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Umpapa20 Dec 2017 4:32 p.m. PST

Today I would like to present to you how to cheaply, quickly and spectacularly fill the wargaming battlefield for the years AD 1950 – 40 000.
Slums made of corrugated metal. Literally of REAL aluminum corrugated metal. Water and fireproof. Durable. Ecologic. No spray, no lacquer. Zero skill needed.


More here:

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Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Dec 2017 4:34 p.m. PST

Thank you for sharing that.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2017 4:46 p.m. PST

Great ides, thanks for posting. Now if they only made one that would work for 15mm…….

Dave

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2017 6:01 p.m. PST

I think there was a similar crank one made for HO (1:87), though the name escapes me at the moment.

Dan
PS. It wasn't this cool one though:
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EDIT I've always wondered if these Lego wheels were stackable and if the teeth of the wheels could be interlocked to make a crank operated corrugated sheet maker for strips of regular cardstock paper:
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What do you guys think?

Grimmnar Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2017 6:51 p.m. PST

Umpala, wh8ch roller is that? Cheap eBay one or the repackaged up-priced one.
Nan different rollers 9ut there. I do believe the all metal ones are the best if your looking to do more than paper or light foil.
I have always been curious how to do this process with very thin plastic. Maybe have to put a little heat to the plastic to make it playable maybe?
Seen people make their own jigs to do this type of modeling, especially for smaller scales. Be it a press form for roofs or making container trailers.
Also a fella made one recently with his 3d printer. Asked, still waiting, to make a smaller type roller for smaller scales. Figured smaller teeth to accomplish the task.

CC, really appreciate the link. Luke has a great YT channel. Didn't know he was linked to the RR guys. But that item he was reviewing is great. I honestly didn't know they were out there to purchase. Really appreciate the link. Thanks

Grimm

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2017 7:50 p.m. PST

Corrugated sheet metal is a lot older than the 1950's. Just about anything post civil war

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2017 7:55 p.m. PST

What are the standard dimensions of a sheet in real life? Something like 8' by 2' (or 2.25'j?

By the way, there apparently ARE some rollers for smaller scales:
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Dan
PS. Another example of a die:
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Umpapa22 Dec 2017 12:56 p.m. PST

Umpapa, wh8ch roller is that? Cheap eBay one or the repackaged up-priced one.

Cheapest one from Ebay. Direct exact link is at my blog.

I have always been curious how to do this process with very thin plastic. Maybe have to put a little heat to the plastic to make it playable maybe?

I am a bit skilled with heating plastic (as You can see at my blog) but I am afraid I doubt it would work with this machine. Maybe vacuumforming…

Thanks Whitphoto for pointing me – You are right, I corrected.

Great links CC – a lot to improve for me.

Thank You very much. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2017 5:12 p.m. PST

Umpapa

And to you!

I can't wait to see your next project.

Dan

Sgt RV26 Dec 2017 4:48 a.m. PST

I used hot coffeecup holders from quick stop coffee shops. Like 7-Eleven. WAWA. They are corrugated on the inside works just about right for 15mm. Hot glue on 1inch square blocks cut out some windows and "puff"anywhere shanty town.

Oberlindes Sol LIC27 Dec 2017 4:39 a.m. PST

"Metal toothpaste tube squeezer for the whole 5 USD including (3 months) shipping from China"

I did not know such a thing existed.

I have been using the corrugated sheaths provided by Starbucks to protect your fingers from the heat of their coffee.

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I paint them with rust-colored primer, throw some dirt on them, paint them with silver primer, throw some more dirt on them, paint them with gray primer, and then shake and brush off the dirt. I may someday use other colors.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2018 7:28 a.m. PST

Or find a place that sells something like this in smaller amounts:

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Dan
PS. No backing layer at all, on either side:

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2018 7:39 a.m. PST

I guess that, as with anything else, the corrugated paper industry has its own lingo.

"E-Flute, (1/16") single face" corrugated paper looks perfect for 15mm.

Dan

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