Login |  Register |  FAQ
   
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 

Scenery/Basing material - Cork rubble

 Post subject: Scenery/Basing material - Cork rubble
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:05 am 
Offline
Cadet
Cadet
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:10 am
Posts: 47
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Just a very quick tip for all you folks looking for good, cheap resources.

If you fancy making some really effective rubble it's dead simple. Use a cheese grater to shred a champagne/wine cork. That's it.

Experiment with the different grating surfaces for a bit of variety in "rubble" size (I find the sharp surface for fine-grating Parmesan particularly good for finer rubble).

Make sure you apply plenty of watered down PVA to the rubble until it's hard before paining.


Here are some pics of the rubble:

ImageImage


And here is an example of the cork in use on a barricade:

ImageImage


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:38 am 
Offline
Sergeant
Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:22 am
Posts: 900
nice tip mate

_________________
All we are is all we've ever done.

Urosh Yal, an Orc Stronghold for Skyrim.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=13940


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:09 pm 
Offline
Master Sergeant
Master Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:27 pm
Posts: 1398
Location: Deadlands3000.
thanks thats great, me and my mate are thinking of taking the next step from cardboard box cut outs to real scenery soon! these tips will help greatly

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:27 pm 
Offline
Cadet
Cadet
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:10 am
Posts: 47
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
squevil wrote:
thanks thats great, me and my mate are thinking of taking the next step from cardboard box cut outs to real scenery soon! these tips will help greatly


Best of luck to you man. Making necromunda scenery is one of the things I enjoy most about this hobby. Barricades like the ones pictured are a great place to start too as you don't have to be too neat. In fact, it's generally more effective if you're not :twisted:

I'll be posting a tutorial very soon on how to make some really easy and effective barricades like the ones here too so keep one eye on The Fringe.

Enjoy!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:02 am 
Offline
Gunner
Gunner
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:08 am
Posts: 143
Location: England
Nice work hunterpest, I might have to get around to adding some images to the Fringe at some point.

Really useful tip, keep them coming!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:46 pm 
Offline
Master Sergeant
Master Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:27 pm
Posts: 1398
Location: Deadlands3000.
so ive taken your idea and made some rubble. what you forgot to mention is that you have to be prepared for a good cork grating session! but anyway ive built up some large piles of rubble and its been 48 hours now and its still not 100% hardened. how long did your take to dry properly. bare in mind though that some of my sections are an inch deep

mine are a mix of this http://easternfringe.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7745 and a mix of yours :) the best of both i hope!

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:10 am 
Offline
Cadet
Cadet
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:10 am
Posts: 47
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
It can take a couple of days for a lot of PVA to fully cure (ie. Go hard and clear). It may take a further layer of raw PVA to sufficiently harden the cork though as it's so soft and usually absorbs a good portion of the first coat. I should mention that thin super glue will harden cork (or anything else) instantly but I'd only recommend this on bases or you'll be going through expensive glue like it's going out of fashion.

P.s. They're both mine dude :wink: Glad you're enjoying yourself.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:05 pm 
Offline
Master Sergeant
Master Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:27 pm
Posts: 1398
Location: Deadlands3000.
yeh i just realisised they are both yours lol. i was thinking of covering them in cheap super glue to harden it as pva may smooth it out too much. luckily today they are almost done and are quite stiff now. only down side is my girlfriend is going tits with all the crap everywhere! and then when i come to storing it all it doesnt fit into the tubs i baught, hahaha. cant wait to see the finished products though. thanks for the link too, next time i will just buy structures as the new board (3'x4' as my other is too big 4'x8') and all the materials and tools cost over £150!! i probably could of made it much cheaper but i couldnt be bothered to scout building sites etc for parts in skips and i needed lots of tools like glue gun etc. just need to find some large scale wire mesh for ladders and build details and paint.
we also built new ruined buildings using cardboard boxes and covered in paper mache* (*spelling?) they look good and are very solid. shame the big tower doesnt fit under the bed with all the rest of my so called geek stash.
the girlfriend has been taking the piss constantly the last week :P

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:33 pm 
Offline
Cadet
Cadet
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:10 am
Posts: 47
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
I feel your pain brother. My kit tends to migrate from my hovel (aka. the spare room) to the dining table and multiply. The wife takes it none too well I must admit.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:51 pm 
Offline
Master Sergeant
Master Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:27 pm
Posts: 1398
Location: Deadlands3000.
i wish i had a spare room, you must feel her pain too in our 1 bed flat, :P.
i sofened her up with an early easter egg (top tip). its not so bad now the insults are flying less. aslong as i can still store it all under the bed my minis (and relationship) will be safe!

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:52 pm 
Offline
Cadet
Cadet
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:10 am
Posts: 47
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
'Tis the balancing act of champions.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:18 pm 
Offline
Master Sergeant
Master Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:27 pm
Posts: 1398
Location: Deadlands3000.
seems like the glue has worked a treat now, they are nice and hard and will be getting a primer coat very soon. hopefully have some good looking walls by thursday. thanks again!

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

cron

Powered by phpBB ® Forum Software © phpBB Group