I’ve been spending a lot of time watching Terrain building on Youtube, and
Black Magic Craft has some bad ass videos!
Following one of his earlier video’s I set out to make myself some realistic foam
Dungeon Tiles: VIDEO
I decided to go all in and grabbed myself a
Proxxon 37080 Hot Wire Cutter. This table makes cutting the base foam, and the 1×1 grid lines a breeze:
After all those cuts I went to texturing using a rolled up ball of Aluminum foil, this step really adds a ton of character to the piece:
Just like Jeremy suggest I coat every piece in black acrylic paint & Mod Podge,
the protection and extra weight is really nice:
A couple hours of painting later I had myself a set of
Dungeon Tiles, all that was left was to setup a dungeon and place some 3D prints to see if my hard work paid off:
At this point I was hyped I set out on print some more scatter terrain.
Thingiverse is a great resource, and I’ve really enjoyed Curufin’s (Ryan Beasecker) 28mm models.
I do all my 3D printing on an entry level
FlashForge Finder, this tend to work great for my use cases.
I wasn’t completely satisfied how my paper craft shipping container came out. I thought I could probably do better terrain with cardboard and acrylic paints.
That is when Scotty’s awesome
DIY 3D Ruins from Cardboard Miniature Terrain gave me some much needed inspiration. Shortly there after I set off on constructing my own scene out of a cardboard box.
I managed to constructer 8 pieces in just a couple of days using basic craft supplies:
I have to say, I absolutely love how these pieces came out! I can’t wait to get them on the table for some
Star Wars Legion with my son.
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I’ve been wanting to play some
Star Wars Legion, but don’t have a lot of large terrain to make the matches interesting. Thats when I noticed a had a large pile of cardboard boxes laying in the corner.
I originally thought about create structure from this cardboard and painting them, but then I got an idea, why not print out artwork and textures and glue it to the card board.
The project came out decent, plus I didn’t need to purchase anything. I had everything I needed on hand.
Grab some of the amazing art work over at
TopoSolitario and craft up your own terrain!
With the release of
Blender 2.8 I figured it was time to dive back in and see what all the hype was about. I immediately noticed a much cleaner, and much improved user interface. The software really feels like it’s reached the modern generation, huge kuddos to the development team!
Due to all the changes, and my time away from Blender I needed a little help relearning the fundamentals. This was where the official Blender channel blew me away. I can’t recommend the
Blender Fundamentals 2.8 series enough!
After only a couple of days I’m feeling really comfortable with Blender 2.8, and some of the basic concepts I once knew.
I’m excited for this journey ahead, and ready to improve my Blender skills.
Let’s start by setting bar with a little render of my home office desk.
Lately, I’ve been playing a bit of
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game by Fantasy Flight. The game is seriously fun and quite strategic. Like most strategy games, there is a lot of token and phase tracking, something I thought could be easier with a simple web application! Introducing LotR TCG Tracker!