Help support TMP

"Terrain-making resource on news page." Topic

4 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Plastic Army Men Message Board

876 hits since 9 Dec 2012
©1994-2018 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2012 9:16 a.m. PST

TMP link

I looked at the Quick Preview available at the selling site. The techniques could easily be adapted to 54mmm scale buildings. I would substitute corrugated cardboard for the cork tiles, to save money, and to lighten them up. The techniques could easily be adapted to urban buildings as well (stone, cinder block).

These are more detailed than what I usually do for buildings for Army Men games, but I thought I would share them for folks, here. For me, I usually spray cardboard boxes with gray primer, cut out windows, and doors, add bullet holes with a sharp pencil, hot glue in some upper floors, and make sure all edges (walls and floors) are unevenly cut, to simulate bombed out buildings. Then I call it done. They work, but they are super-basic. This material would allow me/you to take it to a much higher level. Cheers!

MajorB09 Dec 2012 10:08 a.m. PST

You'll find loads more similar stuff here:

Space Monkey Inactive Member09 Dec 2012 10:41 a.m. PST

Not so much for larger wargames but for RPGs and skirmish games I've been enjoying this series of videos on Youtube:
YouTube link
Relatively 2D compared to Matakishi's wonderful stuff, but fast, easy to make and very cheap… also very portable compared to more elaborate stuff I've made.

Matakishi Inactive Member09 Dec 2012 12:46 p.m. PST

You can't beat DM Scotty for innovation, I love his stuff.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.