In this tutorial I will explain how to create realistic concrete barriers that will look cool on the table but are easy to build.
What you will need:
a piece of cardboard
a block of styrofoam
an X-acto blade
and following GW paints:
First of all, cut your piece of cardboard to the appropriate size, dependig on the length of the concrete wall you want to build.
Now cut out a rectangular block of styrofoam. This should approximately have these measurements: 2x2x3
Now cut a 45° angle into the styrofoam along the longer edge.
Now seperate the block into 3 equal pieces.
Cut out another,but longer and a little less high, rectangular piece of styrofoam.
Again, shave off the long edge in a 45° angle.
Seperate the block into 4 pieces a shown above.
Now try assembling your pieces on your cardboard base. If you are happy with the result, glue them to the base with PVA glue. Make sure to glue them to eachother as well, ensuring for more stability later on.
Add some glue around the barrier and use a brush to cover the whole base in it.
Now take your sand and spread it over the base. Let the glue dry for a few hours. You might want to put a weight onto the barrier to keep it from bending upward in the drying process. Once you're sure its dry, proceed to the next step.
Paint the whole piece of terrain in chaos black. This acts as a primer, sealing the sand onto the base.
Once the primer has dried, continue with scorched brown. Also paint the whole piece in this colour.
Once the Scorched brown is dry, you can continue with the next colour. This is where it gets interesting. Give the base a heavy drybrush with graveyard earth. Paint the barrier itself with an opaque layer of the same colour.
Once the previous layer has dried, use Kommando Khaki to paint the barriers. Try to avoid painting the base, we want it to stay in this darker tone.
Once this layer has dried, use your Bleached Bone to give the barriers a heavy drybrush. Again, try avoiding the base. This actually finishes the concrete barriers. You might want to do another drybrush with Graveyard earth on the base to touch up any mistakes.
Your concrete barrier should now look like this. I hope I could help you with this tutorial and give you some inspiration for your own terrain. Happy wargaming, guys!