Do It Yourself – Website Tutorials

In this tutorial, The GameSmith discusses how to create bamboo thickets with plastic bamboo trees purchased online (see below). First, we’ll modify the store bought bamboo shoots by painting them and then creating a DIY base for them. These scatter terrain pieces can be used to break site lines and create cover for your favorite wargame and roleplaying game such as Warhammer, Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), and Pathfinder.

This tutorial shows the step by step process to create your own bamboo thickets made from inexpensive and widely available materials. The techniques shows can be easily applied to other products and DIY designs. Once a crafter has an understanding of the methods used to modify and create these bamboo thickets, one can create an even greater variety of fantasy forests.

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From all of us here at TheGameSmith, we hope you find these scatter terrain projects informative and helpful. We’ll see you at the table!

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