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Building Middle Earth - General This section contains general terrain building articles for projects that can be used in more than one location such as articles on trees, rocks, ruins, ect. You will also find some basic articles to help new comers to terrain building. Even for some of the more experienced users these articles could be useful as they contain knowledge more often learnt the hard way and could help prevent you from making mistakes, you could build the best project only for it to be spoilt with a bad basing choice for instance.

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Posted on Mon 08 Jan, 2018 7:50 AM
Sometimes it pays to plan before starting a terrain project and hind sight can be a wonderful thing. This is an article to help you on the right track before you have even started your project.
Posted on Tue 22 Jan, 2013 2:45 PM
Some times when building natural based terrain it pays to get out in to the outside world and take inspiration and pictures from what you see, making notes of the colours and textures of things. You can then transfer that knowledge to your terrain projects to improve the final out come of them. This short and sweet article covers inspiration and basic planning.
Posted on Sun 20 Jan, 2013 3:29 PM
An article covering the pros and cons of various materials that could be used for basing.
Posted on Sun 03 Feb, 2013 10:12 AM
A gaming board is the basic necessity for battle games. This article shows how to make a gaming board with a bit more detail than a grass mat stuck to boarding.
Posted on Sat 26 Jan, 2013 11:18 PM
This article short shows how to make a gaming board for games based in cavern/mountain/barren type of terrain.
Posted on Thu 07 Feb, 2013 5:44 PM
Flat gaming boards are okay for most games, but sometimes you want to take things to the next level. This article explores how to make more realistic modular gaming tiles.
Posted on Mon 11 Mar, 2013 9:07 AM
This article looks at making modular mountain boards with a river running through them.
Posted on Tue 12 Mar, 2013 9:04 AM
A guide to making Fences, Walls and Hedges using easy to find materials and simple techniques.
Posted on Mon 21 Jan, 2013 6:34 PM
A guide to making forests using 4 Ground bases.
Posted on Wed 07 Mar, 2018 8:27 PM
A nice and simple technique for building a road system that can be arranged in multiple ways and can be added to easily when needed.
Posted on Mon 04 Jan, 2016 12:18 PM
From the mighty Anduin to the Brandywine, from the Silverlode to the River Running, learn how to create the rivers and streams of Middle-earth here.
Posted on Sun 10 Jan, 2016 4:56 PM
Stone bridges are used so span bodies of water and are a simple building project to make.
Posted on Mon 23 Jan, 2017 7:45 AM
Ruined buildings and structures litter the landscape of Middle Earth. This article guides you through using Hirst Art moulds to make ruins as there is more to it than sticking them together and painting.
Posted on Wed 06 Jan, 2016 1:47 PM
So you have set up your gaming board and are ready to play, but the table top still looks a little flat and boring. This article will help you add small simple scenic details that will make the game stand out.
Posted on Mon 18 Jan, 2016 8:44 AM
One way to add a bit of interest to your gaming boards is to have them covered in snow, a simple way to do this is just to scatter snow flock over your boards then brush it off at the end of your games. This article aims to take things a step further and shows how to create some snow covered terrain that can be used.
Posted on Wed 04 Jan, 2017 11:43 AM

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