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Welcome to our first step-by-step article that will guide you through making an actual, fully finished piece of terrain in the 3T-Studios style!
For this DIY we’re going to cover the staple of wargaming terrain, the one piece of scenery that you can find on just about any table, anywhere in the world- The hill. While there is a huge variety of hills that people have made, there is probably one dominant picture that pops into your mind right away when we talk about wargaming hills: Here we have your basic chunk of styrofoam insulation, cut with a hot knife, stacked, painted and flocked.
This style works fine when you absolutely have to get some terrain on your table, and you don’t have a lot of time to spend on it. It’s adequate looking from a distance and very easy to move troops over. These are hills: Well, photos of real hills at least. Bases. Now that we have everything we need, the first thing we’re going to do is throw away that hot foam-cutter. That’s right, throw it away. Caen. Inexpensive and easy homemade flock! Thought I would post up a quick tutorial about how I go about making my own homemade flock for figure basing and terrain projects.
I am by no means the first person to do this so I cant claim complete originality with it. Hopefully you'll be able to find a good use for it. First things first, you have to get a god source for sawdust...and quite a bit of it. Best bet is to find a local mill/cabinet shop or the like. People that have home wood shops will not have to worry about this part. I usually take a big cleaned out coffee can for them to fill. Once you've got your sawdust. you'll need to decide what color flock you want. When the color you want is in mind, go buy the cheapest craft paint you can find. More after the jump! Make sure you leave yourself plenty of space to work in the can or bucket so you aren't flinging the sawdust all over your house. Next step, which I'm sure you've guessed, is to squeeze that entire bottle of paint into the sawdust. Thanks for taking a look. Privateer Press.
Milk Jug Lightbox. I can't remember where I saw this idea, it could very well have been on these forums and if it was I apologize for posting the idea again but I thought it was just too good not to pass along.
I was looking for a way to improve the quality of the photos of my minis without shelling out any money for a lightbox when I came across a post somewhere that suggested using an empty plastic milk carton as a lightbox. Since I had a nearly finished gallon of milk at home I thought I'd give it a try. The process was real simple1) Consume remaining milk2) Clean out empty milk carton3) Cut top off of milk carton4) Place piece of white paper in milk carton5) Position desk lamp above milk cartonlike so: Here are some photos I snapped with this setup. Nothing fancy, just stick the mini in the box, flip on the light, point and shoot. And here's the result: