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#62457
Re:Craft Thread - Foam Cliffsides 7 Months ago  
Undel, the tiles look very nice. I use the MDF often for water bases. Make sure the paint and glue is completely dry before you add the water medium.Outgassing will cause the tile to be cloudy and or trap bubbles.



The water in all of these tiles is a thin layer of Woodland Scenic Realistic
water. The DF lake tile is there so you can compare color.


The larger lake is cast resin. The surface of the MDF was painted the same way as the smaller tiles.



The Mod Podge over True Blue





Tincaps during the process



You have inspired me to make some sewer tiles. I am going to cut the MDF into tiles and paint them dark. I am going to finish them with some of the left over Modge Podge.
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#62460
Re:Craft Thread - Foam Cliffsides 7 Months ago  
jchunick wrote:
Lork,

You can try my site: random-roll.com/download-textures/


Awesome, man. I'll need to find a way to integrate the suggestion of a grid into the texture, but if I use your textures as basis, I'll credit you in my update about the end result of this experiment!

@Oldmanwillow: Fill me in! What did you use to make all of the planks in the crazy goblin walkways? Was that a relatively off-the-shelf product you found somewhere, or did you have to sculpt all that from scratch?
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#62461
Re:Craft Thread - Foam Cliffsides 7 Months ago  
Lork wrote:
jchunick wrote:
Lork,

You can try my site: random-roll.com/download-textures/


Awesome, man. I'll need to find a way to integrate the suggestion of a grid into the texture, but if I use your textures as basis, I'll credit you in my update about the end result of this experiment!

You'll be pleasantly surprised to know that there is a grid in the texture. the Download links below the images contain both white and black dashed grid versions of the texture.
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#62466
Re:Craft Thread - Foam Cliffsides 7 Months ago  
The rock is pine bark. The planks are split pine I ripped into thin sections on the table saw. I spit them into planks with a chisel and mixed them with craft sticks. I used a cross cut sled to cut the pine bark into 2 inch, 4 inch and 6 inch sections.It was base coated black and dry brushed gray



The Plastic parts on the left are from Games Work Shop.
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#62471
Re:Craft Thread - Lake Tiles 7 Months ago  
I misunderstood about the pine bark too! That's very creative to use as the rocks. Did you find it naturally, or purchase it?



I'm working on additional water pieces. I thought I'd try mixing some land in.

I sliced up the mdf board at my friend Joe’s house, who was gracious enough to allow me to use his band saw. Because of the limitations of how large of a cut I can make (as well as the limitations of what will fit in a box on the way to a game session.) the maximum tile size I can work with is 8x8. I want to allow for large lakes and swamps for my players to traverse, so I thought I might try a modular approach.

I have painted the mdf board with a grid and base color.:


I glued painted plaster cast hirst arts tiles to the board.


I made a dam out of foam core.


When placed against the dam, I am hoping that the resin will stay where it is supposed to in just the recessed areas. We will see if I wake up to a giant puddle of resin in the morning.



I got the idea for a dam instead of a mold from the comments on the kickstarter. I hope that this works and I don't end up with a big mess! If it does, I'm very excited because it means I can cast larger or odd sized tiles without needing to make a silicone mold.
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#62472
Re:Craft Thread - Lake Tiles 7 Months ago  
It's leaking. It's leaking everywhere... but not from the dam! The dam is solid! It's a fine dam!

The cracks in between the tiles are leaking out the other side, haha. I'll have to try filing them with hot glue or something else if I pour another tile. It's a slow leak, so I think I can salvage the piece. I think the epoxy will start to set before it all leaks out.
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#62480
Re:Craft Thread - Lake Tiles 7 Months ago  
Wow. I normally dislike grids in water features, but those wavy lines look great!
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#62489
Re:Craft Thread - Lake Tiles 7 Months ago  
Magniopi wrote:
Wow. I normally dislike grids in water features, but those wavy lines look great!


My thoughts exactly. I tend to want to leave them out, but they look good there.
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#62490
Re:Craft Thread - Lake Tiles 7 Months ago  
Undel wrote:
It's leaking. It's leaking everywhere... but not from the dam! The dam is solid! It's a fine dam!

The cracks in between the tiles are leaking out the other side, haha. I'll have to try filing them with hot glue or something else if I pour another tile. It's a slow leak, so I think I can salvage the piece. I think the epoxy will start to set before it all leaks out.


I think Bruce Hirst suggests using 5-minute epoxy to fill in all the gaps. Its strong and it does a good job of seeping into the same cracks that the water effects will want to go through, but it sets up way faster.
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#62500
Re:Craft Thread - Lake Tiles 7 Months ago  
I like the way this looks too. The way you painted the bottom and grid looks good.

The leaks are part of the learning process. Make a photo of the end result. I am sure it can be saved. Depending on the resin you used,it could be as simple as another thin coat.

You asked about the pine bark. You can buy small chunks from garden shops. I collect the large sections from fallen trees.
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#62622
Re:Craft Thread - Modular Tower w Game Tiles Inser 7 Months ago  
I am working on constructing a modular tower system out of pink foam. I have left gaps in the foam so that I can insert existing dwarven forge game tiles into them.



I painted the pink foam with mod podge, spray painted it black, and then attempted to mimic the paint scheme I used on the game tiles.



The tower pieces stacked on top of one another.



The individual layers of the tower filled with game tiles and miniatures. It is not perfectly seamless but I think that it looks fairly good for what it is.



The tower stacked up. This is how the players would approach it. When they enter the first level I would then remove tower pieces that they can view the contents of each level and explore with it. The interior of each tower is just a little more than an 8 x 8 square of playable space, though semi usable half spaces surround this.
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#62625
Re:Craft Thread - Modular Tower w Game Tiles Inser 7 Months ago  
Holy Smokes, Undel. That Tower is the coolness which dare not speak its name.

I definitely want like four-five of those for building a castle!
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