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Friday, April 28, 2017
Quick and Easy Cardboard Game Piece Frame Sci-Fi Building Ruins.
So, a while back I saw someone's blog entry where they made some neat Sci-Fi ruins out of the cardboard frames that are left over after you punch game counters out of them; and ever since I've been looking for an opportunity to try it. Then, I was with a friend a while back who was punching out the counters for his newly purchased copy of the Congo ruleset, and I asked if I could have the remaining cardboard frame left after all the counters were punched out.
I first cut the frames into sections to look like partially destroyed walls, and glued them on to 6" x 6" cork tiles. I made one 6" x 12" base by gluing two of the cork tiles together, in order to make one larger building. I then added a few odds and ends to the walls using some dollar store lego and other plastic bits.
I first gave them a base coat of some old Army Painter "Necrotic Flesh" I had on hand.
When that was dry, I gave the ruins some burst sprays of some Krylon "Aqua" Sea Glass paint I had been wanting to try out. I think it gave an interesting "alien" effect.
I then painted the slabs with Americana "Terra Cotta". I think it adds to the alien look.
I added some other colors here and there to the detail bits I glued on earlier. Then I slathered the ruins in some Citadel "Nuln Oil" wash, using a wet brush. When that was dry, I drybrushed them with Americans "Bleached Sand". Lastly, I sprayed them with some matte varnish.
Shown with some Reaper 28mm Sci-Fi figures for scale.
I'm really happy with how these turned out. They are't too complicated or detailed, but I think they'll look good on the table. I especially like that they're made from what would have been trash. :)
I've been a gamer since my high school days in the 70's. I'm married to Jennifer, and reside in Maryland. I am co-author, along with Buck Surdu, of "GASLIGHT" and several of its supplements, and "Look, Sarge, No Charts: WWII", and "LSNC: ACW". I also wrote the "Thunder & Plunder"; half of our Pirate rules, "Blood & Swash"
I am a founding member of the HAWKs wargames club.