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Author Topic: Cheap Sci Fi Terrain - Suitable for 40K, Rogue Trader & Stargrave  (Read 1025 times)

Offline thequestingvole

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I found an interesting source of cheap terrain in my local supermarket - a Fortnite Port a Fort.  This was six quid and is to my mind, playable out of the box., though I'll probably paint mine eventually.

Most of my collection is Oldhammer figures, so I was a bit worried that it might be oversized.  But I've put some old punk rock Space Marine Scouts in it and they look great.

Just the thing to put in the walls of Helsreach. 

http://joyandforgetfulness.blogspot.com/2021/03/a-tower-on-distant-planet-cheap-sci-fi.html

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Re: Cheap Sci Fi Terrain - Suitable for 40K, Rogue Trader & Stargrave
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2021, 08:56:42 AM »
That's an interesting find indeed!

Hmm; we do have an Aldi nearby...  ::)
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Re: Cheap Sci Fi Terrain - Suitable for 40K, Rogue Trader & Stargrave
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2021, 09:07:35 AM »
Only available in Lidl so far as I know.  Though they are on Amazon for a few quid more.

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Re: Cheap Sci Fi Terrain - Suitable for 40K, Rogue Trader & Stargrave
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2021, 09:37:24 AM »
As luck would have it, we also have a Lidl nearby lol

I don't know why I typed Aldi instead of Lidl; maybe because they're both cheap German supermarkets?  ;D

Offline thequestingvole

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Re: Cheap Sci Fi Terrain - Suitable for 40K, Rogue Trader & Stargrave
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2021, 09:40:28 AM »
There is no better source for cheap Germans.

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Re: Cheap Sci Fi Terrain - Suitable for 40K, Rogue Trader & Stargrave
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2021, 09:52:09 AM »
Nice find :) That looks like it'll fit in quite nicely with Mantic's Deadzone scenery.

No Lidl nearby (we have the other one), but loads of Amazon vouchers still unused from Christmas :D

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Re: Cheap Sci Fi Terrain - Suitable for 40K, Rogue Trader & Stargrave
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2021, 10:34:56 AM »
Wait a second: Isn't that robot the one from the Rogue Trader edition rulebook, depicted in the robot section? I didn't know it had a miniature!



I found an interesting source of cheap terrain in my local supermarket - a Fortnite Port a Fort.  This was six quid and is to my mind, playable out of the box., though I'll probably paint mine eventually.

Most of my collection is Oldhammer figures, so I was a bit worried that it might be oversized.  But I've put some old punk rock Space Marine Scouts in it and they look great.

Just the thing to put in the walls of Helsreach. 

http://joyandforgetfulness.blogspot.com/2021/03/a-tower-on-distant-planet-cheap-sci-fi.html

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Re: Cheap Sci Fi Terrain - Suitable for 40K, Rogue Trader & Stargrave
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2021, 10:41:32 AM »
It is.

There's a bit about it in the blog.

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Re: Cheap Sci Fi Terrain - Suitable for 40K, Rogue Trader & Stargrave
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2021, 11:14:22 AM »
Wait a second: Isn't that robot the one from the Rogue Trader edition rulebook, depicted in the robot section? I didn't know it had a miniature!

Coincidentally, I just got one of them on Ebay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Metal-Robot-Miniature-Suitable-for-Warhammer-40K-Rogue-Trader/333906621111?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D340aedb007ea46f0a703d53f1004a803%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D333906621111%26itm%3D333906621111%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A56b2522f-8191-11eb-849b-2e3c4ee7c694%7Cparentrq%3A1bd57b881780a6e5b00fca43ffd908a6%7Ciid%3A1

Sorry for the massive link, there...

Look like an unofficial fan sculpt.

I've been trying to think of a way to steal The Boy's port-a-fort for games, may have to show him this and pretend its his idea!  lol

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Re: Cheap Sci Fi Terrain - Suitable for 40K, Rogue Trader & Stargrave
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2021, 12:06:29 PM »
Coincidentally, I just got one of them on Ebay
lol Same here!

Although I was triggered to get me one by searching Ebay for Imperial Robots, and snagged one up, even though the seller had at the time a feedback of 0 ). I checked out his website though, and found that he indeed sculpted this mini, but also did interpretations of Exo Suits, Egg-shaped dreadnoughts and more.

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« Last Edit: March 10, 2021, 01:30:10 PM by Daeothar »

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Re: Cheap Sci Fi Terrain - Suitable for 40K, Rogue Trader & Stargrave
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2021, 01:02:56 PM »
Aye, a very good find! So Fortnite is good for something after all.... ;)

 

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