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Offline pixelgeek

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Advice on using some corrugated cardboard
« on: March 02, 2021, 06:17:54 PM »
So we picked up a new TV at Xmas and inside the box was this enormous piece of very strong corrugated cardboard (see photo).

Has anyone used this to make terrain? And if so what would I need to do to stop it from warping.

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: Advice on using some corrugated cardboard
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2021, 06:52:09 PM »
I've seen it used for Model railway layouts - it is extremely strong and very light.

I used a piece to build the basic groundwork for this commission;
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2020/05/eldar-scrolls-ruined-tower.html

Good luck.

Tony

Offline pixelgeek

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Re: Advice on using some corrugated cardboard
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2021, 07:04:47 PM »
What did you do to stop it from warping? I was going to use some polyfilla to seal the edges and then texture it.

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Re: Advice on using some corrugated cardboard
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2021, 07:45:28 PM »
I used some (off cuts) to make adobe ruins. For that I didn't care if it warped.
To keep it light I would suggest 'sealing' it with paper towels soaked with PVA
glue. 

Offline pixelgeek

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Re: Advice on using some corrugated cardboard
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2021, 08:01:45 PM »
I used some (off cuts) to make adobe ruins. For that I didn't care if it warped.
To keep it light I would suggest 'sealing' it with paper towels soaked with PVA
glue.

That is an interesting idea

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Re: Advice on using some corrugated cardboard
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2021, 11:52:04 PM »
So we picked up a new TV at Xmas and inside the box was this enormous piece of very strong corrugated cardboard (see photo).

Has anyone used this to make terrain? And if so what would I need to do to stop it from warping.

The vertical corrugation is strong, but not something to use for a lot of work with it. It's also something relatively unstable from the sides of it

Offline pixelgeek

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Re: Advice on using some corrugated cardboard
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2021, 12:58:31 AM »
My intent was to make large sloping hill sections with it and stack them to make larger hills. Would it work for that?

 

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