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tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Mar 2016 5:17 p.m. PST

I've dyed some sheets and did a trial layout on my home game table


The basic idea is to dress tables as The Hive, using dyes sheets and the miniature travel boxes to add to the table vertical levels.


So I'n not happy with this yet. I want to texture the sheets in some way. Either I can dye darker streaks, or perhaps use bleach for lighter ones. I have also been thinking about using texture paint.


Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2016 5:37 p.m. PST

Have you thought about throw-away terrain? I would think you could take some plastic or styrofoam cups and a can of spray insulation. It would take a hour or so, but when you get to the con take the cups and spray foam out to the parking lot(or in your room on newspapers)and using the cups as a form cover the outside with the spray foam(maybe attach a couple of cups together to form large colony). Then take a knife(plastic should work) and trim the shape to taste, add a wash of darker color if you desire, and when the con is over toss in the trash.

Light weight and not too expensive(foam most expensive part) and disposable. Or give the "hives" to any players that might want them.

TheBeast15 Mar 2016 12:19 p.m. PST

More 'stuff' leaning against the boxes, under the sheets?

Stacks of diminishing half cups might be a ticket.


tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Mar 2016 5:16 p.m. PST

I can't bring myself to do throw away terrain. I'm too environmentally aware.

I can do the more "stuff" though. I'm also gonna try and texture the sheets with color

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