"New Flexible Terrain From TimeCast" Topic
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|FlyXwire||14 Dec 2017 1:49 p.m. PST|
|Joes Shop ||14 Dec 2017 3:09 p.m. PST|
|FlyXwire||14 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.
| GreyONE ||14 Dec 2017 5:57 p.m. PST|
|FlyXwire||15 Dec 2017 7:07 a.m. PST|
GreyONE, how can I see your modules/product(s)?
|Golgoloth ||15 Dec 2017 1:08 p.m. PST|
@FlyXwire: Hotz Mats, I believe…
|FlyXwire||15 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 ||15 Dec 2017 6:54 p.m. PST|
Nothing like hijacking a thread about an advertisement to advertise other products…….
|TimeCast ||16 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?
|FlyXwire||16 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)?