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Nazgul
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful work! Do you plan to market the buildings? Very Happy

I thought I'd give making a few improvised barriers a try so here's a few WIPs. Which do you think I should continue with? (could do better, but hands shake too much after a few minutes)




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BurtWolf
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!! I wasn't planning on marketing them although i bet there would be a few takers... Glad to see you back, your are the king on this thread, loving your stuff!!

I think my next project is gonna be some resin cast factories
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd definitely buy the objective markers and earth works...and Nazgul's barricades for that matter. They all look great.
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Nazgul
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a few 'Alpha' types. Still working on the painting. Looks better across the room Smile




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cama
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work on those. They are superb!
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Nazgul
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I probably should post this on the terrain thread...

Here's some pictures of the barricades in use (kinda Twilight 2000). I wanted it grudgy looking and at a distance its not half bad.







And a few individual sections (yes, the red pieces are coke/beer/red bull cans)







Not too hard to make, painting took most of the time. For some reason the phone camera caused the yellow to glow . . . weird.

Now off the the next thing before I finish packing . . . . where did I place the plans for the Space Battleship Yamato?
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RedLeif
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Outstsanding Cris. What a cool idea.
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're great, how did you do the corregated iron?
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great city barricades Nazgul!
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Nazgul
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They did turn out half decent. I plan do more later on the order of small cluster of blocks, I looked up concrete barricades and there is more than a few companies that make large ball types. All in all they turned out 40k meets Mad Max meets any modern urban setting.

Quartette: I tried to locate some corrugated metal plastic sheets with no luck so I improvised. Back in the late 80s I bought a couple of stackable CD holders, The sides are ribbed about right for Z scale so I made a relief with Insta-Mold. I then use my old standby of LocTite Repair Putty flattened to about 0.5mm. I use a single edge razor to cut and a large file to bevel the edges thin. I advise to take it outside when you file, you'd never believe the amount of dust such a small object can generate Smile If anyone has a better idea please share it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wow that sounds trickier than expected. Its kind of surprising that n scale corrugated iron is so hard to come by.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the iron sheeting is there a cardboard you could pull apart and use that?
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Donald M. Scheef
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't tried it yet, but it seems to me there is a good way to make your own corrugated metal sheets in scale.

Cut thin wire (thickness selected to match spacing of corrugations) into sections, length equal to the length of the corrugated sheet desired.
Glue wire sections to rigid form, side-by-side, until width is equal to that of desired sheet of corrugated metal.
Repeat to make another identical set of wire lengths.
Place this sheet of metal foil (thin wrapping foil, foil from cigarette pack if you are a smoker, etc) between the two forms.
Press together. This should emboss the foil with parallel grooves, just like corrugated sheet metal.
Yes, it will be flimsy, but so is corrugated metal in scale.
If anyone tries this, let me know how it works.

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chrisswim
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy a sheet of styrene. .to represent the corrugated metal.... hobby link or local hobby shop, michael's, hobby world.
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Waddell
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For corrugated metal sheets visit a model railroad shop There are companies that make corrugated metal sheets to scale. Z scale should serve your need at 1:285 scale. I found some in a shop in Santa Clara a couple of months ago.
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