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If you are poor, like me, you can try these things to make scenery
1: Use books stacked up for hills with a pillocase over them
2: Use that fisher price castle I know you have in your closet as a castle for warhammer, its the purfect size
3: make everything out of popsicle sticks
4:buy plastic flowers, cut them up and stick them into foam, instant pink forest!
you can use anything for scenery if u are creative enough
i need to find something interesting to put here
Ok Scotty, jokes over... NOW BEAM UP MY CLOTHES!
You'r not the only poor person here, I think if nothing else this hobby makes us all poor.
There are other ways though to make scenery without spending money around. The popsicle thing is a great trick and if you are playing 40K the foamthingies from electronics are great, you can turn them into whatever you want. Hills or buildings. Just build youself a hotwirecutter and your ready to go. Paint comes cheap and a HWC is near free.
Take a look around and you'll find tons(literally) of junk to use while making terrain.
Good call with the sticks! i Use them with PVA and Newspaper to make Imp. Gaurd tents.
Also Empty sprues cut up and stuck back together then Sprayed = giant scrap/slag heap.
It's not pretty, but it's still cover i can hide behind.
Does it Hurt? How about now?
all right, I'll try again later with a bigger hammer.
all the cardboard from the boxes of guys can be used to be anything. the plastic parts from sprues can be used to make power generators. Old trashed technology (radios, computers, clocks. etc) can be ripped apart to make stuff too.
I always keep my eye open on trash day, neibors are always throwing out nice foam stuff from TVs and what not. Heck or even behind stores, you can find stuff to use for terrain. X-Mas is the best to find stuff like this, cause every one is getting crap like that
Tomb Kings, Marines, Eldar
for a nice convincing stack of pipes you can use old felt tip pens just cut off the nib end and glue them together.
i used the upper section of a busted dirt devil hover to make a hanger same with a old portable cd player.
for a crashed spaceship i used a 5 litre bottled water container (the big square one) cut off the top carved out the end so that there was a 5mm rim left. then the inside was built up to represent a cargo hold.
take 1 550ml beer can, 6 330ml coke cans (clean them out first obviously) 6 straws and the top of an old can of deoderant.
glue the beer can upside down, then glue the coke cans round the outside(again upsidedown), drill the ends of the coke cans to accomodate the straws then do the same to the side of the beer can.
glue the deoderant top to the end of the beer can then spray paint and you have a power generator / grainery / fuel cell.
hope these help
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polystyrene packaging makes excellent ruined buildings- especially for 40k (although be careful with painting etc. aerosols and some glues will melt it releasing harmful gases!)
ive made hundreds of buildings out of cereal boxes, these can look pretty good when painted, although arent very durable!
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My Ork fortress and my siege tower are popsicle sticks and superglue... i still remember the total cost for both was just over $10! Course the nice part of Orks is when a section falls over you just bang it up a bit and say it was meant to be that way in the first place.
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Ummm... Are you sure using an old deoderant can is safe? These things can explodes if used incorrectly. I'd recommend against it, mabye just buy one of those weird sports waterbottles.Originally Posted by Decado
As for terrain, we it's not terrain but i've made a hammerhead out of a beer bottle and MDF (but cardboard would be fine too). I've also made a lascannon form the billions of things you would find in a gutter, so just be creative.
Styrofoam cups make really good pillboxes... cut them in half, leaving the top open. Cut a piece of cardboard or other material for a removable roof, and coat it with aquarium plants to make it look like camoflauge, then cut a small lateral hole where you want the front to be. On the opposite side you can cut a door, and you can even mount a gun inside the pillbox for troops inside to use (i like heavy bolters from vehicle sprues for this). Just paint the foam and you're set!
Target (in the US at least) has sheets of foamboard (foam sandwhiched between two layers of heavy paper... I think that's foamboard) that are roughly 2' by 3' for $4US. If you buy it in black, you don't even have to worry about painting it very much. Just make sure you're careful about getting chemicals onto the foam inside.
I haven't tried playing with this, and it's more 'on a budget' than 'poor', but a couple of the game stores by me sell some terrain that's used for the Robogear game. I haven't tried it personally, but I imagine it'd work fairly well considering how heavily they stocked the stuff. The manufacturer says it's good for 30-40mm games... so it might be a bit big. I plan on picking up a small kit the next time I'm there and seeing how it looks.
Buy some cheap sheets in colors that would make good ground cover. This is probably easiest right after school starts and the department stores are done bleeding new college students dry. Not only does it protect your table, but a green sheet makes a much more believable field than that white laminate table that you play on. ... unless you're playing in a snow storm, then that table is pretty good.
While your at it, put all those books/boxes/etc underneath your sheet. It makes the terrain look a lot more believable that way.