Wednesday, December 7, 2016

How To: Make Impassable Terrain for Bolt Action or Warhammer, Historical or Fantasy War Games

Impassable terrain for Warhammer or Bolt Action
Having Impassable Terrain on your table top battleground gives you distinct advantages and equal disadvantages. It can cover your armors flank or block line of site for your casters fireball. No matter which you are befitting from, it makes your table look great.

Impassable terrain for Warhammer or Bolt Action
We started with a hardboard base and a can of spray foam insulation. When using the insulation foam, there is always a little left in the can and you can't save it! So, spray the remainder on a piece of old cardboard and let it harden. Once it dries you can peel it off and place it on your hardboard.

Impassable terrain for Warhammer or Bolt Action
You can use White PVA glue or a hot glue gun. We added bits of foam, rock and debris to fill in gaps and add texture

Impassable terrain for Warhammer or Bolt Action
Once you have everything glued and its dry, add a base coat of paint. We always advocate checking mis-tinted paint at your local hardware store, Home Depot or Lowes. We found this ugly dark green which works great for terrain projects. We then used light green and grey to drybrush on highlights.

Impassable terrain for Warhammer or Bolt Action
Then glue flocking and ground cover into the recesses and add any foliage. We used an eclectic mix of HO scale pine trees and bushes plus a few oddball pieces clipped from plastic floral arrangements.

We diod two pieces at once. That helps you keep working on one while the other is drying.

Impassable terrain for Warhammer or Bolt Action
And there you have it, instant gracious cover or pain in the rear site blockers!

Impassable terrain for Warhammer or Bolt Action
Enjoy

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