Before I begin a quick update about the earthquake.Christchurch is still being rocked by aftershocks and the damage is extensive, I still can't believe that nobody was killed! Life will take a long, long time to revert to anywhere close to normal for many people. We are lucky down here, only experiencing the stronger aftershocks, but even so our thoughts are with friends and family in ChCh as they deal with the aftermath of this unbelievable event.
Hirst Arts Terrain
Back here though I've been messing round with Hirst Arts moulds. As well as wargaming I run a weekly Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (a mix of 1E and 2E)- yep, a true, old school geek!. We use a battle map and minis quite a bit and so I've decided to use the new flagstone tiles to create new dungeon floorplans. I've decided against buildings walls as it would make joining things so much harder, not to mention storage.
I spent last night casting flagstones rather than wargaming and and pretty happy with the result.
The mould has 10x 1" square flagstones so it takes quite a bit of time to make enough for a standard dungeon room. Each tile represents a 10ft square and lat night I made:
- 2x 30ft by 20 ft rooms
- 2x 30ft by 10 ft corridors
- 4x 20ftby 10ft corridors
- 4x 10ft by 10ft corridors.
- 6x pillars
A word of warning: The Hirst Arts moulds are fantastic, I am already planning on getting a few more (pr- they are strangeyl addictive and more fun than lego!
And another ruin for War of the Ring
Moulds drying in front of the fire. I'm minaly making flagstones but if I mix too much plaster make a few columns or standard bricks. Each batch only takes about 15-20 minutes to harden. however don't use standard plaster of paris you need some high strength stuff. I use some I got from the North Island a couple of years ago when I was first considering this project.
Work in Progress