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Offline Khail

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Making a Pitch (with pics!)
« on: April 27, 2010, 01:01:42 PM »
So, I got a bug to build my own 40mm pitch the other day.  I happened to have a "Sulfur Fields" 4'x4' Zuzzy mat laying around my place that I had originally intended to paint up for a Warmachine table.

Well, it didn't really match any of the factions I play so it sat around waiting to fulfill it's destiny: to become a Blood Bowl Pitch.

It's all painted up now (a buddy and I worked on it yesterday, he finished it up today), just need to get the lines down on it.  I'm investigating having a sign making company make me a spray template using a Plotting Cutter to do the lines.

Anyway, here's what it looks like currently:

Whole Pitch:


Detail 1:


Detail 2:


Detail 3:


I think I need to make a chaos team to play on it - any other race playing on a Lava Field might look out of place  :D

Regardless, it'll look sweet.


Edit: Oh, I forgot to mention.  The best part about Zuzzy mats is you can literally roll them up and stick em in a map tube or something similar when you're not using them.  Pretty awesome stuff.
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Re: Making a Pitch (with pics!)
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2010, 01:07:50 PM »
Looks sweet. Looking foward to seeing what all the lines look like on that.  :)
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Re: Making a Pitch (with pics!)
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010, 01:13:34 PM »
That looks awesome. Will the paint crack when you roll it up?

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Re: Making a Pitch (with pics!)
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2010, 01:21:43 PM »
Thanks guys  :D

Nope, the paint doesn't crack when you roll it, fold it, etc.  It's a latex mat, and as long as you use washes and drybrushing to paint it (and use standard acrylic craft paint) it won't crack and is very durable.  

I have a 3x3 Zuzzy mat (different style) that I use for Malifaux.  I literally folded it up and tossed it in my suitcase.  It went to Templecon and back with me, no worse for wear.  The folds were visible for a little bit after laying it out again, but just letting it lay flat they disappeared shortly.

I'm unfortunately going to miss next game day due to the Privateer Invitational thing, but I'll definitely bring this along in June.
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Re: Making a Pitch (with pics!)
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2010, 01:45:51 PM »
Kavin was interested in how to get the lava effect - here's the basic technique:

Basecoat White
Wash with Yellow
Drybrush Orange
Drybrush Red
Drybrush Brown
Drybrush Black

Remember to vary the weight of the drybrush - you don't want to end up with the surface looking uniform.

Here are some WIP Shots for anyone interested: http://s89.photobucket.com/albums/k229/Khail2099/BB%20Pitch/WIP%20Shots/
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Re: Making a Pitch (with pics!)
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2010, 02:13:16 PM »
Next time you're up, totally bring that Zuzzy mat up. I've wanted to see those mats (or whatever) for a while now.

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Re: Making a Pitch (with pics!)
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2010, 03:10:51 PM »
Actually, fluffwise, the most appropriate team for this pitch would be Chaos Dwarves.
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Re: Making a Pitch (with pics!)
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2010, 04:08:49 PM »
But if you look at the picture of Dread's stadium it looks just right for them.S.

 

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