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:hmm: I have problems making the crater realistic. As well there are big gaps on the sides. All I have is styraphoam and tooth picks. Can you help me?
Well if all you've got is styrofoam then you'll have to carve out some crater rings. But I think if you look around the house, you'll find some better items.
My favorite easy crater is made with a jar lid. Peanut butter, jam, whatever. Flip it upside down and glue it to a base of some material. An old CD works well.
The press a piece of tin foil over the upside down lid. Form the tin foil into the walls of the crater, sloping away from the ridge of the lid. Crunch the foil to provide a realistic crater lip. You don't want it all smooth.
Glue the foil down and paint the whole thing. I like to paint it with a layer of cheap texture house paint and then paint it with appropriate earth colors.
Wolfs Idea sounds like it would work.
If you cut the foam into similar sized wedges (like a door stop) and form them into a circle with the long slope facing out. You could then either smear some wood filler over them all, or use the tin foil idea to fill/cover the gaps between the wedges. Let it dry and paint to your liking.
Craters are a cool terrain peace, but hard to make look good and still remain modular. Good luck
I just made some craters using a similar method to that shown in the main rulebook.
Roughly triangular pieces of foam-board, arranged into a circle. Fill gaps with modelling putty, and form into a pleasing shape. For effect I added bits of cork and coarse sand for texture, a few sprue and metal model offcuts for debris, a half buried guardian arm and some wire (from a spiral-bound notebook).
You could also make an undamaged landscape and then blow it up
I saw a really smart idea on another forum using pie tins.
Basically you flip it upside down and smash the middle down flat, forming a nice, simple ring from the edge of the tin. Base and paint, and you're done.
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if you want small craters in styrofoam buildings, punch holes in the walls with the back of a pen.
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best way to make cool craters is to use any structure/materials you want, but make it teardrop shape with part of a shell sticking out of the ground in the round part, with extra "ground" piled up on that edge. this gives the illusion of actuall ordinance hits, not just a hole in the ground.
Super quick Crater:
Buy a pack of small cakes that come in tin foil dishes.
Turn the cake dish upside down and push the middle through.
Cut off the rim and glue it to card.
Use PVA to glue sand to the crater.
Paint in your desired colour.
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