Photographic Terrain Tile – Cityfight

When taking photographs I use to create the scenery which took time to setup and time to break down.

Having less time means I don’t have time to setup the scenery. I have decided to build up some mini-scenery boards for photographic sessions. I was pleased with the results I got with the grassy and desert terrain tiles that I am now thinking about doing a Cityfight tile.

I have done some preliminary sketches.

The aim is to be able to place models and take photographs from various angles. Plan (1) was eliminated as the angles were wrong, with the flatter street angles in (2) and (3). I think I prefer (3) as it has more ruins and buildings.

Since I drew the picture, GW released their Cities of Death supplement and a new range of plastic buildings. I am not a great fan of the new plastic buildings as they seem rather lightweight (they are more robust in the plastic than from the pictures).

They are also rather gothic looking and I am not wanting too much of a gothic look to my tile. I might want to use them with other non-Warhammer40K miniatures.

I wanted to use mainly foamcard and cardboard for the “tile” as it would only be used for photographs and not for gaming. Though at 2’ square could be used for small scale squad actions, or for the Rogue Trader RPG.