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  • #42168
    Angel Barracks
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    So let us say someone were to make some alien buildings, what should they look like?

    It would make sense for the buildings to match an existing alien miniatures line.
    No point making alien houses for the hdgg’gdggg’lk race when you can’t buy models of the hdgg’gdggg’lk themselves.

    So what would people want?
    Seems to me that most alien races miniatures are humanoid in both shape and size, so you can use pretty much any existing building if you really wanted.

    So is it more about the construction methods and the architecture?

     

    Eldar, Orks, Kraytonian?

     

     

    #42169
    Stroezie
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    Kraytonian? Did that 😉

    These are intended for more of a VSF (red martians)  or Sword & Planet (Krays)  setting.

    They are based on a mixture of several african building styles, lots of weird and wonderfull alien looking buildings right here on earth imo.

    The small domes are incubators for their eggs and the small pointy ones are grain/food storage silos.

    When designing buildings for aliens I think you have to ask yourself a few questions like: do they have advanced technology, how do they build, do they spend a lot of time inside or not, do they prefer privacy or communal living, do they use stairs or can they simply jump/climb up and down etc.

    That way you get an idea what the overal style is going to be and get more consistency when building more than one or two buildings.

    Anyway thats my two cents.

    I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

    I think there is a definite market for truly alien buildings but the trick will be finding something that appeals to enough different people.

     

     

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    #42170
    irishserb
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    My approach is to design the society, then meet their needs, both practical and cultural, then style the aesthetics/cosmetics to fit the culture.

    #42180
    Darryl Smith
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    I would want some 15mm structures for these Aphids.  Lily pad influenced, marshy, boggy, etc.

    15mm Aphids

     

    15mm Aphids

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    #42197
    irishserb
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    So, would that make them…Marshans??

    #42198
    TrojanPoints
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    Little green men from marsh?

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