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Byteknight24 Nov 2016 9:00 p.m. PST

As discussed here: link


Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2016 2:27 a.m. PST

You did a really nice job on those: well done.

John T

Prince Rupert of the Rhine25 Nov 2016 3:14 a.m. PST

I'm a big fan of Amera great terrain to customize at a good price.

Nice job on those islands.

Byteknight25 Nov 2016 4:29 a.m. PST

Thanks. I might get more Amera stuff. They are cheap and nice on the eyes once painted up.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2016 7:59 a.m. PST

These might work as hill tops.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2016 8:29 a.m. PST

As posted on your blog, this is an excellent example of what can be made for gaming terrain, using vacuum-forming techniques. The islands are great, and the paint + flocking, is excellent. I agree, these could easily be used for hills, in a variety of scales. The same paint + flocking techniques would also apply, regardless of scale, for using them as hills, instead of islands.

This post makes me want to build a vacuum-former setup… I had a vacuum-formed castle, many years ago, which was actually quite decent. Never quite finished it, before it disappeared. This makes me want to see if I can find it, and finish it, using your flocking techniques. Cheers!

Byteknight25 Nov 2016 10:58 a.m. PST

My pleasure Slag.. How does one build a vacuum setup? Sounds like expensive machinery.

Personal logo Dentatus Supporting Member of TMP Fezian25 Nov 2016 12:12 p.m. PST

That works. Well done.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2016 12:24 p.m. PST

There are many sets of instructions on the Internet, but here is a link to the Instructables web site listing their instructional sets. If you search YouTube, you can find videos on the subject, as well. A setup can be made for a small investment. The most difficult thing is to soften the plastic sheet without overheating it. Everything else is fairly simple. I did this stuff in junior high school shop class. Cheers!

Byteknight25 Nov 2016 1:17 p.m. PST

Interesting. Thanks for the link.

dandiggler28 Nov 2016 10:10 a.m. PST

Looking good, I've had my eye on those!

Byteknight29 Nov 2016 6:13 p.m. PST


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