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Offline Desert Scribe

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Some trashy sci-fi scenery
« on: July 28, 2021, 04:17:43 AM »
Howdy!

I made some terrain pieces from items salvaged from the recycling bin. They were easy to complete: I just added some more junk as greeblies, sprayed each piece the base color, gave them a heavy silver drybrush, then washed them with black:

Can you figure out what I used to make each piece? The answers and a few more pics in this post on my blog.
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Offline majorsmith

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Re: Some trashy sci-fi scenery
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2021, 05:40:04 AM »
They look great!

Offline has.been

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Re: Some trashy sci-fi scenery
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2021, 09:35:44 AM »
Love the cost & thought that went into these,
but then I too am a gubbins hoarder. :D

Offline modelwarrior

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Re: Some trashy sci-fi scenery
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2021, 10:17:20 AM »
The red one looks like water bottles and the one to the right of it looks like an insert for a mobile phone box ? The yellow one beats me.

Offline BZ

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Re: Some trashy sci-fi scenery
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2021, 11:20:52 AM »
They look great! Those inserts dont have a very recognizable form, so a few bits are enough to sell it as something else.

Offline Desert Scribe

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Re: Some trashy sci-fi scenery
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2021, 01:29:12 PM »
Thanks, everyone!

From left to right, the pieces I used were: tray from a box of Girl Scout cookies, plastic blister from a pack of AA batteries, and plastic blister from an electric toothbrush.

Offline Jack Hooligan

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Re: Some trashy sci-fi scenery
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2021, 01:46:26 PM »
Very nice! Inspiring even.

I miss the days of scratch built terrain. I feel it was easier to do this when there were far fewer models available. Well, at least I was buying less in the 80s and 90s. I had time to work on terrain. Now, with the high rate that models are flying into the collection, it takes all I've got to keep that pile manageable...I have little time for scratch building terrain. :(
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Online Chief Lackey Rich

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Re: Some trashy sci-fi scenery
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2021, 02:10:00 PM »
I miss the days of scratch built terrain. I feel it was easier to do this when there were far fewer models available. Well, at least I was buying less in the 80s and 90s. I had time to work on terrain. Now, with the high rate that models are flying into the collection, I takes all I've got to keep that pile manageable...I have little time for scratch building terrain. :(

I'm glad I'm not the only one.  Helped when I was working for a resin casting company and could justify crazy trashbashes as working on a new master.  :)

Offline Desert Scribe

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Re: Some trashy sci-fi scenery
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2021, 02:55:43 PM »
I like scratchbuilding terrain this way because it plays to my strengths: I'm cheap and lazy! Materials are free, and painting is quick and easy. And it does allow for some creativity  :)

 

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