Sunkin Posted March 17, 2016 Share Posted March 17, 2016 Hello, I'm looking for some help in finding the best terrain system for me. I have so many miniatures painted now I want to put them into some dioramas. I've tried a few without success. Long story short I suck at it so I've been doing some research and am at a point where I just want to ask for some help from those who know more. I've tried foam core but its a lot harder then I expected and the results aren't really as good as others I've seen. For example Hirst Arts results look amazing. That's pretty much exactly what I want in result and customizability. BUT its also crazy expensive upfront cost.and in the end a per piece price could be nuts if I don't furnish my office in the stuff. Also it looks heavy and I don't know how high of a tower I could build.(Orthanc?). So then I found Winterdale which looks awesome and is super easy. But there is no customizability. So now I'm here looking for help. I was hoping you guys would have some different sources for me and would be willing to rate them for me(and others) based on what I see are the primary criteria. 1 being bad 10 being good. Cost: How much does it cost to make a single piece? Dwarven Forge painted for example is close to 1 while foam core is about a 10. Difficulty: For a beginner how hard is it to make quality stuff? Is there a huge learning curve? Again Dwarven Forge prepainted would get a 10 here while sculpting from clay or something gets a 1. Customizability: How original are the result?. Hirst Arts you can make almost any "map" you'd want while Winterdale you buy a piece and that's what it looks like for everyone. Functionality: This would be stuff like how heavy it is(looking at Hirst) or how fragile it is. Stuff like that Quality: how good does the average end result look? Some terrain pieces are amazing and you could take a picture of them and they look real. Then there is paper print out terrain which looks like crap. I don't care about painting. Obviously I'd like to paint it on my own but I could paint over whatever they got anyway so that shouldn't come into play. I really want to make the right choice and if any of you could help me out here I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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