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CBPIII19 Sep 2019 11:05 p.m. PST

Some plastic popcorn tubes from Dollar Tree yield some quick and easy 28mm scale multi-genre buildings.


More pics at the link

gavandjosh02 Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2019 3:21 a.m. PST

turned out really well

Dave Jackson20 Sep 2019 4:50 a.m. PST

Hmm…..i like those…..they way they are some here evoke Egypt…miht be good for my 1000 Sons variant 40K ARMY….

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2019 5:34 a.m. PST


cloudcaptain20 Sep 2019 6:59 a.m. PST

Excellent work! I found some cheap metal planters this shape at a craft store and did pretty much the same thing. Was able to magnetize the details so it could go from a scifi to a fantasy building with a few clicks. The shape always said "non descript tower in a Conan novel" and also looks good with a Radar dish or comm array.

Legion 420 Sep 2019 8:29 a.m. PST

thumbs up

Sgt Slag20 Sep 2019 2:43 p.m. PST

Agreed: they make great not-Egyptian desert peoples' towers; would make excellent objectives in an Army Men game, with a small dish on top, or some sort of antenna. Filing this away, into the Long-Term Memory cells, for future reference. Cheers!

Greylegion21 Sep 2019 6:03 a.m. PST

Yes, really nice. I found a couple of plant vases (flower pots) shaped like this, in resin. They are about 18" tall.

Greylegion21 Sep 2019 6:27 a.m. PST

Look at these. You'll have to add the greebles but ….


mattblackgod21 Sep 2019 10:03 a.m. PST

Good idea. They look great.

CBPIII22 Sep 2019 9:24 a.m. PST

Magnetized scifi bits sounds like a great idea. I will be trying that on the next one.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2019 7:52 p.m. PST

"non descript tower in a Conan novel

Exactly! Those are great work. Putting things you find to interesting uses is one of the joys of our hobby.

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