Necromunda Coffee Pot Hive!

Lord Gizmo

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Hello long time lurker first time poster.

Just wanted to show some similarly minded people what I have been working on.

I have been bitten by the Necromunda bug again!
I love the terrain but find it hard to store, so I decided to make my own.
I had a few ground rules:
1) cheap
2) be able to be stored easily
3)interchangeable
4)look cool
So I started by looking a awesome picture of industrial sites (mainly steel works, assembly plants etc). I had a few ideas and search for the OOP necromunda bulk heads but couldn't find them cheaply anywhere. I got 15 for about £25 and that was with out any of the platforms. So back to the drawing board I went. Then I saw some nice plasticard terrain had a go and it looked OK ish. Then sat at work I noticed I had a lot of empty coffee pots (15), think I have a coffee problem. So I though to myself how could I use these to make the platforms and that when I had a brain wave!
The Coffee Pot Hive was Born!
Started off with one of these.
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Used the tops to make a stand so that they can be attached to the platform and fit on the coffee pot securely. I turned the pot upside down and this meant that I could attach them easily. Stuck the Orange lid to the underside.
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Using plasticard I made a platform and made detail.
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(really simple one)
Used card to add detail to the coffee can and make it look like a silo or something.
Platform 1
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Platform 2
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Platform 3
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Platform 4
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Platform 5
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They fit on like this.
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I used a system of friction locks to attach the walk ways,
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ladders
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and some sidings to provide cover.
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Attaches like this
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Mini platforms are added to side of the can and friction locks hold it on.
Platform holder
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Platform
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It all works!
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I a few days I had this!
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Still loads to do but man it was fun.
More plasticard coming in a few days.
The really cool thing it can be stored in a small box and all the parts are interchangeable so hopefully lots of replay-ability
Just need to work out how to add rivets to the platforms.
Cheers
Jon
 

Lord Gizmo

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Very cool idea, forgive the dumb question, what exactly is a friction lock?
It's not a dump question. It's were the a tight fitting gap between two pieces of plastic card. So I used a 1mm plastic card and made a 1mm gap. Then attached it to the underside of the platform. It means that when you attached the platform it should hold tight. It can hold my while gang and even some old school lead ones. Hope that explains it. I'll take a few photos on the next one and show
 

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Welcome to the tribe!

Love that it’s made from plasticard and rubbish.

If keeping the price down is a factor EBay the following;

Materials;

Cross Stich Plastic Canvas (known as Granny Grating).
Plasterers Shims.
Cake stands / pillars.
Go to the beach and get sand - I kid you not it’s got a better texture.
Steal wallpaper samples from your local DIY shop
Coffee Stirrers - any local coffee shop.
Pipes - McDonald’s straws.

Paint;

More or less any acrylic cheap paint will do, including tester pots.
 

FluffyBunny

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This is awesome. Stored up some of these but couldn't see what to do with them so binned them. Guess I should start storing up again.
 

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Punktaku

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@Azzabat do you know how much of a pain those things are to find offline? even my local craft stores has nothing smaller than 3 mm
 

Azzabat

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Try the (finger) nail section of eBay, that’s where I just restocked mine.

If you’re still having trouble let me know and I’ll see if I can post you some.
 

Punktaku

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i think i’ll have to check ebay... my last local resort was a place called “Ulta Beauty” and their rhinestone set is $20. no thanks!

edit: what adhesive do you use for these? does plastic cement work with them?
 

Azzabat

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I use Humbrol liquid polystyrene cement. You can get it in a brush applicator, or a needle/nozzle type applicator.
I’ve found it easiest to put a drop of cement where I want the bead/rivet to be, pick up the bead/rivet with the point of a knife/staple (by sticking it in) and then pressing it into position.

@Punktaku, I’ve ordered some more in sizes 1mm to 4mm. PM me your address and I’ll post them across the pond to you.
 
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Punktaku

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wow, thanks! but i know that’s ridiculously expensive. between those, dominos, and window shims (another thread) i may be doing some ebay shopping soon.