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Valderian19 Aug 2022 2:22 a.m. PST

I'm planning to use my buildings for WW2/Modern settings in sci-fi battlefields as they were part of a fun park on a city from a far away planet inhabited by humans or to represent an artificial/museum neighborhood (for those with homesick).
I got a couple months ago some miniatures from Leven Miniatures, painted them (I will correct the paint job and add details later) and I want to use them no matter the game I'm playing.
Do you mix features from different historical periods in your sci-fi games? Add a story or two or crazy ideas?

I tried to represent curtains at some of the windows, a little bit transparent and in not the classic way.

couple of other buildings from Leven

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2022 7:40 a.m. PST

Nice work ! They make some good stuff !

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2022 11:53 a.m. PST

Do you mix features from different historical periods in your sci-fi games?

I have not -- at least not in a way that's obvious -- but I would. Buildings last a fairly long time and it's often cheaper to upgrade and repair than to demolish and build from scratch.

Non-human structures may include elements of different periods and technologies that humans may not recognize as such.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2022 2:26 p.m. PST

H. B. Piper wrote a story placing the Alamo on a distant planet. It wasn't a replica: when the Texans left home, they took it with them. Six-Gun Planet, I think?

Usually not, though, unless it's something extremely cheap and common, like adobe. Buildings are too easy to make to spend time explaining why there was a Beaux Arts revival in the 24th Century.

Valderian20 Aug 2022 11:55 p.m. PST

Thanks, Legion 4! I need to explore more their range of miniatures, they do have many interesting miniatures.
@Oberlindes Sol LIC. – yes, interesting thought about the alien buildings, we have to be open minded about other civilizations.
@robert piepenbrink – different thought than Oberlindes about buildings. It depends on the type of building. Wow! Many thanks for the book reference and what an interesting and somehow crazy idea! We should think about this!

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