|The board's humble beginnings, spring 2012|
It also turns out that I don't think I ever posted any WIP shots here, so this one's going to be a bit of a pic-heavy post, since I already have the pics.
To recap the above post, I (since I started playing Mordheim, actually) wanted to make some sort of insane, elaborate table (and actually did manage to make a bunch of buildings, some of which have survived for the above shot, along with a rough cobblestone board that didn't, and a sewer system that never got past some poorly cut PVC pipes).
When, years later, I started playing Malifaux, it was the perfect opportunity to start again. I decided to make a double-decker modular table, with 8 core elements.
|McMourning waves "hello" from his plaster-frosted sewer palace.|
Since I have the opportunity to look back at this, a few notes for any future aspiring miniature city planners:
Make things 1x1' wherever possible. I did 18" because I wanted a little more flexibility to do bigger things, but it ended up limiting things a lot, since I couldn't make small things. Instead, I'd recommend 1x1' squares, where some were mostly taken up by elaborate things and some were pretty generic. I plan to do that if I ever get around to making the above ground level.
|An example of the basic concept|
I took them off for painting, so hadn't looked at this in a long time...
A couple bird's eye shots of the modular board at early stages, which just refuse to not stack.
And another after a bit more work:
...and then there's this gap where I apparently decided it would be a good idea to not take any more photos. I finished plastering everything like the grey tile, which took ages, and then got bored and played other game systems and generally forgot about this project until Malifaux's second edition was announced, at which point I jumped back in with the last of the plaster and then added the walkways.