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mattjgilbert
14-02-2007, 17:05
So I have a thread started in the epic forum but we might as well have it here instead. From that thread and some wandering around the web I have this list of sites/pics of epic scale terrain.

http://www.mustangsalling.dk/terrain.html
http://www.ordofanaticus.com/modules...ew_phot o.php
http://s48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/Legion4/
http://www.warfactory.co.uk/scenery/contents.php
http://www.tacticalwargames.net/cgi-...ST;f=28;t=7802
http://www.stephane.info/show.php?code=epic

I have also ordered some stuff from:
http://www.oldcrowmodels.co.uk/
http://www.angelbarracks.co.uk/

Basically 6mm or z scale stuff is the right scale.

So anyone got any other links to pictures or sites selling terrain useful for AI?

CENOBITE
14-02-2007, 20:18
Have you already received your order at Old Crow?
I would like to order some of their terrain, but would like to have hear some first hand opinions on it first.

mattjgilbert
14-02-2007, 20:33
Not yet. I've had an order confirmation email and it could take up to 3 weeks (!) for delivery. I'll give a report as soon as it arrives.

CENOBITE
14-02-2007, 20:43
3 weeks! Yikes!

So what did you order?
I'll place an order with some other stuff then so that we can cover a wider range of their goods. Might just be the guniea pig myself i guess :D

mattjgilbert
14-02-2007, 21:18
Well up to three weeks but I expect it'll arrive much sooner :)

Thank you for your order, which is now being processed. I aim to despatch all goods as quickly as possible, but please allow 21 days before you become concerned, especially for overseas orders.


I ordered one of each of:

Crow C6634 6mm Small Blockhouse
Crow C6635 6mm Large Blockhouse
Crow C6632 6mm Accomodation Block
Crow C6627 6mm VTOL Hangar
Crow C6622 6mm Garage
Crow C6628 6mm Silo
Crow C6630 6mm Round Pressure Vessel
Crow C6631 6mm Upright Pressure Vessel
Crow C6701 6mm Desert Block
Crow C6703 6mm Desert Roundhouse - Large
Crow C6704 6mm Desert Roundhouse - Medium
Crow C6707 6mm Desert House - Large
Crow C6708 6mm Desert House - Small
Crow C6204 6mm Small Double Barrel Gun Turret (Pack of 6)

Imber
14-02-2007, 21:21
I've had a look the Angel Barracks scenery, only getting a full size Auronautica board will cost at least 120! (which I'd rather spend doing it from scratch, and buying materials to paint my planes)

mattjgilbert
15-02-2007, 10:54
Well I ordered some trees and a load of sandbags from them to mix up with other terrain. That only cost 15 total. You don't want too much terrain anyway because it will prevent easy placement of models. You need enough to add some character and mark objectives etc.

CENOBITE
15-02-2007, 15:14
Just ordered

Crow C6622 6mm Garage
Crow C6629 6mm Power Plant
Crow C6623 6mm 4-way Corridor Junction
Crow C6625 6mm Corridors, Short (Pack of 6)
Crow C6621 6mm Aerofoil Tower
Crow C6605 6mm Containers - Box (Pack of 6)
Crow C6607 6mm Cylinder Stack (Pack of 6)

Should make a nice little airbase

mageboltrat
15-02-2007, 15:48
I've found this set really usefull for making epic scenery, and it's really cheap for the amount of stuff you can make out of one set. Chemical plant (http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/568_1_1860045.html) Technically it's 28mm but doesn't have anything that really scales it as such.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a116/mageboltrat/Epic%20Scenery/gas.jpg

This is it mixed with their platformer set.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a116/mageboltrat/Epic%20Scenery/unbased.jpg

mattjgilbert
15-02-2007, 16:45
Yeah I got some of that stuff :) I say going to use some of the pipes and smaller container sections for a refinery or something. Looks good :D

tanker
18-02-2007, 20:13
Has anyone see the Gale Force 9 Mechwarrior terrain? Looks like it would be great for AI. A bit large perhaps but not bad. It's pre-painted as well. I like the City Block set with the removable buildings. So you just pop them off when they get destroyed and you have ruins. I suppose you could use the included Mech as a titan.

