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Collins Does Savage Frontier

Collins Does Savage Frontier

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About the Project

The Kickstarter isn't even over but my mind has been getting super excited over it and wants to build a table ahead of time!

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farting about

Tutoring 3
Skill 3
Idea 3
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Painted the roof tiles with soft tone dipPainted the roof tiles with soft tone dip
farting about

I have done some substructure tests for the fir trees.

after seeing a few people play with static grass I thought I would give it a go. admittedly I don’t have 10mm to start it off, just the normal 3mm from GW and its reasonable for me to say it failed and looks pants.

so I can either go and spend some money on the right static grass or I can default to my previous successes.

Moss from the garden. firstly, its free so bonus! and secondly I don’t need to worry about wastage. some bits of it are better than others but if I don’t use it I can either bin it or put it aside for making ground scatter.

I will end up spraying it with 3m contact glue, sprinkle with foam flock and then seal with watered down PVA and varnish. worked a treat for my afghan deciduous trees.

test of layout

Tutoring 3
Skill 4
Idea 4
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test of layout

For me to make this a nicely modular board I am going to have to get a few more of the hills, corners and flats etc. the river won’t be going anywhere at this rate either. that’s not something I had considered when buying it.

I am really impressed by the sturdiness of the tiles though.

I have plans to redo my afghan terrain using these tiles now too as it would be so much easier to use going forwards.

Anomalia tiles arrived and doing the roofing

Tutoring 3
Skill 3
Idea 3
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Box of HDF and a few questions from my wifeBox of HDF and a few questions from my wife
the proposed layout for the settler outpost tilethe proposed layout for the settler outpost tile
cutting down the top of the first layer of shinglescutting down the top of the first layer of shingles
offset each layer for it to work as a roofoffset each layer for it to work as a roof
Anomalia tiles arrived and doing the roofing
Anomalia tiles arrived and doing the roofing
tying it in under the previous layer for weather proofingtying it in under the previous layer for weather proofing

so I committed to redoing the roof on both the huts now. I still need to find a way to dull it down (army painter dip perhaps).

I discovered that what I thought I would need to do both of the roofs was only just enough to do one! there is more popsicle stick chopping coming up in my future.

I kept the overlap at the top as that is how they did it. the top boards from the prevailing weather side extend above the Ridgeline to stop water entering the house at that point. This did also dictate the layout on the tile somewhat as both roofs need to be orientated the same direction for it to make sense.

The Anomalia tiles were not hard to build, just time consuming. I used PVA (Mod Podge as that’s what I had) to glue them and now they strike me as being pretty study to be honest. whether I love them when done remains to be seen but so far I am happy with them.

Anomalia tiles arrived and doing the roofing

Tutoring 2
Skill 2
Idea 2
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big box of HDF and a few questions from the wifebig box of HDF and a few questions from the wife
anticipated layout for the settlement tileanticipated layout for the settlement tile

Pimp My Shingle Roof

Tutoring 4
Skill 4
Idea 4
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Whilst I was doing the wood piles I couldn’t help thinking that the roofs look cool and all but they’re not 3D.

Given that I might be snowing these later this could be a complete waste of time. but I want to try it and see whether the 3D nature pays off under the snow dusting it’ll get later.

Off to the popsicle stick collection! £1 for 50 sticks, cheaper than buying from 4Ground but requires much more effort..

fat = less effort. thin = better to scalefat = less effort. thin = better to scale
6 fat ones per stick or 12 thin ones per stick6 fat ones per stick or 12 thin ones per stick
test a look. left flat and right supported by matchtest a look. left flat and right supported by match
trim down the first layer so you don't have a silly lip or need to use a match which added too much heighttrim down the first layer so you don't have a silly lip or need to use a match which added too much height
much nicer and flatter! happy days.much nicer and flatter! happy days.

First steps into a snowy world

Tutoring 4
Skill 3
Idea 4
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First steps into a snowy world
First steps into a snowy world
First steps into a snowy world
First steps into a snowy world

All three orders were put in at the same time and 4ground were the ones that won the race! no word of the other two yet.

I built the building PDQ and added in all the extras I had got too. Basic things you would expect in a woodsmans cabin, bed, bench and table. I also made a chopped wood pile and stored it under the porches as after all you would want to keep a healthy stash of seasoned firewood nearby at all times.

The woodpile was achieved by cutting up a 1cm thick stick found in the local forest floor into 1cm lengths and then quarters to look like it has been chopped. then it was all glued together using superglue. the glue is hidden between the logs and a lot is used behind it where you can’t see to bind it all together. It should never break or fall apart now. the bark and the wood core would easily separate you see. so lots of glue was used to prevent that.

Planning and buying

Tutoring 3
Skill 1
Idea 6
2 Comments

Base board ordered from Anomalia Games

Woodland bases ordered from Wargames Tournaments

buildings ordered from 4Ground

 

4Ground American legends New England pioneer hut4Ground American legends New England pioneer hut
4Ground American legends New England settlers cabin4Ground American legends New England settlers cabin

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