View Full Version : My lava terrain for a grass board

10-05-2006, 06:47 PM
Thought you might like to see some lava terrain I made a while ago. THe first pics are lava cracks coming through the ground using the oddest offcuts of foamboard and milliput to look like a vent that has just appeared in the ground. There is static grass bases because I wanted them to fit onto my grass mat playing table, so the fluff of burnt grass could\'nt be engaged, I was using ofcuts of foamboard after all.


Although I also think the non grassed bases looked better I had to Static grass it. I\'m funny about aving matching bases for my terrain.


This one here is my lava pool. My forst ever attempt at carving rock from high density \'styrene so I\'m really proud of it. Same fluff as before regarding the static grass. I\'m particularly proud of the lava falls as they look really good and its made of toilet paper!!

I simply painted a line of glue along the path of the lava flow, and placed torn strips of toilet roll along it, several layers thick, painting more PVA with each application. I poked it into a flowing shape using a nylon kids paintbrush. I also really like the source light painting in the pool area of the terrain.


What do you think?

10-05-2006, 07:15 PM
tell me, when you paint , are you using big brush? or spray it with another undercoat? I usually when creating terrain just combi of many spray paint/undercoating/forgot what most people callde (Pillox what we called in here).

10-05-2006, 08:11 PM
that is seriously cool - i dont know why you dont make terrain peices professionaly, its just really really good.

10-05-2006, 09:23 PM
I use the cheap nylon type brushes. Wit a lot of the paint wiped away for drybrushing. Its better because I dont care how wrecked they get and they\'re cheap. Then for detailing its an old drybrush. That simple.

I\'m a no fuss kind of modeller for terrain, I really am.

17-05-2006, 01:31 AM
wow, I must say those are some excellent peices of scenery. The light effect of the lava on the surrounding rocks really gives the peice an extra edge.

How long did they take you?

17-05-2006, 05:12 AM
In al, not including glue dry time about 30 mins for the cracks and about maybe 2 hours for the pool


Its easy really. You just need to have an idea and try it. The cracks were because I wanted lava terrain and I hate throwing foamboard away and had some offcuts.

I\'ll be doing an article really soon, fear not!

31-05-2006, 05:32 AM
Ok guys the article is up, so take a little butchers!

Article (http://www.astronomican.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=132&Item id=60)

Let me know what you think!