A 10mm Elf Building Made From a Tropicana Orange Juice Lid

Chris Palmer    Ok, to begin with, let me say I am not a big orange juice drinker. So, it came as a surprise to me when I was browsing the drink aisle at a convenience store while travelling over the holidays, that Tropicana had these cool arched design lids on their drinks. When I saw it, it immediately said Elvish architecture to me; and was a perfect size to go with my 10mm Fantasy minis.  So, I bought one to bring home and work on, and I finally completed it this past week.

The main problem I saw with the lid was that it has the name “Tropicana” embossed on the top.   So, to hide it, I glued a large 1.5 inch plastic base over it. A 2″ one may have been better, as the size I used didn’t quite fully cover the embossing, but I didn’t have a spare 2″ one on hand.  And the 1.5 inch gives a nice stepped look.

I first sprayed it with Krylon Flat Black with Fusion to act as a primer.

And then I gave it a spray with Krylon Flat White.

I then painted it white again, with regular bottle acrylic paint, to help hide the black undercoat, and added some blue trim.  Lastly I painted on a door and added some paper windows I printed out with the computer.

The finished building shown with some 10mm Elves for scale.
  The bottle and lid I got were the 12 oz size.  I since noticed in the grocery store that a large lid come on their large juice bottles.  While it is slightly larger in diameter, it is actually about s millimeter shorter in height.  It might make a nice large version of the building, or a neat two story structure.

from One More Gaming Project http://ift.tt/1iVPyC5

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