This post shows you detail about constructing models and terrain bases for ww2 town terrain meant to be used with Axis & Allies miniatures. You can see photos of the ready terrain in another post. You can see details about construction phases by bringing the mouse pointer on the photo.
Creating barbed wire -obstacles. Wire has been wrapped around a round stick and then pulled a bit. Some PVA glue is applied on it and then small sawdust dropped on it.
Cutting simple building walls. I've first drawn lines of the windows in and separators of each building wall with a ruler.
Resin casts of a tiled building wall, and a few originals I've made the molds from.
Bunch of uncleaned casts. The round piece is actually for a fountain/statue of different scale, not for axis & allies miniatures wargaming terrain.
cleaned and glued-together houses.
Painted with black spray paint.
The cathedral being constructed. The supports are cast resin (but there's only 6, not an impossible task to create them one by one), The rest of the cathedral is mainly cardboard (and little balsa wood). I've printed some window patterns on a transparent to create the window.
The church structure is ready, still unpainted.
For some buildings, I've created roof pattern in the following way: I take a large piece of black thin cardboard. I draw a lot of lines next to each other, pressing hard with a black ballpoint pen. When I've drawn enough lines, I cut stripes out of the cardboard crosswise to the lines I've drawn.
I start gluing these stripes one on another, so that every stripe is a bit displaced compared to it's neighbours, so I get tiled battern. When I have enough roof pattern like this, I check the structural pieces of the roof and mark their edges to the roof pattern with a pencil. Note that the roof pattern must be a bit larger than the structural piece below it. If your pattern cardboard is thick enough, you might not need separate structural piece below it.
Hexes cut out of cardboard, covered with self-adhesive plastic sheets (I don't know if they are readily available - I've heard somewhere that they aren't used everywhere. They are meant for making soft-cover books' last longer).
Applying dyes filler/PVA paste on hexes. Without the plastic, this paste would distort the hexes badly. I've sanded the surface of the plastic a bit to make the paste stick better. When the paste is still wet, tiny gravel is poured on it.
Water is painted on some of the hexes. The water can be separated from paving by painted stripes of wood (or cardboard)
Landing point and the marketplace. There are several pieces of plastic rods on the terrain where to stick extruding elements.The lamps have been made of wire and small wooden pearls.
A bridge. Sides are made of rigid mosquito net.
Creating trees from wire. Glue and then sawdust is applied on them.
Fire! See the tutorial to find out how to model fire.
Buildings start to get ready...
No, not the cathedral! The terrain is ready. See pictures of the completed european ww2 town terrain.