My Infinity table, like the rest of my hobby is coming along slowly. I am experimenting with building appropriately sized cargo crates for Infinity with mixed success. I’ve done a few test crates and come to the conclusion that doing a four foot by four foot table of them will become frustrating pretty quickly. At this point, I am thinking that every good shipping yard needs a suitable administration office or two!
I quite like this one.
The base construction is done with really heavy cardboard purchased at an art shop.
The basics are measured out by sight, so I measured a model for scale and then started drawing up the container from there.
The final container measures 80mm high and wide and 200mm long. I hope that by using these sorts of measurements, this scenery can be used for other science-fiction game systems that require line-of-sight blocking terrain.
The ends are made from a piece of 5mm foamcore cut to fit. The foamcore gives more surface to apply the PVA glue to and are glued in recessed to make things a bit more interesting.
The outside is corrugated cardboard purchased from the same art store above. Once the glue is all dried on the main body, apply PVA to the outside and then apply and cut the corrugated cardboard to size. The one gotcha here is, make sure the corrugations run up and down (vertically) and not horizontally. Horizontal corrugations would be seen on garage doors or covering up windows in abandoned buildings.
The only thing left to figure out is how to plug holes at the ends of the container because of inaccurate measuring.
These three are all experimental. I used the same method of measurement as the crate above. Building on ideas with toilet paper, decided to cover them to make an interesting texture. Until I get some paint on and finish them up, I’m not convinced.
This one is just balsa wood rectangles. The rectangles were roughly scored with the back side of a scalpel blade to create planks, but not enough to snap the balsa wood and then glued together with PVA glue.
The banding around the box is simply paper cut into thin ribbons and glued in place.
The base is a piece of foam core cut and shaped to the correct size. It was then based with common garden dirt.
Three different crates and the methods to make them. The common factor? The lack of proper measuring. Which is what makes them so easy! Some very rough calculations and a bit of guess work and they’re done.
Crate one and three are the most successful, but maybe revisiting the coverings on crate two and it might be a viable scenery object.
Let me know what you think!