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How to Make Warhammer 40k Tank Traps

Matthew I. Glanfield

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Tanks! Tanks! Tanks! A pure steel metal that has great advantage during battles for its durability and the damage it can brought to you or to your enemy. When you attack by a tank during battles it is always been a problem. You gotta have an answer or remedy on how to stop he tank from attacking before it destroy everything.

Have you ever needed added protection against tanks? Perhaps it's been a problem for most of us. The simple way to prevent or to stop the tank from attacking is to have a few tank traps that surrounds your base. For this reason enemies will have to think twice if they will deploy tanks again to attack you if they see one or more of their tanks fell into your tank traps. This is a simple project that should take no longer than an hour, depending on how many traps you want to make.

polystyrene (styrofoam)
Popsicle sticks
snot green or camo green paints
skull white

Step 1 Cut out triangle from polystyrene (styrofoam).

In cutting out the triangle from polystyrene, the size of every piece of triangle will be determine just by looking on your thumb. Every piece of triangle must be double the size of your thumb.

Step 2 cut off tip

After you cut triangle pieces in as many as you can, the next step is to cut off the tip of every piece of the triangle and then sand the sides and the top of it with a fine grit sandpaper.

Step 3 Scuff up the tank trap

In making a good Warhammer 40k tank traps means making them look battered and war torn. In order for the traps to look like a battered one, you should create small dents and scuffs to resemble bullet holes and explosion shrapnel. You can also add rebar or reo that was made from metal wire to the tank traps. It is better to have your traps to often have to add some variety to the terrain. As we all know that variety is good.

Step 4 Glue tank traps to popsicle sticks

"Two heads are better than one" this saying should fit your tank traps to gain more effectivity and durability during battle. Every single tank trap should be stick to at least two or three tank trap.

Step 5 Painting your tank traps

After you glue them by three its time to put highlight on every tank trap. This will be the final step for this project, the painting of the traps. Apply very light dry brush with skull white or rotting flesh. If you want, you may also add accents such as snot green or camo green for mold. Maybe a red gore or blood red if you want some bloody tank traps.

But whatever color you want to put on them as long as the traps will not be automatically recognized by the enemies.

There you have it a tank trap to prevent enemy tanks to attack. provides useful tips and tricks on creating Warhammer terrain , Warhammer 40K terrain , and more. Read more of these tips and tricks in our fully illustrated MiniWarGaming site by visiting


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