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Gore Addict
06-07-2011, 09:19 PM
I'm soon going to try building terrain. I'm starting out small building little islands for Pirates CSG. However, I can't find just a polystyrene foam board. Where I live there is no gaming shops, nor is there hobby places, and the hardware stores do not carry polystyrene insulations...so I'm forced to seek out materials online and thus far I've become confused...

I keep finding Polystyrene boards that are coated in paper or some kind of clay and I don't know if that is bad or good or usable!?

Can anyone point me in a more clear direction or give me a link to some board that will work?

Any suggestions on books or guides that I should procure?

I'd greatly appreciate any help, and thanks in advance!

06-08-2011, 12:28 AM
I was going to say Lowe's or Home Depot, but if they don't have it, I have no idea who would.

06-08-2011, 03:25 PM
http://www.lowes.com/pd_42864-236-263065_0__?productId=3057515&Ntt=foam+insulation+board&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl__0__s%3FNtt%3Dfoam%2Binsulation%2 Bboard%26page%3D1&facetInfo=#


The problem is I don't know if they ship, or how much it would be.

06-09-2011, 08:51 AM
Games Workshop has a good book on terrain building. They also have a book for the LotR game that has some terrain stuff in that as well. Might even go to their website and catch some info they have up there.

Now, if you want to build some stuff for your pirates game, I can't suggest the pink and blue foam board enough. Friend of mine built those islands using the foam board and one of those lighter like things you can focus the flame and he just melted it around the edges, painted and flocked them and they were awesome.

Or, you could just get yourself some cardboard, white glue, spackling, paint, flocking. Toss it together, some drying time, wolla! Really cheap terrain. :) You can check out my terrain on my profile. Of course you will have to make them in your scale but they work well. I cross bias the grain of the cardboard to help keep them flat, fill the grain/holes in the cardboard full of the spackling, then sand down the spackling if needed, and paint. My island are ten to fifteen years old. But then I Colorado the relative humidity is like 18%. May have to seal the terrain with paint and whatever else you can so they don't warp if you live in the Pacific Northwest.