View Full Version : Virgin Terrain Maker working on some Apoc stuff image heavy

23-01-2008, 22:20
I admit I have never made any "real" terrain for Warhammer 40k let alone any other game.

That said, I have a HUGE box of old GI-Joe toys with a few other things mixed in.....all just itching to be made into some terrain items.

I would love to get to making some buildings/structures of some type as well.

For now though..I'm going with plaster...and I've got two items started. They need sanding, painting, rock, sand, grass etc etc... but you get the idea

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5683/img0266nu0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4527/img0267sr3.th.jpg (http://img143.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0267sr3.jpg)


http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/6895/img0268rl9.th.jpg (http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0268rl9.jpg)


http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/6663/img0269ll4.th.jpg (http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0269ll4.jpg)

thats it so far....I hope to try and get them painted and add the earth, rocks, grass etc to them this weekend.

CC Welcome, PLEASE... I'm a Newb!

- John

23-01-2008, 22:20
The 2nd one. Another Downed ship

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4817/img0270zm5.th.jpg (http://img143.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0270zm5.jpg)


http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/9498/img0271gi4.th.jpg (http://img507.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0271gi4.jpg)


http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/7102/img0272fr8.th.jpg (http://img112.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0272fr8.jpg)
and finally

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/460/img0273im5.th.jpg (http://img511.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0273im5.jpg)

24-01-2008, 01:53
Definitely liking the first one, the impact crater really makes it, I think that is what is missing from the second one, unless is has sunk into a bog or something like that.
What are they based on? if you are going to put a lot of time and effort into it I would recommend a MDF or hardboard wooden base to make it durable, cardboard just wont last as long. 5mm foamboard is not too bad as well.
Paint em up and post some more pics!!! not bad for a virgin!

Bugbait out

24-01-2008, 01:59
Not bad for you first terrain... :)
nice dynamic poses for your crashed ships.
you are off to a good start, I can't wait to see more.

24-01-2008, 02:50
I appreciate the kind words folks!

Anyone know of a good method of gluing/bonding whatever...some sand, or gravel etc to the plaster I used? I have a collection of various model train rock, dirt etc...just wondering if I should use spray adhesive...or glue... or paste?

any thoughts?


- John

24-01-2008, 05:40
PVA (wood glue) is good for wood, polystyrene and plaster, it will hold on flock sand and gravel OK

Wolf Scout Ewan
24-01-2008, 12:39
Old toys get a whole new lease of life with terrain! It can be kinda sad to chop up your old toys but then u realise... yay! I'm immortalising my old toys!

24-01-2008, 15:04
yeah, I'm 33 now and the old GI Joe just doesn't hold a place in my heart like it once did.

Plus, my girlfriend enjoys making the plaster...and wants to help make molds...and burn and destroy some toys...heck, she even volunteered to help paint them. Woot!

- John

24-01-2008, 17:18
Great stuff, especially for your first "real" terrain. Bitz and pieces like a box of old GI-Joe toys always come in handy. Get some painted ones up soon!