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Atheling24 Aug 2019 12:33 p.m. PST

I've been desperately searching the net for tutorials on making quality terrain tiles and I haven't come up with a thing which surprised me.

Does anyone know of any decent tutorials for building terrain tiles?

I'm kind of desperate so please, pretty please? :)

Kind Regards

My Blogs:
Gewalthaufen (Late Medieval?Early Renaissance):

https://gewalthaufen.blogspot.com

La Journee (Mainly HYW):
https://lajourney-bedford.blogspot.com

Shooting Leave (Colonial):
https://allthebrave.blogspot.com

Just Add Water Blog (Painting, Modelling etc)
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forwardmarchstudios24 Aug 2019 1:25 p.m. PST

I may be biased because I invented these…

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These work best for micro-scales, but 15mm might work depending on the rules.

JimDuncanUK24 Aug 2019 1:31 p.m. PST

Try these from TSS.

totalsystemscenic.com

You may recognise (remember) the new owner.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Aug 2019 1:48 p.m. PST

Well, any tutorial can be done in 2x2. Here's one:

YouTube link

But to be honest, why would you expect to be surprised? This is a fairly straight forward project that has been covered a hundred times over….

Pete W24 Aug 2019 2:19 p.m. PST

Good stuff here on John Bonds blog

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von Schwartz24 Aug 2019 4:03 p.m. PST

I'm just gonna get some of those interlocking 2 x 2 foam floor tiles like they use for children's playmats. They can be cut, carved, and painted as you like. Plus they interlock so they are not gonna be sliding around. A member of the club I belonged to then actually carved out rivers and roads and he did it in such a way that you could rearrange the boards and the roads and rivers would still match up. That way you change your terrain for different scenarios. It was very cool, wish I could recall his name I still have some contacts with some club members.

Old Contemptible24 Aug 2019 10:10 p.m. PST
trenchfoot25 Aug 2019 1:13 a.m. PST

Have a look here, scroll down to Terrain Boards part1, he is doing exactly what you want to do with the interlocking play mats.
6mm.wargaming.info/page3.shtml

Atheling25 Aug 2019 1:41 a.m. PST

Have a look here, scroll down to Terrain Boards part1, he is doing exactly what you want to do with the interlocking play mats.
6mm.wargaming.info/page3.shtml

I'm looking to do 28mm terrain with large hills that lead to a ridge as realistically as possible.

Thus the 2' x 2' terrain board thing, though I expect everyone has their own ideas about what that might entail.

Kind Regards

My Blogs:
Gewalthaufen (Late Medieval?Early Renaissance):

https://gewalthaufen.blogspot.com

La Journee (Mainly HYW):
https://lajourney-bedford.blogspot.com

Shooting Leave (Colonial):
https://allthebrave.blogspot.com

Just Add Water Blog (Painting, Modelling etc)
link

Charlie25 Aug 2019 1:44 a.m. PST

There's a good 12-part series I found on this blog.

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I found it rather useful before I committed to making my own boards.

Atheling25 Aug 2019 4:12 a.m. PST

There's a good 12-part series I found on this blog.


I found it rather useful before I committed to making my own boards.

Thanks Charlie, that's *exactly* the sort of thing I was looking for :>)

Kind Regards

My Blogs:
Gewalthaufen (Late Medieval?Early Renaissance):

https://gewalthaufen.blogspot.com

La Journee (Mainly HYW):
https://lajourney-bedford.blogspot.com

Shooting Leave (Colonial):
https://allthebrave.blogspot.com

Just Add Water Blog (Painting, Modelling etc)
link

Charlie25 Aug 2019 6:32 a.m. PST

I'd be interested in hearing how you choose to construct them.

I was in just the same situation a few years ago, and had to make some decisions.

surdu200525 Aug 2019 6:55 a.m. PST

You should look at the Terra Formers system from Sally 4th. I really like them.

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They were originally in one-foot squares, but I am pretty sure they come on two-foot squares as well now.

You can see some caverns I built using them: bucksurdu.com/blog/?p=8658

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Sally 4th also has some YouTube videos on how to make terrain tiles with this product.

French Wargame Holidays25 Aug 2019 1:24 p.m. PST

I have some YouTube videos mate

Cheers
Matt

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2019 5:15 p.m. PST

I have many of the interlocking tiles that von Schwartz mentions. My problem is that the cracks show. Also, different companies make the interlocks at different scales and they do not interlock across companies, so buy all you want from one company. Look for going out of business companies on the web.

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von Schwartz25 Aug 2019 5:43 p.m. PST

Hard to tell from the photo, what sort of paint/ground covering did you use? I don't remember too much about them, I only gamed with these tiles 2 times and it was a long time ago, but I don't recall the seams being that noticeable.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Aug 2019 6:40 a.m. PST

I have seen these floor tiles and the seams are always more obvious than I would like so I have always stuck with mats.

GROSSMAN Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2019 1:20 p.m. PST

There are hundreds of them on Youtube.

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