Thursday, 4 May 2017

New terrain tiles; Numbers 6, 7 and 8 completed!

We can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

With these three tiles done, there is only one left to finish up the originally intended nine, making a 75cm x 75cm set of city tiles.

Tile 6, designed to be a housing sector. My original plan was for this to be a disorganized slum, something like the above photo. Since all buildings are removable like the other tiles, it could be made into a another type entirely if I so choose.

The blank tile. The roadway can't be moved, but it still allows for a variety of choices when setting up. 

Tile 7, the bussiness/high-end district. The highrise on the right is still missing it's roof-top sign and the one above the door is blank, as I haven't yet decided on the name for the banking corporation.

 Just like the others, the tile can be reconfigured with other buildings to make it more versatile.

Tile 8, a shuttleport. Basicly a small landing pad and a combined Aerospace traffic controller/customs building, containing all the necessities of both terrestrial and orbital flight, including decontamination and planetary customs enforcement. 

The tile can of course be cleared like the rest.

The landing pad. Made from plasteel and ferrocrete (cardboard and plasticard), the design is a standard across much of human space due to it's ease of construction and maintenance.

The ATC/Shuttleport building. Making sure that passengers are both comfortable and safe from all the dangers of alien contagion while making sure no restricted items or substances enter the city. This is just a small local facility, usually used by bussinessmen and officials to get into the city, while a bigger main spaceport able to accept dropships and orbital shuttles is usually found outside the city limits.

I don't have a good sized shuttle to go with the pad, but I'm thinking about rectifying that as well.
Construction of tile 9 has started, with a building compound almost completed, even though I have yet to start painting. Hopefully I'll have the whole thing ready in a week or so, and then it's high time to start fighting through it!

Til next time!


  1. Loads of smashing ideas Alexander, really nicely designed, love em :-)

    1. Cheers Yoshimi, the whole set will hopefully be a sight :)

  2. very fine work Alexander!

  3. I can't wait to see the entire thing all set up.

    1. Your wish is about to come true very soon.. ;)