I want to make my terrain as game friendly as possible but also look better than the 2D terrain that has become popular lately.
Its not that I have a problem with 2D terrain, it's just a bit expensive for me
So my aim was to make some hills as cheaply as I could that also look good but don't cause models to fall off them all the time.
First off I cut out the shapes I wanted out of MDF. I got this from the bottom of a draw in a set of old flat pack furniture when I moved house.
The cork tiles I got really cheap from a DIY shop it was reduced in price because the pack had been damaged and where no good as tiles
After cutting out the sizes of cork I wanted I roughed up the edges by scrapping at an angle.
After gluing the cork layers together I put something heavy on them and left them over night.
The next day I glued on the sand, including putting some on the cork.
I painted the dirt the same colour that I base my army with, I really want my terrain to match my army as much as I can.
The rocks I painted dark grey then dry brushed light grey.
After that all I had to do was add some static grass and they are done!
Even when I place models on the edges of the hills they don't tend to tip over which is a problem I often find with hills.
Overall I am really happy with these hills and price wise they only about £1! I used paint and static grass I already owned and the MDF was free so the cork was the only real cost.
Looking forward to having a table full of home made terrain!
What do you think of these hills? Is there any terrain you would like me to make?