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3D / Hex terrain (painter con 2006 + 2008)

Post by Joker » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:46 pm

Here are the first pics from the painter con 3D scenario. This is my old 3D / hex board (12 years old). I still work on the Battle ROM.

GDL against DC (3025)

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More pics from the Painter Con 2006 (Germany):

http://www.germancamospecs.de/index.html

- Bilder findet ihr hier (from 30.07.06) - Bildergalerie
Some LOTB members (Gunji No Kanrai, Konan, Fullback, Genyosha, Herforth and me) are on the pics.[/b]
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Post by IAMCLANWOLF » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:50 pm

Looks sharp Joker, especially with all those unseens marching around... :D
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Post by Deathstrike » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:54 pm

Do you buy those terrain Hexes? Or do you make them completly form scratch?
My escape route goes through the enemy.
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Post by Joker » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:59 pm

Deathstrike wrote:Do you buy those terrain Hexes? Or do you make them completly form scratch?
I build the hexes from styropor / polystyrene.
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Post by Deathstrike » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:00 pm

Joker wrote:
Deathstrike wrote:Do you buy those terrain Hexes? Or do you make them completly form scratch?
I build the hexes from styropor / polystyrene.
How do you get them so "Clean-cut"? :shock:
My escape route goes through the enemy.
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Post by AVA MANGO TWO » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:07 pm

Most impressive Heiko, very nicely done.... :D zac
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Post by EX_YN1 » Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:05 pm

those look awesome Heiko - you've got me considering ordering some more stuff from you... :)
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Post by EX_YN1 » Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:08 pm

Deathstrike wrote:
Joker wrote:
Deathstrike wrote:Do you buy those terrain Hexes? Or do you make them completly form scratch?
I build the hexes from styropor / polystyrene.
How do you get them so "Clean-cut"? :shock:
<br>Using a CNC milling machine - <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNC"> wikipedia article </a><br>
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Post by Deathstrike » Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:14 pm

EX_YN1 wrote:
Deathstrike wrote:
Joker wrote: I build the hexes from styropor / polystyrene.
How do you get them so "Clean-cut"? :shock:
<br>Using a CNC milling machine - <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNC"> wikipedia article </a><br>
Thanks. :D
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Post by shalom itay » Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:31 am

How did you make the water and river hexes? I guess that at some point you have used a spraycan.

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Post by Joker » Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:38 am

Deathstrike wrote:
How do you get them so "Clean-cut"? :shock:
12 years ago I took only a sharp knife for the polystyrene... This is my old board!

shalom itay wrote:
How did you make the water and river hexes
Painted in blue and add some white glue after the paint was dry.

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Post by Grunt213 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:09 pm

Thats great!! It reminds me of one of the clan bases on "Mech-Commander!"
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Post by thatjimboguy » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:47 pm

Those look sweet. Good job!
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Post by Batminimus » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:25 am

very nice, great job!!
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Post by DriverJ » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:57 am

I've been out of the loop for quiet a few years, and I know there was a miniature rules supplement that was available, but never got the time to read it.
When you play on the big hexes like that are you using standard hex movement rules, tape measure movement, or another form of movement tracking? (If there is a better place to put this could a mod please move it :D )

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Post by Joker » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:36 am

I know large Hex rules from Battletechnology No. 1 (?).

On this 3D terrain, we use the standard CBT rules.

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Post by DriverJ » Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:00 pm

Thanks Joker, I'd like to build something cool like I see on the really nifty displays one day, and hopefully my modeling skills will get there :D

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Post by Joker » Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:40 am

I dont know, if I post my "new" 3D terrain in this Forum. Ok, its 1,5 years old, but here are some pics:

http://www.germancamospecs.info/index.p ... Itemid=107

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Post by AVA MANGO TWO » Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:52 pm

Some very nice table set up's with some great looking terrain Heiko, 8) i started to dabble with the idea of produceing some hex terrain made out of MDF a few years ago, i still have a few sample pieces somewhere around the place... :) zac
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Post by shalom itay » Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:03 pm

AVA MANGO TWO wrote:Some very nice table set up's with some great looking terrain Heiko, 8) i started to dabble with the idea of produceing some hex terrain made out of MDF a few years ago, i still have a few sample pieces somewhere around the place... :) zac
I can imagine that :lol: lumberjack Zac! How did you manage to cut the MDF in the fisrt place?

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Post by AVA MANGO TWO » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:38 am

shalom itay wrote:
AVA MANGO TWO wrote:Some very nice table set up's with some great looking terrain Heiko, 8) i started to dabble with the idea of produceing some hex terrain made out of MDF a few years ago, i still have a few sample pieces somewhere around the place... :) zac
I can imagine that :lol: lumberjack Zac! How did you manage to cut the MDF in the fisrt place?
I didn't at the time i took a one inch thick sheet of MDF to the local building suppliers as they had a laser cutting service and had the whole sheet cut into 2 inch hexes for a couple of quid. :D
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Post by shalom itay » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:41 am

And is there any progress? Do you think this idea worth the time pursuing?

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Post by AVA MANGO TWO » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:42 am

shalom itay wrote:And is there any progress? Do you think this idea worth the time pursuing?
Once you have your hexes cut making all manor of terrain is very simple, i just built a couple of level 3 and 4 hills and then gave them to a friend of mine as his group usually game useing hex terrain but when he games with us uses miniature rules. I still have a single piece that needs to be flocked ill probably include that in my pending sale. :) zac
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