Here I show how I made a fuel depot from some simple and cheap (mostly
free materials) for use with Games Workshop's Sci-Fi minis game, Warhammer
WARNING: You should not attempt these procedures without an adult present.
|Finished product will be pictured here.
The building was conceived around the plastic tray insert that comes
with a Compaq Ipaq PDA. Once turned over, this tray is an obvious choice
for a structure for WH40k.
1. First, I affixed a reinforced
door with 5-minute epoxy.
2. Next, I glued a beverage lid in place with 5-minute epoxy and
then pinned a u-shaped handle to
it, creating a large hatch big enough to an infantryman to climb
3. Looking at the piece, it was obvious the back two portions
would be too small for a person to operate in, so I decided they
were fuel tanks (this is how this came to be a fuel depot). You
need a hatch to access the fuel, so I pinned two small
hatch lids to the back portions.
4. The side front portion looked like a good generator station,
so I glued some pieces of 3/8" diameter styrene tube to the
top as exhaust pipes.
5. I almost put a catwalk on top, but it just didn't look right
and the terrain piece has to be usable with miniatures, so there
is a limit to how much I want to clutter the piece.
6. Soon, the exciting conclusion...