After a few weeks of 3D printing I was able to finish Redbrand Hideout about an hour ago. Game time started in less than 3 hours and they will be entering the hideout tonight, so I just squeaked this one out in time. I made it's own thread rather than putting it my game prep since it's so pic heavy. Enjoy.
Sorry Wyloch, I got reading some other threads back when you posted this and forgot to respond. I did a lot of experimenting with these so they are printed at various sized ranging from .1mm to .3mm. There are a couple batches where the top layers were messed up but for me, they are good enough for table play. If you look in that last picture you can see a couple of the pieces where the tops of the wall were cut off. It was literally a couple passes from finished so I just painted them and used them. I am pretty easy going with it though, as you can tell with my unfinished paint jobs. Some day I might get around to finishing them up for a consistent finish throughout....until then I will just keep dazzling my players with those "unfinished" tiles.
Excellent! I need to complete the task of printing the necessary tiles from Wyloch's True Tiles set. They are gorgeous, and you have done an amazing job laying out your dungeon. I like the different levels you've made. Great!
This stuff is gorgeous, but I'm leaning away from 2.5D, more and more. The more I see 2.5D tiles like these, the more I lean towards full 3D terrain. Not taking anything away from it, period! It is stunningly good. I'm just more of a miniatures gamer than I realized, until recently. I'm really developing a liking for BattleSystem Skirmish rules, using full, 3D terrain pieces, as it is both a mini's game, and an RPG, of sorts, though I will keep it separated from my RPG -- no crossing over with the RPG PC's.
For my RPG's, I typically use a 2D BattleMat with wet-erase pens (I have 2D printed tiles, gorgeous stuff from Fat Dragon Games, but I rarely use them, as the mat is so much faster, and easier, and my players actually prefer the mat and pens approach); for my miniatures games, I run as close to full 3D, as I can muster. I guess my brain puts these two things, in separate boxes. Strange realization for me. I thought, for a few years now, that I really liked 2.5D, but... Can't explain, just is what it is, according to my personal chemical imbalances in my gray matter. Love seeing the stuff, though. Cheers!
I love the compromise 2.5D presents. BattleMats and erasable pens certainly have a high degree of flexibility relative to everything else, full 3D terrain is very pretty. I find myself needing more time to create either one. Unfortunately, for me, there isn't one solution that fits every situation. Personally, I would love a fully rendered 3D virtual world and every player to have headsets, surround sound, motion and kinetic input control, and tactile feedback, but I don't have that kind of funding nor any friends with those levels of resources.
What would it be like if we didn't have to settle, compromise, or jury-rig solutions for our art given the medium to which we have access? The real-world intrudes into our fantasies...
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT
nightshade: Been away for a bit ,back now
Oct 3, 2021 19:42:30 GMT
nightshade: Made it to Gencon on Sunday, mainly vendor/ purchasing day. Found my gral, a copy of TSRs Escape from New York boar dgame!
Oct 3, 2021 19:45:07 GMT