SETTING THE SCENE

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lking
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SETTING THE SCENE

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I am considering getting the books by Pat Smith called Setting the Scene. Has anyone done a review. Between the books and the shipping to the US they would be expensive. So I just want to explore their worth before I plunk down the cash! Thanks.
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I have both, and both are fantastic.

EDIT: A little more detail - the books are an excellent reference, and really go into step-by-step detail for how to build and paint a variety of different terrain features. The techniques are easy to replicate and produce a great effect on the table. Clear illustration photos and well-written instructions make things really easy to follow. I used the techniques in the second volume for a Sicily table, making both vineyards and flexible roads - and both turned out great!

I highly recommend both books, even if just for inspiration.
Novista
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Got the new one, what I hadn’t realised is the main thrust is about creating your own mats, which is a massive bonus.
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I got the Mediterranean one for Xmas. Fantastic book full of ideas, techniques and even tells you where to buy materials (mostly Screwfix and William)
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Agree, I got the Norway one for Xmas, excellent.
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Wargames Illustrated have reviewed the first two on youtube;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_F1k2wqkik

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba_I4rVUHTc
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Munin
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lol, that's one way to set the scene...
tabnsy5
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lolgeometry dash subzero, that's one way to set the scene...
The context is actually much more epic than I thought
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