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Tap, tap, tap... Is this thing on?
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So I just ordered Battle for Zycanthus. It includes a Terrain Sprue, so what are some good first projects for it?

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The bunker or minehead from the last page are both fairly easy builds, and if you follow the links there are templates to use for them.

Likewise, the storage tray buildings, or any of the 'take a box and glue bits to it' options are really easy.

It sort-of comes down to what you want to do with it.

   
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Bunkery goodness


   
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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...



Could you tell use the dimensions of the container?
I have some but they aren't the right size. I would like to duplicate the model but I have to order the containers online since I can't find any at local stores .

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Follow-up question: Good place to get foamcore?

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Hobby stores carry it. I often find it in the displays used for science fair projects and the like.

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The finished comm tower:






More pics in the Showcase thread here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/727744.page#9410170


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Melonneko wrote:

Could you tell use the dimensions of the container?
I have some but they aren't the right size. I would like to duplicate the model but I have to order the containers online since I can't find any at local stores .

The specific size is going to vary depending on the actual containers you can find, as they're not all standard. But for buildings around the size of mine, you're looking for trays around about 9" long and 5-6" wide and tall.

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Dude, that looks great!!

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 insaniak wrote:

Melonneko wrote:

Could you tell use the dimensions of the container?
I have some but they aren't the right size. I would like to duplicate the model but I have to order the containers online since I can't find any at local stores .

The specific size is going to vary depending on the actual containers you can find, as they're not all standard. But for buildings around the size of mine, you're looking for trays around about 9" long and 5-6" wide and tall.


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New project underway...
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How'd you manage to cut the foamcore so neatly round?

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I drew around a dinner plate, and then just cut along the line with an exacto knife.

If you press reasonably hard with the pencil, it actually makes a groove in the paper lining of the foamcore, which gives you a guide for the knife. As long as you go carefully, it's not too difficult to stick to the line.

The bigger trick is learning to cut straight up and down, which is partly down to practice holding the knife, and partly down to making multiple passes rather than trying to cut all the way through in one go, to avoid the blade bending and warping the cut.

   
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A little more...
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How much is te terrain sprue it looks great for hobby projects in general, basing and many many other uses.

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£14.99 for two. That looks like a landing pad...? Cool

   
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Do you even lift?
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yeah,
Is that lift magnetized, I see metal runners at the back?

Looking great.

Panic...

   
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Nice, I really dig it.
   
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Finished...


More pics here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/729399.page#9439825
...or in the Comm Guild blog post here: http://www.thecommguild.com/roller/thecommguild/entry/terrain-spotlight-landing-pad

   
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Totally stealing this design for my INF table.

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That is great. I made something similar years ago using the turntable from a record player.

Nice job indeed sir!
   
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New building - Garage built from a cardboard giftbox:



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I like it!

Are the letters from those refrigerator magnet kits for kids?

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No, although that would have been considerably easier

They were cut out of 2mm plasticard. There was originally only going to be a missing A, but I got sick of cutting them out and decided to drop the second G as well...

   
 
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