30 Aug 2014

Concrete walls

Hello guys,

I just posted some better photos of my walls (and some of my WIPS "accidentally"!). The walls are nothing but a simple metal equipment case dividers stuck to some cork and painted. Those cases used to be popular for transporting miniatures around here and I bought one myself - I later invested in KR case instead and I am really happy with that one.  They dividing walls come in three sizes. I didn't bother cutting them or anything, so I got two long sections, one medium  and two short ones. They come just a bit over 3 feet long combined.
As much as I'd like, the idea is not mine. Guys at our club used those to make terrain for WH40k, but I don't know if they came up with it.

I gave them a coat of PVA to seal the foam they are made of and sprayed them black, then drybrushed them with greys. This was a great opportunity to paint some graffiti on them, but I unexpectedly ran out of ideas very quickly. I settled for some shameless advertising of the people that helped me bring my moderns project to life in the first place.

Grekwood miniatures:
Project Zeke, with an old "Evergreen" graffiti next to it:
This one started as a  plain red star (I was thinking about converse snickers, honestly!) and it turned into an ex-state flag (mind the white-blue-red order, it matters :D).
E-Bob:
And the one that started it all, a very lame "Free EG (Evergreen)!" slogan.
I am quite happy with them, they were a fast build, but I should put some more effort in the graffiti I think.

I left other sides blank - the idea is I'd use them for military base and I'd want at least one side to look "professional" :D.

Below is a "scale" shot, with one of the crew members I keep showing. As you can see, he will get a helmet, too. Looks like finished conversions weren't all that finished after all!

Thanks for looking,
Mathyoo

25 comments:

  1. Nice barriers dude! The grafitti looks good.

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    1. Thanks Bob, being higher than infantry, they really break up the table!

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  2. Now that you have pointed out what they were made from it all comes clear! Brilliant Idea.

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    1. Pretty canny, right? When I saw them in my club I couldn't believe how I didn't think of it myself!

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  3. I think that they're a great example of using one thing for another - I approve heartily.

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  4. Great barriers. I love the graffiti. I tend to use friend's names, twitter followers and song lyrics for graffiti.

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    1. Thanks! And welcome to the blog!

      That's a good idea, I got some buildings that could use some vandalising!

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  5. I'm glad you dedicated a post to this, Mathyoo, as I really like these walls and graffiti a lot.

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    1. Thanks Bryan, I'm a bit disappointed that I forgot to take any photos before painting, just to show how little was done to them.

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  6. They look great, mate. Excellent terrain tip. Thanks for the shout out too.

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    1. I'm glad you like them :P. And no problem, it's very basic but it is there to stay :D

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  7. Great idea for walls mate, they've come out great

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  8. Nice walls there.Walls always come handy and they are also nice to put away for storage when not in use.I like your work and will start follow you.

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    1. Hey - welcome to the blog!
      I'm glad you like them. They are easy to store, that's true! :D

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  9. Excellent work my friend. The graffiti adds a lot for personality and give off the impression of being in a very urban run down area. Great idea whoevers it was to repurpse these dividers into terrain. They have come a long nicely. I'd perhaps add some tufts here and there just to add to the run down appearance.

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    1. Thanks! I was thinking of flocking, of course, but I always make such a mess I tend to leave it for "someday" :D

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    2. You and me both I have some flock now and still haven't touched the ruins with it yet

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  10. Those are very effective, aren't they? Perhaps you need to get a few more :-) ?

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    1. Haha, I'd certainly need more, but not sure what I'd do with the cases :D

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  11. Great looking Concrete walls :)

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  12. Those are awesome, very simply yet very effective. Will be greta to see them in use for your project

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