Saturday, April 12, 2014

Home Made Craters

Good evening,

I've just finished slapping on couple of layers of paint on some craters I made out of MDF and Jovi (air dried modelling clay).



You know those silly sabot city sections I made a while back? Well, the MDF bits that I cut out to fit in the vac form plastic craters in the city sections I kept (and a few more from another couple of industrial type sections I'm working on), seeing as they were crater shaped, purchased some air dried clay to build up some crater walls around them. Not particularly robust (the clay shrinks as it dries, and cracks when bent back into shape), but with some PVA and a couple of layers of paint...well, we'll see how they last!

Ironically, I can't use them in the sabot bases themselves, as, well, the fit is too tight! They'll be good for additional atmosphere and cover during Epic and Crossfire games.

And hey, I had these cool crater bases, so...why not?!

Nick

12 comments:

  1. Nice! I can almost see all those Land Raiders charging across them now!

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    1. Thanks Steven. You've painted quite an evocative picture there!

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  2. Fairly classy Nick.

    I hope production shall ramp up over the holidays.

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    1. Cheers Paul.

      Dunno 'bout these holidays. Mum's got the big C, so I'm going down to Cromwell to spend some time with here there.

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    2. Sorry to here that mate. All the best.

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    1. Thanks Mark. I'll bring 'em to our next game!

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  4. Great work, Nick! I'm a scratch builder at heart; although less and less these days and love stuff like this. It's always satisfying to know you can produce things as good as The Man ;)

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    1. Cheers Monty. Though, to be fair on The Man, his vac form plastic will most likely out live my crumbly clay!

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    1. Thanks! Updates are a little irregular, but, well...there you go!

      Cheers!

      Nick

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