I wanted to get this chapter uploaded, even though all I have so far is a collection of links. We'll be adding to it as time goes by... if anyone knows of any other sites or threads from the message board that should be added, by all means contact me and let me know. Most of what I've dug up thus far is in the model railroad terrain/miniature gaming arena, except for a few threads from the board which deal more specifically with stopmotion setbuilding. Keep in mind, as with any skills involved in the eclectic artform of stopmotion, you need to be diligent... seek out related knowledge in other areas and try to figure out how to apply it in stopmotion. For example.... one technique for making model railroad terrain involves layering sheets of styrofoam and cutting contours to make hills. If you're going to do that for a stopmotion set you'd want to find a way to get your tie-downs through it, or leave a flat "trail" where the puppets can walk.
So, with no further ado, here's another concentrated burst of Link-A-Mania!
TERRAIN AND BUILDINGS
Scenic Woodlands terrain products from Oak Ridge Hobbies
Tips and Tricks at Hirstarts
Making a stone building - Hirstarts
They sell miniature stone molds... very small for us, but good tips on construction.
Hirstarts index page
Many more great tips here.
Making hills with styrofoam
One way to make trees
How to build buildings
Wildcard - using insulation board.
Printable brick pattern + tips on using it
Scale to the size you want.
Making ruins from styrofoam
Tools and materials for terrain work
Last Alliance (wargaming).
Last Alliance again.
Last Alliance tutorials index page
Jasons setbuilding thread for Illume
Read along as his set takes shape.
Folaige info by Nick Hilligoss
Posted by Mawg
Styrofoam castles thread
more Hilligoss goodness, plus a little advice from yours truly.
City set thread
The Hills are alive...
...with that Hilligoss magic!
Making brick walls thread
Model railroading with the Weathering Doctor
Aimed at plastic combat model kits... Using styrene.
Weathering with pastels
Miniature painting and modelling guides index
Ellsweb.com : Huge site filled with great info
By Steve Bamford.
Warhammer painting and modeling section
Miniature wargaming stuff.
Crumbling wallpaper thread
Great advice by Trickfx
Leper film thread
I did a big writeup on weathering puppets and sets.