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Tutorial - Small sand dunes , cheap and simple. <pic heavy warning>
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Old 22 Dec 2006, 21:54   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tutorial - Small sand dunes , cheap and simple. <pic heavy warning>

Hey all I was eating a mince pie today and I looked at the foil and though to myself
"hey they&#39;d make great small hills , dunes or even rubble piles for cityfight."
so I set about making one and through the kindness of my heart , and since christmas is a giving time I have made a tutorial , here it is........

What You Need
- Mince Pie Foil container (or any similair foil container the come with all sorts of small pies.
- Cardboard for base
- Masking Tape
- Paint , its easier to spray it as it gives a better coat but you can do it the hard way like me and hand undercoat it.
- PVA Glue
-Flock of your choice , I used GW sand and GW static grass for my sand dune but you could use rubble for cityfight or even snow , whatever you want!

Step 1
Gather Materials

Step 2
Crush the foil up a bit to give a less even shape then form it back into a slightly crushed cone type thing as seen in this picture.



Step 3
Once the foil has been prepared cut a base slightly bigger than the foil as seen in the picture below



Step 4
use masking tpae around the edges of the foil to hold it down on the base , there may be better ways to do this but I used masking tape.



Step 5
Undercoat



Step 6
The rest is self explanatory just paint and flock as you desire , here are some pictures of my finished sand dune. The edges of the base will be touched up tommorow but this gives you a good diea of the finished piece.









Hope this was a good tutorial , merry christmas and remember save those mince pie foil trays!

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Old 22 Dec 2006, 21:59   #2 (permalink)
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Hmm, looks very nice, good tut... Maybe you should get Karma for this...
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Old 22 Dec 2006, 22:01   #3 (permalink)
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that&#39;s very nice!,good idea as i eat pie for lunch with such foils!

u just might think of stuffing it with paper or sumting so it wont accidently turn flat :P
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Old 22 Dec 2006, 22:03   #4 (permalink)
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yeh I will do that next time , although even without stuffing its pretty sturdy I can press on it reasonably hard without it going flat

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Old 23 Dec 2006, 16:22   #5 (permalink)
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Cool... it looks a bit strange, but it&#39;s really cool :P
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Old 24 Dec 2006, 00:22   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, its an easy idea, but whats point in-game? some kind of minor height advantage?
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Old 24 Dec 2006, 09:42   #7 (permalink)
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well if you make a bunch of them you can stick them all on a larger base and it will block line of sight and depending on how close together they are could count as impassable
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Old 25 Dec 2006, 07:49   #8 (permalink)
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Plus its terrain! A battle is only as good as the board its played on...
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Old 25 Dec 2006, 20:22   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Tutorial - Small sand dunes , cheap and simple. <pic heavy warning>

I know I&#39;ve seen a tutorial for craters that used the same kind of pie dishes although I can&#39;t find any of them here in the states :&#39;(
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Old 27 Dec 2006, 21:32   #10 (permalink)
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Good job. A simple easy to make piece of terrainyou probably should fill them with paper and rocks for strength and weight.
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