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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    Update time Ive broken out the second shack/building, the print out what it looks like is below the mdf Ive started with the base which was very fragile and I’ve broken bits but will try to make it look authentic The roof, I’ll do similar style with this as the last one My aim will to finish this building, the last swamp pond and 2-4 reed (screening scenery) by end of August, ready for the actual board to start in September.
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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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    Gen Con 2018 Coverage

    Would appear that strats can be scored from first turn from cards I have seen so far (unless I’m rgonna adding them incorrectly)
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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    Ok, back from holiday and have made a list of what I think I’m aiming for on my board, hopefully this is a fair balance of types of terrain for blocking, hazard/severe, etc. etc. 2 shack/buildings (blocking impassable, ht 5) fairly big base size 1 dunny/out house (blocking impassable, ht 5) not too large base size 2 swamp trees (blocking impassable, ht 5) not too large base size 3 swamp reeds (blocking impassable, ht 3) reasonable sized base 3 swamp ponds (severe) reasonable sized base Symbols of authority (50mm base, but combine onto large base size for combined scenery); pile o crap, pile o loot, pile o moonshine (blocking, ht 5) 1 moonshine still (blocking, impassable, ht 3) reasonable size base 1 pig pen/fenced area (ht 1) Please could I have some feedback about what I’m missing, too much of anything? Not enough of something to balance out the board? Hazardous? Many thanks
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - August

    Hi all, Cant believe I’m still in this, thank you all for posting you progress and final pics, very helpful to keep me going. Have actually had a look at spreadsheet for first time in a while and noticed I’m red for one of the months, will go back and see why, I know I def had a poor start to this programme. My pledge for the month will be: Ophelia (15) 3x scenery piece (3x5) War boar (9?? Card not with me atm) Hanged Eric/alt Montressor (9?? Card not with me atm) Wild boar (5) 2x Young La Croix (2x2) and of course the slop hauler (5, who I’ll pledge every month and probably never get round to it)
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    m3e faction announce

    I’ll be signing up as soon as I’m back from holiday, hopefully will get in. Im a little hopefully that my now redundant Tshirt for Gremlins (Just joking I love it really), can be replaced by a Bayou Tshirt with the subheading “Gremlins are not a faction” - seriously, I would pay a fair amount for that Tshirt
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    PlastCraft CopyCat Board

    @Brandu This board looks fantastic! I think with all the structures on the board the flocking looks fine. Thanks for the heads up about mdf thickness (Will be picking mine up in a few weeks and will go for 16mm).
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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    @lusciousmccabe Good idea with blending the banks, I’ll def do that. Have just measured a 50mm base against a GW wood scenic base, doesn’t quite match up 😕 Im going to be making some blocking terrain using symbols of authority markers that can be taken off and used independently for the strategy. They will be; 1 pile o’ loot 1 pile o’ crap 1 tbc - was thinking a moon shine still but that will need more than a 50mm base... any suggestions for last marker?
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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    Some more progress (time ticking away to U.K. Nationals and I’d really like to take a board along to support as many attendees as possible, and they have a cool board to play games at home with) I Just need to rust out the roof and blend some mud below roof and then a final layer of water effects on the pond which I’ll do after holidays Tree just need more water effects and possibly some more leaf foliage, I’m unsure with this bit Most of the terrain so far
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    Worcester Shenanigans - Sunday 4th November 2018

    Will try and make this one, though have a feeling I’m on call at work. Possibly can swap.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    I’m seeing some great painting and very inspirational stuff so far, keep it up all looking good. So, for me, after saying I’m done for the month and “should” be packing for holiday, tidying house, buying euros, going to work, etc... I got a bit carried away Im going to get the rest of the structure done before going away but the gremlins will have to wait until I get back in August
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    Gen Con 2018 Newsletter

    I’m a bit torn, as a Gremlin player, I like the alt Lenny and Nightmare box, but all depends what’s also available specials and alts from previous sales, for if I take the delivery and import charges it’s a lot so I’d rather get a lot in one go, or wait until Black Friday and hope the nightmare box is available then.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    So I’m off on holiday in a week and need to do so much tidying, packing, etc before I go. So, calling it done for the month The Sow (8) A wild boar (5) Burt and Fingers (18) Total of 31 points from a planned 35 and half the models I had planned to do this month have actually been done.
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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    Some more painting done before packing for holiday I have a fair bit of weathering effects to go and still need to sand down the sides before I can add water effects but should be complete by end of month
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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    Hi all, A fair bit of progress with these terrain pieces Ill spend today filing down the sides of all three terrain pieces then I’m happy to start painting this one up. The tree I’m really happy with and have been a bit carried away painting before completing the base. This is the last pond piece I’m having for my board. I have another house to put together and then want to make some blocking terrain, I’m thinking; Moonshine still wooded area pig den Loot tower/horde/pile o’ crap
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    New Video Battle Report

    Just finished watching and have to say that I really enjoyed it! Just about right timing, not at all too long (have been put off with 2+ hour reports in the past). I really like how you show the card draw, and the mid game chat was really good to see how the guys felt they were doing and plans going forward. My request would be more gremlins reports, but I’m subscribing and likely watch all future reports. I appreciate the huge effort it goes into making these vids so thanks muchlies.
  17. So I get in from work to check website to see this crew and my 4 year old daughter happens to be watching MLP at the same time....it’s fate. I like the idea of the crew and I really enjoy playing Ulix, so I’m in. It feels to me that it’s more likely these are piglets rather than boars so possibly we will see another companion box to go alongside it. Either way, I’m in. Edit: on reflection the ponies are quite large compared to the Gremlin and I’ve remembered there are three boars in the Ulix box so these ponies probably are alt boars
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    Hi all, My pledge for July will be; the Sow (8) 2x Wild boar (10) Fingers (10) Slop Hauler (5) 1x young La Croix (2) 6 models totalling 35 points
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    Monthly painting challenge - June

    Hi all, as it’s almost month end I’ll call quits to getting anymore done this month Ulix, Merris and a scenery piece finally complete for a total of 26ss
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    Monthly painting challenge - June

    @Franchute that’s a very nice necropunk Im falling behind a bit this month, good early start finished Merris and scenery piece and halfway through Ulix, just need a bit more motivation to get him and a few other models done in month
  21. Great report and an excellent board, please post more
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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    Not much of an update as have been away but working on some more terrain pieces, still no start on a gaming table yet
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    Monthly painting challenge - June

    Here’s my pledge for the month as a tournament on July 1st will need a fully painted Ulix crew.. Ulix - 15ss Meris (almost finished) - 6ss Sow - 8ss (I think, card not nearby) boar - 5ss fingers - 10ss trixie - 9ss (I think, card also nowhere to be found) terrain piece - 5ss approx 58ss, I know, I know, I never get so much done in a month, but let’s see
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    Monthly painting challenge - May

    Sure no worries, back from holiday now so hopefully picking up paint brush again on sunday 😀
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