Category Archives: Laser Cutting

Staircase Prototype

Jim from Products For Wargamers suggested I make something for the industrial range using the smaller snack size Pringles tube. He even gave me a snack size Pringles tube, but it was empty, which was a bit disappointing, even so, without the prospect of free nibbles, I said I would have a go.

Anyway, I thought about it for a while, just making a very small tower seemed like a waste of time, may as well just have a single height square tower and leave out the tube. So a spiral staircase seemed like a good idea and here is the first attempt. Actually it is the second attempt, the first version need slightly higher vertical supports so I did not even try to build it.

It is difficult to build but it does look good, I think I can alter the build process a little to make it easier.

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The Two Towers

The big square tower looks pretty good when connected to a double height pringle tower.

The angled walkway will support lead figures as long as they are not too top heavy, lighter weight plastic models are more easily balanced.

Even my Reaver Titan looks small next to these things.

Higher And Higher

The square Industrial Control Tower can be very tall, as tall as you want to go. It is modular, with most of the bits being interchangeable.

One of the ladder sections did not quite work and needed some fixing but generally it looks great with models all over it!

There are still some other sections being worked on, but the final version may have less sections as there is just too much to cut at the moment. I have three different methods of going between levels, one set of stairs and two variations on ladders but this may be too many to make commercially available.

Detailing The Tower

In the last mountain of MDF I cut at Products For Wargamers, was various detail components for the Industrial Office Tower.

I had a lot of fun making a large extractor fan, the plan being to build it up so it had a nice raised and stepped edge.

A more simple piece was this boxy thing, although I do have a load of other bits to stick through all the holes.

This is one of my favourite, something that I think will be called a heat sink.

The final design for the stairs was also completed, as long as models are not too big, 25mm bases should fit on the steps.