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Mithgarthr

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Any crafters on this board?
« on: September 08, 2021, 09:21:09 PM »
Just curious if anyone here's into crafting and making/using terrain for their games.

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Re: Any crafters on this board?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2021, 07:49:43 PM »
Just curious if anyone here's into crafting and making/using terrain for their games.

When I can play in person yes to both. I'm a broke ass Mexican so mainly cheap stuff, print and paste for the tiles/terrain and papercraft for the props with 2d miniatures/standups
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Re: Any crafters on this board?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2021, 07:53:57 PM »
I have printed some 3D terrain. Im not in a position to use the printer currently so for now its a small collection.

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Re: Any crafters on this board?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2021, 08:27:16 PM »
Just curious if anyone here's into crafting and making/using terrain for their games.

When I can play in person yes to both. I'm a broke ass Mexican so mainly cheap stuff, print and paste for the tiles/terrain and papercraft for the props with 2d miniatures/standups

I saw you mentioned in the other thread Fat Dragon's stuff - I absolutely love their papercraft. In fact, about a decade ago their EZ Tiles were what started me down the path of using terrain instead of just a battlemat.

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Re: Any crafters on this board?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2021, 08:54:35 PM »
Just curious if anyone here's into crafting and making/using terrain for their games.

When I can play in person yes to both. I'm a broke ass Mexican so mainly cheap stuff, print and paste for the tiles/terrain and papercraft for the props with 2d miniatures/standups

I saw you mentioned in the other thread Fat Dragon's stuff - I absolutely love their papercraft. In fact, about a decade ago their EZ Tiles were what started me down the path of using terrain instead of just a battlemat.

I'm pretty sure it was Shrieking Banshee who mentioned FD, but it sure wasn't me. I'm too broke to buy their stuff, I use PWYW/Free stuff or I make my own.

https://mazmorrastenebrosas.blogspot.com/2021/05/aqueduct-textures.html

https://mazmorrastenebrosas.blogspot.com/2021/05/sewer-textures-print-play.html

https://mazmorrastenebrosas.blogspot.com/2020/09/algunas-texturas-para-print.html

Edited to add: I don't like tall walls so I use the 2.5D tile system.
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Here is why this forum tends to be so stupid. Many people here think Joe Biden is "The Left", when he is actually Far Right and every US republican is just an idiot.

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

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Re: Any crafters on this board?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2021, 08:56:04 PM »
Just curious if anyone here's into crafting and making/using terrain for their games.

When I can play in person yes to both. I'm a broke ass Mexican so mainly cheap stuff, print and paste for the tiles/terrain and papercraft for the props with 2d miniatures/standups

I saw you mentioned in the other thread Fat Dragon's stuff - I absolutely love their papercraft. In fact, about a decade ago their EZ Tiles were what started me down the path of using terrain instead of just a battlemat.

I'm pretty sure it was Shrieking Banshee who mentioned FD, but it sure wasn't me. I'm too broke to buy their stuff, I use PWYW/Free stuff or I make my own.

https://mazmorrastenebrosas.blogspot.com/2021/05/aqueduct-textures.html

https://mazmorrastenebrosas.blogspot.com/2021/05/sewer-textures-print-play.html

https://mazmorrastenebrosas.blogspot.com/2020/09/algunas-texturas-para-print.html

D'oh, that'll teach me to smoke and post...

Those look fantastic; you made them yourself? Very nice, dude!!

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Re: Any crafters on this board?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2021, 09:04:19 PM »
Just curious if anyone here's into crafting and making/using terrain for their games.

When I can play in person yes to both. I'm a broke ass Mexican so mainly cheap stuff, print and paste for the tiles/terrain and papercraft for the props with 2d miniatures/standups

I saw you mentioned in the other thread Fat Dragon's stuff - I absolutely love their papercraft. In fact, about a decade ago their EZ Tiles were what started me down the path of using terrain instead of just a battlemat.

I'm pretty sure it was Shrieking Banshee who mentioned FD, but it sure wasn't me. I'm too broke to buy their stuff, I use PWYW/Free stuff or I make my own.

https://mazmorrastenebrosas.blogspot.com/2021/05/aqueduct-textures.html

https://mazmorrastenebrosas.blogspot.com/2021/05/sewer-textures-print-play.html

https://mazmorrastenebrosas.blogspot.com/2020/09/algunas-texturas-para-print.html

D'oh, that'll teach me to smoke and post...

Those look fantastic; you made them yourself? Very nice, dude!!

Thanks, yes and no, I did use some images from google images and then  modified them for some, the wooden is 100% mine and also the water/sewage. And also the Sci-Fi one is 100% mine.

Those are in 3 cms size if you want to use them for 1 inch you would need to resize them down, haven't tried it so I don't know by what percentage you'd need to reduce them.
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Here is why this forum tends to be so stupid. Many people here think Joe Biden is "The Left", when he is actually Far Right and every US republican is just an idiot.

