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    Stroezie
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    Never one to pass up an idea worth stealing, I read Alexander Wasberg’s latest post (check it out over on his blog Lasers and Broadswords) on his military outpost walls and thought to myself:

    ” I can do that me! ”

    So I started hunting through my mountains of accumulated junk euh… building materials, looking for something that would allow me to easily churn out different lengths of pre-fab walls.
    Here’s what I came up with.

    Construction is very simple, a piece of giftcard sandwiched between two pieces of stapler nail strips.
    The heads of the nails form a solid foot alowing the walls to stand on their own quite easily.
    The single sections are 10 nails wide and the longer ones 20, 30 and 50.
    Just count the number of nails you want, break two pieces off and superglue to the giftcard then cut away the exess.
    These are 15mm high but you can get them in many different sizes, this will bear further investigation as I can already think of some other posible uses for them…

    I also decided to add a ring to the top so the engineer mecha could more easily assemble them.
    Now I just need to settle on a paint scheme (kinda leaning toward the bear metal look, just a quick wash and done)

    All in all this has been a quick little project ( about 2 hours time so far) which has given me a bunch of very versatile terrain pieces so thanks again Alexander ;-))

    Cheers,
    Stroezie out.

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    #39556
    Angel Barracks
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    check it out over on his blog Lasers and Broadswords

     

    Surely you mean check it out here on TWW?

    ๐Ÿ˜‰

     

    Bare metal is good, but the stripes is pretty, though a pain to do lots of for sure.

     

    #39559
    Stroezie
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    I’m thinking of doing most of them in bare metal with maybe some rust here and there and then doing a small number in the blue and stripes scheme, enough for a small corporate enclosure perhaps.

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    #39560
    Sean Gewecke
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    These look great.ย  I’ll have to check on the price of nails at my local shop to see if I should duplicate your idea.

     

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    #39561
    Angel Barracks
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    โ€™m thinking of doing most of them in bare metal with maybe some rust here and there and then doing a small number in the blue and stripes scheme, enough for a small corporate enclosure perhaps.

     

    Any bill posters and graffiti?

    #39571
    Stroezie
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    @ Sean Gewecke
    You can find them in most hardware stores, I paid about โ‚ฌ5 for a pack of 2000 nails, there were packs of 5000 for โ‚ฌ8,5 so cheaper if you buy bulk.

    @ Michael
    I might try my hand at painting some graffiti, altough, if some enterprising individual decided to release a nice set of decals with say some revolutionnary slogans and such, I’d definately be interested ๐Ÿ˜‰

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