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FlyXwire14 Dec 2017 1:49 p.m. PST

These look very nice!

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2017 3:09 p.m. PST

Agreed!

FlyXwire14 Dec 2017 5:38 p.m. PST

Makes me wonder when someone will finally come out with flexible terrain modules.
Back in the 1970's our group got hold of some old US Army training terrain, which were made of molded foam rubber, with airbrushed terrain colors, and had the forest and rivers formed within them in relief (from memory they were fairly thick 6 inches maybe, and 36 inch square). We must have had a dozen of these heavy, and by the time we got them very stinky-smelling scenics. After awhile, and because they were pretty mildewed, we cut them up and sent them out with the trash I know, kick myself. Still, some manufacturer needs to come out with some flexible, terrain "skins", that could be overlaid onto underneath terrain forms, for creating elevated or rolling landscape modules. Or even just flexible terrain (in squares), made to be geomorphic for arranging together for varied tabletop setups.

Personal logo GreyONE Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Dec 2017 5:57 p.m. PST

FlyXwire: I already do.

FlyXwire15 Dec 2017 7:07 a.m. PST

GreyONE, how can I see your modules/product(s)?

Golgoloth Inactive Member15 Dec 2017 1:08 p.m. PST

@FlyXwire: Hotz Mats, I believe…
Here: link

FlyXwire15 Dec 2017 3:53 p.m. PST

Golgoloth, thanks for the link. I was thinking more along the lines of square modules that would already have multiple types of terrain features embedded on them roads, streams, plowed fields, maybe hedgerows, etc.. Sort of like these I made on 12 inch cork tiles:


Perhaps see this idea of flexible terrain created as a completed product, like what Time Cast has here as fields, but have a number of fields molded as part of an integrated, geomorphic tile(s) that would also have other terrain features molded into each module's design. If made like a thin, flexible "sheet" (thin like these advertised Time Cast fields appear to be and also out of latex perhaps), these modules could be laid over small rises on the tabletop, to produce rolling terrain sections also (unlike mine above, which are rigid because each 12" square is based on a 12" cork tile).

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 6:54 p.m. PST

Nothing like hijacking a thread about an advertisement to advertise other products…….

TimeCast Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 2:59 a.m. PST

Well thanks for that guys, way to go! Maybe I will return the favours some time.

Did mommy not teach you how to play nice?

FlyXwire16 Dec 2017 6:48 a.m. PST

Back to my original discussion point (and question), any chance Time Cast can entertain making flexible modules in the future? Is this an impossibility because of the "shrinkage" issue of latex, which might make close matching and butting up the sides of the modules difficult to maintain (along their edges)?

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