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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Terrain Lab - More Pizza Box Fields


15mm Battlefront WW2 German Paratroopers
A while back I posted a few experimental garden patches made out of the corrugated paper liners found in many delivery pizza boxes. I got mine from Pizza Hut and am not sure who else carries them. I've been planning to try to scale the gardens up a bit since then but until recently hadn't given it a go as I had misplaced my larger pieces of the corrugated paper.

20mm(1/72) Easy Model Prepainted BTR-80
Unfortunately, the piece that I found did have some flattened parts and a pretty deep score across it, but I decided to try it anyhow and to disguise these defects as best I could. I think the end result is pretty good and as the pictures show is usable in any scale from 15mm to 28mm without a lot of fudging needed.

28mm Wargames Factory Saxons converted to Vikings
The techniques used were the same as used in the initial smaller patches just spread out over a larger projects. I did find that the larger piece of cardboard did want to box slightly, however, after the series of spray sealer had dried I found the whole piece was quite flexible and easily bent back to where it would sit flat. You might need to repeat this a few times. As you use it, just give it a quick bend to flatten it. Over time it will stop trying to pull back.

Give it a try all you pizza-eaters out there!

-Eli

5 comments:

  1. Really like the effect this gives. been meaning to try it out myself since the last time you posted one of these.

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  2. Very good looking fields! Great tips with the corrugated paper.

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