Whoa, nice pics and great demonstration of your point. Your units look great.
Would you mind posting an Army List that tells what minis you're using for your units? My sons and I are looking at starting some "PaperHammer" Kill Teams and Combat Patrol type games and when I showed them your pics from your Full Scale One Monk Sci-Fi armies pics they were very impressed. So much so that I went online last night and bought all of the Hybrid sets.
I'm not using 40k rules in these pics, but they can definitely be used to fill out a 40k list.
As for how the stuff you're seeing here is organized ...
The basic TF trooper units that I've posted in this thread and others are composed like this:
7 TF troopers + TF trooper leader (dude leading the way) + 2 TF special weapons
Sometimes, those units are supplemented by models from the free auxiliary set (CO, 2iC, medics, engineers/sappers, melee specialists/ninjas).
The big Hybrid swarms are composed of 4 Stalkers & 12-20 ~1/2 size 2d Stalker mods by Chris Smith from Forum Hoard 8. I also used his 2d mods for the Slitherers, using Jim's 2.5d version for that unit's leader.
btw: The terrain is from WWG's Exteriorworks: Hinterlands set.
I was about to chuck out an empty cardboard box earlier when I noticed it was one of those glueless jobbies that holds together only with locking tabs, and that got me back to thinking about the folding terrain malarkey. Taking a little cue from the box, I redesigned my original hill pieces, which didn't hold together very well. Now they do. I may extend some of the slot tabs along a bit to improve the strength around the slots, but I think I'm onto something.
Here's a shot of a pageful of components, including a 2x2" riser, two slopes and a corner piece.
And here are the corner and one of the slopes opened up, to show how they come in net form. They're hollow-bottomed, so they don't take up much space, and also means you can easily get at the tabs to disassemble them.
Dead easy to cut out and assemble, and so far they appear to be pretty sturdy. For larger pieces, you could always increase the load-bearing ability simply by adding a cross-brace (two strips of card slotted together in a X-shape) and placing that under the block.
I'm going to look at making a few other shapes and see about texturing them. The system should work just as well for buildings too.
Thanks. These slopes are 45 degrees, so figs won't easily stay on them. But I intend to knock out some 30-ish degree ones as well, so they should hold them just fine.
As for stacking, they sort of do, but not overly well, since the pieces are obviously about the same size, so they'd need a bit of stretching to fit over another piece. Plus the tabs being inside makes it a little harder, too. It works to some extent, though - the slope pieces certainly fit inside each other reasonably well.
To be fair, though, each component can be disassembled and reassembled in a matter of seconds.
Nice work, Aestelon. Have been thinking of how to go about doing this myself and I think you have hit on it perfectly. I've built some of WWGs hills and that bottom makes them a HUGE pain. I'm thinking just having the support beam will make the bottom unnecessary.
Thanks. Having a bottom also uses up more ink and card that you don't need to. Even the crossbraces seem to be unnecessary at this size, as they can quite comfortably accommodate even metal figs without. They 'd be useful for larger units and for successive layers, though.
squirmydad: My heart just sank, thoughts and prayers indeed.
Jul 23, 2021 6:02:52 GMT -9
Vermin King: I saw on Facebook that glennwilliams coded on the table while he was having surgery and is now in ICU on a ventilator. Thoughts and prayers would be appreciated
Jul 23, 2021 5:02:11 GMT -9
squirmydad: The minis are...out there...
Jun 22, 2021 16:59:45 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Thanks to squirmydad for continuing to make the forgotten cool stuff easy to find.
Jun 22, 2021 6:36:07 GMT -9
Vermin King: Got to see Jeff Beck at one of those. Pretty cool. Only time I saw Adrian Belew was at a club gig in KC. Now, I am trying to get Mom up and running on Pandora for old country music. It's her first smart phone
Jun 13, 2021 15:10:20 GMT -9
Vermin King: I think I have it going now, Barbara Streisand hasn't come up on Willie Nelson in over 48 hours. Back when I was in Cleveland, a disc jockey was formerly with Peter Frampton's band. He set up club gigs for folks
Jun 13, 2021 15:07:48 GMT -9
senkosmos: I'm a fan of every artist you mentioned, particularly Jeff Beck (Beck, Boggart & Appice being among my top 3 heavy blues albums, I'ts certainly a pity that Pandora is given you such a hard time to listen to Belew
Jun 12, 2021 8:02:20 GMT -9
Vermin King: I then did another search and started a new Adrian Belew station. It did have 'Artist Only', but the Thumbs Playlist would only go to eight songs. If I added a song, it deleted another. I think I now have it fixed. Didn't have that problem with others
Jun 11, 2021 14:41:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Back to Pandora. I doubt that there are many Adrian Belew fans here, but on Pandora he is jinxed. I deleted the radio station since it did not offer 'Artist Only' mode, and the Adrian Belew Radio Thumbs Playlist never existed.
Jun 11, 2021 14:38:57 GMT -9
Vermin King: Rant over ... almost. I'm sure I will be back on this later
Jun 7, 2021 16:40:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: And Tom Petty is on every station, including Willie Nelson. I like Tom Petty's songs, but not to where I have collected his station, and he certainly doesn't fit on the Jeff Beck station.
Jun 7, 2021 16:39:44 GMT -9
Vermin King: And why does the David Bowie station play America and John Denver? Aargh
Jun 7, 2021 16:36:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: I totally do not understand Pandora any more. I changed phones and when I logged into Pandora, my stations were basically wiped clean. Adrian Belew used to have Adrian Belew, King Crimson, Zappa, etc. Now it has only played one true Adrian Belew song
Jun 7, 2021 16:35:46 GMT -9
squirmydad: Last year the schools did drive-thru graduations. No overtime, not authorized this year.
May 17, 2021 7:25:26 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Canada is up to 50% (eligible) vaccinated but we are still not reopening schools. My kid probably won't get a grad at all.
May 17, 2021 6:38:27 GMT -9
Vermin King: Oo, doggies! I hope you get overtime
May 17, 2021 4:22:28 GMT -9
squirmydad: I'm setting up staging and sound systems, running the grad, then striking and rolling to the next one. I'm pretty tired and still have one more week of these. An end of year concerts.
May 15, 2021 21:07:38 GMT -9
squirmydad: Returning to normal means that for me I'm working every graduation (x27) that the schools and programs are doing this spring, each graduation being on the schools site, sometimes 2 or 3 in the same day.
May 15, 2021 21:06:05 GMT -9
Vermin King: I guess returning to normal is causing things to be very quiet here lately
May 14, 2021 11:32:22 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): rag - the best thing to do is to pull the art out of the PDF and print straight from Silhouette Studio. That way you can ensure you have the registration marks you want, and the cutlines all line up. I have a video showing how to do this easily if needed.
Apr 30, 2021 5:14:39 GMT -9