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I'm making more stuff for my dungeon still, currently running WarhammerQuest with a new group.
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>>79717571
Before the paint and stuff.
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i really want decent looking terrain but im rly broke right now unfortunately
im 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 now
what 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 surface
is 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
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>>79717750
I just painted up an old bed sheet, pic related.
Works for all sorts of settings.
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>>79717782
For a closer look.
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>>79717790
what 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 something
ideally 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 board
how do you keep the sheet tight for gaming on?
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>>79717822
I 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:
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>>79717782
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>>79717571
Ok 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?
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>>79717571
Looking 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
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>>79718731
Use the foam to make modular wall pieces. Texture the foam by drawing/imprinting it with a pencil.
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>>79719192
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>>79718731
Use the cardboard to do roof shingles.
Pic not mine.
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>>79718731
Can 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.
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>>79718731
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70Wa4c1iX3M

He has others. I think theres a dwarven building floating around too.
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>>79719192
>>79719201
>>79719251
I 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!
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>>79719461
Yeah, I have it. Thank you for the video anon!
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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?
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>>79719889
XPS 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.
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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.
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>>79720515
Go scavenging for foam, if you ask for scraps at construction sites, oftentimes they are happy to unload the stuff.
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>>79720688
I 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.
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>>79720515
shit 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.
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>>79720515
>>79720515
AAH 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!
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>>79720515
LMAO this dood is working on his hobby crafting technique
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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?
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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
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>>79717571

Solid work - love the height you added / vs BMC flat tiles

>>79717750

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=lQxmDELvpxY

>>79717790

This is clever. Well done. Good use of mats

>>79718539

I primarily use Apple Barrel cheap acrylics

>>79719192

high quality dude

>>79720515

thats super dumb lol - if youre serious about terrain and will make a table or ten buy a proxxon. I cant recommend it enough.

>>79723585

hehehehe

>>79725864

I 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.
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>>79719129
Oh boy does this table look comfy.
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>>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=lQxmDELvpxY
i know how to make terrain its a question of time and effort
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>>79720688
Nice 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.
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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?
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>>79726173
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?
yes.
do the 40k classic and build ruins, just put effort in and they'll turn out great
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=818uEjtMD6E
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>>79726173
Do it.
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>>79722806
Its 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.
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>>79726219
Do 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.
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>>79726037
>I use boxes actually and then build around them.
With papier mache? Is your pic an example?
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>>79727832

oh 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

>>79726089

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!
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>>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
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What’s the best bang-for-your-buck grass stands? Any easy DIY method?
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>>79717782
>>79717790
Did you just paint straight onto the bedsheet, or did you make a layer of acrylic caulking first like i've seen Mel do ?
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Pls no bully. I just like making rocks.
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>>79732740
Once again I am asking you not to bully.
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Yeah im pourin
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>>79729963
Just painted it.
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>>79732740
I too like making rocks
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>>79726173
Box-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.
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>>79732751
It's great! Good job.
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>>79726219

Picrel 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.
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>>79735262

For 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.
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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.
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>>79736223
cork 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.
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>>79736274
That looks cool. Will try and source some.
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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.
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>>79732740
>>79732751
Why would I bully? Those are some sexy rocks. Post a how to or something on Imgur!

>>79735286
Very 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.
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Some day I shall make more stuff.
Some day...
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>>79726219
>>79726636
It's for an AoS table, but I'm sure there's corner ruins in the mortal realms somewhere.
>>79735286
I really like this one, what'd you do for the walls? They look really good.
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>>79720688
>Chad foam hoarder
Very nice
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Guys, I want to make some exotic ruins for my Star Wars Legion group
Do 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 castle
If possible I also want to avoid the iconic pic related, so Mesoamerica is not exactly a priority
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>>79736223
If 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.
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>>79738980
I am a big fan of towers of silence.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Silence

I also enjoy ziggurats/Mesopotamian shit in general

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziggurat_of_Ur
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>>79739083
I 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.
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>>79738313
If 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 bricks
Draw 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.
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>>79739199
>EPS
It 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
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>>79739989
Pic related is the result.
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>>79717571
Fuck 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.
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>>79717750
If 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.
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Bump
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>>79740039
Thats 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.
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>>79744245
Seems like it would be quick and easy to do out of foam and drywall putty.



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