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Gen_eV
04-03-2007, 20:50
I was just rummaging about on the Modelling forum, and came across a thread on Cardstock buildings. One of the links led me to this (http://worldworksgames.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=52), which looks like an interesting (and relatively inexpensive) method of constructing Necromunda terrain.

http://worldworksgames.com/store/products/pcon/pconb1.jpg

It looks like a major improvement on my local club's current setup, using 40K cityfight ruins, as it actually adds in the multi-dimensional nature of Necromunda, what with all the walkways and suchlike. Not to mention cutting down somewhat on the extremely high levels of LOS-blocking cover in evidence. Don't know if there's any spare storage space at [elg] for this type of stuff, though.

Any thoughts, people?

Hulkster
04-03-2007, 21:53
great, but I am rubbish at making card buildings

plus I would have to print this on paper and then stick it on card

it will end up looking rubbish if I do it

shame they dont sell it ready made as well

Catferret
05-03-2007, 00:34
That stuff does look great. If I had space at home, i'd make a ton of it from cereal box card and plastic Necro Bulkheads, plus a few CoD bits.

don_mondo
05-03-2007, 11:17
Not bad. Fortunately, I acquired a large supply of plastc card years back that I'm still using to make terrain with. I just keep a set of necromunda cardstock terrain unassembled, and whenever I need a new building or 3 or 5, I just pull out some plasticard, trace the building I want, cut it out and add bulkheads (got a box full of them also). Also allows me to try out my own designs, but I'll admit I'm not very inventive.

Darkhorse
05-03-2007, 12:16
From experience card doesn't last that well, especially if you're using it for the vertical structure.
The patterns look good, but I'm after something more duarable so I'm working with Plastruct I-beams and web trusses, A straight mounting board for building floors which is compatible with the bulkheads and few other bits and pieces for effect.

Catferret
05-03-2007, 12:51
I used to layer up the cereal box card laying each piece in a different grain to prevent warping. It was durable and cheap. It was real easy to work with as well.

ash_wednesday
05-03-2007, 16:32
Buy the Cityfight Codex. It has a great section on buiding urban terrain. Also check out Cities of Death. Also...
http://www.terragenesis.co.uk/

http://www.miniaturewargaming.com/

http://www.terrainosaur.com/

These sites have great articles for city terrian and Necrumnda

Lorven
28-03-2007, 16:26
One good thing about the terrain from WorldWorksGames like this is that you print it straight onto cardstock from your printer, so you don't have to worry about pasting paper onto cardboard and having it warp. Plus everything is at least double-thickness (because you fold the printed cardstock over onto itself so the image is double-sided), so it's pretty sturdy. I've got some of their terrain and I highly recommend it. I'm definitely going to buy this set to use for my Necromunda/Shadowrun games.

Darkseer
29-03-2007, 06:36
My printer would never be able to pump it out at a high enough quality...not without horrific ink losses. Might as well buy the COD stuff instead.

starlight
29-03-2007, 06:54
For those of you interested in printing stuff off, this page from Hirst Arts has several PDFs:

http://www.hirstarts.com/plans/plans.html

Scroll down past the Plans.

thearbite
30-03-2007, 23:10
CoD terrain suxors for necromunda - the card stuff looks good. What I've found with necromunda is it's not all ruins, multi layered industrial structures with identifiable points of entry and climbing ladders work superbly.

At the end of the day it's not area terrain for necromunda, so scenery can be a lot more intricate and numerous than the CoD terrain allows, which is firing platforms for whole squads.

Darkseer
31-03-2007, 08:26
Card + spray paint = win

Easy E
31-03-2007, 09:26
If you are really concerned about wear and tear you can either give it a coat of watered down PVA or clear floor wax. That does the trick nicely.

Wayne Rogers
06-04-2007, 05:55
I just bought that set. It looks great.

For regular terrain, I also have plastic railroad bridges without sides. They make perfect metal bridge spans, and the 25mm base fits on it perfectly.

Eazy-O
07-04-2007, 13:17
If you are really concerned about wear and tear you can either give it a coat of watered down PVA or clear floor wax. That does the trick nicely.

It also ought to warp them nicely. :)