Tag: Terrain

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 […]

Terrain with static grass

We continue to add bits of terrain to our wargaming table collection. A little over a year ago we started with rough-looking area terrain tiles and have added pieces along the way. You can check out our method for prepping MDF so it does not warp in a blog […]

Making tundra terrain tiles

I look forward to each of the HMGS East Conventions to shamelessly plagiarize other people’s great ideas.. A fella had a great board set up at one not too long ago. He had bought it from “The Terrain Guy” who used a heavy rubber interlocking floor tile which was […]

Review: Hive city shanties

Whether you are a manufactorum worker living in the squalor outside a great hive city–or a mutant struggling to survive in the radiation-soaked wastelands of a desert planet–your most likely home across the Corvus Cluster is the humble and cobbled-together rockcrete and plasteel shanty. At the recent Cold […]

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 […]

My first 40K buildings

I enjoy making terrain, and I’ve wanted to try my hand at some 40K buildings. While it might be more flexible to construct the buildings on a thin MDF base, so they could be placed on any table, I opted for the extra detail of a very dedicated base […]

Making Martian terrain tiles

Like any form of creativity, a narrative campaign can sometimes take you in directions you never intended. So when the description of Hegira referred to a Mars-like surface–and I was thinking of adding some new terrain tiles for my game room–the idea of creating some “alien” terrain proved […]