Bolt Action is a very cinematic game and having realistic terrain is crucial for me to have a good game experience. Here’s how to do it on the cheap!
Hi, SC Mike here from Santa Cruz Warhammer!
I am always low on money, so building stuff myself is inspiring on many fronts! So I built one side of a village board for Bolt Action, using composite board, foamboard, beach sand, glue and some dedication. Here is the first part, 20×24 inches, from start to finish
Let’s start with the cobbles!
After mapping out the road and side I started making the cobble stone road. Using a brush without the hair and shaped like a brick, I started punching in the design. I had to take the top paper off the foam board to expose the soft foam that really takes the indentation well. Here are images of that technique from a previous project:
Here is the road and sidewalks. For those sidewalks I used a larger stone (different brush) and made them look more distressed looking by picking at the foam a bit. I didn’t count how many times I had to punch, but it took me three sessions; after a while your eyes and hands go nuts!
To improve the photography, I played around with a little flashlight – this almost looks like a full moon night!