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CptKremmen26 Sep 2017 5:51 a.m. PST

I would like to put some small islands on the board for WW1 naval games. Any bright ideas for where i can get fairly simple relatively cheap islands from?

If I have to i can get styrofoam etc and make my own but being old and lazy i prefer to buy someone elses work now.


Allen5726 Sep 2017 8:12 a.m. PST

Amera are unpainted but work well. link

IMHO you probably should make your own. Making the shape from Styrofoam is not hard. The fiddly part is putting on the flock, trees, and paint.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 11:38 a.m. PST

I just use my old Geohex foam hills, which came in an assortment of sizes and shapes. These can be easily dressed up with trees and brush by dotting on glue and dipping in bushy flock (e.g. Woodland Scenics "turf") of a dark green color or a mix of greens. Keep your eyes peeled at flea markets, there's often someone selling off old foam terrain bits cheap.

- Ix

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 10:29 p.m. PST

Allen57: assuming a decent height of about 80'/25m, said trees would run about 8.333mm each. That would be like inserting hair into a wax figure's head. That way lies madness!

CptKremmen27 Sep 2017 7:17 a.m. PST

Tnkh guy lot of ie there…

Mobius27 Sep 2017 10:29 a.m. PST

You can get some pink foam and carve sections up and cover it with model RR grass.



Bozkashi Jones27 Sep 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

Woah Mobius – fabulous islands! Are the brown patches left bare or is it a different flock?


Mobius28 Sep 2017 6:44 a.m. PST

It is the painted tan undercoat.

4th Cuirassier03 Oct 2017 9:53 a.m. PST

Why not cut the shapes out and then layer on plasticine? I did that for my daughter's geography homework a while back when she needed to do a 3D contour map of a hill.

CptKremmen09 Oct 2017 2:49 a.m. PST

Mobius they are very nice islands, I intend to make a few small ones for myself in the near future.

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