Terrain update 17/6/2018

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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

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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.

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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.

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3. I then gave the whole thing a bit of a rough up with some sand paper and chamfered the top

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4. Before sticking the buttresses on in an even spacing (squares on back, triangles on front)

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5. And scoring ‘block’ lines and ‘lifting holes’ into the surface of the concrete/ferrocrete /skullcrete (whatever they use in the 41st millennium)

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A final flourish of a few divots in the top and they were ready for painting!

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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.

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And of course, the obligatory advice for terrain – If you are going to do one, do about 30 more of various sizes!

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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!

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And there we have it, some more cheap as chips terrain to done! Another big fat stamp for my 2017/18 Hobby season attained!

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