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Wednesday Night Gamers of Alexandria

Del Stover (President for Life)

Construction Techniques

There are 1,001 techniques for building good terrain. Here, we share a handful of ideas we’ve learned (from others or through trial and error).


Using power tools on Styrofoam

It’s not as crazy as it sounds. In fact, you can cut

edges and corners with laser-like perfection with

a good table saw. Read more about this novel

technique. Click here.


Terrain tiles with plug-in trees

I love the look of trees that rise “out of the ground.”

So I’ve come up with a way to rid myself of those

Pesky bases for trees. Instead, I put hollow plugs

In my terrain tiles and brass tubes on the bottom of my trees. To learn more about this technique, click here. (Sorry, not up yet.)


The best foam for terrain? Building insulation

One of the most important lessons learned by novice terrain builders is the advantages of extruded polystyrene foam—the pink or blue insulation you can buy at any home improvement store. To learn more, click here. (Sorry, not up yet.)


Making static grass stand tall . . . without static electricity

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Why you should reflock your figure and building bases

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Read more about our sci-fi project below, with photos:


  Diary of construction

  Details of our tables

  Construction techniques

  Terrain/scenario ideas

  Convention schedule