The Comm Guild Maelstrom's Edge

Tutorial and Spotlight Article Roundup


Posted on Monday Apr 17, 2017 at 05:00PM in Tutorials


- by Iain Wilson

This week I'm taking a break from hacking up plastic to put together a listing of the modeling articles that we have posted so far for Maelstrom's Edge. These articles have covered a range of topics, including different options for creating scifi buildings with the terrain sprue, basic painting and modeling techniques, and conversions for new units to expand your games.





TERRAIN TUTORIALS
How-to guides for a range of different terrain, using the Maelstrom's Edge Terrain sprue.

Gift Box Building
Building a basic scifi building using the terrain sprue and a cardboard gift box.

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Shipping Container
Building a multi-purpose shipping container out of terrain sprue elements and a little foamcore.

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Plastic Storage Tray Buildings
Using plastic storage trays to create modular, multi-purpose buildings.

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Drainage Channel Buildings
Making scifi quonset-style buildings using plastic drainage channel.

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Scatter Terrain
Four different scatter terrain elements made from the terrain sprue - a 3D map, a comm unit, a thermal vent and a barricade.

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Blast Craters
Easy blast craters using an old CD, some air-drying clay, gravel and some scenic elements from the terrain sprue.

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Terrain Template and Tutorial - Minehead Building
A tutorial with a building template to make a small mine entrance or utility building.

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Terrain Template and Tutorial - Bunker
A tutorial with a building template to make a scifi bunker.

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TERRAIN SPOTLIGHTS & WALKTHROUGHS
Less detailed than the tutorials, these articles showcase some other terrain ideas using the Maelstrom's Edge Terrain sprue.

Watch Tower
A watch tower built from the terrain sprue, some foamcore and an old postage tube.

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Epirian Stockyard
A scifi take on the humble livestock pen.

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Plantation Dome
A farming dome terrain piece made from the a plastic salad bowl.

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Western-themed SciFi Building
A western-themed scifi building using the terrain sprue and a Plast Craft Games old west building kit.

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Welcome to Hamilton!
A look at an urban board themed around a settlement on an Epirian frontier world.

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Catwalks
Some ideas for building catwalks from the Maelstrom's Edge terrain sprue.

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Comm Tower
A small building with a communications array on the roof.

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Landing Pad
A large landing pad with a functional lift.

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MODEL TUTORIALS & SPOTLIGHTS
How-to guides and showcase articles on building, converting or painting your Maelstrom's Edge miniatures.

Epirian Suppression Teams
Assembling Epirian Suppression Teams from the Epirian Contractor and Faction Expansion sprues.

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Karist Praetorians
Assembling Karist Praetorians from the Karist Trooper and Faction Expansion sprues.

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Quick & Easy Painting with Washes
A painting technique for getting your units on the table quickly, using washes.

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Karist Angel Keeper Conversion and Rules
A new unit for the Karist Enclave, with playtest rules for use in your games.

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Lens Painting
Three easy techniques for painting lenses.

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All Your Base, part 1
Making industrial grey, snow or rocky wasteland bases for your models.

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All Your Base, part 2
Making metal decking or sculpted fern bases for your models.

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Epirian Warden Conversion Tutorial & Unit Card
A new Epirian unit option with unoffocial rules for use in your games.

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Epirian Contractor Gas Masks
Sculpting gas masks for your Epirian contractors.

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Epirian Mule Cargo Drone
Converting the Hunter warmech into a cargo-carrying drone unit.

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Karist Tempest Elites
A look at the Karist Tempest Elite kit, with some conversion ideas for customising your models.

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Epirian Scarecrows
We take a look at the scarecrow kit, and some of the various ways that you can hack it up and get all creative on its shiny, robot posterior.

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Painting Weathered Metal
A simple technique for painting an aged metal effect on your models.

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Epirian Automated Uplink Relay
Building the Epirian Automated Uplink Relay objective marker as a model.

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Epirian Scorpion Drone Conversion Tutorial and Unit Card
Tutorial for building a heavy weapon variant of the Epirian Spider Drone, with an unofficial rules card for using it in your games.

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Karist Reaper Cadre Conversion Tutorial & Unit Card
Tutorial for building a Karist sniper unit, with an unofficial rules card for using them in your games.

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Modeling Spotlight: Winged Angel
A look at a conversion of a mature angel in winged form.

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Kaddar Nova Mini-Diorama
A display piece featuring a Kaddar Nova and his little friends.

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If you've seen anything here that has lit that modeling flame, you can pick up the various plastic kits currently available in the Maelstrom's Edge range from the webstore here.

Maelstrom's Edge also has a Facebook group, known as 'the Comm Guild', where you can post any questions you have about the rules, the models, or upcoming releases, or share your modeling projects. The group can be found here. We love to see what people are working on, so whether you're a modeling veteran or a complete newcomer to the world of miniature wargaming, feel free to join in.

And in the meantime, stay tuned for the plethora of modeling content that we have still coming down the pipeline!

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