Tuesday, June 26, 2012
New Table: The Crystal Desert
Posted by hyv3mynd
I took a break from painting last week to build a new terrain set. You got a sneak peak of it if you read this report.
I have a bunch of the tie-dyed fleece cloths from JoAnn's Fabrics and I've been wanting to get complete terrain sets for each one. It's been a project I've put off for months and this new foam cutter the NOVA guys are using has me inspired.
So I've got two of these brown cloths and needed inspiration so here's what I came up with before I got started.
I like the ideas of plateaus but I'll have to make them shorter and more playable.
From this one I wanted to use the cracked earth texture.
Organic curves and wind-worn feel.
Dried out grasses and undergrowth struggling in a harsh environment.
Here's what I came up with. It's not magazine quality, but my normal requirements of saving time and money applied. This table was done in about 8 days worth of free time (2-4hrs per day).
All pieces have multiple levels. Everything is blue foam (1") or pink foam (2") cut on the foam cutter shown above.
Everything is also airbrushed. The ground pieces use dark brown, burnt sienna, honeycomb, and parchment (FolkArt). The cracks are from a stencil I cut in plasticard and airbrushed dark brown/pure black mix. I used lichen, moss, GF9 rubble, and GW tufts to add finer details.
The crystals and different rock levels are tall enough to give cover to all MC's and non-flyer vehicles. It's not quite 25% yet, but definitely playable. I'm waiting to see what 6th ed brings to finish up the set. Maybe a creepy crystal forest ooooooooh! I don't care what people say, I like the cheesy random stuff.
Anyways, I hope you like it. It was definitely enjoyable to put together. Come to DaBoyz GT 2012 if you want to see/play on it in person!