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Jeff Saxton
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With the impending arrival of the Ogre Miniatures #1 Kickstarter, I wanted to have something a little different to play them on. It also was the impetus needed to start a long term project using stuff I'd bought nearly four years ago.

Heroscape tiles, assembled and glued to make an Ogre map:




The ridges are just 1/4" wide strips of black 3/16" thick foamcore cut to fit, and aren't too sturdy, but I also wanted something that showed a 3D ridge, yet would allow an Ogre to pass over it. I'll note here that eagle eyed observers may notice I have one ridgeline in the wrong spot, but I didn't catch that until it was painted, so tough luck.

After the glue was dry, everything was messily oversprayed (outdoors) with a variety of red primer, yellow, two shades of orange, two shades of tan, red, black, some gray primer, and some silver, all using rattle cans. The ridges and craters were then drybrushed with some black and orange for a slight shadowing effect. There were then a few light oversprays with more yellow, orange, and black.

Lastly, the extra crater overlays from my ODE were used as the craters here. The final touch was red dots painted at the four appropriate spots on the long edges to indicate where your forces my initially set up on the map.

Final measurement of the map is about 23.5" x 40", and it is surprisingly stiff once the glue had set.


Forgot the obligatory messy outdoor painting image:


Okay, another edit, but no pics. I'm a bit retentive when it comes to errors I know are there, so the misplaced ridgeline was getting to me. I removed the wrong one and moved it to where it should be, then touched up the paint job. I also noticed after looking at these images that the ODE craters have an obvious "shadowed side" -- so I took off and rotated the offending craters so they all match up in light source direction.

Final edit, I swear (sort of). Total time spent was about five to six hours if you count the trip to the local hobby shop to buy the paints.
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Nice!

A map your miniatures can be proud to fight upon.

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BTW, that's the equivalent of 322 individual Heroscape tiles, using the 1, 2, 3, and 7 hex pieces.

I'm saving the really large sheets for a potential G.E.V. map! Which might actually need no paint at all. Heroscape makes a full range of the proper colored tiles ready to use, including nice smooth blue water.
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Fantastic! The glowing craters are nicely done, but I also like the way you’ve added (through your color mixture) an additional hint of relief of the terrain. Look forward to the GEV map.
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I look forward to testing this in a real world setting. I will admit to being surprised that there are no LEDs to enhance the glowing crater effect...whistle
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martimer wrote:
I will admit to being surprised that there are no LEDs to enhance the glowing crater effect...whistle
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Nostradunwhich wrote:
martimer wrote:
I will admit to being surprised that there are no LEDs to enhance the glowing crater effect...whistle
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The depths of my evility are truly only revealed if you know Jeff. He could easily pull it off, and it would look great. It might take him all of 5 minutes to do.
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Almighty Dave wrote:
Fantastic! The glowing craters are nicely done, but I also like the way you’ve added (through your color mixture) an additional hint of relief of the terrain. Look forward to the GEV map.


I really can't take credit for the craters though, those are the overlays straight out of the ODE box -- I had multiple extras so just used them instead of trying to develop my own.

The issue with the GEV map is it will be half again as large as this one -- there could be a problem with transporting it, not to mention fitting it on a table top. As it is, this "Ogre" one just fits the width of one of those standard plastic cafeteria tables.
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martimer wrote:
Nostradunwhich wrote:
martimer wrote:
I will admit to being surprised that there are no LEDs to enhance the glowing crater effect...whistle
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The depths of my evility are truly only revealed if you know Jeff. He could easily pull it off, and it would look great. It might take him all of 5 minutes to do.


I must admit, a map cast in clear resin, or vacuformed from a clear sheet, with lights underneath, would be feasible. Either would also cost a thousand dollars, easily. Who wants multiples?

[Edit for clarity: I used to be a professional model builder, so I can still access my former employer's machinery]
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One word: "hinges".

Other words: "Four pieces, just like the originals".
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This is beautiful!
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Awesome, beautiful board.

Please post some pics once you have the miniatures on it.

Thanks.
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Nice! But no pictures with any minis on it?
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Mack_me_Bucko wrote:
...I'll note here that eagle eyed observers may notice I have one ridgeline in the wrong spot, but I didn't catch that until it was painted, so tough luck.
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Okay, another edit, but no pics. I'm a bit retentive when it comes to errors I know are there, so the misplaced ridgeline was getting to me.


LOL! That's hilarious. When i read the initial post (which was missing that "another edit" part, i said to myself, "someone endeared enough with this game and their modeling hobby is certainly not going to let a misplaced rubble line stay misplaced for long."

PS: congratulations on a jawdroppingly amazing job.
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sparky00 wrote:
Awesome, beautiful board.

Please post some pics once you have the miniatures on it.

Thanks.


Seconded!
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Mack_me_Bucko wrote:
[Edit for clarity: I used to be a professional model builder, so I can still access my former employer's machinery]


They should have changed the locks after you left!!!

Great job - that map is awesome.
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Thank you to everyone who enjoyed this. I'll be sure to post images with the new KS minis as soon as they arrive. Like many of you I am sure, my metal minis never got painted beyond some primer.
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So my Ogre Minis arrived today, and I quickly assembled one set of the armor. Here they are, unpainted, poorly assembled, on the 3D map:







If it's the PE turn, that Ogre is gonna get hurt.
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