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  1. Dhampir

    Arcanist Arthropod Assembly Facility

    I like the idea of the PVC lumber to reduce warping and weight. Idea stolen
  2. Details: 3 games 50ss Fixed Faction $20 entry (Tickets available at the store) Where: Jolt Games Canberra 56 Hoskins street, Mitchell, Australian Capital Territory
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    Terrain resource list

    To help my fellow terrain builders I have compiled a list of useful sites and resources. Feel free to add to the list: A must read for all terrain builders http://themostexcellentandawesomeforumever-wyrd.com/topic/100508-malifaux-terrain/#comment-721495 Official Plastcraft Malifaux Scenery http://www.plastcraftgames.com/en/69-designed-for-malifaux Tips, Tricks and How To's https://davidneat.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/model-making-basics-creating-surfaces/ http://terrainwench.blogspot.com.au/ (there is a great article on making rock walls) http://fantasygames.com.pl/blog/tutorials/ http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/238793.page (sculpting skulls) http://www.3t-studios.com/archives/2642#more-2642 (great article about building realistic hills) http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/1140-idiots-guide-to-trees (Scratch build trees) http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/1306-trees-made-simple (build trees using twigs) http://www.elladan.de/ http://www.hirstarts...n/tipsmain.html (Useful resource if you use Hirst moulds) http://www.terragenesis.co.uk http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com.au/2009/10/tutorial-overview.html http://tutofig.com/ Painting, basing and terrain tutorials Inspirational build blogs: http://fantastische-welten.blogspot.com.au/p/1888.htm http://themostexcellentandawesomeforumever-wyrd.com/topic/82437-building-malifaux-one-table-at-a-time/ http://themostexcellentandawesomeforumever-wyrd.com/topic/95443-modular-board-for-malifaux-that-im-building-for-fpm-maybe-a-prize-giveaway/ http://themostexcellentandawesomeforumever-wyrd.com/topic/104176-row-houses-terrain/ http://themostexcellentandawesomeforumever-wyrd.com/topic/95468-modular-swamp-board-finished/ http://themostexcellentandawesomeforumever-wyrd.com/topic/103098-bad-majestys-modular-malifaux/ (just starting but could be epic) http://snitchythedog.blogspot.co.uk/ Mats: http://www.tablewar....mat-gaming-mat/ http://www.deepcutst...wasteland-theme http://www.zuzzy.com/ http://www.ebenezers-emporium.com/store/ Paper Terrain: http://papermau.blogspot.com.br/ http://thegrinningskull.wordpress.com/resources/ www.worldworksgames.com http://www.fatdragongames.com http://www.paperterrain.com/ http://www.davesgames.net/catalog-free-models.htm http://www.stones-edges.com/freesamples http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/fpm/archive http://germy.co.uk/papermodels.html http://imperiuswargaming.wordpress.com/painting-and-board-log/making-paper-terrain/ Basing: (I find that I can gain a lot of useful tips/techniques that can be translated to terrain from basing.) http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2010/01/hobby-making-cobblestone-bases.html Eons of battle http://fromthewarp.blogspot.com/2010/01/details-8-ways-to-base-with-snow.html Terrain retailers (Suitable for Malifaux): http://www.tabletop-world.com/ http://www.customkingdoms.com/products/Steampunk http://renaissanceminiatures.com/webstore/ http://www.burnindesigns.net/2012/10/welcome-to-rock-ridge.html http://www.wargame-buildings.com/blackwater-gulch.html http://www.sarissa-precision.com/Old_West/cat1603369_2365906.aspx http://impudentmortal.com/product/epic-steampunk-warehouse-puzzle-piece-backing-2/ http://impudentmortal.com/product/tudor-inn/ Ladder Stairs (Other) Terrain forums: http://hirstarts.yuku.com/bhirstarts http://privateerpres...-Table-Building http://www.lead-adventure.de/ Youtube channels: http://www.youtube.com/user/dreamspiritwar http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCld_AQ62Pp3wnaHlXErLUwg http://www.youtube.com/user/steviehigh2 http://www.youtube.com/user/RubbishInRubbishOut http://www.youtube.com/user/Terranscapes http://www.youtube.com/user/TheTerrainTutor
  4. They soak in a little, but you have to touch up the cut edges.
  5. Welcome to Dhampir's terrain log. Firstly I would like to preface this post with the following caveat. I suck at documenting things, so this may end up being more of a collection of random finished terrain or images of stuff I'm working on in no particular order. So let's begin. Firstly I built this dedicated table (during a lunch break) out of scraps of timber that I had in the workshop. It is 3' x 3' and I still need to finish the removable shelves that sit on the side for cards and models. The idea being that you can set up your terrain first and then depending on deployment add your 'player space' on the required side.
  6. Combination of paddlepop sticks (coffee stirrer for all you statesiders) and balsa. It's black acrylic with a small amount of either green or yellow ochre added to it and watered down to a very thin wash, then the wood is soaked in batches of the different washes so that they all have a different hue. This is all done before construction, then just mix them up and you build.
  7. I have plans to add some whinches to the warehouses for this exact purpose, but I'm sure that could be a cool addition to the other buildings too.
  8. So I think it's time for an update, January has been a busy time organising the Australian Malifaux Nationals, with the highlight (for me at least) was the creation of our custom Supply Wagons for use with Gaining Grounds 2018. Here it is in it's raw form: And here was one of the players painted and customised version: And onto terrain... The quarantine table took a bit of a step back while I frantically worked on a demo board to use at the Nationals, the idea being that I utilise the weatherboard Victorian house from my first post onto a small 18" x 18" table for use with Henchman hardcore/Demos. There is still lots that I want to finish; more ground cover, quick reference in the grey set-up sections. The table had a game of Henchman hardcore on it and it worked really well, but there are some major bottle necks through the house that need to be addressed. So it's time to make some more doors and holes in the walls. And lastly, I've gotten back to the quarantine board, staining of the wood elements begins:
  9. Looks great, what about painting them with a marble look?
  10. Tickets sales have closed, and we have only 4 more sleeps to go! To get you excited, I would like to show you one of the Supply wagon tokens.
  11. Spring is here and that means it's time to prepare for the Australian Malifaux Nationals at Cancon 2018. The Australian Malifaux Nationals is an annual event held during CanCon in the wonderful city of Canberra. It is Australia's (2nd) largest and most diverse tournament in Australia and is a great chance to test your skill against a broad range of players from all around the country. The Nationals are for both beginner and experienced players alike. Date: 26th - 27th Jan 2018 Where: Cancon 2018 - Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC), Corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell, ACT, 2911 Tournament Details: 6 games, Fixed Faction, 50ss crews Tournament Organiser: Sebastian/Dhampir Email: admin@malifauxcanberra.org Master of Ceremonies: Kakwah and Robbo have kindly agreed to host the pre and post game celebration drinkies. If you provide them your mobile number they will ring you until you cave-in and agree to go drinking. CanCon troubles: If you have any problems with ticketing or the broader Cancon venue, contact Tim - cgsinc@tpg.com.au Entry fee: $60 for two days ($50 for one day, or just an additional $10 if you are already playing in another tournament.) Player pack: http://malifauxcanberra.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Malifaux-Nationals-2018-player-pack.pdf Ticket available from: http://www.cgs.asn.au/cancon/tournament/ Don't Miss Out!!! A gentle reminder, ticket sales for Cancon 2017 ended abruptly with many players missing out on a chance to join in. So a word of caution, if your thinking of coming along don't hesitate too long. If you have any questions or would like more information, don't hesitate to get in contact.
  12. Yep for single day entry as well. You just need to purchase a ticket ASAP (my cut off to send the designs to the printer is Sunday evening). Everyone who has bought a ticket by then will get the tokens and wagon included. Yep, run annually and my plans for 2019 should be even more epic.
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    Severe terrain size

