Vintage WWII Posters

A nice touch that can make your WWI and WWII terrain more realistic is to put posters on the walls of your buildings. What you need to do is find a site that has pictures of such posters and save the images using your web browser’s “save image as” option. Then you can resize the image using a paint program — or even a decent word processor (import the image into a blank page, then reasize it by grabbing the handles. Once you have the proper size for your figure scale, print it out with a color inkjet.

All you need to do is find the right site. Fortunately, I’ve done that for you. It’s here.

Making Guard Huts

Here’s a nice piece of wargames terrain that makes me think, for some reason, of “The Great Escape.” From Steve Winter comes these instructions for making a corrugated metal hut.

Structures For Colonial Gaming

Here’s a set of instructions on how to build a variety of buildings for your colonial wargames.

Making Coffee Stick Buildings

DJK’s Fantasy World has a nice three part series on how to build model houses from coffee stirring sticks.

Making Thatched Roofs

I’ve tried a variety of different methods for making thatched roofs for my miniature wargames buildings. This one from Ryan Skow works well.