Hi guys, I’ve put together a quick post to show how I go about building a boat out of coffee stirrers… A few of you were asking, so have at it – lots of pics, and not much words :-)
Add boiling water & leave overnight, then pour the water away and leave the stirrers for a day to dry while braced in position
Nice bend to them, still slightly damp
Braces glued on to form the sides
Put them ‘back to back’ (braces out!)
Cut the shape of the prow through both sides…
switch the sides around and glue prow and stern
and bottom… Let it all dry for a day or two
Add planking (I planked the bottom on this one to make a rowing boat, but my first one had the planking on top to make a deck… your choice!)
There we go, I hope that makes the process a bit clearer. Obviously, this is just a very quick scenery project – the boats are not especially to scale, and aren’t highly detailed. This is a quick, low cost solution to address a particular need within a Frostgrave scenario, but this approach should also work for a range of games from fantasy, historical, pirates, whatever! I daresay that with more time, effort and skill, you could really create something spectacular… (Mikko, I’m lookin’ at you bud!)
Peace out dudes, catch you all at high tide!
That is bloody great!
What the man said
Great stuff mate – will need to give this a bash properly soon!
Thanks mate – please share when you do!
Man, you made this look simple, but I’m sure it’s a hell of a work. A huge bravo! Now I feel the urge to increase my caffeine daily rate… :D
Cheers dude, but no, it really is that simple I’m afraid! :-)
Lovely work Alex and thanks for the shout-out! I’ll give this a try for sure and then try and spend far too much time adding bits and bobs…
Cheers dude, genuinely can’t wait to see what you do with the idea! I love the way you approach your scenery :-)
I’ve said it before I’ll say it again, you sir are a genius! I’m going to she d the link to a mate of mine who has built a canoe. A real one.
Don’t know about that mate – it’s only sticking little bits of wood together! I suspect your canoe building friend is far more of a genius than me ;-)
And the Great Wall of China was someone putting stone blocks on top of each other. What’s impressive is the engineering behind it. It’s really cool mate. Yeah my friend is a genius… Just in case he’s reading the comments haha.
Great tutorial. Simple enough to follow and repeat. Let’s go loot some coffee stirrers.
Smash the system! :-)
Breaking the law!
This is such a good idea! I’ll be trying it out for sure
Please share when you do! :-)
Very cool tutorial here, Alex.