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Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/27 00:31:15


Post by: insaniak


So, I was lucky enough to be sent a bunch of early sprues of the Maelstrom's Edge terrain to play with.

For those who haven't seen it, the sprue looks like this:

Some of my efforts have been shown in the Kickstarter updates, but I thought it might be fun to show what I've been working on, in the hope it might inspire others along the way.

The fun thing about this kit is that you can add parts to just about anything. My very first experiment was a small bunker entrance, made from foamcore and card, which wound up looking like this :








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For a less foamcorial option, I found some storage trays at the local hardware store...


Which turn into this :








Painting about half done...



More shortly...


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/27 01:30:29


Post by: insaniak


Painted and based...









Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/27 03:55:21


Post by: Veteran Sergeant


Looks good.


Definitely the most intriguing part of the KS, and looks like they will be a boon to DIY terrain makers for some easy details.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/27 11:22:21


Post by: insaniak


Continuing the 'buildings made without foamcore' theme just for a little while, I grabbed a cardboard giftbox from the local discount shop...




And by flipping the lid over, and flinging bits and glue at it, turned it into this:




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Fully painted:








Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/27 11:45:41


Post by: Malika2


So you're the one who has been making that awesome stuff!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/27 11:51:00


Post by: Tibbsy


Yep. I really want some of these sprues now!

Great stuff! Given me plenty of ideas for when I finally get my grubby mitts on them.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/27 21:31:33


Post by: insaniak


 Malika2 wrote:
So you're the one who has been making that awesome stuff!

Some of it, yes The official table and some of the other terrain shown were done by others.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/28 00:30:24


Post by: Ketara


I like the giftbox idea. Gives me a few.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/28 00:33:13


Post by: Stormwall


Good on you for thinking of the storage tray. That's awesome.

I am thinking of using an old police scanner and some of the bits, hopefully all that will unlock.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/28 01:54:03


Post by: insaniak


A livestock shipping container, made from 2 doors, 4 ladders, 8 corner pieces and a couple of pieces of foamcore (for the floor and roof)




And some scatter terrain... I'm particularly pleased with the freestanding comm unit, and the big green holomap/powercell/shield generator/whatever...




And as an additional little extra, the round sprue that this stuff comes on is also rather useful!

Used here with a little plastic rod to make some pipes...



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/28 01:58:44


Post by: RiTides


I love that storage container building, and the scatter terrain is looking great!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/28 02:15:03


Post by: Stormwall


 insaniak wrote:
A livestock shipping container, made from 2 doors, 4 ladders, 8 corner pieces and a couple of pieces of foamcore (for the floor and roof)




And some scatter terrain... I'm particularly pleased with the freestanding comm unit, and the big green holomap/powercell/shield generator/whatever...




And as an additional little extra, the round sprue that this stuff comes on is also rather useful!

Used here with a little plastic rod to make some pipes...



Is the curved roof just cardstock? I'm curious if I could make walls from plasticard and foamboard and then just use cardstock for the roof.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/28 04:15:01


Post by: insaniak


Yup. That particular building is using an old folder divider. I have a bunch of others using greeting card blanks...

Slightly glossy card is best as it won't soak up as much paint, but will be best off with a spray undercoat.

You could also use thin plasticard for the roof, obviously, but the card is cheaper and a little easier to bend.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/28 13:56:27


Post by: ziggurattt


What are you using for the bases of the pieces? I'm specifically talking about the 1/4-1/2 inch thick piece at the bottom, that looks to be about 12 inches square.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/28 14:02:27


Post by: Paradigm


Awesome stuff! I'd be very interested to see how far you could stretch one sprue, using all the bits but no more on various structures.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/28 14:21:03


Post by: Malika2


I really love that livestock container. Now if only there were some cool scifi livestock...

I want a grox!!!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/28 20:06:14


Post by: insaniak


Some build shots of the first building of mine shown in the Kickstarter...

Built from Foamcore, roof from card, the rooftop walkway from a bit of embroidery mesh, and a liberal dose of MEdge bits. All of the bits on this building come from one sprue, with some leftovers.





Painting...


Salty...


Nearly there....


Done...









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ziggurattt wrote:
What are you using for the bases of the pieces? I'm specifically talking about the 1/4-1/2 inch thick piece at the bottom, that looks to be about 12 inches square.


It's 5mm foamcore, the same as I'm using for the main construction of most of my buildings. Not quite as durable as basing on MDF or the like, but convenient (and what I have on hand )and since my terrain generally doesn't have to travel very far should hold up ok...


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/28 20:12:19


Post by: FearPeteySodes


Heck yea these are awesome! I would love to play on a board using these. Love the design on that last one most of all, reminds me of an underground base entrance or something. Very believable and lived in.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/28 20:16:53


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


Is that all plastic foamcore or poster board foamcore?

