Group Build 34 - Lupusj's Modular Hills - Complete

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Group Build 34 - Lupusj's Modular Hills - Complete

Postby lupusj » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:17 am

I have been meaning to make some basic hills for a while now, and had found a great tutorial on coolminiornot on dynamic hills. I thought I’d give it a go and try to make the hills modular in a similar way to the games workshop modular hill.

I started the main hills with four 8" square cake boards that I had purchased to be terrain bases.
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I had started one a ;little while ago but hadn't gotten very far, so I decided to finish it off as well. I had glued the basic structure together along with the rocks.
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In order to make the hills modular, I chose to use a 6" long side and a 4.5" short side. Using four of these, I essentially copied the GW basic premise for building larger hills out of the components. Because I wanted the top edges to line up but still look a little like rocky outcrops, I made the flat surfaces of the hills out of cardboard cut to the right edge shapes and then in a basic triangle.
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The positions for the joins was also marked on the bases.
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The next step was to cut polystyrene to the general shape of the hills, but making them a bit smaller in the dimensions in both edges than the full size of the hills. They were then glued to the bases with the cardboard surfaces on top, with the cardboard overhanging the polystyrene but lined up with the edge of the board.
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Next step was to include the bark and rocks and start filling the gaps with caulk.
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And a group shot at this stage:
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After that, wood filler/putty was used to cover and smooth the areas. This sin't quite finished - I realised half way through that some of the things I was trying to do with the putty should have been done with the caulk, so I had to stop and use caulk again and wait for it to dry. Then I ran out of evening...
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Re: Group Build 34 - Lupusj's Modular Hills

Postby lupusj » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:33 am

Next days work has been to add some sponge to act as moss and then texture the whole piece with sand.

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Re: Group Build 34 - Lupusj's Modular Hills

Postby Ironclad-Warrior » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:41 pm

nice, easy terrain
good job
but i can still see white spots on the photo ^^
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Re: Group Build 34 - Lupusj's Modular Hills

Postby lupusj » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:37 pm

The brush is fixing those up today.
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Re: Group Build 34 - Lupusj's Modular Hills

Postby lupusj » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:20 am

The finished, painted product. I feel that I achieved the modularity that I was aiming at, and got the project gone in three nights.

Shown in a couple of different configurations.

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Re: Group Build 34 - Lupusj's Modular Hills - Complete

Postby Nappen » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:58 am

thanks for the tutorial, very nice. I need to do something like that.
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