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onsdag 15 oktober 2014

Paper strength

Fellow Swedish gamer and blogger Ptr has been doing a very inspirational series of posts about scratchbuilding scenery. One suggestion he had was using printed patterns to make walls. Since I had a PDF for making a castle (Fat Dragons Winterhawk) I thought I'd give it a try.

This is the bottom 5cm of the outer wall (hence they ivy) mounted on a piece of foam core with a strip of packing paper that Ptr kindly gave me on top as a row of tiles and a strip of flocked cardboard as a base.

Reverse view. This is the next 5cm of the wall so no ivy. 5 cm plus base and tiles is acually a bit high for 28mm. I think I will be doing a lower version that figures will be able shoot over.

I will be making more of these for sure, but in future the base will be plasticard as the white glue that holds the flock warped the cardboard far more than I expected.

Next idea came from Jocke who found some paper terrain intended for Dust and Infinity. First out are two containers.
The figure is from Mantics Mars Attacks game,

Closer view, with a Dust figure. Sorry about the sloppy glue job.

There will be more paper terrain in the future for sure. It is cheap, light, looks good, won't break if you drop it and you won't cry your eyes out if it does break. What's not to like?

8 kommentarer:

  1. Check out Dave Graffam on WargameVault. He's got quite a lot of nice paper models, many are multiskinned so you can choose different versions of each. There are a few free samples to download as well.


    I usually have problem with warping or I would do more paper terrain really.

    1. I've done quite a lot of paper terrain, and I use glue-stick instead of white glue to avoid warping. Worth a try if you haven't already.

    2. I started with glue stick and still use it for larger areas, but I find the Panokitt glue easier for construction work since it can be applied and smeared with a toothpick.

  2. I have downloaded some samples, will try them out. As for warping, the only reason I got that is because I got sloppy and used cheap glue instead of the stuff I usually use. I have glued all paper models so far with this stuff and not had any problems at all.
    This link might only be useful for Swedes:
    Brits will have more luck with this:

  3. Worth a shot. Thanks for the tip.

  4. They look tremendous, a great find.

    1. There is more to come, I have built one container from the Graffham range, I'll put that up next time.

  5. Looking real good. I am very happy that I gave you some inspiration working with my projects. That is the best grade a blogger can get!!! :) Tack som fan Thomas. :)