torsdag den 10. maj 2012

DIY terrain tip!!!

Well I have bought several pieces of terrain for my city of Gravesend as you may have noticed. And I will show them all when they have been painted. This blogpost is however not about these. As I watched a movie I noticed the wood pallets. And it struck me...In most places you do come across woodpallets. I myself can get hold of 3 within 10 minutes. Just lying around. Gravesend needed some of these as well!

So I set to work. I already had what I needed. A pair of clippers, glue, ruler, hobby knife, cofee stirrers from 7ELEVEN, (I bought a coffee, so they are free!) and a piece of bigger size wood I bought cheap from a hobby store. Mr. Romero is in the picture to give you a sense of scale and making sure I did it right!

It actually looks like firewood in this picture. Measure them up to fit in the size you want them. I tried to keep them in a size to fit the bases of my miniatures as that would match real life pretty well.

2 pieces of the bigger wood and 3 of the coffee stirrers. I put one underneath as well as it looked much beter. It was actually my better half who suggested that.

Paint them as you like, I just gave them a bit of wash. This really took no time at all! Give it a try to fill a bit more barricades and obstacles in your gaming!!

Now I have to get back to painting the Tardis, jersey barriers, wheelie bins, zombies from Grekwood miniatures and make some bases for the trees I got from down under courtesy of Shelldrake .

11 kommentarer:

  1. Excellent!!!! They wouldn't last long in real Gravesend, some bugger would pinch 'em!!!!

  2. Great work and I'd burn them in my fire!

  3. Great looking pallettes. Brilliant.

  4. Great tips, thank you for sharing.

  5. Nice job on those. That's something I've been missing. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Deja Vu?!^^
    Nice to see you got the time to take on this little project.
    And well executed too.
    I like the idea of the thicker parts underneath. Should have done this too but when I noticed I already had them finished. Meh... who cares?

    1. Yeah, the bits have been lying ready for some time now and it really took me no time to make these.

      Thanks guys.

  7. Job's a good 'un, I'd say.

  8. Good stuff, I think I'l give this a go at the weekend, cheers for the inspiration

  9. Nicely done. Another idea for me to borrow!