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Making Cornfields

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Making cornfields is an easy guide to follow on how to make cornfields for 10mm wargaming terrain has been a long time in the planning. However when I finally started the project making cornfields proved very easy indeed. Anyway here's my guide for making your own fields for 10mm wargaming.  1. The first step is to cut your bases to the desired size either using MDF or hardboard in my case I used hardboard and cut it to 6 inch by 6 inch once you have cut your bases to the desired size you then want to proceed to rasp the edges to give it a smoother appearance. 2. The next phase is to mark out where you want to place the carpet, or doormat. 3. The next step is to texture your base. I have done tutorial on basing . 4. The next step is to cut your carpet or doormat to the desired shape then glue it is to cut your carpet or doormat to the desired shape then glue it to the base using PVA. 5. The next step is to lightly dry brush with yellow until

Making Trees & Woods

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Making trees and woods an easy guide to follow. Probably one of the most important features of any wargames table is trees and woods not only do they improve the look of your table but they also have an important effect on the game too. Trees block line of sight and hamper movement, and can also provide cover for units to ambush from. A couple of strategically placed trees or a clump of woods will provide plenty of interesting tactical challenges.  Making Trees Below there are several tutorials to help you build individual trees which can be combined to make a large wood. Making Wire Trees When making trees from wire, you start by constructing the trunk and branches. You will be able to then either leave them then as old dead trees or finish them off with a wide variety of different foliage effects. 1. Start out by cutting your bundle of wire to size. You'll want the length of wire to be double that of the finished tree. Commence shaping the tree by bending the

Making Diorama Bases

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Making diorama bases is an easy guide to follow. 1. When making diorama bases I genuinely cut the bases into irregular shapes as I find that it looks far better once on the wargaming table. 2. I normally use hardboard from my local DIY store however you could use plywood or MDF plastic card, foam board or anything at hand. 3. Once you've cut your bases to the desired size and shape, it's ready for the next stage if you're going to place several houses then I would suggest you mark where you intend placing the houses and any roads you wish to incorporate into the diorama.  4. The next step is to paint the base with Polycell Textured Ceilings, Course Effect but obviously missing the marked out spaces for the houses and roads, once this is dried you can then use Polycell Multi Purpose Polyfilla to make the roads as the Polyfilla is drying I tend to scratch marks into the road surface to make it look like it's been travelled on. 5. The next

Making Hills

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Making hills is an easy guide to follow. Throughout history generals have pored over maps and picked their fields of battle with extreme care. While formulating their battle plans they'd think carefully about the lie of the land, because this would determine how they'd deploy their forces. Hills became a major factor in considering deployment as they offered commanding positions on which to position artillery and also gave cover to reserve formations of troops.  I wanted a few small terrain hills for my war games table. This tutorial will show you how to quickly make sturdy hills. First Hill 1. The first step is to cut your bases to the desired size either using MDF or hardboard in my case I used hardboard and cut it to 6 inch by 6 inch once you have cut your bases to the desired size you then want to proceed to rasp the edges to give it a smoother appearance. 2. The next step is to cut and shape your foam board.  3. Once you have cut your foam board