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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 7:20 a.m. PST

For those looking for more 15mm terrain or simply design ideas for their own Sci-Fi buildings, I found these for 15mm:
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More suggestions found here, though some of the links within might be dead ends now:
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And if you need additional ideas for more down to Earth, industrial or rural types, I found these other HO scale "kits":
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Interesting tutorials:
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I think one of the biggest mistakes I've seen so far is printing out in colors that are way too vibrant or contrasted. Even if the textures themselves are "realistic" (don't look cartoony), the brightness of the print tends to draw attention away from the figures and the action. Just an opinion, of course.

I've been saving all those links for years and have yet to build one. My reasons have had more to do with a series of surgeries, however, and not from any lack of interest. :)

Enjoy!

Dan
PS. Some of these could be re-sized for used with 15mm:
genetmodels.com/free-stuff
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papermau.blogspot.com
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 7:30 a.m. PST

By the way … feel free to add links to other sources for FREE cardstock/paper terrain that might be suitable suitable for 15mm gaming.

Thanks,

Dan
PS. Some have also used PowerPoint and other relatively known programs to make their own designs:
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Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 8:15 a.m. PST

Also, you can import in to Paint or Powerpoint and resize. So 28mm scales down to 15mm etc.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 8:48 a.m. PST

Extra Crispy,

Good point. Now, when you start with a 28mm design, do you typically reduce down to 60% for 15mm terrain?

I ask because, with based 15mm figures, I imagine the men as if they walking around on 9-inch heels. :)

Dan

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 9:36 a.m. PST

Thanks for the links. Some good ideas there.

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member19 Apr 2017 1:26 p.m. PST

I find 57% is my first try for scaling down from 28 to 15mm, and then I'll check to fine tune things.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2017 12:09 p.m. PST

Also, you can import in to Paint or Powerpoint and resize.

PP, or Photoshop, or most anything else if you've got it. I'm stuck with Paint, and sometimes it works a charm, sometimes REALLY skews the results. Artifacting, color shifts, many 'unintended consequences.'

Worse the greater the size change, but I start to cross fingers at the 'half size' range.

Well worth the crapshoot for when it DOES work, mind you. And a small change, say, 56% instead of 57%, can help there.

Doug

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member20 Apr 2017 12:15 p.m. PST

I almost always just re-size upon printing rather than changing the file itself; particularly true with pdfs, but I've done it to jpgs and the like too.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2017 6:18 p.m. PST

Some of these could work for Fantasy, VSF and so much more:

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That Sphinx might be useful for adorning the entrance to a Morlock tunnel.

Dan

deflatermouse21 Apr 2017 4:13 a.m. PST

I like the undead Ark of the Covenant but am not able to open any links to it.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2017 4:34 a.m. PST

I think he tried to upload them here too, but had more problems with the new links:

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Or maybe it's just me, but I can't get those links to take me to a PDF that opens.

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2017 4:39 a.m. PST

By the way, Iwhile i was looking around for those "dungeon" furniture pieces, I found some appliances that might be re-sized:

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And these are somewhere among the Genet files (they won't open on my iPad):

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Dan
PS. I think this is the motherlode of furniture options (if they can be re-sized, of course):
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2017 5:43 a.m. PST

@Boy Wundyr X: "I almost always just re-size upon printing rather than changing the file itself; particularly true with pdfs, but I've done it to jpgs and the like too."

That is pure genius! And so simple a solution too.

By the way, this stuff looks cool too, though a bit bright (and would need to be re-sized):

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Dan
PS. This guy makes building paper stuff look so easy:
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Personal logo Fergal Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Apr 2017 5:45 p.m. PST

It looks great, but Holy Cow a 14 minute video at about 4x speed to create on turret…

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2017 10:30 p.m. PST

For those looking to provide their table an Asian vibe, like what is seen in some scenes of Firefly/Serenity …

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Many other items found here:

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They would need to be reduced for 15mm (down to about 60%) at the moment of printing the file.

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2017 5:59 p.m. PST

I wonder how big these containers end up being:

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Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2017 5:51 p.m. PST

And if you can adjust printouts to suit your scale requirements, there are tons of options for Asian architecture here, from tea houses to warehouses:

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home.att.ne.jp/green/TARO/azmss
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And you could always change the roof and sprinkle some signs in Chinese or Japanese onto these functional beauties:
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Dan

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