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Author Topic: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - wasteland tiles fit for a case (01 Aug)  (Read 16915 times)

Offline zrunelord

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - WIP travel gaming boards (09 Mar)
« Reply #105 on: March 09, 2022, 06:29:36 PM »
Nice work, :D :D :D

This could also satisfy the itch.. lovely work by stroezie in 6mm !!!! ( sigh , another project  :(

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=89728.0

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - WIP travel gaming boards (09 Mar)
« Reply #106 on: March 10, 2022, 06:01:28 AM »
I wish I could come up with a portable version of this:

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=124881.0

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - WIP travel gaming boards (09 Mar)
« Reply #107 on: March 10, 2022, 07:24:59 AM »
Quote
I wish I could come up with a portable version of this:

Try looking at things like sewing boxes.
I'm sure I have seen some that have shallow drawers.
You could then build a section into each drawer.

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - WIP travel gaming boards (09 Mar)
« Reply #108 on: March 10, 2022, 09:41:38 AM »
Thanks all!

This could also satisfy the itch.. lovely work by stroezie in 6mm !!!! ( sigh , another project  :(

Haven't acted upon the idea, but I have wondered about using drinks coasters to recreate some of the starship geomorphs. We've also a fair few mdf shapes for Mrs Doodler's occasional foray into pyrography, but coasters (though harder to find uniform sizes) would be less prone to warping - something I'm all the more conscious of after been caught out by the EVA foam earlier!

I wish I could come up with a portable version of this:

How portable do you mean? Handheld / rucksack? Would something like this work?



The trays aren't enough for a whole board, but are well-sized for a room. If you were happy with doorways not being open (mainly an issue for easy judgement of line of sight), you could use them as geomorphs. You could even have clip on doors like these which a) add a bit of flexibility since you can place doors wherever and b) hold the rooms together.

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - WIP travel gaming boards (09 Mar)
« Reply #109 on: March 14, 2022, 05:45:04 AM »
Excellent suggestions, guys!  Thanks.

Dan

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - WIP travel gaming boards (09 Mar)
« Reply #110 on: March 14, 2022, 05:13:55 PM »
I don't travel very much since I have small farm animals to take care of. However, having a travel gaming kit sound rather nice to have just for the fun of it.
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - WIP travel gaming boards (09 Mar)
« Reply #111 on: March 14, 2022, 08:25:18 PM »
That clip on idea looks great.

Thanks for sharing.
Z

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - WIP travel gaming boards (09 Mar)
« Reply #112 on: March 15, 2022, 01:29:39 PM »
I don't travel very much since I have small farm animals to take care of. However, having a travel gaming kit sound rather nice to have just for the fun of it.

It does simplify storage!

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Travel Gaming Boards - pic heavy (07 Apr)
« Reply #113 on: April 07, 2022, 03:14:09 PM »
Finally managed to finish this travel gaming case. Seems that I still find terrain a slog to paint, even in 15mm. Had the handy deadline of an upcoming holiday to spur me into action, so here's hoping it serves its purpose well.

Alas, the room floors for the interior side really don't match the rest of the scenery. Definite lessons learned on that front. I've got a few more similar cases to work on (very useful charity shop round the corner) but in future I may try and just work on one half at a time - it was quite a struggle to do effectively two boards at the same time at my rate of paint application.

Still, going away for a week with the in-laws, and I'll be packing my Pulp Alley and 5 Parsecs From Home books. Even if I can't entice anyone else to play, I should be able to grab some quiet moments for solo games.

Click on any of the images to embiggen them.





And a few shots with some minis for scale:




















Offline zrunelord

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Travel Gaming Boards - pic heavy (07 Apr)
« Reply #114 on: April 07, 2022, 03:19:23 PM »
Lovely work, my friend.
Hope you get time to use them .. that would be a Spacehulk in 6/10mm.

and a case like that is not difficult to build, either. ( and I should have one already laying around somewhere )

I started to experiment 3d printing in 10mm so yours is another possible venue in that scale.

Thanks for sharing
Z

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Travel Gaming Boards - pic heavy (07 Apr)
« Reply #115 on: April 07, 2022, 03:26:04 PM »
This is simply amazing!  Cool stuff!

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Travel Gaming Boards - pic heavy (07 Apr)
« Reply #116 on: April 08, 2022, 03:41:30 PM »
That came absolutely great! I can see many hours of gaming with that setup when out a town. Great Job Doodler!

Just a tip for Highlighting figures, object and terrain is you can use Makeup brushes they are really soft and do a great job of highlighting.



Now, the color and style of the brushes and handles is totally up to you, but if no one is going to see them, run with it!  lol lol lol
« Last Edit: April 08, 2022, 03:51:10 PM by War Monkey »

Offline Von Trinkenessen

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Travel Gaming Boards - pic heavy (07 Apr)
« Reply #117 on: April 08, 2022, 03:48:43 PM »
Very cool  - Stargrave in 15mm?



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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Travel Gaming Boards - pic heavy (07 Apr)
« Reply #118 on: April 10, 2022, 10:20:36 PM »
Thanks, folks

Just a tip for Highlighting figures, object and terrain is you can use Makeup brushes they are really soft and do a great job of highlighting.
...
Now, the color and style of the brushes and handles is totally up to you, but if no one is going to see them, run with it!  lol lol lol

I got me some lovely pink ones - Mrs Doodler has already commandeered the tin. Unfortunately they took a bit of a battering doing this piece. Most of the browns and greys were done using interior decorating paint samples, and they are not kind to bristles!

Very cool  - Stargrave in 15mm?
Most of my gaming is solo, so 5 Parsecs from Home and Pulp Alley are my rules rulesets of choice at the moment. If I can find a local gamer I'd be happy diving into Stargrave, though my preferences are for a bit more grounded sci fi. Stargrave strikes me as being more on the heroic side of things with its focus on the captain and his first mate.

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Travel Gaming Boards - pic heavy (07 Apr)
« Reply #119 on: April 11, 2022, 12:14:42 AM »
Over the past couple years, I’ve gotten more and more into 15mm skirmish gaming.  The scale allows for nice detail, and the cost allows for a wide variety of small collections.  Happily at 71, I can still do a pretty decent job painting them, wearing just strong reading glasses.
Once I can sell the collection I have posted, 15mm scifi is the next project.

 

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