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Manda’s (Amachan) Gaming Table

Manda’s (Amachan) Gaming Table

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About the Project

This project is about my gaming table that I want to be able to set-up quickly for different types of games from different genres. This part will just cover the main table and the generic scenery pieces that will fit in most genres.

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Trees Part 2

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I got all the trees foliaged up. I sprayed them first with spray adhesive and then sprinkled on a coarse flock.

I sprayed a bit of watered down PVA over them to seal them in and toughen them up. Unfortunately some bits of the foliage did fall off, but overall I think they’re still great looking trees.

This was the first time for me making trees and I’m really happy with the results. I’ve learned quite a bit from doing these. Upcoming will be a part 3 where I will do some experiments to see if I can improve my technique.

I though I’d add the video that has inspired me to make the trees the way I do.

Trees Part 1

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I got a pack of deciduous tree armatures from Woodland Scenics, Twisted them, snipped off some branches and stuck them in their base. I will not glue them in their base as I want them removable.

Trees Part 1

I then started the process of sticking bits of seafoam to the branches. I did not have enough seafoam, but I got enough done in order to at least work on the rest of the terrain.

I gave all the trees a base coat of Vallejo Model Air Brown Green (71.030) and then gave it a blast with my airbrush with Vallejo Model Air Sand (Ivory) (71.075) from the top for some shading.

The majority of the trunk of the trees got a coat of Secret Weapon Wash Algea (W013).

Trees Part 1

I was not happy with the result and had hoped the wash would settle more, maybe I need to thin it more next time. But to solve this I gave the trunks a dry brush of Vallejo Panzer Aces Old Wood (70.310) and am now happy with the results.

Trees Part 1

The Board is Finished!!!

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So here are the final pictures of my gaming table. I’m really happy with the results and many thanks to everyone who has contributed with tips to get this to come together like this. Now I just need to wait for some supplies and then I’ll start on the scenery pieces.

The Board Progress Update 9

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I sprinkled on a little bit more flock with some watered down PVA and am really happy with the results now. Hopefully I can seal it in tomorrow and start work on the scenery bits.

The Board Progress Update 9

The Board Progress Update 8

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So, I let it dry and blew air over it with a fan to reveal how bad it was.

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I then diluted PVA and sprinkled it on the table where I wanted to add more and then sprinkled on more flock over there. I’m far happier with how it is looking right now.

The Board Progress Update 8

The Board Progress Update 7, A Flocking Disaster

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I flocked the table and it feels like a flocking disaster….. Let’s wait until it dries and see how it turns out and fix up areas where possible.

The Board Progress Update 7, A Flocking Disaster

The Board Progress Update 6

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So the table is brown again. Now just letting it dry and waiting until the flock I ordered comes in, hopefully this week.

The Board Progress Update 6

The Board Progress Update 5

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COW TABLE!!! 🐮 Okay, there were a couple of rough patches the filler didn’t quite get into and showed up a lot when it was painted. So I went over them with filler. I will have to sand and paint those areas tomorrow.

The Board Progress Update 5

The Board Progress Update 4

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I sanded down the surface of my table and painted it brown. There are some brush strokes visible, but I’m not that worried about it because I’ll flock it anyway, what do you people think?

The Board Progress Update 4

The Board Progress Update 3

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More progress on my gaming table. I sanded the surface smooth and brushed any debris off and then I used a thinned coat of filler to cover the table and fill in any last gaps. Just another pass of sanding left and then on to painting.

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The Board Progress Update 2

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Right, so one thing I didn’t know that was pointed out by a couple of nice people is that I need to seal in the whole board or it will warp. So I flipped it around and coated the whole underside in an acrylic polyurethane varnish in the hope that that will be enough.

The Board Progress Update 2

The Board Progress Update 1

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So I started work on my gaming table. The first layer of filler is down covering most of the gaps in the OSB. I will let this dry for a while and probably tomorrow do a second probably a bit more thinned down layer to get the last gaps I didn’t get.

The Board Progress Update 1

The Plan.

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To start off with I have a 174cm x 116cm or 5 ft, 8 1/2 inch x 3 ft, 9 43/64 inch plate of OSB to start from. This is a bit smaller than a standard 6×4, but close enough. If I were to use a 6×4 in my apartment you wouldn’t be able to get around it and it wouldn’t be useful as a gaming table.

The Plan.

The plan is to seal this in with a wood filler, paint it brown and then simply flock it.

So that’s the table done, but it’s rather boring isn’t it?

After that I’m going to make different scatter scenery bits to spread around the table. These will be generic scenery pieces that works for all types of games, but in order to genre the table I will also do some fantasy/historical and sci-fi scatter pieces. I will go into more debt on how I do things when I actually have done them.

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