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Right then, I'm looking for ideas for scenery for 40k that I can make using leftover sprues. I've been cutting a few pieces down and gluing three pieces together to make tank traps that resemble those used in WW2 but I'm also looking for other things to make it can be buildings, walls, whatever! Just shoot me some ideas and I'll see if I can make something from them. Thanks!
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Lengths of sprue make for good rebar analogs when paired with foamboard. Taking a set of clippers to a sprue can yield chunks that serve well as large-sized ballast for basing purposes. I've used relatively long sections with some of the crosspieces left intact as adornment for trenches in the past, as well.



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It's easy to make barricades, even Aegis DL sized barricades. You might want to have some plasticard to help you out though.

Have you ever tried doing banded armour on Rhino based tanks? Lok up a tutorial for that and apply the technique on a larger scale for walls and such.

You can also make land mines if you have spare bases.
Just cut the studded corner from a sprue and glue it to a base, stud pointed upwards. That's all it takes.

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I started working on a couple barricades its turning out pretty solid considering I'm gluing them like this -> / \\ // \\ / . I've been using some plastic weld on it so that it looks to all one piece (or so I like to think). I've got a bits of thick cardboard tubing sitting around somewheres maybe if I cut those in half and use the sprue walls in between you think that might work some Aegis DL kind of stuff?
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Loyalist actually had a really good idea and its one Ive been mulling around for a while. Alternatively you can also use sprue as the frame of a ruin or building. or to add detail to the outside.
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tank traps are easy enough, Czech hedgehog would be very easy while Dragon teeth might be a touch harder.

Bricks also come to mind with green stuff mortar maybe.

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I'm liking the ideas Ive worked up a couple tank traps that I'll glue to a base later on and a wall/fence that I used as a test piece. I'll see about putting together a building or two tonight or tomorrow.
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Right then I'm gonna see if I can use these sprues for buildings let me know what you lot think of the start of this small basilica.
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Looks pretty good as a starting point. If you were to make more I would say trim off the tabs of the sprue and try and get them looking all clean and straight. However thats a awesome idea! I may have to steal it. + Rep.
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Depending on how you paint it, you could make the tabs a feature: giant bolts, for example.
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