Sunday, January 3, 2016

2' x 2' Mini Terrain Table

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Because gamers like a big area for viewing and admiring, most of us have the typical 4' x 6' playing areas. Realistically, most of my games end up in tight quarters. Especially my skirmish games in 28mm. Solution: make a mini terrain table for those close quarters.


Start with a standard 2' x 2' acoustic ceiling tile
available at any hardware store.
Paint the edges with flat black for a better border

Inexpensive but very effective for most of my painting needs

Apply with a metal spatula a good base layer of a slurry mix
(sand, white glue, cheap gray acrylic craft paint and water).
Let dry and cure overnight then apply successive coats of dark brown wash

Again let dry and cure overnight

After the board was dry-brushed to my liking I then applied
white glue to random areas and sprinkled copious amounts of
static grass from Gale Force Nine

Let dry and cure overnight then take a tooth brush to
tease out (stand up) and remove excess static grass and Voila!


My whole intent was as mentioned above but after it was completed I knew that I could pose some of my minis on it for some cool diorama shots.

Steppe this way!
My Mongols from The Assault Group and Old Glory lines 

Assortment of German Panzers, armored cars
and half tracks from Bolt Action

Same Panzers supplemented with 25mm BMW motorcyle 
troopen from Battle Honors (incidentally, putting them in the 
foreground mitigates the scale disparity)

My Soviet Tankovy from Battlemart and
armored cars from Bolt Action 

Some modern microarmor from GHQ alongside Timecast buildings

Ditto

Composed shot for my Instagram

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