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New Dark Vengeance Battle Board 1

Post by 40J » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:59 am

I recently picked up the new "Dark Vengeance" set and had the idea to build a battle board to go with it. I saw some cool lava board ideas and thought "I could do that!"

I started small with some blue foam:
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I then had a quick poll around the household to choose which mark to use on the foam:
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The more general mark won handily and I used a pin to mark the foam underneath so I could then carve the icon into the board.

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Re: New Dark Vengeance Battle Board 2

Post by 40J » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:08 am

I finished "carving" the icon into the board but am now stuck!
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I don't know whether to continue with the lava idea - colouring the flats blacks and greys and the symbol as lava. This would work well with the Crimson Slaughter crew. But I also have an idea of the symbol manifesting as psychic energy with colours and effects using blues and whites. I thought this would go well with the new psychic emphasis in the new edition.

I was then thinking I could paint any terrain that I had with luminous blue jagged strikes through the walls etc and that this would make a cohesive board.

I'm stuck and would appreciate ideas and suggestions!?

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Re: New Dark Vengeance Battle Board 1

Post by Anubis1028 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:46 am

I'd go with the psychic manifestation idea. Then you could have special rules (depending on the scenario being played) concerning game effects depending where units are on the symbol. Just a thought.

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Re: New Dark Vengeance Battle Board 1

Post by Anubis1028 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:47 am

But it's a great idea overall, I may poach it :lol:

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Re: New Dark Vengeance Battle Board 1

Post by 40J » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:35 am

Yeah! I've been thinking about it all day whilst giving the impression that I was working - seeing seathing blue flashes crack the walls of my office! With the rules idea as well I think I will go with the psychic energy.

I saw some great pictures for inspiration:
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I'm not 100% about the background colours for the flats? Black, dark greys and some red haze to contrast the whites and blue static look?

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Re: New Dark Vengeance Battle Board 1

Post by Blunkthefunk » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:23 pm

i like how this is looking and it has some great potential, add pics as you work.

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Re: New Dark Vengeance Battle Board 1

Post by Gigantor » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:27 pm

Thisnis looking good! I like the blue psychic lightning idea. I would keep the board colour dark and neutral so that the lightning stands out. Like paint it black and then heavy drybrush dark grey light drybrush light grey (codex greyish)
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Re: New Dark Vengeance Battle Board 1

Post by GrinnialVex » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:17 am

Yeah... I'm going to have to steal this idea.. :mrgreen:

Can't wait to see it all painted up. Should be awesome!

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Re: New Dark Vengeance Battle Board 1

Post by 40J » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:25 pm

Thanks for the great ideas. I put some backing onto the foam and trimmed it to size.

I base coated the whole thing:
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Then added some texture and coated it all again:
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I've got to drybrush the texture with some grey samplers from the DIY shop and then get to work on the psychic storm!

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Re: New Dark Vengeance Battle Board 1

Post by cicero » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:57 pm

Awesome mate! Well done.

I love the old-school chaos wastes aesthetic!
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