Friday, 6 January 2017

Prefecture of Ryu - WiP part 2

hi all

More progress on my new Bushido board, the inside of the Daimyo's palace.  As you may know, I've had a little bit of a mind block when it comes to the interior, although Jez from Carrion Crow has suggested that I watch "The Wolverine" for inspiration, not a bad shout as it happens.

I was going to repeat the deployment zone that I did in the last post (which you can see here) for the other side of the board but decided to change it up so it wasn't so symmetrical.  With this in mind I went for a raised platform that will allow my Daimyo to hold audience.  So I took some ceiling tile and foamboard and  came up with


covered with filler and lined with coffee stirrers to make a dais.  Form detail I decided to make a couple of tatami, the mats that fulfill so many functions within the spartan interiors of Japanese buildings.  Firstly I took some foam and a bit of kitchen towel.


I then used very watery paint of differing tones and dripped them onto the towel, not waiting for one tone to dry in order to blend them.  I then PVA'd the towel to the foam.


and finished them off with a couple of oriental(ish) designs in gold and voila.


I then stuck some of the floor tile on the base and painted up the walls (not in that  order!) I painted the dais up as stone just to add some colour to the board.


I needed some more detail so I took a tongue depressor and cut it down to size and used some wooden dowels as legs for a small table to sit at the side of the tatami.


to colour it I just dipped it in sepia ink and then agrax and then added a milliput sake cup and rice bowl that i made a little while ago.  I then added some Kanji as background.



and voila.....


I needed more scatter terrain and luckily for me, Mrs Gobbo bought me some 3D printed pieces from "Master Crafted Miniatures" for xmas.  They were lovely and cheap and look amazing.










They certainly look the part on the board.  I will be adding to the board as and when I can, particularly some zones of control which I will make with a special tool my son got me for xmas but for now this is totally playable and I'll call it done.

**edit** Damon and I played on the board yesterday and the above 4 pics are from the game, note the massive Oni that Damon bought to the party!

hope you enjoy
dGG

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    1. Thanks Roy, it's missing something but I'm not sure what yet

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  2. Nice addition to the board Andy, the mats turned out really well

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    1. Thanks Dave, really simple to do as well. I'm pleased with how they came out

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  3. Wow! Another excellent "Bushido" board, Andy, or for anything else which needs something of an oriental-themed setting. Marvellous stuff :-)

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    1. Thanks Simon, it's certainly coming on, I think it needs a "killer" centrepiece but I'm not sure what

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  4. Even though you say it's not quite finished it still looks great and is certainly very usable as is. Superb!

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    1. Thanks mate, the perfectionist in me I guess..... me and Rulez played on it yesterday and it was fine, needs tweaking as, if anything it was a bit crowded! I'm thinking it just needs a few good pieces rather than lots of little ones.

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    2. I've edited the post so you can see the additional scatter I used such as plants and my Temple statues.

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  5. Very nice, Andy. The long shot of the whole board makes me think that the base board, with suitable walls and decor, could double up as the lobby/ground floor of a 1920's hotel, should you fancy doing a spot of Pulp gaming. Actually, thinking about it, so could your temple board. "Philadelphia Nash and the Jade Scorpion" anyone?

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    1. Love that title Jez! With Pulp gaming any particular set of rules spring to mind? Of course there's always "the Way of the Crow"

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    2. Pulp Alley is supposed to be quite good and i've heard that people have used 7TV2 as well. And 2017 WILL see "Way of the Crow" finished off, so you could use that too. It should be usable for any genre once it's complete - supers, Pulp, Scooby Doo, Doctor Who, even Oriental - although i can't imagine you'll use it instead of your beloved Bushido. But you never know... ;-)

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    3. I might check out pulp alley, as I already have 7TV2. Of course I'll wait for the finished "Way of the Crow" obviously due early 2017 ;-P

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  6. Your terrain is always a joy. more great work. Next up the 3 floor version with connecting stairs 😉

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    1. Thanks dude, you've read my mind, I was thinking sweeping stairway, that doubles up for the hotel grand stairs from Jez's comment above. If I do it right it will fit both genres.

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  7. I've said it before and I'll say it again...your terrain makes me sick as a pig!!

    Beautiful.

    Cheers Roger

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    1. My apologies Roger for upsetting your tummy...

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  8. Really great finish Andy, I do like those 3D printed bits.

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    1. They're excellent sir, great customer service too

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  9. Oh wow! That's some clever modelling right there! Apart from having a lovely board to play on its gone and given me the push I needed to get on with my own lingering projects!

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    1. Thanks Tim, I'm glad it's helping you push on with your own stuff

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  10. Wonderful work dGG. That would be a fun board to play on.

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    1. It certainly was Rod, played on it yesterday and although it was a tough board for my faction it was also quite cool

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  11. It is very nice. Regarding your feeling that something is missing, maybe some sliding shoji screens if you want more LOS breaks, a raked sand zen garden with stones, sword racks, or a shrine alcove?

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    1. Thank you Ed, your suggestions are appreciated. A raked sand zen garden sounds good, Japanese buildings are traditionally sparse so the difficulty is authenticity without being unplayable i.e. Not too many walls as this would be too much blocking/unpassable terrain.

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  12. Some very simple and effective techniques there. The overall effect is wonderful to behold - even though you say it's not finished!

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    1. Thanks Zab, very simple but sometimes they are the best!

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  13. Very pretty. In a game, if a model is knocked down and happens to fall onto a mat, does it get any bonus against being hurt :-) ?

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