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So, I was lucky enough to be sent a bunch of early sprues of the Maelstrom's Edge terrain to play with.

For those who haven't seen it, the sprue looks like this:

Some of my efforts have been shown in the Kickstarter updates, but I thought it might be fun to show what I've been working on, in the hope it might inspire others along the way.

The fun thing about this kit is that you can add parts to just about anything. My very first experiment was a small bunker entrance, made from foamcore and card, which wound up looking like this :








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For a less foamcorial option, I found some storage trays at the local hardware store...


Which turn into this :








Painting about half done...



More shortly...

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Painted and based...







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Looks good.


Definitely the most intriguing part of the KS, and looks like they will be a boon to DIY terrain makers for some easy details.

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Continuing the 'buildings made without foamcore' theme just for a little while, I grabbed a cardboard giftbox from the local discount shop...




And by flipping the lid over, and flinging bits and glue at it, turned it into this:




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Fully painted:






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So you're the one who has been making that awesome stuff!

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Yep. I really want some of these sprues now!

Great stuff! Given me plenty of ideas for when I finally get my grubby mitts on them.

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 Malika2 wrote:
So you're the one who has been making that awesome stuff!

Some of it, yes The official table and some of the other terrain shown were done by others.

   
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I like the giftbox idea. Gives me a few.


 
   
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Good on you for thinking of the storage tray. That's awesome.

I am thinking of using an old police scanner and some of the bits, hopefully all that will unlock.

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 whalemusic360 wrote:
Alph, I expect like 90 sets of orange/blue from you.
 
   
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A livestock shipping container, made from 2 doors, 4 ladders, 8 corner pieces and a couple of pieces of foamcore (for the floor and roof)




And some scatter terrain... I'm particularly pleased with the freestanding comm unit, and the big green holomap/powercell/shield generator/whatever...




And as an additional little extra, the round sprue that this stuff comes on is also rather useful!

Used here with a little plastic rod to make some pipes...


   
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I love that storage container building, and the scatter terrain is looking great!

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 insaniak wrote:
A livestock shipping container, made from 2 doors, 4 ladders, 8 corner pieces and a couple of pieces of foamcore (for the floor and roof)




And some scatter terrain... I'm particularly pleased with the freestanding comm unit, and the big green holomap/powercell/shield generator/whatever...




And as an additional little extra, the round sprue that this stuff comes on is also rather useful!

Used here with a little plastic rod to make some pipes...



Is the curved roof just cardstock? I'm curious if I could make walls from plasticard and foamboard and then just use cardstock for the roof.

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 whalemusic360 wrote:
Alph, I expect like 90 sets of orange/blue from you.
 
   
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Yup. That particular building is using an old folder divider. I have a bunch of others using greeting card blanks...

Slightly glossy card is best as it won't soak up as much paint, but will be best off with a spray undercoat.

You could also use thin plasticard for the roof, obviously, but the card is cheaper and a little easier to bend.

   
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What are you using for the bases of the pieces? I'm specifically talking about the 1/4-1/2 inch thick piece at the bottom, that looks to be about 12 inches square.
   
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Awesome stuff! I'd be very interested to see how far you could stretch one sprue, using all the bits but no more on various structures.

   
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I really love that livestock container. Now if only there were some cool scifi livestock...

I want a grox!!!

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Some build shots of the first building of mine shown in the Kickstarter...

Built from Foamcore, roof from card, the rooftop walkway from a bit of embroidery mesh, and a liberal dose of MEdge bits. All of the bits on this building come from one sprue, with some leftovers.





Painting...


Salty...


Nearly there....


Done...









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ziggurattt wrote:
What are you using for the bases of the pieces? I'm specifically talking about the 1/4-1/2 inch thick piece at the bottom, that looks to be about 12 inches square.


It's 5mm foamcore, the same as I'm using for the main construction of most of my buildings. Not quite as durable as basing on MDF or the like, but convenient (and what I have on hand )and since my terrain generally doesn't have to travel very far should hold up ok...

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Heck yea these are awesome! I would love to play on a board using these. Love the design on that last one most of all, reminds me of an underground base entrance or something. Very believable and lived in.

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Is that all plastic foamcore or poster board foamcore?

You made me go out and buy some storage trays to make those small buildings. although they will probably sit in my pile of future terrain ideas for an eternity. Lol

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Not sure what you mean by 'plastic foamcore'... It's the standard stuff with foam in the middle and paper on the outsides.

   
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I wonder if the storage container and medge parts with some construction toys and plasticard could make a Halo Elephant. That'd be sick.

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 insaniak wrote:
Not sure what you mean by 'plastic foamcore'... It's the standard stuff with foam in the middle and paper on the outsides.


Might this be referring to foamed PVC?

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Really nice work and what a great way to use using every day items and some sprue details to really add effect!!

Those pipes with the grey and then white pipe ends on the curved building..... they are really nicely done!

Really "simple" but really effective! I mean simple in a good way... original thinking!

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Tibbsy wrote:
 insaniak wrote:
Not sure what you mean by 'plastic foamcore'... It's the standard stuff with foam in the middle and paper on the outsides.


Might this be referring to foamed PVC?


Yeah, that. It's plastic sheets with foam in between instead \of cardboard. We had a bunch of very nice buildings based on the cardboard stuff a while back and ended up tossing them after a while because they all warped and looked chewed up on the corners. If these are your personal buildings and not transported though they might hold up better.

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GW didn't mean to hit your wallet and I know they love you, baby. I'm sure they won't do it again so it's ok to purchase and make up.


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A small outbuilding made from an Ultrapro card box:




This one will be painted solid, but I doubt I will be able to restrain the impulse to make another one with clear walls as some sort of containment unit


Also, I took one of these:




And turned it into this:


(still needs basing...)

   
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I have to admit, the idea of scratch building stuff brings me out in hives mainly because I have the creativity and artistic vision of a withered grape but seeing the very simple techniques and examples that you have produced gives me some hope that I can at least emulate something approaching what you have done (alongside Panic's gutter based terrain which also looks awesome)

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 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
Tibbsy wrote:
 insaniak wrote:
Not sure what you mean by 'plastic foamcore'... It's the standard stuff with foam in the middle and paper on the outsides.


Might this be referring to foamed PVC?


Yeah, that. It's plastic sheets with foam in between instead \of cardboard.


Any idea what that's called and where to buy in in the USA?

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 Alpharius wrote:
 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
Tibbsy wrote:
 insaniak wrote:
Not sure what you mean by 'plastic foamcore'... It's the standard stuff with foam in the middle and paper on the outsides.


Might this be referring to foamed PVC?


Yeah, that. It's plastic sheets with foam in between instead \of cardboard.


Any idea what that's called and where to buy in in the USA?


Gatorplast. ~$90 for a 48"x96" 3/16" sheet. Buy online or find a local plastics distributor and they can probably get it/have it in stock. Ask them for offcuts if they have them. It's a nice material, but not effective for scale modeling. It's best cut with a table saw/chop saw, if you have access. If you want something more sturdy than your standard paper foamcore, try Gatorboard. You can get it at most art supply stores in a reasonable size. It's also harder to cut by hand, but it's doable.

 
   
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Absolutely love these - that terrain sprue is amazingly versatile.

The real winner for me though is cardboard box with flipped lid to create the walled roof. such a great idea that I will be borrowing


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