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  1. When scouting the local Dollar Tree this past week, I saw this sand mold of the Sydney Opera House. It's part of a collection they have along with other world landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Pyramid, and Leaning Tower of Pisa. I thought it looked like it might be useful as some sort of Sci-Fi industrial structure, like a large generator, pumping station, or engine of some sort. So, after glueing on some bits, and painting this was the outcome: IF you want to read more about the project, and see some more work in process photos, please see my blog: http://onemoregamingproject.blogspot.com/2017/06/dollar-tree-sand-mold-sci-fi-terrain.html
  2. For my miniatures games at Necronomicon, I like to have some sort of terrain piece on the table that stands out as a potential attention-grabber, in the hopes of attracting any wandering undecided players in the game room prior to start time, and perhaps motivating them to go sign up for the game. The trouble is that such terrain pieces with a strong vertical element BLOCK LINE OF SIGHT for seated players. For a miniatures wargame, that wouldn't be such an issue, when you usually just have two standing people with laser pointers maneuvering around the table. In an RPG scenario, it's maybe 6 people (plus me), and I'm usually the only one standing. Some tall building in the middle of the table means that one or more players can't see the zombies/mutants/whatever behind the building, or their status tokens, even though the PC should have no such trouble (being right there). Therefore, certain toy play sets I find at the thrift store can fit the bill. This "facade" or "backdrop" piece helps to set a scene, but it's on the GM's side of the table, in lieu of a GM screen. It serves as a staging area to hide minis and reference sheets (not die rolls -- I roll them out in the open), and since it's right next to me (and I am standing up for most of the game), it shouldn't be blocking line of sight for any of the seated players. (If a PC moves to a position where he's going "behind" the facade, then he's leaving the table zone, and I either need to set up a new area as the action shifts, or just resolve that we're going "theater of the mind" for whatever that PC is doing poking around off-stage rather than staying and joining in on the fight or whatever other action is dominating the main scenario area). The price for such a play set varies according to the moods of the price-setter, I guess. One day, I'll find some elaborate play set and it's just $1-$2. Another day, I'll be excited at finding the perfect set piece ... and then I see it's been set at $25 (and it's not even remotely COMPLETE), so I pass it over. I confess, there are a number of items I've gotten because I figured I'd get some sort of use out of it (without a specific plan) ... and after a while, some of those toys have gone right back to Goodwill after I figured that I needed some more garage space, and it was highly unlikely I'd actually get around to doing something with that toy within my lifetime. Well, one acquisition I found at the thrift store was an incomplete version of the Nickelodeon TMNT play set: Sadly, it's not the newer Toys 'R' Us version with the nicer details and bits. Also, it was lacking the building-top water tower or billboard pieces (or the action figures). I figured that this might be useful for a street scene either for a superheroic scenario, or perhaps post-apocalyptic. And for $2? Why not? I started by removing the big neon green pipe in the back, the lower "sewer" level of the play set, and the electronic talking box (behind the central "Chinatown" roof section), along with the button and the giant turtle "foot" meant to kick whatever figure has the misfortune to be standing there when the button is pressed. I used a Dremel tool to remove the protruding tabs on the bottom that would have linked up the "sewer" section, so the "sidewalk" could rest flat on the table. One danger immediately was that I'd removed some important structural supports (the sewer level, the electronics box, and the green pipe), so at this point the remaining play set was a LITTLE bit wobbly. It's rigid enough plastic, however, that it's not much of an issue, but I might have to reinforce the base.
