Gaslands Girders from Hayland Terrain
Apart from Gaslands (obviously), these would work just as well with any tabletop game - I’m especially thinking Fallout Wasteland Warfare.
These are from the Gaslands Girders & Gates pack and the Gaslands Street Accessories pack by Hayland Terrain.
They have been printed in PLA on the Cetus-3D at 0.2mm layer height with a 13% infill.
Here's a couple of closer shots.
Now that they’re based (i.e. had some additional grit added in places) and painted/washed, I can move on to something else.
Start/Finish Lines for Gaslands
I wanted some start and finish lines for use on either a dirt track or an abused/abandoned raceway. I couldn’t find anything online so I made my own.
The detail can be hard to pick out before they’re painted, so I’d recommend priming them in grey and hitting them with a black wash to help pick out the bits of lettering that’s poking out of the dirt/hasn’t been scuffed off.
They are designed to be used either with or without gates.
These were printed on the Cetus-3D in PLA at a 0.2mm layer height, and with a 65% infill to retain as much of the letter/texture detail as possible.
I sponged on random dirt/stone colours over the textures and then painted the visible lettering before hitting the entire thing with a black wash to darken the yellow and weather the rest.
The Hot Wheels car is there for scale.
Here they are with one of my gates.
I've also done a line without text for use as a regular gate line.
If anyone wants the files, you can find them on Thingiverse here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2833032
Craters and Rock Formations
Craters for 28mm by jackcrow, found on Thingiverse.
Desert-themed Scatter Terrain for 28mm Gaming by rbross, from Thingiverse.
thingiverse.com - Desert-themed Scatter Terrain for 28mm Gaming by rbross
Here are the finished items, painted and dressed by my bud Morgan Darkstar – cheers dude!
All printed on the Cetus-3D in PLA at 0.2mm layer height with 13% infill. The work-in-progress Carmageddon vehicle is there for scale purposes.
More of the finished rock formations.
Yet more finished rock formations.
The last of the finished rock formations as well as the finished craters.
I really like the idea of having billboards in the playing area. Not only do they make things harder by blocking line of sight, they can also add atmosphere when you put suitable adverts/posters on them.
These particular 28mm Broadside Billboards are by the talented Curufin on Thingiverse.
They were printed in PLA on the Cetus-3D at 0.2mm layer height with a 20% infill. Once painted, they will be decorated with a variety of adverts – some from the http://Gaslands.com downloads area, and others designed by myself in Photoshop.
The printed and glued billboards as well as a couple of items from the previously mentioned Hayland Gasland collections of Weapons and Armour Plating.
The first batch of finished billboards shown with the WIP Carmageddon car for scale.
Gaslands - Flags and Gun Towers
If you want to run a Capture the Flag or Monster Truck Smash scenario, you’re going to need some flags.
If you want to scare the beejeebus out of your players in an Arena of Death battle, you’re going to need heaps of gun turrets… unless you suck at rolling 2d6 in which case you only need a couple!
The flags are “Seej Penon, Rounded” flags by ‘zheng3’ from Thingiverse - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:106377
The gun turrets are “Laser Turret - Starfinder - 28mm” by ‘Physirus’, also from Thingiverse – thingiverse.com - Laser Turret - Starfinder - 28mm by Physirus
I printed out a dozen of each on my Cetus-3D. The flags were done at 0.2mm layer height and 20% infill, whereas the turrets were done at 0.2mm layer height and 60% infill. The higher infill was because there’s a fair amount of fine/fiddly detail on the turrets and I wanted to ensure as much strength as possible whilst retaining detail. As it happens I had to trim the top 4-5mm from each antenna on the guns because a couple broke off while I was removing the small amount of support material. I could have trimmed them all down and drilled holes for wire but, hey-ho I have way too much other stuff to try and get done!
The flags were mounted on metal washers to add base weight/make them more stable and I created a 30mm chamfered square base in Tinkercad to mount the turrets on. You could use standard 40mm gaming bases for the turrets, but I wanted something smaller.
The miscellaneous stuff in the foreground is (left to right):
(left) various small armour plating designs I've been working on, (lower middle) some small spiked/bladed wheels, (centre middle) a model based on the car from the video game "Carmageddon", and (right) larger versions of the bladed/spiked wheels.
A selection of the painted flag markers shown alongside the progressing Carmageddon vehicle for scale purposes.
Here are the finished gun turrets.
I think I may need to shade the concrete legs but there’s still so many other bits of scenery to work on…
And lastly, a close-up shot with a Hot Wheels car thrown in for scale.
Finished a few more prints on the Creality CR-10 this week. All fantasy-based this time since I'm gearing up to start some Frostgrave sessions soon.
Here's part of a set for an Adventurer's Campsite. These came from Thingiverse (links to follow) but I think the designer has a more detailed/extra bits set available on DriverThru RPG.
Again, these are straight off the print bed without any touch-ups or finishing.
