15 – Zen, and the art of terrain


Zen – A small company with big ideas. This amazing little company from Polska is my number one pick for Infinity terrain, and here’s why I love them so much:

1. Goes together like a dream. Unlike other companies such as Micro Art Studios, Zen’s terrain comes pre-cut. Again, unlike the aforementioned MAS, I have not yet had to sand down any connecting tabs – they slide together like an oiled up fatty down a water slide. In fact, they go together so well that I don’t even bother using PVA, and instead use superglue, massively reducing the construction time, while also getting you high [disclaimer – solvent abuse can cause long-term brain damage].

2. Price. Although shipping from Poland has to be factored in, the HAB1 budle pack comes in at just over 17 quid, so that’s about 6 quid a building. Cheap as chips, as ‘The Duke’ would say. The Medical Bay, at just over £13, is a big, LoS piece of terrain for next to nothing. Work out what you want, get your friends involved, and put in a big order, mitigating the [very reasonable] postage.

3. Looks. This stuff is just as nice as Micro Arts, and their newer units are making more use of acrylics – the HAB2 Biker Bar with fluorescent orange dancing girls is a seriously sexy piece of kit. They’ve also just released acrylic signs for added Bakunin vibe. Finally, no table is complete without the Fast Food Stall, somewhere for your weary warriors to grab some burgers, wings or… cat?

4. Design. The stacking HAB1 buildings make my OCD happy every time I slot them gently into place, and they fit snugly on top of the larger units, too. They’ve just released a HAB-L, which is designed to stack with the HAB1s, to fill up those L-shaped spaces on your MAS mats.Well played sirs.

The vast majority of my terrain is from the lovely guys at Zen, and, while I need to get my painting shoes on, the table in the gaming garage is looking none too shabby these days. Thanks Zen!


Author: redheadhobbies

I've been a fan of the 40k universe since I was a 10 year old kid playing with my brother's RTB01 beaky marines painted as Rainbow Warriors. After ending my love affair with 40k due to shitness and dropping out of the hobby for a little while, I have now been reinvigorated by the awesomeness that is Infinity.

One thought on “15 – Zen, and the art of terrain”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s