Corrugated Roofing for a Shanty

Styrene is the typical material with high durability for gaming when considering corrugated roofing, for a shanty for example.

Aluminum sheeting is available in O (1:48) and G (1:24) scales that work for a WH 40K  shanty. O Scale Corrugated Metal Roofing:

Corrugated cardboard is another option. Available in 12 x 12 inch sheets or other sizes for scrapbooking, but has flat backing which makes using for buildings easier, but not as realistic.

Embossers from Sizzix and others for under $200 can make corrugated sheets, with embossing plates like:

Fiskars Crimper can make iron sheeting for O scale buildings, examples are shown here:

Corru-Gator Even Walmart sells them.

Coke can scrap aluminum can be sent through the crimping machines listed above to make sheeting like that in the rustystumps link. Aluminum foil seems like a option, except to significantly distress:

Testing. I have not tested it yet, but I plan to get a crimper and precut the sheets to be panel sized at scale and then run them through the crimper. I can then bulk distress, rust, and prep individual sheets, to be used across many different buildings. Maybe even mix foil and can panels.

Wood hardener, like Minwax, can be used to make paper versions that are reasonably durable.

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Industrial Terrain Suppliers


Wargames Tournaments Industrial Terrain: Graven Games review. Industrial Terrain Mega Set, many other options. Nice thing about this set is they can be semi-assembled and then be assembled as needed.

Multiverse Gaming Industrial Terrain: Newport Chemical Plant, Storage Tanks, Silo Frame. Other items: Scaffoding


Possible Terrain for Industrial Table

Systema Gaming Base 0 Bundle: Graven Games review. Has a matching mat that is interesting.

I will add others as I find them

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Laser cut Terrain Accessories

Multiverse Gaming Air ducts: Graven Games review.

Laser Cut Card Air Conditioning

I will put more here as I find them.

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Containers for 28mm


Above are containers I cut for Warhammer 40,000. Below are laser cut containers from various companies.

Company Container Lowest Per Reviews Comments
4Ground 3 types GBP 12
Bandua Wargames Oxyd Euro 7
Crossover Miniatures Link US $3
Ironheart Artisans Link US$ 8
Iron Mammoth Link ??
Karl7582 See company ~ GBP 3 eBay, painted
Knight Models Link Euro 7 Tales of a TS,  Noghannan’s
Laser Cut Card Link US $3 Graven Games Variations, accessories
Maki Games Link ?? Super detailed
Mini Duels Link US $ 6 Etsy
Reaper Miniatures Link US $8.29 Forum Review
Sarissa Precision Link GBP 7.50
Scathach Games ?? review May be defunct
SG2 (squared) Creations Link US$ 7.50
Terrakami Games Link Euro 3.90 Graven Games
Wargames Tournaments Link GBP 1
Warmill Sir Crate GBP 8

Other Options

Home built resin container from Beefcake on Lead Adventure Forum, details here

3D printed containers from Fireangel on Dakka Dakka. Find them in this thread, about halfway down the page. Claims to have Etsy store, that I cannot find.

I will add others as I find them, such as the ones below


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Making Dynamic Craggy Hills


Great article on Dakka Dakka about making hills that are much better than the average hills used for gaming. Picture above stolen from the article, go read it now.

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Injection Molding

Injection molding can be a way to create many duplicate parts for WH40K. Access to an injection molding machine at the Techshop and new resins allow similar techniques as casting a part, but to create an injection mold, see Instructable.

LNS Technologies, company local to me makes a home injection molding machine:

Bench Model 150A Injection Molder

Video showing some of the injection molding concepts


Suggested injection molding resins, from the Instructable: Tap Plastics and Devcon

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Every Little War (Laser Cut)

New company making terrain, objective markers, and other material.

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Table Mats

Many table mats have a high cost, but many budget options exist. A little dye, paint, or weathering powders can provide a lot of visual interest even to plain white sheets.

Aliexpress-photo backdrop, Walmart-twin flat sheet

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Ring Magnets



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Askari Legion: Human Askari Auxiliaries

I have been thinking about human auxiliaries for my Askari Legion army, since humans get recruited into the Askari Legion all the time. Fez wearing humans are not that easy to find in 28mm, but here are some.

Askari Miniatures: Senegalese Tirailleur Infantry, Senegalese Tirailleur Command

Coppelstone Castings: AFU2 – German East Africa Co. Askaris,

Gripping Beast: FRN06 Senegalese RiflesFRN07 Senegalese with Coupe-Coupe

Perry Miniatures: Beja Riflemen advancing

Warlord Games: Senegalese Tirailleurs Infantry Section,

Wargame Foundry: Scruffy Uniformed Askaris – DA095

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