GREEN STUFF Mods to Dwarvenite

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Re: GREEN STUFF Mods to Dwarvenite

Post by Oldent » Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:00 pm

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I like the idea of doors in this part :!: Did you do it with the curved corners too? I would like close ups :!:
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Post by Blue Prophet » Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:31 pm

Very cool. Thanks for showing all the mods in one place, even though the picture's too small to see exactly everything. It is inspiring, and who knows, someday I may try some of this kind of thing. Way too much painting of terrain and minis to consider doing it now.

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Re: GREEN STUFF Mods to Dwarvenite

Post by William » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:22 pm

Well I haven't worked on my Cavern Tiles lately, but I have started the paintng on my Dungeon Game Tiles. This post is not to show that, it's to show the amount of mods I did to my Dungeon Tiles. I'll post something like this on the Caverns when I get them "done" or mostly. ;)

The Unmodified tiles are in the Red Box and the Modified pieces are within the Green Box.
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I can post some close-ups if interested. :arrow: :?:
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Re: GREEN STUFF Mods to Dwarvenite

Post by Oldent » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:53 am

I did not care for the Dwarvenite water set. I have spent a lot of time making accessories for the resin river and lake sets.The 2" by 2" don't fit very well with what I have done.I like your modifications. The conversions of the floor and wall tiles are very inspiring.
I asked about the ratio of modification to plain because I am reaching the limits of what I can store. I have begun cannibalising the old to make new.
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Re: GREEN STUFF Mods to Dwarvenite

Post by William » Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:09 am

@ Oldent - List of previous KS pledges. +/-
Game Tiles - 10 sets + Stretch Goals (7 with KS, 3 off Ebay) plus lots of different Add-Ons.
Caverns - 10 Sets + Stretch Goals (All KS) with 5 Water Add-On packs and many other Add-Ons.
Capitol City + 2 Monster Sewers + 1.5 Imperial Streets + 16 roof Add-Ons + more... :ugeek:

I'm planning on purchasing 3 more water sets before I get to painting all of them. I'm shooting for +/- a third of my tiles modified. I would modify less if I only had Dwarvenite, but I also have 37 boxes of Master Maze Caverns and Dungeons to mix in also. The resin sets I have are also not spread out over all the newer realms (not that I don't want RotA or DoE or ...(?), I just have not had the extra $ to get them). The only set of resin I have purchased in the last ten+ years was one Woodland set earlier this year. I'm not even sure I would have gotten back into this hobby if the Game Tiles were not introduced. I would love to game again someday, but this is more of a hobby for me at this point to distract from pain. I really just want to take the sets to the Nth level for the fun of it.

Law was talking about flexibility of pieces on another thread and I agree to a point. I didn't get any of the Lava, Ice or even the Chamber of Sorrows durring the Game Tiles KS, so I could concentrate on just the base type pieces. I didn't even get any passages, dur to my resin sets. In that, I agree with him about having too many specialized pieces can be limiting, but I do love the ability to mix things up.

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I had not thought about doing the elevation blocks, but now I am. Thanks.
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Re: GREEN STUFF Mods to Dwarvenite

Post by GriffinTamer » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:49 pm

Great thread. William, I salute you for your commitment to take the time to add so much interesting variety… I'm finally finding a little time to paint my cavern tiles and while I have found myself wanting to tweak some of them, I realized if I waited to do that I'd probably never get them done.

I have however been doing a few mods of some cavern elevation tiles (the big square blocks) along the same lines, cutting out holes / grottos and then sculpting the edges with epoxy putty. I'll post pics anon!

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Post by jchunick » Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:21 pm

Oldent wrote:well ventilated room
Any kind of dust can be harmful. Always take care. Smooth On makes good products.

jchunick classes are cool.I missed Goo Con. My water pump when out at Cool Min Or Not Expo and the truck was not ready in time.I am lucky that the local Smooth on Dealer has classes all the time.There are several new products I would like to learn to use.
One of the new Smooth-On products I saw used on Tested ( http://www.tested.com , YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/testedcom ) was a product that will shrink the mold by a consistent amount. It retains detail extremely well. It's a cool way to reduce a piece in size.

http://www.smooth-on.com/faq_display.php?faq_id=79
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Re: GREEN STUFF Mods to Dwarvenite

Post by Oldent » Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:24 pm

well ventilated room
Any kind of dust can be harmful. Always take care. Smooth On makes good products.

jchunick classes are cool.I missed Goo Con. My water pump when out at Cool Min Or Not Expo and the truck was not ready in time.I am lucky that the local Smooth on Dealer has classes all the time.There are several new products I would like to learn to use.
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Re: GREEN STUFF Mods to Dwarvenite

Post by jchunick » Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:03 pm

Oldent wrote:Wonderful work.
I was curious about the number of sets you purchased because I was interested in the ratio of modified parts to plain.I like as much variation as possible too.

Making copies.
I don't make molds unless I need a hundred copies. Your basalt columns are a good candidate.I would suggest you make a 1 1/2", 1", 3/4" and a 1/2" sections 1/2" thick.Make as many as you can fit into about a 4" by six inch box. They each would have 8 different sides and could be stacked in in different combinations. Ask LadySabelle what she thinks.I would buy a mold like that.

I do not like to cast lead or resin in the house. I am sure you could fine some one to cast for you. making the mold itself takes practice I am sure you can do it.

http://www.hirstarts.com/moldmake/moldmaking.html
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Re: GREEN STUFF Mods to Dwarvenite

Post by Oldent » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:34 am

Wonderful work.
I was curious about the number of sets you purchased because I was interested in the ratio of modified parts to plain.I like as much variation as possible too.

Making copies.
I don't make molds unless I need a hundred copies. Your basalt columns are a good candidate.I would suggest you make a 1 1/2", 1", 3/4" and a 1/2" sections 1/2" thick.Make as many as you can fit into about a 4" by six inch box. They each would have 8 different sides and could be stacked in in different combinations. Ask LadySabelle what she thinks.I would buy a mold like that.

I do not like to cast lead or resin in the house. I am sure you could fine some one to cast for you. making the mold itself takes practice I am sure you can do it.

http://www.hirstarts.com/moldmake/moldmaking.html
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