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  • #58000
    Stroezie
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    So my big project for 2018 is going to be a space station terrain build for 6mm.
    The idea is to make the whole surface and all the structures out of metal parts and then mount the minis on magnets so that they can stand on any surface horizontal, vertical and even upside down.
    To this end I’m looking for different kinds metal of gubbins to start collecting them.
    Anybody have any good ideas?

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #58001
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Plastic things covered in metal paint?

     

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    #58002
    Stroezie
    Participant

    The problem with the metal paints is that it takes quite a few layers to give the magnets enough metal to adhere to especially on anything other than a completely flat surface.
    Also it tends to give anything you paint with it a grainy/sand like texture.
    I may still use it for building a huge asteroid to game on though

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #58003
    Mike
    Keymaster

    ahhhh poop.

    #58006
    willz
    Participant

    Try builders merchants, B and Q, Homebase, Wickes, Wilco, and the like, or metal toilet bathroom items.  Builders skips or general metal cooking kitchen things, oh and look in Lidl’s regularly they have metallic fruit baskets and or other items of cheap metallic baskets.

    #58016
    Mike Headden
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    For small widgets like gears, spindles, etc …. Hasslefree (http://hfminis.co.uk) do bags of watch parts in four different pack sizes.

    http://hfminis.co.uk/shop?category=accessories~steampunk-stuff.

    Roaming the outer reaches of EBay also turns up small steel machined parts (usually from China) at low prices, from time to time.

    Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!

    #58041
    Les Hammond
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    Swarf from lathes would give some nice curly…whatevers!

    There is 4mm square mesh from DIY stores, they call it aviary mesh in the UK and comes in larger sizes too.

    Really nice zero G idea you have there!

    6mm France 1940

    http://les1940.blogspot.co.uk/
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