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Calculating Commissar

Kamloops, B.C.

Beautiful board. I fully intend to steal and utilize your methods for my own board application. If I can find plywood on the cheap that is. I'm stuck with chipboard at the moment unfortunately. And paint has a bad habit of not covering it very well.

I especially love how you've mixed the GW board with some of your urban terrain in the last shot. Though adding a few scattered hab structures and roads outside the wall as a kind of slum/industrial area would look good too.

For those who have trouble finding plywood at any price, a good alternative, albeight weaker in overall structure, is a flat faced, hollow-core door. If you can pick one of these up in undestroyed condition, they make for good light boards. They're fairly uncommon outside of old houses and garbage dumps these days, but if you see one available, by all means snag it.

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Ferocious Blood Claw


Very nice work. I am currently making an ork city board and your tutorial has given me a few ideas
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Guarding Guardian

WOW! that eldar scenery *dribble*

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How did you make it?

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Longtime Dakkanaut

Purging on ctf_2fort

The last photo on this article rocks! I like that blend between the natural/urban areas - Not your usual gameboard!

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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws

Troutdale, Oregon

"For the last two boards I've made, I used plywood. It lasts longer and resists warping. but you could use cheaper wood like MDF"

No way MDF is cheaper than ply, were you thinking particle board? I prefer MDF for all modeling applications, I don't know why you would choose ply over it.

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Terrain Blog Reaver Blog Guide to assembling Forge World Warhound titan
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Courageous Skink Brave


Nice Tutorial I'm considering constructing my own board. Cheers for the tips

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Awesome Autarch

San Diego, California

Wow, that is a great table! Nice work.

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Journeyman Inquisitor with Visions of the Warp

nice work , good idea , i wish i had the space to have a permenant setup .
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Imperial Recruit in Training


I'm working on an IG army with at least 60% total point being footsloggers. Any recommendations welcome
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Sagitarius with a Big F'in Gun

New Hampshire, USA

Beautiful! What did you use for the support of the table? The legs and small table thing underneath are perfect!

There's just something about a woman in armor...


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jabbakahut wrote:"For the last two boards I've made, I used plywood. It lasts longer and resists warping. but you could use cheaper wood like MDF"

No way MDF is cheaper than ply, were you thinking particle board? I prefer MDF for all modeling applications, I don't know why you would choose ply over it.

Dude MDF over here is cheap as

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Pretty much win

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Yellin' Yoof

That Last board is a TMP!

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Drone without a Controller


Neat, shall have an attempt at building..very nice work

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Sneaky Sniper Drone


amazing table!

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Possessed Khorne Marine Covered in Spikes


I am currently working on a table following your tutorial! I have the board, fram, and card stock all assembled, glued, stapled and what not. i still nee to wait for nicer weather to paint this sucker (since i will be using a number of spray paints. Since i have an extra 2' x 4' plywood board, i am thinking of butchering that into some of your urban hills, or cut it in half for 2 2'x2' segments. but i ran out of card stock! i have to admit this board looks pretty nice, thanks for the tutorials! i greatly appreciate the advice you have been presenting. Maybe i can post a picture of wip, and completed board after the project is done.

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P.S. i bookmarked your tab of terrain tutorials.

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Machinist Engineer


Awesome. Thanks for sharing. I could always use inspiration for my next project.
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Slaanesh Veteran Marine with Tentacles

sheffield. england

I'm against MDF as it tends to just generate dust unless you cover every inch, including underneath with paint, depends how lazy you are :p

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Hellacious Havoc

Good job, looks very cool.

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Focused Fire Warrior


Killer terrain!

Definitely bookmarking this!

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Skillful Swordmaster

The Shadowlands of Nagarythe

Beautiful. I am so stealing this for when I build my table.

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