Hi all, welcome to another Tales From Alamut!
Hell Dorado is a game that can require a lot of terrain. Through the vagaries of the terraformation phase, a battlefield can potentially have as many as 30 points of terrain to place. This means players may need to rely on the generic elements like rocks, stalagmites, and the like to fill the board. Today I want to look at the method I have used to produce some realistic rock terrain pieces using the silicone molding technique I used previously to make stalagmite terrain. You can check out that tutorialhere.
Because I wanted to mold real rock, I needed to find some! Raiding the garden turned out to be a futile effort, turning up nothing of suitable size. In the end I visited the local landscaping supply depot; for a modest cost you can purchase large rocks for gardens. I walked away with a bag of rocks suitably sized for terrain.
Once the silicone is set and you have removed the master rocks, it’s time to pour. Unlike the thin profiles of the stalagmites in my previous article, bulkier pieces like these will use up a horrendous amount of resin. To make your material go further and keep costs reasonable, you can use cheap materials as a filler.In my case I cut up pieces of polystyrene to fit comfortably inside the mold.
Using silicone and resin can potentially be expensive, but with some efficient use of your materials, a heap of high quality terrain can be produced very quickly and be relatively inexpensive.
Thanks for reading and see you next time