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  • #27756
    Angel Barracks
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    I have hit a wall in terms of buildings/terrain ideas for my range.

    Hit me up with some simple ideas!

    Maybe an above ground pipeline?

    Something that can be done in simple resin one piece moulds…

    #27758
    Earther
    Participant
    • OKI storage silos
    • OKI water tower
    • OKI admin building – two stories? The company overlords have to have somewhere to plot…
    • The Junker Bunker (wtf that is, I have no idea, it just sounds cool)
    • Mega-drillworm-nests
    • New Hex2Go pods or colony ship storage modules
    • OKI Moisture condenser/pump house or irrigation module (L-shape to butt up to the deema seed fields?)
    • Hydroponics domes (or longhouses) for those sensitive Earth species that just can’t grow outside
    • Mine entrances – rocky mound with built in airlock or blast doors big enough for vehicles, suggesting a sloping incline into the mine
    • Research camp – several portable modules combine to make a scientific outpost – much like arctic research bases nowadays
    • OKI or Stonehaven or Junker bar
    • Pipelines? 

     

    I may be back with more later (you lucky people).

    #27759
    Alvin Molethrottler
    Participant

    Pyramids, who doesn’t like mysterious ancient structures. Ruins, so that buildings can be blown up during a game. Rivers/streams, not seen any in the pictures of your games. Mag-Lev railway track and perhaps a station (or why not a train!) to go with it. Mine works, where they delved too deep and now the sickness is spreading. Earth station, something like Goonhilly in Cornwall.

    #27760
    Earther
    Participant

    I’m back.

    • Large square or rectangular (or even round) reservoir with a mesh or lattice on the top surface for growing yummy yummy kelp or similar
    • Small add-on front modules to turn OKI MHUs into shops, bars or similar

     

    <slips back into ponder mode>

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 7 months ago by Earther.
    #27764
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    So I am thinking 25cm long track sections.
    With curved edge walls that allow a car to sit in between them, that is 15mm wide.
    I will want some sort of design in the track.
    In the image I have just placed a strip of plasticard, but what about some sort of circles or something to suggest repulsor lift?

    The car will be one model but they will go back to back like in the image.
    If it sells well enough then I can get a middle car done later on.

    I am thinking quite a sleek design with very few details.
    windows and so on but no greeblies.

    Thoughts?

    #27767
    Earther
    Participant

    I am thinking quite a sleek design with very few details. windows and so on but no greeblies.

     

    OKI sleek? Sounds perfect. Definitely go for the repulsor lift or maglev detailing.

    Just the thing for the Liao Valley Train Job! Or for Junker saboteurs! Squeee! 

     

    You’ll also need a station module or platform hub. Just sayin’. 

    #27794
    Mr. Average
    Participant

    Maglev-Monorail is a brilliant idea.  Other ideas:

    • Fuelling station or fuel pump
    • Storage tanks of many sizes
    • OKI or RDF Downships – Big, Boxy Planetary Landers
    • Automated defense installations
    • Missile silos (possibly leftovers from pre-colonial military bases, now abandoned)
    • Military checkpoint on a highway
    • Water refinery
    • Static generators (lightning-gatherers)
    • Big-fin wind generators (alternatives to the vertical-axis ones, for use in KR16’s windy lower latitudes)

     

    #27803
    Alvin Molethrottler
    Participant

    Looks good, AB, you can clearly tell its a mag-lev track. What about having the central rail splice through the circular (though I’d go with oval) repulsor points?

    As for the car, when complete, you could also drill a hole in the top of each carriage large enough to accommodate turrets from your RDF Pathfinder range and then sell that as an armoured mag-lev train.

    #27805
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    The car has been done by a 3D designer yesterday and he set it on its 9 hour print at midnight, so it should be printed by now.
    Once he has posted it and it is safely here I will show it off.
    It is very simple and sleek, not much fuss at all.

    It will be resin cast so should be about half the price it would be were it metal.
    I am waiting on some people about the track as I want the track detail, ovals, lines whatever to be done in laser cut MDF like the Hexway roads.
    Just waiting on them and we can start some mould making!

    #27806
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    s for the car, when complete, you could also drill a hole in the top of each carriage large enough to accommodate turrets from your RDF Pathfinder range and then sell that as an armoured mag-lev train

    Do like.

    #27813
    Gaz045
    Participant

    Like the Maglev idea….oooh a sci fi armoured train……..needs a big ICBM on a wagon too……….AND empty flat cars to be loaded with vehicles and cargo……….

    "Even dry tree bark is not bitter to the hungry squirrel"

    #27814
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    The printer man e-mailed, the print developed a flaw so we are starting the print again…

    Well if you lovely people buy enough of them when they first come out, I will make extra carriages.

    Ghosts of Mars time!

    #27819
    Mr. Average
    Participant

    An attack on a maglev line would be an excellent scenario for the Rainforest War – a load of silver on its way to Sulaco comes under attack by unpaid mercenaries, eager to make up their losses… Writes itself!

    #28068
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    The printed Maglev car has arrived, just waiting on the straight sections of track now…

    #28072
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Verry cool!
    I’ll be buying that!
    And I’ll back any fundraiser for armored/cargo cars if you should decide to go that way.
    Any idea how wide the tracks are going to be? They look like they would be perfect to go over the central canal on my binder-cityboards.

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #28073
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator
    #28074
    Rules Junkie Jim
    Participant

    Me too for the armoured version. A sci fi armoured train is the Best Idea Ever.

    #28246
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    So….
    The maglev thing.

    I am still waiting on the tracks to be done then I will be casting them up once the moulds are done.

    Now the guy that did the CAD work really liked the idea and has been working on some extra bits without me asking, he is very keen on the concept you see.

    Once I have sold some of the track sections and initial trains, I will be bringing out some other sections, the most important of course being the passenger car…

    #28248
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Dear Mike,

    Make sure you hit up the Ogre Minis crowd on the SjG Ogre board. Ogre has plenty of scenarios that need a six mm train.

    Now, if you could downscale that to 3mm I’ll buy a whole set up and worship at your feet.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #28358
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Oooh good call, is it ok for companies to promote their stuff there themselves?

    Meanwhile…

    ooooooh

    #28567
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    So some test casts:

    The car is ok, the track is too thick but that is just as these are test casts.
    The actual model of the track will not be so thick and uneven on the bottom.

    Will be ready in about 2 weeks, would be sooner but the day the moulds are ready to be used properly (ie they have finished curing) I am away on holibobs..

    😀

    #28572
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Back to back with a GW Rhino for scale

    #28581
    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Very nice, I think the Fringe could use a train 🙂

     

    Looking exellent Michael, waiting eagerly for this!

    #28599
    Alvin Molethrottler
    Participant

    Looks very good AB! Could a pair of buffers be made, as a very small block you insert into the track perhaps, so that said track could terminate on table?

    #29345
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Repulsorlift tech is now firmly established on Kometenmelodie with easyTrain moving in and offering a trial passenger service.

    It will run along the Liao River Valley and will connect Anvil gate in the west to Mariposa in the East.
    If this proves to be profitable, easyTrain will roll out freight services as well as more advanced passenger services in the near future.
    Cab

    Track

    Catch a ride HERE

    (1 bag per passenger)

    #32127
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Right, back to this…

    Hmmmmmm

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