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Battle Tested Karist Trooper






Do they have a switch for setting them to vacuum nasty drones/minnows from the sky?

   
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

Trading Post, from a converted Laser Cut Card shipping container:













More pics and assembly article here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/763650.page#10147957

 
   
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Battle Tested Karist Trooper






That's superb. A (wo)man needs socks.

   
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Nasty Nob






Trading Post looks great!


My P&M blog: Cleatus, the Scratch-building Mekboy
Successful Swap Trades: 6 
   
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

New building made as something of a prototype, playing around with foamed PVC. Now that I have a proof of concept, I'll be turning out some more to go along with this one, and having some fun with curves...














Full build article is here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/764321.page#10164133

 
   
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Battle Tested Karist Trooper






That's excellent! Did you curve the windows as well somehow?

   
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

Not this time - I was relying on the boxing around the window to allow it to protrude out from the curve. Not entirely happy with the result, so I'm thinking for the next one I'll file a curve into the back of the window frame and just glue it onto the wall rather than cutting the window hole and inserting it.

 
   
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

New modeling tutorial - Salt Weathering!

Tutorial is here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/764662.page#10173441

...and lets you create things that looks something like this:




 
   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Sorry reaching back to page 1...



When you worked with the storage boxes did you need to do anything special for paint and glue? Did regular superglue and paint work?

Thinking of a troop shuttle...

 
   
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Regular superglue works, but on softer plastic it can pop off if it gets knocked or warped. I found the best option was an 'all plastic' superglue system, which is a two-part product that includes a tube of superglue and a primer pen - you 'paint' both parts to be glued with the primer and then glue them together with the superglue. Grabs instantly and sets like a rock.

There are also some 'all plastic' glues out there that are just a goopy clear glue in a tube. The one I tried looked promising initially, but shrinks as it sets, which made the thinner parts curl and pop off.


Paint-wise, I use a spraycan primer, and if I'm doing something rough like salt-weathering I apply a coat of sealer over the primer. They would probably still scratch if they were all thrown in a box or something, but for my relatively careful terrain use it works fine. You can improve the paint adherence by lightly sanding before spraying. An etching primer might also be worth a go, although I'm not sure what that would do to the terrain sprue components...

 
   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Thanks, very useful. My Christmas calendar is filling up...

 
   
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

New terrain article piece: Abandoned outpost, made from a Knights of Dice MDF blank, the Maelstrom's Edge terrain sprue and some plastic plants.














Full build article is here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/766013.page

 
   
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

Bubblegum dispenser generator!











Full article showing how it was built is here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/766339.page

 
   
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Hulking Hunter-class Warmech





Bristol, England

Very cool! Watch out for General Veers in his AT-AT though...

Read the first two novels in the Maelstrom's Edge Universe now:

Maelstrom's Edge: Faith - read a sample here!

and

Maelstrom's Edge: Sacrifice 
   
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

Shipping crates made from old flight bases, 25mm bases and some cardboard:







You can find a tutorial here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/767062.page#10235701

 
   
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

New modeling article is up: an observatory made from a yoghurt tub and half of a plastic bauble:










Build article is here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/767674.page#10252975

 
   
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Boom! Leman Russ Commander





The Shire(s)

Looks good! Now I'm wondering what you are going to do with the other half

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Hulking Hunter-class Warmech





Bristol, England

Another lovely building! It looks like the Hoth ion cannon from Empire Strikes Back.

Read the first two novels in the Maelstrom's Edge Universe now:

Maelstrom's Edge: Faith - read a sample here!

and

Maelstrom's Edge: Sacrifice 
   
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Pigeons in Flight






In my Austin Ambassador Y Reg

It consistently amazes me what you manage to come up with, with just a few simple objects and the terrain sprue. It's like Blue Peter on steroids!

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30K Death Guard, 30K Imperial Fists

Completed Armies so far (click to view Army Profile):
 
   
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Under the couch

Apparently I had been a little lax in updating this thread...