  3. Ive decided to run a little test to see how well Pokorny Paints from Dwarven work on bones as primer. I decided not to cover the entire thing just so people can see the contrast. While is a bit thicker than the traditional brown liner you can see it keeps the detail nicely. I will finish the first coat then I will do a Agrax Earthshade wash. Now I wouldn't recommend this paint for the smaller miniatures..but larger ones it seems to work pretty good
  4. About this project ANNOUNCEMENT: Every pledge includes all the models in previous pledges. REVIEWS "The designs they do are well thought out and easy to print" TabletopgamesUK "I'm really loving this terrain. There's loads of really cool stuff available for a whole multitude of games" The Dark Artisan LINK A LA CAMPAÑA EN CASTELLANO TC:2 is a huge range of fully modular Sci-Fi scenery developed to be 3D printed. If you are into wargames or roleplaying games and you own or have access to a 3D printer, then you have come to the right place. At the end of our last campaign our backers voted our next range to be Sci Fi, and we like being true to our word. So here we present you Each pledge level gives you access to a number of STL files that you can print as many times as you need, which means endless possibilities for combinations (and saves you a LOT of money). Measurements and printing volumes This time we have designed a system of walls, floors and roofs that you can combine at will to create any futuristic city you may need for your wargames. Each wall measures aprox. 9cm long x 6cm tall (18cm x 6cm for double walls, floors and roofs) so they fit most printing volumes. Besides the modular system we want to design a massive range of extras to help you dress your city. As such, you can expect fountains, sewers, urban furniture (streetlamps, benches, cables, trees, etc.), urban floors and anything you can imagine an need to build your gaming table. And of course we have our Memorable buildings, unique models that make the center piece of any gaming table. This time we want our Memorables to be modular, so we will offer you different options to customize them: optional roofs, attachments and details to make them even more awesome. Modular modularity with the modular modules!!! Death lurks in every corner! Thunder Chrome is defined by our 3 M: Modular, Memorable and Mad. Well, we have added a 4th M to our proposal: Mold-breaker!!! Modular There are two things to have in mind when speaking about modularity. The first one, modularity is not just combining catwalks and platforms. Full modularity involves building alleys, stackable buildings and multi-level cities, and we offer you that here. The second thing to have in mind is how modular a model is. We have gone a step further with our models and this time we offer floors, walls and roofs so you can combine all of them at will. For this we have developed a simple system of tabs and slots that hold the structures together to ensure they don't fall apart mid game. This, of course, lets you play outside and inside the buildings just by removing the roofs. Memorable As usual, we have unique buildings that will stand out in any Sci Fi city such as the Armory, included in the Mega-city One pledge. This time we want our Memorables to be modular too, so expect them to be easily customizable. You can print some more components and decide to make them bigger (or smaller), change roofs, doors and all the possible options we can come up with. More Memorable buildings will unlock as stretch goals, so be ready for more awesomeness!!! Mad As a Thunder Chrome backer you must always look for hidden easter eggs. May be you can locate little homages to Sci Fi history, be it a movie or a book. Just pay attention, you'll be surprised! Mold-breaker This time we have really pushed the technology forward, and after lots of testing we want to offer you unique features in our models. The two main characteristics we have been able to achieve are: breakable in-game buildings and sliding doors/windows. Until now, no scenery offered by any company had this two features included. They really change the options during gameplay, as for the first time the environments change!
