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Wider Wargaming => Genre/Period Discussion => Dungeons => Topic started by: G-wiz on 19 November 2014, 01:34:33 PM

Title: 15mm Dungeons
Post by: G-wiz on 19 November 2014, 01:34:33 PM
Here's a project I've been working on over the last few months. I've recently got into collecting/gaming with 15mm and 10mm fantasy figures instead of the more common 28mm. I know there are the hirsts molds and other companys making the dungeons for these size of figures but there is a lack of any for the scale of mini's I use. One exception that I know of is the Pendraken 10mm dungeons, (which are awesome).

So, on that note I decided to create my own, casting them a hard plaster.

They are all used with just three different tiles:

(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt7/wytchwyrd/P1030523.jpg) (http://s592.photobucket.com/user/wytchwyrd/media/P1030523.jpg.html)

After casting a load and painting them up, here's what I came up with:

(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt7/wytchwyrd/P1030518.jpg) (http://s592.photobucket.com/user/wytchwyrd/media/P1030518.jpg.html)

(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt7/wytchwyrd/P1030519.jpg) (http://s592.photobucket.com/user/wytchwyrd/media/P1030519.jpg.html)

(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt7/wytchwyrd/P1030522.jpg) (http://s592.photobucket.com/user/wytchwyrd/media/P1030522.jpg.html)

(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt7/wytchwyrd/P1030514.jpg) (http://s592.photobucket.com/user/wytchwyrd/media/P1030514.jpg.html)

(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt7/wytchwyrd/P1030515.jpg) (http://s592.photobucket.com/user/wytchwyrd/media/P1030515.jpg.html)

(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt7/wytchwyrd/P1030516.jpg) (http://s592.photobucket.com/user/wytchwyrd/media/P1030516.jpg.html)

(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt7/wytchwyrd/P1030517.jpg) (http://s592.photobucket.com/user/wytchwyrd/media/P1030517.jpg.html)

Using just the three tiles I can create loads of different configurations. I've kept all the pieces as individual tiles but it is possible to create corridor/room sections by glueing them onto a piece of card/foamboard, etc.
I've created doors too to stand up but I may go back and redo them as they were originally created for a fully walled dungeon which I started but put on the back burner. Here's a few pics of it:

(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt7/wytchwyrd/P1030525.jpg) (http://s592.photobucket.com/user/wytchwyrd/media/P1030525.jpg.html)

(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt7/wytchwyrd/P1030526.jpg) (http://s592.photobucket.com/user/wytchwyrd/media/P1030526.jpg.html)

(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt7/wytchwyrd/P1030528.jpg) (http://s592.photobucket.com/user/wytchwyrd/media/P1030528.jpg.html)

I wasn't quite happy with these so opted for the more user friendly 2.5D pieces. One of the problems is the figures are so small it's quite fiddly moving them into and around the dungeon. Also, because of the way I designed each piece, it didn't quite look right.

I'm planning on expanding the dungeon and creating specific quest room tiles, and anything else I can think of. I may also go into selling these as packs of starter dungeons but that's something to think about.
Any critisism is welcome, enjoy.
Title: Re: 15mm Dungeons
Post by: Maenoferren on 19 November 2014, 02:16:17 PM
I am a Hirst arts user :) :D but am wanting to do some of my own stuff
I do like the smaller wall one for the size of figure. For my Hirst dungens etc I went  for 3 blocks high which worked for 28mm figures.

If I could make a suggestion it would be to do a 4 square and 2 square clear block this allows you to do larger rooms with less casting of the individual tiles. out of interest what did you use as a mould?
Title: Re: 15mm Dungeons
Post by: G-wiz on 19 November 2014, 02:46:03 PM
I made the moulds myself with rtv silicone. I bought a mould from ebay that had blank squares and blocks and crafted them into the dungeon pieces. None of the tile are stuck down or attached to each other. I can make whatever configuration room/corridor/junction I need. I'm hoping to make and advanced heroquest tile set to go with the figures I've got, should be pretty cool.
Title: Re: 15mm Dungeons
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 19 November 2014, 02:50:09 PM
Impressive
Title: Re: 15mm Dungeons
Post by: Techno on 19 November 2014, 06:43:51 PM
Good job.....and welcome to the forum, 'G'.
Cheers - Phil
Title: Re: 15mm Dungeons
Post by: paulr on 19 November 2014, 06:57:27 PM
Welcome, an interesting set up.  :)

A couple of thoughts, from someone who doesn't play in dungeons :
- Adding extra versions of each of the three basic tile shapes would add some extra visual variety, e.g. have three different floor tiles with different patterns of cracks
- Do you need some way of keeping the tiles in place?  Perhaps a frame that they fit in? Or perhaps a board with holes in that a smaller square on the bottom of the tile fits into...

