Category Terrain

The Loaf Oaf

The Loaf Oaf

The Loaf Oaf is Rivermouth’s one and only bakery. A place where citizens and adventurers alike can come and feast on the baker’s delicacies. As people walk by, the smells of freshly baked bread and other sweet treats is unmistakable. The Loaf Oaf is run by Ptolemy The Large and his wife.

This building is from Hero’s Hoard. The kit comes with four other buildings, a tavern, a general store, a guild hall and a small stone house. All of which are provided as flat packs which greatly increases the print speed especially compared to the buildings from Printable Scenery. The only real complaint you could say I have with these though is the lack of inner wall details and the complete lack of flooring.

At first, I figured I’d use the modular floors from Fat Dragon Games...

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The Crypt

Looks like I’ll be running a second campaign with some of my co-workers. (I can do this). Since I had already mentioned the adventure I created with my other friends to my co-workers, it means that they’re going to have a different adventure.

One of the players in this second campaign is playing a Drow. Basically a D&D dark elf. If you know anything about the Drow, you know that they live in the Underdark. So I will need way more dungeon pieces as well I figured it would be cool to travel through some crypts. WOOHOO!!! Printable Scenery makes a crypt set.

The crypts

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The Dungeons

Various Pieces

What is Dungeons and Dragons without well Dungeons. Luc and I started printing tons of pieces both from Printable Scenery and Openforge (off of Thingiverse). They both use the same openlock system. A system of clips to attach the pieces together.

Open Door

Once assembled you can make any dungeon you want. I’d post pictures of a completed dungeon, but just in case one of my players sees this, I don’t want to ruin the surprise. Once we play through the adventure I’ll post some pics.

Adventurers

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The Blacksmith

One of my first adventures that I have planned revolves around a Blacksmith. Therefore I really needed a building for him in the town.

Again, I went to Printable Scenery and found a great model. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice that they had an option to print it in one piece, so I had to do it in multiple pieces.

Blacksmith printing

Started painting it with the craft paints. I’m liking the look but there’s still touch ups to do as well as finishing off some parts. Again, the main roof will be done at a later time

Painting

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The Merchant of Rivermouth

After having so much fun with the tavern’s furniture, I set out to start printing the various buildings for the town of Rivermouth, the fictional fantasy town where my friends’ characters will essentially use as a base of operations.

The first building I started was the Merchant’s guild. A big general store. Here, adventurers can get gear needed for their quests. I bought this model from Printable Scenery. (I think I have a slight obsession with this site)

Ground floor

Luckily with my Taz5 I can print most of the building floors in one piece.

After it finished printing, I started painting it while the second floor was printing.

Painted Ground Floor

Second floor

I’ve decided to wait till everything is done before printing the roofs as they take a while and use up alot of filament...

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On the set

So a few friends and I have decided to get back into D&D. I haven’t played in ages… pretty much since High School.
Being the visual person that I am, and wanting to immerse my players in my Fantasy world as much as I can. I decided to make all the terrain and dressings. Back in the day I really wanted the Dwarven Forge terrain, but the price was insane. Now with my 3D printers… I can just make it!

Every good adventure starts in a tavern. Every good tavern has tables, and a bar and beer! So I decide to start with that. I found a great set of models on Thingiverse and started printing.

Bar Set

I also know my players very well, and I know they love to drink. So it’s safe to assume that their characters will also. I set out to print 28mm scale wine bottles and steins...

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Tutorial: How to make wooden crates

So I’ve been wanting to add some more cover and linear obstacles for my Warmachine table and what better than some supply crates.

The crates are made with some wooden blocks I bought from a local craft store.

Wooden Blocks

Wooden Blocks

I scored them with a hobby knife in order to make it look like it’s made with wooden boards. Be careful as this wood is quite hard and I’ve cut myself a few times doing this.

Scored Blocks

Scored Blocks

I then took some thin plasticard to make metal lats to hold the crate together.

As you can see, I have made different types for variety. The corner pieces are done with a corner shaped plasticard I got at one of the hobby shops in town.

Finished Crates

Finished Crates

At this point, if you want, you could simply stain the wood and it could look pretty nice...

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Attack of Sul

I’ve been working on a table in my games room… the plan is to have two different Iron Kingdoms themed tables.

The first, is a section of Sul, a Menite city (how appropriate since my favorite army, and my main army, is the Protectorate of Menoth).. it’s going to be filled with rubble, middle eastern style buildings and cacti and palm trees for the “forest” sections. As for the second table… I’m torn… I want to make a Cryx themed table, but I also want to make a nice forest that could pass off as part of Khador or Cygnar… but a port town would be cool too…

Anyways…

I had found these 2′ X 2′ plywood floor boards at the local home hardware store and figured they’d be perfect to make a modular board.

My big issue with that was that it would be too easy to determine distances...

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Updates?

Well, I haven’t been updating much, but that’s cause not much had happened till this weekend.

I’ve been fighting a horrible, HORRIBLE lung infection that’s basically kept me from doing anything but laying in bed or on the couch. But now that I’m starting to feel better…

  • I’ve finished painting the evil Thrullg… definitely not my favorite mini…
  • The Bomber is almost done.
  • The digmies… well I’m having problems, cause of the white primer.

I’ve also started work on a Sul based table for Warmachine/Hordes.

It’s looking good so far, it’s build in 2′ X 4′ sections, so we can change the layout more. I’ll also be building a Thornwood table in the same fashion (expect pics and a tutorial soon).

I’m also working on a series of tutorials for the site. So keep on checking back.

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