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any good (cheap) ideas for some tau terrain?
flower pots. You can make some coolio bunkers with those, like the guys frrom those white dwarfs
PVC pipes for buildings. For the roofs, use round touchlights. If you have alot of different sizes, you could make yourself a colony or sept. And if theres enough, turn out the lights and turn on the touchlights to play a better form of nightfighting :yes:
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I make all my terraine out of garbage, mostly. The trick is to look at things and see their actual SHAPE, not just recognize it for the ordinary, everyday object that it is. Because once you glue a bunch of things together - maybe add a little green stuff to hide the seams - and hit it with the primer it WILL BE terrain. Add some detail paint and sand the base, and the illusion will be complete. No one will ever recognize the component bits. The whole is more than the sum of its parts.
Currently I'm having fun with those POM pomegranite juice bottles, I've collected several of them and made some modular tau terrain that I'm quite happy with. I don't know if they are available outside the states, but they are a really distinctive double or tripple bulbed plastic bottle. I cut aproximately 1/3 off one side (a verticle cut if the bottle is standing upright), cut off the neck of the bottle, and glue them down on their sides to small peices of thin plywood. They look like some kind of alien quansonhut. I cut the ends off some empty plastic thread spools to make hatch covers for the doors (placed over the holes where I cut off the neck of the bottles) and also vents in the roof. Primed balck and then painted with some jagged lines (sort of like the grooved lines on all the antennas), based with sand and a little lichen, they look really good.
I also made some smaller buildings out of the plastic formed bubbles that compact flourescent lightbulbs are packaged in. Office supplies can come in handy too, I never throw away the used up roll-on dry adhesive applicators and dryline white-out dispencers or hilighters, those things can be taken apart into all kinds of crazy shapes. They even have some pretty cool gears inside. Pen tubes and dentel floss boxes and old spark plugs and a plastic toy grenade and a plastic thread spool... oh my.
hey for plastic domes, I use the Jack in a Box salad bowls. they work great. I hope to have pictures soon.