Some crates:


And the accompanying tutorial:
Spoiler:

- by Iain Wilson



Time for another quick and easy build!


The Maelstrom's Edge terrain sprue includes a nifty corner bracing piece, which would normally be used on the roof corners of flat-roof buildings to pretty them up a little. Because a lot of my buildings have angled buttresses or ballustraded roofs, I collect a lot of spares of this part. Looking for something easy and effective to do with them, I hit on the idea of turning them into shipping crates!













To replicate these, for each crate you will need some 1mm thick plasticard or cardboard - two pieces 21mm square, two pieces 21mm x 12mm, and two pieces 19mm by 12mm, and you will also need eight corner braces.









Start by placing the corner braces flat side down, and gluing them together in sets of four along the flat edges, as below:









Glue your large squares into the two resultant boxwork shapes. If you're using plasticard, you can use polystyrene cement for this. Use superglue if you have gone with cardboard.









Next, take the 21mm long strips, and glue them along the inside of one of the boxes, along opposite sides. It doesn't matter which two sides you go with, so long as they are opposite each other.









The 19mm strips should then fit neatly in on the other two sides. It's a good idea to check them for fit, and trim up if necessary before gluing them in. If you wind up with the corners of the strips not all meeting up exactly, it's not a problem, as they'll be hidden by the boxwork when you put the other side on.









Speaking of the other side, you can now glue this on by sliding it on over the strips, until it butts up neatly against the first side.









And that's it. They're really easy to put together, so (assuming you have enough corner braces knocking around) you can quickly assemble a few of them to stack up and scatter around the table for a bit of low cover.









They're fairly light, so while they sit neatly on top of each other, you may find it beneficial to glue the stacks together so that they don't get knocked awry mid-game. This also gives you less surface to paint, since you won't need to paint the faces that are touching other crates!














Keen to give it a go? You can pick up the Maelstrom's Edge terrain sprue, along with the rest of the Maelstrom's Edge model range from the webstore here.



As always, feel free to pop along and share your work, or ask any Maelstrom's Edge- or hobby-related questions on the Comm Guild Facebook page!



For other Maelstrom's Edge modeling articles, including tutorials and walkthroughs of a wide range of different building and miniature projects, check out the article roundup here.





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A bunker - built from a plastic plant pot.








You can see how it was built in the walkthrough here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/772039.page#10359581


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And another bunker made from an air conditioner fitting that I found while I was at the hardware store looking for something else entirely...









Build article is here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/772988.page#10384758

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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Awesome as usual.




 
   
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

New building, taking some time out for reflection...








Full build article is here.

 
   
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Under the couch

This week I had a play with an MDF kit from Uncertain Scenery that I picked up at Salute...










Build article here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/775982.page#10459657

 
   
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Under the couch


This week, I got all environmentally-friendly:



Made from an old electric toothbrush head, a little plasticard, a piece from the Maelstrom's Edge terrain sprue, and a piece off the end of a superglue lid.







Full build article here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/776270.page#10466049

 
   
Made in us
Resolute Ultramarine Honor Guard






Aw, this thread is super cool! I really dig the variety of things you've come up with.

I got some of those terrain sprues recently as a hand-me-down and am part way through building two "science stations".

And They Shall Not Fit Through Doors!!!

Tyranid Army Progress -- With Classic Warriors!:
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/743240.page#9671598 
   
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Smokin' Skorcha Driver





Houston, TX

I love checking this page. I know I can always find some good inspiration. I just received a double pack of the terrain sprues and I am excited to get to work.

-Rids

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Under the couch

Venturing back inside the (cardboard) box...






Embiggened pics:
Spoiler:










Full build article here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/777775.page#10500727

 
   
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Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

Just love the paint job on that one!!
   
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Under the couch

Thanks!



New building - lifting the lid on removable roofs...






Full build article here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/778319.page#10515280

 
   
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

New building, with a bit of a sneak peek at a new terrain sprue coming up for release very soon...









More pics and a build walkthrough here.


 
   
 
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