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Hey, I've been spending my time between painting/jobs etc making a start on my japanese temple garden board, and I thought I'd put a few photos up to show its progress, I've had to stop for a week while I'm away but if anone has any suggestions for things that would look good on the board that would be great:) at this point I'd just done half the air drying clay on the waterfall side.

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It's shaping up nicely, the stepping stones in the lake look great.

My suggestions -

Torii arch just after the bridge.

Some riparian vegetation, a weeping willow leaning out over one of the lakes could put some leaves floating on the surface of the water.

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Maybe a sand pit and rake?

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lol... if Bushido had a wait time for your opponent (which it does not, thankfully) you could even use one of those little desktop zen gardens, so your opponent could rake in patterns as he waited. lol!

Ahh, it's nice that Bushido keeps both players active throughout the turn. :D

Very nice start, Greeny!

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all good ideas, I'll definitely add a couple of weeping willows, a Sandpit as scatter terrain (thinking a splash of dried blood by a fallen rake halfway through a cuve of white sand) , and a torii arch, someone else suggested som movable bamboo screens to change the playing areas shape too, so ill probably knock some of those out:) thanks chaps!

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perhaps a budha statue or something similar

 

looking awesome btw

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Thanks chaps, so many good ideas there I've decided to make them all scatter terrain, otherwise I couldn't fit them on! a few more photos for you-

I still need to add the water, and I learned that if you are going to spend ages making sure the two pieces of polystyrene fit exactly together so there is no visible join- don't glue them on backwards... 

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Awesome, really really awesome

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more pictures of the pretty much finished table- (alright the water isn't dry yet but I was quite excited)

couple of overview shots

Bamboo screens (boat is from ainsty castings)

Sand Garden for Master T:)

Statuary (buddha from pet shop w green stuff, shisa from ainsty castings)

Wanted to get some models on there so here my tiny number of painted kairai face off against my savage wave,

total scatter terrain made- 3 willow trees, 3 patches or reeds, 2 shisa, 1 buddha, 2 bamboo screens, 1 sand garden, 2 bridges, 3 bamboo groves (unfinished), 1 Torii gate (unfinished)

I'll be letting Rudders borrow it for demo games in wales as soon as its done, so it should be in firestorm games by the end of the month if you happen to be in Cardiff:)

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Looks awesome.

Is the rake separate from the piece, can i actually make my own patterns :) ? 

Great work. 

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thanks for the feedback:) the rake is removable, and although the base is fixed sand, I made it deep enough to pour sand in if anyone did want to gain some zen calm during a heated game:)

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Greeny wrote:

thanks for the feedback:) the rake is removable, and although the base is fixed sand, I made it deep enough to pour sand in if anyone did want to gain some zen calm during a heated game:)

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A sweet table!! I bet it would be great to play on. Wish I had enough terrain skill to do even half as good as that

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thanks, I'd suggest just giving it a go, its not that hard (or expensive surprisingly)  and there are some great tutorials online:) Bushido is perfect for board building as its such a small table!

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He Greeny,

Wonderful board!

How did you do the grassy parts? Is that static grass sprinkled on or is that a cut-up mat that's also used for model train tables?

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hi- thanks:)

The grassy parts are sprinkled static grass over watered down pva glue, then when that dried I added smaller patches of a slightly different shade of grass over the top to give it a little more texture:)

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Awesome! Very solid covering.

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What an awesome gaming board. It really inspired me.

Where did you buy those bridges?
Where did you get those waterplants?

Thanks

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hi, thanks, was fun to build, have apparently got to build two more before june (so i was informed at the weekend..) the bridges are scratch built (or were i should say, one has vanished) and the plants came from a pet store, they come on a weird sprue but they should be easy to source.

 

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Are those plants platsic ones on a mat for an aquarium?

Grauenacht made some of those bridges in the past. I'll ask him for a blue print or something.

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That's amazing. The Cult Buddha statue and the bridges are awesome. 

Any chances you could describe how you've made the bridges step by step? 

 

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indeed i can, I'll see when i can get it up for you:)

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What did you use for the water?

I guess it was the resin you need to heat in the oven, otherwise your plants would have melted.

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I used woodland scenics realistic water, one part, no heating up, although it's not as cheap as other resins it does the job wonderful, I used a shedload though!

woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com › VideosWater

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And how much is a shedload? (approx. 2 bottles?)

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about 2 and a half:s but I could have got away with less if i hadnt been determined to cover the bases of the long grass:)

 

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I'm currentlymaking my own board, greatly inspired by this one.
I have a bit more water though.

I'm trying to find some decent (cheap) water.

Whilst typing this post I received the boat and the statues from Ainsty..... Lol

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awesome, the ainsty stuff is very crisp isnt it? feel free to keep asking questions, and I look forward to seeing the end results! I'm starting work on a couple more boards soon myself:)

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Yeah, it's awesome. Very detailed.

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looking sweet! Do you know the Torii gate you used, what scale was it...? I just bought one for 28mm scale and I'm hoping that's the right size 

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yep, that'll look great:)

 

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Brilliant :D

Diorama time :)

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Looks awesome. I haven't been able to do much work on my table lately but seeing this has given me the kick up the butt to get back to it. Once again awesome table sir well done.

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