Custom Boards

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From small skirmish boards to large scale historical battlefields, we can custom make any terrain type you need.

 

 

What is a Battleboard?

Custom terrain is our most popular range of boards and products. We specialise in creating highly detailed terrain landscapes and gaming boards designed perfectly for your own requirements. We use the best industrial materials available and have created our own unique polyurethane Battleboard. The Battleboard is very tough and durable board made using industrial injection moulding techniques. Unlike polystyrene it very durable so will not dent or mark when leaned or played on and will not break away or have flaky edges. They have been designed specifically for wargaming use, are exactly 2ft x 2ft (61cm x 61cm) in size and have a small 5mm recess indented on the reverse side of the board to allow the board to sit flat, supported by its four corners.

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How much does a custom Battleboard cost? 

Our battleboards are 2ft x 2ft, so cost will depend on how large the overall terrain is required. All of our terrain is made to a very high standard, and uses a unique Battleboards product as a base board.

All the terrain and boards are custom made to your own specific requirements, so we can make just about anything that you may require.

The price for a project varies depending on how complicated or complexity your project will be and how long it will take to construct. Please contact us directly to receive a specific quotation for your project, as we prefer to do this directly with you via email so we can send reference images and discuss your specific needs in more detail.

Guide prices

£800 per 2ft x 2ft board. This would cover most things like hills, roads, rivers and small amounts of rock work. It also covers ground foliage and small bushes. Custom trees are extra and will depend on how many are needed. Please see our custom trees page for details.

£1500+ per 2ft x 2ft board for urban and more complicated structures, this includes large cliff faces up to 2ft high. There’s no limit on what we can produce, so we can pretty much make anything. We can add special effects and lighting features using LED or fibre optic lighting. Just contact us for more information.

We love using third party products like buildings from any supplier, these are costed at per cost of each product. The construction, painting and integration into the terrain is included within the overall board price.

 

How long does a custom project take to make?

Estimating the production time required to make a custom terrain boards is always very difficult, as each terrain is completely different and depends greatly on how detailed the terrain is will effect how long it will take to construct. We always have a few projects in production at any one time, so we may not be able to start the project straight away. We would however keep you updated with when we can start and you are always free to get in contact at any time and check on our progress on other projects so we can give an estimation on a possible start date. Once the project is underway we will provide you with confidential login details to an online project management tracking software. This will provide full details of your project and outline each element that is required for its construction. This has an easy-to-follow traffic light system for each process or element of the project and collates all the information required to complete it. You will be able to see at a glance without making contact, how the project is progressing. We will send you regular updates via email with WIP (Work In Progress) images so you can see and comment on the project as it progresses so you can make any adjustments as we progress with the construction process.  Projects take a huge amount of time to design and develop, so it’s never really too early to start talking about your ideas and develop a design early on, ready for us to start your project when a free production slot becomes available.

 

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 Battleboards Warhammer 40K project using our online project management tracking software. 

Confidential login details provided to track your projects progress. 

 How we design the ultimate custom terrain board.

Each custom board is hand crafted to your own specification and we can help you design a board layout using the latest in 3D design and visualisation technology so you can see what your board will look like before we start building it. This is a fantastic way to see your terrain develop and we are happy to help you at each stage. All you need is a basic idea or layout and we can walk you through the process.

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The below movie will demonstrate the design process in more detail and take you though some examples of how we design and develop the custom projects.

Constructing your custom terrain boards

Once the design process has been completed we can start to build the terrain using the master board as a base. The boards can be modified and sculpted into any terrain type. Often the design requires a more elaborate approach to construction and a standard 2ft x 2ft board may not work for you. We are happy to make completely new boards to suit your needs.

This example of a custom space board that required a different format to the 2ft x 2ft board system. We designed and developed a custom size timber board that had a thin steel plate laminated to the plywood surface. This allowed the miniature planets and star ships to magnetically attach to the board.

Using the 3D designs as a guide we can translate technical information such as hill heights, sizes of structures and hand craft them to match the original concept.

You can see more details about some of our favourite projects and follow our progress as we construct the Featured Projects.

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How we create custom rock work

Rock formations are often an important part of any terrain setting. We recreate rocks to be as possible with each rock face or structure made using specialist resin and cast from real rock. This method give us the ability to accurately control how the rock will look and flow throughout the terrain. The method allows unique formations to be created that mimic real terrain. We can create caves, waterfalls or large cliff faces, whatever is required. We can also create fantasy or alien landscapes with unnatural or unusual rocky formations.

Here are some examples of miniature rock work we created for are terrain boards.

Making custom resin castings

Custom designed projects need a lot of detail to make the design come to life. We often use third party products when available and integrate these into the project. However, a lot of the time the project is completely new and no products are available. This is where we come into our own, as we custom sculpt individual details, make moulds and cast resin pieces to add to the layouts. These can be anything from small textured paving stones to much larger buildings or structural features.

Here are some examples of castings we have produced for custom projects.