This is a collection of articles about making hills for miniature games, creating modular terrain hills, painting rocky surfaces.

Creating the hills

The Terrain Tutor: A guide to using Polystyrene (Styrofoam) to make wargaming scenery: A very detailed guide how to handle polystyrene foam. It's a bit long (30 mins) but it's worth watching if you are just getting into the hobby.

3T Runtherder: DIY: Making Wargaming Hills the 3T-Studios Way!: A good tutorial about making realistic hills. ( Mirrored here. )

Painting rocks and hills

negativefunction's channel: Model Railroad Scenery - Painting Rocks: A quick tutorial video for painting the base colour.

Rubbish In Rubbish Out: Painting rock texture on wargaming scenery: A video tutorial on how to paint rock texture.

Rubbish In Rubbish Out: Painting a rock pillar terrain piece: A video tutorial for painting a rock pillar with wet blending, then flocking and adding vegetation to it.


Josh R Cohn: How To Make Rock Faces: A video tutorial how to use plaster for making rock detailing. It's a bit slow and uncut, so you can just jump to 9:00 to see the start of forming the details.

Rubbish In Rubbish Out: Creating realistic rock texture for wargaming scenery: Adding texture to polystyrene foam rocks.

Stackable hills

Kadmon: Small red hills - Miniature terrain tutorial: Making stackable hills from foam sheets.

Rubbish In Rubbish Out / Knights of Dice: Basic hill set: Pictures and video of stackable hills.

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Do you know any further methods for making hills for miniature games? Do you know other good sources? Tell us in the comments!


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