Saturday, August 1, 2009

Homemade Craters

Here are a few homemade craters. These are made from aluminum pot-pie pans. You can buy these in bulk from the grocery store for a few bucks. You will get more than you need. Flip the pans over and squash the middle down. Carefully shape them as desired as you smash them. I then cut the edges into irregular shapes. Glues on some rocks and apply some texture, then paint.

A comparison with a small Moonscape crater.

Here is a cluster if pie pan craters with the cluster crater from the Blastscape set.
I built these years ago but never got beyond the base coat stage. With all the work I have done on the GW stuff inspired me to finish these up.


Tristan M said...

Do you fill the bottoms with anything or does the glue/rocks stop it getting further bent out of shape?

SketchbookGaming said...

Nice job on these.

Flekkzo said...

Tristan beat me to it, so yeah, putting anything in there? Ever thought of using them as a mold to make plaster models? That way you could have more than one that looks the same. Either to keep in reserve if one breaks, give away to friends, or simply have more than one that looks similar.

I need to try this, I so need to get into terrain building:) After that I just have to start on the rules for my terrain only game.

Robert said...

Thanks for the comments!

Since these are metal they do not require any fill. Once you smash them into the desired shape there is not much chance that they will be damaged. If they are they will easily bend back into shape.