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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2023 5:21 p.m. PST


Incredible good…





Much more here



Titchmonster26 Jan 2023 8:52 p.m. PST

Fantastic look and ideas!

CHRIS DODSON27 Jan 2023 2:00 a.m. PST

The Silver Whistle is full of excellent information but seems to have dried up recently.

Hopefully, business as usual will be restored.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2023 3:28 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it…


Erzherzog Johann27 Jan 2023 9:52 p.m. PST

Can anyone clarify what's meant by 'magnetised hills'? I couldn't see any real description on the site linked above or on the site referred to as inspiration.

I get the rare earth magnets under the trees but what about the hills? I keep planning to paint some hills with iron paint underneath the flock with magnetic sheets under my miniatures to cling to the hills but this seems to be something different.


UshCha29 Jan 2023 2:29 a.m. PST

I was more impressed with the modular hills, very good. none uniform and sceniced. However I saw no curved sections, was that just an accidental ommision The odd bend would make it look even better. I am a great fan of modular terrain.

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2023 1:25 p.m. PST

I am impressed by the walled farms. No terrain piece looks more Napoleonic than a walled farm. Beautiful!!


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2023 3:38 p.m. PST

Happy you like them too…


Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2023 7:24 a.m. PST

Erzherzog Johann, the hills, themselves, are held together by rare earth magnets. This is shown in the third photo, beneath the header, "LARGE WALLED FARMS, plus MAGNETIZED HILLS & TREES. NAP WIP 6." The hills form a chain, held in place by the magnets.

They are beautiful, without doubt. I am not a fan of the fact that they form long rows. To be honest, they resemble a mound septic system drain field. His concept is amazing, solid: make sectional, modular hills, held together by rare earth magnets. His layout design is too regular, however.

I would suggest making quarter-hills, with magnets on two sides: form irregular hills by putting together four quarters, all different shapes, but with uniform heights and equal side lengths on the unfinished sides, such that they match up, when four are put together, with no seams showing. This would allow for greater variations, while still being compatible. Loads more work than what is shown, and what is shown is already a lot of work. Once completed, however, you would have a tremendously variable system of hills to work with!

He is leaning more towards the realistic, diorama appearance, end of the spectrum, which makes standing miniatures atop his hills, more challenging. I favor the other end of the spectrum: stepped hills, which will support miniatures fully, easily, without issue, but realism is sacrificed, of course (to be honest, I abandoned realism entirely, but you choose your position on the spectrum, and run with its limitations). Cheers!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2023 3:48 p.m. PST



Erzherzog Johann30 Jan 2023 8:38 p.m. PST

Thanks very much for the explanation Sgt Slag. That makes sense.


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