Two and a Half Week TerrainTHE DESIGN STAGE
I needed some terrain that could be easily transported for gaming at a friend's house and done both on the cheap and quickly.
So I approached making a set of terrain with the following brief:Transporting
It had to be easy to transport from location to location. I had seen floating around online several images of tables with terrain made from boxes that would then fit into each other for packing up and transporting. This seemed like the ideal approach to the problem.Materials
It had to be cheap to build with materials being from only what I found around the house. I still had plenty of glue, paint, and scraps of foamcore from building a Fallout inspired table for Infinity the Game. I also stocked up on a cardboard box and cereal boxes that would have otherwise gone to the recycling bin. The only real expenditure was on $10 worth of balsa wood. Materials were sorted!Time
Construction and painting time had to be at a minimum, so I set myself a goal of getting this all done in two weeks. I tend to find that if you don't set yourself a goal, you may lose interest and the project will stagnate resulting it not ever getting finished. Life kind of got in the way, and the time-frame stretched out to around two and half weeks, which I'm still quite chuffed about.Aesthetics
It had too look good. I strongly believe that you don't need to use the best materials (or even terrain in kits), or spend huge amounts of money to end up having an awesome looking table. The small details you add and ultimately the paint job will bring the project to life.Testing out Colour Schemes/Techniques
Ultimately this would be a practice run for the colour and techniques I use for s permanent set of terrain at home later on.