You made me go out and buy some storage trays to make those small buildings. although they will probably sit in my pile of future terrain ideas for an eternity. Lol


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/29 01:08:16


Post by: insaniak


Not sure what you mean by 'plastic foamcore'... It's the standard stuff with foam in the middle and paper on the outsides.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/29 03:33:36


Post by: Stormwall


I wonder if the storage container and medge parts with some construction toys and plasticard could make a Halo Elephant. That'd be sick.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/29 08:10:13


Post by: Tibbsy


 insaniak wrote:
Not sure what you mean by 'plastic foamcore'... It's the standard stuff with foam in the middle and paper on the outsides.


Might this be referring to foamed PVC?


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/29 08:21:59


Post by: MagosBiff90


MMMMmmmm Salty!!!

Really nice work and what a great way to use using every day items and some sprue details to really add effect!!

Those pipes with the grey and then white pipe ends on the curved building..... they are really nicely done!

Really "simple" but really effective! I mean simple in a good way... original thinking!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/29 11:41:15


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


Tibbsy wrote:
 insaniak wrote:
Not sure what you mean by 'plastic foamcore'... It's the standard stuff with foam in the middle and paper on the outsides.


Might this be referring to foamed PVC?


Yeah, that. It's plastic sheets with foam in between instead \of cardboard. We had a bunch of very nice buildings based on the cardboard stuff a while back and ended up tossing them after a while because they all warped and looked chewed up on the corners. If these are your personal buildings and not transported though they might hold up better.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/29 11:52:08


Post by: Bottle


Great blog! Show us moar!!!!!!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/29 20:47:38


Post by: insaniak


A small outbuilding made from an Ultrapro card box:




This one will be painted solid, but I doubt I will be able to restrain the impulse to make another one with clear walls as some sort of containment unit


Also, I took one of these:




And turned it into this:


(still needs basing...)


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/29 21:49:59


Post by: filbert


I have to admit, the idea of scratch building stuff brings me out in hives mainly because I have the creativity and artistic vision of a withered grape but seeing the very simple techniques and examples that you have produced gives me some hope that I can at least emulate something approaching what you have done (alongside Panic's gutter based terrain which also looks awesome)


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/30 13:50:22


Post by: Alpharius


 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
Tibbsy wrote:
 insaniak wrote:
Not sure what you mean by 'plastic foamcore'... It's the standard stuff with foam in the middle and paper on the outsides.


Might this be referring to foamed PVC?


Yeah, that. It's plastic sheets with foam in between instead \of cardboard.


Any idea what that's called and where to buy in in the USA?


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/30 19:58:07


Post by: FutureTense


 Alpharius wrote:
 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
Tibbsy wrote:
 insaniak wrote:
Not sure what you mean by 'plastic foamcore'... It's the standard stuff with foam in the middle and paper on the outsides.


Might this be referring to foamed PVC?


Yeah, that. It's plastic sheets with foam in between instead \of cardboard.


Any idea what that's called and where to buy in in the USA?


Gatorplast. ~$90 for a 48"x96" 3/16" sheet. Buy online or find a local plastics distributor and they can probably get it/have it in stock. Ask them for offcuts if they have them. It's a nice material, but not effective for scale modeling. It's best cut with a table saw/chop saw, if you have access. If you want something more sturdy than your standard paper foamcore, try Gatorboard. You can get it at most art supply stores in a reasonable size. It's also harder to cut by hand, but it's doable.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/31 00:49:05


Post by: Ruglud


Absolutely love these - that terrain sprue is amazingly versatile.

The real winner for me though is cardboard box with flipped lid to create the walled roof. such a great idea that I will be borrowing


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/31 19:50:34


Post by: insaniak


 Ruglud wrote:

The real winner for me though is cardboard box with flipped lid to create the walled roof. such a great idea that I will be borrowing

Go for it!

The best part is that those little gift boxes are readily available (at least down here) from most discount shops, and come in a whole range of different sizes, so it would be really, really easy to put together a table of varied buildings with them.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/31 21:02:49


Post by: RiTides


 Alpharius wrote:
 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
Tibbsy wrote:
 insaniak wrote:
Not sure what you mean by 'plastic foamcore'... It's the standard stuff with foam in the middle and paper on the outsides.


Might this be referring to foamed PVC?


Yeah, that. It's plastic sheets with foam in between instead \of cardboard.


Any idea what that's called and where to buy in in the USA?

I think it's called "foamboard" or "foamcore", they have it at Michaels in the US and it's black. You need to slice it with a hobby knife, not cut it with scissors.

But personally, we're going to go with the electrical / junction boxes instead I think, looks a bit more straightforward to me


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/05/31 21:57:47


Post by: Inspector #264


You have certainly put those terrain sprues to good use, I think this is my favourite so far:

 insaniak wrote:

Fully painted:




I love the graffiti that you have scattered about the place too.

