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TheTerrainTutor21 Mar 2014 3:48 a.m. PST

Hey Guys,

I've been working on a new tutorial series on building foamboard buildings and ruins. This is what I've got online so far …

Planning and Basic cuts – youtu.be/nSoOLil9ohQ
Small Scale Details and Large Scale Damage – youtu.be/uvAehdXHo4g
Detailing Floors – youtu.be/Xh-mMWFwAP8
Adding Floor Supports & Damage – youtu.be/SdbRFd1GD2Q
Basic Joins – youtu.be/Q5bKlj3pfiI

There's plenty more coming including design in depth, interior design, fortifying, texturing, basic painting, weathering.

I also did this one for folks who just want to knock out a load of box buildings quick and easy …

Tips for Quick Building Foamboard Ruins – youtu.be/3kZVVOPqwjA

Hope you find them useful!
Mel

Rhoderic III and counting21 Mar 2014 4:18 a.m. PST

I watched the quick-building video a few days ago, and it cracked me up. Never stop being you. laugh

PapaSync21 Mar 2014 4:51 a.m. PST

How about one on using printable (card/paper) building terrain as skins over foam board. I think it would go a long way for folk who want to put together quick good looking buildings. Like for city streets etc.

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Xintao21 Mar 2014 4:52 a.m. PST

Great stuff.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2014 6:15 a.m. PST

I've used the printed paper "skins" over foamcore with good success. You just have to be careful with your dimensions on the paper skin and the foamcore walls.

The church and industrial building in these blog postings from 2009 were done using that technique.

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Jim

PapaSync21 Mar 2014 8:09 a.m. PST

Very nice Col. Did you use hot glue to build the foamboard structure or pva? Also did you used vee cuts to make the different angle bends? I'm assuming the 90o joints were butt end glued?

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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2014 11:56 a.m. PST

Papa Sync,

I used PVA glue in all the construction. For the right angle joints I used a lap method described on the old Major General's web site. Basically you cut one side of the paper and the interior foam out so that the other wall nestles into the cut-off and the other paper layer on the first wall overlaps the second wall, sealing the foam core interior. I hope I explained this clearly enough.

Jim

J Womack 9421 Mar 2014 9:12 p.m. PST

Colonel,

I actually bought a tool from FoamWerks that will make that rabbet cut for you. Works pretty well on standard foamboard.

BigNickR22 Mar 2014 8:27 a.m. PST

Fantastic as always Mel. The "falling away" tile floors blew my mind. I've always thought foamcore stalingrad terrain was kinda the "beginners level" introduction for terrain, Not anything BAD mind you, just VERY easy.

But I've changed my mind with your videos and will revisit my older stuff and see if I can't jazz it up some with added pieces using some of your techniques!

TheTerrainTutor25 Mar 2014 2:11 p.m. PST

@Col – great work mate

@BigNickR – Go for it mate, it's dead simple.

Added another tutorial to the list guys ….

Interior details & Depth in Design – youtu.be/Mx5r2IIsTC0

Hope you find it helpful folks

Mel

Personal logo Rebel Minis Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Mar 2014 6:56 a.m. PST

awesome Mel, thank you!

RebelMike
RebelMinis.com

TheTerrainTutor07 Apr 2014 1:42 p.m. PST

Cheers Mike.

Hey guys, added a few more tutorials to this build …

Hiding joins with filler, bevels and rabbiting – youtu.be/S_nyV1C0cYM
Interior design and Design in Depth – youtu.be/Mx5r2IIsTC0

Almost got the build finished, just got a few more things to cover guys.

Cacique Caribe07 Apr 2014 1:52 p.m. PST

How about adding a "skin" of raised stucco texture wallpaper like this?

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And it seems to have the adhesive on already!

Dan

Tyler326 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2014 4:09 a.m. PST

I build the foamcore and then for stucco finish , I trowel on spaclking compound.Let set and then paint over.

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Andy ONeill14 Apr 2014 6:07 a.m. PST

I use some exterior textured paint for stucco/cob.
Or sand, polyfilla and a cheap craft acrylic.
Overbrush lighter, particularly in the centre of panels.
Stain over once dry for the darker bits.

Those tutorials are really good.
I particularly like the pins tip for cutting.
I don't follow why anyone would think they were funny.

Rhoderic III and counting14 Apr 2014 7:26 a.m. PST

I don't follow why anyone would think they were funny.

If you're referring to my reply, I think you may have misunderstood it to be an insult, which it was not. The quick-building tutorial is funny, and I mean that in a positive way. Mel made it funny in editing, adding "fail level" text notices to go with the goof-ups he made during the course of the tutorial. Entertaining and educational. I have nothing negative to say of Mel or his tutorials.

TheTerrainTutor22 Apr 2014 1:45 p.m. PST

@Cacique Caribe – I used wall paper in the past to go effect but I've gone too far on this project for that stage now mate.

@Tyler326 – looks really nice mate, I'm doing something similar with filler.

@AONeill – Cheers mate, I do much the same. I don't think he was being insulting about the funny remark :o)

@Rhoderic III and counting – If you can't take the Bleeped text out of yourself, who can you take it out of! That's actually one of my favourite vids. Cheers mate!

TheTerrainTutor13 May 2014 11:52 a.m. PST

Hey guys,

Added a few more quick build tutorials to my foamboard builds playlist …

Formboard Additions – youtu.be/BRbB7Gqv8ek
Lollipop & Sticks – youtu.be/Ni1auqFx6As
PVA/Sand/Grit Texturing – youtu.be/Ag8At1swZnw

Most definitely more to come but in the meantime, hope you find these useful guys!

Mel

TheTerrainTutor29 Aug 2014 6:50 a.m. PST

It's been a while since I've done any work on the beast but I managed to finish off the building detailing and then concrete texturing.

If you want to know how I did the concrete texturing, it's stippled with watered down filler, obviously there's a tutorial on youtube – YouTube link

hope you like the update guys.

Xintao29 Aug 2014 6:59 p.m. PST

Brilliant!


Xin

Sealion07 Sep 2014 1:38 p.m. PST

Fantastic!! Keep posting ;)

Lion in the Stars07 Sep 2014 6:05 p.m. PST

holy crap!

I can't believe that is foamcore! Well done, Sir!

Gamin Dave11 Oct 2014 1:56 p.m. PST

@Terrain Tutor, Thank you for sharing!

TheTerrainTutor12 Feb 2015 1:23 p.m. PST

I've been quite a while but managed to get the beast rubbled up ….

Obviously there's a tutorial, there always is lol!

YouTube link

all the main work is done, so now it's time to get the beast painted, hopefully more pics soon guys :-)

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