Help support TMP

"Capping Off a Project" Topic

3 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Scratchbuilding Message Board

Back to the Conversions Message Board

Areas of Interest


Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Ruleset

Featured Showcase Article

Derivan Paints: Striking It Lucky With Colour

Sometimes at a convention, you can be just dead lucky and find a real bargain.

Featured Profile Article

U.S. Flat-Rate International Shipping

Need to ship an army abroad from the U.S.?

400 hits since 4 Apr 2019
©1994-2019 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Apr 2019 9:29 a.m. PST


Since you may or may not be able to recycle all kids of bottle caps, they are one of my fave resources for minis projects.

Repurpose comes before recycle, anyway.

Sgt Slag05 Apr 2019 10:02 a.m. PST

Nice work. I saved up a number of pill bottles, to cover with labels with stone pillar textures printed on them. Would make nice columns, fast, and easy… I cut the first prototype, using an X-acto knife -- very dangerous to cut them like that, also difficult to keep the cut straight, and level.

My band saw grabbed, and shattered, the plastic, when I tried cutting them. Asked my carpenter nephew if he thought a chop saw would do better: "Why don't you just use a wooden dowel?…" Pill bottles will go into the dumpster soon. I will be making use of his chop saw -- to cut up the 1-1/2" wide dowel I bought, into column-sized pieces.

It is all about experimenting. Sometimes it works, sometimes it won't. Gotta try, though. Good luck! Cheers!

Weddier06 Apr 2019 7:52 p.m. PST

OOH, I like the fins!

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.