Any chance you would be able to take some measurements from the largest door piece? (Top left of sprue)
I have an idea I would like to look into but it depends on the size of that bit. Of course if you are unable to for any reason then I understand and it is not a problem.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/06/02 00:24:17


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Those are all amazing. I'm probably going to steal the gift box idea, too, as it's just so brilliant. Are those the same material as shoe boxes?

Have you seen the big plastic bins they sell biscotti in at Costco? I want to use the terrain sprue to make a command center out of one, but I am worried the plastic might not be stable enough. Any advice on working with thing packaging plastic?


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/06/02 19:35:45


Post by: insaniak


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
I'm probably going to steal the gift box idea, too, as it's just so brilliant. Are those the same material as shoe boxes?

More or less, yes. It's a fairly thick, quite sturdy cardboard.


Have you seen the big plastic bins they sell biscotti in at Costco?

Can't say that I have, no.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/06/02 20:04:33


Post by: Jambles


Wow, that first one with the flipped up storage bin is completely awesome. I bet it's sturdy as heck too. All very well done.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/07/04 06:26:27


Post by: Azazelx


Some great and creative work here. I especially like the gift box buildings with the graffiti - though lots more graffiti along those rear walls would make them (sadly) more realistic. It's the little details like your graffiti and the salt weathering that really brings terrain up to the next level for me.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/07/16 10:17:19


Post by: Logan


Those sprues are really powerful bitz. Very inspirational stuff, man!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/07/23 03:07:12


Post by: OrkaMorka


Where do you get all of these bits from?


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/08/03 01:11:45


Post by: JoshInJapan


Dang, those buildings are all truly awesome. Now I really wish I had the money to back the KS at the time, just to get some of those sprues. I'll just have to wait for retail, I suppose. More updates, please!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/08/30 13:52:47


Post by: Matthew


I agree, more updates!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/08/31 06:57:55


Post by: Azazelx


Yeah, this thread was going great guns for awhile, then got very quiet. When I saw it had been bumped, I thought we had more awesome stuff to look at.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/09/07 09:31:45


Post by: insaniak


Sorry for the lack of updates... There's been a little bit happening behind the scenes, and life keeps getting in the way as well, just to keep things interesting...

But along the way, I made a board!




Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/09/07 10:09:55


Post by: insaniak


Also, I've been working on an experiment to see just how much terrain I could squeeze out of one sprue... Which resulted in this :

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...


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/09/07 10:39:26


Post by: Paradigm


Nice selection there!

Would you be able to share those templates at some point?


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/09/07 18:04:27


Post by: RiTides


The templates look really neat


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/09/07 18:14:15


Post by: Malika2


Inspiring terrain!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/09/08 08:19:06


Post by: MagosBiff90


Grewt bumch of ideas.. and a VERY good idea to use one sprue for multiple pieces.... really cool


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/09/27 09:46:25


Post by: insaniak


A little basing and detailing... Looking forward to getting some paint on the ruin to see how it looks against the complete buildings...



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/09/27 09:50:02


Post by: insaniak


And I started work on a garden area, to add some more area terrain to my increasing urban sprawl... Plants from cut-down aquarium plants. I've been keeping an eye out in discount stores for cheap ones that still look reasonable.



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/09/27 22:47:26


Post by: legoburner


Awesome, excited to see some paint and I notice your Karist Trooper there is progressing as well I think the garden/terrain hybrid is one of the best uses for the plastic so am excited to see what you do. Thanks once again for sharing!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/09/28 07:56:03


Post by: insaniak


 legoburner wrote:
and I notice your Karist Trooper there is progressing as well

Yeah, trying something a little less painful than my original scheme, swapping out the black for purple. Looking much better so far


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/10/04 04:14:01


Post by: insaniak


A little progress... Still a ways to go...



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/10/09 23:44:33


Post by: insaniak


Spraying...



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/10/10 08:45:08


Post by: insaniak


Trying something a little different for the graffiti this time... I've painted it in directly over the undercoat, before the salt layer. This should hopefully result in it coming out all weathered and faded.



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/10/10 10:14:15


Post by: insaniak


Rolling right along... Sparkling whiteness...



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/10/10 10:16:20


Post by: Jackal


I have no idea about these sprues as I don't keep up to date, but where can I get some please?

Amazing work and the terrain is stunning!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/10/10 10:16:59


Post by: angelofvengeance


Good stuff here mate! Can't wait to get my scenery bits to tinker with!


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 Jackal wrote:
I have no idea about these sprues as I don't keep up to date, but where can I get some please?

Amazing work and the terrain is stunning!


If you're a kickstarter backer for Maelstrom's Edge. Insaniak and the team would have a better idea for retail release time though.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/10/10 10:20:19


Post by: Jackal


Ah, hoping these pop up for sale soon then.
May have to get a few of them

Thanks.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/10/10 19:24:29


Post by: RiTides


Yeah the terrain sprue is brilliant although so is insaniak . Hope he makes some tutorials on these awesome builds!!

