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Where can I get blocks of polystyrene. My mom went to home depot and asked about it but they only sold thin sheets of it I want more of the thick sheet or blocks to make some small terrain pieces.
So where do I get it?
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the thickest ive seen is 2inches and its the pink kind, you would probably have to layer it up to get any thicker
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You can probably buy it in some hobbystore, or someplace where you can buy building materials. Ask in a hobbystore, and if they don't have it, they know what it is at least and they can probably guide you to some.
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You buy the sheets, cut it into smaller pieces, and glue them together to make larger blocks. Even GW makes their larger blocks this way. In northern areas you can buy thicker sheets but you still have to cut it into blocks.
Hardware stores are always the cheapest place to get your supplies. Hobby stores are for specialty items.
You should be able to get polytyrene from any hardware shop, alternatively from a building site.
Some places they use the polystyrene as insulation in buildings.
Other than that I would say just get the thin sheet stuff and glue it together to an appropriate thickness.
Don't use glue that has solvents in them, it just melts the styrene...
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By the way, one inch is actually the perfect thickness to make hills, Each one inch layer is equivalent to size 1 for cover. Meaning one layer of foam forms a rise that completely hides a size 1 troop, and provides cover for size 2 or larger. Add an inch layer to your hill and now you have a size 2 hill. Obscures LOS for size 2 and 1 models, provides cover for size 3.
We also play that a same size "cliff" (edge of foam) is rough terrain to cross for the same size troop, and impassable to one size smaller. Although "stepped" hills aren't quite as realistic looking, the make much better hill sides for troops to stand on. They are also very easy to determine LOS, cover, seeing over, etc.
Here's a picture of some terrain I made using one inch layers of foam. With a little work you can blend them enough that they don't look to unrealistic:
Here's a couple more pieces in the same style but stand alone. Placed on top of the above modular bases it is easy to make changes in elevation up to 6 or 7 inches, posed with WH Fantasy castle pieces here, it works fine with 40K as well:
Using the same concept you can also make stand alone hills with one inch layers of foam. This piece has more work put into disguising the 'edges' of the foam layers, but you can still see it is made up of distinct one inch changes in elevation:
bloody hell wolfraider, how the hell did you make those hills and things, they rock! i especially like the last one with the bones and everything! please tell us how you did it.
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Those terrain peices are really nice wolfraider Good Job
if you live in California, USA... it's hard to get that stuff... so I went to every hard wear store in town... Lows ended up having Insalation foam... 8 bucks for an 9x5 (or something) peice of 1.5 inch foam it has termite protection crap on it but thats easy to rip off. works great I used it for all my GW tourniment display bases.
I realy like your dragon skelly one, looks way cool
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Buying polystyrene is a waste of money.
Go to a local computer store, or school or office which just got some new computers. Ask them nicely and they will be more than happy to give you as much as you want.
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