My First Foray Into Terrain Making

7 thoughts on “My First Foray Into Terrain Making”

  1. Very nice! It’s funny, I had actually got some old cds to do a terrain on a cd project too. Just haven’t had the time to do it.

    Only suggestion I might make is to just have the one piece of slate, easier for the hunter warg to stand on.

    Mapper from One Ring.

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    1. Hey Bret, thanks for stopping by! Your advice is spot on. When I made this, my concern was making sure the hill could block sight on the other side for at least some minis and one stone wasn’t enough to do that. I wasn’t thinking about having minis sit on top of it until I took pictures and it was too late by that point! I will definitely remember this going forward as I plan on making a couple more cd hills to build out my board.

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  2. Your terrain piece came out fantastic! Looks like a piece from the movie set to me. Good job. 😀 It’s extremely hard to 100% match a bought game mat. Yours is close enough in my eyes to look good and I wouldn’t worry about it. The only way to get the best match is to make the ground cover yourself from the sane materials as the terrain.

    On Sat, Jun 8, 2019 at 2:09 PM Battles in Middle Earth wrote:

    > Kuribo posted: “Unless you count the Goblin Town terrain I have been > painting (which I don’t), I have never made any terrain before and > certainly not from scratch. Thankfully, there are some great videos on > Youtube by the Terrain Tutor to learn the art of terrain making” >

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    1. I appreciate your kind words as always and I think you’re right. I always try to aim for the stars and then have to realize that what I want isn’t entirely possible or realistic. I should just worry about making as nice of a board as I can in a reasonable amount of time and I think now I’m in a better frame of mind to do that 🙂

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  3. Great little hill you’ve completed there – before you know it you’ll be working on huge, grand pieces!
    A bit of extra advice – when you’re making larger and higher pieces, you can use some cheap foam to bulk them out before adding your filler on top. Similarly, go for cheap “polyfilla” type stuff from the hardware store instead of much more expensive Vallejo modelling paste. 🙂

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    1. Cheers mate! It is definitely a confidence builder and once I get some supplies, I will tackle a larger hill 🙂 I do need to get some polyfilla though my Vallejo paste is somewhat old and getting dried up so using it for terrain doesn’t bother me at all. Its easier to use on a hill and more forgiving than on LOTR figure bases for sure!

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