Thursday, September 29, 2011

Terrain: Urban barricades

Warning: mutants...
I recently saw a tutorial at Empire of Ghosts on making urban baricades from sprue and had to give it a go. The barricades use a closed loop of sprue for the base and then you glue plasticard and junk around them to flesh them out. I built three like this before I got annoyed with how long it took to glue each bit on and how fiddly it was with the plasticard.

I then decided to make some using a similar technique but basing them on pieces of foamcore. I cut the foamcore into the barricade cross section shaped and then cut plasticard to length and glued it to the sides. Ah. Much faster. I had to use 3-4 of the cross sections per piece to stop warping though. They took me about half the time to make.

I then based them with 2 shades of brown spray paint and painted them up like my other recent terrain.

I tried out some different weathering techniques (sort of, not really, just different colors) and just had some fun varying the amount of weathering on each bit. I am pleased with how they turned out as I built and painted them while working on other pieces at the same time. Much cheaper than $30 barricades from an unnamed conglomerate!


  1. Good work, always nice to see an idea improved or made easier to accomplish and shared.

  2. I love your terrain! Came across your blog via Faeit212.

    Will add you to my blog exchange and you add me to yours if you like?

  3. Could I sneak in on the blog exchange as well please.

  4. Vitor and O'Shashar, I added you to the blog list. Thanks for following everyone!


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