I'm making more stuff for my dungeon still, currently running WarhammerQuest with a new group.
>>79717571Before the paint and stuff.
i really want decent looking terrain but im rly broke right now unfortunatelyim happy with the idea of making some simple papercraft terrain to start off with and building nicer pieces later, but right now i want to focus on my army and that means im not looking to spend as much time on terrain right nowwhat i dont know is how to do a gaming surface cheaply and easily. id really like a nice surface to play on but the only printable surface (http://www.toposolitario.com/workshop/index_tableros.html) is 1/4 of the size id need and is subdivided into 16 sheets which id either have to stitch together and then tile for a printing place to print off (which would be kind of expensive and annoying) or to print off 64 sheets of cardstock and cut them all out to get a tiled surfaceis buying a proper gaming mat my best option? the cheapest one i can find is a space hulk one for 90 nzd (https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/deepcut-studio-space-hulk-pvc-mat-6x4/30327834) which i know would be a long lasting asset but is kind of more than im looking to spend on things this week. are there any cheaper or better options than this?thank you all for your times anon
>>79717750I just painted up an old bed sheet, pic related.Works for all sorts of settings.
>>79717782For a closer look.
>>79717782>>79717790what did you paint it with? just like poster paint?heres my palate shifted version of the board i posted earlier, id need to print it out 4 times to make a proper board but i might try one just for kill team or somethingideally id like something with streets so i can use paper terrain (works best for city buildings obviously) but i guess i could do what you did with cardboard for a larger boardhow do you keep the sheet tight for gaming on?
>>79717822I painted it with cheap Acrylics. I store the sheet rolled up, kinda fold it around the table edges with paper clips during play. You could make streets out of painted foam rubber sheets liek I did in: >>79717790>>79717782
>>79717571Ok anons, please, help me out.I'm trying to make buildings for a mordheim table. Only have access to cardboard and thick insulation foam. Foamcore is very expensive here.The foam that I have is 2cm thick (The thinnest one I could find) and is not easy to cut.Would cardboard with spackle be a good way to get thin walls for modular houses?
>>79717571Looking for PDFs of a book series called setting the scene, vol 2: Mediterranean specifically. Would anyone have a copy of it? I wanted to buy it irl but it’s sold out sadly. Pic is of one of the tables in the book
>>79718731Use the foam to make modular wall pieces. Texture the foam by drawing/imprinting it with a pencil.
>>79718731Use the cardboard to do roof shingles.Pic not mine.
>>79718731Can you get a hot glue gun?DMScotty is pretty cringe but my favourite tutorials of his are ones where he uses cardboard and hot glue to the same effect as foamcore. Essentially he alternates the direction of the cardboard for strength, and uses the hot glue over the edges to flatten out the visible cardboard layers.
>>79718731https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70Wa4c1iX3MHe has others. I think theres a dwarven building floating around too.
>>79719192>>79719201>>79719251I just don't like thick walls for ordinary houses, looks a bit too bulky for me. Will do that when I need some gatehouses/towers though - thanks!>>79719433>>79719461Yeah, I have it. Thank you for the video anon!
What's a good thing to...build a surface out of? I tried to make a little volcano thing to practise, I stuffed it with tinfoil to provide a bit of bulk, but no PVA or paint will stick to it because it's resistant and scratches off, so what do I make the actual surface of this volcano from?
>>79719889XPS Foam. Build it up in layers and then carve around it to make the shape. PVA and untextured tissue paper on top of that. And then some kind of ballast and flocking over that. Should do the trick.
Inviting everyone to laugh at me.I have been making Dungeon tiles out of foam for yonks. So when I saw Army Painters rip off starter set for making dungeon tiles I scoffed. However, where I am it is expensive to get a large foam cutter, and its also expensive to source precut fiam.The small handheld foam cutters go for 30-40 bucks alone around here.Foam costs roughly 40 bucks for a stack similar to whats included in the box. and then the larger bottles of scenery paint. And the foam compatible undercoat spray. So anyway come and laugh at anon who just bought the armypainter game master meme.
>>79720515Go scavenging for foam, if you ask for scraps at construction sites, oftentimes they are happy to unload the stuff.
>>79720688I can get foam cheap in that thickness. But I want thinner slices. I either need to buy one of those foam cutting tables or pay this guy in adelaide, neither option I like.
>>79720515shit anon, how is foam that expensive where you live? With 40 bucks at my average DIY store I can get 8-10 sheets that are about 60x120 cm each, 2 cm wide.
