View Full Version : Show us your best terrain!

12-11-2008, 17:58
Im not sure if a thread like this already exists, if so kindly point me in the right direction:)

ive recently started to make some of my own terrain for WFB, and I have been browsing through many of the logs and am quite impressed.

Now i was thinking wouldent it be a good idea to have a thread where everyone post's some of our best work, WIPs,tricks and the like.
I think it would be great insperation for everyone.

I will post some pics my self tommrow(assuming there is some intrest in this thread)

Anyways hears something to think about.
What is the weirdest piece of trash/junk you ever found on the street and used in some terrain project?

12-11-2008, 18:23
there is intrest,

show us them pics damnit!


iam curious to see what pple got :D


12-11-2008, 18:53
There should be one thread for 40k and one for Fantasy (plus LOTR?).
Perhaps you can change the title.

13-11-2008, 04:06
I was thinking that every one could post scenery from all games, after all you never know when inspration will strike!:D

As for pics, will have to wait till morning for better light.
Oh and any suggestions for new title welcome:cool:

13-11-2008, 10:59

"Mountain" for Mordheim:

Resin huts:

13-11-2008, 15:46
@mrtn: fantastic work! I love the big rock, what did you use for the bones?
your huts are impressive as well, resin you say:eyebrows:

Well as promised heres some pics of what ive been working on the past few days, i figured i would start out with some small stuff befor i try anything really big:D

13-11-2008, 16:42

WOW! Love that

Lord Malorne
13-11-2008, 16:59
@mrtn: do you have a link to were you got the huts from?

13-11-2008, 21:11
I duno probably this one...

14-11-2008, 05:25
N810:wow that looks great. i never thought of doing such a big tree,you could make a whole forest that would be easy for units to move through:D

14-11-2008, 10:38
I think these are my best ones, but they are not very original...


14-11-2008, 11:24
@mrtn: fantastic work! I love the big rock, what did you use for the bones?The skeleton was a "make your own dinosaur" toy skeleton I bought in a cheap shop for about 1Ä. :)

WOW! Love thatThank you.

@mrtn: do you have a link to were you got the huts from?They're from Scotia/Grendel (http://www.scotiagrendel.com/grendel_fantasy_1.html), though I bought them "used" (opened package) on ebay.

@BaronDG: Very nice.

Lord Malorne
14-11-2008, 11:35

Nice link thanks.

14-11-2008, 19:56
Here's a small piece of terrain I made a while ago, I were planning to build an empire army and made some this to go along with the army. I never got around to actually building the army (maybe someday, who knows) but at least I got this house.



There's nothing like having a drink after a hard days work!


The walls are a layer of milliput on a cardboard structure from which I carved the stones, roof is plasticard and the door is ordinary thin card. Finally there's the odd empire bits thrown in for good measure as well as to put the building in a context (logging hut in Nordland). The only thing I didn't finish was the weathering, leaves and moss and stuff like that. Also I should've painted the stones in different tones, as it is they look a little to uniform.

Morglum Necksnapper
15-11-2008, 18:15
Nice cabin Zirkon. I agree, some aging would make it even better.
Also love the tree N810, how did you make it?
Nice rock mrtn, foamboard I presume?
The dungeon entrance is very atmosferic Digital~Punk, like the only piece of scenery you'll need playing Warhammer Quest or something.

15-11-2008, 21:22
I am yet to make my "Best Terrain"! :p I have a new table in mind but I may find time to take some up-dated pics of what is my best to date.

16-11-2008, 01:01
Also love the tree N810, how did you make it?
check out my terrain log (link in my signature) I will be doing
a wip for the next one fairly soon (maybe next week). :D

16-11-2008, 03:12
Zirkon: great looking house, i espically like the dead guy:)
Morglum Necksnapper:thanks!

Ive been working on some more stuff this weekend should have some pics on mon:cool:

Great stuff so far everyone, keep the pics comming;)

16-11-2008, 12:04
Nice rock mrtn, foamboard I presume?
Yes. There's WIP pics in my army diary (link in sig).

Zirkon, nice hut. If you want you could add some green and brown washes to the stones, to get that mouldy/rotten feeling.

