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Solved Are the trimmings of sprues recyclable?

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Scalenex, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. Scalenex
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    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    They seem like number two plastic, but I don't know.

    Anyone know?
     
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  2. Aginor
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    I think that isn't possible with Polystyrene but I am not sure. I'll ask my brother, he knows such stuff.
     
  3. Aginor
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    Ok, I asked him, and he says it is indeed possible, so yeah, those are recyclable.
     
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  4. Scalenex
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  5. NIGHTBRINGER
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    Recycling sprues... such a waste...

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    Reuse and re-purpose :p
     
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  6. Tle'azqa'ecl
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    That could possibly be the most epic thing I'll see this year! If I squint they almost look like Necrons! :D
     
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  7. Scalenex
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    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in that order for good environmental custodianship.

    What are you are proposing is reusing, which is one step better than recycling.

    View attachment 11887

    The log used to be a sprue. That's about as far as I got.

    Perhaps @eron12 can post a picture of his gyrocopter made from an old pot of paint.
     
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  8. tom ndege
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    That comes close to upcycling... if not the definition of it...
     
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  9. NIGHTBRINGER
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    That is reusing... which is better than recycling!
     
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    That's why it's called UPcycling ...
     
  11. geektom
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    Yes, that is what they were "played as", I believe- I remember seeing them in a 40K Forum
     
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    GW would have a heart attack if this caught on.
     
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  13. pendrake
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    There are many ways to reuse or UP-cycle styrene sprue. ( :writing: Never throw it away...)
    • Ladders
    • Treasure (in the form of gold bars)
    • Rubble (chopped into short brick lengths)
    • Decking (for ships/aeronefs/ironclads)
    • Half-Timbers (on half timbered structures)
    • Industrial Metal Barstock
    • Railings
    Check out this article:
    http://www.roundtable-bretonnia.org...reboard&Itemid=87&func=view&id=176028&catid=4

    :rolleyes: Not quite sure how/why it is on Bretonnia’s Forum but it shows much use of sprues, and an example of a ladder.

    Those Spruecrons are just brilliant/hilarious.
     
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  14. Warden
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    I have seen this before too, great looking Necron army ;)

    I haven't found much of a use for the leftovers yet, but my brother has used it for movement trays in the past.


    THAT is an impressive way to use old plastic sprues. :wideyed: I will have to revisit saving my old stuff for future Necromunda projects.

    Sad we can't get straight to the Bretonnian Forum's articles without logging in anymore :(
     
  15. Aginor
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    Yeah, same here. Could you... uhmm... repost some of that stuff? I'd love to see it.
     
  16. Warden
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    On looking at the link again, it was actually posted by our own @Karak Norn Clansman !

    For the sake of how awesome the pictures were, here are a few pics:

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  17. Warden
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    Breaking news: here is the LINK to where sir lord @Karak Norn Clansman has already posted it within the jungles of Lustria Online.

    Tutorial was made by Bloodbeard. Well done sir! :pompus:
     
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  18. pendrake
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    Oops. I forgot Bretonnia is kinda frozen in limbo. I knew KNC had posted that several places. Didn’t think to look here in the backyard..!
    :eggonface:
     

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