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Dalanshin05 Feb 2010 7:52 a.m. PST

Hey All,

I was commissioned for a 6 piece set in January for "War in the Age of Magic", a game for 15mm fantasy miniatures.

This was my first time working on a scale smaller than 28mm and I had alot of fun making the stuff.

Here is a link to the first piece, the Graveyard:

I used masonite, foamcore, pink foam, toothpicks, coffee stirrers, and a few bits of wood. The piece is intended to be placed at the edge of the table, allowing the controlling player to bring lost units back in to the game.

I'll be posting the rest of this set soon, you can also check my blog for updates on this and other projects:

Questions and comments are always welcome! :) thanks

Splintered Light Miniatures Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Feb 2010 7:55 a.m. PST

Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

doc mcb05 Feb 2010 8:34 a.m. PST

Yes, that's excellent.

Dalanshin05 Feb 2010 1:06 p.m. PST

Hi JJ,

How I did it: there is nothing out of the ordinary here if you have some experience making terrain. If you have specific questions I'd be happy to answer them. I listed the materials 'cause those questions usually come up but the techniques are pretty standard.

Lessons learned: I did not come across anything unusual during the construction (except for the little zombies occasionally digging their way to the surface).

Acharnement05 Feb 2010 4:27 p.m. PST

Check out Dalanshin's Goblin Cave, too. Really well done, and can be compacted when putting it away to save on storage space.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2010 4:52 p.m. PST

Wow, that quay you did makes me want to go load up "Thief" on my computer again! Nice job!

Dalanshin06 Feb 2010 10:50 a.m. PST


That is a fine compliment, I LOVED the Thief games and they still inspire my art & game design concepts to this day.

When the docks are all done I am thinking about doing something based on Iron Kingdom's "5 Fingers: Port of Deciet".

But all of this dock stuff may need a different thread methinks :)

Dalanshin08 Feb 2010 9:49 a.m. PST

Hello all,

Just stopping by to share the next set in this collection:

These are the Illusion Markers for War in the Age of Magic, a 15mm scale Fantasy miniatures game. The controlling player places three of these on existing terrain sections to indicate that they may be an illusion.



The Illusions are a set of three, made with foamcore, pink insulation foam, MDF and painted with acrylics. The cotton is used to represent clouds over a mountain range. The illusions are not really meant to be in 15mm scale, but a flat representation of something the soldiers might see off in the distance when viewd from their point of view on the table top. My goal was to create something that did not look quite real, to give it a flat quality befitting an illusion or mirage.

Dalanshin11 Feb 2010 6:35 a.m. PST

Here are a couple more:

The Chasm of DOOM:

Storm Cloud:

The Chasm is pink foam, and the Storm Cloud is spray insulation, with an undercoat of interior matte latex painted with acrylics. Lightning is just foam core.

I hope to have a chance to play a game with these rules!!

Bosco0511 Feb 2010 4:02 p.m. PST

Very impressive work. I like the level of creativity with fairly basic materials. Really top notch stuff

Dalanshin12 Feb 2010 10:40 p.m. PST

Thanks bosco, I had fun coming up with these. I'll have the final pieces up here soon.

Dalanshin13 Feb 2010 8:44 p.m. PST

Here are the final two pieces for this set:

Sacred Shrine:

Foggy Bog:

Thanks for checking these out and the various comments!

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