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Some small Underhive terrain pieces

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:08 am 
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I already posted some of these on Dakka but The Fringe seems to be a much better audience for 'Hive goodness.

Here is an objective terrain piece for use in my settlement. It seems plausible that a gang would defend their communal thunder-cupboard above all else so I present to you....


The Hive Toilet

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I made it using polystyrene, sand/ballast mix and cork rubble for the base, some drinks stirrers and crimped card.

Finally, here is a simple barricade design made using nothing but drinks stirrers, crimped card and a bit of plasticard for stability. You can knock out about 5 of these in an hour, including painting. More, if you're a Jedi.

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Very nice! I really like the barricades, could you possibly post more detail about how you made them? I'd love to steal the idea!


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dealmaster wrote:
Very nice! I really like the barricades, could you possibly post more detail about how you made them? I'd love to steal the idea!


Will do mate. I may rustle a couple up tomorrow so will post tutorial then.


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Really nice stuff, man! Easy but effective.

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Nice work on the toilet.

It will be interesting to see the tutorial, esp how you crimp the card. I've not known anyone to do that.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:01 am 
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Cassius wrote:
It will be interesting to see the tutorial, esp how you crimp the card. I've not known anyone to do that.


Ah, there's actually a tool for this. It's called...a paper crimper :P

They're dead cheap too. I'll post a pic in the tutorial (probably tomorrow) and let you see what to look for.


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Oooh I didn't know they had a tool for that. What does it look like? I'll have to pic one up.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:15 am 
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Tutorial on how to make the barricades and info on crimper here


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Crimper. I need one of those. Isn't it wonderful, to have the ability to be happy with so little unexpensive things?

If I may add one observation about these beautiful barricades, it's that I would prefer to do them more three-dimensional, expanding the bases and mounting them as mounds of uncautiously laid wreckage. Or are they supposed to be improvised, quick welded actual barricades?

In any case, thank you for the tutorial and the idea!


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Wow, barricades for under 10$...
Roberkhan, it would actually be pretty easy to make these a bit more 3D, by expanding the wooden armature, that is the first thing that I thought when I saw these.

Thanks for the tutorial hunterpest!

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Thanks guys! And your welcome for the tutorial :lol:

Piles of junk are great looking barricades. I made a few with polystyrene, crimped card, wood, gravel and everything else i could lay my hands on but they are only really suitable on ground level. I came up with this idea so I could use them both at ground level and on walkways etc. and use them to form crude perimeter walls if the scenario required it. I like to see what happens when other peoples' imaginations and gluey fingers run with these ideas though. :wink:


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Well, depending on when I get my hands on a good crimper, you might well just see that. I need to build myself a terrain collection for this side of the pond.

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Another tip (generous guy that I am) is to keep the random overlapping but to glue the panels down perpendicular to each other instead of off-kilter and haphazard. The result will look like a 3D version of the original cardstock barricades supplied in the Outlanders box.


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hunterpest wrote:
I came up with this idea so I could use them both at ground level and on walkways etc. and use them to form crude perimeter walls if the scenario required it.

Aha, very smart! Consider the idea stolen :D


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