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Muskie22 Jun 2010 11:45 a.m. PST

I've been going to build a modular trench table for years and I've lurked a lot here and elsewhere looking at what others have done and I've looked at a lot of terrain manufacturers.

It is still in the early stages and I have no idea when it will be done, but I've been making progress on my modular trench table. It will be in 12*12 tiles, I did another modular table in 2 feet * 4 feet tiles and although it has enough variety with all the scatter terrain on top, it is tough to store, I thought smaller tiles would equal more variety and easier storage.

I've recently set up a hobby blog and you can follow the table's progress there along with whatever else I paint.

Be warned you'll probably see more 40K than historical stuff, but I did a lot of reading and parts of my trenches will be historically accurate. Put I plan to do some just for fun things too.


Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2010 2:23 p.m. PST

We did a non modualr table. If you are thinking of 28mm, I think that 12" will be too small to work with.

Muskie22 Jun 2010 6:17 p.m. PST

Thanks for the links, but damn the torpedos, I'm going 12 by 12. Of course there is no reason I can't make some one foot by two foot or even two foot square tiles too.

quidveritas23 Jun 2010 3:04 p.m. PST

Best of luck.

I have nothing but admiration for those that try to do this . . .

and nothing but frustration every time I start thinking about it.


Alfrik23 Jun 2010 5:16 p.m. PST

Cheap and acurate material to line your trenches with is : use coffee stir sticks, can buy a box of oh, about 500 for 5$ and they stain up really nice.
Here's how I used them for some above ground defense works:


Also great for making wooden buildings or anything wood :)

Muskie23 Jun 2010 10:16 p.m. PST

I'm using Popsicle sticks and basically tongue depressors I got at an Art Supply store. You can see it in a more recent post. I also got some balsa too for certain tasks.


Thanks for the advice.

Muskie25 Jun 2010 5:53 p.m. PST

So I finished the first tile, not bad, but room for improvement. The next one won't be started for a while, as I have other stuff to work on.


Muskie29 Jun 2010 12:30 p.m. PST

I've been working on the second tile, it is mostly glued, now only painting remains.


Muskie02 Jul 2010 7:12 p.m. PST

I've finished the second of 24 12" square trench tiles I need to make for the 6*4 battlefield I've envisioned.


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