Do the magnets for the scatter actually stick to it? And is the magnetic sheet above or below the MDF?
The sheet was on top of the MDF, under the sandpaper (roads) and foam (everything else). I had 3 sizes of rare earth magnet on hand and with the largest of them there was a little bit of pull, but even then not really strong enough to be of much use. Generally when I build scatter I try to put a little weight at the bottom to help it stay upright; I think in this case that will do about as well as the magnets given the minimal attraction I was seeing.
(Edit: I should say the attraction was weak over the foam - it was probably better on the thinner road surfaces but not as useful there.)
One of the games I play is a superhero-themed RPG called Mighty Protectors. I've been looking around on and off for appropriate minis but there aren't many companies that cater to this small segment of the market. For the ones I did find, I decided to put together a page of info about them. Please comment if you know of any I've missed!
I decided to try out some papercraft buildings to get some structures on my city boards cheaply and quickly. However, because I'm incapable of leaving anything alone, I lined them with foam for durability and played around with adding lighting on a few.
I built a cheap photo booth of sorts to get better pictures of minis and smaller terrain projects. There's a down side in that it shows off everything wrong with my paint jobs, but it really did improve the image quality for the price of a couple of clip-on lamps.
drl2, I'm a huge fan of cardstock buildings for gaming. I gave up on using simple cardstock, though, many years ago. I print them on full-sheet label paper, 8.5" x 11". I cut them out, and I apply them to 2-3mm thick cardboard, from the framing shop. I use square wooden dowels from the crafting stores, to glue them to, in the corners. I also glue square dowels across wall sections, to prevent warping -- PVA/Wood Glue works super-fast, and it is super-effective.
To be honest, I find my method superbly effective. They have plenty of heft, compared to cardstock! They are structurally strong, incredibly strong compared to cardstock! I print on a color laser printer, so the ink won't run if they get wet.
I even figured out that I can apply the label paper printouts to paper towel/toilet paper tubes, for curved crenelations on round castle towers! This gives the crenelations strength, and durability.
I've heard/seen others using foamcore as a sub-structure for cardstock buildings. I find foamcore too expensive, and too easily damaged, for my purposes. YMMV. I love your work. Please keep sharing! Cheers!
Very impressive! Super Hero gaming, or something else? I could see my Dark Samurai hurling a Volkswagon Beetle at a super villain -- hopefully missing bystanders! Don't ask... Cheers!
Yep, I run a semi-regular family Mighty Protectors (Villains & Vigilantes 3) campaign, plus since our local game store is also a comic shop I'm hoping to do some loosely connected one-shots there once we're finally out of the COVID woods.
Crafting has slowed for the season, partly due to the fact that most of my gear and workspace is out in the cold garage, partly because a lot of my hobby time has been devoted to starting up a virtual D&D campaign. Mostly just a little mini painting and having a lot of crafting videos on in the background while working (and amassing a long list of projects for the future).
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