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Offline Amalric

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Generic Storage Tank
« on: March 02, 2010, 08:39:00 PM »
Gent's

Here is a Generic Storage Tank I recently made from a cardboard tube.
I wonder whatever could be in it? ;)
Enjoy
Tom





Offline fastolfrus

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Re: Generic Storage Tank
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 08:44:16 PM »
Blood flavour Pringles ?

Lovely looking piece.
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Offline Doomsdave

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Re: Generic Storage Tank
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 11:14:18 PM »
Very nice conversion.  Are the ladder rungs just bent wire?  They look very uniform, which makes me think they are bits?
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Offline Amalric

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Re: Generic Storage Tank
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 11:44:07 PM »
The rungs are just bent floral wire.
I used a ruler to mark where the runs attached, then drilled holes in the cardboard tube at those spots, bent each wire to fit the holes, inserted into the holes and super glued.

Offline Pentaro

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Re: Generic Storage Tank
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 09:25:49 AM »
Good idea, the ladder looks very nice. The round base looks too plain, though. Hmm, giant pringles o_o

Offline Red Orc

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Re: Generic Storage Tank
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010, 10:10:55 AM »
Blood flavour Pringles ?

This has now made made me laugh, twice.

Lovely looking piece.

That too. Very nice work. ('Lovely' and 'nice' aren't the right words. But 'convincingly grimey' and 'impressively crapped-up' really don't convey the same sense of rightness, do they?)

Offline rob_alderman

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Re: Generic Storage Tank
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010, 11:21:53 AM »
Giant Pringles?

Brilliant. I did some similar towers, but they look CRAP. Your's looks excellent so very good job.
How did you paint it? I drybrushed mine with GW boltgun metal and they look really, really duff. Maybe I should try greys? :(

Offline myincubliss

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Re: Generic Storage Tank
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010, 11:26:28 AM »
Is that a coffee can?

Offline Doomhippie

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Re: Generic Storage Tank
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2010, 12:54:37 PM »
Maybe it's cheap moonshine? Or a terrible copy of good whiskey brewed up by some evil Nazis to undermine American morale???
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Offline leonmallett

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Re: Generic Storage Tank
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2010, 01:31:47 PM »
Very nicely done.
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Offline Amalric

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Re: Generic Storage Tank
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2010, 06:11:24 PM »
Is that a coffee can?
It is a cardboard can that held Girl Scout Candy. It has a metal bottom, a plastic lid and side of card board. It is very similar to the non-metal coffee cans I have seen. But the important thing was it was free, the right size and shape, and took paint well. I covered with verticle strips of tape to hide the spiral pattern of the cardboard and to hopefully look like welded steel panels.

The round base looks too plain, though.
I agree it is plain, but it is plain on purpose. I wanted it to lok like a simple concrete slab that would not look out of place in any setting ie secret lab, desert outpost, jungle base... I have limited storage and so I have to make terrain that I can get the most milage from.

Maybe I should try greys?
I used a blueish grey, gave it a good black wash, dry brushed with a big cheap house painting brush some of the original blue grey, then highlighted with some bluegrey+white, then drybrushed some khaki on top. Then I added the rust stains + some fresher dirt/mud around the bottom.

Offline Michi

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Re: Generic Storage Tank
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2010, 06:26:30 PM »
Looks very useful, Tom. Nicely executed and decently weathered, just like it should be.

Offline rob_alderman

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Re: Generic Storage Tank
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2010, 08:21:57 PM »
Cheers for the tip Amalric, I am rubbish at painting scenery!  lol

Offline fastolfrus

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Re: Generic Storage Tank
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2010, 09:53:44 PM »
Dear gods !

Blood flavoured Pringles might be eldritch enough, but making girl scouts into candy.... what type of crazed cultists are we dealing with here ?

Offline Amalric

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Re: Generic Storage Tank
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2010, 10:07:32 PM »
Dear gods !

Blood flavoured Pringles might be eldritch enough, but making girl scouts into candy.... what type of crazed cultists are we dealing with here ?

The same kind that makes them into cookies once a year.
Another Thin Mint anyone?
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