Well hi all,

over the past four years or so I have

been producing terrain for my gaming

needs well I Have now more terrain

then I need and have to find a new

direction for my gaming hobby.

So I have started to work as a

Mantic Pathfinder.

I love Kings of war , as well as

dead zone and Dreadball, so it was

easy to apply for the program.

So this blog will start with showcasing

my activities with the Mantic pathfinders


There will still be times I will

place terrain projects on the blog

but it will now be the home to the

adventures of a Mantic Pathfinder

in one of the remote capital city's

around the world, Perth Western Australia.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

club game boards

well I have not been able to work on my own terrain.
but I have put together a couple of boards for the club. I have made a couple of xwing boards and one the other side made them for malifaux to use or any 3x3 game.

 space one
 space two
 have a fork in the road board
a dessert board.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Search the jungle

well I took the new jungle table down the club on Friday and had a game on the new table.

2400 points my high elves against skaven

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

new terrain piece for jungle table

well I worked on a warp gate or alter. I have crated a centre that can change as needed.

Monday, August 5, 2013

making trees

one of the request I have had is what are the trees made of and how to make them.
well I work for Bunnings (Australia's largest hardware store network). So most of the items I use come from Bunnings.
this is a shot of all the item I used. plus things like texture paint and MDF
I do have a small rock mould and use smooth on to produce the rocks I mount the trees into.
the green ball of plastic plant and the plastic plants came from the store they all break down smaller to use.

the bases are metal washers for the single trees I use grout to stick down the rock to it. this gives some weight for the base to hold the tree up I then paint up the bases. I use black grout so I do not have to  base coat them. the larger ones that hold the taller leaves I use coaster blanks and cast some larger roads for them. again paint out base before I put trees in.

with the trees I paint the kebab stick brown cut to the height making sure they are all different heights. when I take the plastic plant ball apart all the small pieces have  four branches and a flat area with a whole I then push this down the kebab stick as many as I like to look right. I have a few different types of plant so I mix them up to give the feel of a tree. I then super glued these in place and yes the 7 pack for two dollars is all I use.

after both parts are completed I drill a hole in the rock and super glue the tree in. if there are larger or more then one rock I may put two trees on the small base again they all need to look different just like trees in the wild. the ones on the coasters i also have glued in some plastic plant parts to the base and some small trees to fill out them drilled a larger whole for the palm tree leaf.

I have also cut some MDF an use a textured paint. this gives you the where dose the forest start if you use the terrain rules. then you can just place other trees around so the table looks great.
I hope this helps with seeing how I made my trees.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

finished the jungle table

well I have finished the jungle table. it is a big 8x4 this is so we can have larger games and team games.
this is the table with base panted and terrain down.

this is a pool with water effects

this is to use a watch tower it in a stone ulter

one of the ways to allow a cool looking table and a playable table is the I have  make bases for the trees this now gives you the area that the trees effect. it also means that you can have lots of loose trees on the table that look good but have no effect they can just be used

this acts as a hill in gam

tree bases can the be places over water and cover water effects.
I have two lake markers and these can be used as water and you can just choose not to use the water on the board. again to allow you to play the game how you like it.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

jungles table update

well did some work on the table top for the jungle table today

the table has paint and I have put down some flock. as well as some clear resin to act as the water.

let the jungle attack

well I have the table up and running so phase one is done now I am working on the next part of the project. I was able to get these done to the club first its first run out.

the next stage in underway, I have a center piece terrain in production.

lights and smoke machine in action.

as well as a big 8x4 swap themed table base for the terrain.

hope to get  it all ready for the next club tournament.