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My hope and intentions are to inspire those to create gaming terrain for SCI-FI Wargaming and RPG Gaming in 15mm using old school modeling of wood, paper, wire and any other everyday items.
Helpful hints for those of us who are on a limited budget, Plus talk about games I enjoy playing.
Okay I have been doing a lot of brain storming to come up with a nice looking interior for sci-fi games and zombie games, my main problem with all my experiments is the walls, they are all just in the way. You can't have hallways narrow enough to look right and yet be able to get one's fat fingers in to move your figures around.
But if you go with what is known as 2.5 dungeon tiles which is for most part just out lining a room with a strip of cardboard or foam board, to better give you an idea or illusion of walls in the example shown below. Now and advantage to these are that you can pack a lot of them in and small box. The disadvantage is they are not stack able so you can't do multi story.
Example from Crooked Staff blog.
One could do them as space tiles, for ship deck plans as well you, you just have to give them a more of a Sci-fi feel or look as it would be.
Now the next good idea is to use the 2 wall principle, basically you use a 6x6 inch tile and put two walls up in the outer edge and no two walls will go back to back of each other. The draw back is there no narrow corridors and non stack able. I guess one could make corridors of some sorts if they really feel the need for them maybe to connect to separate sections of a port together but again you have only one level to work with.
Example from Tiny Solitary Soldiers Blog.
So I was looking forward on doing something on the same lines as these for a working spaceport.
Here you can see the added corners I highlighted, you still have ease of movement with ones fat fingers like mine! You can also see the roof tops in the lower right of this photo.
Here you can see it all with the roofs on and they are stack able you can also see advertisement signs too. This is an awesome idea!
Here you can see what can be a busy down town street.
So this is the look that I'm going to shoot for, minus the printing I pretty sure My Wife will not understand the wasting of paper and ink for such a project. I am pretty much going have to paint mine all and all.
I have Foam core board, card stock and the paints I'm pretty sure I can come up with something really good.
So I'm going to make two sets one for all my Zombie games homes and shops and one for all my Sci-Fi games mostly Spaceport stuff. I will post everything as fast as I can when I'm finished.
Okay so they might not be in the right scale for 15mm figures and games but hey their close enough, okay so they are not the cars but the trucks and that's fine with me as well.
So on with the show our models standing in with our vehicles today are "Gus" and "Roger"
"Gus" our Tatoo Rocker friend for Rebel Minis
"Roger" our gun toting survivalist. from Highlanders Studios.
Street Sweeper great for cleaning up mess after the Apocalypse .
Small moving truck.
Nice News Van (Someone has to report what's going on! Right!)
The other side of the Roach Coach (break out the anti acids.)
Armored Bank Car (why would you try to rob one of these during the Apocalypse, I can see using one but fuel cost WOW!
Water Delivery Truck.
Stake Side Truck.
Cab over Truck (grabbed a few of these just have to build some trailers to go on the back of them.)
Snow Plow could be use to clear Zombies or bodies off the road.
Crew Cab VW could be a good hauler.
Cab over Dump Truck.
Ambulance of course.
Small Fire Truck.
Air Port Fire Truck.
Armor SWAT Vehicle.
This photo shows the gun shield on top.
Okay So this was a short show of some of the vehicles that I gathered over the winter, now many of these vehicle will make for great objectives for food, water, medical supplies,weapons, ammo or just plain old transportation. They Also make for just plain street or road clutter as well to block line of sight.
Okay one of the great things about all of these vehicles is they all cost just a Dollar, all that's really needed now is basing them and a good weathering job and a protective clear coat.
I have lots of other vehicles Military and Construction as well, they all will look good on the gaming table, and will give players many of ideas to explore.