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Old November 26th, 2013, 11:08 PM
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After getting my own apartment, and convincing my wife to allow me, I began pulling my Heroscape out from old boxes. I recalled the old flocking and paint jobs that I had seen and decided to take a go at it.

I couldn't afford flock, so I bought colored sand. I started out using super glue as well, but that quickly added up. That said, the superglue pieces (those used on swamp water and swamp tiles) did turn out better. I was also able to layer on different rocks.

I also realized those expensive model trees I bought back in the day deserved bases. Here is what came of it.









Having some friends over who had limited or non existent experience in the game, or table top gaming at all (one of my groomsmen and his girl friend) and my then fiance and I played a round. I will post a battle report and link it here. These pictures are just to showcase what it looked like before and after finishing treating most of my hexes.

The Battlefield. I like hexagons, and it seems like its cut out of Valhalla when I build maps this way


Surveying the battlefield from behind my wive's army


Weston loves the nights of his namesake. He uses them whenever we play. Any counter tactics against them would be appreciated


They didn't like the concept of the Airborne Elite being dropped unto height from turn one.


The remainder of these are various shots and angles to give you a feel for the terrain. This one here shows the difference from an Elmers treated grass hex and the swamp treated superglue hexes.


Showing the gravel beach hex type I made.


I modified my Marvelscape concrete for snow.


This shows some detail on a ruin that I painted over with black


The remaining pictures are from the current set up and size. I plan to play soon. The Complaints were that the map favored our side more for the last battle, and the river took too long to cross. This setup is on our new round table, which frees up more space in the apartment. It is smaller, which I don't like, but the wife does let me keep out the Scape on a permanent basis. Compromises.





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Old November 26th, 2013, 11:16 PM
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It all looks good. Love the trees.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 11:44 PM
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Re: Theats' Hex Customs (Picture Heavy)

The terrain looks awesome, but I can't get over how much the tiles remind me of marshmallow Peeps

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Old November 27th, 2013, 12:20 AM
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Re: Theats' Hex Customs (Picture Heavy)

Thank you, and Peeps, shmeeps!

I made the trees using Rail Road trees from a Hobbytown USA. Using Elmers Tri Fold foam board, and an Xacto knife, I cut out hexagons the size of a glyph. I painted them Black, then Green. I flocked out from the base of the trees in three directions, applying 'shrubbery' around the base of it to conceal where it meets the tile.

I also have one penny inside of each Hex to weigh it down a bit. The conifer trees are my favorite, and I use them to take up space on the edge of a map, or to make a dynamic terrain piece in the center. If I make a flat field, the deciduous trees 'plug' into the map, like any hex would. It makes for quick customization to the maps.

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Really great looking stuff!
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I like that colored sand. Where did you get it? If it's less expensive than actual flocking I'm definitely interested.

Good job. You have any plans on painting ripples and pools and stuff on your water tiles?

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I know that Walmart has it, but stores such as Hobby Lobby or Michael's probably carry it, also.

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Really great stuff here Theats
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Walmart or even a dollar store carry it sometimes. And I would like to augment my water but I am uncertain as to how.

Any suggestions?

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Check out Grishnakh's terrain thread. He has a tutorial about improving water tiles.
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