Ezekiel Celes
16-11-2008, 16:30
Currently, my best work is still WIP, but there have been many other "bests" and there will be many more... for now, just check my log (linky in sig)

16-11-2008, 16:38
I'll bite.

It's for Warmachine certainly but I like it.

Over all:

Some detail pics:



Some details about the project:
The spines are lit from within with green LEDs. They were fabricated using a vacuum form table to make halves out of lexan and then covered in milliput and carved with a carbide bit using a dremel.

The trees are wirearmatures covered in sculpy.

Check out Terrainthralls (www.terrainthralls.com) for the full tutorial.

16-11-2008, 18:28
@thebugking: Now thats what im talking about! Truly outstanding work.How long did this take you?
Thanks for the link as well.

16-11-2008, 18:46
@thebugking: Now thats what im talking about! Truly outstanding work.How long did this take you?
Thanks for the link as well.

The project took about 200 hours. That is a bit weighted though as I had never done any vacuum form table work and I had well over 100 failed attempts to get the lexan cores done before I hit on a process that worked. That took easily 60 hours so a more accurate time scale would be about 140 hours.

I have a really bad habit of taking on projects that I have no idea on how to execute them when I begin. I also get a good way into them before I run into road blocks so it becomes a matter of lot losing all the previous work and finding a solution.

The results speak for themselves though and I love the challenge.

16-11-2008, 19:23
Not amazing, but here's the deeping wall i've just built for LotR. And i've painted up some saxon type buildings for the Rohan (the roof lifts off on all of them)

17-11-2008, 16:43
@ the bug-king: you are clearly insane. We'll send some nice men in white coats for you in a minute...
How did you make the foliage on that tree? It looks really great!

@ Nuada: those are hirst art moulds, right? Mind telling me which ones?

17-11-2008, 18:28
@ Nuada: those are hirst art moulds, right? Mind telling me which ones?

Sorry Baron, what are hirst art moulds???
Do you mean the saxon buildings? if so, then no they aren't hirst. They are from a company called www.grandmanner.co.uk They do some really nice resin buildings, but they are brittle. Not the best quality resin, but love the buildings :D

17-11-2008, 19:17
@ TheBugKing
Seen it before, but still, that is one excellent piece of terrain. The amount of detail is just awesome!

17-11-2008, 21:09
@ Nuada: some of the components of the first picture, the tower, looked familiar...

Theomar Pius
20-11-2008, 03:52
I'll bite.
Here is my stone church, finished earlier this fall.

20-11-2008, 04:10
Theomar pius: great church, the realism is amazing. How did you make it if you dont mind me asking.

Everyone:There has been alot of great work so far, i hope everyone continues to post i have never seen such detailed terrain befor.

Theomar Pius
20-11-2008, 13:58
Theomar pius: great church, the realism is amazing. How did you make it if you dont mind me asking.


Morgrish the Malignant
21-11-2008, 08:46
I'll have a nibble too...

After seeing that splendid church of Theomar Pius and the masterfull terrain piece of TheBugKing I feel hesitant to still post my pics... But I'll have a go nonetheless, hopefully my scratch-build house doesn't get completely overshadowed.

As said, scratch-build and gonna be part of a larger diorama of a homely scene in an autumnal state... The diorama is kind of a skills-developing-project with a lot of different facets (rocks, grassland, river, bridge, trees & house). I was so happy with the outcome of the construction of the house that I wanted to see it painted right away, so basically the house is done, but the rest of the project is going very slow, but in the future I will come back to that.



Pictures could have been better, sorry for that but I'm also still experimenting on that. If anyone would like to see more of this (details), let me know.

Theomar Pius
21-11-2008, 22:12
That house is great. I've never had the nerve to do a thatched roof out of fear of screwing up a good project. The stonework is really good too, I love the uneven look.

21-11-2008, 22:29
I love this piece Morgrish!!!!! (That's 5 exclamation points)

Here is my best to date: (there are alot more pics of this on my web site: http://nikolairuskin.com/miniatures
The Tea House from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

21-11-2008, 22:31
Hey Theomar! Where the heck do you store all of your models???? That new church is B.A.!!

