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stroezie20 Mar 2014 2:11 p.m. PST

Finally got around to finishing my basic magnetised village set.
The buildings are foamcore and have been undercoated with Creal Magnetic paint. all the greeblies are mounted on magnetised rubber paper. So far I've made adobe , scifi and medievel styles.
Next will be some signs for an inn/bar , shops… to give the village a bit more carracter.

One Nekkid Village


Adobe style


Scifi


Medievel

And nekkid again with all the greeblies nicely packed away.

Cacique Caribe20 Mar 2014 2:21 p.m. PST

Awesome! When space is scarce, versatility is the key.

How did you make the SciFi ones???

Dab

Chalfant20 Mar 2014 2:54 p.m. PST

Ha! Now that is an innovative idea.

Chalfant

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2014 2:56 p.m. PST

That is fascinating. How did you come up with the idea?

WarrenAbox20 Mar 2014 2:57 p.m. PST

Genius! Consider that idea yoinked!

markmors20 Mar 2014 2:58 p.m. PST

Very neat idea and well executed.

bogdanwaz20 Mar 2014 3:02 p.m. PST

Excellent idea

Stealth100020 Mar 2014 3:16 p.m. PST

I like it. Very cool.

darthfozzywig20 Mar 2014 3:21 p.m. PST

Very cool!

Gathrawn5020 Mar 2014 3:37 p.m. PST

Wow, that's dang clever.

grommet3720 Mar 2014 3:45 p.m. PST

*claps

Brilliant.

Rhoderic III and counting20 Mar 2014 4:00 p.m. PST

This is one of the most inspired things I've seen in the hobby lately. Definitely thinking of stealing this idea.

Nice use of colours as well, especially on the adobe-style fittings.

Cherno20 Mar 2014 4:59 p.m. PST

Nice idea. I experimented with neodynium mangets and ferro-paint (paint with tiny iron fillings), but it warped the foamcore and the magnets fell off all the time. I guess it helps if the element is very lightweight and there is a lot of area to hold on to.

tmy 193920 Mar 2014 6:17 p.m. PST

Very clever indeed.

vegabond20 Mar 2014 6:52 p.m. PST

Cool idea.
Greeblies, I hate that word.

AVAMANGO20 Mar 2014 9:49 p.m. PST

Great idea well done, noticing the double sloped roofs from the Medieval set up i can picture a oriental style village also with double sloped tiled roofs and slatted windows, maybe a communal well and surrounding wall with fancy entrance, just a thought for your next set up.

stroezie21 Mar 2014 12:52 a.m. PST

@Cacique Caribe

The windows are cardstock I just used 2 different sizes of scrapbook hole punches to make a ring and glued that to the magnet which I also cut out with the same hole punch.
The doorframes are dashboardlight covers for trains(got them at work)and the doors are card cut with papercraft siscors.

Some people have asked how well the magnets stick to the buildings.

Here's a pic to give you an idea

The mini is a Terror mite from Rebel minis, it is a pony sized bug in 15mm.
Now if you shake it it does fall of but during normal play it works just fine.

@Avamango
Sigh… add's that idea to the to do pile ;-)

Capt John Miller21 Mar 2014 2:35 a.m. PST

Ditto what those guys said.

combatpainter Fezian21 Mar 2014 3:16 a.m. PST

Never seen that before.

Etranger21 Mar 2014 4:41 a.m. PST

Great idea & beautifully executed.

Rothgar21 Mar 2014 6:31 a.m. PST

Good job!

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2014 7:42 a.m. PST

Very cool !

Lion in the Stars21 Mar 2014 9:06 a.m. PST

OK, I'm definitely going to have to do that myself. Got lots of different eras of gaming, and they ALL need terrain!

Feet up now21 Mar 2014 2:31 p.m. PST

Bravo ,most excellent idea and application.
Will we see this on kickstarter?

Ivan DBA21 Mar 2014 5:00 p.m. PST

Amazing, well done!

sleb2221 Mar 2014 5:06 p.m. PST

Very very nice!

Recovered 1AO23 Mar 2014 4:06 p.m. PST

Is the Terror mite "bottom" something like Renaissance Ink's Paper Steel [20697] or Magnetic Sheet With Sticky Back [20597]? Or something more like Litko's 8.5x11 inch Flexible Magnetic Sheet or 8.5x11 inch Flexible Steel Sheet? Or are they Litko's precut magnetic/steel base add-ons (.025 Flex Steel/.020 Flex Magnet/.030 Heavy Duty Flex Magnet) in nature?

Duck Crusader23 Mar 2014 6:48 p.m. PST

Brilliant!

stroezie23 Mar 2014 10:40 p.m. PST

@ Recovered 1AO

I honestly don't know, but probably yes.
I cut them out myself with a papercraft punch from leftovers my wife brings home from work(usually have 4 to 5 square meters of the stuff lying around the house)
It looks exactly the same as the stuff that Battlefront sells if that's any help.

Personal logo Rebel Minis Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Mar 2014 7:32 a.m. PST

That is great idea!

RebelMike
Rebelminis.com

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