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How to make cities of death terrain with polystrene trays
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Old 19 Oct 2006, 08:00   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to make cities of death terrain with polystrene trays

Ok, some of you may remember white dwarf 201. It was a good one. Space marine bikes were introduced but also the idea of making terrain out of the polystyrene packages. This stuff is like gold nowadays. Luckily I had a large amount I found at my parents house awhile back and this is what I made.

Also, I've found some more in the garage at my place and I will have a step-by-step for anyone who still has what may seem to be useless packaging material laying around. If you've got it, save it. I'll be back soon with the how-to.

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Old 19 Oct 2006, 13:42   #2 (permalink)
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Very nice indeed. That is one of the few bad things about GW going all plastic - no nice polystyrene packaging. You've also just reminded me of back in WD 207, where this guy made a huge (about 4' tall) Space Hulk/Necromunda terrain board out of almost nothing but polystyrene. Those were the days.
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Old 26 Oct 2006, 08:31   #3 (permalink)
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I've been busy since I originally posted this thread but I do intend to post a how-to if anyone is still interested. However, I've gotten basically no posts on the subject which leads me to believe either noone is interested or noone has polystyrene trays to make this sort of terrain. Either way, I gonna make some terrain this weekend while I watch football. I should say I haven't made any plans for what sort of buildings I'm going to make so I thought it would be cool if you guys gave me your ideas for terrain and I will make a one or two buildings based on your ideas.

Send me your ideas for any building that would work for cities of death and I'll pick one or two I like and do a tutorial for them. That will make it fun for me to get some new ideas from you guys and with your input you'll get to see the project from start to finish.
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Old 26 Oct 2006, 18:18   #4 (permalink)
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One thing people never really do for terrain pieces (at least in my experience) is to put in normal civvy-type buildings. Shops, schools, hospitals, that sort of thing. Let us know how it goes.
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Old 26 Oct 2006, 22:10   #5 (permalink)
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I want a step-by-step instruction bit of doom!

I just didnt really want to clutter up the thread with something that comes out intelligently stupid, because I have no idea about how to do lots of terrain...

Looks nice though!
 
Old 28 Oct 2006, 06:52   #6 (permalink)
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I love doing buildings like this, I've got a crapload of this stuff laying around waiting for me to do my modular city. If you're keen-eyed late at night on garbage day, you'll sometimes find bags of this stuff sitting at the curb. I've been too tempted too many times, but I've got lots that I haven't done anything with yet so I haven't grabbed anything. However, as soon as I find I have a need....
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I love it.
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Not enough firing slits for my troops, but it looks good on the table, d-bag
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It looks great.
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Originally Posted by the execution of all things
I've been busy since I originally posted this thread but I do intend to post a how-to if anyone is still interested. However, I've gotten basically no posts on the subject which leads me to believe either noone is interested or noone has polystyrene trays to make this sort of terrain. Either way, I gonna make some terrain this weekend while I watch football. I should say I haven't made any plans for what sort of buildings I'm going to make so I thought it would be cool if you guys gave me your ideas for terrain and I will make a one or two buildings based on your ideas.

Send me your ideas for any building that would work for cities of death and I'll pick one or two I like and do a tutorial for them. That will make it fun for me to get some new ideas from you guys and with your input you'll get to see the project from start to finish.
Heya,

Most certainly interested in the guide. If you have the time, do indeed write up your `how to' on the subject. They look very good and I'm sure a write up along with those pictures would be a great submission to the main site as well. Many of us refuse to even touch a White Dwarf, so getting it from a human being would be a nice exchange ;D. Good things on the horizon with this...

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