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    Battlefleet Gothic Terrain

    A while back I started BFG and Full Thrust but wanted a bit more than just the card cut-outs representing terrain but needed to be robust for transportation. I went about looking for a simple solution to get about it and I thought I'd post my findings for anyone who'd come across a similar problem, seeing as I found few references at the time (Also an opportunity to show off my own work):

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    Overall theme

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    Meteor Swarms

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    Dust Clouds

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    Planet/Moon and Larger Asteroids (for Full Thrust)

    The board itself was not made by me, I bought it from a chap called Eric Hotz who sells a variety of felt mats:
    Space Mat

    The Asteroids and Meteor Swarms were made from larva rocks (Campingaz supplies loads for dirt cheap) and attached to bases with 2mm aluminium tubes (I luckily have a local model store which supply these but I assume you can get these from a DIY/art store). The smaller rocks were achieved through just smashing them with a hammer. I went for GW slot bases and filled in the space with green stuff but a neater option would be to drill 2mm holes.

    The Planet was a simple polystyrene half sphere (I just looked up an online store on google) mounted on corrugated card coated with pva glue and tissue paper for the texture and be able to spray the thing without it melting on me.

    Lastly the dust clouds was mounted on bases just as I did with the meteor swarms but used cotton wool dipped in a pva water mix with some black paint for colouring. When dried the look is as the pictures show but it more solid so it can with stand the wear and tear of being handled.

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    You know, ping-pong balls make great little moons/planetoids.

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    it all looks very good how do you find it to play on dose stuff get in the way of your ships ?

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    I never thought of ping pong balls for planets, such a simple idea I don't know how I could of missed it. I shall take a look into it.

    As for the terrain itself I find that it doesn't get in the way too much as bits can be moved if required, so long as the outline of the area that terrain represents doesn't change it's fine for competitive play, but seeing as I'm more of a casual gamer they work perfectly.
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