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Doerchele Inactive Member09 Dec 2012 2:34 a.m. PST

I discovered a very easy way to make guard rails for my urban terrain.


The rails come from the plastic sticks used for stirring coffee. Thanks Dunkin' Donuts….
I put a tutorial up on my blog if you are interested.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2012 4:36 a.m. PST

Great idea!

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2012 7:07 a.m. PST

I'm not sure about the uprights. But it's a real good idea for a use for stirrers.

Redroom Inactive Member09 Dec 2012 7:38 a.m. PST

great idea

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Dec 2012 8:44 a.m. PST

I agree with the robot, those have the wrong structure for the US. But they are so easy, and in 15mm I don't think that matters much. They convey the right idea and so the gamer's eye will see what you want him to see.

95thRegt09 Dec 2012 9:24 a.m. PST

And the donuts are pretty damn good too! ;-)


Personal logo svsavory Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2012 11:14 a.m. PST

Very clever, thanks.

Doerchele Inactive Member09 Dec 2012 4:11 p.m. PST

Thank you for all of the replies. At 15mm, the upright parts are barely noticeable. It looks right from arms length, but the closer you look, well……
I guess that is true about all of my miniatures and terrain.

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART12 Dec 2012 9:21 p.m. PST

….Genius!!! After my head stopped spinning, I thought of other uses in 28mm. And I thought wooden stirrers were the only useful coffee devices.

vojvoda Inactive Member13 Dec 2012 9:58 a.m. PST

Good tip I have used sturring sticks for ACW fences for years.

James Mattes

tuscaloosa Inactive Member14 Dec 2012 7:33 a.m. PST

Very good indeed. What kind of paint do you use that will stick to the plastic?

Doerchele Inactive Member15 Dec 2012 4:13 a.m. PST

I primed the plastic with Vallejo black brush on primer. After priming, any paint should stick.

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