With 6th edition here, and all sorts of battlefield terrain features and more, I have once again delved into the world of terrain. My goal, to have some of all the terrain types for my games to get fully into the 6th edition tabletop.



Now with the idea of working towards a tournament as well in the Spring of 2013, I am also working on terrain that can be used for the event. After all it will be one of the most limiting factors on how big it is going to be. Not all the terrain I am working on will be used for the tournament. 

Here is a list of some of the things I am planning and/or have already started.

bunkers (2)
dilapidated bastions (2)
ruins (more)
mysterious forests (4)
mysterious rivers (2) Done
ammunition dump (2-4)
barricades and walls (4+) Some already done
comms relay (2)
fuel reserves (2+)
gun emplacements (4)
impact craters already have quite a few done
shield generators (2)
tanglewire (4+) already under construction
tank traps (4) already under construction
trench lines (2+)
wild undergrowth (some)
wreckage/rubble (some)
archeotech artefacts (2)

Obviously
More forests
more rocky formations

In the pictures...... My latest terrain projects being worked on.
The triangle shaped stands are for barbed wire which I pick up later this week. (GW's Tanglewire to be added to them). Same goes for the fence posts laying horizontally. The tank traps need some cardboard bases etc.

The walls are done, as are the mysterious water features.




26 Comments:

  1. Very cool, and definitely ambitious - good luck with all of that!

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    1. BTW, what are you using for the water, just out of curiosity?

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    2. its the same material that they use for model train scenery. its a product called Realistic Water, by Woodland Scenics. There is also a product I use for fast moving water or even waterfalls by the same company.

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    3. Thanks! They do sell it here in the UK, which was my only concern about it. I might have to get some just to play around with. I'm sure I can find lots of uses for it, as you have already demonstrated!

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    4. One cool thing you can do, is coat something with it, like a blade. When it dries it will appear wet, and the paint underneath will show through.

      With the product you use for rapids and waterfalls, you can create drips. make them horizontally on wax paper, let them dry, and then hang them from the weapons.

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    5. I make terrain in trade for all my mini painting. If you are at the NOVA this weekend you will see a lot of my display boards. For a cheaper alternative to realistic water effects, and a little easier to work with imo, you can use Red Devil Clear Caulk. Yes, the stuff you use to seal sinks and tubs and stuff. You can even dye it for green sludge effects and stuff.

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    6. thats a great tip. When I need to get more product, I will look into it. Thanks

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  2. How did you add the blue and orange floating objects in the water?

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    1. that is paint along the edges and underneath. I simply quickly drybrushed it and heavily in some spots. Before the blue was brushed on, I poured the water so that some of the paint would mix a little. Otherwise the water effect would be a little bit too clear, and not as nice for mysterious water effects.

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  3. Good mate. Is that cardboard you are using for the base of that wall? If so be carefull as it will warp like buggery when you put PVA glue on it. I usually go down to my local DIY store (like B&Q) and ask to go through there offcut bins and pick up some thin MDF style wood thats thin...usually its free... Anyway glad you are better!

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    1. good suggestion. I had never thought about fiberboard. mdf stands for medium density fiberboard for people that do not know what it is.

      my question is though, how thin can you get it?

      Also on the cardboard base, I don't glue the edges of it, so its not any more sharp than cardboard is. Plus I have it in plentiful supplies.

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    2. MDF can be super thin. Mantic uses it for bases on some of their models. I was surprised when they came in the box of Corporation Marines I picked up a few months back.

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    4. These look to be perfect for you.

      http://store.gcmshop.com/products/964-fow-compatible-bases.aspx

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  4. Build...a volcanoe! Alao Mountains look awesome. Make those too!

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    1. My girlfriend made me a volcano with an area base, pretty nice. Alas, no one has had the balls to set foot on it, though it works well at breaking LOS and shifting infantry movement.

      Maybe I'll finally test my luck on it this weekend.

      -Fred

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    2. A an account named anonymous....

      Hmmm not sure if ok or not....

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    3. Depends on how she made it, it could be really cool. I remember way back, the GW in Windsor Ontario had a full Weather Top set up, on a hill a little over 14 inches tall. It looked amazing, but was next to impossible to actually get UP the damned thing.

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    4. I was just teasing Fred.

      And yeah. I built a massive volcano piece representing my Necron tomb world. Its pretty cool. A definite pain though but look great to me. I also built mountains on sime rectangular boards so i can adjust them on the table. I built them with old shoes, 2 liter soda bottles. Paper. Brown paint gun. And lots of glue. Lots of it

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  5. Also Natfka, a cool idea would be like the Artists Showcase, except you could show terrain you built yourself instead of models.

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  6. I like the water logged craters. Are those a plastic kit?

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  7. yes, I believe those are old GW crater sets.

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  8. Natfka,

    GO HERE:
    http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?109769-Apocalypse-40k-Terrain/page13

    (Credit goes to Bugbait_nz)

    I strongly advise checking out this guys terrain thread - it has some very well done templates he's done up for things like bastions, which you can either make a clean one or damage it up as if it's been destroyed by ordinance barrages or an old ruin. There are A Lot of templates with links in the first page.

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    1. Very nice, lots of good looking and cheap ways to make up terrain for 6th Ed. in there

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