Saturday, April 2, 2011

Flat-folding modular terrain for 15mm

Based on my experiences building terrain for the Grey City campaign, and inspired by the industrial game mat and ikubes from TopoSolitario, I decided to try my hand at building some modular terrain tiles and flat-folding buildings. I created them in Inkscape, using layers to organize the different layout and texture options. Here are the first few test prints:
After cut, the tiles are 19cm x 19cm squares including the tabs (15cm x 15m considering the tiles only.) "Border" tiles can be created by either folding the extra tabs or cutting them out on two adjacent sides. The building is 8cm x 8cm x 5.5cm, which looks like a two-story building for 15mm miniatures.
The building tabs are inserted on the tiles pointing outwards. The side tabs can be connected before or after. Either way, this combination keeps the building reasonably closed and in place.
These models use the concrete and hazard textures from OneMonk. The files can be downloaded from this thread on the Cardboard Warriors forum.

UPDATE: after thinking about it, I noticed that swapping the side tabs around makes the building more stable and less likely to open up, so I made those changes. Here's a picture with the second building -- the research laboratory -- and some extras.

1 comment:

AoM said...

I stumbled onto your blog from another one (don't remember where). This is a great design for quick buildings and ground tiles. Varying the angles of the slots in the tiles can give you more layout variations got the buildings, too. Really cool.