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Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 6:58 a.m. PST

Hi Guys,

Here's some wee stuff for the 3mm WW2 terrain board -

They're little 3D prints (from Voxel House digital files I think) that came from a friend, which after I wire brushed a dozen on their tops with my rotary tool, converted them to thatch-roofs, for that Ukrainian village look.

In the parts bag were lean-to pieces, that can be glued onto the side of a building to mix up the basic prints a bit.

(suppose they could be used for 3mm Napoleonics too)

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 7:12 a.m. PST

Wow. Those look amazing.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 7:17 a.m. PST

Very nice – especially for 3mm!

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 8:18 a.m. PST

The buildings do look very good. I also like the spread out look of the village. I suppose that even the members of the village who weren't farmers would have vegetable and herb gardens near the house.


Cavcmdr09 Sep 2021 10:31 a.m. PST

Good painting.

I like the scrubery too. Where did that hail from?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 11:48 a.m. PST

That is a really nice tranquil rural scene. Like something out of "Quiet Flows the Don". Nothing could disturb that surely.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 12:28 p.m. PST

Thank you guys!

DH, we'll be tearing that little scene up pretty quickly too, like we did for the earlier Dompaire game (that you've already seen below).

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Posting this previous pic here again (w/early Monopoly-style buildings I was using a couple months ago) to show how the little houses can be scooted around to accommodate the miniature bases. We use the field area borders on the game mat to specify our terrain location, and the 3D terrain placed in these areas is there to convey the type of that terrain contained, but the specific location of the trees or houses in an area isn't important.

Cavcmdr, here's where these trees came from some 'rubbery shrubbery' on a couple strange decoration balls I saw and bought from Hobby Lobby (used clear Zap glue to stick each plucked piece together into clumps to make nearly indestructible, well, "wee-trees"). :)))

Got to use these tree clumps for a recent ACW Ironclad (1/600th scale gunboats) game too.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 6:46 p.m. PST

thumbs up

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2021 8:59 a.m. PST

I agree they look excellent!
Although I've no interest in the scale per se, I have used 'reduced scale' terrain effects before in games and campaigns, where 15mm stood in for 25mm buildings in the 'support' areas instead of the more expensive models.

I also have a Baldrick~ "cunning plan" afoot to use a similar technique of a styalised BUA footprint for a very specific refight. These could fit the bill bringing some elevation to the scenes but not vertical interference.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2021 3:18 p.m. PST

Thank you too Zeelow!

Dave, that's sounds like an intriguing terrain scaling project – and hope to see or hear more when you're ready with it.

Captain Pete11 Sep 2021 9:50 a.m. PST

Great work on the 3mm Russian buildings, FlyXwire! They look really good.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2021 9:43 a.m. PST

Thanks Pete!

I'll plan on posting a pic or two of the battle board with these buildings placed on it when I get the setup done, which will be one of three armor games scheduled for our group's game day next month.

I'm kind of excited about the event, because I'm supplying all the terrain for these games in three sizes 1/600th, 1/200th, and 1/144th scale (GMing this last one myself a N. Africa scenario), but the 3mm Eastern Front game will be co-judged by a couple friends versed in our Tank On Tank mod-rules. This handing-off of a game presentation that I've prepared, but to be played and co-judged by others, is a scheme I'm hoping will take at our game days. So we can have more games at the same event running simultaneously.

Another thing I'm kind of juiced about, is seeing some old-skool "Mercator" 1/200th scale WW2 minis hit the game table in like 45 years time. These minis Mike Reese (of Tractics fame) brought back from Europe in the '70s, many of which a friend bought from him, but never played with much. However, just recently a close friend bought this old collection up, and we'll be getting the stuff back out onto a game board.

I do already have that game board laid out, and waiting for next month's action -

This winter board uses a fabric printed mat available from Tinywargames Battlemats.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2021 5:25 p.m. PST

The 3mm game board setup is ready, and with some just-finished Soviet AFV additions.

I did add some 1/2-cut tufts to the sides of the houses, to help blend them into the mat better.

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