Thursday, January 3, 2019

Madness moving at break-neck speed!

      I have to confess, few things get my wargaming blood up more than a new, over-the-top, terrain project. I have been throttling back since the Castillo because my space is finite (ample, but there is a limit to everything). However, when the proprietor of the local brick-and-mortar suggested that he needed some interesting terrain to haul around to wargaming conventions to promote his blend of What A Tanker and the Chibi Tanks that have flooded the modelling scene lately I couldn't resist the chance to build something big, silly and scheduled to leave my house just after completion. They were planning on hosting a game reflecting the US seizure of the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen near the end of WW2 and needed a battered town and the German end of the could I resist?

 so there I was, with my trusty Proxxon Hot Wire cutter and a pile of blueboard.........
how many of my crazy stories start like that?

first step was to cut out some "ruined" looking wall bits
careful cutting meant that I could use both sides of the board

they looked the part, so I kept going

all sorts of interesting shapes

but three times as thick as I desired, 
so I sliced them all like bread and ended up with three times as much ruined wall

at this point I decided to test-fit them to see how they looked

suitably ruined enough for me

but, you can't knocked down buildings without having rubble
so I made a ton of rubble

     Tomorrow I'm off to Menard's to pick up a 2'x2' piece of Masonite to build the test model on. More to follow soon.


  1. Wow, that seems so much easier and faster than how I went about my huge terrain ruin terrain project!
    Looking forward to following along with this terrain. I enjoy seeing how you go about the construction. 😀

    1. This is intended to be used with the Meng "Chibi" tanks so I have to keep restraining my urge to get into realistic detail. Please don't expect too much by the way of revelations in the build phase