Well I found some plates

11 09 2016

A few years back, when I was at CSM, the canteen was having a clear-out and I came across these plastic plates.
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We used them in our greenhouse, back in London, to put plant pots on. But always in the back of my mind I thought they might be useful for something hobby related.
Over here now and getting settled. Time to start unpacking boxes and I came across them. Tick tick tick, hmmmm?
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I laser-cut a base and some gubbins to make it a bit more interesting but I seem to have missed out photographing the base painting and the chipping.
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Here we are masking the structure to add a white stripe.
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Masking the whole structure to avoid overspray.
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As you can see my airbrushing was not very successful. Instead of gently building up the layers I blasted away with the end result being this where the paint went under the masking.
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This was remedied by adding a line of marker pen.
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Adding rust streaks with oil paint.
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The finished product. I wanted to provide a quick photo as I’m certain it is going to feature in more photos in the future.
If I can point you in the direction of this blog
http://port-imperiale.blogspot.co.at/
It’s Blogs like this that keep me on my toes.
Now that reminds me…. I’ve got some small flowerpots I picked up at Ikea because they had some plastic grass in them.

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5 responses

11 09 2016
Evo

I like that, novel use of some ugly-ass plates! I really must get some more buildings done myself. Oh, and cheers for the mention!

11 09 2016
grumpyoldtin

I’m slightly flattered that you chose to follow my Blog.

11 09 2016
Carl Hendrickson

Wow! That is really clever and really effective. You have a good eye for stuff to use, I would never have thought of that.

11 09 2016
Alex

Brilliant bit of junk-hammer mate, that looks really cool!

27 09 2016
daggerandbrush

Really like the result. The ebst part is, that you can’t say what the objects were before. Could be any futuristic generator, power plant outlet or whatnot. These are the best “junk” terrain pieces, where you really can’t say it was a toaster originally :P.

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