DF village + custom tiles

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Re: DF village + custom tiles

Post by Oldent » Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:37 pm

I have not made many out door tiles. Here are two 4" by 4" tiles made from door mat and hard board.

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I am going to use the floor mat around the edge of the Swamp tile so it will blend well with the new out door swamp grass tiles.

The base coat for the swamp will be deep water green.

I will use Spanish moss and saw dust from the rip saw for vines

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Re: DF village + custom tiles

Post by GriffinTamer » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:42 pm

Hey Trent1098s,

Great stuff! And welcome to the forums. --It's amazing how much a little greenery will make a scene come alive, so to speak. Your village square makes a really nice little layout. Very idyllic (and therefore probably even more fun for mischief & mayhem). I especially like the corn rows & garden fence.

Trees and other natural shapes are sort of the terrain holy grail, in that they're almost impossible to do well in durable materials such as PVC / Dwarvenite… just too many projecting parts to cast realistically, and if you cast them as big "blobs" with branches and foliage all together, well, they look like blobs. So making them like yours seems to be the best solution, you get nice airy looking foliage that seems much more real.

One historic note, those round hay bales are very much a modern (late 20th century even) thing. In older times hay was put up in ricks, the classic "haystacks" one sees in old images of rural landscapes. Nonetheless the bales do look very nice… maybe in your setting someone invented a horse-drawn baler in the pre-industrial era.

- AnimeSensei: I believe those trees you're asking about in Oldent's impressive graveyard scene are from the Citadel Woods set.

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Re: DF village + custom tiles

Post by AnimeSensei » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:35 pm

Where did you get those gnarled trees in the graveyard?
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Re: DF village + custom tiles

Post by Audles » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:36 pm

These are really great! And yay to being a good dad!

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Re: DF village + custom tiles

Post by kitenerd » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:22 am

Stunning how realistic things look with good trees!

That park square is so believable i did a double take

great stuff
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Re: DF village + custom tiles

Post by Oldent » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:32 pm

Trent1098s wrote:That is most excellent!!! Thanks for the most awesome advice! That's a great looking setup on the graveyard, absolutely love it. And Popsicle sticks for head stones, I never would have thought of that. I was about to start carving stuff with green stuff. :)
Look at Dollar stores for tomb stones during Halloween.
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Re: DF village + custom tiles

Post by Trent1098s » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:11 pm

That is most excellent!!! Thanks for the most awesome advice! That's a great looking setup on the graveyard, absolutely love it. And Popsicle sticks for head stones, I never would have thought of that. I was about to start carving stuff with green stuff. :)

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Re: DF village + custom tiles

Post by Oldent » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:51 am

I like your corn field. I would like to suggest that door mats also make good wheat fields.

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I made a large field for a LOTR scenario but 4"by 4" is a good size.The road is a home made mat made from paintable calk. The fence is available in craft stores in several sizes.

I think your daughter will enjoy these videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzWMqGVnqD4

Cut the floor mats from the back side with a good razor knife.

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The smaller crops are flocked felt. You will need fabric glue to flock felt.I like Allene's Flexible stretchable from Plaid.I used craft sticks to base the fence.

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I have collected Halloween grave yard accessories for years.

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Cut craft sticks for tomb stones.

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The fences and craft sticks work well in modular layouts.
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Re: DF village + custom tiles

Post by Trent1098s » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:16 am

Next time I need to pay attention when cutting, when I set my table saw at 4" it really means 4" less width of saw blade... and city tiles are just a smidge over 4" so there's a little bit of a gap. They still look pretty good regardless.

My wish list for DF stuff I'd really like to have is starting to grow a little. Two things popped up during this that I really wish I had.

Fences. Making those fences around the garden was painstaking.

Stone walls. (Not building walls, but rather, like stone walls around property)

Other wishes..

Graveyard!

"Churchy stuff"

More indoor furnishings - bookshelves, writing desk, alchemy desk, more tables, etc. I'd love a to see a "furniture mega pack" :)

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Re: DF village + custom tiles

Post by Trent1098s » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:08 am

Finally got some more roofs painted, and streets mostly done.

This is how those tiles my daughter and I made look when integrated to a larger diorama.

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