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Re: Weltenlaeufers 3-D Board Project

PostPosted: Wednesday September 18th, 2019 4:40pm
by Weltenlaeufer
I got the second mold for the walls the other day. Now I started to get excited!! :D

I think I gonna keep the walls low so the doors can be put on the walls and it keeps that original look of the board while having a 3-d element.

I also gonna do some extra modular tile sections of passages and rooms so I can build new sections as I go. Lots more casting to do, but its a really fun process, especially now that I can crank out two at the same time! It takes 35 minutes until you can pop them out, so you can do it easily in the evenings at home while doing something else with a timer on.

Its really fun, because you realize how much possibilites you have to build whatever you want and you can cast however much you want, the possibilites seem endless.

I cant wait to glue them on some surface and start painting:D

I also wanna add one more floormold to get some more variety for the rooms. My fall project is offically launched! :D

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This next one is at the wallheight I wanna use with the board. I think its gonna be too claustrophobic with heigher walls and I can always build higher wall sections for modular pieces or with the df terrain i have. I thibk it will preserve the hero quest board look while still giving it that nice 3 d and realistic element. And it solves the flexible door challenge.

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I also like the height in the next one. Higher walls than this gonna make it hard to see the minis I think.

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I layed out a bit of a section to see how a board at this height would look like. I like that the furniture and minis will be nicely visible with this wallheight!

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Re: Weltenlaeufers 3-D Board Project

PostPosted: Friday December 20th, 2019 3:10am
by IvenBach
A good start. Keep at it and share your progress.

Re: Weltenlaeufers 3-D Board Project

PostPosted: Friday December 20th, 2019 2:17pm
by ajjohnsen
Have you seen the 3D board that is currently being developed by DarkOps a UK company? They have an awesomely detailed 3D modular board for HQ that will supposedly be available for purchase in 2020. I know people here seem to like making their own custom pieces, but this does look authentic and you can tell the creators are true lovers of HQ. Here's the URL for their site and the board:

https://www.darkops.co.uk/products/dark ... 7d26&_ss=r

Re: Weltenlaeufers 3-D Board Project

PostPosted: Friday December 20th, 2019 5:21pm
by Weltenlaeufer
Thanks Iven, this is what I needed to hear. I gotta cast again, I ve been lazy! :lol:

@ajjohnsen: Thanks for the link, its great that people keep HQ alive with products like this. I gonna go the long casting road though, fingers crossed I ll get this project goin again this winter!

Re: Weltenlaeufers 3-D Board Project

PostPosted: Friday December 20th, 2019 10:39pm
by IvenBach
Weltenlaeufer wrote:Thanks Iven, this is what I needed to hear. I gotta cast again, I ve been lazy! :lol:


Glad I can help with motivation. I was much more active several years back on the forum but alas life got in the way. I'll lurk from the shadows and appreciate your board.

Re: Weltenlaeufers 3-D Board Project

PostPosted: Sunday December 22nd, 2019 9:37am
by Weltenlaeufer
IvenBach wrote:
Weltenlaeufer wrote:Thanks Iven, this is what I needed to hear. I gotta cast again, I ve been lazy! :lol:


Glad I can help with motivation. I was much more active several years back on the forum but alas life got in the way. I'll lurk from the shadows and appreciate your board.


Welcome back then! :) Its not much of a board yet, but I hope it will be one day. But thank you :)

Re: W's 3-D Board Project

PostPosted: Saturday December 28th, 2019 12:59pm
by Weltenlaeufer
After browsing through Sparkys excellent boardthreat again, which is here:

http://forum.yeoldeinn.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=3282

I got inspired again, got out my box of casts and layed out a bit of the new fieldstone floor casts I got a month ago. I think this is the way I wanna go with fieldstone tiles for the hallways and regular and broken ones for the rooms, with low walls all on the board.

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My goal is to recreate the original board as close as possible, while still having a bit of the 3 d element. I think I gonna keep the walls low like this so I can put on the zealot doors and the furniture is nicely visible. It keeps the spirit of the original for me.

I gonna go to the dentist shop on monday to get a better dental plaster. I wanna try out one grade harder than the one I had so far and see how it goes.

Mission for next month: Casting fieldstone tiles and walls. Then finally deciding on and getting a surface to mount the stuff.

I probably go and create four corner sections and one middle section, but I gotta figure it out once I lay it all out. :) Gonna keep posting my little progress here, it keeps me motivated I hope! :)

Re: W's 3-D Board Project

PostPosted: Sunday December 29th, 2019 12:33pm
by lestodante
good job! I like the big portcullis

Re: W's 3-D Board Project

PostPosted: Monday December 30th, 2019 4:53am
by Weltenlaeufer
lestodante wrote:good job! I like the big portcullis


Thanks Lestodante! I feel motivated again to keep casting! The zealot furniture and doors/portculis are really nice. I think once its finished one day I gonna order the zealot doors for the whole board. :)

Re: W's 3-D Board Project

PostPosted: Friday January 3rd, 2020 11:17am
by lestodante
You have to see the Demon Doorway by Citadel.. I'm sure you will like it: Demon Doorway