New setup

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colingee
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New setup

Postby colingee » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:25 am

Greetings, as age has taken hold of my ability to get up and down from our huge floor area, my oppo and I have moved to a table top wargame, and from 200mm x 200mm squares to Kallistra hexons.
I will post some pics as we go along, building up our surface with Kallistra stock items as well as bespoke stuff.
Here is the table finished except for the edging strip that will keep the hexon boards tight together.
It is 4.2m x 2.4m. We had to jiggle the dimensions a little to ensure we could reach the middle 8-)
The two models in one of the pics will give you some idea of size. The nearest is a long wheelbase Mercedes, the furthest is a Wolf, the marriage of a Panther hull and Panzer IV turret, both in 20mm scale.
We pick up ten boxes of hexon at newbury next week :-)
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wargamer1979
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Re: New setup

Postby wargamer1979 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:46 am

Thank you for your posts - I am very excited for you and look forward to seeing more developments of your project.

Best wishes

Graham

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Re: New setup

Postby dane » Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:00 pm

Can't wait to see the finished article

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Re: New setup

Postby colingee » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:06 am

My partner in crime picks up the hexes from Colours and is over to mine the next day. Expect some pics on the sunday evening :-)

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Re: New setup

Postby Norm » Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:54 pm

Amazing. Look forward to seeing what 10 boxes of tiles look like :D

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Re: New setup

Postby colingee » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:27 pm

My oppo picked up ten boxes of flocked, and three boxes of unflocked, from colours at Newbury. Hot from there, the hexon arrived today. We finished the table, putting a lip on to frame the hexon boards. We had six boxes of three colour and four boxes of triple seven. Once they were in place, a large tenon saw savaged nineteen hexon boards into unrecognisable pieces, as we cut half and fractional hexes, in order to fill in the whole frame so that it holds in place. I won't show the residue for fear that Paul and Sally would get upset! The table frame, not including part hexed, is [I think]24 hexons long by 12 deep. We mixed single and double tone in randomly. Now that we have the whole table covered, we will create some hex conversions as we go along. My priority is to get the next book out, but we will post some images of our battles as we go along. Thanks to sally and Paul for their forbearance during the buying process :-) Enjoy the view, folks.
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Re: New setup

Postby colingee » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:29 pm

Some more shots.
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Re: New setup

Postby colingee » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:30 pm

Some shots of the cuts made to fill the whole frame.
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dane
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Re: New setup

Postby dane » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:27 pm

Hi Colin that's looking really good can't wait to see a picture of nit in action with all your kit on it

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Re: New setup

Postby wargamer1979 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:57 pm

Great pictures - the set up is huge! Look forward to seeing some action on the front.


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