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Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut





So after considering some of the feedback a received on various forums I realized I missed the mark in terms of complexity of the design. While I really enjoyed creating the SkyBar building its a rather complex thing to build for the average wargamer. I got carried away!

I'm relaunching the topic under a new format. This time the designs will be easy to reproduce, be low cost (60$ for the table) but still try to give a decent look that can be achieved with MDF. I choose Outpost as the theme since its a classic and can be used both for Paradiso and YAMS.

MODULE #1A : [4"X4"]
The Module


The Parts

If you look at the grid on the cutting mat you can guess the approximate dimensions I used. The larger squares are 1". The small ones 0,25".

Dark gray weathering + Etched patterns






This module cost me 50 cents in cardboard and a few drops of paint... Minimal effort, minimal cost and decent look. Mission accomplished

[The other Poor Man's Skybar project. Its shelved for now. I'll get back to it when I'm done with creating all the elements of this system.]

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Made in si
PanOceaniac Hacking Specialist Sergeant





Amazing.

 
   
Made in de
Infiltrating Naga





Hamburg, Germany

Great work, Marc!
It shows that even in the times of laser cut MDF and plentyful terrain kickstarters nothing should stop us from doing stuff ourselves. All one needs is trash, tools and a plan.
And in your case the result can even look good.


Visit my I-munda/Necromunda P&M Blog: Eye for Detail
Visit my Infinity P&M Blog: Reckless Abandon
Scarper: "That is incredibly detailed...shows an attention to detail that goes beyond anyone you'll fight."
The Good Green: "Ok, That is incredible. Such attention to detail... I'm convinced you would benefit from a straight jacket ;~P Thanks for raising the bar."
PDH: "Yeah Bloody Baiyuan's Bloody eye for detail . Bet he doesn't sig that one"
PDH: "I'm not saying anything that you might sig against me. Made that mistake before!"
PDH: "Thanks for joining Dakka and spoiling us with your work. "
 
   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut





MODULE #1B [WIP]
   
Made in nz
Disguised Speculo





A+ man, will definitely be giving this a go

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Equivalent to 30,000 points of 40gay 
   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut





The stairs: Currently they are 1,25" wide. For remotes they would need to be larger.





Stackable !
   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut





[Off topic] INFINITY SUNDAY at our local store: 10 showed up. +1 one new player gluing his army and 1 guy eager to get into the game.


[/Off topic]
   
Made in us
[MOD]
Fist of Khonshu






Svalarheima, MA

I am envious of:

1) Your homemade terrain
2) Your homebase Infinity group

Jealous, I am!

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Nil nos tremefacit.
 
   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut





FINAL VERSION
I made a minor change to the top module. The legs were beveled inward to connect with the top of legs of the lower module.






   
Made in ca
[DCM]
Best bush pilot in the Outer Rim





A shamefully negative thread on Dakka

Where was that, and when are your games, again?

 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/503887.page (My humble P&M thread that I'll sometimes update, here on Dakka.) 
   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut





 Mathieu Raymond wrote:
Where was that, and when are your games, again?


Got ya! ;-)

It was at the Abyss gaming store (St-Michel subway*). The next casual play day will be on Sunday Nov 24th.
They have 3 permanent INFINITY tables (MAS) . We bring the rest.

*The entrance is at the back behind the Pharmaprix. Use the blue door (in the parking lot) to go down to the basement of the building.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/LAbyss/members/

Hope to see you there !

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Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut





Double height staircase










   
Made in mo
Fresh-Faced New User





MADcau

Simple and impressive.
Nice work.

"There is nothing new under the sun."
「太陽底下無新鮮事。」 
   
Made in de
Infiltrating Naga





Hamburg, Germany

The staircase looks like it's very interesting to play on. I bet people would pay for it.

Visit my I-munda/Necromunda P&M Blog: Eye for Detail
Visit my Infinity P&M Blog: Reckless Abandon
Scarper: "That is incredibly detailed...shows an attention to detail that goes beyond anyone you'll fight."
The Good Green: "Ok, That is incredible. Such attention to detail... I'm convinced you would benefit from a straight jacket ;~P Thanks for raising the bar."
PDH: "Yeah Bloody Baiyuan's Bloody eye for detail . Bet he doesn't sig that one"
PDH: "I'm not saying anything that you might sig against me. Made that mistake before!"
PDH: "Thanks for joining Dakka and spoiling us with your work. "
 
   
Made in be
Mechanized Halqa






Did you make those holes in the staircase on purpose so models can shoot through?

   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut





 soulcow wrote:
Did you make those holes in the staircase on purpose so models can shoot through?