    I find that hazardous terrain is most important for lures, pushes and causing bottlenecks. If you take the Mysterious Emmissary's Hungry land ability it places a 50mm hazardous terrain marker, with a 3" 'threat' radius. Using this as a guide I wouldn't go larger than 6"-7" across and no smaller than 50mm.
  14. In case you are still undecided about coming to the Malifaux Nationals here's a little sweetner. All ticket sales before the 10th of January will receive (thanks to Jackal Laser Designs) four 50mm Gaining Grounds markers (three Strategy Markers and one Supply Wagon); and thanks to Module-R Terrain, a small MDF wagon to sit atop your Wagon Marker. So get your ticket quick before it's too late.
  15. Spaces are filling fast. 90% of spots have been filled so don’t miss out.
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    Bookcases into Table

    Great idea and it’s looks great. Are you going to build different tops for it?
  17. Dear diary, I have not been working on my quarantine table this month. But I did make a present for my wife's birthday, does it count as terrain building...? On a quarantine game board update, we had our first game on the board (in it's non finished state). It had a real street skirmish feel with models ducking in and out of doorways hugging the sides of the streets for cover. I had always planned on using scatter terrain to block LoS down the roads and this became very evident with long sight lines. But, the back alley ways provided lots of cover for sneaky scheme runners which added some interest to the game. Over all it was a lot of fun to play on, and with some tweaking is a great board.
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    Folding table hinges

    I'm assuming you want something like this - a Card table side hinge: I've never used them, so can't comment on how good they are, card table hardware usually isn't very robust for heavy weights.
  19. Um, to be perfectly honest, I hadn’t really considered how to get the the other floors. I guess ladders will be the way to go, or maybe some strategically placed rubble and crates.
  20. The three (non-road) sections are removable so that they can be swapped out to vary the layout. I have intentions of doing just plain inserts that will give a flat empty board that can have various scatter pieces added. This was just meant to be a set 'show' layout but I also wanted the houses to be removable for easier storage. @emiba I'll try and get a closer image, The weathering is just a mixture of different acrylic paints heavily watered down and applied randomly. Not really much method to it. The scattered bricks still need to be painted to match the buildings. They stand out a lot more in the photos but white bricks are just a bit to un natural.
  21. I think an update is well overdue. it's time to start adding some groundwork to the boards, gravel and weathering in progress Weathering of the floor boards Completed ground work Test fit of buildings (with basic undercoats of colour)
  22. @Paddywhack A 360 view of each table edge: There's still a few open areas that can be filled with some scatter terrain (rubble piles, crates etc) as well as there will need to be some additional scatter to block the obvious sight lines down the roads. The doors of the warehouses help a little. And finally, the floorboards get laid onto the rubble. Just needs some paint and weathering
  23. So I guess Id better get started on the last section of the board... Any guesses what it could be? I'll put the answer at the end of this post. Additionally I decided to test how the ground floor rubble would look. It still needs some floor boards on those joists, but it's looking good. And now for your answer: Train service shed.
  24. Seems like forever since I was able to work on the board. A few updates: Current status of the table... Construction on the warehouse doors begins I had to make a slight change in direction in regards to the flooring. Originally I was just going to have the buildings free standing, but as they lack any real mass and the terrain is prone to being bumped by hands reaching for models they needed to be more solid. To facilitate this the bases have been magnetised and to give them more of a sense of 'belonging' a new sub floor has been added directly to the board. This will continue to have rubble and floor boards added to it. Finally so close-ups of the details as they sit primed ready for painting and weathering. Suitably shadow figure luring in the alley ways.