  5. About this project Hello! We are Small Terrain Miniature Scenery, a small business run by myself (Andy) and my partner, Donna. Last year we launched our first ever Kickstarter to raise money for a new studio. The campaign was a huge success, that not only bought in much needed capital but an amazing new customer base. Since then we have had a second successful Kickstarter project with our "Take Cover!" sandbag range. Based on this we have decided to follow up with another project based around "Bricks and Mortar" themed terrain. Although aimed at 28mm WW2 systems like Bolt Action, these pieces will be more than suitable for 40K or modern settings like "The Walking Dead". We are looking to raise £500 to pay for the production of our new resin bricks and mortar themed terrain. The money will be spent on make both the masters and production moulds for this range. We have a great choice of pledge levels on offer that won't break the bank. You can also find all the measurements for each product at the bottom of the page so why not take a look! Tank Trap Set - £5 This reward includes: 10x Single Tank Traps. Supplied Unpainted Brick Walls Set - £15 This reward includes: 3x Medium Straight Brick Walls & 3x Short Straight Brick Walls. Supplied Unpainted Brick Pillbox - £20 This reward will include: 1x Resin Cast Brick Pillbox With Removable Roof. Supplied Unpainted. Brick Wall Bundle Set - £28 This reward includes: 6x Medium Straight Brick Walls & 6x Short Straight Brick Walls. Supplied Unpainted. Early Bird "Don't panic!" Bundle - £45 This reward includes:10x Tank Trap pieces, 6x Medium Straight Brick Walls, 6x Short Straight Brick Walls & 1x Brick Pillbox Piece With Removable Roof. Supplied Unpainted. "Don't panic!" Bundle - £50 This reward includes: 10x Tank Trap Pieces, 6x Medium Straight Brick Walls, 6x Short Straight Brick Walls & 1x Brick Pillbox Piece With Removable Roof. Supplied Unpainted. Tank Traps: 2cm x 2cm x2cm (approx) Brick Walls Set: Medium wall 9cm x 1.5cm x 2cm, Small wall 5cm x 1.5cm x 2cm (approx) Brick Pillbox: 11.5cm x 11.5cm x 5.5cm (approx) A massive thank you for all your support, we hope you can help by sharing the campaign and we really can't wait to bring this new range to life
  6. Meanders2 Wave2 Digital Sci-fi Terrain drops in 2 days time on the 21st May. A preview is here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gametilewarehouse/1602493010?token=6e1623e4 This will be the biggest sci-fi map project ever attempted and potentially over 145 giant new maps for Scifi RPG. You can get Vector Packs, Commercial Licenses, and much more. You can also have your name or even company logo put into my Meanders as a bonus just by backing early. There are downloadable banners on the preview that you can take to share the project around on groups and sites. Thanks for reading, hope to see you there. Cheers :)
  7. So my girlfriend and me finally got our big-elf-table (BAT). It is really big, so big in fact we had to get it in through the balcony... Unexpected. Now that it is inside though I had to christen it by building a dungeon! See below the results of my efforts! Some bits not fully painted (or at all, I am looking at you caverns). Most of my dwarvenforge is in there, though I have some bits leftover. Overview of the table Lair of the venom cult, summoning some snake thing! A waterhag, doing something with watery creatures (and her bat familiar) Entrance to the dungeon defended by tieflings with a summoned devil and fiendish centipedes Meanwhile it is on between a Otyugh and a swarm of rats A dwarven expedition holing up in the barracks. The king keeps an eye on the hallway, while the druid's bear companion keeps an eye on the king Undead rise up to stop an adventuring party A rustmonster that took a wrong turn A red dragon (and his hoard) lairs in the caverns, with his minions Adventurers versus kobolds and a troll in the main corridor A roper blending in with the cavern Beware: Giant ticks In the ice caves a frost troll attacks a ice witch and her frostworm The lava room with fire elementals and the fire giant queen Pirates, lounging in the store room A back entrance, defended by stone creatures
  8. Nothing too exciting, just yet another example of my tabletop painting. har har har... Sorry couldn't resist. But these were actually really quick. (I had remembered my wood formula by then. Of course I yet again didn't write it down, cause I always think, "I'll remember." )
  9. Perhaps I am not searching with good search terms, but I'm having trouble finding ways to deal with a figure breaking through a wall. I have some rough ideas and I'll be happy to document this as I go through it, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a tutorial or even finished pieces where a miniature was breaking through a wall. Mine will not be leading with a fist, it will be a full body and seeing how much debris I can make realistically expand outward on the other side. Currently I'm thinking a wooden wall, but may look at stone and wood as I go through this. Mainly I want the wood beam so I can slide a figure up and back to make it more dramatic... at least that's how it appears in my mind. Achieving that may be an entirely different experience.
  10. I painted this a long time ago but still consider it one of my best paint jobs (not necessarily a compliment as i have painted a lot since then, lol) Griffin Tamer's Dwarven Entrance from his KS. I keep hoping he will do another one. His entrances are spectacular.
  11. This is ending in 50 hours... Haven't seen it posted. There's a thread from 2015 for other tiles. I'm intrigued by the digital option.
