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First tourny table created

Sam here with an update on what Damien, Bruce and I have been up to recently.

As we begin to host some tournaments in Worcestershire, a few of us decided that we wanted to make some of our own terrain. We have made enough for two boards and therefore the first Six Up Save terrain has been finished.

Back in January last year, myself and Matt bought a lava gaming mat from Deep Cut Studios but have had no terrain to place on it. Adding to the fact that this board is going to live in Damien's gaming room we thought a Khornate / Daemonic / lava board would be perfect.

Those attending Back To Basics and any of our other events will possibly play on this table. We have built enough to do this and another similar board.

So far we have built:

4 lava filled craters
4 empty craters (not on above board)
3 smaller 6" high volcanoes
1 large double chimney volcano. 9" high
1 large archway (not on above board)
12 rocks
3 towers of rubble for models to be able to climb (not on above board.)

When they arrive from the post we will also have some flickering led smoke markers which will hopefully help bring the board to life a bit more.

My main job during this project was do paint the lava and it was a lot of fun. Here is a closer picture of the lava pools that I painted to match the board.

I am very happy with how they came out.

My paint recipe for these is as follows.

Model air hull red
Model air light red
Game colour medium orange
Games workshop troll slayer orange
Games workshop fire dragon bright
Model air yellow ocre 
Model air medium yellow
Games workshop flash gitz
Games workshop white scar / flash gitz 1/1
Model air light red to tidy the whole thing up at the end.

For the volcanoes I followed the same process but then used Valejo water effect to give it a more natural look.

This whole project started with me and Damien getting chipboard, polystyrene, filler and a lot of PVA glue. Damien cut all of the wood to the right sizes whilst I sanded and began to carve the polystyrene volcanoes.
The craters were a fantastic idea of Damien's and look really effective. He made them by smoothing out filler into a circle like so.
Our archway was made using all of our off-cuts and is big enough for a rhino to drive through. A Khorne symbol is carved into its base and will be filled with blood.
The rocks were made out of expanding insulation foam. Simply sprayed onto wood. Allow to dry. Spray black and dry brush grey.

We are very happy with what we have made and aim to get a second set of tables done using Bruce's terrain before the Back to Basics tournament.

If anyone has any ideas for boards that they would like to see in the future please comment and let us know, we would like your ideas.
Our current plans are nuclear waste lunar board, ruined city and snow.


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