Love the ruined building, and the "garden" is a nice piece to mix things up, although with the height of those plants I think no one's been tending it


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/10/10 20:48:02


Post by: insaniak


First salt scrub done... Still some more work to go with some water and more scrubbing. Really happy with the effect on the interior walls, though



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/10/13 19:36:29


Post by: insaniak


Coming along...

Not happy with the graffiti patches, so will probably cover over at least one of them with something else.

Still need to drybrush the base, and do a little more detail work.



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/10/13 20:58:21


Post by: legoburner


Looking awesome


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/10/15 10:24:28


Post by: darrkespur


I am continually impressed by your skills!

The wrecked building looks amazing. You're going to have an amazing table when it's all finished!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/10/15 11:11:23


Post by: Stormwall


Your table will be wicked when it is done. How exciting.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/10/23 03:39:48


Post by: Azazelx


These buildings (and garden) are looking rather excellent.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/10/23 06:02:38


Post by: evildrcheese


Wow. Those are really awesome.

Really interesting thread, thanks for sharing.

D


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/10/29 07:08:44


Post by: insaniak


Main street coming together



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2015/11/17 00:39:10


Post by: warriorpriest


Where can i learn about this 'salt scrubbing' technique?

Buildings look stellar.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/01/11 13:41:29


Post by: ziggurattt


 warriorpriest wrote:
Where can i learn about this 'salt scrubbing' technique?

Buildings look stellar.


I think the general idea is:

1. Paint the item, or area, in rust or other "under" color.
2. Hairspray, or other lightly sticky spray, the thing.
3. Sprinkle some rough salt (like Kosher salt) on it, which sticks to the piece.
4. Paint the item the final color.
5. After it dries, brush the stuck on salt off with a brush. As it comes off, it reveals the rust/under color underneath the main color.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/01/11 21:08:52


Post by: insaniak


Sorry, I had intended to post up a quick how-to using the next building I'm working on, but then got side-tracked with the lead-up to Christmas and all.

But zigguratt's break-down is the general gist of it. The size and amount of the salt you use obviously has an impact on the overall effect, so a little expirmentation can be handy to find the exact effect you're looking for.

You can also do multiple layers of salt weathering with different colours to provide more interesting paint weathering or rust effects.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/01/12 04:04:33


Post by: warriorpriest


Thank you both. I will have to give it a try.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/01/12 06:58:17


Post by: evildrcheese


Interesting stuff, re the salt/hairspray. It's not a technique I've tried, but I think I should.

EDC


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/01/12 12:04:30


Post by: Stormwall


Could you apply hairspray to a stick or qtip of some kind, and rub it into battle damage or a gash, instead of spraying it if you wanted to have that weathering in only a certain area on a large model?

(Contemptor dreadnought)


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/01/12 12:16:01


Post by: insaniak


The salt determines where the weathering winds up.

So if there is an area where you don't want weathering, just don't put salt on it

More salt results in heavier chipping.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/01/12 19:24:23


Post by: warriorpriest


Is there anywhere that shows a step by step tutorial on how this works? I get the steps and everything. Just would love to see a piece from start to finish.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/01/12 21:00:28


Post by: insaniak


There are various tutorials online, if you google 'salt weathering'... Or just watch this space. Still planning on putting one up, but may take a week or two to get there as I have a few other things going on just now.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/01/13 04:07:19


Post by: warriorpriest


 insaniak wrote:
There are various tutorials online, if you google 'salt weathering'... Or just watch this space. Still planning on putting one up, but may take a week or two to get there as I have a few other things going on just now.


Oh I will be watching. Never hurts to learn something new.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/01/28 05:17:59


Post by: FireSkullz2


Looking great so far! Cant wait to see the finished product!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/14 21:36:30


Post by: insaniak


I'm currently building a little diorama over in my P&M Blog, but since the terrain sprue components feature quite prominently, I figured it was worth adding in here as well... Still quite WIP:







Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/14 22:43:37


Post by: legoburner


Great, idea - the amount of imagination you can apply to things is mindboggling


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/21 07:17:16


Post by: insaniak


Time for some storage tray buildings...



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/21 07:19:56


Post by: insaniak


I wanted to make one of them a ruin, so hacked the top off one of them, using a soldering iron as a hot knife.

I wouldn't recommend this... But if you do feel inclined to replicate it, do it somewhere well ventilated, and count your fingers before and afterwards...

Alternately, just use a hacksaw instead..



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/21 07:22:56


Post by: insaniak


There's a little tab on the back, used for locking the trays onto slotted shelving, which gets in the way. So these were removed with a razor saw...



