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Charles the Modeller24 Mar 2020 6:34 a.m. PST

I thought I'd share a scratch built terrain piece I've made as part of a credit card challenge I took part in on a facebook group.
Its a simplified V1 launch site with the design based on a Flames of War model. Its not true 6mm in size, probably closer to 2mm but its intended as a terrain piece and I have designs on using it as an objective in a 6mm game.
Everything is scratch built and in total probably took me about 7 – 10 hours. Fuller details on how I made it can be found at





Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 9:10 a.m. PST

This is built on a credit card! It is not just the modelling but the photography of something that size that gets me. The trees and foliage too. The ramp is a cable tie…I just knew it something very familiar. I used several only two days ago.

This is really imaginative

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART24 Mar 2020 9:40 a.m. PST

Ditto with Deadhead. Great idea and execution!

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 9:31 p.m. PST

Truly wonderful !

Charles the Modeller25 Mar 2020 2:34 a.m. PST

Thanks for the thumbs up chaps!

Deadhead the trees are twisted copper wire with woodland scenic coarse turf (a mix of middle green and dark green) with fine turf blended mix sprinkled over them.


coopman28 Mar 2020 6:52 a.m. PST

This is fantastic. Thanks.

blank frank03 Jun 2020 11:46 a.m. PST

I'm most impressed with your model and the work on your website. Can I ask what you use as your basic ground cover?

Charles the Modeller07 Jun 2020 2:22 p.m. PST

Hi blank frank, thank you for the comment and thumbs up!
I use a mix of baked soil and tile grout – a pale or dark brown dependant on how I want the base covering to look. I found somebody online selling 200g of mosaic grout. The soil is from my garden and is secretly baked in the oven at full temp for 90 minutes before being sieved. I use 2/3 soil to 1/3 grout. I got this from a Luke's APS video on YouTube.

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