Article updated: 2020.03.27
This is a collection of articles about making hills for miniature games, creating modular terrain hills, painting rocky surfaces.
Creating the hills
Mel (The Terrain Tutor)'s hills:
- Mel (The Terrain Tutor): A guide to using Polystyrene (Styrofoam) to make wargaming scenery: Tutorial video. 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.
- Mel (The Terrain Tutor): How to make stylised wargaming hills: Tutorial video on detailing the basic shape of a polystyrene hill.
3T Runtherder: DIY: Making Wargaming Hills the 3T-Studios Way!: Tutorial article. A good tutorial about making realistic hills. (2020.03.27: The website is offline.)
Painting rocks and hills
negativefunction: Model Railroad Scenery - Painting Rocks: A quick tutorial video for painting the base colour.
Viv Chandra (for Rubbish In Rubbish Out): Painting rock texture on wargaming scenery: A video tutorial on how to paint rock texture.
Viv Chandra (for 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.
Viv Chandra (for Rubbish In Rubbish Out): Creating realistic rock texture for wargaming scenery: Adding texture to polystyrene foam rocks.
Kadmon (Games Nexus): Small red hills - Miniature terrain tutorial: Making stackable hills from foam boards.
Viv Chandra's stackable hills:
- Viv Chandra (for Rubbish In Rubbish Out / Knights of Dice): Basic hill set: Pictures and video of stackable hills.
- Viv Chandra (for Rubbish In Rubbish Out): Scenery Showcase: Basic Modular Hill Set: Showcase video.
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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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