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There’s tabletop miniature wargaming, and then there’s housewide miniature wargaming, a.k.a. certifiable insanity. I wonder if these guys ever get out of the house? Oh wait, they *have* to get out of the house, they have no place to eat, sleep, entertain, etc.

BTW: Terrain insanity of this caliber doesn’t have to be a time and money pit. Check out the equally amazing terrain these builders did for a “Got Milk?” virtual boardgame called Get the Glass!.

Apocalyptic Manhattan (in An Apartment)…, A rather big terrain project… – [via] Link [Thanks, Patti!]


  • Tabletop wargaming how tos – Link
  • Mind-boggling miniature painting contest – Link

From the pages of MAKE:
Tabletop Terrains That’s no pile of trash; it’s my asteroid mining colony! Read this article in MAKE: 08: Toys and Games, Page 80. To get MAKE, subscribe or purchase single volumes. Subscribers–read this article now in your digital edition!

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. jcantara says:

    What is “wargamming”? :)

  2. fhayashi says:

    I believe “wargamming” means the same as “wargaming”, but the author used some mad-DIY skilz to make their own word.

  3. garethb2 says:

    Or else, the author is: a) human, b) on the road, and c) tired.

  4. Limozeen says:

    This terrain has actually nothing to do with apocalyptic wargaming. It’s a musicvideoset for the band “Strata”. Me and my colleage (i´m in the first picture) makes a lot of model landscapes for films and musicvideos and such. Check out the video! Should be done in a couple of days or weeks. “Stay young” is the song.

    Take care!