I thought it would be fun to make some 3-D Dungeon Tiles and so I made some plans for a few different options, cut up some bits of MDF and enlisted the kids to help make a few prototypes to see which we like best…
The basic options were with permanent walls attached or without permanent walls attached. The “With” version has walls attached to the base – and has some aesthetic appeal to them, but will take up far more storage space and be less versatile – also I wasn’t sure whether to make ~2” (5cm) or ~1.5” (38mm) walls. The “Without” version is basically 2-D floor plan tiles with the option of adding painted wood block walls to make it more 3-D…
The Boy fancied he’d like the 3-D permanently attached walls, The Girl wished for the ones without – whether it was because she saw the versatility in them or just wanted to be different from her brother is hard to tell… either way, I figured we’d try making a few rooms and hallways to see how they look and make some further decisions from there.
This was partly spurred on because I thought it might be fun to try out Song of Gold And Darkness and ultimately play a Song of Blades and Heroes campaign with Song of Deeds and Glory…
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version)
My apprentice dungeon builders and our cut up bits of MDF.
Painting the base coat of clack.
I was a bit quicker, so I started experimenting with some ideas for painting the stone work.
Again with the experiments with stonework.
In the end I stayed up way to late – long after the kids went to bed – and finished up a corner bit for the “With Walls” 3-D version.
It still needs a bit of touching up, but overall I am happy with the results.
The corridor is 5cm wide. And everything is based on a 5cm grid and basically tiles that will fill a 25cm x 25cm area. I'll try to remember to take a picture or scan the sketches of the plans for Part 2.
What’s up around that corner? DANGER! That’s what!
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:
Probably more Dungeon tiles… though I have been working on some elves and some more of the A Fistful of Kung Fu miniatures.