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Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member28 Aug 2017 5:57 a.m. PST

"Worlds Over Run"

Quite interesting this one IMHO.


A nice touch is that there's also a pledge level for an printing license, allowing subsequent production and sale of the terrain pieces to those who don't have or want to buy a 3D printer (yet).

I think the terrain actually looks quite nice, too – more detailed than many I've been watching.

Here are some test prints:

Covert Walrus28 Aug 2017 12:59 p.m. PST

That's pretty well thought out design wise, and while the bulk of it seems aimed at the Infinity crowd, I'm thinking that the alien structures are scale-independent enough for most uses :)

Still, I think KS projects are going to have a rough time of it after the Spartan disaster. I do wish these guys every success though.

SeattleGamer Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2017 10:20 a.m. PST

Did Spartan offer .stl files?

The thing about 3D Printer terrain is that the files are usually mostly done already. They tend to wait until the KS is done, and the 10-14 days have elapsed for the cards to be charged and funds collected (or issues worked out). And then a few weeks later (usually), they are sending the files.

I have backed probably 10 3d terrain projects so far, and I have always received the ,stl files I was promised.

CBRFigs Inactive Member31 Aug 2017 7:48 a.m. PST

Some new pics:

and a teaser pic of the 'Thorn Hive' with the 'Mega Maw'

CBRFigs Inactive Member01 Sep 2017 4:54 p.m. PST

The first collage of photos of the complete printed 'Thorn Hive' have just been made available, and the model when constructed is 300mm x 300mm x 150mm.

And remember there is yet to be shown the 'Mega Maw' which sits on top of this, and the first print of that is on the printers now, so watch this space.

The link to the kickstarter (which has now less than a week to run) is:


(To back for the full set of print designs released in this kickstarter it is just $48. USD)

CBRFigs Inactive Member02 Sep 2017 12:54 p.m. PST

The first pictures of the 'Mega Maw' as well as the 'Thorn Hive + Mega Maw'

SeattleGamer Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2017 2:26 p.m. PST

Now that they are OpenLock I would like to see how they incorporated that into the designs.

And does that only apply to the floor and wall pieces, or the Thorn Hive as well. I'd rather have OpenLock connections to "click" pieces together, rather than gluing them. Taken apart, they would be so much easier to store. Glued together they become harder to store.

CBRFigs Inactive Member04 Sep 2017 9:09 a.m. PST

@SeattleGamer – Just the tiles are I think OpenLock at the moment. But I posted the question to Eric the creator of the kickstarter in the comments, here is his reply (copied and pasted from the comments).

"The Thorn Hive is one file (split into halves) printed three times. These halves, have alignment pins for glueing. These are so big and have internal spaces so the design has no pins or inter locks across the three holes. This way you and move it in the game and store them with ease. The Mega Maw has an almost identical design but has a crown of teeth and spines so it consists of four, parts printed three times. As the design grows locking ever part becomes over kill, and with future plans to expand some files there are things that should lock and things that shouldn't. quite a few of the parts I've designed are modular for storage, and a lot have simple alignment pins since I saw them being glued together, permanently. But in designing for the type of printer and user it's smarter to cut up some models and have them assembled after. The Thorn is a perfect example of this, with its extreme shapes and undercuts it really was best to make it two halves. I hope this description answers your question clearly. "

Hope this helps.

SeattleGamer Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 7:46 p.m. PST

Thanks CBRFigs. I decided to back all-in, even though I am really only interested in the hive terrain bits. Trying to do my part to unlock whatever comes next!

CBRFigs Inactive Member05 Sep 2017 2:10 a.m. PST

@SeattleGamer – That's great, may I thank you on behalf of all us existing backers. We are now just 17 'all-in' backers away from us all getting the Mega Maw, and 3 1/2 days to do it in.

CBRFigs Inactive Member06 Sep 2017 12:52 p.m. PST

Into the last 48 hours of this kickstarter, and it looks like the Mega Maw will be unlocked, just $331 USD to go.

In today's update some more pictures were released of the Thorn Hive with Mega Maw were published.

In the comments Kirk (the creator) confirmed that most of the files are or will be released as soon as kickstarter clears payment (normally about 14 days following the end of the campaign). A few files which are mainly tiles will be released after this as they are being converted to OpenLock (a great decission by Kirk to go with OpenLock).

SO just $331 USD to go to unlock the remaining stretch goal that will create a piece of Tyranid scenery measuring just under 2 ft in diameter.

As always the link to get aboard this fantastic kickstarter is: link

(Just bought some Tyranids – my first ones – to go with this kickstarter.)

CBRFigs Inactive Member06 Sep 2017 3:25 p.m. PST


The 'Mega Maw' is unlocked. :)

CBRFigs Inactive Member07 Sep 2017 1:21 p.m. PST

With the 'Mega Maw' well and truly unlocked and with under 24 hours to go here are some photos of the printed 'Thorn Hive with Mega Maw' released today on the kickstarter.

And here are some details about the size of the models when combined:

As said above the kickstarter is into its last day. The 'Worlds over run collection 3D Print File' pledge level at $48 USD gets you all the files from the kickstarter.

The link to the kickstarter is: link

The TYRANIDS have power!

CBRFigs Inactive Member08 Sep 2017 11:03 a.m. PST

Into the last 90 minutes of this kickstarter.

Congratulations to Eric Askue on the success of it, but then again you have produced some absolutely fantastic designs, ones I am sure will be appearing on battlefield tabletops around the world in the next month and for years to come.

For the very final time the link to the kickstarter is: link

(And my Tyranids arrived today, so I will be making and painting them ready for the .stl files to cross the ethernet.

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