While rummaging through my office mailroom I came across some shipping boxes and had a eureka moment. Easy super cheap terrain for Infinity! So here’s what I did.
First I assembled the boxes as usual and sliced the ends off 3″ deep.
Then I cut out some scrap card (2 1/4″ tall) to support the “roof top” and glued them into place.
Finally, I cut out another scrap piece of cardboard for the roof top and rest it on top of the supports. I kept these unglued and removable for storing smaller terrain pieces inside.
Voilà! Here’s the final design. You can use the terrain piece just like this or you can take it a little further…
…like so! I printed out some 3D textures that I found online from this website. Then I used some double stick tape to adhere it to the box. It’s just like wrapping a gift. Super easy and super cheap.
Here’s a group shot of my Nomads playing in their new sandbox. Have fun my little minions. Deploy!
The three Wildcats that came in my Corregidor box are done! The days of painting large-scale armies are pretty much behind me but even with smaller, skirmish style games like Infinity, you sometimes have to paint multiples of the same unit. I’m so glad I got these guys models finished first and off of my painting table (aka my kitchen table). Now I can move on to the cooler stuff! 😀
All in all I’m glad with the way they came out. This color scheme is very different from my Haqqislam stuff so I can jump between the two groups if i need a break from one color palette. I’m also very pleased with how the rusted metal bases came out. They’re from Secret Weapon’s Tau Ceti. The sheets of “paper” are made out of thin plasticard and help add some extra hight and variety to the bases. I might add some text and color to them later, but this’ll do for now.
Here’s a group shot of the Wildcats. As you can see the scale between the models are all different which is the only thing i don’t like about the sculpts. Otherwise they’re pretty sweet. I also painted them with different colored lights so I can differentiate easily on the table top. “The giant blue one is going to shoot you in the face!”
So that’s what I’ve been up to. I’m a busy little bee.