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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Thanks guys.

So first I soaked the tin in soapy water to get as much of the glue off from the label as possible. While that was soaking I cut out a strip of the chicken wire that will serve as the two ladders.

Cut of the end parts of the Mantic snap together pieces on the three support brackets.

Trimmed the round pivot point ends of the parts from a VHS tape to make the two small L brackets and sanded a curve unto the ends that will be glued to the can.

Sanded/filed a curve is some of the other Mantic pieces so they would fit the curve of the can.



Now I drilled a small hole and used some brass rod to hold the platform in place as I let the 5 minute epoxy set, added the first large L bracket in the middle for support. Then added the control panel. All secured with epoxy for strength and left to set with gravity doing the work to keep them in place. Make certain your platform is level.



While that was drying, I cut the ladder wire in half so I would have two and sanded down all those sharp edges (I ended up doing a little dab of epoxy on each of them as well with excess glue to prevent any sharp bits on the terrain). You do not want you terrain to acquire a reputation for drawing blood from your fellow gamers.

Began gluing the piping together, one at a time to make certain it dried at right angles.



More to come...

CB

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I thought I'd dropped a comment here but upon rechecking, I haven't recently, so just wanted to say that plasma generator is top notch, the candle works really well and the whole thing feels aged. I really like the gantries you did as well.

Good info in your latest update too, I better not start digging into the cans I have at home haha!

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Thank you Tyranid Horde.

Next step was adding the next two support brackets with 5 minute epoxy, again I let gravity hold them in place as I turned the can upside down. Used the extra epoxy to add little dabs to the chicken wire ladders (again to make a smooth end to all that cut wire).



Then I glued on the two small L brackets under the platform and a plastic sprinkler riser to the back of the tin. This was done on top of a piece of cellophane so that any excess epoxy that slid down before it fully cured would not stick to anything by the terrain. Now this step was necessary because the platform is a little heavy and I did not want there to be a chance of tipping when figures and bridges were placed on it.



While that epoxy dried I glued together the next stages in the piping made from Mantic extras. Then I glued on my two chicken wire ladders on each side of the platform (because you always need two access points for good Necromunda terrain). Then added the cage to the tops, made from pieces of plastic hair curlers. On to of those were the two burnt out Christmas lights to make lamps. Half of another Mantic extra piece and some plastic card were glued to the top of the tin to make a vent (and some cover). My Mantic piping was glued to one of the relatively bare sides between the sprinkler riser and the ladder to the platform. As well as some Mantic conduit for wiring on the side opposite the piping. An old outdoor sprinkler head was glued to the top of the sprinkler riser to make it look like some sort of viltration vent. All these were secured using 5 minute epoxy as we have dissimilar plastics and metals being joined and I wanted a strong durable join.





Made a basically identical piece in half as much time as I learned from the first one.

Next up is the painting.

The long painting and converting war continues…

CB

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Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Now primed, all the various parts look a little more unified.


The tops look a little plain, so I will have to add some rust, dust and grime.

The long painting and converting war continues…

CB

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Some WIP:



The long painting and converting war continues...

CB

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Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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Australia

Great stuff as always CB. Super inspiring to see what you can pull out of a kit part and a few bits and bobs. Liking the grime on top - think you've already eased any concerns about the top lacking detail there!

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Made in de
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Had a lot of catching up to do with your new project, again great how your mind looks at some household items, some terrain bits and suddenly there are two amazing platforms, already looking great!
   
Made in fi
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Finland, Espoo

Dropping my jaw every time I look at these terrain projects.
Said it before, and will say it again: It's really inspiring to see such cool terrain being built out of different materials and common house hold items.

As we are starting to play a Necromunda campaign at some point this year, I really need to go trough this thread again and borrow some of your ideas for terrain!

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

tzurk wrote:Great stuff as always CB. Super inspiring to see what you can pull out of a kit part and a few bits and bobs. Liking the grime on top - think you've already eased any concerns about the top lacking detail there!

Thank you tzurk
Viterbi wrote:Had a lot of catching up to do with your new project, again great how your mind looks at some household items, some terrain bits and suddenly there are two amazing platforms, already looking great!

Thanks Viterbi
Ezki wrote:Dropping my jaw every time I look at these terrain projects.
Said it before, and will say it again: It's really inspiring to see such cool terrain being built out of different materials and common house hold items.

As we are starting to play a Necromunda campaign at some point this year, I really need to go trough this thread again and borrow some of your ideas for terrain!

Please, use any idea you see. Most of mine were inspired by others and I have several links scattered throughout with links to site or logs that inspired me.

Now before I show the painted tomato cans, which I built to add more open platforms for bridges and gantries. I wanted some longer narrow spans, so I took a pair of wooden rulers and added some sculptors mesh to the flat side.

I used epoxy to secure it and then wrapped it in some old elastic bands to keep the metal against the wood for the 5 minutes required for the epoxy to set.

Then I used chip board strips to each side to keep models from falling off and to make the ruler level (these had a bulge down the middle between the metric and imperial measurements and I did not want my bridges to be tipsy).

The bridges ended up being a little too long for the Unofficial Painting Competition (30 cm/12 inches) where I was planning on using one of them, so I made one half as long with chip board as the shorter length did not require the strength of the wood.

However, in the end I found even the short bridge was too long for a good gun fight, so I dropped the idea, but did finish three new bridges for my Necromunda table.



The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


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Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

First tomato can tower and platform painted.




The long painting and converting war continues...

CB

37 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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More great looking terrain CB. The grey and the rust on the soup can are fantastic. Cool graffiti too

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Thank you gobert.

Second can.




Both cans with their platforms facing each other.


Still not certain how I will photograph them and the three Scum/Bounty Hunter models yet, as the set-up is too small for my little light box.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB

37 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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that's some seriously amazing use for cans

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Nice build and the colour choices look really good. Gritty without being dull.

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