Jump to content

Welcome to The Bolter and Chainsword
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Photo

Modular Wargame Table Cover


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1
Dolchiate Remembrancer

Dolchiate Remembrancer

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 1,376 posts
  • Location:Montreal, Qc, Canada
  • Faction: CSoV, TSons

Hey guys and gals!

 

I assume my question is in the right forum as it is technically about basing, just not models but the wargame table itself. I'm in the process of building a modular 6X4 wargame table out of Vinyl tiles(see here) and was wondering what could be the easiest to most elaborate, cheapest to most expensive option I would have to texture-ize or cover these tile pieces to make them look like a battlefield.


Segmentum Ultima::Dolchiate Sector
Tales of Warfare in a Sector of the 41st Millennium
Hobby Blog: The Repainting
gallery_29004_6198_5619.pnggallery_29004_10383_212.pngsml_gallery_29004_10691_5192.pnggallery_62972_10568_30745.jpggallery_48988_10069_9408.pnghPRn0FW.pnggallery_48988_13169_15439.png


#2
Wraith776

Wraith776

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 305 posts
  • Location:Victoria, Australia
  • Faction: Dark Angels

I have seen people using plaster for texture. Rub a bit of it on top with you hand and your hands contours will leave little bumps and stuff in it. Paint it up and it looks pretty good.


  • Dolchiate Remembrancer likes this

Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment - Isidor Akios


#3
Lucio

Lucio

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 804 posts

This stuff is pretty useful for adding some depth to the tiles, there's a mix of hills, rocks, gullys and various buildings. The plastic is reasonably robust, similar to plasticard

 

http://www.amera.co....uct.php?range=f


gallery_29004_10383_9506.pnggallery_29004_9903_3512.pnggallery_29004_9903_10777.pnggallery_29004_9303_6286.pnggallery_29004_10383_5240.pnggallery_30308_9518_1112.pnggallery_30308_9518_3604.pnggallery_30308_9518_4931.pngsml_gallery_81724_10136_2068.pngETL_2015_Banner_02_Custos_Fidei_03.jpg

 

 


#4
Jeff Newton

Jeff Newton

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 243 posts
  • Location:Easton, PA USA
A friend of mine covered his table with textured wallpaper and pained that to look like charred dirt.

#5
Dolchiate Remembrancer

Dolchiate Remembrancer

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 1,376 posts
  • Location:Montreal, Qc, Canada
  • Faction: CSoV, TSons

A friend of mine covered his table with textured wallpaper and pained that to look like charred dirt.

This sounds pretty good. Could you ask him for some quick pics and a link?

Segmentum Ultima::Dolchiate Sector
Tales of Warfare in a Sector of the 41st Millennium
Hobby Blog: The Repainting
gallery_29004_6198_5619.pnggallery_29004_10383_212.pngsml_gallery_29004_10691_5192.pnggallery_62972_10568_30745.jpggallery_48988_10069_9408.pnghPRn0FW.pnggallery_48988_13169_15439.png


#6
Dolchiate Remembrancer

Dolchiate Remembrancer

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 1,376 posts
  • Location:Montreal, Qc, Canada
  • Faction: CSoV, TSons
Slight update

First time busting out the WIP wargaming table top!
20150918_202010.jpg20150918_202026.jpg

The original plan was to mod podge felt to the surface but going to change that by painting different fabric covers.

My question now is what sort of fabric to use?

Segmentum Ultima::Dolchiate Sector
Tales of Warfare in a Sector of the 41st Millennium
Hobby Blog: The Repainting
gallery_29004_6198_5619.pnggallery_29004_10383_212.pngsml_gallery_29004_10691_5192.pnggallery_62972_10568_30745.jpggallery_48988_10069_9408.pnghPRn0FW.pnggallery_48988_13169_15439.png


#7
Doomrider!

Doomrider!

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 10 posts
  • Location:Slaanesh's Palace of Wonders
  • Faction: The Slaaneshi Sabers
I'd go for something soft like felt but that's just me :)

#8
nismogrendel

nismogrendel

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 248 posts
  • Location:Montgomery, AL

How much $ do you have to spare?  The FAT mats are awesome for the price.  About $100 and you get a quality printed mousepad like material.  I got their urban one and really like it.


gallery_30308_9518_3622.pnggallery_30308_9518_10060.jpggallery_30308_9518_1255.jpggallery_30308_9518_1085.jpggallery_85038_11344_9483.png


#9
Dolchiate Remembrancer

Dolchiate Remembrancer

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 1,376 posts
  • Location:Montreal, Qc, Canada
  • Faction: CSoV, TSons

How much $ do you have to spare?  The FAT mats are awesome for the price.  About $100 and you get a quality printed mousepad like material.  I got their urban one and really like it.

Its a little much. I mean right now Felt cover is still an option at about 15.00$ a roll(about 8 pounds I think...) If I can get something cheaper then awesome!


Segmentum Ultima::Dolchiate Sector
Tales of Warfare in a Sector of the 41st Millennium
Hobby Blog: The Repainting
gallery_29004_6198_5619.pnggallery_29004_10383_212.pngsml_gallery_29004_10691_5192.pnggallery_62972_10568_30745.jpggallery_48988_10069_9408.pnghPRn0FW.pnggallery_48988_13169_15439.png


#10
Komodo

Komodo

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 477 posts
  • Faction: Dark Angels

Buy some plywood or any other sturdy material to serve as a base, buy foamcore. Cut 6 24x24 base material and foamcore pieces, Glue them together, carve foamcore whatever you like, hit it with sand and grit and paint it. Really cheap and gives you ability to customize your table yourself, as well as compact storage ability.


  • Dolchiate Remembrancer likes this




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users