Help support TMP

"Homes for Morlocks?" Topic

16 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

Please remember not to make new product announcements on the forum. Our advertisers pay for the privilege of making such announcements.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Post-Apocalypse Discussion Message Board

Back to the Modern Discussion (1946 to 2011) Message Board

Back to the SF Discussion Message Board

Areas of Interest

Science Fiction

Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Link

Featured Showcase Article

Return of the Gretchinmobile

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian goes back to the year 2000!

Current Poll

Featured Book Review

Featured Movie Review

810 hits since 24 May 2022
©1994-2023 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

TMP logo


Please sign in to your membership account, or, if you are not yet a member, please sign up for your free membership account.
robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2022 9:40 a.m. PST

Does anyone out there have terrain based on a tube/underground/subway station? Any advise on how you built it?

For those familiar with more than one such system, which would you base a terrain board on, and why?

I've travelled on London, New York, DC, Seoul and one or two in Germany. Choice for games would be London followed by New York. Seoul and DC are clean and modern--and look as though they were put together from a Lego set, last week. London looks as though it grew there--full of shops, stray offices and unused or superseded bits. Other thoughts?

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2022 10:19 a.m. PST

Google Metro 2033, 34, 35. This is a trilogy of books set in a post apocalyptic Moscow, where a civilization has grown up in the subway system.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine24 May 2022 10:43 a.m. PST

Ainsty castings do


They have a cool crashed tube train to


Arjuna24 May 2022 10:57 a.m. PST

nnascati is right, the beauty of the sentimental socialist realism kitsch of the moscow metro after centuries of advanced decay and inhabited by half-human cannibals can't be topped.
You may combine it with old soviet underground installations.
Look for Moscow Urban Explorer/Urbex.
Don't know, if there is still much left, but in the late 90's you could find rather strange and dangerous places.

Of course, the Paris catacombs are also a worthy subject.
The underground parts of the Paris Metro not so much.
However, there is a certain reminiscence of the aesthetics of Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville.

Paris Catacombes

Spiced up with a little Necromunda.

Von Trinkenessen24 May 2022 11:17 a.m. PST

I once saw someone do an undergroundsystem using half circular drain guttering

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2022 11:42 a.m. PST

Funny, as big a Noir and SciFi fan as I am, I've never seen Alphaville.

42flanker24 May 2022 2:04 p.m. PST

"full of shops, stray offices and unused or superseded bits"

Have I been riding a different Tube?

Zephyr124 May 2022 2:20 p.m. PST

Whatever you decide on, make it modular (like Space Hulk tiles) so you can vary your setups… ;-)

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2022 3:21 p.m. PST

It's been a while, 42nd. Maybe they cleaned it up, which would be a pity. But trust me, no place to buy anything to eat, get your shoes shined--not even any buskers--in the DC Metro. (In New York, you never really need to come to the surface.)

As for the unused and superseded bits, you may not be looking in the right places. Several stations have gone out of service. Churchill used to sleep in one--much deeper than the Cabinet War Rooms. Unless they were used up in that new line, there are about 10-12 stations on a north-south line dug during or prior to WWII in anticipation of a line going in later. They became office space, bomb shelters and storage. Check out London Underground for a starter, then see what Brittania Subterranea has to say. Always something interesting from the Sub-Brits.

Here's Wikipedia on unused and abandoned tube stations:
And remember "demolished" doesn't necessarily mean "filled in." Some of those go a long way down.

There's another system connected with the Royal Mail. Can't remember what happened to the old Necropolis line, which was, I think, partly underground. London is deeper and more complex than many Londoners realize.

Richard Brooks Sponsoring Member of TMP24 May 2022 3:55 p.m. PST

Recreational conflict carries Ainsty Castings and I was about to send in a restock order. If you see pieces at the link above and want them please let me know soonest and I will add them to the order.

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2022 5:14 p.m. PST

I believe Recreational also has some very passable Morlocks as well.

Arjuna24 May 2022 7:53 p.m. PST


And in my opinion, there is no need to do so.
I watched it again about a year ago after 35 years or so for sentimental reasons.
It's a hyped boring hell.
A few clips on Youtube should be more than enough to get a feeling of the aestehtics.

Arjuna24 May 2022 8:57 p.m. PST

Somehow the idea seemed familiar to me.
And yes, I had already completely forgotten about the film:

Death Line

Arjuna24 May 2022 11:25 p.m. PST

> make it modular


Mixed Media with a lot of 3D printing.
Given enough time I would design my own 3D models or remix existing ones.
Номерной (81-717/714) xUSSR metro train (h0 scale 1:87) – On Thingieverse

Subway – On Thingieverse

MTA Subway Diorama – On Thingieverse

As basic structure perhaps embossed cardboard walls applied on bisected 'PVC evacuation tubes'.

Embossed cardboard Walls from NOCH

Don't know how you call it over the pond:

PVC evacuation tubes

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2022 6:43 p.m. PST

Funny, as big a Noir and SciFi fan as I am, I've never seen Alphaville.

Me, neither. I'm going to have to fill that gap in the portfolio soon.

Arjuna26 May 2022 7:28 a.m. PST

> I'm going to have to fill that gap in the portfolio soon

I have warned…

Here's my favourite, classic French Noir with Alain Delon.
Pour les connaisseurs:

Le Samouraï

And of course, there is a métro scene:
Le samouraï dans le métro

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.