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/21 07:23:57


Post by: insaniak


Next up, front walls...

Made myself a card template that fits in where I want the front wall...



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/21 07:25:53


Post by: insaniak


Then cut a bunch of duplicates, with holes added for the doors.

The door hole isn't on the template, as the fronts will have various different configurations as I make more of these. The prototype had the double wide door instead.



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/21 07:30:23


Post by: insaniak


Then it's just down to slapping bits on, pretty much.

Went for minimal hole cutting for these, for convenience and speed. Only the trapezoid windows are cut into the trays... Something I remembered after doing the first two should have been done before I glued the front walls in place...

Ruin is pretty much done here. The one beside it is nearly finished... Just needs the buttressing on the front.

More to come.



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/21 08:33:02


Post by: Sgt. Oddball


Fab work as always


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/21 15:46:41


Post by: Gimgamgoo


Looking excellent.

Can I ask how you intend on painting them? Do you sand them before painting or cover in plaster or something? I find any type of paint - spray included flakes off things like the storage boxes, drain pipe ends etc.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/21 15:51:27


Post by: usernamesareannoying


Ate these sprues available yet?


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/21 16:09:05


Post by: Sgt. Oddball


Yes they are! The real online store is coming soon, but until it arrives you can use the pre-order store that's linked from the maelstromsedge.com homepage. Pre-orders are shipped about every 10 days.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/21 19:38:53


Post by: usernamesareannoying


12 bucks for one sprue. Ugh. ..
I do however want to look into the epirian hunter a bit more. Have there been any scale shots to gw stuff? I wonder how they'd work as count as tau Battlesuits?


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/21 19:52:07


Post by: warriorpriest


 usernamesareannoying wrote:
12 bucks for one sprue. Ugh. ..
I do however want to look into the epirian hunter a bit more. Have there been any scale shots to gw stuff? I wonder how they'd work as count as tau Battlesuits?


The sprues are huge with lots of goodies on them. As far as the hunters go, they are very nice but not as big as Tau battlesuits.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/21 19:58:18


Post by: insaniak


 Gimgamgoo wrote:
Looking excellent.

Can I ask how you intend on painting them? Do you sand them before painting or cover in plaster or something? I find any type of paint - spray included flakes off things like the storage boxes, drain pipe ends etc.

I've been doing fine with a regular spray undercoat so far. If you're wanting to be sure, though, an etching primer would probably do the trick.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
 usernamesareannoying wrote:
12 bucks for one sprue. Ugh. ..

For what it's worth, a comparably sized terrain sprue from that other company will cost you $33, and lets you build a corner of a building.

For what you can get out of them compared to other options on the market, these sprues are outstanding, IMO.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/21 21:12:54


Post by: insaniak


 usernamesareannoying wrote:

I do however want to look into the epirian hunter a bit more. Have there been any scale shots to gw stuff? I wonder how they'd work as count as tau Battlesuits?

Closest I have to a complete battlesuit, pulled from my second-hand bits...

So, smaller than the current Broadside suits, but would be fine as a Crisis stand-in.



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/21 21:39:59


Post by: usernamesareannoying


That was awesome insaniak, I really appreciate it.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/22 01:46:15


Post by: insaniak


So... Windows, eh?

Here's how I add the trapezoid windows to the plastic trays.

First, hold the window firmly in place in the position that you want it on the building, and then without cutting off any of your fingers , trace around the outside of the window with an exacto knife. ..

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Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/22 01:52:43


Post by: insaniak


Put the window down somewhere that you won't lose it, and then use the knife to trace carefully along the outline to deepen the cuts. I recommend not slicing of any of your fingers while doing this.

Don't try to use to much pressure here... That just makes it easier to slip and mess it up. Apply light pressure, and just keep going over the line letting it gradually deepen.

If you accidentally slice too far on a stroke, so long as your knife is really sharp you can often get away with it... Just turn the knife sideways and scrape along the scratch. Because this plastic is softish, the burred edges close back over the scratch.



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/22 01:59:12


Post by: insaniak


When you've scored a reasonable way through the plastic (exactly how far depends on the specific plastic of the containers you have, and how much you like your fingers) you can fast-forward the process a bit by pushing the tip of the knife into one end of the cut and rocking it gently to cut down the line.

When done, push the plastic piece out, and push the window in. Check for fit and shave around the edges of the hole as necessary before applying glue...

The mould line of the window gives a handy guideline to ensure all of your windows protrude the same amount from the walls...

Once the window is in place, this is a good time to count your fingers.



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/22 02:13:30


Post by: RiTides


The finished ruin from last page is just excellent, really love what you do with these storage bins!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/22 02:17:05


Post by: warriorpriest


Insaniak are you on the facebook group as well?


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/22 09:07:01


Post by: insaniak


I hadn't got around to signing up yet, but did today


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/22 10:25:42


Post by: insaniak


Two more ruins in progress.



