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Offline GamesPoet

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Uses For Sprues ...
« on: March 26, 2021, 06:02:32 PM »
There is a topic about this somewhere on W-E, and when I find it, then they can be merged.

Here is a video with 10 ideas ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tYEM_oGnU0
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Offline Syphon

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Re: Uses For Sprues ...
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2021, 10:20:11 AM »
Someone in the comments mentioned log cabins, so that's cool.

I have seen people use sprues for crystals. Good tutorial here.
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Offline The Black Knight

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Re: Uses For Sprues ...
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2021, 11:32:15 PM »
I remember an old WD article in which the studio team built a city fight board using the sprues to make rubble. They've run the sprues through an old, hand-operated meat grinder to break them down into smaller bits. Funnily enough they seriously advised people not to 'borrow' your mum's or your significant others kitchen gear. Back when White Dwarf actually had some decent modeling articles and was at least a bit tongue-in-cheek.
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Re: Uses For Sprues ...
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2021, 08:42:59 AM »
That must have been some time ago as now it's just an expensive advert leaflet.
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Offline The Black Knight

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Re: Uses For Sprues ...
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2021, 10:01:05 AM »
Yeah it was from the early 2000's if I recall correctly. Good aticles all around!

The current white dwarf isn't really an ad pamphlet anymore. Got the latest one for the free Steam games (it's a really good deal). I flipped through it and found maybe 1 interesting read about 40k line of sight and how much terrain is recommended for 9th Ed. The rest is just AOS and 40k short stories, some badly lit eldar army shots, a few bland battle reports and that's it really. Not much value for me apart from the game codes (Vermintide 2 and Space Marine I haven't played yet). They stopped doing any modeling articles years ago.
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Re: Uses For Sprues ...
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2021, 01:04:15 PM »
There is a new magazine of sorts that costs a good bit, but they are sending figures with it and providing how to articles on painting.

If I recall, the first series of issues was called Warhammer: Conquest.  The new series is called Warhammer: Imperium.

But we digress. :icon_lol:
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"Until death it is all life." Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra