Building Middle Earth - General

category image 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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cover image 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.


cover image 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.


cover image An article covering the pros and cons of various materials that could be used for basing.


cover image 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.


cover image This article short shows how to make a gaming board for games based in cavern/mountain/barren type of terrain.


cover image 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.


cover image This article looks at making modular mountain boards with a river running through them.


cover image A guide to making Fences, Walls and Hedges using easy to find materials and simple techniques.


cover image A guide to making forests using 4 Ground bases.


cover image 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.


cover image 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.


cover image Stone bridges are used so span bodies of water and are a simple building project to make.


cover image 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.


cover image 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.


cover image 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.