I’m thinking of offering a class (or possibly more than one) on making 25mm terrain for tabletop gaming starting sometime in October.
Here are my thoughts (and a couple of questions).
- 25/28/34 mm (nominal) scale
- Dollar Tree foamcore with wood, card, and cardboard additions
- would cover assembly, addition of “gubbins” to make more detailed
- probably would discuss painting, but not actual painting due to time
Here are the questions:
- Does this interest you?
If so, what sort of terrain would you like to see?
- fantasy (e.g. D&D/Frostgrave/Warhammer/Warmachine) vs
- Space Opera (40K, GorkaMorka, Star Wars) vs
- Natural (woods, hills, rock faces, rivers)
How much should it be prepackaged vs on-the-fly?
- Scratchbuild from raw materials vs
- Kits and extras bitz
My initial thought is a semi-prepackaged kit for fantasy buildings like this one:
I’d create a laser-cut foamcore model and supply 3D-printed parts for doors and windows as well as cardstock, cereal box card, balsa strips, and other parts to make a 3D fantasy building.
I could also do something similar to make a 40K-style ruin, or even both if interest were split 50/50. I wouldn’t charge for the class, but would charge for the kits (probably $15). Class size would be small (probably 6-8 people) so scarce items like special scissors wouldn’t be a bottleneck.
I can develop 2-3 different models so several folks could combine their models to help fill a table with terrain.
In addition to learning how to make the specific model for the class, the class would also cover model scale, sourcing pieces, repurposing (aka collecting junk), customization/variation, etc.
So: give me feedback re: interest and type of class(es) you’d like to see.