If you can dream it, you can build it!

The DIY Playable Gaming Barn

Hello Dreamers! I have finally crafted my first ever miniature playable building. Follow along and I will show you my step by step process. Why a Barn? Bauldur’s Gate is separated by 10 inner city districts and 10 outer city districts. If one were to enter Bauldur’s Gate, from the North-east, you would first pass through the Blackgate district. The smell of the slaughter houses would assault your olfactory senses before your first glimpse of a building. As you drew…

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Electricity and Tabletop Terrain

How do they make tiny fields of grass? Static Electricity Static grass is made of specialized synthetic fibers which hold a static charge. When introduced to a static electric field, between an electrical current passing from either a positively charged strainer or a plate to negatively charged glue on terrain surfaces, it causes the fibers to stand on end. Static applicators and flock boxes can be expensive I have found that static applicators and flock boxes can cost anywhere from…

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DIY Foam Board Texture Rollers

Foam Board is great because it allows us to easily add textures to our tabletop gaming terrain. An inexpensive roller Rolling texture into foam board will speed up the time it takes to create great looking gaming terrain. I started by purchasing a 3″ paint roller from Dollar General and a small bit of inch and a half diameter PVC pipe from Sutherland’s. All together, I spent close to two dollars. Interchangeable sleeves The great thing about using these products…

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My Thoughts on Foam-board.

In the world of miniature terrain building, I am constantly trying to find out what products are going to work best for my viewers. Today I would like to introduce a product that I firmly stand behind. Readi-Board made by R.L. Adams Plastics, Inc. Who has this to say about it: We began producing Readi-Board in 2003, and it has quickly become a common household item for its variety of uses. Readi-Board is a lightweight, rigid substrate that is perfect…

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Painting Miniature Terrain

Welcome to Knight Terrain dreamers! Today is all about painting How many tiles should I make? You will want several tile sets to represent different terrain. Dungeon tiles are a great place to start. Other tile sets might include wooden or tile floors. You will also want tiles to represent different outside environments. Whatever set you decide on just remember that 32 tiles makes a good standard set. This will allow you to create many maps for your players. There…

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A Precursor to Painting

Hello Dreamers! Today I’m starting off by talking about “Wet Pallets”. Just what is a wet pallet? Because acrylic paints dry very quickly, you will find that the paints on a regular pallet tend to dry out before you are done painting. To combat this, artist place a layer of water between the paints and the pallet. A wet pallet can keep your paints from drying out for a long time. Sound difficult? Creating a wet pallet is super easy…

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Easy Dungeon Tiles

I wanted to post something that people can do easily at home during this corona virus craziness. Just some scrap cardboard. To craft easy tabletop gaming dungeon tiles all it takes is some old scrap corrugated cardboard. It does need to be corrugated cardboard and not flat cardboard. Don’t use cereal box or shoe box cardboard. The right tools for the job. You can use scissors, an exacto knife or a box knife. A box knife works best. You will…

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Building Dreams

Hello Dreamers! Today I’m going to discuss what my dream terrain is. Baulder’s Gate Baulder’s Gate is a huge fantasy setting where almost anything can happen. A perfect setting for RPGs and Wargaming. It is made up of several parts. In the center of Baulder’s Gate is a large mountain. Balder’s Gate surrounds the mountain on all sides. To try and build the terrain for this entire land, even in miniature, would take one person a lifetime. Wyrm’s Crossing To…

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DIY Acrylic wash

Hello Dreamers! I really wanted to start our journey into the world of tabletop miniature terrain by talking about a product that we are going to be using a lot of and that is washes. What is a “wash”? A wash is what we call an extremely thin paint used to darken low-lying details. It is made to flow away from raised areas and down into cracks and crevices. The opposite of dry-brushing. When we want to highlight the raised…

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