New(ish!) Modular Terrain Boards
It all came to a head a couple of months ago as I was completing my buildings for Blood Eagle. I didn't have anywhere to store them. This, in turn, meant that I would have nowhere to store anything else. So something had to be done.
That's right. I'd have to go back into the loft. And clear it.
Of course, this also meant that I unearthed my long-lost modular terrain boards. I had completed four boards, two level, one of uneven terrain and one with a flattened hill. I had been excited to find them but was worried they'd be ruined. It wasn't until I began to look out everything for our game of Blood Eagle on Monday that I found an excuse to get them down from the loft and see what state they were in.
I was delighted to find that they were in remarkably good shape. And they looked fantastic in our game of Blood Eagle that night too!
You see, in order to make modular terrain boards really work, you have to be able to use them in as many different configurations as possible. And if you're going to have a stream, road or river on the board, it needs to enter and exit in a way that will like up easily with its adjoining board in as many ways as possible. That meant meeting up in the middle. It also made a rather horrible right angled turn in the river as you can see in the next photo.
Net result: it didn't look good. So my heart went out of the project.
The plan was to open up a corner of the board. To do that I'd have to remove one of the short batons and cut away half of one of the long ones. Before that though I had to remove some of the polystyrene sheets. I took a plastic bag outside to keep this stuff in as I'd need it for a later stage. As the batons were fastened in place with both glue and screw, I removed the latter first and then set about working them free with the aid of a chisel. This didn't work too well, so I changed my plan, cut into them at roughly three-inch intervals and then prised them loose. Not ideal, but it worked. I was left with this:
Come this morning, daylight revealed a still very wet board. Not to worry though, as there was still a lot to do.
Until then, thanks for stopping by!