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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Jan 2023 5:28 p.m. PST


Come take a walk with me through the junkyard.

14Bore30 Jan 2023 6:21 p.m. PST

I throughout the years saved interesting pieces of metal to do something like this but never had a use, Napoleonic armies don't have battles in apocalyptic years.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2023 7:47 p.m. PST

That's beautiful.

Bashytubits30 Jan 2023 8:53 p.m. PST

Etotheipi you know there is no such thing as junk, just currently sitting in a bin, unloved and discarded objects waiting for you to repurpose them.

P.S. I notice a liberal application of funktonium for the ground surface cover. thumbs up

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP31 Jan 2023 5:43 p.m. PST

Thanks all.

The distressed "concrete" with smut near the trashpiles is important. That element also helps break up the regularity of a modular baseplate design.

But … red, white, and blue glorp all over a pair of doodleboppers. What country could that be?

Baranovich02 Feb 2023 8:55 a.m. PST

Looks awesome! I always love it when a fellow modeler and gamer can use their keen eye and recognize ordinary household objects that could be scaled down. Great work!

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2023 1:40 p.m. PST

You could wrap the soup cans with paper/cardboard, then paint. You could also use cardstock model's PDF textures to cover the cardboard surfaces -- no panting required! Here are a couple of large plastic bottles/jugs, covered in full-sheet label paper, with cardstock castle PDF printouts applied. The iron doors were from another file, printed on label paper, cut to size, and applied. The merlons, on the top, were label paper applied to unrolled toilet paper tubes, cut to shape, and Hot Glued to the tops of the cylinders. The top floor surfaces, behind the merlons, was medium chipboard (3mm cardboard), with the proper castle floor design printed on label paper, applied, and the chipboard cut to size and shape, then Hot Glued to the top of the plastic jugs (the paper tubes were cut, to open them up, then wrapped around the tops, and then glued into place).

Wrap your tin cans with 110# cardstock paper, then paint/whatever. This will hide the can textures, handily. Cheers!

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