Sartosa Terrain / Venician Terrain « Do-it-Yourself Terrain

Sartosa Terrain / Venician Terrain

09.28.2009

Post by Bill

So for our upcoming Mordheim campaign, we are planning on playing in the Sartosa setting. Sartosa has a very rich island/sea and ship/pirate theme and we are excited to have a new environment to be playing in. One of the major hurdles we’ve had for wanting to play this setting is the fact that we don’t have any tropical terrain or major water terrain. As shown before, we did build a beach board to use in conjunction with our ships (articles coming soon).

Our initial rectangular cuts of polystyrene

Our initial rectangular cuts of polystyrene

We made 10 Pieces and the dimensions range from 12 x 10 inches down to 6 x 6 inches, no particular size/pattern was used, just put out enough to fill a 4×4 ft table.

Adding the Stone Block look to a platform

Adding the Stone Block look to a platform

Adding a large field stone pattern to a platform

Adding a large field stone pattern to a platform

The most involved portion of making this terrain was the time spent on using a pen to emboss the surface of the foam.  This, while time consuming, is worth it due to the level of detail it adds to a rather simple piece.  In reality, if you’ve got a steady hand and a straight ruler, this can be knocked out fairly quickly.

Basecoated Black

Basecoated Black

Cobblestone after a basecoat of black

Cobblestone after a basecoat of black

After Drybrushing a series of greys onto the surface.

After Drybrushing a series of greys onto the surface.

The plan is, from here is to make a series of bridges to go between all of the sections we’ve made here.  We are also planning on a couple of other pieces that go along with this, one of them being a beach, and another would be a dock to go along with the aforementioned ships.  All of this will be brought to light in the near future.

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