For the month of November, I am taking part in the Storytelling Collective Write Your First Adventure workshop. This is my diary so I can hold myself accountable and also take notes as I progress.
Animated LED lighting takes your terrain from being great to being OMG WOW, and with these simple Arduino tips it's cheap and easy.
Terrain sealer is a DIY mixture for sealing flocking, weathering powders, and preparing foam and MDF for painting.
Unlike many recipes, this involves no pigment unless you want to add it - making it perfect for sealing without changing the final colour too much!
Industrial, post-apocalyptic grim dark terrain needs to look not just lived in but heavily worn out and grimey. It should lean towards toxic rather than factory fresh.
How can you get that necromunda/bladerunner/alien feel, without spending a fortune on expensive brand-name paints?
Nuln Oil and Games Workshop Contrast paints are excellent ways to boost the perceived quality of our tabletop miniatures but they are on the expensive side, especially when we have a lot of terrain to build.
Can we DIY a cheaper version, but get close to the results we have come to expect from Citadel paints?
Turns out, yes!
Zenithal priming is one of those phrases that gets used a lot but people seldom actually explain, and if they do explain it they tend to skim over the details.
Here I hope to resolve that and help you actually get the real benefits from zenithal priming.
Terrain doesn't need to cost a lot. In fact, some of the best terrain costs very little.
Rather than putting stuff in the recycle bin or landfill, you can create some really cool scatter and buildings for your tabletop from stuff you would usually throw out.