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Author Topic: Multipurpose modern large buildings: Hospitals, schools, shopping mall etc.  (Read 555 times)

Offline Chris Abbey

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These are some WIP shots to see what gamers think of the concept. I'm working on a modern building system using the same cast resin pillars we used in Albedo Sci-Fi buildings. This time we are making parts of large modern buildings. Each module will be a cluster of rooms. These will be placed in between corridor sections that lock together with hidden connectors to make big buildings like hospitals, schools, shopping malls etc?







I'm planning to develop this over next couple of months, so will keep you all updated via this thread.
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Offline has.been

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Look good. As this would be an extra thing for me, price would be the important thing.

Offline Chris Abbey

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Glad you like it. Cost vs quality is always an issue that we try to address. I am working on making these as versatile as possible so they could be used for hospital, library, shopping mall, school, high rise apartments, office block etc. and modular so you can start with a couple of rooms.

Interested to hear peoples thoughts about the cast resin pillars. They add some nice detail and make a strong quick to build structure (a bit like the real thing) but they add £4 to a 300mm x 225mm section compared to using MDF pillars. Is that a good trade or not?

Offline has.been

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If you are going for utility, and want people to buy lots of rooms,
then MDF is what you should go for. Offer the resin ones in separate
packs for those who want to upgrade. Separate ones would be useful
when making a wrecked section, where the pillars would be more noticed.

Offline Codsticker

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Interested to hear peoples thoughts about the cast resin pillars. They add some nice detail and make a strong quick to build structure (a bit like the real thing) but they add £4 to a 300mm x 225mm section compared to using MDF pillars. Is that a good trade or not?
For me that would not be a big deal. If I had my druthers MDF manufacturers would have resin add-ons and such for the details that MDF doesn't do well.

Offline levied troop

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That looks very useful and I’d agree with Codsticker, I’d quite like more detailed resin parts, either in the original pack or as add-ons.
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Thirded; when dishing out for a project, 4 pounds per square foot extra would be acceptable to me. But obviously I can't speak for everyone here.

The proposed option by has.been sounds good in that regard; let the customer choose. But make sure you put the resin choice up as the primary.

Question; do the wall panels slot into the pillars?

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Offline Chris Abbey

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Yes, the pillars are structural.
The floor has a recess that the pillar sits in.
The pillars come in variations with 1, 2 straight, 2 corner, 3 & 4 slots in the side.
The walls have tabs that fit into the pillars.
The pillars and the floor also has a 3mm cube capacity to take an optional rare earth magnet if you want additional floors and for them to align and hold together perfectly.

The whole system makes a very strong and easy to assemble structure.

Offline levied troop

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That all sounds very useful - will be watching with interest :)

Offline Chris Abbey

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Just remembered that I made a video showing how the pillars work with sci-fi buildings (which they were originally designed for)

https://youtu.be/7F8POzzhJ6Q