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You CAN tint plaster with various oxides (like they use for concrete), which means as it chips and crumbles, it doesn't expose white plaster under the coating.

Plaster still has to be sealed as it will drink paint like the gallagher brothers and booze.

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Here's a couple of my 'craters on the cheap', made from aluminium pie tins, some flock and a bit of paint.


And to show scale, with two eldar warlocks in them. They are small, based onto old AOL cds. I couldn't get access to my larger ones (in storage at the in-laws' place), but they're about twice the diameter.

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Nice craters! where do you get mini pie tins??
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Let's see... You need multi-storey Imperial-esque ruins on the cheap? Simple. Use those styrofoam trays/boxes that plants are sold in (called "flats" around here). Watch for when people toss them out after planting, and you can secure enough to build a sector for cheap. Wash them out, and then simply stack them like blocks. You WILL need to add proper floors, as the bottom of the tray/boxes can be quite irregular; Plasticard or even just cereal box card work well. I built this one with fixed floors, but the crafty or ambitious ones out there can build in such a way so that the "floors" can be removed to better access models...

Then simply paint with an old tank brush, as spray paint will melt the foam. signs and details were added after painting, and the base is an old hunk of hard floral foam. All told, the building costs only what the paint and hot glue sticks go for...



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Nice craters! where do you get mini pie tins??
From mince, meat, or fruit pies


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Those are from our 'dessert' pies (apricot and apple - the kind that come 4 to a box). I have a box of them (empties - the inlaws are packrats, and NEVER throw anything away. They even keep broken stuff.) to work with, so it's not like I have a shortage or need to buy more.

The 'family' pie tray is about double that size radius.

I haven't bought a meat pie with a tray in years, but they're a bit larger than the small ones used here.

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Oh god... Meat pie in a tray... Steak and Ale... I'm off to Tesco...
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:< sounds disgusting. are they cheap enough that i wouldnt mind throwing out the pies?
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:< sounds disgusting. are they cheap enough that i wouldnt mind throwing out the pies?
you don't like Pot Pies?

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So you don't like meat, fruit, mince, OR custard pies, Wounded?


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