|Best terrain piece that I have ever made, in my opinion.
Last week was terrain week at Hesse Seewald and I had to extend it over into this week in order to complete one of the terrain pieces that I had started the week before.
|Terraining the bases of some of my Dervish command figures.
|I made this house about a year ago. This week I put it on a base and added a few accoutrements.
|Every game in the desert needs an oasis and I didn't have one until this week.
|I made some more Acacia trees using artificial plastic flowers that I bought at Michael's Stores.
And last, but not least, is the pair of hills, connected by a bridge, that I finished today. I drew inspiration from Ian Smith's 40mm Peninsula War terrain and got the low down on how to make it from the book " Setting the Scene, Volume 2, Creating A Wargames Layout For the Mediterranean " by Pat Smith. Pat provides an easy to do step by step guide to creating mountains and many other types of terrain and I highly recommend the purchase of his book.
I'm not going to go into the details of how I made the terrain model because you will see the story in one of the wargaming periodicals in the not too distant future. I made my model smaller than Pat's due the amount of storage space that a bigger model would require. I can say that the model had too main sections of elevation and a small piece of interval terrain so that the bridge would have something to cross.
I am quite happy with the way that this model in particular turned out and I will undoubtedly try my hand at some more ambitious terrain projects in the future.
Next Post: the Battle of Abu Klea. Here is a taster of this project: