Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Table update

Work on the gaming table continued Saturday. I dropped about $200 at Home Depot and bought some really nice wood to face the rough construction. I faced the top with 1/2" MDF so it's nice and smooth. I painted it the same color as most of my terrain and added hex "corners" so the default top has 5" hexes for Commands and Colors or an aerial combat game.
I'm adding faux "bolts" by glueing dowel caps to make the table, when painted, look like rivetted metal. I'll then give it a rusted look. Steam-punk! Steam-punk!
I've been slowly framing all the military art I've collected over the years, too. It's slowly becoming my dream game room.

15 comments:

Bill said...

That is awesome! Did you spray paint the top? That paint job looks really smooth. Also, are the hexes a stencil?

BaronVonJ said...

Rolled on and stencilled.

Bill said...

We are going to have to try Commands and Colors. Do you have your modifications to the rules written down anywhere?

BaronVonJ said...

You talking fantasy, or the stuff I've done for Medieval. I'm doing Renaissance, too.

Bill said...

I just want to try the system. It doesn't look like there are huge armies for this. I have some fantasy 15mm stuff I am working on. Are you using 15s?

J Womack, Esq. said...

That is a real beauty of a table - sure to be the topic of many a heated discussion at my home.

"But honey, look how nice it is."

"I don't care. You are not moving my grandmother's furniture out of the dining room just so you can have a bigger game table."

Brought to you by the odd word: pressu

Klaus said...

Wow!
it really looks nice - good job.
And I can already see the steampunk result in my mind.
Good luck and I look forward to the result.
Cheers
klaus

BaronVonJ said...

I am truly blessed by a wife who understands my obsession.
-J

ken said...

yes. Bill, come over to the darkside.

Bill said...

The dark side? I have sold more fantasy and science fiction miniatures than most people have ever owned. :)

I had several hundred 25mm fantasy figures. I had Space Orks for Warhammer 40K.

Misspent youth. :) Not that I ever plan on getting that much stuff again.

Essjam said...

Great looking table J! Can't wait to see it up close and personal.

Bill. C&C is great. A nice tight rule system that is easy to learn and yet full of subtlety. Light Cav can be used very effectively for cutting off lines of retreat. (A pox on thee Sir Ken)

See ya!

Martin said...

Hi BaronVon J,

Nawww...I'm not jealous. Green and panting with envy; yes! But not jealous.

BaronVonJ said...

Martin,
I sure we'll have another BASEMENT-Con this year and you can come try it out.
-J

J Womack, Esq. said...

One thing, Baron. Your name throws me off, because it is the same as mine, and it is not a common useage.

Oh, and going with a steampunk theme on the table just adds that extra bit of "Shweet!" to it.

BaronVonJ said...

Even more uncommom, it's JAYE.