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Cheap Terrain Ideas

Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:09 pm

Hey Guys do you have any ideas of cheap terrain you can make in bulk with few materials and cheap?

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Re: Cheap Terrain Ideas

Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:36 pm

Pollystyrene is good, you should be able to pick it up for free in your local hardware store. Spruces and carboard are good for houses. Id also recommend you buy some "play" sand for texture.
Check out this thread. We used the materials above:
Check out my scenic base thread- viewtopic.php?f=15&t=7305&start=10

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Re: Cheap Terrain Ideas

Mon May 19, 2014 12:35 pm

For sculpting rocks, hills, cliffs and caves I use insulation foam. You can get a large board of it for a small amount at hardware/DIY shops (Wickes in the UK are a good place to get some). ... 0/p/190546

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Re: Cheap Terrain Ideas

Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:38 am

Viv (RubbishInRubbishOut) on youtube has some great tutorials on quick, cheap terrain: ... TAS4EHCWVA

Definitely worth checking out if you want to get started on homemade terrain and boards, but aren't sure where to start.

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Re: Cheap Terrain Ideas

Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:16 am

If you buy a small glue gun, a craft knife and some foam board, you can make nearly anything. I'd say 75% of my terrain is made this way. Its quick, cheap and easy! The only downside is that it can be less durable than balsa wood ect... however you are able to reinforce large foam board structures easily with some more durable material.

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Re: Cheap Terrain Ideas

Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:51 pm

For making rocks, take a look at Woodland Scenics' molds.
Get yourself a can of this: (available at most hardware stores), and get to work cranking out the rocks. Get a can of black spray paint, and 3 shades of craft paints in the color you are looking for, and do successively lighter colors and less paint. You can use a wash if you really want to. I've had some really great results and the number of rocks you can make out of one large 4 pound can is seemingly endless. You might even be able to see them to fellow gamers to cover your costs.

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