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Timbo W03 Apr 2021 4:00 a.m. PST

Hi all,

I've been using a lot of 2mm laser-cut MDF for basing and it comes with 'sprue'. Has anyone found a good use for this? I've used some for paint stirrers but it looks like it might be useful for terrain maybe….

Glengarry503 Apr 2021 4:05 a.m. PST

I use 4Ground 25MM and 40MM bases, which gives me loads of 4 and 3 pointed "star" shapes left over. I paint them in national colours and use the 4 point stars for disruption/disorder markers. I'm still finding a use for the 3 point stars!

pnguyenho03 Apr 2021 6:02 a.m. PST

Scratch build ruined houses and use the sprue bits for broken timber and bricks

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2021 7:59 a.m. PST

Ruined buildings and wood piles for my Western games.

jdpintex03 Apr 2021 8:02 a.m. PST

Great for rubble and DIY terrain projects

Striker03 Apr 2021 9:17 a.m. PST

I cut them down for basing of ships.

Augustus03 Apr 2021 11:05 a.m. PST

Glue vertical, paint black/grey, for burned ruins?

Grizzly7103 Apr 2021 11:13 a.m. PST

Wood piles, bricks, and I've also used some for shelving and benches as part of the buildings.

Rich Bliss03 Apr 2021 4:44 p.m. PST

I use mine for rubble as well

Stryderg03 Apr 2021 7:50 p.m. PST

Glue them together in vertical, oddly shaped clusters for sci-fi terrain. (think crystals shooting out of the ground.

You may be able to blue them inside of houses (especially card stock) to stiffen them up.

Timbo W05 Apr 2021 2:48 a.m. PST

Thanks all, reminds me I should get on with renovating terrain sometime. I will keep the sprues as they might well come in useful.

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