Yes. I'm trying to do everything as cinematic as possible.

Sky bridge:


   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut





Module 1A : 4"x4"

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Made in ca
Infiltrating Hawwa'





Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Very nice!
I have several big sheets of plasticard about that thick that I've been saving. These would work perfectly!

   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut





Support Column Allows creation Check Point passage
   
Made in au
Fresh-Faced New User




well I'm inspired..

So simple but effective!

Thanks for posting : )
   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut





The Poor Man's Table System is done :
   
Made in nl
Multispectral Nisse





Delft, Netherlands

So, will you be publishing drawings of all those modules? It looks pretty damn good.
   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut





 Bolognesus wrote:
So, will you be publishing drawings of all those modules? It looks pretty damn good.


Tx!

Yes. I will publish all the plans in the coming days/weeks.

The exact name of the cardboard I'm using is : Chipboard .100 / 32"x40"

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Wrack Sufferer





The other side of the internet

what are you using to cut it?

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

RAGE

Be sure to use logic! Avoid fallacies whenever possible.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fallacies 
   
Made in nl
Multispectral Nisse





Delft, Netherlands

Nice. Fun project for those with more time than money
   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut





I'm using a steel ruler and an Xacto knife. You need to make several passes.
Don't try to cut it in one pass. Its too thick and could potentially result in serious injury.



I'm done for the weekend. Other plans will follow next week.
Cheers!
Marc C


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 Bolognesus wrote:
Nice. Fun project for those with more time than money


Tx. Assembling a MDF building, priming it with 2-3 coats (+need sunshine outside) and then doing the finishing touches takes quite some time.
The modules are easy to do and require almost no painting except dry brushing. WIN/WIN!

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[DCM]
Napoleonics Obsesser





On an Express Elevator to Hell!!

Absolutely fanstastic idea for a thread, and some wonderful results already!

 
   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut





Its raining, change of plans

Building Module 1A

• Step 1 : Cut one 3" band (walls) and one 3,25 band (roof, floor)


• Step 2 : Use the Xacto to trace the etching marks and the cut marks (forget the pencil - saves time!)


• Step 3 : Cut, cut, cut.... and cut. Did I say cut?

I am now the proud owner of two more modules: (WIP)



SAFETY FIRST :
1/8" chip board is thick. Some of you may be tempted to try to cut it with one pass by applying a huge amount of force. That is the best recipe to end up in the hospital with a deep wound. I have seen this happen in design school. Its hugly, lots of blood fast and you end up with stiches + an unsuable hand for a few weeks.

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Infiltrating Naga





Hamburg, Germany

I'm really impressed how great that actually looks. Well done! I'd really like to see a table full of it.

Visit my I-munda/Necromunda P&M Blog: Eye for Detail
Visit my Infinity P&M Blog: Reckless Abandon
Scarper: "That is incredibly detailed...shows an attention to detail that goes beyond anyone you'll fight."
The Good Green: "Ok, That is incredible. Such attention to detail... I'm convinced you would benefit from a straight jacket ;~P Thanks for raising the bar."
PDH: "Yeah Bloody Baiyuan's Bloody eye for detail . Bet he doesn't sig that one"
PDH: "I'm not saying anything that you might sig against me. Made that mistake before!"
PDH: "Thanks for joining Dakka and spoiling us with your work. "
 
   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut





And after scaring everyone, change tune to positive:
Just cut the same place multiple times, with minimal pressure. It will work like magic, you repeat and repeat and then it's just cut. Always try soft and multiple times, increase pressure as experience dictates. It's also less tiresome and normally the first cuts will quickly guide the following ones. Soft touch can be applied to many other tools, like sanding or powertools (here just make sure there is no kickback or loss of control, and let the tool work, maybe try higher speeds once you tested low ones).


Other TIPs:
- Change/refresh the blade regularly. Nothing worse than cutting with a dull blade.
- Once the cuts are done some of the edges may be fuzzy. Use the nail of your thumb to make passes on the fuzzy edges to push them back to normal.
- When cutting the 1/8" wide slots its better to make them slightly thinner then larger. You will get a tighter fit of the pieces.
- Etching: You can either do two light passes with the blade or one heavy.


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• Step 4 - Dry brushing
Use a large brush. Remove excess paint on the brush with a tissue paper.


• Step 5 - Stripping, lettering
Use clear acetate and blue poster gum to position pieces. Apply paint.


Print font you like. Cut out the letter in clear acetate.




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Two levels


«L» shaped



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The state of things : I have enough stuff to cover 25% of the table at this point.


My cutting and dry brushing are getting sloppy... Its time for a break.
More stuff Monday evening.

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