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#8141
Just a quick look.... 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
A recent game setup...
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#8142
Just a quick look.... 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
Very nice set-up. Could we get a shot of that circular dais-like thing in the middle?
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#8143
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id like to see some close up or descriptions of what was sued other than dwarven forge
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#8144
Just a quick look.... 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
All-

I will take some shots when I get my camera back. Forgot it at my bro's house. I have a ton of this stuff laying around...been sculpting for years.

I do a lot of scultping with construction foam, pink stuff called Foamular. Glues up great, its dead cheap ($15/4x8 sheet), it takes latex really well and you can carve it with anything...though I have not tried a butter knife. The little dais is carved from foam and painted to match.

Danny
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#8145
Just a quick look.... 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
Quality of shots is POOR! Shooting with my 1mp camcorder.

Here are some shots of my recent setup. The table center is sunken and can be covered during non-minis play. I can leave a medium sized setup under the cover (up to 2 levels deep) and build dungeons on the surface then connect to lower levels. Running Arcane Evolved campaign twice a week (so lots of use)

Most of the custom pieces are scultped from foam.
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Second, by imitation, which is easiest
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#8146
Just a quick look.... 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
Here are some more....let me know what you think
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Second, by imitation, which is easiest
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#8147
Just a quick look.... 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
some final shots
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Second, by imitation, which is easiest
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#8148
Just a quick look.... 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
I don't know if you have explained this before, but could you expand a little on that INCREDIBLE looking gaming table. It appears to defy all reason as a marvel of modern gaming.
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#8149
Just a quick look.... 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
Great pic's. The foam carving is like a pro.... I saw a sunken table like this one time at GenCon when it was in Milwaukee. This is not that table is it?
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#8150
Just a quick look.... 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
Great use of combinations of Dwarven Forge stuff with other stuff. Makes for a cool "ruins" look. These shots make me feel like strapping on my adventuring gear and heading in to explore!
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#8151
Just a quick look.... 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
Thanks for the compliments...my players really seem to dig the table and playing with terrain. This is about half of my stuff....the table is just too small.

I have had a lot of requests about my tables (this is the 5th or 6th one I have done) and models, and do a fair amount of commision work. I have never built a table for the con...(but would be happy to do so, if the deal was right) - lol

The table is two sheets of plywood, one for the top and one (cut up and routed) for the base, painted to match my game room. Storage for all DF MM stuff is under the sunken area on another shelf. The whole thing rolls on lockable casters. The sunken area also has three cover inserts that can be put on when we are using the table for other things. The well is deep enough to allow the (2-level) setup to remain intact. Lights are going in next weekend. hehehe

The top is 3/4" plywood with the corners angles so you dont catch yourself on the edge. Then I edgebanded the top with 1/2" pine leaving a little lip for the textured insert panels. I was tired of having to use all of my DF MM floor pieces for each room...much easier in the long run to just texture the entire surface of the table with a look alike DF finish. That way when I set up the whole thing hangs together visually. Did I mention that I have an architecture degree...that helps! Not only am I obsessed with modelling, but I paid my state school to train me!

The panels are 1/4" masonite cut to fit the table shape then routed for the well. Once this was done I used a big wooly brush and thick gesso (basically gloopy latex paint without the pigment) and kind of just bashed it onto the boards. Hard to describe the technique, but it is definitely not brush strokes! You just load the brush and sort of stab the board about a zillion times until it is covered. The texture is sort of bumpy and veiny. After it dries clear you base coat it and apply a dark wash and dry brush.

Voila! A table of DF texture...cutting out the well and lining that with a similar material came next and involved the use of my wood shop. If anyone is really interested the next time I have the table knocked down I will take some shots and provide a materials list.

I have a web site where you can see some older shots of DF setups, models and figs that I have painted.

www.bandofeight.org/gallery/Danny-Grimes-Work

Also, a ridiculously huge roman amphitheater that I created for a local hobby store. Had a serious moment when it looked like it would not make it through the door.

www.bandofeight.org/gallery/album63

Thanks again. I know how hosed I would be in my setups if I could not make custom pieces as I needed them. So, if anyone is interested in some pieces let me know and maybe we can sort something out.

Danny
danny.lee.grimes@gmail.com
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First, by reflection, which is noblest
Second, by imitation, which is easiest
And third, by experience, which is bitterest.

-Confucius
 
#8152
Just a quick look.... 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
Dude, you just got yourself another player-I just hope I can afford to fly to Wis. from Washington twice a week! LOL

Seriously though, take some more photos, I'd like to see how you constructed it. I used an old ping-pong table as a game table once. We removed the flimsy aluminum legs and replaced them with some stout 4x4s. A quick coat of gray paint and we were ready to rock. I did one adventure that involved a bunch of sea caves and just spray painted a bunch of blue for the water-worked great-don't know how many times that thing got spray painted! LOL
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