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Scenery Cheap plastic Temple terrain from Amera Plastic

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Caprasauridae, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. Caprasauridae
    Stegadon

    Caprasauridae Well-Known Member

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    There's a new, very plain plastic terrain piece from Amera Plastic:

    http://www.amera.co.uk/product.php?range=f

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    Like you can see, it's very basic. The upside is that you can decorate it any way you want. Could make a cool terrain project, the price is not bad.
     
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  2. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Some good stuff on that site thanks for the link ;)
     
  3. NIGHTBRINGER
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    Agreed... and some very good prices too.
     
  4. Fhanados
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    Has anyone used anything from Amera plastic before? I'm tempted to get some of their stuff but I'm worried that they'd damage too easily with my "wargaming stuff goes into storage on a frequent basis" lifestyle.
     
  5. DanBot
    Ripperdactil

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    Isn't that how we'd all prefer it to come anyway? Good find! +1


    AND it's double sided!?
     
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  6. Caprasauridae
    Stegadon

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    Thanks guys, glad you liked it. @DanBot Yeah, I think two biggest things this has going on are the price and plainness that gives you freedom to make it fit your army. It being double sided is interesting, maybe you could make it into a giant spawning pool or something?

    @Fhanados I have no experience with their products, sorry.
     
  7. n810
    Slann

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    I have never heard any complaints about them,
    Besides, you can't beat the price for a terrain piece that size. ;)
     
  8. McCoy
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    I live in Northumberland and my grandma knew the owners. She got me a bunch of their stuff when I was younger and it faired pretty well! The stuff I had was quite thin plastic though so if you're quite rough with it then I can imagine damage may occur.

    One problem I found is that they gave me a prepainted one and the paint they had used flaked off very easily due to the texture of the plastic. Perhaps it needs a good undercoat which wasn't used.
     
  9. n810
    Slann

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    I think I have heard of people doing things, like filling the hollow insides with expanding foam to sturdy it up a bit, and then basing it on some cardstock (cereal box cardboard).
     
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  10. NIGHTBRINGER
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    Is that sturdy enough? Why not use some plywood or MDF?
     
  11. The Red Devil
    Troglodon

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    They had a few nice pieces, and quite cheap as well.

    I dont have any of their products myself, but looking at them. They are produced by injection molds, which is most probably why they are able to sell them this cheap. With this in mind, I would expect them to be sturdy but movable/bendable since the thickness of the plastic is most probably not more than a few mm.
     
  12. Crowsfoot
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    It needs a dedicated plastic primer as normal acrylic paint does not adhere to plastic very well.

    One way round it is to scotch brite (green kitchen pads) the plastic before priming to give the paint a key.

    So I would wash the plastic in warm water, dry then scotch it, before priming blow off the plastic or brush it with a new paint brush around 1 inch is big enough.
     
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    I believe they are done with the Vacuform method. (even faster and cheaper)
     
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    Troglodon

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    Yes, you are correct!

    Took a look on the information on their website, and they do mention in the "about us" page that they use this method.
     
  15. NIGHTBRINGER
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    Our great Mage-Lord n810 knows all!
     

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