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/22 10:28:19


Post by: insaniak


And to break up the sameyness of the sizes of multiple identical buildings, I decided to make a double-decker... Still very WIP, obviously...



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/24 22:14:46


Post by: RiTides


I like the idea of making a taller structure! Breaking up the profile would be good so folks can't make the easy connection that it's two stakced up (when put next to the singles for instance).

Loving things so far!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/02/24 23:18:01


Post by: insaniak


The fact that it's just two units stacked up is the whole point I wanted to keep the modular look, as if they're generic pods that are customised and used all over for different applications, in much the same way as demountable offices or shipping containers are used now.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/03/11 11:54:00


Post by: usernamesareannoying


hey insaniak,, what did you do with the flat back surface on your bin houses?


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/03/23 20:26:20


Post by: StraightEdgeFTW


 insaniak wrote:
When you've scored a reasonable way through the plastic (exactly how far depends on the specific plastic of the containers you have, and how much you like your fingers) you can fast-forward the process a bit by pushing the tip of the knife into one end of the cut and rocking it gently to cut down the line.

When done, push the plastic piece out, and push the window in. Check for fit and shave around the edges of the hole as necessary before applying glue...

The mould line of the window gives a handy guideline to ensure all of your windows protrude the same amount from the walls...

Once the window is in place, this is a good time to count your fingers.


What are the dimensions of those magical boxes you use, sir?


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/03/23 22:07:41


Post by: SexierThanYou13


Great! These buildings look awesome! I like the idea of them being pre-fab constructs too.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/03/29 11:51:44


Post by: insaniak


 usernamesareannoying wrote:
hey insaniak,, what did you do with the flat back surface on your bin houses?

Sat a door on it, in the first one.

On the later versions, I'm using the square hatch, instead.



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/08/05 03:40:48


Post by: warriorpriest


How are you getting the bits to stay glued in place. I am working on something similar but the 'plastic' they are made from doesn't hold superglue too well.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/08/05 05:30:53


Post by: insaniak


From a different thread on the same topic :

 insaniak wrote:
As with plastic models, a wash in hot soapy water before you start is a good idea, as they often have a quite oily residue on them that will interfere with glue or paint.

Glue will depend somewhat on the specific plastic used, and the surface texture... some of these tubs are smooth, some have a bit of a rough finish which will cause superglue to not work as well. A quick-setting Epoxy glue would probably work, although I've been using one like this: http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/sg_plstc/overview/Loctite-Plastics-Bonding-System.htm

It's essentially a strong superglue formula with an activator... You 'paint' the pieces to be glued with the activator, add a drop of glue and press them together. Bonds almost instantly on just about any type of plastic.


I've had no problems with spraypaint sticking to the tubs I've been using, but success there may vary depending on the specific plastic used. I've undercoated with both regular spray paint and a 'undercoat' spray, and both worked fine. Otherwise, a coat of matte sealer first might help.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/09 21:10:07


Post by: insaniak


A little building I threw together for an upcoming tutorial...








Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/09 23:34:56


Post by: Camkierhi


Nice straight forward little home from home. Like it.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/10 02:37:03


Post by: grumpy_newenglander


Looks awesome. Dumb question, but where do you guys get foamcore? Found some on Amazon but I'm not sure if its legit. Going to try to pop in the local dollar store tomorrow for some cheap plastic trays to give the terrain sprue a shot.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/10 08:52:35


Post by: yakface


grumpy_newenglander wrote:
Looks awesome. Dumb question, but where do you guys get foamcore? Found some on Amazon but I'm not sure if its legit. Going to try to pop in the local dollar store tomorrow for some cheap plastic trays to give the terrain sprue a shot.


Any framing shop or big arts and crafts store sells them by the sheet.



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/10 11:25:49


Post by: grumpy_newenglander


 yakface wrote:
grumpy_newenglander wrote:
Looks awesome. Dumb question, but where do you guys get foamcore? Found some on Amazon but I'm not sure if its legit. Going to try to pop in the local dollar store tomorrow for some cheap plastic trays to give the terrain sprue a shot.


Any framing shop or big arts and crafts store sells them by the sheet.



Thanks man, will need to check it out this weekend.

Just recently picked up the box set and started getting into this, hope I didn't miss the bandwagon. You guys have done such a wonderful job with this game- love the models so far and have really enjoyed flipping through the rulebook.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/10 12:26:45


Post by: warriorpriest


grumpy_newenglander wrote:
Looks awesome. Dumb question, but where do you guys get foamcore? Found some on Amazon but I'm not sure if its legit. Going to try to pop in the local dollar store tomorrow for some cheap plastic trays to give the terrain sprue a shot.