Bug- your war machine thing is sweet! I saw it first on Cool Mini- I love the cliff face.

Theomar Pius
22-11-2008, 02:53
Right now they are on shelves, and a lack of real estate is really cramping my productivity right now!

Morgrish the Malignant
25-11-2008, 11:29
hey Theomar, you should really have a go once with the thatch roof, it's fun, relatively easy and the result (also to my surprise since I wasn't that confident in the beginning either) is really stunning! I just went for the general idea in GWs "how to make wargames terrain". Once you have the structure done the painting is so nice, it has such an ultimate drybrush surface. Give it a few 'dirty' ink washes afterwards and it looks like it has been standing out there for ages. A really recomendable piece of work for scenery-builders the thatch roof!

Dalanshin, the tea-house is wonderful (I'll give you six)!!!!!! The level of detail is really cool, must be so much fun to work on!

25-11-2008, 11:55
I almost afraid to show you my work compared to the ones already shown.
I just started this project. I want to build an undamaged Art Deco city for 40k.
Here is the first building based on a bus depot. It is about half way done.

26-11-2008, 15:00
I really like the Art-Deco building idea. I think it's a bit of a challange to give intact buildings a futuristic feature without too much effort. This way seems like a good way.

28-11-2008, 15:46
Tommygun, that is amazing. You should do a terrain log for this. Keep up the good work, and show us updates.

28-11-2008, 15:58

Some old tank traps I made over 3 years ago, still think they look ok

30-11-2008, 08:33
I like those tank traps. Nothing fancy, but well made, and definitely eye catching. Did you make them with a mold or what?

30-11-2008, 19:29
I am most proud of our Cities of Death board that we have here at home. My wife, son, and I made and painted all of it. There is some really great work shown in this thread, the details are inspiring.




30-11-2008, 19:46
MY Crashed Land Raider Crusader. The rant can be found here (http://shortsonfire79.deviantart.com/journal/21082889/)..well, the second rant, where the real rant was..the site was hacked.. =-P crap.

The video.

01-12-2008, 15:12
One day when I learn how to paint I will redo my fortress.

More pics here -> Fortress PLOG (http://warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2890315&postcount=243)

@Bladewlker, some burnt out/adandoned vehicles would look great on your table!! Good family effort!

Bugbait out

01-12-2008, 16:07
Hell, you actually got one of the fortresses? I've never seen one before.

01-12-2008, 16:16

he scratch built his own fortress!

great work you all, one day i might even paint my terain....


03-12-2008, 08:56

Not quite as classy as some of the other pieces.

This was just a piece of polystyrene pack to which I added a few details and textured with tile adhesive.

The signs my wife made for me on powerpoint.

03-12-2008, 11:27
Mark, nicely done. What is that blue thing at the bottum of the smoke stack?
Looks like a miniature beer keg.

03-12-2008, 22:21
I like it, the signs are good, and the canisters around the chimney base are CO2 bottles for a slug gun?

Bugbait out

06-12-2008, 22:39
Here is one I am quite happy with and hope to out do in the future.

07-12-2008, 02:42
Woah tcraigen that is Amazingly Awesome :eek:

09-12-2008, 14:47
Wow! There are some really astounding works here to be sure!

Iíll throw my hat in the ring. Hereís some stuff Iíve been making lately. First up are some recycled & bargain pieces. Storage tank (Advil bottle), power generators (electrical outlet boxes for $0.25 USD ea), and a set of storage tanks (water bottles).


Iíve also made some buildings out of card stock (WorldWorks Games):



My current poison is Infinity Ė hereís my starter board to date:



10-12-2008, 02:02
cool industrial park, the tractors and cars look great with it all.

30-12-2008, 01:28
It's done now. I think the most challenging parts were the balcony railings.
This gives an idea of how the rest of the city will be like.
I hope to build a new building every 2 to 3 months between other projects.
If I can get the money, I may even light them. A little glow wire for a neon look.
Maybe a few animated signs.

30-12-2008, 09:56
That is very high class! I love your sign (your sign, not the zippo one) but some neon lights on your roof would take it one step higher!