Discussion in 'Scenery' started by Eightballz, Nov 29, 2018.
This is the right time of year to look for cheap (ish) snow-covered trees, too. There are trees for those cute little light-up villages some people do, as well as (much better-looking, IMO) trees for model railroads.
Bachmann makes the trees for railroads, I have many of their non-snow-covered trees. Don't know who all makes trees for the villages.
Even a Walmart will have lots of snow covered trees for sale. I know the one local to me has many display boxes with them in various sizes. Now would be the time to stock up, as Section9 has noted.
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Yes, curved walls are a good thing. They are not hard to do, If... you have experience with them and know how to make forms, and are patient... most of the time to make them is time needed for things to dry/cure thoroughly. Click my sig to see my old terrain thread which has copious examples of curved walls and buildings.
The table looks very nice. The raised section, did you consider hollowing it out to make it a playable "interior" area?
Other solutions to height difference would be some foam 'stairs' but make to look like rockfall or something. Maybe even a terrain piece that is similar to the way the Giant's Causeway looks. (try an image search too.) Make it on its own base so it could be moved or removed as needed.
@buying trees: I ve bought 20 Ziterdes Trees. 17cm- 22cm, 10 trees for ca 10 EUR. The snowy base is build quickly. White spray and Maybe a bit snow. But I need 20 more :D
The weekend was very productive. Mainly I built buildings.
First, I built a second silo. I pimped it with pipes from the sanitary and created a connection bridge to the first silo. I really like the two silos. They have a lot of details and look just great. In addition they relativize the height of the rocky part.
In addition, we have built the highlight building of the plate. It is the dock crane by ttcombat. A great kit. Many details and very clean cut. Afterwards the crane was painted directly. But smaller snowfalls are still coming.
Ut just gets better and better keep it up.
In the wintry sunshine yesterday I made a few pictures of the entire plate in the current working status. I hope you like the pictures.
Great work! This table is a scene which really tells a story.
I painted the trains and snowed some platforms. The platforms look great. The yellow-green color scheme looks good. The brown rust. I have whiten the edges and whiten individual areas. In the end, I sprayed up glue and sprinkled snow. Excellent!
In addition, I have put about 50 trees on bases. I put some filler on it and finally brushed with white paint, glue and sand. The trees will get some white spray and ice crystals.
Open points are now only the train tracks and smaller Details.
About three weeks ago I started with my snow scenery. Now I'm done except for some small things. What a wonderful action. I am very satisfied with the result. The wintry mood of the scenery is pretty nice. The technical design of the height has become real good.
Stop talking. Clear the stage for Eightballs winter scenery!
Nice work! When are you going to play on it?
Where is the :nosebleed: emoji we had on the old forum? This thread deserves it!
Thank you for the friendly comments!
Between Christmas and New Year a friend will visit me and we proof the table. From Dawn till Dusk :D 5-6 Matches.
In the last few weeks I have played about 6-7 rounds. Among others ITS Tic Tac Toe and Capture and Protect. But also very simple missions with three antennas in the middle.
First, I had to introduce a table rule. You can not look through the firs and the line of sight of the firs is blocked to the ground. Otherwise the numerous trees would hardly be usable.
The field was very good play. I had to be careful that it did not get too crowded, so that TAGs and big REMs still get through. But there was always a good game.
After two matches I started to rebuild the Scenery. The landscape does not have to be the way I planned. I was able to set up the 12x12 inch floor panels very diversely. In one version, there was a canyon in the middle. That was extremely cool.
My conclusion is very positive. And next weekend the table will be played on a tournament. I'm looking forward to the feedback.
Wow Seriously, this is simply amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us!