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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    Hi all, So I would really like to make my own board to play on. I have a nice board that I got on an old Kickstarter and I’ve been glueing and painting lots of pre-bought mdf buildings and crates to make a city/dock theme, but I’d really like to make a board from scratch. Something I can really get creative with and hopefully have a lot of fun making. As I’m also playing and really enjoying Gremlins this year, it only seems right I should work on a Bayou swamp themed board. In preparation I have made some attempts (still WIP) of small hazardous terrain swamps as a bit of a tester. Here is a cut of mdf which I will add air dry putty to (uhu glue to mdf) The putty then gets pressed down (A little water helps smooth things out) I then got a bit carried away and painted a dark brown and added some resin water effects So it’s not a bad start, I will get out the dremel and file down the sides, paint, add texture and flock before adding more resin to top up the water level. I went for a murky brown water colour that matches the bases of my Gremlins.
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    Monthly painting challenge - May

    Have decided to photo my box of shame for gremlins (24 models in photo...and I’ve realised Ulix isn’t there) Ive a fair bit more unmade yet, so I’m going to say now, I can only buy more minis when I’ve completed 12 models from this box/tray, and anything I do buy goes straight into this pile. hopefully I would like to get all these complete by end of July....we’ll see
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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    Only found time for some additional foliage and extra bit of slime on the roof so far
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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    Thanks. Im please how the rust turned out The roof is pretty much finished now, some additional slime patches, tufts of grass/lichen and maybe a small highlight on the roof slats I still need some more ivy and moult patches to add but the shack itself is about 95% done Next step will be to complete the base including steps, small pond around steps and some bushes. I think a barrel or three of moon shine left about too.
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    Worcester Shindig - Sunday 1st July 2018

    Will see if I can make this, need to check work roster (and wife’s)
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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    Silly amount of updates today, have been very motivated Have base coated everything now added shading to the roof and will really take my time lighting each tile happy with the rust effect on the porch roof still have a long way to go with the wood on the house and the base needs sorting out. Aim to complete with 7 days from now...
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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    Getting carried away. Need to finish before painting happy with how the roof has turned out, used a straw cut in half to seal the top of the roof
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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    More progress (day off work) and totally getting carried away with this so Ulix crew is not getting finished one side complete and starting to paint, not keen on the green, think I’ll turn it more a slate colour and have some green tint Im going to orange/brown rust affect the corrugated porch roof and add a similar one to part of roof on the other side
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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    Some small progress with one of the shacks. I’m going to cut cardboard slats for roof and overlap to add to the 3D effect along with the corrugated (yay for spell checker) iron sheet for porch roof. some of this is glued, rest is dry fit as I’ll need to paint it before glueing together.
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    Monthly painting challenge - May

    @PetitDalek congrats on completing first crew box. That Wendigo does look great
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    Monthly painting challenge - May

    So far this month, I have almost finished Penelope but no pics yet. Ive actually put paint to Ulix, even if just weak base coat, it’s a start, also started to do the same on some other models.
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    Monthly painting challenge - May

    @Franchute Hi, thanks. Tournament went ok, I’m getting more familiar with Ulix and more confident with Ophelia, should try another master. 1 win and 3 lose but fun games all day. I’ve learnt that I don’t like Viks, Nekima, Barbaros and Lilith, actually I could make a bigger list. I definately need to finish painting a crew up as Gremlins can look very similar undercoated black so I’d like to be fairer for my opponent by them being identifiable so big push now for Ulix crew complete by month end.
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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    Two great swamp village buildings from Sarrisa Going to let them ‘air’ for the day to get the burnt smell away, will then start on paint and build
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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    Kind of a terrain piece, can leave it as a bit of blocking terrain, but it’s meant to be used in supply wagon strategy. Really pleases how it turned out and got a best painted at tournament for it (tournament best painted format was for best painted supply wagon which I thought was a great idea for a variation to the standard best crew). Going to start on a bayou village tonight
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    Monthly painting challenge - May

    My Supply Wagon token/terrain piece is complete (just in time for tournament yesterday). Going to start on Penelope tonight
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    Monthly painting challenge - May

    @Franchute That is a seriously nice Rasputina
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    Monthly painting challenge - May

    Sorry should have added as cost terrain piece 5 ss Ulix 15 ss Penelope 2 ss Swine Cursed 7 ss Totalling 29 ss
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    Monthly painting challenge - May

    Hi all, Im aiming to finish my supplywagon token/scenery/display board piece, Ulix and a Swine Cursed that I started yesterday for this month And Penelope (can’t even begin to try getting photo correct way up)
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    Monthly painting challenge - April

    @Purple Mist Thanks. I’d love to have made a whole board, plan will be to do one before November, this is just a display board that measure just over a foot wide and just under a foot in depth. Bigger than I’d like for a display board (13 models and plenty of space) but I got carried away with my first attempt.
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    Monthly painting challenge - April

    @Franchute Hi, don’t mind how many soul stones, the ponds are not that larger so 10 or 15ss would be fine thanks. Very pleased with it, bit of a distraction from the minis but hopefully will motivate me to finish the crew for it this month 😀
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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    @lusciousmccabe Hi, the circular parts inc in water at front right of picture is where the bases fit. I rushed this and a big learning curve for next one (already have another on the go) will be to take more time and be able to have more ground water across a larger part. Currently with this one it’s too high and poorly cut to have more water effects across the board so it’s more just stepped mudbanks
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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    @Treehouse great vid, I’m unsure with the volume of foliage/grass in that vid but the principle is great. @Omenbringer thanks for the advice, still unsure how best to progress, love the idea of a folding table (bendyboard would have been ideal but not made anymore). here is my progress so far, display board and finished swamp ponds. I did stick to a darker murkier brown for the ponds but tried a lighter colour water for the board
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    Monthly painting challenge - April

    Hi, please find pics below
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    Monthly painting challenge - April

    @Franchute hi, a fail to complete this month, lots started, even almost finished, but nothing complete. 90% done with a supply wagon for tournament this coming weekend and fair bit more terrain competed but no models. display board for crew also complete, so i am actually fairly happy with progress (would just be nice to finish the crew for the board). will get some current WIP up in a day or two.
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    UK Nationals - 10/11th November 2018

    Hi, @Clousseau hi David, I’ve purchased 2 tickets rik phillips scott barton many thanks
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