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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2019 1:05 p.m. PST

Dennis Montera is running a Kickstarter campaign for 3D-printable terrain



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The H Man Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2019 1:17 p.m. PST

Looks nice. However it would be both faster and cheaper to just make them from scratch. The buildings are not very detailed, stone and tile.

Easy option, score foam core board (foam between two sheets of thin card, from art supplies), or high density foam for the brick. Cut strips of thin card about two centromeres wide, cut half way across at 5-10 mm intervals. Glue strips in layers to a card roof. Done. You'd still be downloading the file.

mad monkey 104 Apr 2019 2:09 p.m. PST

Riiight. Easy for you maybe. Others like the idea of hitting a button, go to work come home check de printer, pull off what was printed, start another go to bed, wake up and pull off another print, do it all over.

The H Man Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2019 5:29 p.m. PST

Yeeesss. Easy for anyone (with the exception of some people). Houses like that are some one the easiest stuff to make. There's not excuse but laziness, not even time, ad it takes so little.

Another cheaper way is to grab some empty corrugated cartons from the supermarket, there is usually a staffer with a trolly load who will be happy to let you take some. Cut them to a basic wall shape, cut out windows and assemble with hot glue (the glue gun works like the extruder on you fancy printer you may be familiar with). You can then fill the corrugated holes with some cheap gap filler from the hardware store, or just masking tape them over. Add a corrugated roof with tiles, like I explained earlier, up above. Cut out more thin card (cereal and tissue packets work a treat) about 1x2cm and glue them all over the walls as bricks, either fully, or leaving areas clear, it's up to you. Some textured paint (which means pva, and sand, to me) can finish it of before spraying and drybrushing.

See simple, easier than a computer course, that's for sure.

The H Man Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2019 5:34 p.m. PST

Also, they look like they would take a lot of plastic. Anyone know that price they would run to?

The H Man Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2019 7:03 p.m. PST


Took about an hour. Not my best, just a serviceable example. I actually just taped this one and wiped some pva over the joins inside, do you don't even need a glue gun. If you wanted 5-10 I'd expect a couple of hours.

Of course, the shingles could be smaller, the walls collapsed, the chimney not just taped on…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2019 11:42 a.m. PST

I like it!.


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