Another suggestion is dollar stores lke Dollar Tree. It is in same place they keep the poster board.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/11 10:25:26


Post by: filbert


if you are in the Uk, you can get it from Hobbycraft. I expect you have an equivalent Arts & Crafts chain store in the US.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/12 19:35:26


Post by: insaniak


Speaking of foamcore, here's a video that I put together back during the Kickstarter, showing the assembly of a basic foamcore building.





Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/16 08:52:55


Post by: Huginn


Thank you, this is just brilliant. I really like the giftbox idea, that's something anybody could do, no foamcore required. Buy a box, glue plastic bits on, paint and done! I guess you could magnetise the roof, and then use the box as an actual box to store other terrain bits in - scatter, barrels, etc.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/19 19:41:40


Post by: grumpy_newenglander


 warriorpriest wrote:
grumpy_newenglander wrote:
Looks awesome. Dumb question, but where do you guys get foamcore? Found some on Amazon but I'm not sure if its legit. Going to try to pop in the local dollar store tomorrow for some cheap plastic trays to give the terrain sprue a shot.


Another suggestion is dollar stores lke Dollar Tree. It is in same place they keep the poster board.


This was an awesome suggestion, thanks for the heads up. Stopped by the local dollar store and picked up two boards. Also nabbed a couple of interesting plastic containers that looked like they could turn into cool buildings. Will post some pics once I figure out what I'm doing.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/19 20:29:05


Post by: Alpharius


grumpy_newenglander wrote:
 warriorpriest wrote:
grumpy_newenglander wrote:
Looks awesome. Dumb question, but where do you guys get foamcore? Found some on Amazon but I'm not sure if its legit. Going to try to pop in the local dollar store tomorrow for some cheap plastic trays to give the terrain sprue a shot.


Another suggestion is dollar stores lke Dollar Tree. It is in same place they keep the poster board.


This was an awesome suggestion, thanks for the heads up. Stopped by the local dollar store and picked up two boards. Also nabbed a couple of interesting plastic containers that looked like they could turn into cool buildings. Will post some pics once I figure out what I'm doing.


Please do - I'd like to see what you come up with!

Additionally, please PM me your New England location - maybe we're close enough neighbors to get a game in! :


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/19 22:59:07


Post by: grumpy_newenglander


 Alpharius wrote:
grumpy_newenglander wrote:
 warriorpriest wrote:
grumpy_newenglander wrote:
Looks awesome. Dumb question, but where do you guys get foamcore? Found some on Amazon but I'm not sure if its legit. Going to try to pop in the local dollar store tomorrow for some cheap plastic trays to give the terrain sprue a shot.


Another suggestion is dollar stores lke Dollar Tree. It is in same place they keep the poster board.


This was an awesome suggestion, thanks for the heads up. Stopped by the local dollar store and picked up two boards. Also nabbed a couple of interesting plastic containers that looked like they could turn into cool buildings. Will post some pics once I figure out what I'm doing.


Please do - I'd like to see what you come up with!

Additionally, please PM me your New England location - maybe we're close enough neighbors to get a game in! :


I'm actually a displaced New Englander...currently living in the Washington, DC Metro area. Hopefully my wife and I will be making our way back to Maine in the next couple of years.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/20 01:05:37


Post by: Alpharius


Ha!

I'd be grumpy too if I had to move away from New England and into the DC Area!

And if you're moving back to Maine, you'll still be a ways away from me here in Massachusetts!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/20 02:57:14


Post by: Stormwall


Oh man, exalted the hell out of that post. Thanks for video insaniak.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/22 11:17:00


Post by: insaniak


Getting some paint on... Setting up a salt weathering tutorial.



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/22 11:48:26


Post by: Sgt. Oddball


That title got a groan :p


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/22 20:37:03


Post by: Camkierhi


Crispy! Ready salted!

Vid was great thanks, looking forward to the tut.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/24 05:55:57


Post by: insaniak


Progress...



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/25 07:48:29


Post by: Camkierhi


Great effect, salting is a technique everyone should have in there toolbox. It can be over done though, but you have got it bang on there.



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/27 15:19:45


Post by: grumpy_newenglander


Been having a blast building and painting these models...they're really well made and the multi-pose thing is awesome.

Here are a few pictures of the five or six models I've finished. Certainly open to feedback, I'm always trying to step up my paint game and know it could use some work.

Links because the images were taken on my phone and are unnecessarily large...don't know how to resize.

Karist Angel/Minnows:

http://i.imgur.com/CrEP1Sx.jpg

Karist Angel alone:

http://i.imgur.com/TAk85iM.jpg

Epirian Contractor:

http://i.imgur.com/a6bRriu.jpg



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/29 10:58:32


Post by: legoburner


Nice stuff grumpy You might want to start a new thread here so that it gets more eyeballs compared to being buried in this terrain thread. Check out the dakka gallery as well, as then your images get automatically resized and can be easily embedded in posts too!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/09/29 12:58:57


Post by: grumpy_newenglander


 legoburner wrote:
Nice stuff grumpy You might want to start a new thread here so that it gets more eyeballs compared to being buried in this terrain thread. Check out the dakka gallery as well, as then your images get automatically resized and can be easily embedded in posts too!


