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« on: August 03, 2007, 08:49:23 PM »

I use minis in my games, and sometimes I like to have scenes that will stick in the players' minds. For those I build some cardstock terrain. PDFs have the advantage of being inexpensive, easily customized, and if someone destroys your terrain then you can generally replace it. And the more terrain you have the more you can mix and match.

There are some good companies out there - with World Works Games being my favorite, they make a good sized line of modern urban terrain, though the Invader flying saucer from Ebbles also sees a good deal of use.

Ebbles makes some good SF terrain and vehicles while World Works has First Light, a set for building space ships. Smiley Ebbles' vehicles are very nice, though I have only built a very few.

Fat Dragon Games makes some, ummm, strangely familiar fighter craft for sci fi gaming as well. I feel that they work well with the World Works First Light set, and if I am ever running an old style Battlestar Galactica game I will know what to use.  Tongue

I would have included some images, but testing that showed how very large some of those pictures are.

Now if I could find some PDFs for Steampunk I would be all set.

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*EDIT* I have been adding vehicles as well as terrain, so I changed the title of the thread.
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2007, 02:40:27 AM »

To add to this list.
Continuing with a paper models theme Ebob has some free buildings for a german POW camp (& elsewhere on his site has some medieval resin buildings, but I'll not dwell on fantasy type scenery).
Pardulon do some nice Resin stuff, mostly fantasy/medieval but an industrial series is developing with a lot of brick and tin buildings.
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2007, 03:04:29 PM »

For those who want a more 'Gothic' or 'Industrial' themes for their buildings Pegasus Hobbies has a small range of modular plastic kits. Also kind of cool is the Platformer set. Unfortunately Pegasus Hobbies does not show them on their own site.  Roll Eyes

The place where I typically get them is Dungeon Trader - they also have the Chemical plant tucked away in a separate area. You can also get these at The Warstore. I have used the Chemical plant more than the others, for things such as a dwarfen brewery or a fuel refinery, works well with the Platformer sets. These are supposed to be put together as needed, but I tend to glue them together anyway.

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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2007, 11:41:01 PM »

To add to this list.
Continuing with a paper models theme Ebob has some free buildings for a german POW camp (& elsewhere on his site has some medieval resin buildings, but I'll not dwell on fantasy type scenery).
Pardulon do some nice Resin stuff, mostly fantasy/medieval but an industrial series is developing with a lot of brick and tin buildings.
Some very nice stuff there.

The Scottish Village models will work well for games set into the 1940s and earlier - you can still find a few houses of the sort in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, in rural areas. Some are kept up by various historical societies.

Since I do Medieval settings the trebuchet looks quite handy as well. Smiley As for the barrow.... I can fit that into almost any period. Trust me.

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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2007, 05:29:44 PM »

And for those willing to make a run to the local toy store (Toys R Us in my locale) you can find a surprising amount of useful terrain and vehicles - trains, construction sites, attack helicopters... some good stuff. My most recent is a crane that is almost 100 feet tall in scale, I blame Casino Royale. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2007, 07:52:59 PM »

Recently I've been working on making some terrain of my own to scale with the Star Wars minis. I'm testing out a handful of different bunkers that I'm planning on making latex casts of and making more.
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2007, 10:02:10 PM »

Heh, back when I was a Young Grump I used plastic sand castle molds and plaster to make some terrain. I worked well enough, but was quite fragile. Then I discovered hydrocal - a harder type of plaster, and the old Linka molds.

Nowadays there is Hirst Arts, which makes some very nice molds for casting building bits.

And as we head into autumn you will start to see Christmas Village decorations at places like Michael's Craft Centers - very handy if you are running games set in the 1880s or so.

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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2007, 01:08:28 AM »

Heh, back when I was a Young Grump I used plastic sand castle molds and plaster to make some terrain. I worked well enough, but was quite fragile. Then I discovered hydrocal - a harder type of plaster, and the old Linka molds.

Nowadays there is Hirst Arts, which makes some very nice molds for casting building bits.

And as we head into autumn you will start to see Christmas Village decorations at places like Michael's Craft Centers - very handy if you are running games set in the 1880s or so.

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If you have access to some of the craft stores, there are also other things that could be to scale if you look carefully. Last year I'd found a great set of plaster buildings that look right for a middle eastern town that was meant to be a nativity set for all of Jerusalem. If nothing else, there is a lot of things for winter terrain pieces.
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2007, 09:11:59 PM »

A toy I really liked as a child would make great construction site fight scenes - Panel and Girder, which used to be made by Kenner. Still around, new manufacturer. Smiley



Looks like the girders might need to be repainted to something other than bright blue, but....

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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2007, 09:13:04 PM »

A toy I really liked as a child would make great construction site fight scenes - Panel and Girder, which used to be made by Kenner. Still around, new manufacturer. Smiley



Looks like the girders might need to be repainted to something other than bright blue, but....

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With just a little "window dressing," that'd make an awesome Die Hard game set.
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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2007, 09:32:56 PM »

A toy I really liked as a child would make great construction site fight scenes - Panel and Girder, which used to be made by Kenner. Still around, new manufacturer. Smiley



Looks like the girders might need to be repainted to something other than bright blue, but....

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With just a little "window dressing," that'd make an awesome Die Hard game set.
I was thinking that with an ink jet printer, some transparency 'paper' and a decent (or even not so decent) art program it would not be hard at all to make my own panels.

Would the window dressing include a cherry bomb or M80 if the team fails in their mission?


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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2007, 09:50:58 PM »

Would the window dressing include a cherry bomb or M80 if the team fails in their mission?

I wouldn't say McClane failed - and he did at least that much damage. Wink
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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2007, 11:33:30 PM »

Hmmm, Ebbles Miniatures has some new cardstock that looks quite nice. Not anything I have a current need for, but quite nice.

In particular, I rather like the Handyman... looks strangely familiar....


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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2007, 12:24:26 AM »

And how can I resist something like this?



Most decidedly steampunkish!

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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2007, 01:48:39 PM »

You happen to know where I can find some paper model statues (preferably free) that fit for a 1 inch square and at least 2 inches high. I've been looking all over for some that I could use for in a ruin.
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