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Best Warmachine Table Ever, or Best Miniature Table Ever

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13 Sep 2011 19:32 #103299 by jeb

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13 Sep 2011 20:39 #103303 by Black Barney
neither, looks like best model train set table ever.


hey the crates and treasure chest in the foreground, is that hand-painted? Cuz that's some quality handiwork right there.

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13 Sep 2011 21:34 - 13 Sep 2011 21:36 #103310 by VonTush
They might be...But they do mention they use a 3D printer. As I understand it the high end 3D printers are able to print in color, so I think it could have been done in Photoshop and then printed that way. But it all depends on the resolution of the printer.
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13 Sep 2011 23:26 #103321 by Black Barney
the imperfections and blemishes of the metal is staggering if it's hand-painted. And the rope really looks like rope.

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14 Sep 2011 12:32 #103343 by stormseeker75

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14 Sep 2011 15:28 #103364 by Rliyen
Saw that last night after Krahulik Twittered about it and put up photos as well. Looks wonderful... Ah, if I only had the monies...

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14 Sep 2011 15:35 - 14 Sep 2011 15:39 #103365 by jeb
There's a whole making-of thread over at Privateer Press . Check that out too. Barney, your mind will be blown over there.
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14 Sep 2011 16:13 #103372 by Gary Sax
That shit is amaaaaaazing.

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14 Sep 2011 17:08 #103384 by hotseatgames
Any idea what a table like that costs? I would guess in the $3k range?

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14 Sep 2011 17:34 #103385 by Sagrilarus

hotseatgames wrote: Any idea what a table like that costs?


$3500 in addition to the divorce settlement.

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14 Sep 2011 19:18 #103395 by Black Barney
jeb, just for fun I read the whole first page and then the LAST page and I can't figure out for the life of me how they turned that puffy pink wedges into the end result. it's so amazing.

The man-hours of painting is just nuts

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14 Sep 2011 19:46 #103398 by Gary Sax
That's actually what impressed me the most as well, Barney, the painting is insane for that much real estate.

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14 Sep 2011 20:00 - 14 Sep 2011 20:04 #103400 by Black Barney
There is just no reason to do that much painting except in knowing that people will recognize and appreciate that level of detail. You look at ANY wargaming table and you can INSTANTLY spot where corners were cut (and with good reason, who the hell has the time?). I've never seen a table that didn't have tons of spots where easy choices were made in order to minimize cost and effort (again, I'm not knocking those tables).

But in this, time and time again I'm just amazed at the detail. I can't spot a single thing where I think they phoned it in. Did you see the wooden planks over this gap where there are a bunch of sewage pipes underneath? That has ZERO effect on gameplay but is TOTALLY AWESOME. Or the painted destroyed skeleton in pieces?

And there's SO MUCH RUBBLE! wow.

I can understand pain-stakingly well painted minatures. It's a special thing and all. But to put these much effort into the table is just so much work.

i'm floored.



I think the ULTIMATE practical joke would be when these guys are away at PAX, you break into their house and install a REALLY elaborate Thomas the Tank Engine set through their entire table (obviously not destroying anything, it's a work of art we're talkin' aboot here). But they come back and there's this stupid childish train set running everywhere, lol.


edit: the whole thing is very Zen, no? The effort is more impressive than the result. It's like those really cool floor montages they make somewhere in Asia (Tibet?) with coloured grains of sand. It takes months and years to make the final tapestry result and then they destroy it after a week cuz it's all about the effort more than the result. This reminds me of that.
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