Lustria Terrain 1

I’ve recently been looking to make myself some terrain so that I can play some games at home, as well as playing on some different boards from just a few hills and trees. So I decided this weekend to make a start on some Lustria terrain to go with my Lizardmen that I painted as part of our Tale of Gamers series. More after the jump:

Jungle Foliage

The first place I started was some small areas of foliage just to get an idea of how I wanted everything to look and to see how the aquarium plants I got from eBay look when used with the base colours used with the Lizardmen.

Lustria Terrain

Lustria Terrain 2

The bases were made from MDF cut into shape with the edges rounded off. The rocks and gravel that I used to texture the base were the same ones used to base the Lizardmen army. From here I used a black basecoat, then Mournfang Brown followed by Balor Brown, I picked out some rocks with Dawnstone and Mechanicus Standard Grey before finishing off the base with Screaming Skull.

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A WIP shot of a couple of pieces.

The plastic plants were then glued on with some flock on the bases. The larger plant was pinned in place to provide some stability, although I may pin all of the plants as they don’t always seem stable at first. I’ll be making a few more of these to scatter around the board.

Spawning pool

The next piece I wanted to do was a larger piece of Warhammer specific terrain (I plan at some point to have a mixture so I can use it for either Warhammer or 40k), so next on my list was a Spawning Pool.

Spawning Pool

To form the base I bought an Arcane Ruins base from eBay and mounted this to some MDF.

Spawning Pool 3

I’m using Hirst Arts blocks to form the edge of the pool Rocks were piled in the corners to start blending the ruins into the base.

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The large rocky areas were rock moulds from Woodland Scenics. The rest of the base has been finised off with a mixture of gravel, slate, grit and sand as with the bases for the foliage. you can see more of the pool edge on the base of the ruins.

Spawning Pool 3

Base coated in black and ready for painting

Next Time

Check back later this week for more progress on the terrain

  • http://www.feedyournerd.com/ greggles

    Wonderful terrain buildup Mark!

    • Hermes

      Thanks Greggles, hopefully there will be more progress next week to show

    • Dangermouse425

      Have to agree with Greggles here, Mark, it’s looking ace!