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blackjack07116 Apr 2023 10:40 p.m. PST

In the aftermath of Easter, I found myself with a plentiful supply of plastic eggs. I have more than enough for a project or three, but I'm drawing a blank when it comes to ideas. Anybody have any suggestions or success stories on using plastic eggs in a junk build?

Arjuna17 Apr 2023 12:50 a.m. PST

I asked my AI buddy, you're free to mix and match them:

Alien plants or eggs: Paint the plastic eggs in vivid, otherworldly colors and use them as alien flora or large egg clusters. Add additional texture with flocking or fine sand.

Toxic waste barrels: Paint the eggs to resemble barrels filled with hazardous materials. Add warning labels and weathering for a realistic touch.

Crashed escape pods: Turn the eggs into crashed escape pods by painting them metallic colors and adding battle damage or scorch marks. Embed them partially in the ground to create the impression of impact.

Bunkers or watchtowers: Cut the eggs in half and use the bottom halves as small bunkers or watchtowers. Add details like doors, windows, and gun emplacements.

Geodesic domes: Connect the top halves of multiple eggs to create a geodesic dome structure, perfect for a futuristic or sci-fi setting.

Fuel storage tanks: Paint the eggs to resemble large fuel storage tanks, with pipes and valves. Place them in clusters to create a fuel depot.

Hilltop monuments: Use the eggs as the basis for large monuments or statues. Paint them as stone or metal and add details like faces, runes, or inscriptions.

Stalagmites or rock formations: With some modeling putty, you can sculpt the eggs into stalagmites or other rock formations, perfect for cave or underground settings.

Cavern entrances: Cut a hole in the side of an egg and place it on the table as a cavern entrance or a secret tunnel.

Ice formations or glaciers: Paint the eggs in shades of blue and white to create ice formations or glaciers. Add some snow flocking for an arctic environment.

Crystal formations: Paint the eggs with translucent or iridescent colors and use them as clusters of large crystals or gems, suitable for fantasy or alien environments.

Abandoned spacecraft: Use the eggs to create the shell of an abandoned or crashed spacecraft. Add details like wings, engines, and antennae to enhance the effect.

Magical portals or gateways: Paint the eggs with mystical symbols or glowing runes and use them as portals, gateways, or teleportation devices for fantasy or sci-fi settings.

Energy storage devices: Paint the eggs to resemble futuristic energy storage devices, such as power cells or capacitors. Place them near generators or other industrial terrain pieces.

Alien hive structures: Create organic-looking hive structures by combining several eggs and adding texture with modeling putty or hot glue. Paint them in insectoid or alien colors.

Medieval tents: Cut the eggs in half and use the top halves to create the roofs of medieval tents. Add fabric or paper walls and support poles for a realistic appearance.

Buried relics or artifacts: Embed half of an egg in the ground and paint it to resemble a buried statue, relic, or artifact. This can add a sense of mystery and history to your battlefield.

Greenhouse domes: Use the top halves of clear plastic eggs as the roofs for greenhouse domes. Create walls and frames with plasticard or thin wooden dowels.

Ruined buildings: Combine eggs with other terrain materials to create the appearance of ruined buildings. Use the eggs as broken walls or collapsed roofs, and add rubble and debris.

Steampunk machinery: Paint the eggs with metallic colors and add gears, pipes, and valves to turn them into steampunk-inspired machinery or engines.

Dagwood17 Apr 2023 1:08 a.m. PST

Use the bottom halves as the basis for Zulu huts.

Or WW2 Allen-Williams turrets

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2023 1:26 a.m. PST

Can serve for tops of mosques or minnerts

jgawne17 Apr 2023 4:22 a.m. PST

back in the day, when pantyhose came in big eggs, we'd try and snag the empties to ue for scratch building spaceship models.

Good times.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2023 9:39 a.m. PST

A quarter egg can be a hardened aircraft shelter in some scales, or entrance to a futuristic underground.

I may be the last living person to remember them, but there was briefly a nefarious organization in Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. known as the Druids. Stick a Druid with a heavy weapon in your egg and give it legs, wheels or treads.

Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2023 11:30 a.m. PST

You can use the more rounded end for agricultural domes in sci-fi games. They ought to look right in 6mm.

Add robotic arms and legs to creat the classic "eggs with legs" power armor.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Apr 2023 3:07 p.m. PST
Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2023 3:58 p.m. PST

Painted and thatched appropriately, bee-hive huts for darkest Africa natives.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2023 5:18 p.m. PST

I also used one to make an Egg Fu super villain from old Wonder Woman comics!

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2023 8:59 p.m. PST

Never misunderestimate the usefulness of a plastic egg!

Zeelow18 Apr 2023 8:28 a.m. PST

Serious scratch-builders' cranial creative explosions. Modeling at the beyond the rim quality!

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