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Cork board terrain

Discussion in 'Scenery' started by Marc C, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Marc C

    Marc C Member

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    Made these for another game but realized afterwards that they could be useful for Infinity. Hexagones are 1.75" in diameter.

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  2. Marc C

    Marc C Member

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    Today's batch. Less spectacular. I called them connectors.
    They will allow me to do larger formations or fractal style sprawling formations

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  3. Usashi

    Usashi Well-Known Member

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    Looks interesting though I guess it's better suited for something like battletech. Still playing infinity on a board like that would be fun.
     
  4. Niebieskooki

    Niebieskooki Active Member

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    Do you any particular way of making them or just cut them out from cork board?
     
  5. Mob of Blondes

    Mob of Blondes Well-Known Member

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    They can look as a garden. Add a block with pond at the botom and cascade feeding it. Nobody will notice it's Battletechish then, just a garden decorator obsessed with hexagon concrete.
     
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  6. Marc C

    Marc C Member

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    I start with a cardboard cut out of the bottom shape. Then I cut the shapes in cork board. I use carpenter glue. One coat of gray primer. Then one coat of medium gray hihlights of light gray. I use brown ink the dirty them up.
     
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  7. Marc C

    Marc C Member

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    Yes I was also thinking of a hex garden with water feature in the middle of an urban setting. A full table with wild vegetation would also look good I think. Hex shape rocks appear naturaly on Earth. Its just not very common.
     
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  8. Del S

    Del S Nomadball

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    They do have a sort of urban art/beautification installation vibe to them...
     
  9. chromedog

    chromedog Less than significant minion

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    Basalt forms hexagonal pillar structures - It is the nature of basaltic lava cooling that allows this to happen: this lava is hotter and moves faster than other kinds. As it cools from the bottom up and from the center outward, long fractures form columns that at times take on astoundingly clear-cut hexagons. The whole process is called columnar jointing.
    The Giant's causeway is probably one of the most famous structures formed from it.
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    There's also "Fingal's cave" on the Scottish isle of Staffa.
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    They're the results of old volcanic activity when they form naturally.


    Depending on the hex size, though, they might be of use in a custom aristeia arena ...
     
  10. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    @chromedog beat me to it, but columnar basalt is very common where I live. You usually don't get 5+ft wide columns, though, so going for a more 'concrete' look would be more reasonable. I think the biggest basalt hex I've seen is about a foot wide, and most are more like 6" across the flats.

    Then again, I live ~350miles west of Yellowstone, in the path of the old supervolcano flows. Craters of the Moon is the last time Yellowstone's hot spot erupted, and that's ~200 miles east of me. All sorts of interesting geology where I live.
     
  11. Red Harvest

    Red Harvest River Cool is where I belong

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    You'll be near-ish to the Channeled Scablands too. A bit of trivia. The English Channel was formed by a similar process, although the Channel was formed by one incident. The scablands were formed by multiple events. Fascinating geology/geography.

    Seeing the Giant's Causeway always reminds me about that strange Led Zeppelin album cover for Houses of the Holy.

    Very cool stuff Marc. Are you going to make some that are more linear? perhaps to be used as walls for ad hoc buildings? It could produce a very neat effect.
     
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  12. Marc C

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    Hadn't thought of it that way but now that you mention it.... :clap:
     
  13. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the Channeled Scablands are in eastern Washington state, about 350 miles north of me. Lots of columnar basalt formations up there, too. Pretty amazing what happens when you get a couple cubic miles of water suddenly rampaging through the place. Makes Hercules cleaning the stables look like a garden hose!
     
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  14. Brother Smoke

    Brother Smoke Contractor for the Tartary Army Korps

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    These are super cool

    However I can't help but think they should be used in a theme board for a Bakunin module where they worship bees
     
  15. andre61

    andre61 Well-Known Member

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    Very cool ideal
     
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