Feb 19

Mordheim Dice Tower

Dice Tower,Mordheim Buildings
Author: Ashton Sanders

I’ve run into some trouble with dice “sticking” in the dice tower. This only really occurs when I roll a lot of dice at once (like 7+), and fortunately for me, Mordheim doesn’t usually require that many dice being rolled at a time. Even when that many dice are rolled, it only gets stuck 1-3% of the time. I’ve tried everything I could think of to handle the problem so I’ve accepted that it will happen sometimes. I’m okay with that.

Here’s the pictures of the new tower:

Mordheim Dice Tower
Mordheim Dice Tower
Mordheim Dice Tower

I played a good game of Star Wars Risk using the dice tower, and it didn’t go to favorably for me. I rolled about 20 battles through the dice tower and lost 17 of them. Hopefully it will be happier once I’m done putting it together. =)

-Ashton Sanders

Feb 9

Terrain Competition Victory!

Collapsed Tower,General
Author: Ashton Sanders

That’s right! The Terrain Gods have smiled down upon me with their ever-loving rays of light and given me a victory in my first terrain competition!

This is now my most highly decorated Mordheim terrain piece. =] lol
Collapsed Mordheim Tower - Front

Here were the results from the poll:
Ashton’s Tower Destroyed by Comet 44% [ 26 ]
Ghetti’s Crash and fallen telephone pole 18% [ 11 ]
Caleb’s Crushed Crapper 10% [ 6 ]
nealcrankshaw’s Fallen Warhound 8% [ 5 ]
Dragonflies7033’s Toppled AT-AT 5% [ 3 ]
jedion357’s Camping with 3 Ladies 3% [ 2 ]
Kishkumen’s Fallen Light Pole 3% [ 2 ]
Maenoferren’s Maen’s fallen over too 1% [ 1 ]
Jedion357’s Jersey Barriers 1% [ 1 ]
Armoury-Terrain’s slag piles 1% [ 1 ]
NetTerrain´s toppled statue 0% [ 0 ]

Total Votes : 58

I’m a huge fan of TerraGenesis and these competitions. I think they’re a fantastic Idea. Props to all who entered. I am very glad to be a part of it.

-Ashton Sanders

Jan 27

Mordheim Tower – Sneak Peak

Collapsed Tower,Mordheim Buildings
Author: Ashton Sanders

I’m getting very close to completing my Mordheim tower. All I have left is some final details for my collapsed tower, and I thought I’d give you a little sneak peak of the color I chose to use on the walls and what the wood in the rubble looks like.

Here’s a picture:

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You can see an arrow that is sticking out of the side of the building in the shadows (top right) as well.

In this picture you can see the two different “kinds” of wood in the rubble. The floors of the tower were made with a nice light pine wood, while the wood on the outside of the building was mostly aged/weathered oak (the darker color).

More to come soon,


Jan 2

Making Rubble Look Real

Here’s some tips to making a realistic looking pile of rubble!

Most of the work I’ve been doing on this tower is detailing the pile of rubble. I noticed that on this competition entry on TerraGenesis.com, they made a pile of rubble to cover the batteries for the LED lights. This is the pile that he made:

Ugly Pile of Rubble

To me, this is a pretty ugly pile. I found that the reason is because the pieces of wood are on top of the gravel as opposed to in the pile. So I started making sure that my pile of rubble was very realistic. I’ve done about 4 hours of detailing work on my pile of rubble to make it look as real as possible. I’ve been filling in any deep crevices with glue and pieces of wood and foam. I filled the holes with glue and then covered it all with sand. After it dried, I shook off all the excess sand.

Here’s some pictures of the updates:

Miniature Terrain Rubble

I also added a destroyed window frame to the rubble, You can see it still attached to a piece of wall in the rubble.

Mordheim Rubble Terrain

Here is a close up of the collapsed tower roof.

Terrain Rubble

Here is a close up of the pile of rubble at the base of the building.

Mordheim Collapsed Building

I hope this will help you to make great piles of rubble. =]

Ashton Sanders

Dec 15

Mordheim Carpenter

Collapsed Tower,Mordheim Buildings
Author: Ashton Sanders

I’ve been working hard on my Collapsed Tower for Mordheim, and today we had a visit from the Mordheim Carpenter.

This collapsed tower almost completely destroyed one side of the main floor, but the other side of the main floor is still in perfect condition. Today, I had the Mordheim Carpenter out to add wooden framing to the entire house. I added a wooden door and door frame.

Here’s a picture of the wooden framing on my Collapsed Mordheim Tower with “Ugh” the Orc for size comparison:

Mordheim terrain with wooden framing

More on the way,
Ashton Sanders