Yes I used about 6-8 sticks to create all the walls I put up in the the pic in my paint progression thread. I have about 300 glue sticks so I can make pretty much everything I need for a while. And only 8 sticks for enough walls for a decent sized cave room or hallway is not a bad investment for durable detailed walls you can paint and manipulate, which was the main focus of the project. I even man handled the set piece to test its strength and it holds up. I'll be posting a tutorial if you all would like.
Post by adamantinedragon on Oct 3, 2014 19:49:05 GMT
Saw a documentary on 3D printers with my wife and said something like "the cheapest 3D printters are essentially computer-driven hot glue guns." Then I said that lots of people use hot glue guns to sculpt things. I showed her this as an example of what I meant. Really cool.
Fungus is also very easy to make with this technique.
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I'll have my tutorial finished today hopefully. Had you said magnets sooner I would have tried glueing a magnet inside a stalagmite to test its magnetism. I'm not sure how strong your magnets are, but the ones I use at work are industrial N52 high grade magnets. I'd be willing to give it a shot. As for length they are about 3 inches in length, was going to try to make 4-5 inch pieces for some hallways today. Now instead of using cardboard like I did you would place a washer down then just bridge your glue to the next washer would be the best looking way to do it I think. I'll give it a go today
The only way I would use magnets is with a magnetized board. As for butting them together with the magnets so they don't show gaps is based on your preferences. I don't mind the gaps allowing for less pieces and more imagination. However I think your idea looks solid.
I'll try that asap, because these alls look absolutely great.
two ideas how to modify the method:
1) To save hotglue, you could - stack strong cardboard or - glue on a cardstock cone or - crumple paper or aluminum foil ...and then just cover it thickly with hotglue. Not sure the shapes will be as flowing as with the original method, but it's worth a try, I guess.
2) If you have problems with overly runny glue, let the glue run into the desired shape and quickly dip it in a pot with cold water. Works wonders.
If someone tells you that you have enough craft suplies and you don't need anymore, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
when it comes to making depth with hot glue, i also found that using cardboard, paper or whatever else you can cram to make the height is just better. then add a layer of hotglue on it and when painted nothing Inside will show up. saves hot glue and also saves you time by not having to wait for it to cool off before doing it.
but nice going. those are nice cavern textures there.
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knight:"i still have half of my health, so im fine."
DM:"the boss, crits, max damage which does 20 damage !"
The height of these cavern walls for me is perfect they way they are. Just under mini height. Adding cardboard or paper to them will add to more bulk or more time spent glueing and cutting cardboard or toilet paper. Although I do like the pot of cold water tech. I'll have to give it a try. Good ideas though, I'm excited to see other walls if anyone gets some put together.
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT