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#4817
Platform pics 9 Years, 9 Months ago  
Well, as promised, some pics of the Platformer product. It looks ok, I could probably come up with a more interesting arrangement, but I wanted to get something up for people who've been listening in on the discussion about it...

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#4818
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a few more...
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#4819
Platform pics 9 Years, 9 Months ago  
Sort of reminiscent of the scenery for Necromunda, don't you think?
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#4820
Platform pics 9 Years, 9 Months ago  
I Like these... You Obviously Painted them... And they look Good... And I Think the utility of using these to make detail elements like the Loading Crate/Storage Units or just a Simple Landing Platform can not be ignored, I Think that I could come up with some alternate Ideas too... Thanks for Posting...
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#4821
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Thanks, guys. Yeah, they're useful. Like I said in my review, I'm happy that I got what I did. I just don't see myself getting a ton more.

It IS a lot like the necromunda bulkheads, now that I think about it. A little more flexible, a little less easy to work with. Those are nice and big and square and they rather instantly make straight angles and good hallways. This stuff comes in smaller squares, so it takes more to make anything, and the seams, being unstable, tend to wobble, and as I've said, don't make straight lines very well. (you can see one of my walls is buckling out a little bit, as it's made from two smaller sections and the connector isn't very strong -- the wall won't collapse, but it won't stay straight, either)

One thing the pics don't reveal -- the cumulative effect of this is a general unevenness, such that one of my girder supports swings like a pendulum! I can simply remove it, it isn't needed, but that is the appeal of gluing -- if I glued everything in place, it would be sturdy and things would fit better. But loose, there's a flimsiness to it.

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#4822
Platform pics 9 Years, 9 Months ago  
I Could definately see making a Few Small Sturdy Platforms, Landings, little Containers and Ladders/Ramps, and Gluing them all to use as separate elements... I'm thinking those Girders might be Kewl to Bash up a bit to make debris for damaged or disused areas? (And I Love my Necromunda Bulkheads, though the Card Stock is in Dire Straits these days... I Have Fantasized about replaceing it all with some sort of thin Plastic siding, unfortunately my little backwards corner of the World has no Suppliers of Plastrux at all)...
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#4823
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Yeah, these things would make great rubble.

I think if you were really into modelling, these would be great. I say the same thing about HA, but of course these are far less cool than Castlemolds by HA.

Still, if you wanted to build your own stuff, this would be an invaluable resource. You could bang up the squares for ruins, you could take the girders and break 'em up for more. You could base larger tanks with this stuff crushed under the treads. You could probably use some elements on the bases of larger figs, like the dreadnoughts etc.

That's a really great idea. I didn't use everything in the pics I put up, I may take some of the leftover bits and mash 'em up for other projects. Thanks for the tip!

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#4824
Platform pics 9 Years, 9 Months ago  
and the seams, being unstable, tend to wobble, and as I've said, don't make straight lines very well. (you can see one of my walls is buckling out a little bit, as it's made from two smaller sections and the connector isn't very strong -- the wall won't collapse, but it won't stay straight, either)

One thing the pics don't reveal -- the cumulative effect of this is a general unevenness, such that one of my girder supports swings like a pendulum! I can simply remove it, it isn't needed, but that is the appeal of gluing -- if I glued everything in place, it would be sturdy and things would fit better. But loose, there's a flimsiness to it.

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Actually, looking at the pictures i can't tell, did you squisht them all the way together? I had the problem you talked about at first that nothing really was firm or stuck well, untill i took that bad english to heart and "pressed hardly", there was a whole "second" level that they could go down to as together, if you grabbed and pressed they went in and stayed frimly but if you but extra preasure on they snapped down firmly.

In the picture with The Aiming stormtrooper off to his right with that one edge you can see, it looks like there is a space between the little rectangle bits inside, if you squish really hard it goes away and they stay together really well with a lot less wiggle. I know the first time i did it they didn't go together completley and one i steped on snapped in further, and while not 100% frim had very little wiggle... But it is to hard to tell from the pictures, just trying to help ;)
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#4825
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Well, I'm not sure what you're referring to.

There are two kinds of "pushing together." First there's the permanent assembly of the elements -- that requires pushing hard and does "click" into place.

But there's also putting the basic squares together with the L- and T- beams, and those just slide into place. There's no real pushing, unless I'm mistaken.

The wobbliness comes from the L- and T-beams not being as snug as they could be, even when the basic elements have clicked together tightly.

Don't get me wrong, it's not like the whole thing is shaky. It's just that some angles aren't perfect, walls tend to fold inward a bit and so forth.

But maybe I could get some of the basic elements to click together more tightly. I'd written it off as a cheap product that doesn't work perfectly because I only paid $10 for it....

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#4826
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The wobbliness comes from the L- and T-beams not being as snug as they could be, even when the basic elements have clicked together tightly.


Huhm, this is where i don't get it, mine are VERY snug in the grooves along the edges where one fits into the other floor/wall element. Nice and tight, so tight infact there is a decent bit of resistance if it try sliding instead of snapping. the only ones that slide easy are ones where i can see space inside.

You know how there are the "pegs" that the half circles for the ramps attach to, between them is that little rectanalge line. if i can see anyspace between the two seperate halves and the 2 rectanalges don't touch, i get loose connections. that wiggle, and don't stay well. If the two halves are completly flush i don't get really any wiggle and the L and T are really well stuck in, so much that there is resitance to sliding them around in the groves, and snapping is a pain in the butt. it can be done, but it seems to open them up, i have had better luck sliding stuff in, but usally if i try to slide or move it there is a decent bit of resistance and a very strong connection.
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#4827
Platform pics 9 Years, 9 Months ago  
Nice work. Looks like a fun and intresting battle ground whit multi levels.
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#4828
Platform pics 9 Years, 9 Months ago  
That's it... I'm going today to see if my FLGS has the One Box on the Shelf I saw a Couple Weeks ago...<Smirk>... I Gotta' see what you guys are talking about for myself... Side Bar: What are the Dimensions for the Square Deck Plates?
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