I returned to war gaming 7 years ago I was quite happy to use books for
hills, unpainted GW buildings and fish tank decorations. As I’ve gone
on though I have developed such a love of painted terrain, it really
makes the whole game cinematic, and allows yourself to get lost in the
current FoW terrain I’ve mainly been working on this year, the biggest
part is my ‘realm of battle board’ I picked it up cheap with a minor
deformity but it looks great as a base for all types of games.
one thing I’ve missed up till now has been woods. I like the
battlefield in a box ones, but it’s not much for what you pay for. So I
decided to do my own!
I started with some MDF board which I carved into some irregular curved
shapes of various sizes. This way I can either have lots of small
woods, or put a couple of smaller pieces on a larger bit, for a bigger
foot print but still easily stored, and easy to move models over!
Once it was carved I sprayed it all black. This way if anything chips off later it will show black which always blends in IMHO.
Next was making mounds of Stone this breaks up the base, and adds a different texture I picked up a big bag from my local model railway
I find terrain making very thirsty work – i recommend frequent hydration to keep you going
After that a liberal coat of brown spray. (Fur brown by army painter)
that done I dry brushed the brown with some ‘tau sept ochre’ gave it a
nice warm sandy base – in keeping with my other terrain.
that it was the stones, painting on some dark grey first roughly ( I
used the last of my adeptus battle grey) following that it’s uneven dry
brush of ‘astronomicon grey’ and then ‘skull
Next it’s the beautiful hot glue gun, and attaching my trees (again sourced from my local model railway shop!)
these in place I the painted on patches of PVA glue and water over
exposed areas, sprinkling on some dark grass initially and then a little