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Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member22 Sep 2016 6:36 a.m. PST

Matt has done it again, coming up with a method for making Space Marines from wooden pegs, caps, and thread spools plus plastic tile spacers. See if you can spot the parts.


The blog post is here:


Unfortunately it is a teaser. Hopefully a full article on construction will follow soon.

You can also find my article on making hussar pelisses with Green Stuff using a press mold. link

Wooden Warriors

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2016 7:09 a.m. PST

High marks for creativity

haywire Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2016 7:34 a.m. PST

Is it just me or do they remind anyone else of the Martians from the War of the Worlds TV show?

Grignotage22 Sep 2016 8:00 a.m. PST

Awesome wooden marines! He should do genestealers next…

@Haywire: Now that you say it, yes they do! (I really liked that show.)

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2016 8:48 a.m. PST

I applaud!

I'm curious about the scale.

I love scratch-built figures and terrain made from cheap, easy to find stuff.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2016 9:04 a.m. PST


Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member22 Sep 2016 10:30 a.m. PST

Andrew, most of Matt's stuff is basically 25mm. So they would be smaller than production GW 40K stuff. Also, based upon what component you use as the core body (he uses a thread spool), you have a lot of variations in size.

My stuff is about 42mm to the eye line, but in bulk is generally heavier than 54mm.

In order to make these "cheaply" you need to get supplies online, such as Woodworks, Ltd., rather than buying from Michaels, Hobby Lobby, etc. Often you do NOT need to buy in bulk to get significant savings. I have found that eBay vendors undercut retail prices, but not the online prices.


Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member22 Sep 2016 3:53 p.m. PST

Matt told me that he uses larger spools for these, so they are more like 36mm.

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