Stage by stage, the gaming table is progressing. You will recall from last week that I am re-building and redesigning my gaming table, after being fed up of the old, ill-suited version and it’s many serious flaws. So far, the board had been bought, and cut into four equal squares.
This week, some terrain is in progress to help break up the flat battlefield. Yesterday, I made the journey to GW Manchester, and, after some searching, experiences with overly enthusiastic staff and a scary customer encounter, I exited with two products, Imperial Armour: Aeronautica (which will be reviewed later this week) and a Sanctum Imperialis building set.
I also visited a craft store on my visit, and managed to find some really good foam sheeting. The foam, the second product bought for terrain, is great. It cost me (for one 10mm thick A2 sheet and one 5mm A4 sheet), £4.72, which, thanks to my student status, was reduced by 10%. It’s always worth asking about discounts for students, you never know what you’ll get. The sheets are so much better to work with than the Papier Mache I tried before, and for a number of reasons:
• It is sturdier
• It is easier to cut
• It is (in ways) less messy
• It dries quicker (the mache hills took days to set...bad mix probably)
• It is quicker to work with
• The end results look better
Next week, I’ll discuss any further progress with the terrain, as well as my thoughts on what the table itself will look like.