Thursday, 17 April 2014

Pack-Away terrain

Here is a little project I whipped up as my travel kit for my upcoming move back to the UK.
I saw some infinity terrain built similarly, and liked the idea of terrain that stored other terrain inside itself. This kit packs everything pictured into an 11x3.5" space when put away.

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  1. Nice idea.

    You're moving back to the UK so soon?

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    1. 2 years is long enough for me, Tamsin! I grew up here in Sydney, but my life is really in Brighton now. Can't wait to get back.

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    1. Cheers Barks! I impressed myself with this one. Very easy to make, easy to paint and easy to store.

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  3. I just started playing Dredd, so I am saving this for personal use!

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    1. This style would work very well for MC1. Cork tile is your terrain best friend!

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  4. Are those premade boxes for the buildings?

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    1. No, all the structures are made of cork tile. Since these pics were taken, I've swapped out all the resin containers etc for more cork bits to keep weight down and pack more inside.

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  5. That is a wonderful idea, I'm really struggling for space right now.

    Have you thought about doing a step-by-step on these?

    I bet many would find it useful.

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    1. Thanks, glad you found it useful! I don't have the time to step by steps at the moment, but basically you cut all the pieces out of cork tile (most are squares or rectangles so it's very easy) and use superglue to assemble them. If you look closely at the photos you should be able to figure it out. The key is keeping everything to the same measurements so it all fits together.

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  6. Very neatly done SJ- a great space saving arrangement. So, you're coming back to Blighty, eh? Well, allow me to be the first to welcome you back, even if it isn't for a little while yet, and let's hope you get a decent internet connection!

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    1. Thanks GR! I'm very much looking forward to having internet again after several months without. Step one will be finding a flat though :)

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  7. Fantastic work! I should definitely take a leaf out of your book when bit comes to storing my terrain!

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    1. Thanks Chris! I don't know how I didn't think of this before. A lasercut MDF version would be really cool... Possibly a future project there.

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  8. Wow.. it all fits! I bet those stairs gobbled up a lot of the space and everything else was a tight squeeze though... Great idea at any rate; I've seen it done with paper terrain but this takes it to a new level. It's very high-quality work too, though that's not a surprise from you :)

    Have a safe and trouble-free move back to the UK :)

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    1. Each stair unit fits inside a building when laid sideways. There is room for 2 walkways/walls left over to boot. Having 6 boxes to hold everything is a fun challenge in itself! This move is a mammoth undertaking, but at least I've done it before ;)

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  9. Slick idea, Jacker. Enjoy the trip back the UK.

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    1. Thank you Jay, I'm very much looking forward to returning to my adopted home!

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  10. Cracking stuff! I've just nominated you for a Liebster award thingy: http://talesfromfarpoint.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/award-of-unexpectedness.html

    All the best!

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  11. Great job. I love "sensible" terrain - and you've made it look good as well!

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  12. I love this, how much does it all weigh in at?
    How will you carry miniatures back?

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  13. Amazing terrain, just discovered your blog after being lured away from 28mm to 15mm - so many mind blowing ideas !!

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  14. This is really wonderful work! Your minis/terrain are always inspiring and fun looking.
    By this time, your move is completed. I hope things are going well for you in the U.K.

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