>>79720515>>79720515AAH HAH HAH I HOPE THIS GUY HAS GREAT TIME HAH HAH HAA!I BET HE'S GONNA BUILD COBBLESTONE ROADS AND CASTLES AND SHIT WITH THIS CRAP HAH HAH HAA!AND THEN HE'S GONNA FONDLE THEM WITH ROLLED UP FOIL TO GET MORE REALISTIC TEXTURE BEFORE PAINTING THEM UP AND PLAYING GAMES ON THEM WITH HIS FRIENDS!WHAT A NERD!
>>79720515LMAO this dood is working on his hobby crafting technique
I want to make some small scale building blocks out of some small cardboard boxes I have, but I don't want to buy a whole tub of filler/spackle/whatever to texture it.Do you think papier mache done with rough paper (like towels) could work?
I posted this in the /wip/ thread but I should finish this by the weekend. 3rd table done during quarantine and almost at table 20 The roads are simply white primed - not sure how to tackle them just yet. Only part of the table I didnt really plan out
>>79717571Solid work - love the height you added / vs BMC flat tiles>>79717750Fuck around with some pink foam, buy some water guns or toys, get some chip board and a scissor and make some sci fi trash/steampunk/hive city terrain. Check this lad out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQxmDELvpxY>>79717790This is clever. Well done. Good use of mats>>79718539I primarily use Apple Barrel cheap acrylics >>79719192high quality dude>>79720515thats super dumb lol - if youre serious about terrain and will make a table or ten buy a proxxon. I cant recommend it enough. >>79723585hehehehe>>79725864I use boxes actually and then build around them. I made a few city buildings with like - a box of patron or a small amazon box.
>>79719129Oh boy does this table look comfy.
>>79726037>Fuck around with some pink foam, buy some water guns or toys, get some chip board and a scissor and make some sci fi trash/steampunk/hive city terrain. Check this lad out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQxmDELvpxYi know how to make terrain its a question of time and effort
>>79720688Nice score. Where I live xps foam is not used in construction sadly. Only option is to buy in bulk, like eight 120x120cm sheets or buy singles for high prices and even higher shipping.
What's something good to build for a complete beginner? I don't have any XPS foam to hand, but I've got a couple of square metres of 3mm foam board. Can I use old sprues to give structure if I decide to make a building?
>>79726173What's something good to build for a complete beginner? I don't have any XPS foam to hand, but I've got a couple of square metres of 3mm foam board. Can I use old sprues to give structure if I decide to make a building?yes.do the 40k classic and build ruins, just put effort in and they'll turn out greathttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=818uEjtMD6E
>>79722806Its not expensive in bulk uncut. But cut to roughly half an inch and shipped to me is fucked up. >thats super dumb lol - if youre serious about terrain and will make a table or ten buy a proxxon. I cant recommend it enough.Theres a specialty company that imports something like a proxxon, adds on a 240v power adapter, relabels it for local government legislative standards and pushes them out for like 300-400 bucks all included. I only now have a shed. I should probably save up for one but damn its a massive rip off.
>>79726219Do you have board games? Board game inserts are a great practice run for buildings and you dont kick yourself if they dont look perfect.Otherwise foam board makes great fucking buildings. I would source some MDF as a base however.
>>79726037>I use boxes actually and then build around them.With papier mache? Is your pic an example?
>>79727832oh I made like rock mud huts out of them. Check out DMscraft I think has some video of them making it. You can make tons of rocks out of paper mache / stone age structures. Probably stick with foam core and mix the papermachine in for the rubble/basing and some spackle >>79726089You're broke?You have all the time in the world. Get jacked/lift weights and paint terrain like a mad man. Most people have the issue of having a salaried gig + family and kids and maybe a few hours a week to paint. If you're broke you're wealthier than I am in terms of time man! You're luckyYou get really creative when you lack the materials!
>>79728518>You're broke?>You have all the time in the world. Get jacked/lift weights and paint terrain like a mad man. >Most people have the issue of having a salaried gig + family and kids and maybe a few hours a week to paint. If you're broke you're wealthier than I am in terms of time man! You're lucky>You get really creative when you lack the materials!i said im broke not that im unemployed dude
What’s the best bang-for-your-buck grass stands? Any easy DIY method?
>>79717782>>79717790Did you just paint straight onto the bedsheet, or did you make a layer of acrylic caulking first like i've seen Mel do ?
Pls no bully. I just like making rocks.
>>79732740Once again I am asking you not to bully.
Yeah im pourin
>>79729963Just painted it.
>>79732740I too like making rocks
>>79726173Box-shaped structures, like bunkers and fortification walls are the easiest to make.But since you have access to thin material I would suggest the GW corner ruins approach.Use sprue as beams to support floors and reinforce walls.Reinforce and protect the floors with thin cardboard (smooth floor or tiles)Pic related was an experiment with cardboard and paper mache. It's bad, but a small amount of detail makes it decent.
