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Hobby - Mordheim Board and Terrain Part 2

I posted about our intent to make a Mordheim board for an upcoming campaign in a recent post last week.  See here for the first post in the series:  http://bloody-dice.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/hobby-mordheim-board-and-terrain.html


Our board is made up from Hirst Arts moulds, you can see what they look like whilst being cast above.  These moulds are designed to be used with plaster, and we're using Crystacal R dental plaster.  While expensive, it's a lot more durable than the cheaper Plaster of Paris (PoP).  PoP tends to chip quite badly and then you're left with a glaring white scab of plaster ruining your scenery.

Click "Read more" to check out the initial build stages of the board.


Plaster can even be dyed using plaster/cement dye from your local DiY shop, so if you're worried about stark white plaster on damaged scenery, you could even dye it a darker colour.

We're making a table by using three 2'x4' sections, crafted in MDF to provide a base.  The raised board base allows us to put a river into the board, which will be crossed by bridges made from Hirst Arts moulds.


The flat surfaces of the board will be broken up with detritus, scrap and craters.  Here's an example of one of the craters below.  Much like the damaged buildings and ruined fortifications that populate our war-torn landscapes of the 41st millennium, Mordheim scenery represents the damned city after the comet and subsequent destruction.  It's safe to say that the buildings won't be in great condition and the whole board will show evidence of damage, warpstone taint and bloodthirsty skirmishes.

Check back next week for more progress on the Mordheim Board and Terrain saga!

- Dangermouse425

ps: More information on Hirst Arts moulds can be found here:  http://www.hirstarts.com/

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