A few weeks ago I made some prototype hills just to work out how I wanted to do them. The intention all along was to make a large batch of foam hills to fulfil my gaming needs for many years to come. With the arrival of a new batch of XPS Foam, I set about the task of cutting, sanding, painting, and then applying the static grass. The whole project took just a couple of days, most of that being drying time.
|Enough hills to give me plenty of terrain choices|
The build was so simple, and low cost, that I decided to make a very short tutorial video on my work process. If you have wavered over making your own hills for the games table then this short film will show you just how easy they were to make
For those that are interested, here is a list of the raw materials I used and a cost for the whole project.
500ml Bottle PVA Glue £2.00
2x200ml Tubes Burnt Umber Artists Acrylic £4.00
Great video Big Lee, you’ve got me thinking. Not sure on selling the boss on the hot foam cutter given the stickiness.ReplyDelete
Thanks Peter. I love my foam cutter (another recent purchase) and I found it to be a lot less messy than using a knife. I little smelly, but not too obnoxious compared to some of the other smells that waft from my Operations Room!!Delete
Well you do associate with Ray! How well does the static grass stay put under gaming and or storage conditions? I always find mine sheds badly.Delete
It seems to well stuck. I use a thick coat of good quality PVA for a good bond.Delete
Good, functional hills for wargaming.ReplyDelete
Are you sure it was an A3 sheet of foam? That looks more than 297mm x 420mm worth of hills to me!
Yes some was A3 sheet, some of which I have cut down to A4 for ease of storage and use later.Delete
Hi Lee, Did a search for XPS foam and came up with loads of hits.. do you have a link to a supplier. Cheers.ReplyDelete
I got mine from Bluefoam via Amazon. Buying in bulk is the bext way to get the price down...so long as you have space for storage!Delete