Category: Modeling

Shorehammer Report: A terrain cargo box

Although I haven’t written much about my preparations for  the Shorehammer Convention later this year, I’ve been pretty busy building terrain, painting figures and—tah dah!—a new cargo box to make transporting my convention games a tad easier. It’s called my Shorehammer Cargo Crate. Some time ago, I reported […]

A story of frustration: Making desert terrain

TheGM: Most blogs about terrain-building are how-to articles . . . or visual celebrations of a hobbyist finishing a terrain project. Not this time. My story is about frustration—and no small number of setbacks. Much of the fault lies with myself. I am overly ambitious at times, and […]

Building a Tau tower

The Tau are a technologically advanced race with an elegant sense of aesthetics—and thus an architecture far different from the brutish and darkly gothic look of Imperial buildings. As I have a sizable Tau army—and my goal is to expand the Tau presence throughout the Corvus Cluster—it seemed […]

Review: The Surform

The Surfoam is a valuable tool for any hobbyist who works with rigid insulation foam—Extruded Polystyrene (XPS)—for building terrain. Essentially a specialized rasp, the cutting edge of a Surfoam looks similar to a cheese grater attached to a handle. It is commonly available in DIY stores, such as Home […]

Making Objective Markers

One fun thing about learning a new wargame is to gain a good understanding of terrain rules. In Warhammer, scenario objectives are clearly built into the rules and players get to lay down their objective markers. For our first couple of games we rolled “the Scouring” three times! The […]