Making A Warhammer 40,000 City Board – Part 1

In the first of this series about how I made a city board and terrain for Warhammer 40,000 I am going to show you how I made the actual board itself. I started with a 8’x4′ bit of MDF. I have had this bit of MDF for at least 10 years and I’ve always gamed on it. It used to just be painted green, then it had static grass card sheets glues to it which I have removed due to wear and tear. I started it’s makeover by painting it with textured paint. This paint was made from regular cream silk wall paint mixed with a lot of builders sand until it was a consistency that I was happy with. I then painted the whole board with it, being careful to give it an even coat.

You could of course mix this with paint to the exact shade you wish to paint your board with. I didn’t do this as the textured paint I use is something I have had for a while and have used on various projects. So naturally the next step is to then paint it the colour I wanted. I decided to go with a fairly dark grey. Again this was made using regular silk paint. This time I mixed white with some black poster paint. It’s certainly been quite handy to have lots of left over paint from when I painted the rooms in my house which I can use for this project. You could of course just use cheap poster paint or something similar for this. Again I gave it an even coat. I painted on the first coat with a brush and then gave it another coat using a roller.

As the board is 8’x4′ and most games are played on a 6’x’4 I painted on a board edge. I wanted to do something different so I painted a hazard stripe. This was done by using masking tape to mask off the areas and then paint on the yellow, followed by the black. I used GW Aveland Sunset and Game Color Black to paint this. In the past I’ve had trouble setting up deployment areas for the Vanguard Strike mission. I thought it would be a very good idea to paint on diagonal lines for this so I only have to measure once and then they are always there. Again I used masking take for this. The lines were painted with Stegadon Scale Green from GW.

So that’s the start of the board. The next few posts will look at some of the terrain.

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