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Those would be nice for city terrain. However, I think if someone could replicate some of the old Gothic abbeys and Romanesque Churches in mini form  that be wonderful! 

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Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Not that I've seen it first-hand, or anything.

 

 

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I could go on...

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Though I don't have any specific pictures, a lot of heavy industries have buildings that are perfect for modern combat skirmishes.

 

I work in mining, and mineral processing plants make instant battlegrounds, and they don't even have to be practical to look realistic since they're confusing as hell to look at.

 

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Big mixing vat here, big rock tumbler there, couple of conveyor belts, ramps/staircases/ladders spread about liberally : BOOM! you got a convincing mine processing plant.

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Saan'a Yemen looks like a delicious gingerbread city!!!

Glad I wasn't the only one thinking this.

 

 

Same thing here,,,

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There are all sorts of cool spots to inspire, most not all that far away. Over on the WAMP Malifaux Group, there's a thread with inspirational sites

 

http://www.wampforum.com/VB4/group.php?discussionid=202&do=discuss

 

I'm not sure if the thread will be visible to everyone; SO here's an example of what's inside:

 

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...pretty cool, eh?!

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What the heck is that? Wowsers.

 

Its the remains/ruins of an Old Hotel...looks like a favorite spot for Count Dracula. I used that as the inspiration for a test model of Fast Flo's Fun House...I wasn't the one who posted it though.

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Garden of the Gods, down Colorado Springs. A bit like being on Vulcan, but with more greenery...

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