Category Archives: Terrain

Inking The MDF House

I have inked my prototype MDF house. Although the final design needs a few tweaks, which have now been done, the prototype was still a usable model, I don’t like waste.

It has basically been inked with reds and browns.

The first floor is removable, hence the hole for sticking a finger into!

I googled and printed a rug image with was glued to the pavement base, much more interesting than plain grey.

There are two guides at each side where the house locates, this stops the house from moving on the base during a game.

I should be able to see version two of the house this coming week.


Walls And Fences

Walls are always good and I wanted a 40mm high wall to block line of sight for standard sized models. These sections can be used to make various shapes and there is a gateway section in progress.

This next railings section was not as good and needs more design work to make is feasible. I like stuff to be durable and this would not last very long before it would break.

Industrial Tower

Apart from the mdf house I have designed, I am also working on a laser cut industrial complex for sci-fi games. My first piece is a tower using a Pringles container as the core. The idea is to have multiple pieces linking together with walkways and ramps.

This first attempt looks okay when put together, but it was very fiddly to construct. What seems like a good idea in a 2D design program does not necessarily translate to an easy to build kit.

So although the three level design will be retained, I have to go back to the drawing board (so to speak) to redesign the supporting structure. I have sketched out what should work better so will get busy redrawing the plans in the next week.

MDF House

Over the last couple of months, I have been trying my hand at some laser cut MDF things. I am getting better with the design software and have created my first house!

A basic house is easy enough as it is basically a box, but that is not say that there are still some tweaks required here and there. The template for the next version has been updated with a better roof and windows and is ready for cutting.