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Grand Master Steve

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Making a Display board
« on: May 06, 2013, 04:31:44 PM »
Ok so im going to make a display board for my Minotaurs. I have some ideas in mind but how big is an average board?

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Re: Making a Display board
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 06:42:00 PM »
It depends on the army and what you're going for with the board.  I'd say they're 18" x 24" on average (or smaller).
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Re: Making a Display board
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 01:26:04 AM »
really depends on army size and what can of display your going for.   height it also a big thing to look at over square size aswell.
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Re: Making a Display board
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 10:33:44 AM »
if you're planning to use it for transporting your army during a tournament, then i would lean toward a smaller dimension rather than a larger one as it makes it easier to manage a crowd while moving and safer placement when playing.

as a space marine army, you can probably get by with 18x18 to 18x24 as Chase mentioned, depending on how much terrain you put onto it as opposed to keeping it relatively flat.

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Re: Making a Display board
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 06:28:23 PM »
I want to use it for both purposes of moving my army and display for painting score. I'm using space marines and they are siege specialists so I'm thinking some trenches

King of the Elves

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Re: Making a Display board
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 10:41:15 PM »
I'm currently working on one for display purposes only, I'll use a lunch tray for moving from table to table haha

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Re: Making a Display board
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 09:01:35 PM »
I'm a big fan of working with a magnetic whiteboard and adding magnets on the bases.... Mainly cause I'm clumsy

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Re: Making a Display board
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2013, 07:02:10 PM »
The idea I had before I needed a better base because of it's size, (this board is going to be pretty large haha) is you take a crappy picture with a good frame, cut out the picture, and replace it with pink foam. I really like this idea because you have the flexibility with working with the pink foam, where you might not have that with a whiteboard. Plus then you have a really nice frame around it, as opposed to a ok whiteboard one.

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Re: Making a Display board
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2013, 01:15:24 PM »
what do your bases look like?

Grand Master Steve

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Re: Making a Display board
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2013, 07:22:20 PM »
I pet them simple. Dark brown with a graveyard earth dry brushed over it and some static grass

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Re: Making a Display board
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2013, 11:49:04 AM »
Are you still working on this or have you finished.  I make display boards and such like (I just posted my most recent one)  and would be glad to consult.

Grand Master Steve

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Re: Making a Display board
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2013, 12:57:02 PM »
i actually have not even started. I have a lay out in mind I have just been to busy to get to it. Ide appreciate help.

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Re: Making a Display board
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2013, 01:46:31 PM »
i actually have not even started. I have a lay out in mind I have just been to busy to get to it. I'd appreciate help.

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Re: Making a Display board
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2013, 05:42:43 PM »
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Re: Making a Display board
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2013, 07:29:57 PM »
As of right now I have wens days and Thursdays off rarely do I get weekends