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Please post your final entries to the Roadside Competition in this thread.




Be sure to give yourself enough time before the close of the competition in case there are any issues posting. This thread will be LOCKED at the end of the day, Sunday, February 21st. Ended

Final entries should be entered with photos that are large, crisp, and well lit. Members will be allowed a maximum of 5 photos per entry. Competition submissions also require a brief description of the materials used, completed size, intended final purpose and a link to your WIP thread.

Observers are encouraged to give comments & critiques in the user's WIP thread in an effort to keep this thread organized with submissions only. Voting will be open for 5 days after the entry deadline. Good luck!
Scrounged and Salvaged Skaven Ship

The Skaven are a malevolent race of rat-men who inhabit the Warhammer World. Known for their unreliable, bodged* technology. They derive energy from Warpstone. Pieces of the Chaos moon  which occasionally fall to the ground in the form of green glowing, black meteorites - which they use, to power electro/chemical weapons of war.

This piece, is meant to represent a Skaven ship. It will be used in an upcoming Warhammer campaign, as a transport for equipment and small units of Gutter Runners (think, Skaven special forces).

My idea was, that the ship itself, was once a single sailed, fishing boat, belonging to one of the races of men. Captured at sea by Skaven pirates and converted to their own needs.

The final piece measures 226mm from engine to armour plated bow and 167mm from water-level to the top of the broken mast.

*To do a clumsy or inelegant job, usually as a temporary repair; mend, patch up, repair.

Materials

It is constructed entirely from things that would otherwise have been thrown away (by a normal person). There are parts of plastic kits (the Warpstone component, the ship's wheel, the shields and the top of the smoke stack) but these were all leftover parts that were unused when building the original models. Apart from that it’s made from:
  • Various types of cardboard (all of which I saved from being thrown out)
  • A used bubble tea straw
  • A broken chain
  • A used cheese cloth
  • Used coffee stirrers
  • Various washers, nails and bolts swept up from the floor of my garage
  • Wine corks
  • Various plastic model kit sprues (the sprue itself and a few pieces left on them)
  • An accessory from a long dead toy (see WIP thread)
  • Copper wire
  • Small, wooden off-cuts
  • Super glue lids
  • cotton wool (from inside a vitamin bottle)
  • A piece of thread (pulled out of the sleeve of my dressing gown)
  • A paper clip maybe two
  • Beads from a cheap bracelet (it might not have been “retail cheap” - but it was certainly “material and production cheap”. I found it under a table at a bar in NYC)
  • Lolly sticks (these were not used - but they could’ve been! If I liked that kind of thing).

Extra credit sphere or dome

I bought a pack of ping pong balls with the idea that I would build a weapons platform. When that didn’t work I bought a small wooden ball at a craft store to add a spherical element to the engine; but I sacrificed both idea’s in the end - as they didn’t fit, both in sense of the aesthetic look and the design brief.

Pictures

Port side:
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Starboard side:
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The Engine:
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Refreshments (rum), cargo and anchor - all details, that I am particularly proud of!:
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An anachronistic emergency stop button - another favourite part:
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Link to Work in progress thread
WIP
Long Abandoned Car

For this competition entry I decided to create the long abandoned remains of a car in the Mojave Desert for use in 28mm scale modern, sci-fi and post-apocalyptic gaming.
 
The scrounged materials were; a sprue from a model car kit that I found abandoned in a car park, some packing Styrofoam, beach sand, unused kitty litter, some spare wire and a dud RW-DVD that was used for the base.

A 1cm thick layer of Styrofoam was cut and bevelled to fit over the DVD and a hole the shape of the car body was cut out of the Styrofoam disk.  The cut out section was then trimmed down to fit inside the car body.  The car itself was painted to look heavily rusted with patches of the faded remains of the original paint job still visible.
The Styrofoam was covered in a layer of beach sand and then painted with layers of ochre and sandstone paints.  The car was then placed in the foam and any gaps filled with more glued on sand.  With the car now appearing half buried some kitty litter was added as small rocks and some common Mojave native plants were made and added.

The Ocotillo was made from assorted lengths of wire covered in fine green flock with an additional layer of very fine red flock for the flower clusters on the end of the wire.
The Sand Verbenas were made from some purple flowers and spare plant bits from MiniNatur.
The Brittlebush was made from more leftover MiniNatur bits and some yellow flock from Woodland Scenics.
The grass tufts were also by MiniNatur.

