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I was wondering if anyone had any tips for making alot of terrain at once, as i may be starting my own gaming club soon, but would need enough terrain to fill 20 battlefields, mainly for gamesworkshop games.
i did have a friend suggest Vacuum forming, but i am open to other suggestions that dont require me to get alot of money spent in equipment.
Buy 20 large (4x6 feet) styrofoam blocks. (If they are 6-8 in. thick they are really sturdy)
You can then buzz-saw'em for environmental terrain such as hills, cliffs, trenches, etc. Or keep them flat for city fights.
They're also easily paintable (using thick paints like wall paint) so you can paint them brown for desserts, green for plains, gray/black for cityfights, etc.
The blocks are also fairly cheap, so it's a win-win situation!
For terrain such as buildings, buy some plasticard or (thinner) styrofoam boards and find some easy-to-make terrain guides. Or buy GW buildings (though, THAT is expensive...)
Good luck to ya!
So... if I gave some daemons a matte paint-job, would they be "Matte Daemons?"
Necron Tactica: Flying Circus
Not sure if England has Walmarts (they're like the Borg) But find any sort of store like it, and buy yourself a few sheets of the Foamcore/Foamboard. They are the same size as that posterboard kids do their science projects on for their displays, and with a sharp craft knife.you can make about 6 peices of scenery (smaller) per sheet.
Ruined walls, Buildnig corners, Bunkers, Fortifications, Altars to the chaos gods, Barricades . The list goes on and on.
This website has a wonderful list of scenery articles that show you Step by step in making scenery. Plus this forum ypu're in ( THe scnery forum) has tons and tons of step by steps as well.
THings to use in scenery from your house. a little creativity and some good painting..
Bog roll tube (columns)
Empty cans of coffee ground/beans (towers)
Carpet strips (fields/ rough terrani)
Rocks from outside (rocks on a table)
toothpicks (pungi sticks/barricades)
Square box matchbooks (ammo crates, treasure chests)
Random sprue bits (Tank Traps/ Barricades/ trash piles)
Broken electronics ( anything 40k wires and capacitors ftw)
snips of fake plants (turn into bushes or big plants)
you get the idea. Just turn your 'scenery eye' on when you walk through the house and you'll start seeing things you can nick for scenery.
One fast P.S. hint: go buy kids Plaster of paris, or regular plaster. Pour it into a paper plate. once dry it will be flat, pull it out of plate and stand up holding it chest level.
Drop it on concrete or hard driveway. Scoop up awesome RUBBLE BITS. Glue into shape of ruined walls. DONE.
Rome wasn't built in a day, Either should good scenery.
I don't know if you have access to Privateer press' No Quarter magazine, but in issue 16, page 39 they have a great article on hosting a terrain party to get a gaming club up and running.
a (very) quick summary:
keep it sumple
budget for supplies (and if party: food to pay workers)
set up a list of terrain to build
make a sample of each piece
organize the work into diff. stations
get a *lot* of volunteers
remember to plan around glue and paint drying time!
they got the following:
insulation foam (pink foam)
plastic trees and lichen (from a model railroad shop)
paint (house paint / school paint in green, browns and black)
and built the following en mass in a weekend
tree fields including bases
earthworks (think trenches)
it's an *excellent* article that i can't recommend enough for what you're thinking of doing.
You could easily add:
to the list without having to buy any more supplies.
you can get all sorts of odd bits at the hardware store too. I cant tell you how many bits you can grab up for under $5 total. also anything and everything that gets tossed especially electronics can be broken up and used as bits.
about 7500 pts of Dark Angels, probably a sub chapter with the way I have them painted up with copper edging and all.