Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

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Re: Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

Post by Oldent » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:04 pm

DM Scotty made a video on the hammer texture for foam using a cinder block.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Shc7h5XPZk
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Re: Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

Post by Oldent » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:29 am

New video with more low cost options. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0TaXjcDCP0

I think it is a good idea to paint the books before the glue up.Lots of low cost ideas. :idea: :idea: :idea:
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Re: Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

Post by fnordfriendly » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:40 pm

When I looked at the first picture, I thought the pink and blue color scheme you were painting was awesome... then I realized it was pink foam. I love pink and royal blue walls though, it reminds me of "The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun" module, which was eerie because of its pink cover.

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Post by AnimeSensei » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:31 pm

Keep up the good work and your wife is going to ask why you need DF in the first place. :lol:
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Re: Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

Post by Oldent » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:57 am

The Hot wire cutter gives you lots of options. I like what you have done.

"The deep walls may not be very playable"
I think the tall walls work better with wider rooms. The tall windows are cool because you can see through them from the side. Large tabbed walls would be easier to remove if they block reach.

I think a large tabbed window wall would look good at the rear of the throne wall. :idea:

I call this a horseshoe encounter location.

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The tall section is the entrance. The sides taper to the front, The sides are removable when necessary.The DM should use the tall element as the DM screen. I painted the side foam sections black with house paint for the game.
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One of my bigger concerns about using foam ends up being actual gameplay. The few times I have made something using scrap foam (often weird shapes from something we got at work), the foam parts of the setting were so light that they were too easily moved by a stray hand or sleeve and disrupted the placements. That is a huge benefit of dwarvenite, its sheer mass holds it in place quite nicely, but it can also get pretty tippy and unstable as you make your cliffs a foot high using 2" stacks. Having larger solid cliffs or features does make it less prone to falling apart.

One thing you could do to help with the alignment of the vertical tall walls is put pins in the sides to align and hold them together. Short 1/8" inch diameter or smaller pins would provide extra stability and line them up nicely. If you use the same diameter DF uses, then other combos of parts could now come into play as well.
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" but it can also get pretty tippy and unstable as you make your cliffs a foot high using 2" stacks. Having larger solid cliffs or features does make it less prone to falling apart."

I think the photo illustrates the point well. With a foam cutter you can make a one piece facade. Texture it by beating it with rocks. ;) Add tabs.
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Re: Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

Post by zenako » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:34 am

One of my bigger concerns about using foam ends up being actual gameplay. The few times I have made something using scrap foam (often weird shapes from something we got at work), the foam parts of the setting were so light that they were too easily moved by a stray hand or sleeve and disrupted the placements. That is a huge benefit of dwarvenite, its sheer mass holds it in place quite nicely, but it can also get pretty tippy and unstable as you make your cliffs a foot high using 2" stacks. Having larger solid cliffs or features does make it less prone to falling apart.

One thing you could do to help with the alignment of the vertical tall walls is put pins in the sides to align and hold them together. Short 1/8" inch diameter or smaller pins would provide extra stability and line them up nicely. If you use the same diameter DF uses, then other combos of parts could now come into play as well.

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Post by Trollface » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:40 am

Oops, the order got scrambled :?

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Re: Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

Post by Trollface » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:38 am

Thanks for the ideas. Here is a preview of what I meant, I need to finish cutting windows, gluing, scribing and adding the window dressing. The of course painting. Another week or so.

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All pieces here will have windows, but I am doing a few without. Not sure this is the best approach. As oldent suggested, tabs might be better. The deep walls may not be very playable. Will have to test, How about a lich haunting the temple. :mrgreen:
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Re: Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

Post by Oldent » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:10 am

I think the double height peaces will be the best solution. I learned a lot about using foam in large models a few years back working on some large LOTR models.


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First don't use white beaded foam.

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Stand the foam on end. It is often a better solution than the more traditional stacking.

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You can save a lot of time by texturing the foam. This was the first time I tried engraving the foam. This is also the first time I used the hammer texturing technique with foam.

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Combination Hammer and heat.

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Foam can be textured with rollers,stamps hammers,rocks wire brushes pens and razors. Don't forget solvents,like nail polish, and/or heat.

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With a decent hot wire cutter I would suggest some 1/2" by 6" by 8" tabbed wallsand some spacers for doors
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Re: Pink Forge: from the maker of twig forge

Post by Trollface » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:48 am

Ha!, I knew oldent would be in here posting cool pictures.

@Oldent, yes I have a proxxon foam cutter. It's pretty sweet, I don't have time to build my own foam cutter right now, too many other projects.

@Zenako, yes it is really not efficient to build pieces DF already makes, but when yer desperate....
I am working on some 2 story window mods that fit in DoD double doors. I'll post those soon. I am also trying to figure out how to add height extensions to normal pieces. So far I have not figured anything out that does not involve drilling holes. I may just make double height wall pieces and corners out of foam. I want to make throne rooms and temples.

I still have bones 4, KS 6 and rampage stuff coming, not in a good bargaining position on the spending front, just have to lie low right now and see if I can't beg a little something from KS 7. My sweetie knows me too well, have to keep control.

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