I have figured out most of the details needed to complete the project.

Because I can rotate the board pieces with a little math it has the following variations - (4x4x4x13x13x4x30x30x2) that would be 77,875,200 different ignoring the fact that 2 3x6 boards can fit into the 6x6 slots.








« Last Edit: April 16, 2010, 05:12:51 AM by luckyone »
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Re: Industrial Modular Terrain Board
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010, 10:14:04 AM »
That sounds really nice. I'm looking forward to pictures and opportunities to pick your brain for advice on how you did it. :)

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Re: Industrial Modular Terrain Board
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010, 06:37:07 PM »
OK, thanks. I will do my best to post my progress here.

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Re: Industrial Modular Terrain Board
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 02:04:57 AM »
 This sounds like a very good idea.A bit on the large side and might get a bit daughnting at times.I am sure the end result will be well worth it though.The pipe line sets they do in plastic might come in handy too.

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Re: Industrial Modular Terrain Board
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 08:31:40 AM »
Yes the plastic ones would work also. I have the molds and alot of casting material on hand (minus the 5 molds I will purchase in May) so I am kinda committed to moving forward with what I got. Thanks for the tip BTW.



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Re: Industrial Modular Terrain Board
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2010, 06:01:58 PM »
Here are the first pics of many:









I have been casting 2-4 molds per evening (when home of course).

It is going to take alot more castings to complete this project. I have a good start and will purchase 5 more molds (2 for this project) soon.




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Re: Industrial Modular Terrain Board
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2010, 06:08:29 PM »
nice. looks like it will be fitting to the wz universe:  industrial complexes the megacorps fight over.
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Re: Industrial Modular Terrain Board
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2010, 08:20:42 AM »
Thanks,

I plan on priming them with the good stuff - "The Army Painter" uniform grey and staining them black with either black satin stain or G.W. black wash. I am leaning towards the G.W. wash although it is more expensive. I like the way it turns out and I will use the stain on all the metal floors (which cover all 4' x 4').

I know this will be a long and time consuming project, but once completed think of all the variations the modular table will be able to have. Every time you play you can play on a different table.


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Re: Industrial Modular Terrain Board
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2010, 08:59:59 AM »
 The pieces you have done so far look great.You should knock a few extra ones up and sell them.That way you could get the cash for the other moulds.

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Re: Industrial Modular Terrain Board
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2010, 08:06:48 AM »
Not a bad idea. I did try to sell some of my CD sized terrain I built but did not have any buyers yet. I will most likely post here first to see if anyone wants some pieces.
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Re: Industrial Modular Terrain Board
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2010, 08:09:05 AM »
I finished a new piece last night - Sediment tank.
I also completed the painting on the first two industrial pieces.

Pictures to follow.

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Re: Industrial Modular Terrain Board
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2010, 10:11:20 AM »
 If you sell them try it without cd bases.You might have more interest that way.

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Re: Industrial Modular Terrain Board
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2010, 11:00:44 AM »
Looks really good. I have that mold but haven't had the time to make any projects with it yet.

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Re: Industrial Modular Terrain Board
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2010, 12:23:14 PM »
If you sell them try it without cd bases.You might have more interest that way.

Exactly what I was thinking. I talked to Dodger about this idea last weekend. Would work great on CD sized bases. I have made up some already in another thread - terrain ideas under Warzone section.
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Re: Industrial Modular Terrain Board
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2010, 05:07:54 AM »
Oh, I thought you said with CD bases. OK I will have both CD sized and full size terrain available for sale/trade.


Any piece I make for the board will be available for purchase.
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