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#45654
My First Multi-level Setup 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
While waiting for my preorder to arrive, I thought I would post the first multi-level setup I attempted. The pictures were strictly for helping me reconstruct it at a later date, so I didn't have any miniatures, but I felt that it went over well.
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#45655
Re:My First Multi-level Setup 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
It seems the pictures are too large, trying again...


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#45656
Re:My First Multi-level Setup 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
And here is the lower-level...
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#45657
Re:My First Multi-level Setup 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Looks very good. Thanks for posting.

Are those lampstands DF ones or by someone else?
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#45659
Re:My First Multi-level Setup 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
They are the DF ones. I have yet to branch out into other types of accessories...mostly because I cannot paint and haven't found many pre-painted pieces out there. =)
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Re:My First Multi-level Setup 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Everyone can paint.

Seriously.. it is not difficult. People get put off trying to paint their own stuff, because they think it requires skill. It does if you want to paint award winning models, but for gaming purposes, just painting neatly. Learning the concept of highlighting and some simple dry brush technique and your away! Infact thats all nearly 99% of gamers/painters ever do.

Believe me. I am Mr un-artistic, and if I can do it, anyone can..lol.

But yes the DF ones are nice. I never got any of the early accessories as they were too pricy this side of the pond. But will do in the future, now we have EU dealer.
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#45661
Re:My First Multi-level Setup 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
I used to paint, and actually got decent results just painting solid colors with no special techniques like ink wash or dry brush. Make sure to paint each feature on the mini and use a distinct color on each one for contrast, and you're fine.

As you gain skill and confidence, try the fancy stuff.
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Re:My First Multi-level Setup 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
1) As far as painting is concerned -- yes, I agree, give it a shot. You'd be surprised how easy it can be to get basic effects down,
especially if you're dealing with a simple piece. An elaborate wizard with tons of gewgaws hanging from his robes? Maybe not. But
a basic set of shelves for a dungeon or something like that? You don't need to be an expert to produce good results.

2) More to the point, awesome layout! That's a really great use of the pieces, I love the WA3 windows on the top floor corridor there.
And I love the general use of space -- a very simple grid on the outside, with the interior space well allocated and elegant. It's very
effective, with just the right amount of flash.
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#45678
Re:My First Multi-level Setup 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Thanks for the encouragement! Maybe I will try to paint something simple, I did try several years ago with some miniatures, but they were fairly detailed and I wasn't happy with the results. Also around that time the pre-painted plastic minis started coming out so I never tried again.

Also thanks for the comments about the build. I feel I learn something new each time I build something new. I just got the first of my pre-order yesterday so I will have more flexibility.
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#45679
Re:My First Multi-level Setup 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Nice setup! I especially like the lower level with the long walk along the outside perimeter to get to the lower bedchamber. Long hallways always give me the creeps as a player. As a DM, I appreciate that this particular one starts with a set of cells. Those are always interesting and a bit intimidating for players.
As for painting, I agree with Law. Start with a bit of accessory pieces or terrain and use those to practice your basic techniques. There is a good Df forum post you can search for that gives a lot of great painting tips. Check that out for ideas.
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Re:My First Multi-level Setup 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Another DOUBLE YOU ROCK THE FREE WORLD!!!

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