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Xintao Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 7:04 a.m. PST

I've made some progress on my FG table but it's slow going. Building 2 different tables in the same space was very ambitious….

Again, since I have a lot of set pieces for FG already done, this is not a linear build. I sort of hop all over the place.

On to the pics. This is my Shanty update. One of the sections of the table will be a harbor, and I imagined the area around the docks is not the best area of town. So I wanted to make some poorly made and rundown shanties for the dock area. I started with Stone Floor Bases from Renedra, that I picked up from Brigade Games. Then the rest is foamcore and coffee stirrers.


Cutting the building sides from foamcore after peeling the paper off.


Glue to base, then add coffee stirrers to sides.


Use snips to cut wood siding to size.


Adding detail.


I little paint makes it really start to come together.


With proof of concept done, I start 3 more.


Finished painting the first, while glue is drying on the other 3.

More pics and write up on blog:

Running behind schedule as always, Xin/Jeff

m4jumbo07 Mar 2017 7:47 a.m. PST

Very nice!

TSD10107 Mar 2017 8:34 a.m. PST

Wow. I'm totally stealing this idea. Although if anyone asks, I'll tell them where I got it.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 8:44 a.m. PST

Those turned out really nice.

Poniatowski Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Mar 2017 9:17 a.m. PST

coffee stirrers….. great things!

Tacitus07 Mar 2017 10:34 a.m. PST

Great stuff! It should also be in the Workbench section.

Baranovich07 Mar 2017 12:12 p.m. PST

Those look great, fantastic use of materials! I really like that they're fully detailed inside and out.

Oberlindes Sol LIC07 Mar 2017 1:12 p.m. PST

Great idea!

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 11:18 p.m. PST

oh, Baby! Very nicely done!

Andy ONeill08 Mar 2017 6:20 a.m. PST

Those are nice.
I've used balsa sheet for similar strips. It's now rather more expensive but works easier. You can emphasise grain with a wire brush.

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