Monday, March 14, 2011

Progress on Fornost Display

This is a final layout for this army display.

What you see is a picture frame with the glass and inserts replaced by hardboard glued to cardboard.  And by cardboard, I mean I took the back off the picture frame, traced the shape on a cardboard box, and then cut it out with a box cutter.  The hardboard I bought at Lowe's Home Improvment in one big piece and I had them cut it down to 2x2 sections that were more manageable.

I drilled the holes in the hardwood with two different bits - again, both available at Lowes.  The big round one is meant for drilling holes in doors.

The holes in the foam were a bit more problematic.  I resorted to tracing the models' bases with a pencil and then using my foam cutter stylus to to melt out the circle.  Not optimal!!

Next step is to fill the cracks and glue on some sand and scatter. . .


  1. Hello,

    I'd just like to compliment you on the quality of your work. Your Fornost veterans were a big inspiration for the Gondorian army I'm (slowly) working on at the moment, and I can't wait to see how the display board turns out.

    Good Luck!

  2. Thanks, man! We're all thieves in the end, stealing inspiration where we can find it. I hope you share your own work down the line. Let me know!