Monday, 25 August 2014

STOELZEL'S CD DISPLAY BASE SHENANIGANS.

Before we crack on, I've got to drag the welcome wagon back out of the storage shed, to welcome my latest followers. So a big BZA welcome goes out to minigrafter. WELCOME MINIGRAFTER! Another big BZA welcome goes out to Steve H. WELCOME STEVE H! If you guys have blogs, let me know.

More adventures in card modelling again this time. To further my skills and experience I decided to try Stoelzel's Structures CD display. This was another step up the skills ladder as it involved foam board and some of the techniques required to use this material. It was also a free download from Wargame Vault.

REMEMBER TO READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!
After reading the instructions several times I dived in. This was my first time rabbeting, who knew foamboard was so much fun. As well as trying to improve my card/foamboard modelling skills, I was building the display base to photograph my finished survivors on, when they are eventually  finished.

I TOOK THIS ONE (IT'S OUT OF FOCUS) THE WHITE BITS ARE RABBETS.

OK, because I read the instructions the build went very smoothly indeed, even though there were new skills involved, like rabbeting and matching up printouts on both sides of the same piece of foamboard. REMEMBER KIDS ALWAYS READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.

REVERSE OF THE DOUBLE SIDED PIECES. AGAIN THE WHITE BITS ARE RABBETS.

Unfortunately due to my eagerness and my official photographer's bone idleness, pictures were not taken during the construction. Luckily with lots of badgering, shouting, attempted bribery and swearing I eventually managed to get my official photographer to do his job and take a few shots of the finished piece.

SHOT OF THE BACK. POOR PAINT TOUCH UP THOUGH.

In other news, I got my very own printer for my birthday. Now I don't have to wait on other people to print out my card model templates and textures. WOOO HOOOO! So you can expect more scenery reports really soon.

SHOT OF THE FRONT. WHERE THE FIGURES WILL GO.
I really enjoyed building this piece, and because I read the instructions it all went together beautifully. I can now display my finished survivors in a suitable setting to be photographed.

Well, that's all I've got for this time dudes and dudettes. So until next time follow the DUDE'S example and "take it easy".






22 comments:

  1. It really can't be stressed enough how important it is to read the instructions! Very nice build, Bob, and you certainly can't quibble at the price of it.

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  2. Thanks Bryan.
    I think I might have mentioned it once or twice. lol.

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  3. There are instructions with these things ?

    Good build Bob

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    1. Thanks Joe.
      Usually the first couple of pages of a download are instructions and building tips. Well they have been with all mine so far.

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  4. Well that turned out well, great job Bob - who knew reading instructions could be so productive

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    1. Thanks Michael.
      After my abortive attempt at the "Cabin in the Woods", I thought it might be best to do as I'm told.

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  5. Good work Bob. Regarding your scenery you can read very well...lol

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    1. Thanks Shuby.
      I need all the help I can get!

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  6. That's a neat little item you got there Bob. Glad you read the instructions I like to read them halt way through a project just after I think " Wait what am I supposed to do with this piece?"

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    1. Thanks Robert.
      I learnt my lesson building the "Cabin in the Woods", ever since I read the instructions, then re-read them just to be sure.

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  7. I may need to try this out. Looks really good Bob.

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    1. Thanks Johnny.
      Try away dude, it's a good price.

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  8. Great job Bob, well done. And don't forget... RTFM :)

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  9. Nicely done sir! A good start to your growing card-fu! :)

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    1. Thanks cm.
      Now I have my own printer it's sure to grow a little more.

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  10. Very nice, thanks for sharing the build. Look forward to seeing some figures in the house.

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