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Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan





Bristol, England

Just thought I'd share. She has done me well but will be binned in another month and a half!

Quick(1 1/2hrs), cheap(free), temporary(but sturdy) gaming setup.
^All of the above is true^

So for those of you who don't know I work abroad 9 months of the year. Many of my models/scenery/games
spend three quarters of their lives in boxes in my loft in Bristol, England. I live in the Alps in shared/rented
accomodation so there is little space for games rooms and the like. I travel with a painting kit and a project or
two pre-assembled, based, sprayed and ready to go!

Anyway, every now and then the sight of me hunched over my desk, squinting, tounge out with the occational
rattle of brush in water or expletive as the eyes go wrong for the 5th time, has been known to cause a little interest
in the hobby. I'll give you a game if you like.......

At this point, No scenery=problem. It's hard for a complete novice to get excited and inspired by his Marines
hunkering down behind a pepper pot or taking the wine cork objective at the top of that enormous book, not to
mention taking dangerous terrain tests on the slippery surface of a glossy magazine.

Never fear. 1 1/2hrs later I had come up with enough scenery to fill a 4x4 table, and at what cost?

Here's how I did it.........
Cutting the corners off cardboard grocery trays, stacking these corners for multi levels and just being a bit creative.
Everything was stuck with white wood glue and it has held up pretty well.
I know that it could look better by masking the visible, tell tale corrugations and i'm sure some textured spray and
a few more details/bits would do it the world of good. But then it wouldn't be free!

The room in the pics in the dining room of the chalet that I manage and cook for. It seats over 30 guests. Thats why
there are so many darn tables. Handily each table measures 48x28 inches. There are twelve in total. So to fill them
all with scenery in this way would take 1 person 9hrs! Apocalypse anyone????
Also the colour of the table cloths are not too offensive either!

So, on to the pics.

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Oli: Can I be an orc?
Everyone: No.
Oli: But it fits through the doors, Look! 
   
Made in gb
Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan





Bristol, England

As I said, on to the pics.
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the venue!

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This type of box. I found some plain ones.

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building

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balcony building

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building 2

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building 3

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The look kinda good pushed together like this.

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Thats a 4x4 table and a dirty shoe!

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setup left

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setup right

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models eye 1

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models eye 2


Oli: Can I be an orc?
Everyone: No.
Oli: But it fits through the doors, Look! 
   
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Flashy Flashgitz





Cincinnati, Ohio

Looking good. I like it. Quick, easy, cheap, and still decent looking

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Whitebear lake Minnesota.

i would agree looking good also you might want to put some plaster on the edgings i used to do that with card board and it looked pretty good.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Burtucky, Michigan

Hell yea Im all about cheap and easy. Those look really good too. Nice job
   
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Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan





Bristol, England

BigToof wrote:Looking good. I like it. Quick, easy, cheap, and still decent looking

Thankyou, glad you like it.

Deathmachine wrote:i would agree looking good also you might want to put some plaster on the edgings i used to do that with card board and it looked pretty good.

Think of the drying time of plaster. Also unless you mix colour in with the plaster it would probably look worse until paint.
Personally I feel that this is not actually worth painting. This is really just a 2nd to worst case scenario (1st worst being 'King of the Book').
Also, for the record, I do have and can make good terrain!

The beauty of this 'system' is that you and a friend can create a playable (and not too ugly) battleboard anywhere whilst half watching a movie for no money.
It is possible to carry two small 'armies', rulebooks, dice etc in a small figure case on holiday, to a friends house or on the tube. The scenery is a different matter!

Oli: Can I be an orc?
Everyone: No.
Oli: But it fits through the doors, Look! 
   
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Alex Kolodotschko wrote:It's hard for a complete novice to get excited and inspired by his Marines
hunkering down behind a pepper pot or taking the wine cork objective at the top of that enormous book, not to
mention taking dangerous terrain tests on the slippery surface of a glossy magazine.


Spot on. Great job on the make-shift scenery and commendable post. Excellent indeed, I hope everyone who doesn't have scenery and/or is trying to induct a new player follows suit.
   
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Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan





Bristol, England

Awwww shucks. Now you're making me blush.
I know you are only saying such nice things because there are Ultramarines in the pics!

Oli: Can I be an orc?
Everyone: No.
Oli: But it fits through the doors, Look! 
   
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Buzzard's Knob

Actually, masking take would do fine for the edges of the cardboard with minimal impact on its unpainted appearance.

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Flashy Flashgitz





Cincinnati, Ohio

It occurs to me that you could probably improve this about 100 fold by spraying it with textured paints. The color will look right, and the texture will help make it look more ruined.

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Roarin' Runtherd





Cumbria

I like them bulidings

Are you going to paint them up cos they'll even cooler if you do

BTW is the typhus i see showing himself as an Ultramarine? cos i like it i looks awsome! ---> =

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Bristol, England

Alex Kolodotschko wrote: She has done me well but will be binned in another month and a half!
I know that it could look better by masking the visible, tell tale corrugations and i'm sure some textured spray and
a few more details/bits would do it the world of good. But then it wouldn't be free!

Alex Kolodotschko wrote:
Also, for the record, I do have and can make good terrain!
The beauty of this 'system' is that you and a friend can create a playable (and not too ugly) battleboard anywhere whilst half watching a movie for no money.


Thanks for the kind words/suggestions but if I felt like this project warranted more time and was not just a temporary measure I would have gone about it VERY differently.
Feel free to run with this idea but it's not for me, thanks. In a month and a half I will have a gamesroom again, can get some old stuff out, make some new stuff and burn this stuff! I might cry a bit!
Just thought that I would show it as a hasslefree/commitmentfree/moneyless/skillminimal/temporary alternative before she went to the recycling bin in the sky.

I think you mean Tycho not 'Nurgly Typhus'. But yes that is Brother Captain Tonka of the Ultramarines.


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Oli: Can I be an orc?
Everyone: No.
Oli: But it fits through the doors, Look! 
   
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Minneapolis

Very impressive!

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edited to remove post's pointlessness



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My little mini Six rpg:
Sky d6: an aerial RPG in a devastated 1939

 
   
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Bristol, England

They were fair points M_Stress. As I said earlier some people might want to run with this idea.

Oli: Can I be an orc?
Everyone: No.
Oli: But it fits through the doors, Look! 
   
Made in ca
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I tought my post to be less usefull when I re-read that:

Alex Kolodotschko wrote:
Just thought that I would show it as a hasslefree (...)before she went to the recycling bin in the sky.


And for those who did not read my post, I was saying that I dislike cardboard base for terrain, because they warp then painted.
Unless you use two layers of cardboard. Glue the layers so that the corrugations run at right-angles to each other to minimise warp in each direction


My little mini Six rpg:
Sky d6: an aerial RPG in a devastated 1939

 
   
 
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