[Terrain] Been Building: Battlefield Basics

So, instead of Educating Shiny this week, we enlisted him to help out while we started our battlefield. He took most of the photos (because he’s camera-shy, bless him).

He also made me wear my hat while I was sketching out the roof for a factory building and the bases for our trees. I don’t know why either.

This is as much of Shiny as he’d let us photograph. He’s cutting out tree bases, cunningly sized to match Warmachine’s large bases.

While he was working on that, the saintly Hark (the strange, strange lady who chooses to live with me and occasionally volunteers herself for these little projects) and I had to edge and hinge these for resilience and storage.

This required much discussion and faffing about with Gaffer’s Tape of Sticking (coming soon to an alchemist’s shop near you).

In which Hark faffs about with gaffer tape. Where am I? I’m in the corner setting up our new computer.

Two four foot by two foot boards, edged. No, I didn’t make Hark do all of this herself. The extra pair of hands is needed to make sure it’s lined up (fairly) accurately and stuck down securely.

Into the kitchen for this bit, where the floor’s wider; some short lengths of tape across the back to strengthen the hinge.

The hinge! Two longer bits of tape running right up the board.

There! By next week we might even have built something resembling terrain.

Two notes, for the record. No, I don’t usually dress that badly, these are scruffing-around-being-a-nerd clothes; and yes, Blogger’s image manipulation is actually deeply frustrating, counter-intuitive, and generally a crock of alligator’s leavings.

Author: Jon

Sententious, mercurial, and British as a bilious lord. Recovering Goth, lifelong spod. Former teacher and amateur machine politician, now freelance writer and early-career researcher.

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