At our recent outing to the WMMS show we were asked loads of questions about our terrain (especially the teddy bear fur grass). So we have decided to put this page onto the site
and update it with each terrain project.
We have a resident terrain genius in the club, Alan Sheward. Give him an old pair of curtains and he'll come back with the battlefield
Teddy Bear Fur
The main questions from this years show was how did he do the teddy bear fur grass. The grass effect he created was stunning as you can see in the picture below.
The fur arrives in pong sheets (see details below) and the first job is to trim the fur to the desired height. You can use scissors
but Alan recommends you buy some hair clippers. A cheap set from Argos is only £16 and your fingers will love you for it!
You can shave the fur quite roughly as any little uneven tufts you leave add to the effect of uneven ground.
Once trimmed, you need to spray paint the fur
Al used emulsion paints from the DIY store. It's cheaper that hobby acrylic paints. Don't try to use an oil based paints as
you'll just get a clumpy mess
On the main areas, Alan used two colours. A mid to light green and then a sand colour to pick out the detail
When you have finished painting, you can comb out the excess paint.
You can leave the fur as a sheet, which we have done for the ECW game you see in the picture above or you can fix them to boards and carve out more details. See
our RCW game for examples of this.
The great thing with the sheets is they are practically indestructible. They do not crease when folded and are easy to store
Here is where we got the terrain from
Fur Fabrics & Crafts
1098 Coventry Road
Tel:0121 772 5139
Fur is called Wolf and comes 1.5 metre wide and costs £11 - £12 per linear metre.