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PostSubject: Essential Kit   Sat 13 Dec 2008 - 15:25

I've got some Mordheim terrain I want to build and I'm visiting Hobbycraft (massive chain shop that sells all sorts of awesome hobby supplies) tomorrow. Just wondering what should be on my shopping list for key items that you can't really build terrain without...

...So far I'm thinking foamcore, pink foam, acrylic paints, PVA glue

What else?
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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Sat 13 Dec 2008 - 15:40

Well i know they sell Flock there as well, along with some gravel bits and also plater molds for bigger rocks and such.
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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Sat 13 Dec 2008 - 15:45

oh yeah sandy/gravelly bits definitely, especially for what I'll be making (it's a secret by the way Very Happy ). I'm not massively keen on flock though, especially compared to static grass but I might have to take a look at those molds!
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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Sat 13 Dec 2008 - 16:27

A good sized ruler, hobby knives or razors, pencils, cheap paint brushes.
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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Sat 13 Dec 2008 - 18:11

Craft sticks, hot glue gun, wood glue, glue sticks.
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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Sun 14 Dec 2008 - 3:06

foamcore,
pink foam,
acrylic paints,
PVA glue,
Hobby knife,
ruler,
Pens to mark on windows etc,
Glue gun and sticks,
brushes,
sand or other small flock,
Balsa wood for trims/floor,
maybe some thin material for the roof,
plasticard,

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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Sun 14 Dec 2008 - 8:02

Hey guys, thanks for all the tips! Just wondering what the actual name for that pink foam is...
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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Sun 14 Dec 2008 - 8:33

maybe some balsa wood?


(btw.. you guys are lucky that you can buy foam core / pink foam... we cant get it anywhere here in nl Sad )
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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Sun 14 Dec 2008 - 11:53

The Pink foam is insulation foam. Easilly atainable through your local hardwar store.
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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Sun 14 Dec 2008 - 12:35

not here Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Sun 14 Dec 2008 - 13:42

Hrmm, not sure then. Perhaps you can order some?
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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Mon 15 Dec 2008 - 2:22

i prefer unibond - no more nails to glue gun, it lasts longer and is better as youc an smeer it on to add texture to the walls in parts

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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Mon 15 Dec 2008 - 5:09

My preffered glue is UHU, it's got great gap-filling qualitys.
You can't get insulation-foam her either. Sad (Actually you can, but only up to 3CM thick and corrugated...)
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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Mon 15 Dec 2008 - 5:17

Paluke wrote:
pink foam... we cant get it anywhere here in nl Sad

Of course you can find this in NL! I am 100% sure. Dutch people have to insulate their houses just like everyone else Very Happy So there certainly is pink foam available.

Ask our dutch forumites where they get theirs!
(Matt, Tagnator, Ezekiel... from the top of my head).

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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Mon 15 Dec 2008 - 5:30

Pink, blue, or white foam is Extruded Polystyrene. If it's use for insulation purposes*, it will have an "R" rating; the higher the rating, the denser the foam. The pink variety has an "R" rating of 5 for a 1" thinkness.

If you've got $s to spare. a hot wire tool is a WONDERFUL piece of hardware to get. thumbsup

*REALLY dense foam isn't used for insulation; it's use for stuff like automotive body work. Suspect

Addendum: a GREAT filler/ texture material is Woodland Scenics Foam Putty [available at model railroad shops]. It has the same properties as the foam it's applied to; ergo it will work the same. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Mon 15 Dec 2008 - 10:58

Awesome, I think we've got some no-more nails around my house somewhere (one of the benefits of being at home in the holidays!).
How many of you base your buildings and what do you base them on if you do?
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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Mon 15 Dec 2008 - 12:26

jackanory wrote:

How many of you base your buildings and what do you base them on if you do?

There are 2 factions on this forum. The "basers" and the "non basers".

I tend to base my buildings but only with a discrete small base. I tend to avoid big WHFB-style bases for my mordheim scenery. Also I like to keep the bases square instead of round/oval.

As for the matierial, foamcore is good (that's what I use). More expensive, and harder to work with is wood, but is the ideal basing material in terms of durability and solidity.

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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Mon 15 Dec 2008 - 17:17

pink foam is availiable in the UK in B&Q Stores. (a DIY chain) its £20 for 4 sheets 1200 x 500 x 60mm. usually kept in the timber yard section.

I also grab fruit boxes from supermarkets when i'm terrain building. comes in handy for walls etc.

I some cases its possible to get free balsa wood crates too.

warbosskurgan may be able to help with Bristol based supplies as he used to live down in that area if i remember correctly.
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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Tue 16 Dec 2008 - 6:14

jackanory wrote:

How many of you base your buildings and what do you base them on if you do?

I never base buildings, why bother?
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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Tue 16 Dec 2008 - 6:24

Chad wrote:
jackanory wrote:

How many of you base your buildings and what do you base them on if you do?

I never base buildings, why bother?

Some constructions are flimsy and a base helps secure them. others use bases to add weight so that the building does not get bumped. others use them for rubble piles and more details which can add a lovely extra to some buildings.

the main one would be the extra stability

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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Tue 16 Dec 2008 - 6:27

My buildings are stable. And rubble piles are just bases on their own, and if left unatached can be moved around.
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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Tue 16 Dec 2008 - 14:12

I base my buildings on 12" squares of hard board. All my buildings are built 1 1/2" inches from the edge. This gives me nice alley ways and spaces to fill with rubble piles and such.
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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Wed 17 Dec 2008 - 2:49

Chad wrote:
My buildings are stable. And rubble piles are just bases on their own, and if left unatached can be moved around.

Suppose it depends on how the buildings are designed, a building with 3 sides with no base would depend on the next floor up to see if it would bend slightly or not. half of 1, 50% of the other seems depending on how their constructed.

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PostSubject: Re: Essential Kit   Wed 17 Dec 2008 - 3:10

I tend to use a standard foot-print base, which fits into slots in my paving stones making the pieces interchangeable. On REALLY tall buildings [I LOVE Tall Buildings Suspect] , particularly those with overhanging thingys, having a base supplies a bit more stability to the structure.
For a basing material I use Fan Foam 3/8".
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