Cyberpunk Terrain Ideas

Cyberpunk terrain ideas

Immerse yourself in a neon-lit world where advanced technology meets urban decay and a constant struggle for it’s inhabitants. The urban sprawl is an enticing backdrop for miniatures games and with Cyberpunk 2077 being hot stuff at the moment, it’s a good time to start that Cyberpunk terrain project you’ve been thinking about!

Popular Cyberpunk Miniatures Games

Infinity (Corvus Belli) – This is one of our favorites at Saucermen Studios! It’s often set in densely packed terrain setups with lots of cover, height variations and high-tech themes.

Judge Dredd (Warlord Games) – Mega City One is all about the dystopian future set in a cyberpunk style city. Buildings, ramps, scatter and various cover are utilised here.

Cyberpunk Red – Combat Zone (Monster Fight Club) – A reactionary skirmish game where gangs battle in Night City. They’ll use battle damaged buildings, barricades, shipping containers and other scatter terrain.

Reality’s Edge (Osprey Games) – Shadowrunners fight in an ongoing campaign, using hackers clones, robots, etc in a cyberpunk future.

Painting Cyberpunk terrain

Cyberpunk terrain typically comes in two flavors… dirty or utopian. This is a reflection of the grim future of high-tech / low-life. It’s recommended to apply some good weathering techniques to your cyberpunk terrain such as grime, grease, dirt, etc but also have some good neon colours and light sources in there for good measure.

Check out the painting tutorial below which features Flatline City being painted:

Add LED lighting

Integrating LED lighting into your terrain project and 3D printed scenery is easier than ever now! Without any wiring or complicated hardware, you can add LED signs and internal illumination.

Add some posters

Posters are a cheap and easy way to bring your terrain projects to life!Check out these range of freely available terrain posters and check out the video below for a tutorial.

Flatline City – The ultimate Cyberpunk Buildings

We previously launched a hugely popular Kickstarter for Flatline City, it included a range of modular buildings and a number of additional sets. Furthermore, we followed up with a second wave of 3D printable terrain which expanded the cyberpunk terrain range even more! It has everything you need to build a Cyberpunk city table. Below are just a small amount of the 3D printable scenery you can build…

Scratch Built Sci-fi Terrain

If you’re more of a scratch builder or kitbasher, you should look at using greebles to add some quick and highly detailed features to your projects. Greebles are best printed in SLA (resin) but also work well with FDM printers.

scifi greebles 3d printable

Buy Cyberpunk Terrain

Saucermen Studios have a large range of Cyberpunk terrain, including modular buildings, scatter terrain and other 3D printable scenery.

How to paint 3D printed dungeon terrain

how to paint 3d printed dungeon terrain

3D printed scenery for Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop games is great to enhance you gameplay experience and wow players! if you have access to a 3D printer, you can even crank out a huge amount of scenery for very little cost but with a mighty impact! Sets such as Dungeon Assault: Modular Walls are easy to set-up and change around to match your encounter.

We’ve put together a quick guide to help you easily paint fantasy terrain such as dungeon walls, castles and other ancient, stone scenery. it’s a super-quick and effective process that uses cheap materials!

What you’ll need:

  • 3D printed fantasy terrain (such as Dungeon Assault)
  • Automotive primer / filler in a spray can (this is good)
  • Cheap craft acrylic paints (black, white, brown / burnt umber)
  • Sponges, cheap large drybrushes, fine detail brushes
  • Mini paints (silver, bronze)
  • Brown / dirty washes or inks
  • Flock / static grass, brown pigments & glue
  • Airbrush (if available)
3d printed fantasy terrain

Step 1 – Print your terrain

We recommend using an FDM printer such as the Ender 3 for printing terrain. Standard slicer settings are great but we also have a guide for print setting here.

Step 2 – Prime your 3D printed terrain

Automotive filler/primer is great for laying down the first coat on PLA prints. It forms a base for the next layers and covers any imperfections that may have appeared during printing.

Step 3 – Paint a black base coat

Black is an excellent starting point for your colours as we’ll bring it up to highlights later on.

Step 4 – Stipple on some mud & grime!

Using an uneven (torn) sponge, apply some brown to the recesses of the primed model to break up the black and establish grimey areas.

Step 5 – Dry Brush the stone

Starting from a mid grey, up to white, use a large brush to drybrush stone onto all the stone / brick areas.

Step 6 – Paint the bolts & small details

Using a fine detail brush and mini paints, paint the bolts anything metallic and other details or features

Step 7 – Paint wood

Change gears from stone to wood and paint the wood areas. Dark brown to lighter highlights.

Step 8 – Add more grime!

We use an airbrush with a dirty brown ink to add some dirty patches, grime and general misery. You could also apply washes with a large brush if you don’t have an airbrush.

Step 9 – Add moss

We mixed a bunch of different basing materials together such as flock, leaves, staic grass and ‘earth’ pigments. When mixed together we brush PVA glue to the model and sprinkle on the moss mixture. You can also push the moss into desired areas with a brush if you want it to be really dense.

Recommended fantasy terrain: