Parapets and Double Thick walls

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Re: Parapets and Double Thick walls

Post by Rabbit Burner » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:58 pm

A link to the 'Battle Report' of what the lil bunnies and I got up to with this setup :)

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Re: Parapets and Double Thick walls

Post by Rabbit Burner » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:28 am

fnordfriendly wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:22 pm
Rabbit Burner wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:27 am
fnordfriendly wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:27 am
Wonderful build, thanks for posting it. It looks huge, and even with lots of open space it looks natural, not sparse. I love the sunlight on the pic with the knights coming in from the bottom edge... very lifelike.

And, you've sold me on the neoprene 6x4 mat... the texture is much more natural than the few vinyl ones I have. I don't recommend them - the shine and fibrous grid texture is too apparent.
The mat however is not neoprene, it is in fact vinyl!
I have a bunch of different mats, I have a thin neoprene urban mat but found it shed when rubbed against, hoping that when I finally paint it a seal it, it will be more robust.
Thanks for the correction... it looks really good for vinyl. I have some Game Matz vinyl mats, and the ribbed texture is a little to apparent when light shines on it. They're good graphically, and well made though. Good to know about the neoprene mats!
To be fair I think most neoprene mats would be thicker than the one I have and once painted and sealed I am confident mine will be fine - just need to find the time ;)
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Re: Parapets and Double Thick walls

Post by fnordfriendly » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:22 pm

Rabbit Burner wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:27 am
fnordfriendly wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:27 am
Wonderful build, thanks for posting it. It looks huge, and even with lots of open space it looks natural, not sparse. I love the sunlight on the pic with the knights coming in from the bottom edge... very lifelike.

And, you've sold me on the neoprene 6x4 mat... the texture is much more natural than the few vinyl ones I have. I don't recommend them - the shine and fibrous grid texture is too apparent.
The mat however is not neoprene, it is in fact vinyl!
I have a bunch of different mats, I have a thin neoprene urban mat but found it shed when rubbed against, hoping that when I finally paint it a seal it, it will be more robust.
Thanks for the correction... it looks really good for vinyl. I have some Game Matz vinyl mats, and the ribbed texture is a little to apparent when light shines on it. They're good graphically, and well made though. Good to know about the neoprene mats!

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Re: Parapets and Double Thick walls

Post by Rabbit Burner » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:27 am

bernyleung wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:33 pm
Totally awesome cemetery! Is there a story behind the Maltese Cross on the main gates?
It is, I gather, the Imperial Cross or Cross of Sigmar - but yeah basically its a Maltese Cross.

Cant say enough good things about GW's Mausoleum, its easy to build and paint (I can do it!), has lots of good detail and there is a lot of it :)

Reposted my flickr link to the Mausoleum and to reiterate it generally only shows half of what can be built
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fnordfriendly wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:27 am
Wonderful build, thanks for posting it. It looks huge, and even with lots of open space it looks natural, not sparse. I love the sunlight on the pic with the knights coming in from the bottom edge... very lifelike.

And, you've sold me on the neoprene 6x4 mat... the texture is much more natural than the few vinyl ones I have. I don't recommend them - the shine and fibrous grid texture is too apparent.
Thanks fnor :) I currently use my phone to take pictures as it automatically uploads my photos to my laptop making it easier to post them, there are a lot of blurry ones as keeping it still is always a challenge. Was pleased with that shot though :)
Still need to set my DSLR to take good 'infocus' pictures.

The build covered approx 6x4 feet with the walls and town covering around 4x4

The mat however is not neoprene, it is in fact vinyl!
I have a bunch of different mats, I have a thin neoprene urban mat but found it shed when rubbed against, hoping that when I finally paint it a seal it, it will be more robust.

The vinyl one in the pictures is a good one as long as you don't crease it hard. Love its colouring and it was bought as a general play mat when I need something less specialist than the other mats and boards I have.
Proved its worth with Castles especially the bigger heavier builds which require a totally flat surface.

Added bonus I was able to drag it up the table pulling this castle, walls and parapets along with it, giving me more room for the town and mausoleum (really need to plan my builds better).

Will try to find the manufacturer as it is well worth checking out :)

btw - just putting together the battle report of when the little bunnies and I waged total war on this setup to post soon :) .... be warned there are dead bodies everywhere...... or is that undead ....... or living dead .......
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Re: Parapets and Double Thick walls

Post by fnordfriendly » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:27 am

Wonderful build, thanks for posting it. It looks huge, and even with lots of open space it looks natural, not sparse. I love the sunlight on the pic with the knights coming in from the bottom edge... very lifelike.

And, you've sold me on the neoprene 6x4 mat... the texture is much more natural than the few vinyl ones I have. I don't recommend them - the shine and fibrous grid texture is too apparent.

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Re: Parapets and Double Thick walls

Post by bernyleung » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:33 pm

Totally awesome cemetery! Is there a story behind the Maltese Cross on the main gates?

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Re: Parapets and Double Thick walls

Post by Oldent » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:09 pm

I have used the GW graveyard with the Walking Dead rules. I may try it with Black Plague rules too. Green hoard has rules for barricades and hedges. I may look at using the new rules with the iron gates.
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Re: Parapets and Double Thick walls

Post by Rabbit Burner » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:02 am

So completed painting the Mausoleum and reasonably pleased with how its turned out and looks good with our CBS :)

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Not sure it was a good idea to build a Mausoleum so close to the town centre

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and there seems to be a disturbance to the natural order and it can be good for the peaceful citizens.

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There will be another update to see what happens when the undead arise ................
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Re: Parapets and Double Thick walls

Post by Thunder » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:29 pm

That's a really cool floor plan and build. Looks like it would have tons of fun adventuring areas for all kinds of heroes and villains. Thanks for sharing.

The photos sure highlight the different color palettes and the generally disjointed look of the Castles pieces - especially when mixed with City Builder.

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Re: Parapets and Double Thick walls

Post by Rabbit Burner » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:19 am

GODofwar wrote:
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Dear Lagomorph:

I think I've loved every build you posted.

This one - and the lessons learnt - much appreciated.

Now, just imagine now much BIGGER everything would look if all the figures were nicely painted 15mm....which by the way have oodles of civilians readily available.

All for 1/5 to 1/4 the price of a decent 25mm.

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Thank you :)

But 15mm too small for these bunnies and far too fiddly to paint.

I'd like to see 15mm figures on some Crenellated/Battlemented walls and towers to see if they look credible.
I run a standing step behind the walls for the 15's to stand on. IT isnt' perfect - ecven the CBS doors are too big - but a 4x factor in available area makes it worthwhile.

TLW
Always like the scale of battles that 15mm would allow for, its the fiddly painting that puts me off, its difficult enough to paint 28mm to an acceptable standard.

Though I have got a set of 'All Quiet on the Martian Front' to paint and play with my son, hopefully get them done over Christmas after my Mausoleum is completed and I repel my sons Skellies in our next battle.

Got any pictures TLW ?
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