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Maxshadow13 Jan 2019 6:49 p.m. PST

Any suggestions or ideas for 15mm Space ship corridors and rooms?
I saw some wonderful ones from the USA but a $60 USD set was going to cost me $200 USD postage to Australia! So not worth it.

Was originally going to make floor plans but the look of short 15mm walls has won me over.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2019 7:00 p.m. PST

Paper/cardstock are most likely the way forward, perhaps used on their own, or with some type of rigid backing.

DuckanCover13 Jan 2019 8:00 p.m. PST

Litko used to have a brilliant set of tiles for this but, sadly, they are currently out of production. If my failing memory serves, they were a product from quite a while ago, that was put back into production because of persistent requests that Litko do so.

Perhaps, if there were enough inquiries, they'd do so again?

Duck

Stryderg13 Jan 2019 8:50 p.m. PST

For a "do it yourself" solution, go to youtube and search for "dungeon masters craft". Dude has bunches of videos using cardboard as the base, double/triple stacked for the walls (so they give the impression of a wall without getting in the way of moving minis) and hot glue for quick texturing.

EDIT:
make that: DM Scotty
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Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jan 2019 9:23 p.m. PST

print and play:

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Zephyr113 Jan 2019 10:18 p.m. PST

You might want to go with 5/8" squares for the floors (unless your figure bases are larger.) 1/4" are too small…

Logain13 Jan 2019 10:58 p.m. PST

Check out the old Tiny Solitary Soldiers blog for a variety of options, my favorite being these:
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Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2019 11:34 p.m. PST

If you have access to a 3D printer:

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Micman Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2019 11:28 a.m. PST

Here is another print option.

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Dale

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2019 4:29 p.m. PST

I think Thresher's right--print out PDFs and glue them to foamcore. Cheap and--if you do it right--flexible and easy to store.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2019 7:48 p.m. PST

You can even make your own designs in MS Word, or other art/photo programs.

I made a decent looking bridge viewscreen, complete with stars and tactical markings, back in the day. Sorry, don't have images to share, since that was lost with a computer crash ages ago.

Heck, if desired, you can even import images of your favorite spaceships, spacefighters, planets, or stars to include on the viewscreen(s) too, just for grins.

Not too hard to create textures for floors, walls, etc., too.

I printed mine out on plain paper as a test, but will probably print them out on cardstock next go round, unless one or the other are easier to apply to a more rigid backing for better durability.

I've also seen people using magnetic sheeting, and/or metal for the flooring, and then creating walls/corridors, etc., from foamcore, styrene, plastic, basswood, and other materials. Add magnets or metal to the bottom (and sides too, if that works for you), in order to hold them in place, but to permit easy rearrangement, as needed.

Right now, I'm planning on using a pizza box (a clean, unused one) for a bridge of a spaceship, and then larger pizza boxes for the other hull sections. May add in corridors to attach them together, or butt them up to one another, as needed. I'm thinking those black, metal, paper spring clips for holding large quantities of paper together might just do the trick. Of course, magnets would be less obtrusive, so might go that route too, instead.

Then, I'll line the interior "walls" with paper/card that have images printed on them, and add in other walls/corridors/rooms using other materials, as needed/desired.

Maxshadow14 Jan 2019 8:09 p.m. PST

Thanks everyone for your help!

DungeonDelver14 Jan 2019 9:19 p.m. PST

Here's my homebrew sci fi space ship corridors.
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zrunelord14 Jan 2019 11:33 p.m. PST

Maxshadow,
You might be interested in this space hulk terrain art I did using bugbait's excellent stuff.

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I vouch for David Graffam & Heroic games scifi stuff 100%. Beautiful art & colours.

For walls you may also like Dave Graffams containers. I will post what I did with them asap.A bit more work but the effect is very pleasing.

Or you can do what I did for my necromunda / killteam themed modular board..

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My suggestion ( with hindsight) is that , make whatever you decide to do as modular as possible for packing up & portability

Z

Lion in the Stars15 Jan 2019 10:49 a.m. PST

In 15mm, I'd seriously consider (clean) pizza boxes for the corridor blocks.

I use a lot of the Papa John's dessert boxes (since they arrive clean, even if holding food) for storage.

zrunelord16 Jan 2019 12:35 a.m. PST

Lion ,
Pizza boxes are indeed very versatile, apart from the recycling aspect ( you are saving the world a bit at a time, also😉 )
The main problem is that since it is usually corrugated , it doesn't make nicely sharp corners but that can be fixed by shoring with cereal box card.

Another good idea, if heavier in the long run, is to use strips cut from pvc notice boards ( also recycled ).Pvc gives a much sturdier build , especially if superglued. It also comes in various thicknesses.

It can also be nicely textured if pressed in the jaws of a bench vice. Texture rollers leave nice indentations on it also but more force is required. As will pliers etc.

I will post pics asap with my latest creations.

Z

Maxshadow17 Jan 2019 5:36 p.m. PST

Amazing results. Thanks. I've also now fallen down the rabbit hole of You Tube terrain construction videos.

DungeonDelver23 Jan 2019 3:12 p.m. PST

If you are interested in rescue from the terrain making videos, these are laser cut and pretty easy to reproduce if you wanted a set.

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dragon6
31 Mar 2019 12:33 p.m. PST

DungeonDelver links man! links! They look great

The H Man Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2019 5:55 p.m. PST

If you need something made, give me a shout. The problem with laser cut is its all very flat, unless it's multi layered. Making it from scratch allows for added realism like piping, 3d effect of mesh flooring, and the like.

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Achtung Minen09 Apr 2019 6:59 a.m. PST

Ainsty Castings does a lot of resin Sci-Fi terrain that, I've heard, is much better suited to 15mm than 28mm. Someone did a huge layout with their "Down Below" terrain series for Gruntz a while back:

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For more pics (complete and work-in-progress), see:

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He did a tutorial, which is only accessible through the Internet Archive these days:

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Note the Down Below terrain doesn't have floors, so you would have to make your own on a 3cm grid (the cheaper option) or just use the Starport series floors from Ainsty (the expensive option).

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