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  • #47712
    nheastvan
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    So with the creation of some more alien plants, I think I finally have enough terrain to start gaming 15mm sci-fi.

    Alien tube plants made from plastic straws melted over candle flame (be careful if you try it, they don’t need to touch the flame at all):

    And more dollar store fake plants glued to pennies:

    And the whole table:

    #47715
    Rhoderic
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    Impressive, and inspirational for a fellow sci-fi terrain modeller!

    Haven’t seen that variety of plastic aquarium plants before. Very fitting.

    #47723
    nheastvan
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    I find fake plants for decoration have far more variety than fake plants for the aquarium. You have to look at them differently though as it’s largely about what parts you cut off the larger plant.

    #47724
    Rhoderic
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    Ah, of course. Now I think about it, I have some not-entirely-dissimilar plastic lavender plants, the flower buds of which are destined for somewhere beyond the gates of whatchamacallit.

    Again, great terrain!

    #47726
    Les Hammond
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    I just have this urge to look down those tube plants

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    #47727
    Rhoderic
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    I just have this urge to look down those tube plants

    Don’t do it! You’ll get (John) Hurt! 

    #47728
    Angel Barracks
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    oooh I like the yellow spikey ones, they would suit my world..

    #47729
    nheastvan
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    My thinking about the tube plants is that they are actually the planet’s greatest resource. Down inside them you’ll find a sticky substance which is the best possible base for bio-plastic production. They grow so slowly that it’ll be a couple centuries before any of the attempts to export them to other planets have any impact on the planet’s industry. The local colonial government has outlawed the destruction of any of those tube plants, so that’ll provide an interesting tactical consideration for anyone playing a force that has to care about that. Something I’m going to consider during scenario design.

    TLDR: By looking down the tube you find a substance that will form the foundation of an new planet wide bio-plastics industry. Congratulations, you’re now space wealthy. All the credits you could want. And from now on the tubular plants are known as hammond tubes.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by nheastvan.
    #47730
    Thuseld
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    Looks like I am off to B&Q for some fake plants tomorrow.

    #47745
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
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    So nice !

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    #47756
    nheastvan
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    I have this painting/project regimen where I alternate between historical subject, terrain, non-historical subject, terrain (you get the idea) but making 15mm sci-fi terrain makes me want to skip ahead. Nope. Definitely got to get some more dervishes painted.

    But I could do habitat pods and communication towers and storage tanks and barrels and a landing pad. 😀

    Oh, it looks like i forgot a picture with the plants spread out a bit more:

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by nheastvan.
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