Moros Posted December 19, 2010 Report Share Posted December 19, 2010 Well I've finally got the photos sorted out, and here are some pics of my latest board. The baseboard is 20mm blue craftfoam stuck on to 3mm MDF board. All the rock faces and any elevations are again 20mm blue craftfoam built up to the required level. All rock faces were carved with a mixture of hot wire tools and a sharp modelling knife. The sides of the board have been faced with more 3mm MDF to provide rigidity and prevent damage during transportation (yes, it fits perfectly in the back of my car). The cottage and mine structure are moveable, as are the barrels and crates and rail trucks. Both the cottage and warehouse have a removable roof to allow the game to continue inside. All of the trees are magnetised, so it is easy to move figures through the terrain area but they won't fall over when the table is knocked. The sandy area through the middle of the board is just that, bird sand painted yellow ochre whilst the grass is a variety of modelling flocks. The warehouse is scratch built using 3mm foamboard and a shed load of coffee stirrers. The roof is again 3mm foamboad with very thin corrugated aluminium. The hillside mine, cottage and rail trucks are all kits (plans and a handful of wood mainly) from those nice chaps at OzSteam. These guys have a range of interesting stuff obviously aimed at train modellers but some of which is ideal for steampunk themed scenery etc. Their stuff is 'On' gauge which translates to 1/43rd Narrow gauge. Ideal for Malifaux. The board has now had several games played on it and I can safely say that it has been a success. Despite the fact that some of the scenery is 'fixed', there is still enough variation with the movable terrain features to ensure that no two games are ever the same. When I'd first completed the board and stood back and looked at it, the first thing that struck me was the sheer number of trees (35 in all). I thought that as they were mainly around the edge of the board the volume wouldn't matter, however we have found that this actually encourages players to use this cover for some outrageous flanking moves despite the fact that there is more than enough cover around the central area of the board. Enjoy. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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