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Offline Rhoderic

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What are the commercial options for sci-fi interiors?
« on: October 16, 2015, 02:24:59 PM »
I'd like to have a good overview of the commercial options for modelling walls and floors of sci-fi interiors like spaceships, space stations, moonbases, "bunker cities" and the like. Any kind of "techy" rooms-and-corridors type environment. I'm only interested in full 3D representations myself, not printed paper/card terrain or Space Hulk-style 2D maps. (But maybe for reference, the paper/card/2D alternatives could be listed as well, in case other people find them useful).

I know of the resin items from Ainsty Castings and the Hirst Arts moulds:

http://ainstycastings.co.uk/index.php/cPath/30
http://ainstycastings.co.uk/index.php/cPath/55
http://ainstycastings.co.uk/index.php/cPath/31
http://ainstycastings.co.uk/index.php/cPath/57
http://ainstycastings.co.uk/index.php/cPath/22
http://ainstycastings.co.uk/index.php/cPath/61
http://ainstycastings.co.uk/index.php/cPath/62

http://www.hirstarts.com/molds/moldssci.html

I suppose the plastic Deadzone terrain could possibly work, at a stretch.

What else is there? I haven't really been following the developments in laser-cut MDF terrain lately, but I think I've seen some stuff along those lines around here on the forums.

And did I just dream having seen 15mm spaceship interiors at some point?
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Re: What are the commercial options for sci-fi interiors?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2015, 03:37:28 PM »
I've got quite a lot of the deadzone terrain and the 3" tall walls would probably not make great interiors.  There are a couple of other products I own that I'm pretty fond of:

The "Bug Hunt Corridors" from Fantasy arc.  They are lasercut corridors inspired by the Hadley's Hope sets of the Aliens movie.

http://www.fantasyarc.com/#!shop-bhc/c1fwu

Pros - Well designed and cut, very modular, lots of nifty detail on the walls.
Cons - Expensive for a full set, roof pieces are separate kits, no exterior detail.

There's also Hirstarts Molds.  These aren't actual parts, but mold that you use to make casts (usually in dental plaster) and then assemble somewhat like legos.

http://www.hirstarts.com/molds/moldssci.html

Pros - Very modular, lots and lots of useful and interesting parts
Cons - The molds are expensive, there's a learning curve to use them and there's quite a fair bit of extra sweat equity in the casting/assembling over laser cut mdf.

Sedition Wars Terrain Set from Cool Mini Or not.  It's a plastic terrain set.  Half the set is plastic doors which you probably don't need but it also has lots of equipment and some alien looking items.  It makes for great sci-fi scatter terrain.  Keep an eye on ebay as it comes up for sale at a decent price from time to time.

https://www.coolminiornot.com/shop/sedition-wars-terrain-set.html



There's also a couple more I've seen but don't have much or any experience with:

Warmill's MOD.CO.N (lasercut mdf):  http://www.warmill.co.uk/MODCON/cat814919_1726745.aspx
Creative Gamescapes Spaceship X (ABS Plastic):  http://www.creativegamescapes.com/
Dwarven Forge Sci-Fi Set (hand painted polystone):  https://dwarven-forge.myshopify.com/collections/sci-fi-sets
Scotia Grendal has some equipment and scatter terrain (resin):  http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Products/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=227_220
Armorcast has equipment and scatter terrain (resin):  http://www.armorcast.com/sci-fi
Spartan Games has both MDF terrain that could be corridors and scatter terrain in resin:  http://www.spartangames.co.uk/products/spartan-scenics
Gamecraft Miniatures has some corridors (laser mdf):  http://gcmini.mybigcommerce.com/spacecraft-interiors-25mm-30-mm/

Offline Wachaza

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Re: What are the commercial options for sci-fi interiors?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2015, 04:58:50 PM »
Dwarven Forge is very nice, heavy and well detailed but it'll cost you an arm and a leg to get a decent amount as it's out of production and ebay/secondary market only.

Forgeworld's zone mortalis stuff is lovely but very expensive.

http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-DK/Realm-of-Battle-Zone-Mortalis-Battlefield-Complex

If you have the time then the plastic GW 40k city pieces and the Deadzone terrain could be assembled into something very impressive.

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Offline Rhoderic

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Re: What are the commercial options for sci-fi interiors?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2015, 05:07:50 PM »
I did mention Hirst Arts, but the rest are more than I thought there would be. Thanks!

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Re: What are the commercial options for sci-fi interiors?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2015, 11:36:35 AM »
The Tehnolog stuff that Pegasus Hobbies (used/sold by Urban War as well) brought out of Russia is usually thought of just for structures, but you can do interior floors and walls. Looks a bit rough, but you didn't specify Space 1999... ;->=

I thought it was out of production, but I see you can still ebay it out of Russia. And, of course, a few left over caches 'in the west.'

Kit names included Platformer, Hexagon, Syberclicks. There were/are some ancillary kits for power stations and chemical plants might be of interest for interiors. Not all compatible if you try to mix-and-match, mind you.

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Offline rwwin

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Re: What are the commercial options for sci-fi interiors?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2015, 06:10:23 PM »
Thanks Beast, I had thought they were out of production too that's why I didn't mention them.  I can't find the link, but I'm pretty sure there was someone that had done a space hulk setup with the platformer set years ago.

Also, here's a link to using Games Workship Cityfight Tiles Imperial Bastion parts to make a space hulk setup too:

http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?218330-Nedius-3D-Space-Hulk-Anphelion-Base

Actually just googling "3D Space Hulk" pictures brings up a ton of re-purposed and scratch-built terrain

Offline aliensurfer

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Re: What are the commercial options for sci-fi interiors?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2015, 12:11:08 AM »
Fenris have some, including some 'infested' ones.

Offline Etranger

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Re: What are the commercial options for sci-fi interiors?
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2015, 06:55:09 AM »
In 15mm,  Khurasan have interior parts http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/index.html (on a break at the moment) & Gamecraft have these http://gcmini.mybigcommerce.com/spacecraft-interiors/ You can also find suitable parts from Ainsty, their piperuns and 'cargohold  range' work in 15mm as well as 28mm http://www.ainsty-castings.co.uk/ and the bits and pieces from GZG, http://shop.groundzerogames.co.uk/ and  The Scene http://thesceneuk.com/ are handy for detailing. The Hirst Arts moulds are also useful. http://www.hirstarts.com/


There's also a plastic set but they don't have an active website. http://www.back2base-ix.com/index.php (I think!)
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