http://www.gf9.com/store/index.php?cPath=56&osCsid=feca1af03423d842b151cba5d53cfed7

mattjgilbert
18-02-2007, 20:31
Looks ok - should be easy enough to , er, borrow some of those designs ;)

mageboltrat
18-02-2007, 22:25
Just finished the first stage of my AI board. It's a collections of Height 1 and 2 mesas which I can lay down to make canyons.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a116/mageboltrat/AI-board.jpg

Now I can do bombing missions between cliff faces. Next stage some level 3-5 rock stacks / columns.

CELS
19-02-2007, 00:44
Looks great. Are these pieces of polystyrene coated with some sort of protective material? If so, what did you coat them with?

mageboltrat
19-02-2007, 01:01
It's styrofoam which is a bit tougher than polystyrene. Cut to size with a hot wire cutter. It is then melted on the edges with a lighter to give a cool texture. Be careful, molten styrofoam give bad burns, also holding down the switch on a lighter for a 6x4 board can cause blistering... OUCH... OUCH... OUCH... They were then painted with black board paint. When that was dried I sprayed it with a textured spray (Plasti-kote, Stone touch). I then gave then a light spray of chaos black to darken it a bit.

CENOBITE
27-02-2007, 11:56
Ye Olde Crowe order arrived today (13 days from ordering).

The items where well packed and came with a little, hand-signed note which always is a nice touch I think
http://www.bjoern-schau.de/oldcrow/package.jpg

Item C6605 Containers - Box (Pack of 6)
http://www.bjoern-schau.de/oldcrow/containers.jpg

C6621 Aerofoil Tower - huge one that
http://www.bjoern-schau.de/oldcrow/tower.jpg

Items C6629 Power Plant, C6622 Garage, C6623 4-way Corridor Junction (left to right - top) - C6625 Corridors, Short (Pack of 6) (bottom)
http://www.bjoern-schau.de/oldcrow/group.jpg

The pieces itself are pretty heavy for their size, are nicely sculpted though they could use some more detail and are larger than expected.
I looking forward to seeing them painted - as soon as I have decided on a colour scheme that is

mattjgilbert
27-02-2007, 12:23
Mine still have not arrived.... :(

Look good though :)

mattjgilbert
08-03-2007, 09:17
OK here are my buildings from Old Crow:

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I'll probably use these as a mix of Tau and Imperial buildings

Spacker
08-03-2007, 12:16
matt, any chance of some measurements or comparison shots with AI aircraft? That's the one thing that put me off ordering from Old Crow - no dimensions or actual photos of the buildings.

mattjgilbert
08-03-2007, 12:55
Your wish is my command...

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19355

19356

19357

19358

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tanker
09-03-2007, 05:41
Yeah that stuff fits in pretty well.

Zingraff
10-03-2007, 21:13
Those trees from Angel Barracks look interesting. I remember the GW shops carrying trees very much like them, but I thought I would no longer be able to get trees like that.

I've requested an estimate of the shipping cost to Norway, I expect to able to put in an order by Tuesday.

mattjgilbert
10-03-2007, 22:18
The Angel Barracks stuff is pretty cool. I'm away all next week but I'll post some pictures on my return.

SquishySquig
11-03-2007, 05:10
That old crow stuff is rather nice. They should thank you as those comparison pics made up my mind to get some!

Thaiss
14-03-2007, 14:33
Looking forward to fighting against you with my Eldar mattjgilbert over the new terrain. Just more painting for you to do.

Zingraff
17-03-2007, 21:54
I got those trees today, and I'm very happy with them, they look exactly like they should. Angel Barracks is a business I would gladly recommend, the service is impeccable.