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 Post subject: Campaign Map
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:09 am 
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After some time away from the hobby I decided it was time to jump back in, and with a bang at that!

The pictures below are the WIP shots for a 3D campaign map focused around Gondor and Mordor. At this point I just wanted to get the pictures uploaded, but more of a narrative about the process and where I see this going will come soon!

All of this was done on a 1" piece of pink insulation foam mounted to a 2'x2' plywood board. The idea is to eventually make a few more and get more of Middle Earth involved!

Please let me know what you think!

The plan on paper
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The plan in action, with water ways sanded out:
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The mountains begin to take shape:
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The view of Minas Tirith from Mount Doom
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Top down view, showing potential locations of "strategic points" (cities and what not) marked by various units
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Thanks for looking!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:59 pm 
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Awesome project! Can't wait to see this progress. :yay:
I'm just curious, how did you get the idea? Also from this website? http://www.hourofwolves.org/?view=campa ... page=setup

I have also made some 3D campaign maps years ago, along with lots of armies, cities and everything. It went from Edoras to Umbar and from Dol Amroth to Mount Doom. I wrote an article on making it, I can send it if you like?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:22 pm 
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Thank you!

I would love to see yours. In fact, it was probably the inspiration for mine. When I began planning out this project I started looking for pictures I had seen here in the past. I could not find them, and eventually saw the pictures in the link you provided!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:32 pm 
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Hi guys,

I've been on the road all week and haven't had the time to do much with this board until this afternoon. After getting everything glued in place in my last set of pictures I took the time to apply (generously and sloppily) spackle to the waterways, some of the flat plains, and lastly, the mountains.

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After all this dries I am going to sand it down to where it looks just right, and then start texturing the board!

Look for the pictures soon!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:40 pm 
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As you might gather from my username - I like it! Looking forward to seeing your progress!

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