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Offline Braz

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This thread is a catch-all for my various pulp terrain projects.

Inspired from Bob Murch's trading station, a trading station/jungle bar of my own.

Based on a 3mm(1/8th inch) piece of hardboard.


With the main posts glued in place. This will need more reinforcement later.


With the first walls in place as I lay down the floorboards.


And a view of the front deck.

More to come.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2019, 04:16:59 PM by Braz »

Offline Elk101

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Re: My Pulp Terrain Projects
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 11:33:33 AM »
Great start. Lookin forward to watching it develop.

Offline Mad Lord Snapcase

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Re: My Pulp Terrain Projects
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 11:42:18 AM »
This looks really good.


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Re: My Pulp Terrain Projects
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2013, 12:36:41 PM »
Interesting project. Could you elaborate on what method you used to make the square cut outs in the floor please and what tool\s you prefer to use to cut the wood panels.

Offline Mason

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Re: My Pulp Terrain Projects
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 02:24:31 PM »
Oooh!
I like this!
 8)

Watching with interest.
 :D


Offline Braz

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Re: My Pulp Terrain Projects
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2013, 06:37:22 PM »
@Prof Dinglebat

For the square holes used two methods. I used a steel rule and an Xacto (craft) knife. I use whichever blade has become slightly dull as doing this will quickly kill it. I score the cut lines several times with the Xacto and steel ruler.making sure the cuts are vertical. Then on a 45 degree angle I cut down towards the scored cut lines. This will remove a chunk of the material. Repeat the score cuts again, as well as the 45 degree cut eventually diging through the hardboard and finishing with a few straight cuts. This will wreck the hardboard on one side of the cut but the other side is straight and it is quick. I also used my drill for the holes in the middle as the square holes are 1/4inch across, so I used a 1/4 drill bit. I then cut away the curved corner sections using my craft knife to make a square hole.  Don't recall why I used both methods as either works well. For small cuts like the square holes I use my Xacto knife, for longer cuts the box cutter or Xacto.

Whenever possible I use my mitre saw. Electric, cuts the board like butter, nice straight cuts or a jigsaw for curves. This is how I cut out the 10x10 piece hardboard and IIRC the

It`s not always possible to use the mitre saw so for most other cuts I use a hobby saw (24 tooth IIRC) and a steel rule and cut down about a mm. This makes a channel that a craft blade/box cutter can fit into. I then cut the hardboard with a few passes of the craft blade/box cutter. Without the channel cut with the hobby saw, the hardboard gets pushed to the sides and makes ugly raised bumps of hardboard material on each side that needs to be sanded down. After the piece is cut, I clean up the cut with a blade, sandpaper and/or rasp as needed. This works fine for 3mm hardboard, less so for thicker hardboard. This is a good method as it makes a relatively clean cut and both sides of the cut hardboard can still be used. See here for photos : http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=55415.15

Hope that helps.

Offline marianas_gamer

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Re: My Pulp Terrain Projects
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2013, 08:41:21 PM »
Oh Yeah I want to see how this turns out! Great start,
LB
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Offline d phipps

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Re: My Pulp Terrain Projects
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2013, 09:29:35 PM »
You're off to a great start, I think it's going to look awesome!

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Re: My Pulp Terrain Projects
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2013, 10:11:01 PM »
Thanks for the sterling info. From your reply I have now read all your posts, and if you'll excuse me now, as I have to go start a cult in your name. It's the least I can do.  ;)

Offline BlackSmoke

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Re: My Pulp Terrain Projects
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2013, 11:23:08 PM »
I'm very much interested in seeing how this turns out!  :-* I have loads of 5mm foamcore just screaming out for some inspiration (I'm normally slightly phobic towards terrain making!)

Offline Wolf Girl

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Re: My Pulp Terrain Projects
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2013, 02:39:36 AM »
This looks awesome! :-* Can't wait to see how it'll turn out!


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Offline Hammers

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Re: My Pulp Terrain Projects
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2013, 10:38:35 AM »
While not as ambitious as you, I built a similar building as mission house but it is quite versatile and could, with the right props, be used as a tavern or trading station in any tropical area.


Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: My Pulp Terrain Projects
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2013, 10:51:27 AM »
Nuns with Guns - what's not to like!

The Mission looks great now it is painted.

Tony

Offline Braz

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Re: My Pulp Terrain Projects
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2013, 12:45:13 PM »
Thanks all. Now the pressure is really on to make this great. o_o

@Hammers. Love the mission!! Hadn't thought of that. Now I have to have a Mission Option. Fortuitously and by coincidence I do have unarmed nuns in the mail. I recognize the Reaper Mother Superior but who makes the others?

@ Prof Dinglebat : Preferred robe colour is Burgundy Red :D

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Re: My Pulp Terrain Projects
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2013, 12:56:03 PM »
@Hammers. Love the mission!! Hadn't thought of that. Now I have to have a Mission Option. Fortuitously and by coincidence I do have unarmed nuns in the mail. I recognize the Reaper Mother Superior but who makes the others?

They are from all over. A few are converted from Foundry Darkest Africa (Victorian ladies by Copplestone). Others are Shadowforge Gridiron nuns. There's a RAFM CoC nun in the lot and also a third columnist nun from Foundry.

 

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