Monday, 17 February 2020

Practical and Simple Wargame Terrain - part two

Miniature Wargames issue 443 (March 2020) has the second of my simple and practical wargame building articles in which I scratch-build wargame terrain using the simplest of everyday materials. For details of the first article/tutorial see this link.

This simple Thatched Hovel is constructed over a corrugated cardboard core with egg box card detailing and green scourer thatch. It was painted with a palette of acrylic craft paints and varnished with Galleria Matt Varnish.

I have included a couple of additional images showing the finished model.

Throughout the series I have tried to stick to the following (self-imposed) rules;

1 - The model should be constructed from simply sourced or everyday materials.

2 - The model should be generic and able to be used in a wide variety of different games or genres.

3 - The model should be robust enough for wargame club use.

4 - The model should be finished to a good standard and resemble the building it represents.

5 - Finally, it should fit into a 6 inch x 6 inch x 6 inch box - for easy storage.



Bluewillow said...

Great looking table piece


RichardL said...

Love the articles. Ripping them out of the mag for the building file. More please!

Tony said...

I can confirm that there are at least four articles and possibly more to come.

I'm writing them as fast as I can.

Any suggestions for future subjects is much appreciated.