Category Archives: Terrain

Fantasy Style House

So I have not given up, I am pressing ahead making the stuff I want to use on a table. My next prototype is a fantasy style beamed house.

I tried a few different ideas out with this one, some random brickwork on the ground floor, random tiles on the roof, and an unusual roof shape.

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Finished Ruins

Using the drawing of the first house I created, I turned it into some ruins.

These actually take quite a long time to amend, it may even be quicker to start from scratch, depending on how much of the original building is being retained.

These look good, I have created four sections in total and will be doing some more soon.

Industrial Tower MK2

The first version of my Industrial Tower was okay to look at, but was very difficult to put together.

The MK2 is much easier to build and has way fewer pieces.

It still needs some tweaking, in particular, the tread plate pattern looks great but takes ages to cut. I have made several alternative tread plate patterns which may be quicker, I will see the next time I get access to a machine!

Each of the four main supports for the levels is now a single piece, which really does make a difference when building it.

I have kept some of the detail bits I like, such as the terminal on each level.

The ladders between each level work well, the rungs are a nice effect.

MK2 Stairs

The second version of the stairs is much better, they do not stick out as far and allows for a few models to be positioned at the entrance.

I was not sure about the edging to the stair supporting wall.

There were quite a few small pieces needed to trim the edge by the steps, but when stuck toegether, they look really good. The alternative was to have a single angled bit, but I did not fancy that much.

When I have finished putting something together, I always think of a way to improve it. So although this could be classed as finished, I am doing another version with double doors. Then it will be finished. Well, maybe.

Bigger Buildings

I liked the idea of a building that could have multiple floors with easy access to allow models to be positioned inside.

So I created my own. This building can have as many floors as you want with each one being removable to allow models to be positioned inside.
As a first go I think it turned out out really good. Well, except for the stairs. It is funny, but when designing something in 2D in the drawing program, it looks like it will work out fine. But when you come to actually put it together, it is not quite as one would have intended.

Although the construction was pretty good, the finished entrance stairway was too narrow and stuck out too far. Not what I had imagined. A second version of the stairs would have to be drawn up.

The rest of it was great, the roof section was really good and will work well in games with some hard cover for models who can actually get that high up.

I need to make some roof top furniture, such as a stairway entrance and some air-conditioning ducts.

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.