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.

Monday, December 21, 2015

dead zone table part three

Well I have made a bit of progress to the dead zone table.
after some thought and the fact I have a group of tables that have a jungle theme I have decided that I need one built for the dead zone game. now looking at the design so far I can use the table for any of the grid based games from mantic, as well as other games with just not worrying about the grid.
now to update the table
 now I put down a base colour of green and them worked with about 6 different shades of green to put some texture and shading on the surface.
the paints I use fir terrain are just cheap art paints from Bunnings they are $3 a tube and $7 for the better quality. now these are a purchase I make and keep using. I have about 20 paints now and normally add a couple of colours each project.
the other is sample pots from the paint department. as well as miss tints from the miss tint section in the paint dept. sample pot are $8 and you get 250ml, this is what I use to complete large areas. the miss tints give you some great colours you may never have seen.
 so laying the colours down in random faction over the surface, I do this the same as a dry brush and add extra layers if I need the colour to be darker.. this gives a natural effect of colour change. now because I use the art paint I keep a spare brush in water ready as if I put to much paint down ,I may not have got out enough colour I just use the wet brush over the top to water it down to a lighter colour.
 starting to take shape
I have also produced some trees for the table they are from the terrain bits box. I now have also painted them to match the table. these would have cost about $10 to produce. now I have also produced some jungle plant for another project.
Now these tress are also quiet cheap to produce.
 next up was the grids, now the surface has three levels that make the jig I have for spraying down a grid not possible so it is back to a ruler and a artline marker pen. there are a couple of spots where the sqare is not quit right but as a all it has worked out all right.

and finished.

so now I have finished up the grid and next up will be the detail on the table.
so up next the cost
well the paints are $3 each and I normally buy a couple each project and continue to use them.
now I did also had to buy a sample pot of green. I also picked up a couple of cheap brushes for about $5 to use. I normally just buy cheap brushes and then through them away after the project. you can keep them if you like.
so sample pot $6
paint colours $9
Brushers $5
trees $10
so today was $30
part two
was $8
but $68 if you had to buy texture paint.
part one
was $53
so to date
$91 with out texture paint
now if you want to stop here then you can the table is more then playable and looks great. you can just add terrain you already have and go for it. you can see that the third player  ( the terrain) is ready for use and under $100 ( I may not have mentioned these are all in Australian dollars). now I am going to continue with the project to bring it up to the next level with extra features and detail.
till next time.

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