Sunday, September 15, 2019

Warcry Terrain Build Part 3

Friday, September 13, 2019

Warcry terrain build, part 2

Quick update: Built out the main walls and worked on the terrain board.  The holes in the walls will be covered with...something... but I was trying to cut down on weight.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Warcry Terrain Experiments

I'm experimenting with various materials to create terrain for Warcry, the new game from Games Workshop.  The game seems to have inspired quite a lot of people's creativity, including mine.

Instead of buying the boxed set I just purchased the rule book and some of the card decks, which is fine except that I am left jealous of that sweet sweet terrain that comes in the box.  So let's see what we can do to recreate the same layouts while spending as little money as possible.

Here is what I have so far:

Using photos and the terrain layout cards as a reference I've come up with a basic guide to laying out the walls.  There are 2cm square pilllars joined by 3x1cm walls that have arched features.

The simplest option is cardboard.  I have a lot of this laying around because I just moved house, so it was pretty easy to mock up one of the sections:

And joined them with glue stick.  The flat rooftop section is made from the cheap vinyl floor tiles that you can find at most pound shops here in the UK.  The result actually looks pretty tidy for a quick solution, but you'll see that when I applied paint things went a bit pearshaped.

Next up is some scrap wood that I have in the garage.  The height was close enough to what I needed, and the wood is soft enough to work with one of those cool spade bits (30mm.)  The technique is to drill out a circle and then use a saw to cut out the rest.

This could be a good option.

This is a nice surprise.  I managed to get a big chunk of plasterboard from the local building supply store for one pound, and it's more than enough to make a lot of terrain.

This stuff is made in the same way as foamcore board, but using plaster as the stuff in the center of the cookie.  It drills easily and saws well.  Don't be too rough with it when sawing, as it is a bit brittle.  However any craft glue will bring it back together easily.

One advantage of the plasterboard is the easy creation of cool looking rubble.

Wear a dust mask and eye protection when sawing this stuff, you'll be working in a cloud in no time.

Here are all three test builds with a coat of paint.  The cardboard didn't hold up to scrutiny very well, but the other materials are just fine.  I'll probably continue with the plasterboard because the dust and debris created while sawing looks like it will be useful as ground cover.

Yes the sides are pretty bland, I'm looking at different kinds of wooden mouldings from the hardware store to add details.  Sprue, bits, etc will go on there as well.

This is a big piece of 18mm MDF that I'm using to create a game board.  The dimensions of a Warcry board are 22"x30".
I used the objective cards to mark out the places where objectives will appear and will base a layout around it.

I sketched out a basic layout and will now set upon it with various tools, chisels, and foul language.

So that's where things stand, I'll continue the project and post results as they happen.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I love Mudbox.

I've been playing around with Mudbox to update my portfolio.  It's fantastic, here's something I sketched a long time ago that is finally making it to the screen.  I hope to costume this and do a 3D print.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

New projects, Raspberry Pi !

Here I am again with a new start on some DIY goodness with a Raspberry Pi and an Arduino.  Will it be synthy?  Will it be noisy?  Will it be tabletop gamey?  Subscribe and find out with me!