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It was quick and easy to put together - well, would have been, if I hadn't "embellished it" (nothing wrong with the model 'as-is', but I just can't leave anything alone...) I printed up two copies. The first formed the base layer, then the second, I cut out bits and pieces, to allow certain details to be raised.
The folds and edges are not as crisp as in Dave's photos as I used corragated card (from a box of cat food sachets), for the base and "cereal box" type packaging card for the second/detail layer.
I printed it out at 75% to match gthe size of figures I use - The first batch of Gun-crawl Terraforce figures I printed up were about the same size as some GW Imperial Guard figures I had, so I stuck with that scale.
The APC is the M113 that appeared on the forum sometime last year. Though I thought it was a bit small for my figures, so I made it longer and wider (it has six road wheels and doors on the top and back are now "double-doors")
I will give the bare-card edges of the model a quick run over with some watery paint a bit later.
I think for the next one, I will use the thinner card for both layers, but add some re-enforcing bits made from the corragted stuff inside.
Last Edit: Jun 6, 2019 19:14:31 GMT -9 by alloydog
I had a bash at another building, this time I stuck two together. This time, I used thinner card (watercolour card) and a slightly different technique: I did only glued the top layer near the base of the model. It made it much easier to fold, though prone to breaking where the detail was narrow strips. But even then, once the main body was fixed, the loose ends glued down nicely. But, with the thinner card, the panels don't stand out so much.
I also had a go at the free cargo-pod. That was a disaster - the card ripped, because I didn't use the tabs, getting the end caps to stick on took about a day per edge (PVA glue dries reeeeeeeeeeeeeally slow) and when I tried super-glue, that was worse (dried too fast and dribbled everywhere.)
The end result looks like the thing broke from it's lifting chains and crashed to the ground, which makes it an excellent "objective marker"!
I'm now thinking that they would make great corridor walls and bulkheads for the interior of the Lev Davidovich Landau...
Very nicely done. BTW, AirDave's M113 is roughly Hot Wheels scale - 1/64, but was scaled further to take up available space on one letter-sized page. Not surprised it needed enlarging.
I kept the image at the original scale/size, but opted to lengthen and widen it, adding a wheel and doubling the rear doors. Here's the modded image:
The next incarnation will have the running gear recessed under the main body a bit and I was thinking of stealing the "Forest" colour-scheme from Dave's habitat to make the vehicles match. I think having "modular" type vehicles matches the idea of modular buildings, especially if resources and workshop space is limited.
Parduz: So, as always, i'm slow and silent but i'm trying to do that job
Jan 3, 2020 14:00:35 GMT -9
Parduz: Let me "shout" here that i'm not ignoring the minis database cataloguing job, but got a bit sidetracked by real life and the Legions of Steel 2ed beta testing. I also thought to reply to a couple of PMs but did'nt hit the "Send" button. Anyway, i'll do it!
Jan 3, 2020 13:58:53 GMT -9
okumarts: So cool when it's all in front of you like that. I can't wait to print off and build those tables.
Jan 2, 2020 11:11:08 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): Here's the heart of what I got done last year, Paper Realms terrain-wise.
Jan 2, 2020 7:37:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: That truly was amazing, sir. I hope 2020 will be a tremendous year for you
Jan 2, 2020 6:48:23 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): Oh my good lord. Well, I was working on a brilliant year-in-review post outlining all the things I managed to pull off, and mistakenly clicked the "x" button on the browser window. Please take a moment to close your eyes and imagine an amazing post.
Jan 2, 2020 5:28:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: 2020! I think this is going to be a great year
Jan 1, 2020 6:31:59 GMT -9
vongrimm: (Thought I'd already posted this, but apparently not ~_~) A belated Merry Christmas to everyone, hope ya'll had a good one! And Happy New Year as well! And lastly, a belated Happy B-Day to Shep!
Jan 1, 2020 0:02:17 GMT -9
squirmydad: Very cool Jazzart! Happy New Year's all!
Dec 31, 2019 22:40:24 GMT -9
jazzart: All my miniatures made in 2019. A prosperous and Happy new year everyone! Great adventures to you!
Dec 31, 2019 21:21:42 GMT -9