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Bolt Action: Creating Your Own Gameboard Pt. 2 – The Finished Village!

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Dec 27 2014
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Last time I showed you the first part of my scratch built gamesboard for Bolt Action, today we unveil the finished scenic table!

Hi, SC Mike here from Santa Cruz Warhammer! Last week I showed you the first part of my scratch built gamesboard for Bolt Action, today the finished build of a gameboard representing the footprint of a village. The finished board, which measures 40 x 24 and has two equal parts, isn’t big enough to cover a side of a a 6×4 foot table, but it was really designed to add some realism to the village part of our table. I always felt that putting building on a green mat didn’t look cinematic enough. Let’s have a look!

More cobbles….
Here’s the second half being built. Here’s the link to the build of the first half, it explains how to stamp cobbles as well: HERE

Here’s the finished table

You can see I haven’t painted the edge of the new half. Because of that you can also see that despite using tough composite board, there is still warping going on. The right half warped quite badly, the new part a bit less, because I changed the order of the build of the board, starting with the composite board and working my way up. 
You can see I added some ornamentation in the stone work, with crosswalks and a circle in the square area.

I haven’t finalized what should be on the right top, where the tree is now. I feel it needs a fountain or garden to emphasize the importance of the tower. I also painted the side walk around the tower different, to make that area stand out. 
Once you start going to eyelevel with the camera, the board and models really come to life. Enjoy some of these action shots!

Below you can see the warping showing, right behind the Sherman. I am not bummed about it, but if I make another board, I will make sure this doesn’t happen again. 
The valuable truckload 

The hedges around the middle part of the board were made of Scotchbrite steel scrubbers. I cut it into strips, glued it to styrene and painted it. They look fun! 
Top view 
The objective is being surrounded… 
Next week more about how I built all these buildings on the table!
To follow my Bolt Action adventures, visit Santa Cruz Warhammer Historical
SC Mike

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