No one has guessed it....all will have to wait on the vid...sorry.
My guesses are:
-Dowels with pebbles glued on 3 sides. -TP or paper towel glued into a solid shape, pebbled as above. -Clay with a special pattern. -an exceptionally good paint job -A plaster cast mold -Always guess Canada. I've never been right, but why not? So, Canada. -a whole new technique that bears no semblance to previous ones mentioned above.
But, I am mostly just eager to see the vids, so Scotty doesn't have to share his secret yet.
Canada? Canada! Funny for me since I was born there! Seriously though this has been a very interesting discussion. Some of you folks out there are probably like me and will make scads of stuff for all the methods. Why? Because we like to make things of course! I can hear my wife now, "...yes dear, but where will you put it?" I think that is probably the biggest problem I have: STORAGE. (Ominous music plays)
The 2.5 Next system is definitely a space saver, and easy to transport elsewhere for gaming. I'll make some version of this to be sure, as it has numerous applications. But I like lots of terrain because I am primarily a miniatures gamer. So many of these ideas are great for wargames as well as rpgs. One thing that my wargaming buddies and I have in common is our diversity of terrain. Between us we can cover just about any time period for any game we are playing. That is no easy feat I can assure you! The upshot of it is that some elements stay the same no matter what you do for a game. Rough ground, forests, jungles and hills, rivers and streams are universal elements. Once you have those, everything else is window dressing.Something to remember when crafting your game pieces.
thankfully this series came up when it did. I've been pondering how to do some modular interior "tiles" after seeing Scotty's original cave floor/modular wall videos. It seems Scotty's current NEXT method is similar to what I was thinking of doing so it's good to see how well it worked out for him.
Post by Sleepy Hollow Mike on Aug 25, 2014 15:11:33 GMT
It is our inclusiveness that defines us as group. We here involve ourselves in not only the crafting of many different things, using vastly different methods but we encourage and support all types of crafting and all types of skill levels. I think many of us are quick to offer suggestions to others (sometimes even when not asked! Lol). That goes to the close knit feeling that the moderators and Admins have fostered here.If you craft it, show it here!
"There may come a day when the world of men falls! Today is not that day!"- Aragorn son of Arathorn
I just finished watching your vid for the walls 3 TIMES in a ROW! OK, so I forgive you DMScotty, mostly.
I love your walls. Simple as that. I will make them, all different kinds: stone, like yours; wooden look, snow topped, and green hedge are on the top of my list. I will still keep and use my dungeon tiles as I put a lot of hard work into them. The mats, now, well the jury is still out on those. The idea has merit, but there's just something...I don't know...we'll see.
I have 3 or 4 other projects to finish before I can start on the walls.
Thanks for this, DMScotty, but you still have rotten timing. You should have thought of this and brought this out months ago! What are you trying to do to us? GEEZ!
You could probably make them look even better with a vertical strip for the cardboard with the sides and top lined with the peeled foamcore...and not needing to worry about the sand except on the ends, which could probably be done by way of just hot glue as well.
In my first experiments with 2.5D I made almost everything 2.5D except the miniatures. So everything from furniture to doors were 2.5D. As I evolved a bit I found it gave more flavor to have 3D objects but use the 2.5D tiles for the buildings and dungeons. Many people have their own take on it and some use more 3D or detail in their games than I do. All ways are valid and what works at someones table aesthetically, mechanically and time management wise is a choice each GM must make for their group.
As mentioned, I have a fairly vast collection of 2D printable map and texture files, including a lot with furniture and features that would look great taken from their original map file and used as a place-able object.. so, I think, rather than trying to recreate such fine details myself in a 3D object, I will see if DM Scotty's original "everything 2.5D" experiment works with cut paper printed art.. I mean, do the players need to see under the table? In my view, sculpting a 3D barrel is lovely to look at, but you have to balance a flat based miniature on that if the player character climbs up there.. a flat bit of raised cardboard with the texture printed on top would be much easier to use in play.
So, I will try it out, and as always, share the results with the forum and FB community.
Use an external image host, such as photobucket, and link the images via the image URL, using the Image Link icon, it should show up right away on the post, or you can preview before posting, to double check it worked correctly.
When I make stuff I always make sure a standard mini can stand on it. Someone once complained that my chairs have a 5' square seat, which is enormous, but scale and playability rarely meet comfortably.
I err on the side of playability. As I have always said, it is a representation of the object, not a scale replica. I am not trying to create a photo real scaled diarama of reality, I am too lazy for that.
While there is nothing wrong with fully 2.5d objects on tiles, consider why then are you using 3d minis? Everything is just a token anyway - even the minis. It will always come down to what you are comfortable with creating and what works for your style of game.
I also like to turn over tables, knock over barrels and bookcases, with a 3d object I just flick it. For a 2.5d object, I'd need another one...
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT