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Our gaming club has not river terrain (or water at all for that matter). With the release of 8th edition, river terrain is pretty cool to use (and my skinks can swim through it:laugh:). Anyway, I decided that I would make some terrain for our club to use. Here are some pictures. This is just the beginning. I need to paint these as well as base them. Enjoy!

The plasticard before cuts (My wife sometimes gets tons of this stuff FREE!):


Next is a river from the edge into an end piece with some trees around it for scale:


Now an end piece without the rocks:


And one with the rocks/bank:


I have some angles cut as well and plan on cutting out some 45 degree turns as well.
 

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Here is an update. I have glued all the banks on and trimmed them down to a managable height. I still need to run some caulk around the edges. I plan on placing plsticard on each end and using water effects to fill it in. I have never used the water effects, so it will be interesting.

This is a picture of all the pieces (except two small end pieces)



Enjoy
 

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Nice work, I was considering adding a modular river to my modular hills board, looking at how good it can be I will definatly be making a modular river now ;)
 

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Modular rivers are one of the easier terrain pieces to make.
Nice work on this one.

I'm not a fantasy player (and haven't been for longer than I was one - I stopped in 1992 after starting in 1991) but more terrain on the table should make for a less boring looking game (I've seen way too many WHFB games played on bare tables).

I have a 10' long river (in 2' sections) that I use in games. This includes the 4 45* bends (which can be used in any combination from gentle bends, to "esses" to 90 or 180 bends). The river is 8" wide overall (the 'wet' part is 6" - it is intended to slow units down. Two DT test can usually cross it). There are also two fords (shallow areas 6" wide that count as clear terrain for movement) and a bridge wide enough for a baneblade to use.
 

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Here is an update. what I hve done so far is taken really thin plasticard and sealed the ends of each piece. Next, I used caulk to seal the base of each bank of the river. Once that was done, I used sanded grout (the stuff that goes down between floor tiles) to cover the banks leading into eacn side of the river. The last step that I did here is take the caulk and run lines of it in the river to create raised areas that hopefully will suggest current when it is done. Here are more pictures:

All the pieces 1

All the pieces 2


End pieces (I put alot of caulk at the ends to make rapids)


End pieces with two elbow pieces



And Lastly, all pieces on the table



Next up, paint the river bed a blue green color. Then mix up the epoxy clear resin to go into the river beds. Static grass on the banks closest to table.

***sorry about the multiple different sized pictures***
 

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I think rivers can be good for any game. My woman and I are making a Death World table, and wanted to include rivers and bridges, so I will definitely be following this!
 

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I do like the end piece ideas. It make me think that incorperating a river piece into a hill would be awesome with a big waterfall.

Its all looking good, even with the very small pictures :)
 

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Another update:

I have primed the pieces. I primed them black on the banks and went over the river beds with white. It gives a nice contrast in these pictures. Next up, I will paint the banks brown, then follow that up with the river bed in a blue green before mixing up the epoxy resin for the water itself.

All the pieces:


An angle on the end pieces (you can see the raised areas that I created with the caulk):





This would work as a mote for something:


Two middle pieces:
 

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Another update:

At this point, I have painted the river banks a watered down graveyard earth (until that ran out) and then used a burnt sienna cheap craft paint. I then drybrushed (heavily on the outsides) the inner and outer banks (static grass will also go on the outside) with a lighter brown (again, the cheap stuff). I also painted the rocks gray. These pictures are from a point in the table where I will be playing the Watchtower scenario with my son tomorrow night (there are no building in these pics because I have not made any as of yet, I am proxying those for this scenario).

Here are the pics:

The entire river on the table, there are about 5 pieces that I did not use for this game:


Angle of end piece 1:


Angled of end piece 2:


Elbow 1:


Elbow 2:


Painted end 1:


Painted end 2:


Next up is painting the water before filling in the epoxy.
 

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Your making good progress. Are you going to put any scatter on the outer edges of the banks to help it blend more with the main table?
 

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Yes, the plan is to put static grass (and maybe some moss bushes) along the outer tops and sides to make it match the table.
 

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Update: Here are the pieces with the river beds painted. Next up is to put grass on the outside banks, then fill in the beds with epoxy resin(picked it up at Home Depot for $25 bucks. I should have enough for several more projects).

Here is a picture of all the pieces on the table:


Here is the left end with an elbow:


Here is the left middle piece:


Here is the right middle piece:


Here is the right end piece:


Here is two end pieces with elbows:


Another view on the same:


And Lastly, an angle on those two ends with elbows:


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Update:

I have been busy tonight! I got the static grass on the banks and here are the pictures. Tomorrow night, I will hopefully pour up the resin epoxy for the water.

Part of the river (The rest is drying):


Same part with a tree:


Angle to the right:


Angle to the left:
 

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It is FINISHED!!!!!!

I filled in the epoxy last night after placing some moss shrubs in places along the bank. After pouring up the epoxy, I dropped some glass 'rocks' into the river. Here are some pictures:

All of it:


Elbows and Ends:


Straight pieces:



Curving pieces:


And some angles to show some reflection (pardon the extremely bright parts):




Now, back to painting skinks and Ogres (with a few pieces of scenery...maybe).
 

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awesome stuff. I've been looking for some cool river pics to get some better ideas to make one myself. I will likely mimic your work haha. Probably do a fast version though seeing as I dont have much time..:(
 

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well done. Although what I always don't like about those modular rivers is that they stand over the ground lvl. This is why I always do a "fake" floor just to curve the river inside it. But when you don't want to get into that kind of trouble, the type of terrain you just did is the best sollution. Well made anyway. With the transparent epoxy, I think it seems really nice.
 

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Good job man! Let us know what type of stuff you used for the water!
 
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