Street View Terrain




I decided o have a go at a a street view terrain/scenery.

This is only an example of what can be done with a bit of imagination.

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Step 1:

I found some bits around the house and thought I would make a start to see where things go.

The reason that the scene isn't too wide is that this was a small piece of plywood that was going to be thrown out. So I decided to recycle

I also tend to keep used guitar strings as I have always been convinced I'd use them for I have!

Step 2:

The original idea was to glue a piece of card to the wood and using a knife, cut out cobbles. After the first few, I realized this was going to be far too time consuming. I just wanted to make this a quick and easy project.

So instead, I used a thinner card and cut it into strips then squares and glued them onto the wood. Most cobbled streets I've seen are not uniform, so random sizes of cobbles/card seem to be the best way to go.

Spread a small amount of glue on the base. work in small sections or the glue drys and you just have to add more !!

Step 3:

For the baricade, take the wood stirrers and cut them into sections approx 1" in length.
 - I found that wire cutters is good enough to cut the wooden stirrers

Then glue the sticks in to make an X. 
When the glue sets, then snip the bottom of the X to give it a flat bottom

I used a small nail and hammer to punch a hole to feed the wire through

Step 4:

Glue the items to the  cobbled street however you want the street layed out.

Alternatively, if you are going use the street for multiple scenes or gaming, you can paint them up separately and place them where you want them. But for this purpose, I have glued them into position.

For the car, I clamped it in a vice/clamp to give it a crushed look then beat it with a hammer to make it look more beat up

Step 5:

I then sprayed the whole scene with a blade acrylic undercoat then painted the scene.

I know that the scale is not correct for the warhammer/40k games, but this is just an example of what could be done for your game tables.

Hope you all enjoy and feel free to ask any questions

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11 Discussions


Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

it's all brush techinques.
I layed the first colour (green) then I dry-brushed browns and reds (and mixed them on the palette to get the colours that I wanted) them built the paint up in layers.
On the seams areas around the bonnet and doors, I just let the paint flow then cleaned the excess with the brush.

It's all trial and error. this was my second or third attempt and rusting and I'm still not happy with it. But who is ever happy with their own work! lol


Reply 4 years ago

Yes. Given that you have made an attempt is always a step in the right direction.
WIth terrain/scenery, there is more emphasis on the painting.
If you search on youtube, there are lots of videos on painting.
I use the dry brushing technique on almost every piece I make.

Check out some of the dry brusing videos on youtube and keep practicing.


Reply 4 years ago

Hi. Yes, you can use anything you want.
At the very minimum I would recommend a thick card. But you could use ply, mdf, hardboard, etc.


6 years ago on Step 5

This looks absolutely amazing, I'm not sure if I could create it but I know this is definitely something I would buy