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måndag 4 augusti 2014

Stonehaven Miniatures pop-up terrain

As you may remember, I took part in a kick-starter from Stonehaven Miniatures for a range of pop-up paper terrain. Last week they sent out test-versions of the various designs for us to play with and comment on. The hexes in the final versions will be a foot across, but the ones below are printed at A4 size so just about half that. I have printed and built the first two models, the gazebo and the fort.

Here is what they look like:

 Both hexes, folded in half

Both hexes, held together

 As above, but turned to the side
 Both hexes folded out
 From the side
 Close-up of the gazebo with roof closed

 Gazebo with roof open
Close-up of the fort
 The gazebo, being folded
The fort, being folded

The question follows, of course:if they are paper, will they support miniatures? Yes the will! These test examples are printed in my laser printer onto 170 gsm paper intended for photo albums. As I have no suitable metal figures available, I've used the card deck from Dux Britanniarum The Raiders to demonstrate. This is a standard card deck. Remember, the final product will be bigger and on stronger paper.
 Placed across, the roof does not even bulge
Placed the weak way, the roof bulges but holds

In summary, I am really excited about this. It has been a blast building these and I really look forward to the final, full colour version promised for November. It really will be a battlefield in a box!

7 kommentarer:

  1. That's sensational! They look wonderful and just pack away at the end of the game - brilliant!

    1. It is indeed. I just printed up the graveyard, ruins, woods and viking village, these will appear here as I get them finished. The final product is intended for 28mm, but if printed in A4 format they will be perfect for 15mm and you will be able to fit a whole battlefield in a laptop case.

  2. Sounds good, will watch out for your full size in November


  3. A very clever idea. Compares favourably with some of the paper terrain I have which requires extensive work with a craft knife, glue, and much patience.

    1. Well, you need craft knife, glue and patience here too, but you get a very nice result indeed. And it folds up!

  4. Really nice. I look forward to seeing them in the flesh... er... paper

  5. Verkligen smart idé och ser riktigt bra ut. Ska nog börja arbeta på något likande själv men ska då göra allt det grafiska själv. Arbetar du med att göra egna hus som går att vika enligt bilderna du publicerat.Ha en fortsatt bra helg! :)