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I've used cork for rocks in the past simply by drybrushing up from a darkish grey.  I'm thinking that for concrete I might try a grey coat and then a dark wash and then some bits of dirty colored wash and perhaps a bit of slightly stronger red wash.

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Regarding cheap ideas for terrain bits:

 

Juice Bottle Lid Pedestals:

I save lids from Tropicana and certain other drinks that have a sort of "gothic arch" thing going on with the design:

 

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(Note the orange lid at top.)  I sometimes use these as extra-large bases for extra-large Bones models, or else as a dais for a statue, once spray-painted black and then given grey highlights.  Alternatively, find a cardboard or PVC tube of the right diameter to insert, and it makes a massive column topper.

 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Knochensack said:

Looking forward to seeing it finished 

 

Not finsished but I've got the bases in decent shape and I've glued the interior piping of my four bases of the industrial terrain.

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Also have these objective markers made from Deadzone stuff.

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I do have some of those orange juice lids but I think they are mostly already serving as bases for some fantasy statues.

 

I am tempted to get some of these Tehnolog plastics.  They are slightly cheaper than Forgeworld Primarchs.   On the other hand I've found that not everyone shares my sense of humor...

 

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This is one of many projects I need to get back too.  Although until the weather gets better to the point I can spray outside, I dunno.

 

But I was randomly walking around in a farm supply store and found something interesting.  

 

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Namely those yellow bits of plastic are made to hold electrical fence away from posts.  IMO they should make some nice supports and were pretty cheap considering how many come in a bag.

 

Also shown some mesh that's for keeping leaves out of gutters and a bit of grating that I cut out of a screen door protector.

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I managed to wander into the dry wall section of the local home improvement type store

 

Using some of the corner and expansion strips I'm trying to make walkways and barricades.  The base of those and the ramp are made out of "Wood Composite Shims"

 

 

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I've also got these electrical boxes that I'm trying to bodge into an outpost.

 

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The tricky bit is that I'm not sure how to top the boxes.  Their radius is just a bit too small so that these strips of plastic don't want to bend to fit.

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NICE FINDS! My friend, Bill, used to go walking through Home Depot with me asking what I'd use different things for. I'd tell him what I could make from whatever; then he'd tell me what it was used for.

We both agreed that what I came up with was more interesting. All that aside, you have some interesting things going on. Have FUN with it all!

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Re: Curlers as ladders: Absolutely BRILLIANT!  :D  My own workaround was to get boxes of heavy staples and stick them into foam-core-walled buildings (such that the interior was safely closed away so that I'd never be getting my fingers with the prickly points sticking out the other side).  However, that still requires a bit of effort in lining the "rungs" up just SO, whereas this looks like a far more natural solution.

 

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