The entire build is 12 cm in diameter and about 2.5 cm from the base to the cars roof.  The exposed car body itself is 10 cm, long 4.5 cm wide and 1.5 cm high.  The addition of the Ocotillo plant brings the whole thing to 6.5 cm tall from the base up.

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Front view

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Right side view

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Left side view

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Rear view

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Clockwise from top left
 Top view, Ocotillo plant, Sand Verbena, Brittlebush

WIP Link
Ye Olde Frostgrave Observatory

For this competition I made a piece of scenery for use in Skirmish gaming or normal wargaming. It could be used for fantasy or steampunk. I will be using it for Frostgrave and Mordheim.

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Materials Used

The base is an scratched CD.
The rock is a lump of polystyrene.
The main body is a Tube of 'Pringles' Crisps (Potato Chips).
The domed roof is the top of a Coffee Shop Latte Cup and a Surprise Egg.
The Dome workings are the innards of a correction marker pen with a fake bit of lego along with the inside of a pizza box.
Cardboard from a cereal packet was used for the bricks and metal beams.
The Grass was hand made using an old split bamboo broom.
Icicles were made from small amounts of hot glue.
Sand, Tissue & Newspaper.

The Polystyrene rock was covered in PVA+Newspaper to give it a smoother surface as well as to protect from the spray paint.
The top part of the main body had tissue paper added to give it a different texture to the bottom part.
A Small section of the surprise egg was cut to make the dome doors.
The shield is just some cardboard cut to a similar size to a mini's shield and painted with a made up stargazing motif.
The vast majority of this has had the paint stippled on with an old sponge instead of using a paint brush.

Dimensions Based on a normal Sized CD - the height is 7.5"

From all four sides.

The door and shield above the door.
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The Workings
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The Back
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The Dome is closed
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WIP Link Here
Mirador Tower

For this competition I made a piece of scenery for use in Skirmish gaming or normal wargaming. It could be used for fantasy or steampunk. I will be using it for Frostgrave and Mordheim.

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Materials Used

The base is an scratched CD.
The rock is a lump of polystyrene.
The main body is a Tube of 'Pringles' Crisps (Potato Chips).
The roof and shingles were made from Cereal Packet Card.
Window glass was made from the back of a disposable gelpack.
Some string was used for hanging the lantern.
The Grass was hand made using an old split bamboo broom.
Icicles were made from small amounts of hot glue.
Sand.

The Polystyrene rock was covered in PVA+Newspaper to give it a smoother surface as well as to protect from the spray paint.
The bricks and shingles were all individually cut and glued into place.
The lantern was scratch built using card and some of the gel pack. The OSL glow is stippled on yellow.
The vast majority of this has had the paint stippled on with an old sponge instead of using a paint brush.

Dimensions Based on a normal Sized CD - the height is very slightly under 10"

From all 4 sides

The Door.
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The Lantern...Someone's at home!
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The Back.
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The Other Side.
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WIP Link Here
Futuristic Aqueduct.

This entry is a multi part piece that fits together to make a complete aquedut intended for the Warhammer 40K universe.

My scrounged materials comprised of: long cardboard tubes (obviously where I got the idea of pipes from), little cardboard end caps and little plastic bits (which I didn't end up using).

The other materials used were: polystyrene, balsawood, PVC pipe (used for the end piece that curves into the ground) sand, heaps of gubbinz from the bits box, moss and static grass.

Building:

The main builsing was built of foam, painted with textured paint, weathered and detailed. The pavement was made from balsa wood which was drybrushed grey. The goo pit was particularly challenging - I put a layer of PVA in whichrefused to dry. So I added a PVA and red paint mix which dried glossy red. Then I added a swirled mix of PVA and orange paint. Which gave it a splotchy look. It looks toxic, which is what I was going for.

The pipes were cut to 12" or 6" lengths and painted yellow (I want more colour on my games table as it's mostly greys and browns so far). Pipe supports were made in the same fashion as the main building. The only exception here was making the exposed brickwork on a couple of the pieces (see the WIP).

The connectors for the pipes were made fromthe cardboard end caps and detailed with little rivets.

The holding tank was made from a polystyrene ball, with a similar cardbpoard and rivets deal to add details. It was based similarly to the pipe supports and detailed.

Pictures (It was hard to get super detailed pics showing all the pieces, so please check the WIP thread for the fine details):

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And here it all is, in battle with minitures to show scale:

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Check the WIP here