Thanks for the information about the EL wire, handy to know you only need the power at one end, I presumed it would need to be a complete circuit.
Very cool. Again you make me jealous! I love Borderlands and you did a great job on those habs!
@Ghod, not only are they not boxy but the roof is flat and mini friendly.
My first barriers have been thrown away as I did not like them. Mk 2 is better, the iceblock sticks also interlock. When these are finished I will start on the Fyrestone Medic center.
Ingenious! Not having used my geometry skills in a non-general manner in a while, What angle do you have to cut the board at to get it to fold up right? What thickness did you use? AND, finally, what material are the tubes that fit between the crenallations?
I LOVE what you did with the popcicle sticks! Brilliant!
@AndyT - attached pic NOTE TO SCALE or even square! - 5mm Foamboard + cereal box card + popsicle sticks.
Once you have cut out the shape, mark 28mm down from the top and cut through the top layer of paper and all the way through the foam, do not cut the bottom layer of paper, mark 7.5mm top and bottom from this first cut and just cut through the top layer of paper, rip off the paper and cut out the foam so this will fold up, use your finger nail to squash the foam down if required.
Before glueing cut the two main side card bits (pic 2) they will hold this together while the glue is drying. If your card does not fold cleanly, on the inside of the bend do two partial cuts 1mm apart and scrape off a layer of card = will now bend cleanly.
Posicle sticks - 4 on one end 5 on the other - 10mm sticking out from the end.
Do the small side bits of card next, when dry puting on the ends card bits, I make these large (pic 2 again) and then cut off the excess when dry = easy
3.5mm strip of card + rivets for detail
Tubes = 10cm long printer paper glued and wrapped around a toothpick, trimmed to be a tight fit.
If I remember I will paint all edges with watered down PVA to stop it going fuzzy when painted.
@VK no calculator was harmed in the making of this, just trial and error, I think I answered all of your Q's
PVA and baking powder for texture
Spray painted with grey undercoat
Artists sponge used to dab on dark grey then light grey
Hazzard stripes by the GW spray gun, the carboard template started to deform due to the wet nature of the water based paint, I will have to seal it first next time.
And finally a few dirt washes and light brown rust
Signs gratefully stolen from here -> GalenArtorius COD signs and Poster
Next project, Borderlands inspired, these wrecks can be found just out of Fyrestone, might make a couple.
10 and 8mm hole punch used.
Wow, those would make for a really good "indoor" mission if you did a lot and set up hallways. *adds to growing list of bugbat-inspired projects*
One question about the barricades: Are the connectors (popsicle stick things) metal or concrete? I would have thought metal, so they'd need some rusting as well. Thoughts?
Too much plastic crack, not enough time or money.
Originally Posted by loveless
They are meant to be metal and I was thinking about rusting them up, guess I will have to now!
I have some pics of my oil themed terrain as well as the wreck at the painting stage.
I was wondering when we would see your board put into play. Very nice. Looks like someone won't be playing ping pong for a while.
Hurrah! It's so good to see all your terrain together on a board - thank you very much. I can't wait to eventually getting round to redoing my table properly after seeing this.
My 40k Project Log - currently painting Crimson Fists and My (dodgy) modular CoD table project log.
On Games Workshop's Australian prices:
oh, that reminds me; i have to post pics of my painted highway. I bought a airbrush, i can now knock out terrain. =]
"There are no Wolves on Fenris..."
Not much to say that wouldn't be superfluous by now but please keep it up. I keep coming back to this thread and it keeps impressing me and giving me new ideas and inspiration
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
@unwanted, have to finish off my pump jack one day soon, and that will probably be the last oil themed peice.
@VK, table tennis is a good size, I could easily go 4x8 with extra space for gaming gubbins.
@aenimosity, this table pic is loooong overdue!!
@Triszin, expecting pics soon
@Severian happy to provide ideas, hope they turn into terrain one day!
Wreck is finished, measures 6 inches high, 13 inches long, matt black base coat, skin was dry brushed foundation red, ribs dry brushed very dark grey followed by dark grey, then boltgun, dabbed with an artists sponge dark brown then light brown for the rusty look, was dusted with cream chalk to give it a wind blow dusty look.
Will make a few more smaller ones next, ribs already done.