I realised that I often just post pictures of stuff without anything else next to them to give any idea as to their size.
Here's a small monument/statue that has attracted the attention of Snotwrangle the 25mm and Brutus the 28mm.
I'll post file/printer settings later once I have dug them out.
Quite chuffed with how well the fine detail on the plinth inscriptions and thin cloak/robe materials have printed.
Considering how big the print area on the CR-10 is, it really can do some exceptionally fine detail.
Last one for the day. This is the Dragon Arch from Printable Scenery.
Snotwrangle the 25mm and Brutus the 28mm seem to be squaring off to see who gets to go through it first...
Even without any post-printing work, the detail comes through very well and I think this will work really well as part of the Frostgrave scenery.
The glorious detailing is carried over onto the rear of the piece as well.
I can heartily recommend Matt and the peeps over at Printable Scenery, their design skills are top-notch and the value you get from their Kickstarters is astounding. You could easily fill multiple battle boards with their stuff, or even just pick up one or two bits to print and flesh out your own work.
So I'm finally back up and about after my health took a dip and laid me out for the end part of 2017.
I was asked to help out a couple of friends at my gaming club (W.A.R.P.) who wanted to give the new version (v8) of Warhammer 40K a try. They had the game rules and the models, and I had a new battlemat to try as well as a ridonculous amount of (sadly still unpainted) scenery so I was happy to help out.
The 6'x4' battlemat is the Desert Earth one from Leodis Games Board Matz range. I got mine from their recent Kickstarter (shocker, I know!) and they have since expanded the range to include many more styles.
With the exception of the rear gantry, the tall spire/furnace bits sitting on top and the Games Workshop minis/vehicles/dice, everything else on the table is 3D printed.
Oh, not the long pipes (that's PVC piping) and the tanks of the two storage tanks with ladders on just beyond the fencing (they are Coke cans), but everything else is. Honest!
Some eye candy for the 40K fans.
And there's just something that appeals to me about this Nurgle Mortar piece.
I should also say that the scenery on the table was about a quarter of what I had brought along, which in turn was about a third of what I have printed so far.
I suspect I may need more space soon since the new Fallout skirmish game is rumoured to be about to land and I have a stupid amount of post-apocalypse scenery that needs printing...
Losing the will to live as I try to work out how the fek I'm supposed to fit all of this stuff into a 4'x4' area...
Chris (Readon), Richard (Morgan Darkstar) and myself got to roll some dice in anger this weekend for our first session of Games Workshop's "Shadow War: Armageddon".
Sadly the battle mat that I had ordered from Gamemat.eu (gamemat.eu ) was delayed by a European bank holiday and so didn't arrive in time. Still, Readon stepped up and saved the day by bringing along his Citadel green fields cloth so it didn't look like we were fighting on ice!
Here are some photos of what is (currently) around 65% of the sci-fi scenery I have. Please forgive the garish mishmash of colours but I print in whatever colour filament is currently available cheapest in my preferred brands. They will all look much better once I have them painted... eventually, I promise!
Same layout, different view.
And from the other side.
And finally, a more elevated/top-down angle.
This is a rescaled dome structure. It was 18mm but by scaling it up by 166.6% it's now scaled for 28mm miniatures.
There are two versions available - one with doorways and one without, which is the one I printed. I liked the level of detail and have since remixed it myself to include some of the Warhammer 40K icons/symbols.
This was done in PLA on the Cetus at 0.2mm using a 13% infill.
OK, so these images aren't 3D prints but they are the reason I have been spending WAY too much time and effort collecting/printing (and now painting) so much scenery.
These are the parts that Games Workshop sell for their Shadow War: Armageddon game. I got these in the original promotional boxed version of the game but you can now buy them separately.
They come in pieces on large plastic sprues and anyone who has ever built a model tank/plane should have no difficulty assembling them.
I chose to not fully glue all of the parts together because (a) I want to be able to fairly easily rearrange them into different layouts and (b) once you see the final shots of the fully assembled thing you'll realise just how bloody big the thing is and you have to try and store it somewhere!
Another piece of the kit. This time disturbingly phallus-like...
This is the two previous parts combined in a possible combo.
Another combo of bits. Two stacked and one 'plugged in' to the side.
Here's where it starts getting silly...
That is three sections - two end platforms and a central walkway.
There is a ridiculous amount of detailing on all of the bits (painting this is going to be a love/hate relationship) and it comes in at over three feet in length.
By the way, that box in the background is an 84 litre storage container and it's struggling to contain the Sci-Fi scenery I've been working on.
Here's a shot of one end showing off some of the detail both above and below the pieces.
And here's a shot of the other end - complete with 'Sid the Skull' as the Ad Mech would (never) call their loading servitor.
Lastly, here it all is in one of many different layouts.
I've added in my remixed dome structure for comparison and somehow an Orkboy has managed to sneak on top of it to give a sense of size.
A saltbeard Grognard who's glad he never grew up enough to lose his imagination.