I've been watching for a few months and finally have decided
to post my "goods". I drank the Hirst Kool-Aid and decided to build a
modular dungeon. My group is currently playing Dungeons and Dragons (D&D v3.5) and we are
playing Dragon's Delve from dungeonaday.com.
My goals were simple yet not easy:
1. Miniature friendly with no half squares.
2. Maximum flexibility with reusable pieces.
3. Big enough to not need to cannibalize pieces during a single gaming session.
4. Long term durability.
5. Attractive appearance.
I opted to build on 1/8" MDF with the walls 1 1/2" high and resting directly on the MDF. This allows for full squares and makes for a stable piece. By the way I highly recommend Tightbond 3 for a glue. I've destroyed the bricks trying to pull them apart but the glue bond never gave out. My 7 year old son has even stepped on the pieces and they have held up. I guess you could say they have passed the durability test.
My big time consumer is the paint job. It's house paint from Lowe's. Base coat dark, almost black, green. Base of dark gray. Individual blocks in brown for accent. Dry brush light gray. Clear flat Krylon spray as a sealer.
I bought 5 molds on September 10, 2010. I ordered 25# of Merlin's Magic and started pouring. I've gone through 75# now, have nine molds and I am still pouring today. Call it obsessive compulsive.
The pictures are a build out of the 5th level of Dragon's Delve. My set is now more than 250 pieces with using more than 1,000 floor tiles.
Judge the results for yourself.
My thanks to all of you for all of your posts. The inspiration and guidance have been incredibly valuable. I would appreciate your feedback.
My molds: 70, 72, 85, 203(2), 220, 282, 701(2)