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Ships are 3D so why not asteroids and debris.  This is my take on these obstacles.  I attempted to make the debris look kind of like the debris on the tokens.  I took some artistic license because I limited myself to destroying four ships for six tokens.  I decided to place the pic of the token on the bases so that in game play you could see where the path of the token was just like a regular token.  All asteroids and debris models are magnetized so the can be removed if a ship needs to play through the path.  Below is a the list of items used.  I do not take credit for the originality of these ideas.  Others have done similar projects.

 

Asteroids:

 

Great Stuff Insulating Foam

Airbrushed with acrylics

 

Debris:

 

Ships:  X-Wing, B-Wing, Tie Bomber, Tie Fighter

Piano wire

Black Acrylic Paint

Lighter

 

Bases and stands:

 

1/8 inch black acrylic (cut with a scroll saw and sanded with a dremel to match game tokens)

1/8 inch clear acrylic rod

1/8 x 1/8 cylinder magnet in base

1/8 x 1/16 cylinder magnet glued to acrylic rod

 

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Nice stuff here!

Do you seriously hinge all your ships? That is awesome!

I just picked up some scissor-able clear polycarbontate sheet and acryllic rods from Tap Plastics for terrain making goodness.

Really like the magnets; a good solution to keeping things traversable.

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While they look nice, the rules for landing on debris would need to change.

Why? The pictures clearly show that the debris models can be removed if you're going to move through or land on them.

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I've been doing this for years.

 

A good idea is to have a photocopied version of the corresponding template *under* the 3d one so that if someone lands on it you can lift the 3d model off and resolve the crash/clip correctly and then replace it once the ship has moved of.

 

Thats how we do it anyway.

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I like the magnetic base on the debris stands. It's an elegant solution to the problem of overlapping. Very impressive work. Debris like that would make me want to use them instead of asteroids for the aesthetics alone.

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What would you cast the debris with? 2 part resin if some kind?

I see lots of mold making material at hobby lobby , but not sure what to get for casting.

 

For these id just use  Blue/yellow Kneadatite or "green stuff" its a two part resin you mash together. There are other options you could use Miliput or even plaster of pairs but you'ed wanna reinforce that one with something to make it stronger. You could buy a two part casting resin Smooth On is the company that makes the good stuff but its more expensive and then things get more technical.

 

Don't be scared of it every miniature gamer should have this stuff.

 

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Mine are just paint lava rocks from the garden.glued to a nail and a washer.

Same idea as above, just move the rock and play the templates as normal.

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My son likes the lava rock look better, but I found I liked working with the foam.  It was very mutable.  I like the black bases.  

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Thanks for the nice words everyone.

 

I like the casting idea for sure.  It was kind of hard to kill those ships, but it was expedient.  I might try doing a cast next time, and see how it turns out.  

 

You have special terrain and that alone makes the cost worth the outcome.

 

Anybody can buy the stock stuff and plop it on the table and be nothing special at all... you went WAYyyy past that Star Brah.

 

You should appreciate what you have done.

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while it looks really really cool i would think that in actual game play having to remove the 3D versions would get tedious? Its the same reason i didnt go with the ring and ball magnets for my big ships as they tended to move and rotate about when picking them up by the ship to move them during game play...(posted in magnets thread).... unless one triple posted the ships or single posted them so they could fit under or above the 3D rocks...  otoh if one flys better than me overlapping wouldn't be a problem!!! lol 

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Ships are 3D so why not asteroids and debris.  This is my take on these obstacles.  I attempted to make the debris look kind of like the debris on the tokens.  I took some artistic license because I limited myself to destroying four ships for six tokens.  I decided to place the pic of the token on the bases so that in game play you could see where the path of the token was just like a regular token.  All asteroids and debris models are magnetized so the can be removed if a ship needs to play through the path.  Below is a the list of items used.  I do not take credit for the originality of these ideas.  Others have done similar projects.

 

 

Asteroids:

 

 

Great Stuff Insulating Foam

 

Airbrushed with acrylics

 

 

Debris:

 

 

Ships:  X-Wing, B-Wing, Tie Bomber, Tie Fighter

 

Piano wire

 

Black Acrylic Paint

 

Lighter

 

 

Bases and stands:

 

 

1/8 inch black acrylic (cut with a scroll saw and sanded with a dremel to match game tokens)

 

1/8 inch clear acrylic rod

 

1/8 x 1/8 cylinder magnet in base

 

1/8 x 1/16 cylinder magnet glued to acrylic rod

 

 

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12744496_10208495328439025_7680539419710

12745577_10208495328519027_9003363989011

12717730_10208495329399049_1361852924200

12705267_10208495329439050_5776573779508

12742453_10208495331959113_6210700361983

10268660_10208495332639130_3405903976676

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HUGE FAN of you ship-debris fields!! I love those and especially how they resemble the debris-picture!

If I have to be honest and give you a little critique..your asteroids on the pictures presented, appear a little weaker in execution, and do not to the same extent mirror the debris-picture they are suppose to represent, but are still nice.

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Ships are 3D so why not asteroids and debris.  This is my take on these obstacles.  I attempted to make the debris look kind of like the debris on the tokens.  I took some artistic license because I limited myself to destroying four ships for six tokens.  I decided to place the pic of the token on the bases so that in game play you could see where the path of the token was just like a regular token.  All asteroids and debris models are magnetized so the can be removed if a ship needs to play through the path.  Below is a the list of items used.  I do not take credit for the originality of these ideas.  Others have done similar projects.

 

 

Asteroids:

 

 

Great Stuff Insulating Foam

 

Airbrushed with acrylics

 

 

Debris:

 

 

Ships:  X-Wing, B-Wing, Tie Bomber, Tie Fighter

 

Piano wire

 

Black Acrylic Paint

 

Lighter

 

 

Bases and stands:

 

 

1/8 inch black acrylic (cut with a scroll saw and sanded with a dremel to match game tokens)

 

1/8 inch clear acrylic rod

 

1/8 x 1/8 cylinder magnet in base

 

1/8 x 1/16 cylinder magnet glued to acrylic rod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUGE FAN of you ship-debris fields!! I love those and especially how they resemble the debris-picture!

If I have to be honest and give you a little critique..your asteroids on the pictures presented, appear a little weaker in execution, and do not to the same extent mirror the debris-picture they are suppose to represent, but are still nice.

 

I agree with you on the asteroid critique.  Although, some look better live than in the pictures.  I didn't try as hard to give the asteroids the same exact look.  Live they do fit the tokens relatively well, but they don't have that broken apart feel that pics have.  Something to shoot for.  Thanks. 

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I've got the Battlefield in a box asteroids, and they look absolutely fantastic on the tabletop, but can be a hassle to manage in game. We've been using the tokens more recently in game, especially to prepare for tournaments etc.

That said, anything which makes the game more immersive and atmospheric is awesome as far as I'm concerned!

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