Dungeon Wood Tiles

Published 5 July 2022

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Large wood floor boards are great, but sometimes I need something more modular, a bit like Dungeon Stone Tiles. Like here, I needed a way to represent a balcony, so I set up to work on wooden tiles.

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I started by gluing my wood squares to a sheet of foam. I had traced with a sharpie where the wall should go. Gluing the squares to the foam allowed me to perfectly trim them, so they were perfectly squared.

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I then carved a cross in it, to separate each movement square.

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And carved them with planks, alternating the side. I picked that the lower left corner was always vertical, and stick to it for the whole craft, allowing me to arrange them in any shape and always have alternating directions.

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I then manually carved squiggly lines on each plank, to symbolize the wood grain.

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For the walls, this time I was more clever than last time and I carved the brick pattern on the foam sheet before cutting it to strips, which makes it way faster.

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Only then did I cut them into long strips, continuing the brick pattern on the top face.

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I then cut them into smaller strips, and continued the brick pattern on the sides.

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I used a pin to create holes at the top of each plank, to simulate nails.

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And I started gluing it all together. The walls overflowed on some sides, but I just then had to trim the excess. It's much cleaner than way than trying to cut the wall to size before gluing.

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First layer of black modpodge.

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Painting the wood in a dark chocolate brown.

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Then a lighter brown drybrush, mostly in the middle. I tried to avoid touching the walls.

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I then painted the walls.

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And applied a liberal amount of wash on the pieces.

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Test fit to see if it works. Looks good enough for me.

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And checking with my larger floor boards. The paint scheme is similar and they blend well together.

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