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This sub-reddit is for those who craft, build, and paint terrain.

Welcome to r/Terrainbuilding!

The Old Format Link: https://old.reddit.com/r/TerrainBuilding/

This is the spot for all types of tabletop terrain. From D&D to Infinity, we'll take all comers. We love to see what our fellow Redditors are making for their games. Post your work in progress projects and completed works. The regulars here are always happy to answer any questions you may have about materials or methods!

Why was my post flagged as spam and deleted? This sub uses an auto moderator to clean up spam. If you make a new post on r/terrainbuilding and your account has less than 100 Karma it will be flagged as spam. Moderators will manually approve terrain related posts throughout the day by checking the queue. This is to combat the increasing issue of spam. Once your account is above the 100 Karma threshold your account will not have this issue. We do apologize for any inconvenience as your original post may appear hours after it was originally posted.

Before You Post Kickstarter Links are frowned upon: If you are the creator of the Kickstarter - by all means post your work in progress photos, some of your painted final products, and please talk about what you're trying to accomplish. Members of the community can easily locate your product by clicking on your Reddit Profile or using Google. This rule has been implemented for the continuous Kickstarter topics that are posted that contain a simple link with a 3d render and it's Kickstarter goals.

Auction Links will be removed. No direct links to eBay or your Etsy store. You can mention that the piece of terrain is for sale in the comments and members of the community can direct message you for the link. r/terrainbuilding is not responsible for any financial transactions that occur through comments or personal messages. Be smart! Please check out r/miniswap

Offering Services: Less is More Do not post frequent topics offering services or links to your commission website – these will be deleted. r/terrainbuilding is not responsible for any financial transactions that occur through comments or personal messages. Be smart! Please check out r/brushforhire for hiring other artists through a better avenue than this sub.

3D Printing

You are not allowed to post unpainted 3D Prints or advertise for 3D print kickstarters. We allow the creator or pledgers of kickstarters, commission painters, and YouTube personality to post their videos, products, and services but within reason. This sub can easily turn into an advertisement list of products, webstores, or STL download sites. We want to keep the homegrown forum community vibe thats welcoming to new players without spamming them with products to buy.

e.g. User crossposts a new render every other day in blender posts of variations D&D furniture on ten other subs.

This is disallowed The cross-posts are really low effort

e.g. Artist creates a free STL and prints it out and paints it with a basic drybrush

this is allowed

If someone is PAINTING 3d prints.... they should absolutely be able to post their terrain. 3D printing is probably the future and there shouldn't be any grievances against those who print.

Awesome Terrain related sites:

u/pixelastic's awesome subreddit image parser

The Terrain Tutor on youtube

Diorama Man

Iron Archives


Hirst Arts Fantasy Architecture

HA Tips and Tricks

HA Casting Tutorial

Foamcore Tutorial

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Stone Dungeon-Tiles

My prototype stone tiles. Look at https://www.tiktok.com/@plantain_jack?_t=8mV0uM37cPd&_r=1 for more. I’m making them actual 3 by 3 tiles now, since I missmeasured the first 4, and my pizza-box sized battle map got soaked in the rain. My new ones will also be more detailed.

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05:22 UTC


Where to get stones like these?

Rounded stones of different sizes, I’m trying to build some stone houses, maybe a barn and a church, and eventually once I’m good enough a castle. Also I’m wondering if anyone sells miniature straw and/or medieval roof tiles for the roofs of these buildings. Any resources/ websites for terrain building are also welcome.

01:04 UTC


Any good Weird West References? - Specifically thinking for Malifaux

I'm probably trying to think of this the wrong way. Is it just normal western themed terrain? I'm used to AoS so I think of a particular faction to inspire the architecture. IS there even an architectural cue for weird west?

22:00 UTC


A dumb question but can you use Woodland Scenics Water Tints with AK Still Water?

I'm almost certain that the 2 items will work together but I'd like to make sure before I waste any of this stuff trying to do it, it was rather expensive.

21:42 UTC


Homemade Sawdust Flocking

Just made this flocking using some left over sawdust and acrylic paints. Not used it yet but seems like a cheaper alternative for store bought flocking until i can get my hands on some.

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19:09 UTC


Stuck in frustration

I feel something is off but I can't put my finger on it can you guys help me figure it out? Thanks

18:26 UTC


Question about resin stength

Hello guys, I play necromunda and am looking for an affordable way to raise some of my terrain (zone mortalis comes is 6x6 tiles). I was thinking of silicon moulding some 5 inches tall walls with bits and gribblies, and casting them with some resin. Being completely new to this I was wondering how sturdy such a raiser (assuming 4 walls glued together) would be to support the Zone mortalis terrain sitting above. Any thoughts or advice?

17:38 UTC


Help, I'm stick

I build orc terrain for Warhammer 40k, painted it base color and I don't know what to do now. I can stain it with oil wash, but there are a huge areas to fill, it's looking monotonous. Please help how to make it nice

16:37 UTC


Spelljammer Street Playset

I made a modular street for our Spelljammer game. Its like a play set.
I would love if you would check it out.

15:39 UTC


Foam Cutting Health & Safety help!

Hey! I'm planning on picking up a hot wire cutter to cut and shape XPS foam for some projects. I've tried doing some research but I'm getting myself a lil confused so thought I'd ask here;

What safety equipmrnt do I need while using the hot wire cutter with XPS foam? I understand the fumes are dangerous but not 100% what kind of respirator is needed? Anything else?


13:37 UTC


Resin bits for foam buildings? (Windows, etc.)

So i have a lovely resin printer, but I'm not using it for large projects like buildings. Do some of you combine resin prints and foam terrain? Any you can recommend? Windows and doors would be great, anything else my lack of creativity cannot remember?

09:35 UTC


does anyone know how to make windows for minature buildings?

02:35 UTC


How many of you would do brick work for someone else?

😅this is going to take an hour each wall I have 8 walls lol well time to get going and get her done

20:31 UTC


Anybody want these? (Seattle)

Thought these might make cool terrain pieces. HMU if you want them, before they go in the trash. I’m in north Seattle

19:07 UTC

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