Miniature Gaming Terrain

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#1

I have not posted much in the past few weeks because I’ve been VERY busy with lots of life stuff.

Some of that stuff was making things with the laser-cutter at the library for my son’s birthday. He plays warhammer, and keeps asking me for some more “terrain pieces”. I had already cut a few towers and bridges for him, but I ramped it up a bit in the past few weeks, so he could build something bigger.

Here are some (blurry) pictures.

Here’s the whole thing:

These are some landing pads:

Some power couplers/shield generators in the foreground. Satellite dish in the background

Here is the portal:

I made some larger “bridge” pieces that I plan to expand on to make proper bridges.

Power Generators:

Storage Hangars and Smoke Stacks.

Houses and bridges:

He was pretty happy when he got them. That being said, as soon as he got them, he started asking, “Can you also make me a --something or other– and also a --something else–…, oh and don’t forget I also need a --thingamabob–”.

So I probably have more miniature terrain designs in my near future. After all, Christmas is just around the corner.


#2

That looks amazing! How long did it take to design all of it? Everything there looks so cool… Thank you for sharing. :relaxed:


#3

Sigh! Something to aspire to…again! (Great job as always!) ROFL! :smile:


#4

Does your creativity have no bounds? WOW! :+1:


#5

Sounds like you have a new business venture. Great project and great design.


#6

Awesome work!


#7

The design of each piece took a while. For example, the portal took about 1 hour of sketching, 2-3 hours of design on Fusion 360, and about 45 minutes to cut on the laser. It also took me about an hour to create an “alien” looking font so that I could use it in a bunch of projects. The portal is the first project that uses that font.

I’ve been working on some of the pieces for quite a while now. I’ve been designing them, but not actually making them (since it’s hard for me to get some time on the laser at the library). His upcoming birthday was a motivating factor to actually get some pieces done and cut.


#8

OMG Stargate!

You are awesome! Every project i have seen you post turns out to be something I want to do too. :slight_smile:


#9

Wow! Been a long time since I played 40k but making terrain was always something I enjoyed quite a lot. Nice work.


#10

seriously super cool. and i’m impressed you dont even have your own laser cutter yet. Im in awe.


#11

Totally Amazing!!! My boy would be in heaven with even half of what you have created. They are so cool I would be right there playing next to him :wink: Seriously Amazing Work!


#12

That is some amazing work!


#13

I’d say you are one heck of a dad!


#14

Amazing detail!

Reminds me of Dan’s wife asking him “you notice the kids are asking us to make them something instead of buying them something?”


#15

This will be remembered as the post that launched a thousand Glowforges. Amazing skills and great pics.

I have this feeling that you would be able to make a nice living doing YouTube videos of design and printing for the Glowforge by just demoing these builds.


#16

Holy smokes that’s cool! I love the stargate!


#17

I think you just might get the “Best Dad Ever” award this year!


#18

These look fantastic. Makes me want to start playing Warhammer just so i would have a reason to make some.


#19

Omg x infinity


#20

This is killer man. Well done!