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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 5:34 a.m. PST

Ever wanted to make fight insectoid foes on their own turf?

Well, here's a thought … why not drill a couple of pin holes* into one of these (or you could use a hex coaster) and use it as a template to hot wire cut yourself some "dungeon tiles" for their hive?

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Then you could do walls and finish up as described on some of these tutorials:

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Does the idea sound too crazy?

Dan
* To keep the foam pieces from sliding as you cut them with the hot wire.

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 6:39 a.m. PST

Or, with embossed cardstock with alligator texture, you could make the walls of the hive complex using different and more detailed "crystalline" patterns:

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Or just do your own exotic wall thing:

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Dan

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 10:17 p.m. PST

I keep expecting Terry to pipe up…

embossed cardstock with alligator texture

Actually, I was just looking at some faux alligator vinyl remnants at a fabric/craft store, bemoaning how they fold-and-wrinkle for no good reason. I imagine if you cut to small strips, would work well.

The dark brown doesn't look at all 'alligator' to me.

I've some in light blue-green for shallow sea water, but is taking forever to 'train' the wrinkles out again. *sigh*

Doug

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2017 1:38 a.m. PST

For shallow sea water?

Dan

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2017 5:34 a.m. PST

Sorry, the blue green ISN'T alligator texture; a friend did some sandy hills that I can lay over the edge of the piece for a beach to the shallows.

I've some darker I put beyond, but the transition isn't very pretty. Some low rocks as reefs help a bit.

Doug

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