Today I will show you how to quickly and cheaply make fields for your tables. This method can be used for any scale of game. In this case, I built my fields for 15mm games but I think they would look just fine in 28mm scale games too. This project allows you to cheaply build lots of fields for your tables. I built 12 or so fields for about $4 worth of supplies.
I found some excellent and well-scaled carpet squares at a dollar store. They cost me $2 for 3 one square foot sections of brown carpet with little ridges on it. If you can’t find the carpet tiles you could use brown felt and it would look good too.
-brown carpet squares or felt
-static grass or flock (whatever you have around)
-white glue (I used Modge Podge)
-old, thin paintbrush
-matte medium or other sealant (optional)
Step 1: Cut fields to size
I cut my carpet square in to a variety of sizes. I didn’t want them too big so most are around 6” x 6”. I can always put a few side by side if needed. I cut mine using an exacto knife and a ruler. Scissors work too.
Step 2: Apply glue
Paint thin lines of glue on your carpet with small areas in between each line. I put a model beside mine as I made them to judge if the scale would work.
Step 3: Sprinkle flock
Sprinkle your flock over the painted areas once you have painted a whole field with white glue. I like to use a few different colours of flock for variety. Some paper sheets underneath are useful as the flock can be messy. Let the glue dry.
Step 4: Seal
Seal the flock in place using something like matte medium and water or matte varnish. This is optional but will help the flock to stay in place and not make a mess of your terrain storage.
|4" movement for half-tracks. Ahhhh!|
These fields are really easy to make. I left the paper backing on mine as they gave them a bit of stiffness. For just a few dollars I got a few square feet of scenery for my gaming table. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have the opportunity to build these for yourself. Thanks for visiting!