Best cost efficient method to get CBS solid floors?

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Re: Best cost efficient method to get CBS solid floors?

Post by GODofwar » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:50 pm

Vegomatic wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:06 pm
Perhaps someone could make a stamp with stone floor and wood floor texturing (to match the dwarven forge floors) then when a pack is purchased the trap door and stairwell holes could be filled with something like green stuff. Press the stamp on it with the matching pattern. Let it dry and paint it up.
As usual Vego has the great idea. I would go one step further:

1- Make the raw plug as Vego suggests.
2-Make a simple four-sided plastic card mold; the top would be just slightly smaller than the dimensions of the hole to be plugged; the bottom would be about 1mm smaller.
3-Put the raw plug into the mold.

This makes a plug whose top is the righ size but whose bottom is a tad smaller, making insertion easier. The Window shutters etc have a problem b/c they are the same size as the whole throughout their whole depth.

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Re: Best cost efficient method to get CBS solid floors?

Post by Thunder » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:27 pm

I also built some crude plugs by photocopying a floor, cut & glue to some foam core. It looks "ok" but I would prefer something that looks better.

I would also be very interested in some larger floors like a double length floor, it seems I run out of floor tiles a lot, especially for larger floor plans.

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Re: Best cost efficient method to get CBS solid floors?

Post by Runeweaver » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:29 pm

ebrandeis wrote:
oddbender wrote:
ebrandeis wrote:Hmmmm, I just realized that I could 3D print a plug with the 3D printer I got recently.

Just a matter of finding or making a reasonably good match for the floor pattern. And of course the painting afterwards.
ebrandeis, the one in my picture is 3d printed and painted. As I said before it was a crude attempt, perhaps I can make a better one. Too many projects and not enough time.
Oh, wow, that looks great! If you add some paint for the "nails" it would be a pretty close match. Do you have a source for the STL?
+1. Would love an STL file if u have one.

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Re: Best cost efficient method to get CBS solid floors?

Post by ebrandeis » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:43 pm

oddbender wrote:
ebrandeis wrote:Hmmmm, I just realized that I could 3D print a plug with the 3D printer I got recently.

Just a matter of finding or making a reasonably good match for the floor pattern. And of course the painting afterwards.
ebrandeis, the one in my picture is 3d printed and painted. As I said before it was a crude attempt, perhaps I can make a better one. Too many projects and not enough time.
Oh, wow, that looks great! If you add some paint for the "nails" it would be a pretty close match. Do you have a source for the STL?

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Re: Best cost efficient method to get CBS solid floors?

Post by oddbender » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:18 am

ebrandeis wrote:Hmmmm, I just realized that I could 3D print a plug with the 3D printer I got recently.

Just a matter of finding or making a reasonably good match for the floor pattern. And of course the painting afterwards.
ebrandeis, the one in my picture is 3d printed and painted. As I said before it was a crude attempt, perhaps I can make a better one. Too many projects and not enough time.

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Re: Best cost efficient method to get CBS solid floors?

Post by ebrandeis » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:27 am

Hmmmm, I just realized that I could 3D print a plug with the 3D printer I got recently.

Just a matter of finding or making a reasonably good match for the floor pattern. And of course the painting afterwards.

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Re: Best cost efficient method to get CBS solid floors?

Post by dice4hire » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:14 pm

I really need to find a cost efficient and good way to do this. I hope someone with more skill than I can develop and sell a method.
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Re: Best cost efficient method to get CBS solid floors?

Post by Vegomatic » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:06 pm

Perhaps someone could make a stamp with stone floor and wood floor texturing (to match the dwarven forge floors) then when a pack is purchased the trap door and stairwell holes could be filled with something like green stuff. Press the stamp on it with the matching pattern. Let it dry and paint it up.

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Re: Best cost efficient method to get CBS solid floors?

Post by jchunick » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:16 pm

oddbender wrote:I think it would be great if they do the solid floor packs. And I'm sure it'll make many people happy; I know I'll get some myself. But that's a maybe at some indefinite time in the future.

Not to beat a dead horse, but I think the plug idea is a good one. The weakness, of course, is that would also be at some indefinite time in the future waiting for DF to do it.

I inexpensively made a plug like the one pictured below. I'm sure I could make better ones, and I know many of you could make them even better still.

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I posted a thread awhile back with some plugs I was doing up. I have them, but I have yet to mold and cast them... I had decided I wanted to sculpt them over again - just need to find the time between working on KS5 stuff ;-)

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Re: Best cost efficient method to get CBS solid floors?

Post by oddbender » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:25 pm

I think it would be great if they do the solid floor packs. And I'm sure it'll make many people happy; I know I'll get some myself. But that's a maybe at some indefinite time in the future.

Not to beat a dead horse, but I think the plug idea is a good one. The weakness, of course, is that would also be at some indefinite time in the future waiting for DF to do it.

I inexpensively made a plug like the one pictured below. I'm sure I could make better ones, and I know many of you could make them even better still.

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