Picture of Warhammer 40K Terrain: Cracked Aquila
What do you guys think, is there much interest in this kind of stuff on instructables? i.e. would documenting more terrain pieces of mine be useful to others?

The Aquila is the symbol of the imperial guard army in the game Warhammer 40K.   I saw a piece of terrain on the Games Workshop website. I really liked the cracked aquila on the ground and thought it looked pretty simple and id try to make one myself. In game this piece would just act as difficult terrain. 

The model is supposed to look like an imperial guard sculpture that fell over or off of a building and broke on the ground. It took about 6 hours to make over three days. It is a very cheap piece of terrain to build. Its just mat board, clay, sand , and paint.

Step 1: Materials

- mat board
- printer paper
- air dry clay (you could try polymer clay or green stuff)
- wood glue
- pva glue
- sand
- paint

- scissors
- hobby knife
- printer
- pencil
- paint brushes
GeekTinker3 years ago
I've been playing, collecting, and building scenery for tabletop miniature games for two decades now. I'd like to see more material for this topic on Instructables. I think the piece you've instructed on how to make is creative and full of ingenuity. Plus, it's relatively easy for somebody to make one. I don't think the cracks in the clay made any difference for this piece of terrain. It shows the exposure to the elements and natural weathering that would take place.
My interest with the hobby of tabletop miniatures games has blended with my hobby of photography. I think pictures of miniatures on the tabletop would be enhanced by having cinematic terrain like this in the background.

I've been working on an Instructable for making Ork, Necron, Tau, and Imperial Guard buildings out of the packing materials from laser printer cartridges. Reading your Instructable has helped inspire me to finish that.
William930 (author)  GeekTinker3 years ago
Thanks, looking foreword to seeing your instructables
Cool bananas
ilpug3 years ago
I'd love to see more!
ilpug3 years ago
I'd love to see more!
modded3 years ago
Please do more. The one thing I would say is that it would look cool if there was a trapped, flailing tyranid under one section.
William930 (author)  modded3 years ago
that would be awesome haha. ill do more after college apps hopefully
Also, that's I don't paint Tau, but it looks good. Could you possibly do an instructable on how you painted it?
William930 (author)  modded3 years ago
What do you paint?
Well, I tried Marines, but I made the line highlights too thick and found the armour hard to paint. I am currently working on an ork army, as they are easy to paint to a good standard. I may try Guard next, as they are versatile background-wise, so I can come up with a new Regiment.
modded modded3 years ago
Do you just paint Tau, or have you dabbled with other armies?
William930 (author)  modded3 years ago
I have some kroot. Ive also painted some non Warhammer40k models.
Fair enough. I findif you use a drybrush with a very hard, coarse brush and progressively brush lighter colours on, with less pressure, you get very effective hair.
neologik3 years ago
OMG, i'ts a great job.
quiete simmilar to the original.

i liked a lot..

FrozenIce3 years ago
hey! i really like it :) POST MORE PLEASEEE 5*
William930 (author)  FrozenIce3 years ago
thanks! Im making a crashed meteor next:)
Great!!! I made 2 last year. Is the one ur making next the one from mini war gaming?? check them out for more ideas!
William930 (author)  FrozenIce3 years ago
i was just going to put a moon rock from How to Make War Games Terrain in a crater, but that is a really cool, ive never seen that technique before.
ilpug4 years ago
By all means, post more! this looks great! My friend is a pro level miniature painter and sculptor, and i am pretty darn good at making terrain myself. I would love to se more.
William930 (author)  ilpug4 years ago
you should post pics of some of yours. i was surprised at how few instructables there are on miniatures. thanks for the encouragement
All of my stuff has been sold at the moment. once I make more, i will post.
mikeasaurus4 years ago
My old roommate used to make and paint all kinds of 40K miniatures, the process looked very detailed. I definitly think having more Instructables on painting (and miniatures in general) would be awesome.