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Subject: Making your own 3D Barriers and Rubble rss

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Melle de Jong
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For about two months I just started collecting plastic bits and parts I found on the streets, they started to pile up pretty fast.

I melted some parts with a standard lighter and bented them a little bit here and there to make the parts a bit less clean and unrecognizable from everyday parts.

This gave them a more broken look. I then started to glue stuff on the stands and just tried to make them look like barriers. Sometimes I sawed off some parts of the plastic.



These included old pen caps, caps from shampoo bottles, clothespin and all stuff I could get my hands on basically.

Afterwards I just spraypainted them with some grey primer I got for 2 euros at the Action.



At a store that sells useless cheap stuff (Big Bazaar) I found this army toyset which had a tank, chopper and a humvee at about the same scale as the minis.



Here is the stuff laid out on the board with some minis next to them.
The tank and humvee can of course be used as cars in the game.



I decided I would make a big rubble into a crashed helicopter site. I sawed off a bit of the blade and the rotor area at first.I melted the side a bit so it looked like it was tilted a bit.



I planned the second big area more with metal beams and a surprise victim buried under the rubble, poor soldier!



The next step was to fill up the rubble with more plastic stuff. To make it a bit more messy I just mixed the dust from the MDF with some glue and smeared it on all the rubble parts.



After I was done with the basic plastic parts I filled the remaining areas with little bits and pieces. I also added some electric wires here and there




I also made 4 smaller rubble with all kinds of plastic parts.



There were also some barbed fences with the plastic toy kit which I spraypainted metallic and smeared with the sawdusted glue. This gives it a more worn down look.



Now it was time to spraypaint all the parts to remove all the colors and create the illusion of collapsed buildings.





This was the final result with all the parts I made.



Now check out the 3D parts layed out on the board, I am pretty happy with the result. The only downside is that it takes some space of course but efficient piling could counteract a little bit of this problem of course You also have the option to paint it for more details.



Hope this helps a little bit for everyone out there who wants to try out and create some cool 3D stuff, its really not expensive to this! (Only cost me some glue and some spraypaint)
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I applaud the effort and commitment! They look great!

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Nice, the barricades look nicer than the official ones from the s3 KS campaign.
 
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Melle de Jong
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I finally got around to add some paint to the pieces







They are not quite finished but adding even a couple of colors really improve the pieces, way better playing with them now!
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Neat - I might start doing something the same
 
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I used Secret Weapon Miniature bases:

Tutorial: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1291428/painting-tutorial-d...



Mantic currently has a Terrain Crate KS, which includes Dungeon Debris. Not much of the debris works specifically for the modern-day Zombicide, but, if you also play generic fantasy roleplaying and boardgames, you might be interested in the KS. Paint up the debris and sticky-tack it on the 2D card, and there you go.
 
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