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Offline marell le fou

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[Warmaster] A magnetic forest
« on: April 28, 2014, 04:37:04 AM »
Hello all,

I have just finished this forest. I wanted a beautifull but usable forest. It's not that easy to balance between esthetism and usage... So i had the idea of setting my trees on a metalic base, and prepare a base with magnets.

Here is how i manage to do that. It can be usefull for other usages.

Step 1  : Prepare a base with a coping saw.



Prepare the border with a wood scissors and then sand them.



Step 2 : Prepare a base for each tree with dense foam with more or less the form of a cone.





Step 3 : Glue the bases on a metal rondel (1 cm here)



Yes, it's time consuming.



Step 4 : Glue some magnets where you want on the base. I have cut them here, but it was because i could not find some in my island. Surely you can easily find some where you live.



Step 5 : Texture for the base. Prince August is my favorite mixture.



Step 6 : Paint your base. Clean the magnets after that.



Step 7 : Texture your tree bases. I used Prince August's Artificial Stone here.



Step 8 : Paint your tree's bases. If you did a good job, the texture allow to simulate roots.



Step 9 : Add what you want on your forest base.



Step 10 : Add water every day. Trees will quickly grow.



Step 11 : Beware, unexpected animals of things can occur.





Step 12 : Let your armies enjoy there new terrain.




Offline Geep

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Re: [Warmaster] A magnetic forest
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 10:32:03 AM »
It looks very good. I did a similar thing as Warhammer terrain, but I left the tree stumps on the base and had magnets in them. Your method gives a much smoother base to move the models over- great for Warmaster. I also like your optional animals.

Is there a reason there are no trees in the middle of the base? Do you have a plan for that area?

Offline jchaos79

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Re: [Warmaster] A magnetic forest
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 01:30:25 PM »
Nice idea, great performance and very nice animals there.

Offline Stuart Bleything

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Re: [Warmaster] A magnetic forest
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 01:42:23 PM »
Very nice , and a great idea .
easy to remove the tree's for troop movement .

cool

Stuart

Offline marell le fou

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Re: [Warmaster] A magnetic forest
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2014, 10:10:08 PM »
Thanks all for your comments.

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Is there a reason there are no trees in the middle of the base? Do you have a plan for that area?

Yes. First, i had no more trees :)

And second, i liked at first the idea of a clearing. Even if now i'm less fan.

I have a small house made of wood from Baueda range. I can put it in the middle.





I think i will work on an orc idol too, and probably a chaos altar or something.

But with the forest finalised, i realise i could have put trees everywhere, and just used the magnets to make my clearing... It will be for the next one :)

Offline Jurisch

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Re: [Warmaster] A magnetic forest
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2014, 08:10:52 AM »
Fantastic job!
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Offline David Wasilewski

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Re: [Warmaster] A magnetic forest
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2014, 11:26:54 AM »
Genius! Great job.

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Re: [Warmaster] A magnetic forest
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2014, 01:01:43 PM »
Very nice!
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