The hill above is mine and I tried to get as close as possibe to the one in the book, but the artists at GW are really GOOD at this stuff. Anyway, this one is a fortified little hill with some rocks, grass and spikes. You can use it in both Fantasy and 40K and I kept that in mind building it, measuring height with both Spacemarines and Wood elves.
The piece it self is rugged and doesn't have a lot of detail, remember it sleeps mostly in the garage with its brothers and sisters, so I advise everyone, no knick knacks for this stuff, it will just break off in transport.
OK, here it goes:
1. Balsawood fence (don't forget to chip off little chunks of wood to weather it), blue foam rocks, masonite board, balsawood stakes
2. Next up: spackle up the holes all the way up to the fence (this is the stuff I use)....
(Note: the nails in the wood are made using my green stuff rivet technique, which you can read all about here.)
....and for the ground some GW ground cover and bigger rocks from the basing set
3. For the paintjob: black and brown coat (can't use spray can, it will melt the foam), lots of
washes and many highlights, right up to Bleached Bone.
For the grass, just some glue and some handfuls right over it. I later inked the grass with brown to make it look at little more worn.
4. And here are the inhabitants!
(note: that mysterious figure on the right will be the star of my next From the Closet post...)
Hope this all inspires!