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mesquite63 Inactive Member30 Oct 2016 3:09 p.m. PST

Hello all,

Thought I'd post up some WIP images of an ongoing terrain project here to see if anyone has any good ideas or suggestions going forward:

This is the basic city layout. Here are some roads on two levels, a bridge and a set of stairs.

Here are some underground bunker modular corridor tiles:

And here are the corridor/room tiles combined with the interior of the city raiser blocks:

I'm currently doing some road ramps to allow vehicles to go between levels, some city ruins and suburb tiles.What kind of things would be good added to the layout do you think?

Mad Mecha Guy Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Oct 2016 3:39 p.m. PST

Very Very Nice work. Never of doing modular tiles within a building box.

With the linking lugs (the L/J shapes on bases) you may want to drip some thin super glue on the cut edges of these, as the MDF will tend to delaminate when they catch on moving.



blacksoilbill31 Oct 2016 3:00 a.m. PST

Looking good! I'm a big fan of multi-level boards, so love what you're doing there.

Maxshadow31 Oct 2016 3:43 a.m. PST

fantastic layout!!

sean68333 Inactive Member31 Oct 2016 8:39 a.m. PST


Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member31 Oct 2016 4:53 p.m. PST

That is fantastic, very cool! If I may, how much do you figure that setup cost you?


TK 421 Inactive Member31 Oct 2016 6:07 p.m. PST

Impressive work! Are you going to produce any of this for sale?

mesquite63 Inactive Member02 Nov 2016 5:45 a.m. PST

Thanks all,

MMG, thanks for the tip about delaminating. I will try a light coating of PVA. They've been okay so far and have been moved around quite a bit.

If there was demand then I could potentially put these up for sale when I've finalised the designs. Probably on eBay to start. They may be slightly more than people are used to paying for laser cut MDF though, due to the machine used (it's bloody slow).

Hopefully have some ruins, suburb houses and full bridge system done in the next two weeks.

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART06 Nov 2016 3:47 p.m. PST

Safety signs, road signs trash cans etc. Advertising, graffiti….

Twoball Cane06 Nov 2016 7:21 p.m. PST

Things to add: funny scifi billboards. Second graffiti.

Looks great though!

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2016 9:24 a.m. PST

Never [thought] of doing modular tiles within a building box.

We can tell how much it hurt to say that.. ;->=

Make 'nestable', small corridors inside larger rooms, and, with a little protective packing, the whole thing works for stow-and-go.

Now, MMG, you can up the stakes by designing modular space ship interiors!


Part time gamer15 Jan 2017 12:12 p.m. PST

Thats amazing.
So this was a…
1) project for RPG, Pulp, Apoc. gamig you do.

2) starting point for producing and marketing your own terrain.

3) OR simply a.. 'I wonder if I could do this?"

Just curious mind you, either way, I repeat myself; Amazing work. I love the 'bunker' layout.

IF you can get the production 'time/cost' to a resemable level, I think this would 'sell itself'.
Especially if they could be dismantled for storage/travel.

Peithetairos16 Jan 2017 3:34 a.m. PST

Excellent designs and the modularity is obviously an excellent idea. Maybe consider getting them cut by a professional service. May come out cheaper.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2017 6:24 p.m. PST

I am salivating!


Darkoath Inactive Member31 Jan 2017 12:12 p.m. PST

I would think this could be used also as a subway system…

mesquite63 Inactive Member25 Mar 2017 5:13 a.m. PST

Thanks all!
@ Part Time Gamer, it was a mixture of all three. I have been devising a set of simple mad max / fallout inspired rules for an RPG skirmish game and needed a good mix of terrain with multiple heights to make things interesting.

Been spending most of my designing time tightening up the previous terrain pieces, but did manage to get a building template sorted out. Needs some card details added yet.

Did someone say subway system…?

badwargamer05 Apr 2017 6:27 a.m. PST

Love it. I'm unlikely to buy it, but I love the work. If only I could win the lottery, retire and get myself a laser cutter and time to design! It really is an awesome medium.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 8:24 a.m. PST

That last picture reminds me of the scene in Equilibrium, when all the citizens are walking up the steps like human lemmings.

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sunjester05 Apr 2017 8:30 a.m. PST

This all look absolutely fantastic!

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