This new terrain stuff named Zone Mortalis is available at forgeworld and as I first saw it I thought "Haha I already built my Bunker" but then my mind went "Wait a minute..."
|taken from forgeworld.co.uk|
The reason why my mind made a full break was the price. Those four parts above cost 90 pounds what are about 107€. And that's for 60cm x 60cm. Then I thought back about how much I spend on the materials I used for my bunker board and made a list.
50cm x 100cm 5mm MDF -> 5€
70cm x 100cm Depron -> 3€
Ponal Glue -> 8€
Black Paint -> 5€
Bird Sand -> 3€
Cardboard -> 5€
That makes a total of 29€ for a gaming board of 50cm x 100cm. Okay okay this is the price for complete undetailed stuff except of the structure sauce but every gamer has a box where he keeps all the stuff of which he thinks that could be useful someday and that can be used here to add various stuff and details just like I added some grid, cable and other various stuff.
The Zone Mortalis is very detailed and that is awesome but I think it's nothing you can't achieve yourself.
Okay so I add another 10€ for other detailing materials and sum it up to 40€. So if you take those 100€ for a forgeworld set, buy the materials above and spend some weekend days with crafting you can get a gaming board of 100cm x 200cm. In comparison you would have to spend 360€ for a Zone Mortalis board of 90cm x 180cm.
What is it that I want to tell you?
I think the main message is: Build your terrain on your own!
It's not only much much much much cheaper but it's also unique and a lot of fun to build.
What brings my Silent Hill Board back into my mind... The weather is meant to get better this week so I plan to basecoat the last buildings and get my ass back up to modeling.
I also did some minor progress on Mike Mayhem and started another little project but I'll show you those stuff later the next days.