  12. Just finished a short article for DaggerAndBrush showing you a selection of tools that will come in very handy for pretty much any terrain project. I keep it simple and recommend a number of tools for cutting and measuring; painting, sculpting and engraving; and tools that are nice to have, but not essential. So if you just started making terrain or intend to make some this may come in handy. The right tool for the job
  13. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/909363677/stronghold-on-the-borderlands?ref=category_newest About this project Stronghold on the Borderlands My concept is centered on creating a fort that would exist as a garrison or trading station in a borderland fantasy setting. The idea is developed around the notion of a timber fort being hastily constructed on part/on top of an older ruined stone fortification. I pursued this half-and- half concept so that the fort might also be applicable as a tribal center for barbarian and goblinoid cultures. NOTICE: This item is not intended for children NOTICE: This item is being offered and shipped in white resin only, the painted version is for display only. White Resin Cast Rewards Small Fort version A Scale in MM Reward #3 & #7 Small Fort (A) Small Fort version B Scale in MM Reward #4 & #8 Small Fort (B) Medium Fort Scale in MM Reward #5 & #9 Medium Fort Large Fort Scale in MM Reward #6 & #10 Large Fort Design and Manufacture The initial design and construction of this fort uses both 3d Printing and hand sculpted methods. All silicon rubber molds are properly degassed and manufacture will involve pressure casting plastic resin to 50lbs. I will use smooth cast 300 from smooth-on. It is a well known plastic resin and very friendly to modelers who want to make hand modifications to the pieces. Packaging and Shipping Your structure will arrive in the box that is featured in the image below regardless of what size fort you order, Packaging This box will also contain all pieces related to Stretch Goal Awards, Add-ons, and Digital Designs on USB. There will not be any additional packing support in the box but All products will be wrapped in 1/4 inch cell bubble wrap. All orders will be shipped in a USPS medium flat rate 2-3 day Priority or international priority. Unless requested otherwise, all domestic products will ship with signature confirmation. Stretch Goal Awards Stretch Goal Awards The stretch goal awards for this project involve small stone ruins, The sum of all awards should give you enough pieces to imply a foundation of a ruined building. The ruined stair design is the correct height for use with the walls of the main fortification. The finished models will not vary significantly from the dimensions shown here but details will be enhanced and tweaked. Stretch Goal Awards Assembled
  14. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847530101/future-worlds-modular-sci-fi-terrain-for-28mm-figu?ref=category_newest Future Worlds Modular Sci-Fri Terrain for 3D printers is fast and flexible enabling rapid building of unique and complex terrain. About this project I've been playing role playing games, tabletop skirmish and wargames for nearly twenty years. I've been building and designing scenery for nearly that long. I've always found something magical about the miniature world and narrative created on the barren wastes of the kitchen table, broken by the rocky outcrops of painted polystyrene or the depths of space conjured up by a piece of MDF painted black and speckled with white using (someone else's) toothbrush and paint. A table with great scenery looks amazing and even non-gamers are drawn to them. But not everyone has the time or the inclination to scratch build scenery - and quite often scratch built scenery has the unfortunate tendency to be fragile and nothing breaks the gaming mood quite like desperately super gluing something together mid game. So, what does the Future Worlds Kickstarter have to offer? Simply, great looking, economical and sturdy scenery. With the advent of affordable, high resolution, three dimensional printers it's now possible for me to provide you with high quality three dimensional modular designs which can be printed over and over again. Want just a small compound? Easy. Want an entire table filled with a maze of corridors, service ways and access hatches? Print them up! After the small initial outlay for a set, you have all the designs required to make any size installation you want, from small and simple to huge and complicated. Just print pieces as needed - and all from only cents per piece. The Future Worlds Sci-Fi modular scenery project offers three distinct styles of modular walls and floors: Completed High Tech Sections Completed Industrial Sections Steampunk Prototypes - designs to be confirmed All sets are interchangeable, giving you the ability to further customize the look and feel of your layout with pieces that not only look great and are built to last, but with a simple, and rugged clip together system, can be set up in moments.
  15. So while I still don't have any Burrows and Badgers figures completed (the Shrew-zerker just needs his base finished, so almost....) I did finish the first 4 pieces of terrain. These are part of a large set of resin cast pieces Jo sculpted for the first Burrows and Badgers Kickstarter called The Ambush the Camp terrain set. Lovely pieces. I went for a simple tabletop paint job, lots of washes and drybrushing. I expect these to see a lot of use in both B&B and hopefully Frostgrave so wanted something I could fix up if it got scuffed or marked up. I may go back and add some bits of moss or other basing once I get all my basing stuff sorted again; its in a bunch of piles from moving rooms.
  16. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/printablescenery/time-warp-rampage-castle-europe-and-the-americas?ref=category_newest TIME WARP featuring Rampage Castle and detailed game-ready buildings from Europe and the Americas designed for your home 3D Printer
  17. I was in my local Dollar Tree over the weekend, and noticed they too had jumped on the Fairy Garden bandwagon. The have an assortment of blister-carded figures, of which this set of mushrooms seemed the most useful. There was also an assortment of poorly sculpted fairies, and another assortment of cartoonish animals. They also have a selection of buildings, like the twig and leaf gazebo above, and those shown below. As is typical, they are a little soft on detail, but may be spruced up a bit with paint. I may go back and get one of those mushroom houses to see if I can improve it a bit with a proper paint job. They also had an assortment of artificial succulents that would make good judge foliage.
