Sunday, March 10, 2013

HIGHWAY NINE





Continuing on with my Mad Max themed Car Wars Project, I made a start on the terrain, after much deliberation I decided to make a mixture of both paper terrain and actual modeling terrain, traditionally, Car Wars is played on grided paper that was originally supplied within a boxed set or as part of an expansion set that you could buy in addition to a boxed set, this is how I remember Car Wars and for me this holds a certain romance, so I wanted to incorporate it into this project but also wanted to give it a modern vibe, I dont know If it will work the way I want it too, but I am willing to give it a go, fingers crossed.


 
 
 

So, the way I thought that it would work best was that I would set it up in a modular tile fashion, as they progress up the highway you take the last tile and flip it to the front kinda like 'leap frogin' this would go on until the scenario was resolved, being happy with the mechanics of it, I went to a hardware store and purchased eight 300 x 300mm MDF tiles, 6mm thick to keep away any bowing or flexing, this next bit was fairly easy, I centered the paper roads then glued them down flat, using wood glue, pretty simple but I think it looks effective so far, the next part is going to be the fun part, detailing the terrain, I will report back when I have done some more, thats all for now.  
 
 
 


7 comments:

Lord Siwoc said...

Good idea. By the way... Ramshackle games makes some awesome bikes you could use in this setting!

(It is 28mm right?)

Francis Lee said...

An excellent looking piece of road.

lrqan said...

See where you're going with this. As Meatloaf would say, 'Objects in the rearview mirror look closer then they are.'

The Extraordinarii said...

@LordSiwoc - No minis in this one, I'm printing my own counters.

@Angry - Cheers mate.

@Irqan - :)

Zabadak said...

It all looks good so far,I'm a great advocate of "rolling terrain".

Simon Q said...

Looks Great mate.

The Extraordinarii said...

Thanks Guys, hopefully it will turn out OK.