BrotherPhil's Concrete Barriers Howto

In this tutorial I will explain how to create realistic concrete barriers that will look cool on the table but are easy to build.

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What you will need:
a piece of cardboard
a block of styrofoam
an X-acto blade
PVA glue
some sand
a brush
and following GW paints:
-Chaos Black
-Scorched Brown
-Graveyard Earth
-Kommando Khaki
-Bleached Bone

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First of all, cut your piece of cardboard to the appropriate size, dependig on the length of the concrete wall you want to build.

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Now cut out a rectangular block of styrofoam. This should approximately have these measurements: 2x2x3

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Now cut a 45° angle into the styrofoam along the longer edge.

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Now seperate the block into 3 equal pieces.

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Cut out another,but longer and a little less high, rectangular piece of styrofoam.

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Again, shave off the long edge in a 45° angle.

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Seperate the block into 4 pieces a shown above.

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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.

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Add some glue around the barrier and use a brush to cover the whole base in it.

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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.

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Paint the whole piece of terrain in chaos black. This acts as a primer, sealing the sand onto the base.

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Once the primer has dried, continue with scorched brown. Also paint the whole piece in this colour.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Country-robin (Over a year ago): - delete
really good tut. but i wonder if you add damage to it, it would fit in to like cities of deat

BrotherPhil (Over a year ago): - delete
Wow. I cant believe this got on the november highlights! O.o

Thanks so much Miniwargaming!

Chaos-Ruler (Over a year ago): - delete
cool 5/5
i may do that as well

dograap19 (Over a year ago): - delete
cheese dolphins

kraizer (Over a year ago): - delete
Wow, I'll try this. They look really "real".

BrotherPhil (Over a year ago): - delete
I'm planning on making a few buildings in a similar way. I'll really have to use wood the next time, the barriers are a little bent. Just have to figure out how to go about it since my styrofoam board is 5 cm thick xD

Belial (Over a year ago): - delete
dude thats awsome might use it for like a building or something like that
but just glue it on some wood that wont bend it

Blood-Trident (Over a year ago): - delete
im actually going to use this on my terrain project (: thank you for the how to :3

Blood-Trident (Over a year ago): - delete
dude =D you rock!

BrotherPhil (Over a year ago): - delete
Thanks guys! Glad you like it!

zerozigenare (Over a year ago): - delete
nice work

pinkolslarp (Over a year ago): - delete
this will be good for my defense line

Furry-Jedath (Over a year ago): - delete
Sweet tutorial d00d, im gonna make a complete defense line for my apocaliptic battles thanks to this

jusfofun0114 (Over a year ago): - delete
Thats really good! where do u get the foam from though?

Jebnus (Over a year ago): - delete
Working on mine right now...thanks for this lovely tutorial!!!

BIGD35 (Over a year ago): - delete
this is dope ill definantly use this

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BrotherPhil's Avatar Author: BrotherPhil
Added: August 7, 2010
Rated: 12345 (9)

A tutorial on how to make simple yet impressive concrete barriers as cover for your minis.

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