With an eye on the Taros campaign requirements, and also just for fleshing out my battlefields for gaming in general, I have managed to complete some much needed walling or barrier style terrain. Would that I were a fancy slag capable of throwing money at Aegis Defense Line kits to adorn my war torn tabletops, but alas it is not to be and so I have turned my hand at making my own on the cheap. With a heavy emphasis on cheap.
The aim here was to create a walling system that looked suitably bleak and grim dark, while providing a bit of flexibility in how it could be used, as well a as variety of sizes. The look I was going for was the big concrete slab kind of wall units you sometimes see as temporary barriers alongside roadwork’s that are dropped off the back of a truck and craned into place
A bit like this, but more grim’o dark.
1. I stuck two 3cm high strips of 5mm foam board together to give it a bit of girth (phwoar!) and help it stand up. It was also cheaper than 10mm foam board by quite some margin.
2. Then I cut out a whole bunch of smaller squares and triangular bits to act as the buttresses for more stability and a bit of defensive ornamentation.
3. I then gave the whole thing a bit of a rough up with some sand paper and chamfered the top
4. Before sticking the buttresses on in an even spacing (squares on back, triangles on front)
5. And scoring ‘block’ lines and ‘lifting holes’ into the surface of the concrete/ferrocrete /skullcrete (whatever they use in the 41st millennium)
A final flourish of a few divots in the top and they were ready for painting!
Paint job was super simple – heavy dry brush with Russ Grey, followed by a lighter Ulthuran Grey dry brush, followed by a seraphim sepia wash around the edges for extra griminess.
And of course, the obligatory advice for terrain – If you are going to do one, do about 30 more of various sizes!
Really happy with the final result, they are super versatile and can be use in a variety or arrangements – here are some action shots with cultist for scale – pew pew!
And there we have it, some more cheap as chips terrain to done! Another big fat stamp for my 2017/18 Hobby season attained!