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Seven Year War Afficianado






Chicago

Here's something I threw together this week.


I dremmeled some parts off, the only things I added were doors, two tanks, chips of wood at each trench end, ladder, pipes, a bit of retaining wall at the main gun pit as well as a bit of plaster and ballast. Painting was simply black spray paint, heavy drybrushing of main colors, light drybrush of tan and a brown on a few places.

A small oops here as I measured the height of the retaining walls for a 28mm guardsman so the stunties can only barely peek over.




The tank in the front is removable so you can have a third gun pit.


The front of the bunker tilts outs so you can put miniatures inside. Unfortunately the hinge is at the bottom so you can't use it as an openable garage door.


A close up miniature scale pic, that shows a bit-to-closely my slapdash paint technique.


It began it's life as the main section of this Thomas the Tank Engine dock set that I picked up at a resale shop for a couple bucks.


Here's one in-progress pic to show how it looked before ballast and paint.


Should be a nice set piece for the Squat army I'm currently working on, though it will first see action as part of our club's winter post-apocalypse campaign. This was a real joy to build and went together fast. An evening of assembly, followed by an evening of painting, and a brief touch-up the next morning. I've really come to prefer building terrain from toys or parts of toys rather than from raw model materials. Not only are used and broken toys dirt cheap, but they have so much detail built in that sometimes they nearly build themselves for you.
Enjoy!

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I was reasonably impressed - and then I saw the thing you started with!
That's a hell of an improvement - great job, Like it

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Awesome work! I'm visiting the toy store this weekend and see if I can pick up some cool terran for a future diorama

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Florida

Woooow I got to the before pictures and I did a double take. That is very cool, it looks great!

   
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Stabbin' Skarboy





Los Angeles

You sir win. Great use of second hand materials.

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Any chance of a land train pulled by Thomas?

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 Necroagogo wrote:
Any chance of a land train pulled by Thomas?


Hmmm, a plasticard shell could easily be made to cover the face and other give way details. That could be an awesome idea.

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Vancouver Canada

Thats a great idea to pick up some old toys and remodel them. I can just imagine shooting some orcs in a remade technadrome. Great work.
   
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Wood looks amasing.

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Seven Year War Afficianado






Chicago

Thanks for the kind words guys,

Necroagogo,
Funny you should mention that, I don't have any of the trains from this set, but I do have a duplo Thomas train. Of course my son would not be happy if I appropriated it for terrain use...

Demic25,
Thanks, the grain pattern was already there in the toy except for the ruined bits on the end which are thin wood. The paint on the wood is a black prime, yellow ochre wet-drybrush and a quick sienna'ish brown wash.

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You have an excellent eye if you saw potential from that toy! I should expect it from anyone still playing squats Dork eye for the gamer guy?.........

but seriously an awesome piece and your squats are happy for it.
   
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Vancouver, BC, Canada

That's awesome. Looks like something out of half life. That's the first thing I though when I saw that rusted metal door, no idea why. Good work though, I thought you had made the rocks out of poly styrene; they look so nice.

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United Kingdom

That's awesome - now do Castle Greyskull

Seriously that's a great spot with a good eye, well executed - well done.


   
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Chicago

Thanks! I haven't found a castle greyskull yet, but I'm always on the lookout for more used toys to turn into terrain. There's a goodwill near me where toys (if broken or missing parts) are usually only 50 cents to a couple bucks. I've recently picked up the following In various states of disrepair

Two of these matchbox playsets


One of these starfighters


One Toy Story playset (missing most parts)


The Toy Story playset and starfighter have already been sawed into usable sections with my dremmel and the matchbox playsets are going to be next...

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Boskydell, IL

Hotness. Loving the bunker. When it comes to game functionality, models can interact with it in a TON of different ways, which is hands down the most important part of a terrain piece. It looks pretty damn sweet, too!

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