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Lier, Belgium

this gives me inspiration for some orkish-looking buildings! looks really great!

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Ireland

This is a brilliant tutorial! I could've built a warhammer fantasy town with all the plastic I thrown away!

   
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wallygator wrote:this gives me inspiration for some orkish-looking buildings! looks really great!

Yeah, Orkish buildings (and additions to vehicles) are easily done like this. Thanks.

It is possible to do neater structures as well though (for those of you who are not Ork players).

On that note, here's a wooden box. Made with the same technique.


chickenbane wrote:This is a brilliant tutorial! I could've built a warhammer fantasy town with all the plastic I thrown away!

Thanks.
As I've said to others, you now know what to do with the free building material that comes with every model.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Very nice; may just have to try this myself.

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This tutorial is really amazing.

I'm definitely doing this to make some terrain.
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thank you, both. Good to know it's still inspiring people.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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South Dakota

I'm just starting an Ork army project... this will really help me stretch my budget! Thanks!

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Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
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Glad to hear it Anpu-adom.

And thank you everyone who has hit the Exalt button and pushed this into the top 20 threads on DDakka.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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South Dakota

In the back of my mind, I'm trying to design a tool that would make milling the sprue pieces easier (or at least safer).

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My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
"
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
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 Anpu-adom wrote:
In the back of my mind, I'm trying to design a tool that would make milling the sprue pieces easier (or at least safer).
Ha Ha. Yeah, I don't necessarily take the easiest route from A to B in my modelling (but often the cheapest as I have plenty of time, but not money).

I'm sure there are easier ways, and I'm all ears if people have ideas. This is all about learning and sharing techniques.

A thin enough razor saw or jeweller's saw may be easier for splitting the sprue, but the only saw I have at the moment removes too much material to be useful (which is a shame because I have a suitable vice that would work well with one). I may have to splash out...

Good luck. I look forward to seeing what people produce.

And I'm thinking of producing a kit of sorts for building a hut like this in the future, to go with the boxes I already sell.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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South Dakota

My wife has a mandolin for cutting things thinly in the kitchen... I'd use that if I felt like taking my life in my hands (not only is it wickedly sharp... it's my wife's). Like I said... I'll keep thinking.

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My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
"
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Yeah, those things are evil so I've heard (not had the "pleasure" of using one myself)... The mandolin, I meant...


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Killeen

This, my friend, is one of the coolest terrain pieces I've seen on dakka. I don't always remove my helmet and turn off my chainaxe, but when I do, it's because somebody made an awesome looking wooden cabin out of sprue pieces.


“Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore the brethren ought to be employed in manual labor at certain times, at others, in devout reading.”
― St. Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict

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 ZultanQ wrote:
This, my friend, is one of the coolest terrain pieces I've seen on dakka. I don't always remove my helmet and turn off my chainaxe, but when I do, it's because somebody made an awesome looking wooden cabin out of sprue pieces.

Thank you, ZultanQ. I glad it gave you a moment of peace and tranquillity.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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TN

I love this, I have bloody miles of sprue from my stompa kit and bikers. I MUST BUILD.

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 BunkerBob wrote:
I love this, I have bloody miles of sprue from my stompa kit and bikers. I MUST BUILD.
Thanks Bob. Have fun.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Marblehead, MA

Beautiful weathering effects! The paint job really pulled it together!

The Law Always Wins. 
   
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 PrettyLawful wrote:
Beautiful weathering effects! The paint job really pulled it together!
Thanks PL.
It required a fair amount of research and a bit of head scratching, but the painting was fairly easy when it came to it.
It was just a matter of slapping on the various colours (mostly as a wash or dry-brushing) to build up the final colours/effects.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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staffordshire england

All these fantastic scenery threads, are making me feel inadequate.
What with this and the shanty town one, I will have to try making some.