>>79732751It's great! Good job.
>>79726219Picrel is made from exactly what you describe, thin foam and strios of cereal box with sprue reinforcement for the "wooden" floors. This was my first go at making a house, and while it's shite there are lots of ways to refine it.
>>79735262For contrast, here's my current-generation modular house system.I'd say the only really necessary purchase is a big box of coffee stirrers for a fiver; they're a godsend for strengthening, providing frames and floor planks and adding wood texture. I also used 4mm dowel rod for the frame, but you could get away with stirrer-reinforced foam.Bottom floor is thicker insulation foam, but there's no reason why you should go for that stonework style.
Does anyone have any tips for like large rock faces. Like cliffs or similar? I see some people on youtube use railroad rock moulds or cork tiles. My techniques suck so far and I want something thats piss easy but also has a good effect.
>>79736223cork bark, can be got pretty cheap online from pet shops etc.Cut that to fit and then paitn. it's pretty easy. See attached example.
>>79736274That looks cool. Will try and source some.
Lads how do I cast stuff with plaster using silicone molds? Just tried a first time batch there and it's uneven in the mold and I can't seem to smooth out the back.
>>79732740>>79732751Why would I bully? Those are some sexy rocks. Post a how to or something on Imgur!>>79735286Very fucking cool. I'm planning on building some buildings for mordheim/fantasy out of foamcore and balsawood/wood sticks using old GW guides from their terrain book and WD. I read in this general about club-proofing terrain(I plan on donating it to my local store since I don't got much room), could someone give me the low down? I think someone mentioned brushing it with thinned PVA glue or something? And reinforcing the walls with sticks/toothpicks.
Some day I shall make more stuff.Some day...
>>79726219>>79726636It's for an AoS table, but I'm sure there's corner ruins in the mortal realms somewhere. >>79735286I really like this one, what'd you do for the walls? They look really good.
>>79720688>Chad foam hoarderVery nice
Guys, I want to make some exotic ruins for my Star Wars Legion groupDo you have any examples of interesting old ruins from around the world?Trapezoid windows, weird angles, things that don't exactly look like your typical medieval castleIf possible I also want to avoid the iconic pic related, so Mesoamerica is not exactly a priority
>>79736223If you are using XPS foam, you can make random vertical cuts with a hobby knife and then use a ball of aluminum chocolate wrap to give it a nice-looking rugged texture. the ball will make a lot of uneven surfaces and little holes that will look great with little drybrush.
>>79738980I am a big fan of towers of silence. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_SilenceI also enjoy ziggurats/Mesopotamian shit in generalhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziggurat_of_Ur
>>79739083I might give that a go first because it seems like theres some kind of import restriction on cork bark that has lead to the florist industry eating up most of the supply. I am using XPS, my last attempt at cliffs was EPS which didnt take the texture at all. But I have XPS dungeon tiles that have a decent stone texture.
>>79738313If you like the Tudor-style buildings, I did some for Mordheim.>Floor, walls and support beams Sheets of balsa wood, 3mm thick.>Wooden supports Glue cardboard to the walls.>separation of the planks of the floor and wall bricksDraw them deeply with a ballpoint pen.>Wood grain Thin layer of wood glue over the cardboard, leave to sit for 30sec, then make passes with a toothpick to "draw" the grain in the glue.>Stucco (early version)Either leave the wall as it is or glue a thin layer of fine sand to it>Cracked stucco (better version)Texture the wall as either wood or bricks, then glue paper over it and let it dry. Put a little bit of water and more glue over the part you want tho damage and rip away the wet paper with a toothpick or metal implement, showing the texture below.
>>79739199>EPSIt is awful unless you only use it as a base for something and cover it with clay or plaster.This video is quite good at showing both the proper vertical cuts and what effect you can get with the use of an aluminum ball:https://youtu.be/yVxXkNrdrIw
>>79739989Pic related is the result.
>>79717571Fuck yeah bros.Still being lazy and need to finish this. My 3d printer is shitting the bed, but once I get that done the modeling will be fine and IL just need to do some final painting.
>>79717750If you have a dollar tree, poster board is really really cheap.I built this big ass ship for like $5 in materials. Including the Dollar store toy elephant and paint.
>>79740039Thats a cool system I like it. I am trying to build ancient terrain at the moment and short of infinite foamboard stucco houses I have decided to just 3d print an entire board of persian buildings. Tudors not my thing but I wish I had found a good way to do like ancient sumerian shit in a modular fashion.
>>79744245Seems like it would be quick and easy to do out of foam and drywall putty.