Thursday, 16 April 2015

Card is the new sexy

New stuff! And this time it's not MDF. I'm talking about LaserCutCard and their card kits. 'Seriously? Card made stuff?' I hear the sceptics ask. And the answer is definitely yes. The quality/price relation is simply unbeatable. The designs are neat and the product is cool (and cheap!!).

This is what you get. Card MDF
In this case, these are six shipping containers. I decided to do them all at the same time, instead of finishing one before getting on the next. I thought this would be less mind exhausting.

Step by step. Careful with what you inhale in the process! I know what I'm talking about...
Intuitive kits
You may be thinking how strong this card really is. The use of multiple layers gives the kit an amazing strength. Here you can see a couple of pics from LaserCutCard FB. This is a picnic bench:

And that is a damn brick!
Little more to say. I didn't conduct the experiment on my own, but the impression I have is that the containers are really tough. This is how they look when finished:

Some time involved, but it's paying off
The tricky stuff here is painting them. It's the same problem you face with any container, due to the surfaces. I primed them white and then needed two or three layers to get some opacity. Those among you who use airbrush will find this easier, but for me and my brushes this endeavour took me more time than what I spent for the assembling!

Do you think this blog is called Old School Workshop for nothing?'
 I added some corporate signs and some weathering on them and...

Ready to fill the board!
Mandatory comparison pic, next to mighty Michi's beautiful container (Ainsty Castings) :)
I also got a couple of buildings from LaserCutCard, so I'm not already done... :D

14 comments:

  1. Wonderful stuff, I think I would have found painting those signs on the irregular surface very difficult.

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    1. Thanks! They are tricky, but the only thing you have to bear in mind is keeping the general concept of the sign when painting the protruding parts and the complete it on the rest. My skills are... ahem... basic, but I keep on telling to myself that the signs are good enough to trick the eye, hehehe.

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  2. I love my Battlesystem card terrain its already gotten a lot of use and seems to be holding up quite well. Your containers look fantastic BTW!

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    1. I got curious abot Battlesystem, it looked neat! I may have another look at it... Anyway, I'm quite happy with these :)

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  3. Excellent stuff - they look really good.

    Warburton

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    1. Thanks! They were quicker to assemble than I anticipated, and they are a real deal!

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  4. Estoy conociendo cantidad de cosas nuevas para hacerme una mesa, gran aporte suber!!!

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    1. ¡Me alegro! Yo también he echado el ojo a escenografía que has empleado tú ;)
      LaserCutCard es muy interesante, de momento sólo puedo recomendarla. A ver qué tal me apaño con los edificios...

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  5. Those look very good for card. Great freehand on them as well. Quite like the 'Blue Sun' Firefly reference.

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    1. Hehe, you noticed :D
      Thank you! They are quite an interesting choice for scenery, you can never have enough! :D

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    1. Thanks! They are quite useful and versatile pieces of scenery, you can use them in quite a number of ambientations.

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  7. Now if only they can do this for detailed miniatures. ;)

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