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Making game table terrain

I've begun making some basic terrain to add some obstacles and elevations to my Warhammer game table. I acquired some foam from a friend a couple months ago to line the bottom of the box I carry my army in (to cut depressions to hold individual models in place as I move around) and I used the rest of the piece he gave me to cut the foam. I used my Dremel with a rotary cutting blade to make the cuts… generating lots of sticky frass that coated me pretty good Razz
After the vertical cuts were made, I then took the dremel at an angle to make a slight slope along the edges, rather than have them vertical. The uneven nature of the insulation foam causes irregularities in the cutting path, but, given I wanted a somewhat "natural" contour, the irregularities were somewhat sought. I used Weld Bond glue to attach the levels together, mostly because it's what I had available, and it seems to be holding pretty well.

Obviously there's more to do yet Wink I'll likely have to add sand or something for texture, and paint it. I test sprayed some scrap foam with Krylon paint, but, as I figured it would, the paint ate into the foam. I'll have to seal the foam before painting or else it's gonna get all weird and ruined Razz

3 blog comments below

That's very creative. Many possibilities possible for the obstacles, particularly with the layers as well.
deanhills on Sat May 18, 2013 6:55 pm
Have fun with the creation of your terrain(s). Any plans on trees or anything of the like?
pauline123 on Wed May 22, 2013 4:14 pm
Plans, yeah; haven't started in on them yet, though.

I did try sealing the two corner pieces yesterday. I tested an Elymers spray glue, but it stayed tacky a couple hours later. I sprayed them then with some spraypaint, mainly to cover the tacky glue with something to reduce the tackiness. The others, I'll go with some watered down white glue to seal the surface, that will dry non-tacky.
Ankhanu on Wed May 22, 2013 7:16 pm

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