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Cardboard boxes

Post by Krelian » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:53 pm

As some of you might know, I'm building a Fallout inspired gaming table for WH40k.
While building it I have started playing Fallout Tactics again to get some inspiration for my terrain. As I played I noticed something pretty cool. They had cardboard boxes stacked everywhere in the game!
Just check out this screen shot as an example.

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So I thought, wouldn't it be neat to have some boxes lying around on some terrain pieces? Of course it would!
I then made this in photoshop:

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I then printed 18 of these on a piece of slightly thicker yellowed paper, cut them out and glued them together.
But they looked a little too clean and plain so I painted them with two GW washes, Gryphonne Sepia and Devlan Mud, and they came out like this:

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Easy to make and something different to add to your debris piles on your terrain, don't you think?

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Re: Cardboard boxes

Post by krunkumunga » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:42 pm

that looks really good i might try that good job 5*
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Re: Cardboard boxes

Post by Superior Man » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:21 pm

Looks cool but somehow I feel that cardboard is nonexistent in the 40k universe. Everything is made of stronger stuff, like the wooden boxes from the screenshot. How about making those / painting your cardboard boxes to looke like wooden crates?
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Re: Cardboard boxes

Post by Gnomey » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:04 pm

That looks sick!

Great job, man.
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Re: Cardboard boxes

Post by BoyMac » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:07 pm

Awesome but fragile... :(
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Re: Cardboard boxes

Post by bolterfire » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:14 pm

They look great!!!
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Re: Cardboard boxes

Post by ironfaith » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:23 am

BoyMac wrote:Awesome but fragile... :(
just like real cardboard boxes
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Re: Cardboard boxes

Post by emtyach » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:12 am

good work. nice weathered look.

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Re: Cardboard boxes

Post by Krelian » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:58 am

ironfaith wrote:
BoyMac wrote:Awesome but fragile... :(
just like real cardboard boxes
The paper I used was thicker than regular printer paper(maybe 3x?) and the GW washes actually hardened the paper when it dried so they aren't really that fragile. They are kind of hard to squeeze and break with my fingers now but I'm not gonna try to step or sit on one. Considering I made them so I can glue them to other terrain pieces, for example debris piles or house corners, they are without doubt sturdy enough for that. :wink:

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Re: Cardboard boxes

Post by Krelian » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:03 am

Superior Man wrote:...like the wooden boxes from the screenshot. How about making those / painting your cardboard boxes to looke like wooden crates?
I think I'll try that but I won't just paint them to look like wooden boxes. That would look like crap and the surface would be too flat. I might actually try cutting up some small planks from popsicle sticks and then glue them to the outside of a box. If it's sturdy then I might be able to make a mold from it. I'll put that on my to do list...

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Re: Cardboard boxes

Post by Brother Perun » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:06 am

looks great!! :!: respect.

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Re: Cardboard boxes

Post by yoyomansizzle » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:41 pm

love fallout series and love your terrain :mrgreen:
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Re: Cardboard boxes

Post by :) Ranger :) » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:36 am

Wow very effective, can I use your template, I'll be sure to give you credit
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Re: Cardboard boxes

Post by Krelian » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:57 am

rangerwolf wrote:Wow very effective, can I use your template, I'll be sure to give you credit
Sure, use it. No problem. :D
You might want to cut the boxes like this though. Makes them easier to fold and glue.

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Re: Cardboard boxes

Post by Ashran » Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:59 am

Very simple and cool

one problem I see...I think some of those 'cardboard' boxes may be wood crates. :roll: :P
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