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Re: My Warhammer Quest 3D board sections


My Chaos Dwarfs have fired up the forges and I've started work on some Chaos Dwarf-themed versions of the WHQ tiles...

T-junction
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Based on this artwork by Baron Cimitiere
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For the 4x4 lava room I want a heavy metal grate covering the lava pool and decided to go with a combination of a Chaos wheel and some unique Chaos Dwarf iconography, which is from the CD ship in Dreadfleet, and which I've used in a few projects previously:
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After combining the two and resizing the template in Photoshop here's what it will look like
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I decided I didn't like the "W" shapes in the edges, which are based on a similar grate idea in Warhammer Quest Shadows Over Hammerhal, so I changed them, perhaps unimaginatively to the symbol of Hashut. I tried a version that was rotated 45-degrees, so they're all facing inward, but it didn't look good. Here's the freehand drawing of the same idea directly onto the plastic.
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Once the plastic starts getting trimmed away the pressure being applied to the plastic with each cut will cause it to warp, which you can't quite appreciate from this image
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In order to regain some structural stability and flatten the piece back out I added some square bracing on the backside, as well as a central support that will ensure the plastic doesn't bow inward when a few heavy models are placed on it.
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Here's what the bracing looks like (before I put on that central vertical support piece)
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I also needed to trim out a border in the dungeon tile, and I roughed up the interior of the lava pool to make it look slightly eroded. For the trimming I held the plastic piece over the foam and traced the edge out with an X-acto blade to ensure I would get a snug fit.
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Fitting the piece into the board
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And another shot of how it sits. I could trim out the points on the star and cut the rim a little deeper so that the surface is flush with the foam, but I'm planning to put an equal thickness of tile on top of the foam, which will make the finished piece look flush.
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Here's what it looks like so far, minus the central Chaos Dwarf head symbol in the centre, with a CD Warrior and a fragment of WHQ doorway just for scale
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I've also started on a new WHQ project on a different scale....
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After roughly trimming down the columns so they were close to the right size I covered the whole thing with plaster and will need to start sanding to smooth it out further. I'm guessing this is going to take another 1-2 applications of plaster before seams are hidden and things are looking relatively smooth.
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I also managed to find a perfectly sized ring that can be primed and painted
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~N
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