Title: Re: 15mm Dungeons
Post by: G-wiz on 19 November 2014, 07:11:53 PM
There are a few varieties of tiles but the three I put up were just an example of the three basic designs. I think there are four or five of each tile that are individual. I'll be making rooms/corridors/junctions etc and mounting them on card in the future.
Title: Re: 15mm Dungeons
Post by: WeeWars on 20 November 2014, 01:07:37 AM
Great work!

I used magnets and steel sheet to keep 'rooms' together.

You'll soon be adding stairs and trapdoors and collapsed walls and ...  :D
Title: Re: 15mm Dungeons
Post by: paulr on 20 November 2014, 03:51:36 AM
Quote from: WeeWars on 20 November 2014, 01:07:37 AM
I used magnets and steel sheet to keep 'rooms' together.

I should have thought of that, much better than my suggestion ;) Magnetic paper or similar on the underside of the tiles and lay out on a steel sheet
Title: Re: 15mm Dungeons
Post by: jchaos79 on 20 November 2014, 07:34:04 AM
That looks really good
Title: Re: 15mm Dungeons
Post by: WeeWars on 20 November 2014, 11:27:15 AM
Quote from: paulr on 20 November 2014, 03:51:36 AM
Magnetic paper or similar on the underside of the tiles and lay out on a steel sheet

I was lucky enough to to acquire a box of painted black steel photographic sheets. Just the right size to make up rooms in advance of play.
Title: Re: 15mm Dungeons
Post by: G-wiz on 23 November 2014, 04:36:29 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys, it all helps for future development. I'm busy working on making the doors which i'll put up for you to see when there done. I've also made my first "Quest" room. Basically a 3x3 tile set with a specific desing carved in, something a little out of the norm. Just got to paint it up and i'll post that too.
I looked at the magnetic sheets. There a great idea and i'll be looking into it further, a bit pricey though.
Title: Re: 15mm Dungeons
Post by: WeeWars on 23 November 2014, 05:00:13 PM
Gary,

You can buy 5m of 12mm self-adhesive magnetic strip for £4.28 (inc p+p) on eBay. Cut into 12mm squares, should do for many a dungeon. For larger rooms, all you need is a square on each corner.

Cheers, Michael
Title: Re: 15mm Dungeons
Post by: sixsideddice on 25 November 2014, 02:33:36 AM
Hmm, those are rather nice :)))
Title: Re: 15mm Dungeons (update)
Post by: G-wiz on 10 January 2015, 10:27:04 AM
Well, finally produced another tile set for the dungeon. I've thought about using a 3 x 3 square set for with various designs to be used as quest or feature rooms. Nothing special to start with, just a standard pentagram until I can think of more designs. I've included an eldritch statue and a 10mm wizard in the picture.

(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt7/wytchwyrd/P1030759.jpg) (http://s592.photobucket.com/user/wytchwyrd/media/P1030759.jpg.html)

(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt7/wytchwyrd/P1030760.jpg) (http://s592.photobucket.com/user/wytchwyrd/media/P1030760.jpg.html)

(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt7/wytchwyrd/P1030761.jpg) (http://s592.photobucket.com/user/wytchwyrd/media/P1030761.jpg.html)

(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt7/wytchwyrd/P1030762.jpg) (http://s592.photobucket.com/user/wytchwyrd/media/P1030762.jpg.html)

sorry for the blurry pic, didn't notice them until I'd put everything away. Think it turned out pretty good. The shape is carved into the tiles and then each tile is indivdually cast, joined together then painted. This gives me option to create puzzle tiles if I ever use them. I painted the pentagram with white and a little flourescent pigment followed with green ink and pigment so that it glows in the dark. With it being a magical symbol I thought it was a pretty cool idea.
Title: Re: 15mm Dungeons
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 10 January 2015, 10:45:37 AM
It would describe that as a very cool idea!
Really like that. 8)
Title: Re: 15mm Dungeons
Post by: Techno on 10 January 2015, 01:48:30 PM
I think that looks really good.  8)
Cheers - Phil
Title: Re: 15mm Dungeons
Post by: howayman on 10 January 2015, 09:38:39 PM
Have to agree VERY cool, would look great as a finish for undead/ghouls. Keep it up.
Title: Re: 15mm Dungeons
Post by: Leon on 10 January 2015, 10:25:38 PM
 8)