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Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - scratch-built crates (01 May)
« Reply #135 on: May 10, 2022, 05:53:18 AM »



Doodler

Who makes that figure with the rifle?  Thanks.

Dan

Offline capthugeca

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Offline Ockman

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Blunte's Rifles (09 May)
« Reply #137 on: May 10, 2022, 11:16:02 AM »
Lovely thread, a great read!

Offline Idle Doodler

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Blunte's Rifles (09 May)
« Reply #138 on: May 16, 2022, 08:40:02 AM »
Cheers, Ockman! I found your thread truly inspirational

It's a GZG Ravager:-
https://shop.groundzerogames.co.uk/15mm-stargrunt/infantry/human-characters-and-misc-aliens/sg15-x07.html

That's the one. Contemplating a beanie or something for his doppleganger in the set.

Offline Idle Doodler

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - scratchbuilt corridor tiles (16 May)
« Reply #139 on: May 16, 2022, 01:00:16 PM »
I like my terrain to be quick, cheap and easy. Apart from finding it hard to saw at right angles, these were a doddle to throw together. The main body comes from cable trunking, which cost less than £5 for two meters. Some cable ties over nylon mesh for the floor, and cable tie holders threaded with electrical cable for the walls.

They took one evening's worth of hobbying to construct, and several weeks of procrastinating to paint. Expendable pieces of terrain which should be able to take a bit of knocking about.








Offline zrunelord

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - scratchbuilt corridor tiles (16 May)
« Reply #140 on: May 16, 2022, 02:03:10 PM »
Nice, simple & functional.... good job
 
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Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - scratchbuilt corridor tiles (16 May)
« Reply #141 on: May 16, 2022, 02:45:51 PM »
Those do look great. Nice work. You need a sawing jig. Pretty cheap and easy to obtain. That, plus a razor saw, would make short work of some 90-degree corners and maybe even some 4-way junctions.

Offline Idle Doodler

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - scratchbuilt corridor tiles (16 May)
« Reply #142 on: May 19, 2022, 03:33:51 PM »
Ugh, I guess I could actually get the right tools for the job...  lol


Offline Ockman

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - scratchbuilt corridor tiles (16 May)
« Reply #143 on: May 25, 2022, 11:40:56 AM »
Those corridors are really nice!

Offline Idle Doodler

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - WIP dungeon tile (27 May)
« Reply #144 on: May 27, 2022, 05:15:15 PM »
Thanks, Ockman! Alas, I've gone off on a tangent while making the rooms and am now on a bit more of a coaster rollercoaster. Here's the first prototype:





Putting War Monkey's panel guide into practice!

Not sure what to do about the floor. Almost tempted to leave it plain, both through a wariness of making the whole piece a bit too busy and a lifelong laziness. There's also the issue of the coasters not all being quite the precise size that they are advertised as being (get what you pay for when you skimp of cost, I suppose) so the tiles are likely not going to completely line up. So too patterned a floor will look off when lined up with each other, not to mention the few millimetres' gap between them if two patterned walls are pushed against each other.

The pencilled grid was just there for purposes of placing the jenga blocks.

Offline zrunelord

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - WIP dungeon tile (27 May)
« Reply #145 on: May 27, 2022, 05:23:12 PM »
Nice work , looking good
Why not print the floors, easier, faster & saves you time on painting.
I would also consider moving the walls 1 square to the inside on some of them, otherwise you will have 2 walls butted against each other. Just waste space.

Z

Offline Idle Doodler

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - WIP dungeon tile (27 May)
« Reply #146 on: May 28, 2022, 09:42:30 AM »
I hadn't considered printing. Do you have any thoughts on how to avoid there being too much of a contrast between printed quality and painted terrain? I've not seen them side by side before.

With a view to modularity, I'm not too worried about two walls being lined up alongside each other. It allows the flexibility of turning a corridor into a small nook or room. It's why I overcame that lifelong laziness to panel up the exterior wall surfaces!

I'm essentially aiming for a homemade 15mm version of ttcombat's dungeon tiles:



Lots of different configurations, and I've found them to be very handy for storing away efficiently. That's the primary reason for going for jenga blocks for the walls - they're literally made for stacking.

Offline zrunelord

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - WIP dungeon tile (27 May)
« Reply #147 on: May 28, 2022, 10:01:29 AM »
Now that is a nice setup.
Printing & painting are difficult or would take a lot of time/blending to compare as they are different media ( though you might get away with it by choosing RAL code colours when you make up the picture & then choose the corresponding colour when painting ... as I said it will take time) It is possible though.

On the other hand you can stick printed paper to the walls also...

Look here. You might something to inspire you or which you can use. I tried to find the ones that should help but there is so much more.....

these are printed. Look up Bugbait & Tommygun, both have great inspirational stuff.




https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2017/04/hand-made-gaming-boards.html
https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2017/11/15mm-to-28mm-necromunda-game-board.html
https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2019/12/single-hex-terrain-6-to-25mm.html
https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2018/04/15mm-to-28mm-necromunda-game-board-part.html
https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2018/03/15mm-to-28mm-necromunda-game-board-part_18.html
https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2018/03/15mm-to-28mm-necromunda-game-board-part.html
https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2015/08/space-hulk-terrain.html

Enjoy


« Last Edit: May 28, 2022, 10:04:08 AM by zrunelord »

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - WIP dungeon tile (27 May)
« Reply #148 on: May 28, 2022, 09:17:07 PM »
That is a great looking tile Doodler. Those panels on the walls look great too!
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - WIP dungeon tile (27 May)
« Reply #149 on: May 29, 2022, 07:14:59 AM »
Admittedly only for a few small ruined corridor sections,
crashed ship scenery, but I used the insides of envelopes.
There are some nice patterns available. As I didn't need
a lot I just used letters/envelopes that came in the post,
but if you wanted to do whole corridor sections, then
simply buy a pack or two of new envelopes. Just make sure
you like the inside pattern. lol
I pasted mine onto thick card &/or foam board. Thin washes
of paint/ink followed by some 'gubbins' (pipework etc).
It looked passible & was very cheap. :D

 

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