Posts Tagged ‘wargames terrain’

This is the first real project I’ve got round to posting on the site, showing how to make simple trees. It fits with my philosophy of using things that you can find around the house wherever possible. In this case, I used the stem from a bunch of grapes and the vine from some vine [...]

photo credit: fw190a8 One of the fun things for me in building wargames scenery is the sheer variety of things you can make. I mean, the usual suspects in the wargame terrain field are hills, rocky outcrops, walls / fences / hedges, water features and of course buildings suitable for the period / world your [...]

photo credit: jamesnfishwick Foam card or foam board as its name suggests is made of a core of foam, sandwiched between thin card/ paper. Tough and light, it is the mainstay of building making when making wargames scenery. Buildings can be easily assembled from pieces cut from foam card – its more resilient than cardboard [...]

photo credit: jamesnfishwick Plastic card (or plasticard / styrene sheet)  is as its name suggests, sheets of plastic very much like sheets of thin card. It is available in various thicknesses and is a very useful material to have around. Pieces cut from plastic card can be used to embellish much of your wargames scenery [...]

photo credit: shoe the Linux Librarian If you are anything like me, before you even start making scenery you will have quite a full ‘bits box’ of pieces culled from the sprues etc. of figures and vehicles that you have already made. When you get in to scenery making, its time to take this to [...]

photo credit: Jam Roly-Poly I found an interesting article the other day over on Bell of Lost Souls – its this one –  discussing how you should set up your terrain for your games. It  discusses Flames of War and is really arguing for accuracy when setting up your scenery – so your French village [...]

In this second part of our look at expanded and extruded foams, we’ll look at hot wire cutters and finishing your terrain piece off. The best tool for cutting foams of either sort is a hot wire cutter. These can be bought quite easily and come in various forms, from battery powered to mains powered [...]

If there is one material that we scenery builders rely on, it is Styrofoam, or blue foam, or pink foam or whatever your name for it is – it is the material with 1001 uses – walls, rocks, hills, buildings, ponds, rivers, trenches – pretty much anything can be made with it. Cutable, sandable, carveable, [...]

Welcome to wargames scenery world – my site to expound my new found love of making wargames terrain. My name is Andrew, and I’ve become a little bit obsessed with making wargames terrain over the past few months. I suppose I should start at the beginning, and then move on to tell you what my [...]