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Goblin Beer Wagon


Goblin Beer WagonThe image to your right is not a sneak preview of a forthcoming kit from one of the big boys, painted by their experts and destined to appear in the box art. It has in fact been scratch built from scrap by jcglp.

Now some readers might think that this model is an unusual subject for a TerraGenesis article and that it isn't really terrain. However jcglp's beer wagon does not move, has no weaponry, and is merely, if I can use such a word in relation to this splendid model, a line of sight blocker / obstacle, that would also make an excellent objective in a take and hold type scenario. In other words: it is terrain even if it looks like a vehicle.

After sketching a few ideas, the final one of which is shown below, jcglp set about constructing the various pieces for the wagon. For the most part it is made from the kind of foam that is often used for food trays. Check out the fruit and veg section of your local supermarket. You'll probably find the same foam in the packaging of frozen pizzas and a lot of take away food establishments use trays made of this stuff for chips, burgers, and the like.

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Goblin Beer WagonCircles were cut for the wheels using a compass cutter as shown in the image above. Jcglp warns that this useful tool is rather addictive so, if you get one, anticipate spending many happy hours cutting circles in things just for the fun of it.

The wood pattern was 'drawn' onto the foam circles using a sharp point to make an indentation. A strip of card was then added around the edge of the foam circles to make the rim of the each wheel. Two pieces of a toothpick were then applied for the cross braces.

The same material and wood patterning technique was used for much of the rest of the vehicle while a small plastic pot was used for the 'cauldron'. The two moons on the back of the vehicle were also cut from foam.

Axles were made from lengths of sprue while matchsticks and cocktail sticks were employed as rungs on the ladder and the bracing on the raised platform. Items from the bits box including a length of chain were used to add further details before prior to painting.

Goblin Beer Wagon


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