Its hard to be awesome, when your playing with little plastic men.
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 loki old fart wrote:
All these fantastic scenery threads, are making me feel inadequate.
What with this and the shanty town one, I will have to try making some.
Thanks Loki.
Do not feel inadequate, I did not expect this hut to come out so well. I am pretty confident that (with patience) anyone can make something along these lines.
The whole point of the competition (that this was entered into) was to create terrain that even someone new to the hobby could make.
Check out the other competitor's pieces of terrain for more inspiration (they were all made from mostly recycled materials): Here is roughly where the competition started, Scroll though and see what everyone did. There was many impressive pieces.

Not sure I've seen the shanty town one Link please if you can.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Bergen

Well done sir!

I am a dyslectic, so bear with me.

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staffordshire england

 Dr H wrote:
 loki old fart wrote:
All these fantastic scenery threads, are making me feel inadequate.
What with this and the shanty town one, I will have to try making some.
Thanks Loki.
Do not feel inadequate, I did not expect this hut to come out so well. I am pretty confident that (with patience) anyone can make something along these lines.
The whole point of the competition (that this was entered into) was to create terrain that even someone new to the hobby could make.
Check out the other competitor's pieces of terrain for more inspiration (they were all made from mostly recycled materials): Here is roughly where the competition started, Scroll though and see what everyone did. There was many impressive pieces.

Not sure I've seen the shanty town one Link please if you can.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/529242.page There you are.



Its hard to be awesome, when your playing with little plastic men.
Welcome to Fantasy 40k

If you think your important, in the great scheme of things. Do the water test.

Put your hands in a bucket of warm water,
then pull them out fast. The size of the hole shows how important you are.
I think we should roll some dice, to see if we should roll some dice, To decide if all this dice rolling is good for the game.
 
   
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Oceanic

Wow, it would take me a million years to make this. Looks very time consuming. Awesome detail.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiJ5Xnv1ClgVcGmmb-zQBlw

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Thanks Loki. That's nice.

Johnnytorrance wrote:
Wow, it would take me a million years to make this. Looks very time consuming. Awesome detail.
Thanks Johnny.
Creating all the wooden pieces is time consuming, but (as I've said before) they can be done while you wait for paint to dry on other models and then you can build your hut (or whatever else you want) when you have enough.

Also, if you are doing closed structures (like my boxes), then you only need to texture one side and don't even need to split the sprue. That makes it quicker and easier.

Or you could buy my boxes and wait until I produce a Hut kit...


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Well done, especially with the texturing! My younger brother is also a big believer in the utility of Sprue. I wonder if there is an easier way to cut the sprue into planks. Maybe something like a cheese knife?
   
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it called me decrepit







A small block plane would be ideal, but the problem would be finding a vice that could hold the sprue securely without malforming it from the pressure and/or grips.

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It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
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"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
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kestral wrote:Well done, especially with the texturing! My younger brother is also a big believer in the utility of Sprue. I wonder if there is an easier way to cut the sprue into planks. Maybe something like a cheese knife?
Thanks Kestral. Good on him.
Yeah, that is the difficult step. Get a quick and reliable method for that and you're laughing.

dsteingass wrote:A small block plane would be ideal, but the problem would be finding a vice that could hold the sprue securely without malforming it from the pressure and/or grips.
Maybe if you make a jig with a lip to hold the sprue up against. Could probably do a few at a time. I have a little plane and may give that a go next time...

Also, I thought that you could use the Chopit II thing you have, Dave. Do you think that would work? Again, holding the sprue is probably the problem.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Excellent work and fine tutorial guide which is very learnfull.

Doc., you're a genius!

Greetz from S
Take care!
   
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Well. I am unsure if that is a necro. ^ If it is, I'm grateful. This is amazing and I wish I had seen it before.

Now I can finish this:

Spoiler:

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 whalemusic360 wrote:
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avoiding the lorax on Crion

Brilliant.

Makes me want to do somthing with my sprue pile :-)

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