Welcome to the tutorial section of this blog, on this page you find a collection of tutorials about scratchbuilding wargame terrain ranging from jungle flora to native dwellings and much more!
How to: Easy Shanty Town: "First of all a small introduction on why on earth I wanted to make a shanty town. The initial project was started several years ago after seeing a series of interesting battle reports featuring the Peter Pig's Ak47 rules and the movie District 9 which was set in an african township featuring aliens and a corporate security company. The goal was to start a small project using 20mm plastic figures and some vehicles to play Ak47 but after a while the attention turned to other project mostly in 28mm and so the pieces were stored untill further notice. As said the shanty town is made to represent an African township such as Soweto, the one pictured."
How to: Maori Pa Part One: "This build was triggered when I saw the excellent movie called "River Queen" and after that I visited the Empress Miniatures website and saw their excellent New Zealand Wars range. I managed to prevent myself of buying miniatures but wasn't able to prevent myself of starting to build a massive Maori Pa. The Pa I actually constructed was not based upon a historical example but was build according to the easiest methods of construction. I decided to build a late war Pa or a gunfighter Pa which were built later on in the war. Therefor I incorporated some trench work at the inner core of Pa."
How to: British Colonial Fort: "Hi, I've finally managed to write a new tutorial on how to make a British colonial fort, illustrated with lots of pictures! Some loyal blog followers and visitors may have already seen these pictures but now I will also give some more details on the construction of this powerful fort such as the used tools and materials. The fort is based upon some of the massive blockhouses you could find in North-America and South Africa but isn't a historical correct copy as my wargame setting is Central Africa. Therefor I simply gathered the nicest features of all sorts of colonials forts and added them to my wargame fort Henry. Enough talking up to the terrain making!"
How to: Easy Pontoon Bridge or Jetties: "Today I'm presenting to you a new tutorial! this time my goal was to make a really simple pontoon bridge which could be used for almost all scales (I play) and all periods. Such as all my terrain, this bridge is made as cheap and generic as possible. However I intentioned to build a pontoon bridge, the pontoon pieces could also be used to represent rafts and barges, ideal for Operation Sealion and the Russian flotilla on the Wolga. Enough talking up to the tutorial!"
How to: Cheap Jungle trees: "Hi, here's a small tutorial on how to make nice and easy jungle trees with a minimum of needed materials and tools. The idea for making jungle trees came from a quick visit to a cheap store called "Action", there I stumbled onto a boll of rather nice and again cheap aquarium plants. So you can guess what followed when I came home, ...
How to: Native Jungle Village: "Finally some bloggingtime! With the exams fastly approching and the too many family occasions. But I proudly announce to you my native village is ready! I decided that I needed a native village which could be used in an 28mm pulp or historical setting so my goal was to make an African like village but generic enought to be used were I wanted to it be used! As usual I builded the village with materials which I found at home."
How to: Quick Jungle Terrain: "Hi, here's my own small tutorial on how to made cheap but nice jungle terrain. During several searches on the internet about how to make easy jungle terrain, I stumbled onto nice tutorials but they lacked photographs. Other tutorials were nicely pictured but weren't what I exactly needed. What do I need? Well because I wargame different periods and scales I decided to build a generic jungle which looks best when used with 28mm figures but could also be used for 20mm purposes without looking to odd!"
How to: Scratchbuilding corrugated roofing: this tutorial will show you some useful references and examples for building corrugated steel roofs for your wargame scenery "CGI was invented in the 1820s in Britain by Henry Palmer, architect and engineer to the London Dock Company. It was originally made (as the name suggests) from wrought iron. It proved to be light, strong, corrosion-resistant, and easily transported, and particularly lent itself to prefabricated structures and improvisation by semi-skilled workers. ..."