  18. Hello terrain builders, So a few years back I started cooking up an idea for a joke website where I pretend to be the worst scratch-builder/terrain-maker ever (not a big stretch for me) and brag about how amazing I am at it. I started collecting junk that I could give pithy names to, like a hand saw for Sawback Ridge, a broken hubcap for Battle of the Rim, whatever, and then make up terrible stories to accompany my ridiculous brags about how I "flocked" non-terrain items. Literally trash items with Zapp Brannigan levels of brag. Did I mention that I've been running this site for two years now, slowly building followers and readership so I could pull this prank overnight? I re-tooled Statbonus.com for this Anyway, I figured I'd invite my friends from Reaper to create their own joke submissions or write comments about the junk. The gag is that we praise the terrible stuff, and disrespect the actually good terrain that's been provided by Arbiter10. Don't worry about being cruel, he's in on the joke, and I've given him cred and links to his etsy from the "about" page-- which is the only serious section. Got an old toaster or TV that would look good green? Ever wanted to flock garbage? Here's your excuse. [email protected]
  19. Someone else here had picked up a wooden log cabin kit from Hobby Lobby a while ago and posted it here. I picked one up myself the other day and started to work on it. This is the one I'm talking about. As you can see from the picture, it's not too terribly expensive. This is both good and bad. I'll get to that in a few minutes. This is the basic assembly; it took me about 20 minutes only because a few of the pieces needed to be trimmed a little bit for a good fit. Unfortunately, my kit was missing 2 pieces; there are supposed to be 2 'half logs' that go on the very bottom of the structure to start things off. I thought about going back and complaining, but for the price I paid, I figured it wasn't worth the gas I'd end up using to get there. Besides, this is only a minor challenge; improvise, adapt, and overcome! I'll hide the mistake when I get to the basing part. Since this is intended for use as a gaming piece, I deviated from the instructions and assembled the roof differently so that it would be detachable to put figures inside. I added some toothpicks for extra support/strength. And that's where I am right now.
  20. Nothing too special here; just an old Grenadier rune stone/trail marker thing. I haven't based it yet as I'm not sure if i'm going to use it in a diorama or just as random scenery. i think it took about 2 hours altogether to paint.
  21. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/776630342/sacred-sites-resin-models-for-gamers?ref=category_newest Create mystic landscapes with our Sacred Sites range of scenic resin models for gamers.
  22. So, at ReaperCon '16 there were some individual pieces of DDS 2 terrain available for purchase. I didn't hear about it until toward the end of the con, so picking were slim. I picked up this piece of the tower. My plan was to paint it up as more terrain for Frostgrave and any other game I could shoehorn it into. I also used it to test out color schemes for my DDS 2 set as I haven't painted it yet; mostly because I've been too lazy to boil the pieces. I also decided to use this piece to practice airbrushing. I've owned a Badger Krome for a couple of years now, but never did much with it. So this entire piece is air brushed. I may go back in and give it a wash for some more depth, but the picture make it look flatter than it really is.
  23. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1640700067/28mm-1-56th-ww2-wargames-terrain-daves-wargames?ref=category_newest CAD designed precision laser cut MDF buildings at 28mm 1/56th scale. Ideal for WW2 tabletop wargames like Bolt action etc.
  24. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497057119/rpg-wood-furniture-tavern-inn?ref=category_newest Improve your game with this great furniture for RPGs. Laser cut from "elven" birch. Pre-stained, no need to paint, fully assembled.
  25. I stumbled on this while looking for something to prime my new foam terrain set. http://www.krylon.com/products/craft-foam-primer/ An internet search later and I found some locally, purchased and experimented. It says it creates a thin durable primed surface that seals the foam and makes it safe to spray with other aerosol paints. Well, it is definitely thin and is not going to hide any detail, I will apply two coats just to be safe. It dries pretty quick, this is two coats with one hour between coats then one hour to dry. Here is the true test, black aerosol spray paint.... ...and it worked. There is no bubbling, melting, deformation or even softening of the foam. For all of us foam using terrain-oholics out there we finally have a way to spray primer our terrain.
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