Friday, 8 June 2012

Custard Tarts to Craters...?

I got this idea from someone, somewhere out there on the internet, I just can't remember where or who....Anyway it's quite a simple idea really- the best ones often are.

Why spend ages messing about with modelling clay or fork out for commercially made craters for your battlefield when you can use the humble tin foil container?

Mine were made from custard tart containers. Simply turn them upside down, trim that lip off, cut an approriately sized bit of foamcore or card, glue it to the base upside down & squish the bit in the middle down. It looks cunningly crater like already...Once glue dries coat the thing in PVA and cover it in some gritty sand. After that has dried start applying earthy coloured paint, getting progressively lighter in the coats, & finally add a wee bit of flock around the edges. There you have it, do yourself a favour and give it a go. Mine also doubles as a percussion instrument because some sand got trapped underneath- shake that crater  :)



Have Fun,
Sarge.

6 comments:

  1. Faustnik from the Guild. An exceptional gentleman he is!
    Excellent implementation Jack!

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    1. Really? I just posted on the Guild about this too :)
      I'm glad you like it T.

      Cheers,
      Sarge.

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  2. It was featured in a Citadel Journal some 10+ years ago. I'm sure that's not the original source either...

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  3. It's a pretty clever way of doing things alright. Conveniently these things come in multiple sizes too.

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    1. Another easy thing to do would be to put some smoke in the hole in the middle, which could be mounted on a washer & easily removed if needed.
      Now just because they come in bigger sizes doesn't mean you need to eat lots of custard tarts- big, small or medium ;)

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