HeroScape Tiles for SF

Anonymous's picture
February 14, 2013 - 10:03pm

With some sawdust, water and green paint you can make "grass". Then dot a tile with Elmers gule, spread and then sprinkle the grass on, add a dab of glue then place a rock/stone. The lower right tile with the holes is sand (not sure why Elmers and sand does that).

These types of tiles are fun to put together with your kids and make great props when playing games. 

jedion357's picture
February 15, 2013 - 5:08am
You need to experiment with different matterials for different textures. Used tea bag, herbal or regular can be opened, their contents dried out and saved for this- in the case of herbal tea you can obtain a "forest floor leaf clutter" texture. Course salt might be used for a gravel texture and natually there are proffessional matterials from rail road modelling and war gaming hobby stores as well.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

Malcadon's picture
February 15, 2013 - 10:01am
I understand trying to make the tiles look more realistic, but why would you add filler in the gaps? That would keep the tiles form stacking properly. When I use them in my wargames, I have the battlefield mostly flat, but I do add some hills and mountains to brake up visibility and unit mobility.

Save for the dirt strips in the gaps, and the... mushrooms? dung piles? ant hills? ...the grass-effect look really nice.

Anonymous's picture
w00t (not verified)
February 17, 2013 - 6:12pm
Malcadon, that 3 piece is for displaying one of my mini's - I don't use it when playing games.

jedion, thanks! I've tried different grains of sawdust, you can prob tell between the 3 piece and the larger one.