Basic Warhammer Terrain Materials List
We almost did anything about warhammer, but since everytime we do a project we find something missing from our materials. You have bought, assembled and painted your first ever warhammer army. You are now ready to play, but wait...You want some cool warhammer terrain to go with your newly acquired army. Now for this article it shows you the basic materials that we always use and workspace you will use to make some awesome warhammer terrain. You better have this one on your toolbox so that you will finish your project without the hassle of lack of materials.
5.sandpaper (or sanding block)
6.pen or pencil
7.wire (electrical or all purpose)
10.PVA glue (white glue)
15.polystyrene (insulation foam)
19.Chaos black spray paint
20.hot wire cutter
There are twenty three basic warhammer making materials that we always use in every project though we do not always all of them its better to have them for emergency purposes. Try to keep all this materials in one safe and large container so that it will be easy for you to access if you have something needed. Its better to have a table or a desk dedicated to painting/terrain so that you will have your own workplace. But if you do not have one there is still no problem to it as long as there is table.
For better understanding of the materials to be use we gonna simply list it again but this time with description.
1. Paint Brushes
Paint brushes and raw materials are important in terrain making or miniature painting. It is better to have a set of fine detail brushes with another set of medium sized brushes for terrain. There are so many techniques that you can learn with brushes which we'll go over in upcoming article.
2. Utility Knife
Another very important item for terrain making and you must have it in your box for terrain making. This little thing will become a huge thing and be your bestfriend as you'll most likely use it the most. Be sure to use it with extra careful for its blade can be quite sharp. Always cut away from your body to avoid wounds. And remember to cut things on top of a board or piece of wood so as to not damage the table underneath.
A hammer is useful if you want to add weathered rock effects to polystyrene (insulation foam). This can also be useful when doing some construction around the base or table.
These little tools are essential for cleaning up the edges of your miniatures. Those extra fragments around your miniatures can be cleaned up by using this. They�re also useful for holding small items that are drying.
5. Sandpaper/ Sanding Block
This next material is used to smooth the edges around your miniatures. Using sandpaper to smoothen out rocks and ridges is a good technique. I prefer using the sanding blocks as opposed to sandpaper. You have more control over what you�re doing. Sanding terrain pieces also ages them.
6. Pen or Pencil
Naturally a pen or pencil is useful for marking out things such as windows or doors in a building.
7.Wire (electrical or all purpose)
Wire can be used as rebar or barbed wire. As for the electrical purpose, wire will be use to have light on bunkers, buildings, and towers.
8. Fine sand
Fine sand is useful in so many ways. Adding sand to to the bases of your miniatures or as a gaming board surface are just a couple of things you can do.
9. Modeling flock
Adding flock to rocks, trees, hills and miniatures adds to the realism of your game.
10. PVA glue (white glue)
Another raw material when it comes to terrain building. This can be bought cheaply at a convenience store.
11. Painting pallet
These are important if you plan on painting a lot. We can use here a ceramic tile. These are good because the cleanup is easy. They�re also strong and durable. Other options for painting pallets are a Styrofoam plate or a piece of wood.
Make sure to pick up a pair of good quality scissors. Believe me, you�re going to beat them up pretty good.
13. Plastic straws
Good for making pipes, railings or even barricades.
14. Popsicle sticks
These are extremely useful for making all sorts of things. Wood floors, barricades and stairs just to name a few.
15. Polystyrene (insulation foam)
You can make rocks and hills out of these. Tyranid spires are also a good project made from these.
Similar to insulation foam, styrofoam is also good for making rocks and hills. Regular styrofoam is easier to come by however.
17. Metal bucket
One of these is good to have and is handy for many projects. Mixing paint and keeping sand are good uses for these. A water bucket is also a good idea.
A must if you plan on having wood or masonite bases for your terrain. (Careful not to nick yourself)
19. Chaos black spray paint
These are a wonder if you have a large army to base coat. You get into hard to reach places a lot easier with spray paint.
20. Hot wire cutter
These are used for shaping styrofoam. They run on batteries and are a Godsend for hobbyists. Make sure to be in a well ventilated area while cutting. The fumes may give you a headache.
(WARNING: The hot wire cutter gets very hot and can burn you. Be careful not to touch the wire with your bare skin.)
Useful for keeping small things in and for mixing paints. Also useful for cleaning brushes. If you�re adventurous you might even build a fuel tank with it.
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