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Cacique Caribe15 Sep 2018 12:54 p.m. PST

I think the surface section would be perfect for my 15mm Post Apocalyptic pirates … IF the above-water structures could be done for their size/scale.




I've always wanted a flooded city terrain board. Seriously though, perhaps something more along the lines of a small section of a flooded town, with only the tops of its tallest buildings above water.

Maybe right around the very beginning of a much wetter Mad Max world, with the inhabitants of the newly formed "islands". :)

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Leadpusher Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2018 1:27 p.m. PST

Global warming caused this?

Cacique Caribe15 Sep 2018 1:28 p.m. PST

Or a surprise asteroid or dark "comet" hitting Antarctica, or could be something else. :)


Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2018 1:46 p.m. PST

Nope it was caused by the sea in Pellidar flooding out when the inner world collapsed.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2018 1:48 p.m. PST

It was actually caused by all the crying enviros when we entered a global cooling cycle. "grin"

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Cacique Caribe15 Sep 2018 2:22 p.m. PST

In that case, perhaps they'll wish they hadn't tossed their cozy fur coats into the dumpster.

PS. Wackamole9, I really like that leaking Pellucidar theory. :)

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2018 2:35 p.m. PST

OK. Looks like 15 levels of balconies, plus some windowless space above equal to maybe three stories--so 18" above water level, maybe a bit more. And looking at the proportions maybe 12" x 18". If it was me, though, I'd think through how much pirate lair I wanted and that would be what they got. Concern with how big a building really is should be limited to historical miniatures games, and not always then.

Stryderg15 Sep 2018 3:30 p.m. PST

Cool mini. We did an RPG back in the day, part of it was getting out to and surviving in just such an environment.

You could just have a massive sink hole up under Manhattan, just Manhattan.

Lion in the Stars15 Sep 2018 4:30 p.m. PST

The smaller building, with the helo pad on top, looks like ~6 or 7 stories above water. That'd be ~3cm per floor (maybe taller with newer buildings), call it about 8" tall.

Logain15 Sep 2018 6:37 p.m. PST

War-in-a-Box had a similar project a few years back, he made a set of modern rooftops for skirmish games

Cacique Caribe15 Sep 2018 6:40 p.m. PST

Hmm. For that I could try thin (no taller than 1.5" or 2") flat card boxes with some good thickness to their walls, or … I could look into the stackable MDF floors I saw somewhere a while back.

Either that or I could go with an even older idea I had, which was to use a portion of an HO scale bridge or causeway and build shacks and defenses on top of the elevated pavement. Whichever side goes down to water level could be their "docking" area.


Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2018 9:11 p.m. PST

If I recall correctly, even if all of ice in the world melted, the sea level would only rise about 200 feet, or about 20 storeys.

Coastal cities would be inundated, so there would be situations like that depicted in the model. The Earth would not turn into Waterworld, however.

Swampster16 Sep 2018 3:12 a.m. PST

Ballard's 'The Drowned World' or later parts of Wyndham's 'The Kraken Wakes' would be better models for this than 'Waterworld'.

Walking Sailor Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2018 9:25 a.m. PST

Quick and dirty, rule of thumb: residential construction 8' per story, commercial construction 10' per story.
1. build the roof.
2. build the ground/water floor.
3. batch build as many stories as you have patience to build and keep slipping them into place.
note: ceiling height is the same in most cases. Commercial uses the overhead to run utilities and for heavier floors to support the weight of the upper floors.

Cacique Caribe16 Sep 2018 8:43 p.m. PST

Walking Sailor

Those standard measurements, and the suggestion to start off with the bottom-most and top levels are awesome. Thanks so much.


Cacique Caribe17 Sep 2018 3:10 a.m. PST

Oberlindes: "Coastal cities would be inundated, so there would be situations like that depicted in the model. The Earth would not turn into Waterworld, however."

Well, to the coastal urbanites who do the utmost to avoid the interior ("flyover country"), the inundation might be seen as the end of their little enclave worlds.

Some of the rich and powerful there will need to move inland a bit, to replace their fancy beachfront properties with new ones.

Who knows? Maybe they'll finally learn to stop making the inhabitants of the interior the butt of most of their jokes! :)


Legion 417 Sep 2018 8:11 a.m. PST

I love the model !

Storyforu24 Sep 2018 9:43 a.m. PST

Look for vintage mirrored trash baskets, round or square. Invert them, put some airconditioning units and antennas on the roofs (bottoms). Too easy.


Cacique Caribe24 Sep 2018 1:42 p.m. PST

Most of the windows would have fallen off, with all the swaying caused by tides and storms, right?

And after the first few blow out, the penetration of the wind and the moisture level spike in the building should take care of the rest.


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