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Author Topic: Scratchbuilt 18mm Scifi Desert Buildings  (Read 524 times)

Online zrunelord

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Scratchbuilt 18mm Scifi Desert Buildings
« on: August 05, 2022, 04:59:57 PM »
Hello again all,
Some years back, I was about to throw away a large piece of packaging EPS when I noticed that it had squarish holes which could be used to make something. I painted the inside of these holes with acrylic paint & sprayed expanding foam in them. The acrylic didn't serve as a release as intended & I had to break of the packaging but I was left with 5 squarish pieces of hard foam.

Last week I was looking at them , musing if I should throw them away ( too much stuff /ideas, too little time , as a usual)  & this idea came. Using packing carton shapes for fruit cut into roundish shapes & matchsticks I did this ( 4 to go ). Extras are 3d printed or card.

More pics at link.

https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2022/08/scratchbuilt-18mm-scifi-desert-buildings.html












Thank you for your comments
Z
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Imagine & you can.
Most see shapes you must see possibilities.
Z

Offline Golgotha

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Re: Scratchbuilt 18mm Scifi Desert Buildings
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2022, 05:10:00 PM »
That is cool I like the fact that it looks so different from the norm with more heatwaves heading the UK I need to attach some giant umbrella devices to my house  lol

Offline War Monkey

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Re: Scratchbuilt 18mm Scifi Desert Buildings
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2022, 05:18:47 PM »
That is a great build! Definitely different,

I don't know why we don't use a similar idea to protect homes and reflect sunlight in a similar way as snow does the added shade can help reduce air temperatures too.
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!

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Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: Scratchbuilt 18mm Scifi Desert Buildings
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2022, 08:24:13 PM »
Oh damn, those are slick!

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Re: Scratchbuilt 18mm Scifi Desert Buildings
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2022, 03:33:54 PM »
Thank you all,
Golgotha, that might work , unless you have freak wind storms .... & off you'll go  :D .  I was actually thinking of  putting taut cables on the side to avoid just that but decide against it as they would be flimsy & prone to damage.

WM, indeed & reduce energy & water consumption.

I tried to use logic when I was building it. They are designed to be autonomous ( can be placed anywhere ) & off the grid. The roof is a solar energy collector. Plus underfloor electricity accumulators and also acts as a humidity collector for water reclamation by opening side nets ( will model these ). It can also have other floors underneath. So more gaming possibilities .

More will follow.
Z

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Re: Scratchbuilt 18mm Scifi Desert Buildings
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2022, 12:20:35 PM »
And now they are 5. In the last pic I put one used for melons on top of the 3. Quick, differently nice & effective .
Though I should point out that the melon one is thinner & therefore weaker.... but it can be effectively strengthened with white glue &
tissue paper ( somewhat like papier mache' or kartapesta , as we call it).













Now to decide on a suitable colour scheme.
Thanks
Z

Offline manic _miner

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Re: Scratchbuilt 18mm Scifi Desert Buildings
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2022, 12:53:20 PM »
 These are so cool.Great idea and very well executed.

 Cant wait to see them all painted up.

Offline Seal

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Re: Scratchbuilt 18mm Scifi Desert Buildings
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2022, 05:03:33 AM »
These do look super interesting. I, too, canít wait to see them painted.

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Scratchbuilt 18mm Scifi Desert Buildings
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2022, 05:25:33 AM »
Z

I love it!  This really makes me think of a planet (or moon) that frequently crosses the path of pretty substantial meteor showers.  Like the battered planet in the film Enemy Mine.

Dan

 

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