Archive for February, 2011

BFG Satellite

Satellite token for the BFG game at Adepticon.  It’s a collaborative effort – Rob (BFG judge) constructed the bottom half & I added the upper structures.  These will be cast in resin and given away to the players during one of the tournament games.  I believe Rob plans to mount them on flying bases to add to the space ship image.

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Water Color on Plaster

I’ve long wondered how plaster bricks would take to water colors.  The basic white block seemed to be a perfect object to take color.

With the help of my oldest daughter, I was able to give water color a trial run.

The water colors provided good coverage (especially under an adult hand) and would be fun to see how multiple layers would stack & blend.  All told, could be a good method to employ if I ever manged to get way from the moody Gothic terrain I seem to build all the time.  Anyone know of a set of water colors not intended for Kindergartners?

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Quick Links: Cast Buildings

Shrine of the Aquilla

From Epic Battles –  English Translation – a German language Epic Armageddon forum.

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The post is in German, but the Google translation does a good job of translating the construction of a massive Epic scale building.  The cast parts pictured above are 3-4 inches high and could easily be used with 28mm figures.  It appears the tiles were created using a 3D printer, then cast in resin.

Hirst Industrial Building

From Hirst Arts forums.

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An ingenious combination of the small brick, industrial pipe and the machinery builder molds.  The build is clean but  well detailed – I’m sure it would fit well with a variety of near modern to steam punk settings.

Tom’s Boring Mordheim Forum

Tom’s forum is anything but boring.  Go check out the Terrain building and Scenery Gallery for a number of well done Mordheim tables.

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Crates and Barrels

The Hirst Arts Cavern Accessory Mold #85 is an invaluable mold.  Crates, barrels, sacks and vessels are appropriate for just about any sort of table top game – fantasy, historical or Sci Fi.  These crate and barrel stands are going to be used at Adepticon on the Legends of the Old West and Malifaux tables.

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Infestation Malifaux Table

WIP Malifaux table for Adepticon

The Infestation table represents something eating its way through a city block.  Two buildings are reduced to rubble, a third building is half gone and the pumping station seems to have held out without damage.  Two ponds, two feeding pools and a pair of eggs round out the table.

For those of you who have been reading CTF for a while should recognize most of this terrain from various unfinished projects.

If you play Malifaux, please leave feedback on how this table would play.  I don’t play the game (yet?), and have given it a good guess to what would make for a interesting and varied table.

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