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Xintao Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 6:40 a.m. PST

We are almost done with the table. Which is a good thing since we leave Tuesday. It has truly been a collaborative effort. Alan and I building the table. Bob and Lou painting over 2000 figures in the last 4 weeks. Lou scuplting some more buildings for us. Alan and Bob will be running Aspern-Essling 3 times and I of course will be running Frostgrave 3 times.

Our gaming foot print has gotten so big that I had a trailer hitch put on my minivan and we will rent a uhaul trailer to bring it all to Historicon.

Here's the latest build pics from last night.


Gluing down flock


Vienna publc works continue. Really happy with the way the wall came out.


How to make a mess with flock, glue and hedgerows.


Cleaned up and ready for some epoxy resin pouring.


Foam dam for the river pour. Using Envirotex Lite.


Important to level the board before the pour.


The river is poured. Takes about 8 hours for it to dry to the touch, 48 hours for full cure.

We still have touch up work to do. Finish the villages, and Vienna. Dress up the river banks. Build pontoon bridges. But we will get there.

If you make it to Historicon, Stop by and say Hi!

T-572 Thursday 6PM
F-566 Friday 1PM
S-567 Saturday 6PM

T-574 Thursday 7PM
F-575 Friday 1PM
S-578 Saturday 7PM


rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 7:10 a.m. PST

This is the first time I looked at your posts on this and I am glad I finally did. You are DEDICATED! I wish I could go to Historican to see it, but I will have to be content with your kindness in posting it here. May the figures do justice to the battlefield.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 7:46 a.m. PST

Jolly good!
The actual fighting place on your display is only a fraction of the table.
It looks like an aerial,map. Whoa.

I wished I coukd go.

ccmatty Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 8:09 a.m. PST

Incredible work! Just fantastic.

wrgmr109 Jul 2017 9:17 a.m. PST

Superb work, well done!
Yes, I also wish I could be there.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 4:08 a.m. PST

Very nice! looking forward to seeing it at Historicon!

Wargaminginmaine Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 4:44 a.m. PST

Thanks for the in-progress photos. Looks great. There is a small group of us from Maine signed up for this game. Looking forward to it!

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 4:56 a.m. PST

Impressive! Look forward to seeing some photos of the game in progress.

Xintao Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 5:57 a.m. PST

Thanks for the comments.

Baranovich10 Jul 2017 9:08 a.m. PST

Truly inspiring work!

pilum40 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 3:46 p.m. PST

See you there. Am flying in from DFW

Ember52 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 10:53 p.m. PST

Safe travels, pilum40, and to all the folks travelling from parts near and far.

VicCina Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2017 6:27 a.m. PST

Looking forward to seeing this in person.

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