I always wanted to use dry ice in a Mordheim game (I even wrote a special scenario for it based on the John Carpenter movie, "The Fog"). When I heard you could buy electric devices that generated the same effect, I had to get one. Because the device uses a lot of water (and is pretty splashy), I had to make a piece of terrain that would contain the splash but allow the fog to escape.
Turns out I had an old piece of terrain I started but never finished that was just right- an old Godzilla Cup Holder (from Taco Bell) I had converted into a tower. Because I used a large plastic cup for the interior, it was perfect for holding water. Since I had superglued a plastic flower pot tray on top to form the tower, it kept the splashing contained too! All I had to do was cut a large hole in the front (for the fog to escape) and a small one in back (for the wire to come out). After installing the vapor device, I taped up the hole in back to minimize leaking.
To finish the piece, I added a wedding cake column to the tower top, and capped it off with a candle holder that had a winged skull detail on it (bought around Halloween of course). The spaced spikes are from the old ork Battlewagon track sprue, and some chaos rhino chains also embellish the tower.
This thing puts out a decent amount of fog, so I need to refill it about every half an hour. As the fog rolls out, it condenses on anything it touches, so everything under it gets pretty wet! Fortunately, most of my terrain is made of plastic and painted with enamels- otherwise, the water could easily damage cardboard and water base paint.
CLICK HERE FOR ANOTHER SHOT OF THE FOG (use
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The shot above includes the tower, some of my newly created Aqueduct terrain, some catwalks and barricades, and a nasty warband of Posessed models roaming through the fog.
HERE'S ANOTHER SHOT OF FOG IN ACTION
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In the shot above, I have placed my fog machine at the head of the Docks terrain, which then leads into my new Bridge piece (made from a Porcelain Christmas decoration and a base built up with pressboard, rocks, and concrete patch). The fog went so far, it is actually spilling off the table edge in the lower right corner of the pic!
By the way, for those who are curious, the device I bought is called
a Mini Nebler (made in Germany). Here's a pic
of the device, and the box it comes in.
You may be able to find them in Party Supply, Garden Supply, or Discovery
stores. The original intent was to use it in a fountain.
No, I did not light my terrain on fire for this picture! This pic demonstrates the combined effect of the fog emitter and some electric lights with "flicker" bulbs installed. I bought the flicker bulbs around Halloween time, though you can probably get them at most bulb and crafts stores as they are normally used in electric candelabras and such. For the lights on the right, I actually built some wire and sockets into a piece of terrain- I used concrete patch to cover the wires after supergluing the sockets to a pressboard base. The bulbs are covered with kleenex as this diffuses the light and hides the glassy looking bulb shape. They don't give off enough light to play by, but when you turn the lights off it really looks creepy! For more flicker bulb action, be sure to check out my Flaming Chaos Scenery...
AND NOW, ON WITH THE SNOW!
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