4/24/16

Field of Dreams

                               "If you build it, it will be ready for the con"...
                                                    ~ Everyone that's asked me to do a commission...


 Back in the day I used to do a lot of terrain commission work, but with everything going on for Skull and Crown, such things are more of a challenge. Still I have some patrons that are very patient. I was handed this commission last year with a, "pretty please!". Happy to say I've finally gotten it done and ready for the upcoming convention.

Combo Field

for this commission I was handed a bit of resin cast wall, and some cut foot step rug. The challenge was to make a field of x size with a gate and removable "crops" so that as the troops moved through the field the pieces could be removed. 
Built up walls. the plow field is actually the soft sheet foam, scored

 After figuring what size we needed, I laser cut a base, and cut up the wall pieces and fitted them around, and made more wall out of Epoxy putty.  The plowed field is a sheet of 2mm soft sheet foam that you can buy in most all arts and craft stores, which I scored with a pencil in rough furrows and then glued in place. After, I used Golden's coarse pumice gel mixed with flat earth and filled in all spaces where dirt ought to be.

Top down, field  ploughed
Top down field with wheat. Corn fields are also an option for AWI games
After every thing was dry, I painted up the rock walls, did a series of washes and dry brushes on the field to give it a more "rich soil" look and added some flocking and bushes.

RAF pilot is rescued by 2nd armor.
Lastly, I made a gate out of wood, with a base, so it can be opened and closed. Looking forward to seeing this on the game tables at Kublacon in a month- I'll try to get pictures of it in "action"

Cheers

9 comments:

  1. You really are an artist outstanding in his field or should I say out standing in this field. Looks great.

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    1. 144artist- I could hear the rimshot from here! Lol- thanks
      Cheers

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  2. I reckon the removable crops sections within a defined field is he only way to go. Very effective and great looking. Have you tried irregular shaped sections?

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    1. Dear General- I had not thought of irregular shapes, as I was given these pre cut. Great idea though!
      Cheers
      Ths

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  3. Nice field Thomas.

    Frank
    http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com.au/

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  4. Thanks guys- glad you like it.
    Cheers
    Ths

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  5. Nice job on the field!

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