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

― George Orwell

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Re: Any crafters on this board?
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2021, 09:05:53 PM »
Just curious if anyone here's into crafting and making/using terrain for their games.

I don't make handcrafted terrain (foamboard, cardstock, etc.), but I have a ton of 3D printed terrain and continue to print more and fall behind further in painting it :) My dungeon and cavern tiles are all 3D printed, and I'm doing a number of buildings and a customized modular wilderness tile system as well.

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Re: Any crafters on this board?
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2021, 09:09:33 PM »
Just curious if anyone here's into crafting and making/using terrain for their games.

I don't make handcrafted terrain (foamboard, cardstock, etc.), but I have a ton of 3D printed terrain and continue to print more and fall behind further in painting it :) My dungeon and cavern tiles are all 3D printed, and I'm doing a number of buildings and a customized modular wilderness tile system as well.

One of the reasons I use print and paste stuff. Not the main one, that being my brokeness.
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Here is why this forum tends to be so stupid. Many people here think Joe Biden is "The Left", when he is actually Far Right and every US republican is just an idiot.

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

― George Orwell

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Re: Any crafters on this board?
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2021, 09:32:53 PM »
One of the reasons I use print and paste stuff. Not the main one, that being my brokeness.

Yeah, part of the problem with printing is it can be addictive. Kind of like buying* miniatures you'll never get around to painting :)


*: Or also printing, which I started doing a couple months ago.

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Re: Any crafters on this board?
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2021, 11:02:41 PM »
I buy the 3D stuff.

If it counts, I've been getting into making 2D colour terrain using my colour laser printer for printed images, plus my new laminator which I love dearly. 8) Laminating the images makes them 'pop' far more, like applying a slight gloss varnish to minis, and the card paper becomes rigid & durable, with a markable erasable surface perfect for gaming & showing spell effect zones etc.

I was printing/laminating/taping battlemaps with existing 1" square grids, but I've started printing a 1" grid onto ungridded terrain before laminating, which is working well. Except when I accidentally fed two pages into the laminator at once.  :o

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Re: Any crafters on this board?
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2021, 09:51:17 AM »
I've done all sorts of crafting for gaming. Usually small stuff though like handouts, maps, and forays into papercrafting. Alot of projects on hold for ages unfortunately.

On the PC side though I had some huge projects for D&D and other gaming stuff recreated in Minecraft.

The biggest was a to-scale recreation of Keep on the borderland which was 80% done when a computer crash lost all my work. That map alone also had recreations of the ruins and dungeon of BX and a partially complete Tomb of Horrors.

Also recreated Burnt Brush Wells from Boot Hill and another town. Also lost along with the Znutar and many other projects.

On a seperate map recreated a Spelljammer Nautiloid and the BSM Pandora.

Unfortunately an update to MC cause chunk errors that ruined my full scale TOS Enterprise. Though the Tower of the Elephant from Conan survives yet.

Really interesting to wander around the Keep and get a feel for its actual scale. Been re-creating the project slowly and with slightly better scale I hope this time.

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Re: Any crafters on this board?
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2021, 10:01:59 AM »
Just curious if anyone here's into crafting and making/using terrain for their games.

I do all sorts. I used to make cosplay and terrain out of EVA Foam and now I do 3D printing. In general I love making things as it as kept me busy during these crappy covid times.


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Re: Any crafters on this board?
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2021, 07:51:39 PM »
I buy the 3D stuff.

If it counts, I've been getting into making 2D colour terrain using my colour laser printer for printed images, plus my new laminator which I love dearly. 8) Laminating the images makes them 'pop' far more, like applying a slight gloss varnish to minis, and the card paper becomes rigid & durable, with a markable erasable surface perfect for gaming & showing spell effect zones etc.

I was printing/laminating/taping battlemaps with existing 1" square grids, but I've started printing a 1" grid onto ungridded terrain before laminating, which is working well. Except when I accidentally fed two pages into the laminator at once.  :o

Maker and model of the laminator?
Quote from: Rhedyn

Here is why this forum tends to be so stupid. Many people here think Joe Biden is "The Left", when he is actually Far Right and every US republican is just an idiot.

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

― George Orwell

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Re: Any crafters on this board?
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2021, 02:46:54 AM »
Maker and model of the laminator?

It's a Bonsaii A3 laminator, when I click the amazon link it shows the smaller A4 version for some reason:
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00Z9NBZM0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Since my laser printer is A4 I'm mostly printing A4 pages anyway, but the A3 size is nice for laminating WoTC poster battle maps - typically I cut them in 2 or 4, laminate then tape back together so they can fold away smallish. It's also possible to put two A3 pouches over a map up to 12"x36" for a single long strip of terrain.

Here's Bonsaii's US page http://bonsaii.com/country/us/product_Laminator.html
It's the only laminator I've used, it works great (& was very cheap) but no reason to think others don't too. The real work is being done by the laminating pouches. One thing I've noticed is that with larger print sizes it's best to use the thick-pouch (higher heat) setting, otherwise it may cool off too much during lamination & you get imperfectly laminated pockets.
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