Quick and Cheap Scenery
Quick and Cheap Scenery
Quick and Cheap Scenery
Quick and Cheap Scenery
Quick and Cheap Scenery
I wanted to make some quick scenery so I found some materials around the house and got set to building.

This method can be applied to most scenery.

**Update......I've added a couple of pictures with miniatures to give an indication of how the scene could look on your gaming table**

Step 1:

Quick and Cheap Scenery
Quick and Cheap Scenery
Quick and Cheap Scenery
The first model I made was the large tower, but I never documented any steps.

I made the next tower (with the roof) and actually took photos this time.

Using Amazon packaging I marked the length and height of the tower along with a flap for gluing.

Using a straight edge and a craft knife, cut out the walls of the tower.
As this is a thick card, I lightly scored along the bends to allow for neater/easier folding.
- Be careful not to cut all the way through or you'll have to find a way for joining the cuts!

Step 2:

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Quick and Cheap Scenery
Fold and glue the the walls.

I used springy clothes pegs as clamps as they are long enough to get down the inside on the tube and hold it until the glue sets.

When set, glue the tube onto a base that has been cut from the same card.
Make the base approx half an inch larger (all round) to allow for stability and decoration.
- I found putting a glass on top was enough weight to hold the 2 parts together until the glue sets

Step 3:

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Quick and Cheap Scenery
Quick and Cheap Scenery
Quick and Cheap Scenery
For the roof, I used a piece of paper from one of those square notepad blocks and marked out lines from one corner to the other.
Then I measured 1" from each corner, marked the diagonal and cut to make the the square an octagon.

Cut along one of the pre-marked lines to the center of the paper then overlap to make a cone.

Glue the overlap.

Step 4:

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Quick and Cheap Scenery
If you go to a local DIY shop, you should be able to get a "sample" of blown vinyl wallpaper.
This is available in a variety or patterns, so just choose what would suit your project best

Cut the wallpaper slightly larger than the tower and glue.

I found gluing 1 wall at a time was the best way to work without it being too messy with the glue dripping everywhere.

Step 5:

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Quick and Cheap Scenery
Quick and Cheap Scenery
Quick and Cheap Scenery
Quick and Cheap Scenery
Glue the roof on to the tower.

Using thinner cardboard (a jaffa cake box worked for me and provided a tasty snack at the same time), roughly cut lengths of the card and cut notches to look like roof tiles.

Starting from the bottom of the roof, work up and overlap until the whole roof is covered.

Step 6:

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Quick and Cheap Scenery
Paint and decorate any way you want

Step 7:

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Quick and Cheap Scenery
Quick and Cheap Scenery
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Quick and Cheap Scenery
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Here is another example of walls and a tower.

No instructions have been added as it is pretty self explanatory.

If you need/want to know anything in more detail, or you think I have left anything out, please let me know

Hope this Instructable will help you with your own scenery.

Happy building
 
 

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