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Building a pyramid

Postby Red Fusion » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:59 am

Building a pyramid

I would like to build a pyramid like the attached pictures in 28 mm scale.

The design is simple, I just have a problem building the steps

Any suggestions how I can create the steps
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Re: Building a pyramid

Postby Azimyth » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:37 am

Make little blocks to make the stairs and then two triangle for the sides of the stairs.
so from the side the blocks would look like
So for pyramid with the orc on, you would need 4 small, 4 medium and 4 large blocks per level and 8 triangles per level.

The other option is make a solid stepped shape(cast or cut) and the use the triangles.
Also if you can cast parts with Plaster Paris you could make a mould with the first segement and then recast all the sections.
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Re: Building a pyramid

Postby The BAG » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:01 pm


make your step pyramid, then take modelling clay or putty and make "waterslides" down each face, then use a square watever to push in the steps. (Use gladwrap over the slides to prevent sticking, peel it off when its dry)
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Re: Building a pyramid

Postby Golf Alpha Zulu » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:32 pm

What material will you use to make the pyramid?

From where I stand, that looks like a job for extruded polystyrene, like Isoboard and Depron?

I would make the large step layers out of 25 or 40mm Isoboard. Then I would use, say, 5mm Depron for the steps, using the layer approach suggested by Azimyth above.

If you ensure the width of each large layer step is equivalent to its height, the stairs will be at 45 degrees and easy to calculate the number and size of each step. Assuming 45˚ for the stairs, then for the stair edging, one of those little hobby mitre boxes will be your friend...
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Re: Building a pyramid

Postby Alptraumsong » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:22 pm

Westpak sells blocks of polystyrene in varying sizes (10mm-25MM). Seems to be local company supplying that, will have a look at home and get back to you.

Otherwise cut a solid block of polystyrene and cut squares of card and stick on in a brick pattern.
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Re: Building a pyramid

Postby Red Fusion » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:27 am

I found a polystyrene pyramid at Wespack that fits in with the 22 mm figures.

Just going to make a normal pyramid for my Egyptian army. Also found a few plastic fish tank plants with rocks around them for a desert oasis.

Will post some pics once I am done.

Thank you very one for your help, input and suggestions, however my idea is a bit out of my league for now…
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