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Re: Cheap 3D foam dungeons (Pics posted on last page)
Reply #140 - 03/07/11 at 3:05pm
 
Awesome!  Wish I could paint that well!

I'd be afraid that my foam dungeons would get poked or punctured and have to be repainted.
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Reply #141 - 05/13/11 at 7:54am
 
Absolutely Stunning !!!

You should make & sell these Smiley
Or at the very least produce a step-by-step guide book... I'd buy it Smiley
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Reply #142 - 05/13/11 at 9:36am
 
Yeah I'd love to be able to do this.  Unfortunately I can't find the foam anywhere, not even a place that sells it online.
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Reply #143 - 05/13/11 at 9:51am
 
Really, it's readily available at lowe's and home depot.
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Reply #144 - 05/13/11 at 9:57am
 
Maybe this will help

Lifted from a modeling blog.

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Blue/Pink foam
The “Holy Grail” of modeling: you can do almost everything with this material. Lightweight, tough, durable, ideal for crafting terrain such a hills and cliffs, making gaming boards, even buildings and bases. It doesn’t warp, is relatively light and can be worked easily with a hot-wire cutter, hot-knife, sawn and even cut with a sharp knife. When heated and even when sanded vigorously these materials will give off toxic and noxious fumes. As such always wear a fume-mask or work somewhere very well ventilated. Breathing in the powder after sanding is also a hazard.
People have terrific difficulty getting hold of these materials almost entirely because of them traditionally being called “Pink or Blue Foam” which is, sadly, now an obsolete term.
Pink/Blue foam is actually EXTRUDED Polystyrene. This is a closed-cell extruded form of polystyrene that is commonly known by the trade name of “Styrofoam”. Just as most people call a vacuum-cleaner a “Hoover” Extruded Polystyrene is called “Styrofoam”.

Now Styrofoam comes in many guises, it comes in different colours and different thicknesses and different densities. Colour can be largely ignored – it isn’t important anymore and very few of the companies that can supply Styrofoam will even know what you mean by “Pink or Blue Foam”. If you see foam that is blue or pink it can easily be something completely different and totally useless: what you need to know about is Density.
The density of Styrofoam for the modeller essentially means how “hard” it is: the denser the foam the harder (and heavier) it is. The original (blue) Styrofoam has a density of 32kg/m3 and this forms the benchmark for modeling: anything less dense than this can be too soft, anything more dense can be fine… right up to 200kg/m3 foam which is used to make surfboard blanks!

To find the right foam near to you search Google for “Styrofoam” or “Underfloor Insulation” and find a local stockist – Phone them up and check the density of the styrofoam, forget the colour and don’t worry about the tradename it is sold as. Here are a few trade names that may help you locate a supplier though:
Styrofoam LBX / DOW Styrofoam IB (UK/USA/Eur/Aus/NZ)
Floormate (UK)
Foamular (USA/Oz)
Styrodur (Europe)
Roofmate (France)
De-Q-cell (Germany)



Honestly if you just go to lowes and ask for the pink/blue styrofoam used for flooring install you will probably be directed to it.
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Reply #145 - 05/13/11 at 10:23am
 
I was at the lowe's website, and they listed the stuff, but when I put in my address to check the price at the local store, it took the items off the list and only left expanded (not extruded) foam board.  The five nearest stores it gave me, they said they didn't carry them.

Hopefully the site's just lying to me.  I literally spent a couple of hours trying to track the stuff online.
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Reply #146 - 10/19/11 at 2:38pm
 
Everything looks so damn awesome!
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Reply #147 - 02/27/12 at 2:44pm
 
Some beautiful work done here. I'm jealous of both the time put into this and the final product. Looking forward to more updates!
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Reply #148 - 03/21/12 at 1:43pm
 
HOLY SHIT!!!!! how did i miss these?
fuckin awesome job man. very inspiring.
id make some myself but i can never seem to find that foam stuff anywhere. nor would i have any sace to keep them.
i may have to borrow an idea or three tho for my advanced heroquest tiles Smiley
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Reply #149 - 03/22/12 at 6:53am
 
So if this is the last page, where are the pictures?






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