It is finally done and I must say it looks great. My goal was to have this done at the end of February however life got in the way. So let me take you for a tour of this board. This is for the River Coa scenario.
It is a good size board and was made with the intentions of using 28mm models. Each hexagon is 5 inches from the flat sides and 6 inches from the corners. The brown hexagons represent the cities in the scenario. I am going to make some other attempts to make the towns look more realistic just not sure how I am going to do it yet.
I really like the way the bunkers turned out. I made them out of some wood sticks.
The rivers were more labor intensive. My buddy Anthony suggested I use a router and make the rivers level with the board. I ran with his suggestion and made some great looking rivers. I made the bridge removable and it is just a piece of plastic card with wood strips on it. As time goes on I will make a hexagon with an attached bridge.
Now the trees I have to make a decision on. When I was at the Lord of the Rings tournament one of the players brought some terrain and I really liked the trees he made. He told me he made them using moss for plants. He told me all the pros and cons of using moss however I really liked the way his trees looked on the table. The negatives of using moss is that it drys out and breaks off. If I am careful with the trees I shouldn't have any problems. The other trees I made I used flocking and it does not look nearly and nice as the moss. I am not sure which way to go yet and I will wait and see how the trees hold up.
Overall the board came out really nice and I can't wait to play a game on it. When I do I will get some pictures to share. My goal from this point is to just pick different scenario and build the different terrain pieces.
One of the concerns I had building this board was the fact that I can't cut perfect hexagons multiple times. I thought that the board would drift and create gaps and would look like crap. Well as you can see I do have some gaps however it helps show the lines and my concerns are gone. I am also cutting better hexagons with more experiencing. I will keep you posted with updates on this project and will share pictures along the way.