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nheastvan Inactive Member30 Aug 2016 10:12 a.m. PST

So with the creation of some more alien plants, I think I finally have enough terrain to start gaming 15mm sci-fi.

Alien tube plants made from plastic straws melted over candle flame (be careful if you try it, they don't need to touch the flame at all):

And more dollar store fake plants glued to pennies:

And the whole table:

More on my blog, but those are the most important pictures.

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Harwood Hobbies Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Aug 2016 10:24 a.m. PST

That looks great!!!

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2016 10:25 a.m. PST

Great table and the tube plants are perfect. Really gets across the "you're not on earth anymore" look.

nheastvan Inactive Member30 Aug 2016 11:07 a.m. PST

My inspiration is the type of sets made for sci-fi movies in the 70s. In this case, At The Earth's Core (1976).

I haven't gone with as much pink and grey, nor do I have mushrooms, but I went a little bit in that direction.

Sloppypainter Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2016 11:16 a.m. PST

Nice looking terrain. Looks alien without being goofy.

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member30 Aug 2016 11:19 a.m. PST

Looks great!

Thanks for sharing.

Oberlindes Sol LIC30 Aug 2016 11:27 a.m. PST

Beautiful. Thanks.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2016 11:28 a.m. PST

Giant mushrooms are hard to do without looking dorky on the gaming table, I've found.

nheastvan Inactive Member30 Aug 2016 11:29 a.m. PST

I'm going to use "this isn't underground" as an excuse to skip the giant mushrooms, but the reality is I don't think I can make ones that don't look dorky. :D

Personal logo Chalfant Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2016 11:33 a.m. PST

Looks great!

Chalfant

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2016 11:52 a.m. PST

Now that you mention it, a battle set inside a giant underground cave would be friggen amazing.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2016 12:09 p.m. PST

Nice work!

Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2016 12:12 p.m. PST

Superb. I can't fault your work.

Agreed on your mushroom conclusions!

John T

mattblackgod30 Aug 2016 12:35 p.m. PST

Very nice work.

Covert Walrus30 Aug 2016 1:46 p.m. PST

Looks very good indeed, especially the fungi tubes. :)

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2016 2:40 p.m. PST

Really well done.

Lion in the Stars30 Aug 2016 3:09 p.m. PST

I may need to get a pack of straws to turn into terrain for the build next weekend…

nheastvan Inactive Member30 Aug 2016 4:01 p.m. PST

Apparently you can also cut them lengthwise so you can fit them inside one another to make compound tubes with nodes.

Not mine:

And Germy's pasta plants are amazing:


germy.co.uk/pastaplants.html

Sundance30 Aug 2016 4:52 p.m. PST

Very nice!

nheastvan Inactive Member30 Aug 2016 8:44 p.m. PST

Looks like I forgot a picture with the plants spread out a bit more:

LoudNinjaGames31 Aug 2016 6:45 a.m. PST

Brilliantly done. Very alien with some very clean, straight-forward work.

If you want to waste many hours of your life, you could do something like this using hot glue over a wire frame.

Or perhaps something Giger inspired using pumpkin stems.

We also produce some fun alien terrain at Loud Ninja Games sold through 15mm.co.uk.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2016 9:07 a.m. PST

Pumpkin stems…

I HATE those 'why didn't I think of that' moments. *grrr*

Doug

LoudNinjaGames31 Aug 2016 9:34 a.m. PST

Bake them in the oven until they are essentially dry wood. then, seal them with a couple heavy coats of varnish. This helps to keep the bugs out and the paint from soaking in.

-Eli

Gnubrid Inactive Member31 Aug 2016 11:09 a.m. PST

Wonderful and inspiring.

Kropotkin303 Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2016 2:28 a.m. PST

Fantastic.Melting the straws with a candle must have taken some practice. I guess a candle works best as it is so low-temperature. Great painting as well.

nheastvan Inactive Member01 Sep 2016 6:24 a.m. PST

I only had three unusable chunks. The smaller straws were even easier. Take it slow with the candle and I think anyone's first attempt can be usable. You'll want proper ventilation as some plastics off gas when heated.

Bob Runnicles01 Sep 2016 11:35 a.m. PST

Did you make the hills? Corkboard or something else?

nheastvan Inactive Member01 Sep 2016 4:58 p.m. PST

Yes. They're cork. Same process as this:

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