Category Archives: Terrain

Terrain: Scrap Yard Tablescapes

Ever since these were announced, I wanted them. But I didn’t have much of an excuse. They’re bulky, and I mostly play in stores. Well, the store excuse fell away. Plus they’re getting hard to find. I guess it was time!

The tiles are one-foot squares, which lines up perfectly with Fallout’s Into the Wasteland scenarios. They come as bare grey plastic, but the detail is such that they paint up quickly. I mostly followed the guide on Secret Weapon’s blog. Airbrush the ground and debris, then pigment wash in the dust. I added in some drybrushing and stippling for extra color.

Maybe I should pick up some more themes before it’s too late.

Fallout: Turrets

These turrets skirt the line between terrain and regular models.

Laser turret (brown)

The pack comes with a pair of laser and a pair of machine gun turrets. The laser turrets don’t do much for me, but the machine gun ones are just so cute.

Laser turret (green)

Unfortunately the pairs are identical, including the scenic base. The machine gun ones have a ton of shell casings. Although that’s appropriate, it makes it harder to swap them. Fortunately, the tripods are equilateral triangles, so you can easily rotate to add a bit of variety.

Machine gun turret (brown)

The tripods and bodies are separate pieces, with a peg. I drilled them out and put in magnets, so they can be rotated.

Machine gun turret (beige)
Fallout turrets

Terrain: Modern Scatter

As I slowly expand my terrain collection, more scatter is always useful. These modern / post-apoc pieces speak to general decay.


Who wouldn’t want to sleep on these lovely mattresses?


The tent belong might be a camper, a lonely survivor, or a down-on-their-luck urban outdoorsman.

Plastic bags

At cons I always see Flames of War tables with lots of little bits of flock or pebbles, sometimes literally swept up after the game. These plastic bags fit into the same idea.

Terrain: Scrap Walls

These scrap walls are the siblings of the scrap gate I bought as part of the first batch of Crooked Dice terrain I bought. I liked the gate so much I needed to get more.

Scrap Wall A

The four wall pieces are each unique, with a mix of posts, barrels, crates, and tires.

Scrap Wall B

I painted them simply, with just a few common colors repeated. An oil wash really makes them grimey.

Scrap Wall C

I was thinking about Fallout when I bought these, but like most post-apoc it would work in a variety of modern or near-future settings.

Scrap Wall D