Explosion Crater

What You’ll Need
  • An old CD
  • A small piece of card
  • Some air-drying clay
  • Some sand
  • PVA Glue
  • Flock
  • Paint
  • Black Spray
  • Modelling Knife
Making the Crater
  1. Score the CD using the modelling knife and then glue a small piece of card over the centre hole.
  2. Create a doughnut (or donut if you’re from the USA) of air-drying clay and place it on the CD. Smooth the edges into a peaked ring. Leave this to dry for about 24 hours.
  3. Glue the dried clay to the CD (even after scoring the CD the clay will not adhere well by itself). Coat the piece in watered down PVA and cover in sand. Leave to dry for a couple of hours.
  4. Paint the piece to match your wargames table. Heavily watered down earth colours work well. When this is dry carefully spray the centre of the crater from about 45cm (1½’) directly above. Don’t spray too much. Dry brush this area with a grey paint.
  5. Sparingly flock near the edges.

I made five of these in less than an hours assembly and painting time and they make for a great pieces of terrain. We usually count them as rough terrain for all models and providing concealment to models in the within the terrain or in an 1″ of an intervening edge.