|And they all stack inside each other for easy storage!|
I'm not exactly sure what each piece is. They aren't buildings (there aren't any doors or windows, or any indication models can go inside them), so I guess the 'structures' are some kind of fortified turrets or fire bases. The smaller structure one is some kind generator I guess. Again, I restate that my main objectives are cheap, easy, functional terrain pieces!
After Bandua Wargames released their official Infinity terrain last week, I got to thinking about the way that they store inside each other, and where I had seen something like that before. I remember visiting a $2 shop and seeing sets of gift boxes available. The ones pictured below come in a set of 3 boxes for $7. I bought two sets for a grand total of $14.
|Set of 3 gift boxes|
|They can fit inside each other! Handy :)|
Now the reason that I bought two sets of boxes, was because each box in the set was a different height. So unless you wanted sloping walkways, you needed at least two buildings of equal height. Taking the lids of each of the smallest boxes, making each walkway was pretty straight forward:
|Cut the ramps, making sure that you leave a bit of a corner|
on each side for strength on the railings
|Walkways, after four easy cuts|
|Break the cardboard, so you hear a tear. this will allow the|
walkway ramp to bend closer to a right angle
|After you've broken each bend, strengthen the joins with|
sticky-tape on both the top and bottom
|Then the piece was just spray painted, and print-out paper details added|
|Take the small box, and stick some foamcore to the sides!|
But make sure the foamcore isn't so thick as to prevent the
box fitting inside the next biggest box in the set.
|Again, spray paint and stick some paper print-outs on there!|
|Cut paddlepop sticks to the height of each of the box bases|
|Turn the box base upside down, and glue the lid on top of it.|
Now glue your paddlepop sticks to the sides of the structure.