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pyremius
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Posted: Sunday, Jun 30, 2013 at 8:37 AM
What ideas does everyone have for suitable Olympus terrain? For Aegyptus, I used sand dunes (cover, height), small oases, and some tombs of various styles. Now it's time to begin the next collection of terrain, and I'd love to hear what other people are thinking about using - especially since I'm still blanking other then a few stands of trees. :)

Anstpuppet
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Posted: Sunday, Jun 30, 2013 at 9:00 AM
My main thoughts right now are Hirst Art GrecoRoman molds to make temples, simple dwellings that I can easily duplicate, and using oversized minis (Heroes of Myth and Legend stuff comes to mind) as statues. I will also eventually try to figure how to do things like grape vines and olive trees and the like.

Osiris
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Posted: Sunday, Jun 30, 2013 at 10:19 AM
Lots of pet shops have pretty nice ruined acropolis scenery for aquariums - we used some of these before on our Gencon tables, if you can find the right size, they look great and are VERY cost effective.

For trees, something that looks like greek cyprus trees would look great.

Andrew Paul
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Posted: Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 5:06 PM
Also, classical Greek statuary and architecture was painted in rather bright colours, not left as plain white marble. Something like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugovk/73616614/

pyremius
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Posted: Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 6:33 PM
{sigh} I have enough trouble painting inside the lines as it is. Nonetheless, it does look quite a bit better.

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Posted: Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013 at 1:03 AM Edited on 2013-07-02 01:32:32.0
I was thinking of getting some cake supports, as there are quite a few in the Greco-roman style, and it's a shed load cheaper than buying pillars from actual scenery companys.

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Osiris
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Posted: Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013 at 4:39 AM Edited on 2013-07-03 10:40:24.0
Dawntreader said:
I was thinking of getting some cake supports, as there are quite a few in the Greco-roman style, and it's a shed load cheaper than buying pillars from actual scenery companys.
We did this a while back, look up wholesale cake decorating supplies on the net. We were able to get giant packs of dozens of wedding cake columns that were perfect, light, and very , very inexpensive.

CBP3
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Posted: Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Or print out the HobbyLobby weekly 40% off coupon and get a few packs from there for dirt cheap. I've still got a dozen or so waiting for a project.

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spartan
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Posted: Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 12:45 PM
The cake supply is a great idea,going to hobby lobby

Jon

spartan
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Posted: Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 at 3:43 PM
My next terrain project will be a greek foundry, I will be ordering the anvil and armor racks from Crocodile games and probably the dwarf foundry from Foundry miniatures. It will be 2 feet by 2 feet

Jon

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