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#61930
Craft Thread - Sandstone & Clear Blue Water 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
While a bit silly, it has annoyed me that I have 3-D tiles for the building in my tabletop setups, but not for the environment.

I decided to get crafty today and make several environment tiles. The green ones are finished, the brown ones are WIP. These are made from corkboard and children's foam sheets. I assembled them with hot glue and then spray-painted them brown. Following this I covered them in glue and dumped some fake grass on them. The plant bits I got from Joanne Fabrics in their floral section (they had a big bag of moss for $5. Works perfectly for bushes and foliage!) I may look into some sort of fixative so that there are not little grass particles everywhere anytime I move these around.

Overall I think I will get a lot of use out of these and I like the way that they look when placed against the dwarven forge tiles I got from kickstarter. (I used the standard paint scheme, so nothing really special in the DF tiles. They were very soothing to paint up though!)

I hope to make some 4x8 tiles that have little rows of plants in them so they can be "farm" tiles.
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#61937
Re:3D Field Tiles Idea + Painted Dwarvenite 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
I like them. =)
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#61976
Re:3D Field Tiles Idea + Painted Dwarvenite 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Thanks!

They're a bit rough around the edges still, as I don't think they blend as awesomely with the dwarvenite as they could. I have finished a few more tiles. Some of these are 4x4, but most are 2x2.

I am going to try to find a product to seal these so that I don't have to worry about shedding. I'm curious if I can apply some washes or drybrushing to the sealed tiles to make them look a bit less like they were covered in glue and dipped in flock. (which is exactly what they are, haha!)

The rest of the stuff is Dwarvenite that I painted up. The Rune circle is from Thomarillion . The moss covered wall and the cage were created and painted by ebay user maulhelm, who does amazing work. (They make me want to crawl down the Hirst Arts rabbit hole. So far I've been making my will saves.)

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#61981
Re:3D Field Tiles Idea + Painted Dwarvenite 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
I've got a Zuzzy mat that I'll be painting soon, after which I'll just place my buildings on top of. I don't know if you've seen them but they are awesome and believe it or not they are even cheaper than a chessex mat. I assume they're cheaper because they require painting cuz they are way cooler. The texture on the is wonderful. These tiles you pained look great though
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#61982
Re:3D Field Tiles Idea + Painted Dwarvenite 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
maulhelm does some really cool work .... maybe after the KS and my wallet recovers .....



but your tile work add a nice level of outdoor color. good work
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#62076
Re:3D Field Tiles Idea + Painted Dwarvenite 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Still working on the terrain tiles, but it's just more of the same at this point. I want to get enough tiles to be able to create a full outdoor environment and/or mix and match with DF for partial outdoor/building environments. I'm working on using a glue/water solution to paint down the flock so it will not flake off. I'm going to see what I can do with washes and drybrushing to improve the look of the tiles.

I'm going to turn this thread into a sort of "this is what I've painted/built" thread. If there's a better forum to move this to, that is fine. I'm not sure where it belongs, but I figure I'll keep all my painting/crafting into one thread so as not to clutter these forums!

Here's a library I painted up today. Unpainted plaster books/shelves and the little bead potion bottles came from ebay seller jahecker (flights of fancy miniatures) These were pretty easy to paint up, as all the pieces were separate and then got glued together.

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#62081
Re:3D Field Tiles Idea + Painted Dwarvenite 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Welcome to the DF forum Undel,

Nice bookshelves you've got here! Perhaps you would be interested by the following Library setups?

www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&catid=3&id=38748
www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&catid=3&id=53992
www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&catid=3&id=54954#54977

As far as where you should post your pictures. I think your pictures probably fit in many forum sections, although the section where most pictures are posted and turn out to have the most DF readers exposure is the "Cool Photos" section.
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#62104
Re:3D Field Tiles Idea + Painted Dwarvenite 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Check out Hotz Matz. The Earth Green mat with 1 inch squares works perfect for me.
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#62109
Re:3D Field Tiles Idea + Painted Dwarvenite 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
jimibones83 wrote:
I've got a Zuzzy mat that I'll be painting soon, after which I'll just place my buildings on top of. I don't know if you've seen them but they are awesome and believe it or not they are even cheaper than a chessex mat. I assume they're cheaper because they require painting cuz they are way cooler. The texture on the is wonderful. These tiles you pained look great though

Which mat did you get? They have a few Zuzzy items at my local game store.... the despoiled reaches, I believe it is, plus a bunch of craters and maybe one or two other pieces. When the wife wakes up from her nap I think I'm going to go down there tonight.

I forgot they have most of their inventory online, so you can see here, if you like: www.thundergamesandgifts.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=Zuzzy&Submit=Search
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#62184
Re:3D Field Tiles Idea + Painted Dwarvenite 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Some of those Zuzzy mats look pretty great. We're pretty tied to our grid, so I'm not sure if we could use them or not. I'd have to see one in person. Still, awesome looking terrain options they have!

biowizard wrote:
Welcome to the DF forum Undel,

Nice bookshelves you've got here! Perhaps you would be interested by the following Library setups?

www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&catid=3&id=38748
www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&catid=3&id=53992
www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&catid=3&id=54954#54977

As far as where you should post your pictures. I think your pictures probably fit in many forum sections, although the section where most pictures are posted and turn out to have the most DF readers exposure is the "Cool Photos" section.


Oh wow, those are great looking libraries! Very vibrant, and those corner bits really tie it together.






I wanted to make some modular water tiles to mix in with my game tiles. I'm going to try using a cork backing board and painting it to look like water and stencil in the grid. I then want to try pouring resin on top of the cork to make it look like water.

I am preparing a mold to cast 2 x 2 and 4 x 4" tiles. I have created a mold box/form out of foam core.


I have poured a two part silicone into my mold box to create the final mold that I will use to cast. This material is flexible and easy to clean.
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#62189
Re:3D Field Tiles Idea + Painted Dwarvenite 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Love yer work Undel, bookcases are to die for and the ground looks BEE-YUTI-FUL, but too griddy for my taste. I have the Zuzzy grassland (looks awesome painted, so detailed) and the wasteland (so far unpainted but still usable) and I have used them in play. The realism is high, varying detail, really cool! Near in mind- they are NOT flat and some pieces may have stability problems in some places. I used ungridded D&D and Pathfinder, we use rulers cause we're old, my main FR campaign game is about 33 years old and we pre-date grids! I would L O V E the Forge to make a Dwarvenite version of the lovely woodland resin pieces...
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#62200
Re:3D Field Tiles Idea + Painted Dwarvenite 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Thank you!

I have some more progress on the resin water tiles.

The final mold is ready:


The painted cork inserts:


The tiles Demolded after the resin has been poured. They have a shiny glasslike surface. I do have some adjustments to make. There are incredibly tiny bubbles hidden beneath the surface. This is okay because water might have bubbles, but it is not the look that I was going for. I also forgot to paint the grid in, but I think that these tiles are small enough that we will be able to remember that each one is 2 x 2:


The resin tiles next to my dwarven forge kickstarter tiles that I painted. I think that they work well as a sewer channel. I will need to create border pieces if I want to make things like lakes, but I have some pretty sweet sewers ready to go! These will take a full week to reach their final hardness.
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