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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2017 8:05 p.m. PST

…Blocks Kickstarter


Necroplexus is running a new Kickstarter campaign for 3D-printable modular terrain

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The H Man17 Oct 2017 10:00 p.m. PST

That last links not working for me.

Great now all you need to do is invest in a fancy 3d printer or pay again to have some one else print them.

From the looks of what I could see, they seem pretty simple and blocky. It would be cheaper and less fuss to just make them from scratch. Even a level 1 skill set would achieve good results based on what I see here. Not modular, of course.

Another case of over thinking and over engineering something.

Now if they were being sold in packs like Lego, that would be a different story.

SeattleGamer18 Oct 2017 1:52 p.m. PST

Funny H Man … I took the opposite approach. I've backed campaigns where the terrain was intricate. But some things cry out for simplicity. Take (for example) pipes. Love to have pipelines scatters about an industrial complex, but 3D printing the pipe is (I believe) a waste. The pipes may come out "okay" but there are cheap, perfectly round "pipes" readily available out tehre. Think anything from wooden dowels, to actual plastic pipe (for plumbing).

So having a campaign where the connectors are the piece to print, and then you cut a dowl to whatever length you want and insert that into the fixture, that is brilliant.

Printing out some thin plastic braces, that you then easily glue onto a foamcore panel, I think that is brilliant.

Sure I can cut out a door or window, but I LOVE the idea of having a door or window frame I can print out and glue in place, with all the rivets and such present. Turns a featureless, flat panel (your typical wall) into a feature rich piece of terrain.

No need to print the entire wall piece (wear and tear on the printer, and cost of filament), just print the corner reinforcement panels, a door and window frames, and you are in business.

I may ultimately get more use out of this inexpensive campaign than I will from a half dozen others I backed.

Anyway, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I can see why this makes no sense to you. But it makes perfect sense to me.

The H Man18 Oct 2017 4:14 p.m. PST

As you have already invested in a 3d printer, I can see why you assume this to be in expensive. But it's not, a good printer is not cheap.

Making one Window and molding and casting seems both cheaper and is not that hard. You could just press it into modeling clay, spray a release and pour in a two part resin or just even cheap plaster. Your could make 100 this way in less time than printing them and for about $10. USD If that.

Again it seems to be over thinking and over engineering for no real benefit and at a larger expense than required. And a bit lazy on their part as they are not making them for you and expect the consumer to foot the manufacturing bill any way.

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