Sunday, 22 December 2013

Terrain is everything - Hail the Omnissiah a new type of STC is found - Yet more Print and Play terrain.

Here's an early Christmas present, a new 'Print and Play' building template. I planned to release this on Christmas Day but who's going to be reading my blog on the 25th? You should be spending time with your loved ones, trying to work out at what point you can safely slope off to start snipping figures off sprue and gluing them together without getting shouted at by the better half. I'm not averse to adding a post outside of my usual schedule but providing this early seems to make more sense.


We have the 'final' part of the first 'print and play' building. I say final, I've suddenly realised I can make some more sizes. 2 window section widths would allow you to make a tower, add in a Modular Plug and cut and rebate the socket on the roof and you could add extra dimensions to these simple structures. Alternatively it could be slotted into a CD base. However, I'll start releasing my second building skins before I go back and create a new size.


This building is a 2 storey, wide structure. I can't go 3 storeys or it won't fit on A4, these are all designed to be printed on A4. Once again you can choose to keep the stained glass windows or cut them out. Equally you can go at it with a craft knife or a Dremel multi-tool and make a ruin. You can even print an extra set onto card and add some of the decorative details onto the paper so it has a little more depth, your choice.

Essentially all you really need to do is print these, stick them to foamboard and cut out. I might suggest using A4 sticky labels for the printing, then either bevel the edges to 45 degrees or remove an interior 5mm strip so the boards can slot into each corner - simple!

To access the full STC please point your Cogitators here, be fair warned it is 42MB in size [I make no apologies for this, I could probably render it as a .jpg but what the hey?!]:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B97Rk-BalgZbbXVGMDBoVnZCYnc

Alternatively if you want to reduce the footprint a bit and still retain some of the proportions you could employ the standard 2 storey template on one facing to make a rectangular building instead of a square one. It's your choice but here's another 'artists' rendering and a link to the page where it's at.