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Mad Guru10 Jul 2024 4:03 p.m. PST

Terrain set-up for a campaign battle set on the North-West Frontier of British India & Afghanistan called for the aforementioned "modest foot bridge," which I didn't have in my collection, so I made one. A simple project that IMHO turned out pretty good. If interested, you can find all the details over on my blog by clicking this LINK, & thanks in advance for your time and attention should you choose to do so:

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Meanwhile, here are some pics of the finished project:

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CAPTAIN BEEFHEART10 Jul 2024 4:13 p.m. PST

A clean design with many possible uses. Great work that
compliments a high standard of terrain on the game area.

dBerzerk10 Jul 2024 5:21 p.m. PST

Seriously cool! Great photography too.

myxemail10 Jul 2024 6:19 p.m. PST

The bridge looks great! Very nicely done. The resin water effects look very convincing as well

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2024 10:24 p.m. PST

The resin water effects look very convincing as well

First thing that I noticed in the pictures. Super water effects.

rustymusket11 Jul 2024 7:54 a.m. PST

Nice job on bridge and overall on the terrain.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2024 8:32 a.m. PST

Gorgeous terrain!

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2024 9:46 a.m. PST

Excellent!!!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2024 9:53 a.m. PST

Looks great.

Mad Guru11 Jul 2024 1:59 p.m. PST

Thanks for all the positive waves re: my new bridge, fellow TMPers!

I also appreciate the comments on my river terrain boards. I made them way back in 2015 and they've served me well.

Soon after finishing them I made the boxes & cut the blue foam for 3 more 2' x 2' river boards -- 2 straights & 1 x 90 degree curve…

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…but they've been sitting on a shelf in my garage since then.

As you can imagine "finishing" them is a rather time and labor intensive process!

But now, years later, the real challenge will be matching the color of the water. Unfortunately I mixed a couple of different artist inks to make the shade of green. I think I still have the bottles (tho they may have dried out) but as you probably can also imagine, matching mixed colors is much more of a pain than just opening a bottle and using it. Looking back in it, I really wish I had kept searching for an "out of the bottle" shade that I could hav e been satisfied with to color the water, but at the time it seemed impossible.

My wife and I recently reached the next level of "Empty Nester"-ship, with the third of our 3 kids graduating from college and going to work full-time, and I've been gaming much more often than I had for many years. So now…

I'm gonna' try to do all the pre-resin pour work (which is a lot of work!) to prep the 3 new river boards in the coming months. Then I'll do some mixing and testing with the inks in hopes of getting a very VERY close match to the color of the water in the river shown above.

Gaining another 6' of river, including a second 90 degree turn, would be fantastic for my gaming -- hahah, & also for my gaming buddies and convention game attendees.

Of course you never know what new time-suck(s) life may hold in store -- good, bad or indifferent -- but I'm happy you guys led me to post this reply, which in turn led me to make this "River Expansion" plan, so thanks again!

Gallocelt11 Jul 2024 2:43 p.m. PST

Very fine bridge and scenery. I hope you are able to match that green color of the stream because it's a great color.


Cheers!

Gallo

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2024 10:19 p.m. PST

Beautiful work, as is all your terrain ! thumbs up I was really impressed at the last game !

Mad Guru12 Jul 2024 2:13 p.m. PST

Thanks for your kind words, Gallocelt! I definitely share your hope re: being able to match the color of the water.

Thanks, Wolfshanza! I had a great time running that game with you & all your comrades!

I give you added props for sticking it out through thick & thin as the lonely garrison commander under constant attack from the get-go.

Wish I could be there tonight for your Sudan game. No pressure, but if possible, please send me a few pics, or maybe post something here.

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2024 10:09 p.m. PST

Only took one pic during the game :/ Sent it out to the group. The hard core archeologist (lady Penelope Smythe) showed her mettle and thumped her share of Mahdists ! <lol>

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