Good call, will try to do that later today. Thanks!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/10/01 13:47:10


Post by: Sgt. Oddball


Models look ace! Nice basing too.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/12/12 01:25:16


Post by: insaniak


A watch tower I threw together on the weekend, for an upcoming Comm Guild article...



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2016/12/12 05:37:27


Post by: Sgt. Oddball


Neat! I have some bits on the terrain sprue in mind that would make a nice electrified fence to go with that


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/01/07 06:08:50


Post by: insaniak


Time for more shipping containers... enclosed one, this time


.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/01/07 06:53:11


Post by: inmygravenimage


Lovely indeed. The mysterious boxes of Xmas are, I find, and source of base cardboard.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/01/07 15:38:17


Post by: Sgt. Oddball


A bunch of containers might be my next terrain project


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/01/10 19:16:12


Post by: insaniak


For anyone interested, there is now a tutorial on building the shipping containers here.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/01/11 07:14:53


Post by: Manchu


I love that watch tower. I am looking really hard at the terrain sprue that came with starter, trying to pick the best idea.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/01/13 10:39:13


Post by: insaniak


Something new, coming together...




Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/01/13 21:00:23


Post by: JoshInJapan


Nifty! Is that a pen for POWs?


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/01/13 21:43:39


Post by: Scarper


Nice cattle pen! I'm so inspired by how much use you can get out of these parts, it's encouraged me to make my own terrain again. Thank you for posting all this!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/01/14 22:49:14


Post by: insaniak


Working on the units on the north ridge...



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/01/16 11:19:53


Post by: Ubl1k


This thread has me wanting to build some terrain up soooo badly


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/01/17 01:46:34


Post by: insaniak


 Ubl1k wrote:
This thread has me wanting to build some terrain up soooo badly

Excellent! My evil plan is working...


The finished stockyard:


You can find a walkthrough of how it was build, and a bunch more pictures, here.



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/01/17 13:20:53


Post by: darrkespur


Love the animal prints in the mud, that's a great touch. Continually impressed by your creativity!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/01/17 17:45:15


Post by: Sgt. Oddball


Now for alien cows


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/01/18 06:53:53


Post by: Ubl1k


 Sgt. Oddball wrote:
Now for alien cows


Please make some Buggalows from futurama


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/01/22 03:34:55


Post by: kronk


Dude. Excellent terrain work. While I am out and about tomorrow, I need to get a box so I can make a MEdge has unit with my terrain spruce from the kick starter


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/01/24 11:39:58


Post by: RiTides


 Sgt. Oddball wrote:
Now for alien cows

Yes

It looks fantastic, insaniak!!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/02/02 21:10:10


Post by: insaniak


Thanks, guys.

Currently working up some more storage tray buildings for a tutorial and (hopefully) another build video.



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/02/06 19:31:07


Post by: insaniak


And finished:


Tutorial posted here.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/02/09 03:16:43


Post by: Lorek


Where do you get those little signs?!

Looks great!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/02/09 11:49:59


Post by: insaniak


I made a bunch of assorted signs up in Gimp, which I just print off in whatever size is appropriate as I need them.

Sample below... Text is in (Google translated, so probably very bad) Esperanto, just because it seemed appropriate and because it let me have some fun with the text without being really obvious about it...





Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/02/10 22:32:12


Post by: Lorek


That's really cool. I'm going to have to steal that idea. Maybe that image.

The Esperanto is a nice touch. Makes me think of Red Dwarf.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/02/14 10:41:40


Post by: insaniak


My mind is on the gutter...



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/02/17 12:47:49


Post by: insaniak


Moving right along...



Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/02/18 02:07:16


Post by: Lorek


Those are quite nice!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/02/20 19:09:59


Post by: insaniak


Painted pics:









You can find more pics and a tutorial to do it yourself in the Dakka Tutorials section here!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/02/21 00:00:01


Post by: Panic


Yeah,
Smashing stuff,

The guide is really good too.
The only thing I would add is maybe sanding the plastic surface a little to help spray paint adhesion.

That military green is really well done.
Amazing.

Panic.


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/02/21 23:23:31


Post by: Lorek


That looks really, really good!


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/02/25 20:37:08


Post by: insaniak


 Panic wrote:


That military green is really well done.

Army Painter's Army Green may well be my new favourite colour


Livin' on the MEdge - or: 101 things to do with the MEdge terrain sprue... @ 2017/02/26 21:42:48


Post by: RiTides


Wow, I agree the painted buildings look great! Especially that first one, zoom out and put it on a flocked board and I'd think it's the real thing