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Re: The fun of The build

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Re: The fun of The build

Post by Oldent » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:49 am

I do not know of a fabric with a grid. You could add it with a drywall square and a felt pen. I would suggest blue or green table cover so that the negative space as water or grass. One of my war game friends uses canvas and paints it the color he needs.

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This is painted canvas.

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I have 8 of the old Games Workshop grass table covers.

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This is a Cigar box cover over blue cloth from Joannes Fabric

The adapter/spacer for the side walk and curb was created from two strips of pink foam.

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I set the fence on my hot wire cutter to cut the pink foam the same as the thickness as the sidewalk tile.
The curb is a separate part.I cut a strip the same width and height as the curb.
I textured the foam with a home made texture roller and ball point pen and a razor knife to texture the bricks and curb.

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I made the texture roller by adding grit to a toy rolling pin. A green Stuff Word texture roller is also shown.

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I have several power sources for the hot wires that I can use in combination with other tools, like this drill press table, when I need precision repeatable cuts.

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I made this one for my cutting table.I can clamp the fence anywhere it needs ti go. The power source and wire are available as separate parts from Hot wire Foam Factory.
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Re: The fun of The build

Post by Naeblis » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:29 am

Oldent wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:32 am
Nice House!
The saw horses gave the impression the table is temporary. The siding panels were meant to hang vertically so gravity will likely cause them to warp.
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I made this adapter to turn some streets into alleyways. I have a hot wire cutter so this was an easy mod. I hope it gives you an idea that you can create some solutions. If some of the tiles are not square it is possible to true them with hot water and clamps.

I would also consider a table cloth cover to avoid splinters from the edge of the panels. I believe you can find 8 foot rolls at a fabric center like Joannes.

You can find any color you need.
Did saw horses for speed. as for the warping, i used 1 1/4" flooring.

That adapter is amazing. please let me know how you did that.

Do you know of some black fabric with a grid?

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Re: The fun of The build

Post by Naeblis » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:26 am

unclebilly wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:22 am
If you paint your table top black the gaps will not show up as bad. It will look more like a shadow in the streets.
Thank you very much. that did not occur to me. The wonders of the forums

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Re: The fun of The build

Post by Oldent » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:32 am

Nice House!
The saw horses gave the impression the table is temporary. The siding panels were meant to hang vertically so gravity will likely cause them to warp.Some metal hard ware braces and short wood screws will take care of the alignment between the panel sheets. I think 4 inch strait braces will be enough.

12 feet is more than enough for some serious aliment issues with the streets. The difference between 25mm and an inch will start to show up.

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Already 1/4 of an inch. Look carefully you can see some of the wood screws in the frame to keep this 3/4 plywood table top square.

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The aliment error can be pushed to the end.

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I made this adapter to turn some streets into alleyways. I have a hot wire cutter so this was an easy mod. I hope it gives you an idea that you can create some solutions. If some of the tiles are not square it is possible to true them with hot water and clamps.

I would also consider a table cloth cover to avoid splinters from the edge of the panels. I believe you can find 8 foot rolls at a fabric center like Joannes.

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You can find any color you need.
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Re: The fun of The build

Post by unclebilly » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:22 am

If you paint your table top black the gaps will not show up as bad. It will look more like a shadow in the streets.

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Re: The fun of The build

Post by Naeblis » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:07 am

While my wife was picking up the kids presents I said honey. Get an extra one for you. She was so happy that there was no complaints once she noticed that I had encroached on the entry way even more by mounting chaos eater. Actually what happed is I hung the warglaive the wrong way, chaos eater should have been in the middle of the shelves.
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Re: The fun of The build

Post by Naeblis » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:51 am

AnimeSensei wrote:
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If there are enough issues you are dissatisfied, DF has excellent customer service and can likely make the situation right.
Agreed they are great! It just caught me off guard after 12’ of streets it was not aligning at all, I was like how did i miscalculate that bad. Then I found 3-4 of those 🤪

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Re: The fun of The build

Post by AnimeSensei » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:26 am

The dwarvenite material does shrink a little when cooling; they aren't necessarily going to fit 100%. They are hand sculpted and not 3D prints. You lose some of the exactness with that but do gain something that looks more dynamic typically. They are meant to look good next to each other and there shouldn't be any terrible alignment issues. I will say, that pic you have does seem rather odd. None of mine are warped like that.

If there are enough issues you are dissatisfied, DF has excellent customer service and can likely make the situation right.
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The fun of The build

Post by Naeblis » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:51 am

This is related to my Naeblis Dwarven Forge Universe post but I’ll go into more details on the issues.

1st it’s been a frustrating 24 hours. while I am sitting here contimplating life’s choices I look up and see this.
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A dragon always gets in the way
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Here I am expecting to wave my hands and have it magically appear. Just like Mickey. But what do you know between me and my dream is a pissed off great red Wyrm.

We had to tear most of the progress we made last night down because the lips that join the table together did not line up.

The best we could do was flip every other sheet. The next bit a fun is trying to space / align evething when you don’t have the wall the goes around the city where you are layout the street placement. Nor do I have all the floors for the buildings. So things get off square really quick.

And the cherry on top of that some pieces are 1/8th inch deformed / gap
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