Walls

As I had a lot of shorter 3d printer filament pieces, too short for bigger projects, I printed these walls to finish them off with something useful. Walls like these can be used in between buildings or around parks and along streets. They are not only useful for my city of Hue project. So here they are:

The 3d stl files are from a WOW kickstarter campaign. I always based one wall and one pillar on one base to make them generic enough to be placed on my gaming boards in a multitude of ways.

Here are a few shots of a US Marine fireteam looking for the NVA/VC or is it the other way round?

Pottery for my Vietnam table

I wanted to add some things to give the buildings of my Vietnam war village and city a more lived in look. So I started with some pots were Rice or salted fish or firearms? can be stored in. I got some cheap wooden beads from e bay :

Wooden beads in different sizes

I glued them to MDF bases and painted them in different colors . They look like this now:

You can use them as focal point for gaming, too. Lets say a US squad has to search a village to find weapons etc . There is enough space beneath the base to mark them with the content of the pots.

Here they are on my gaming table:

I see purple smoke

Last year I build a burning smoke grenade in the classic way, by using an armature and self made colored upholstery foam. You can read about this here.

Now As I got a 3D printer last year and I acquired some STL files for smoke effects like missile exhaust , explosions etc from Deadly Print Studio I tried there smoke marker STL . I modified the file a bit to get different sizes of smoke . Then I printed them out based them in the usual way and added a little smoke grenade. Here are the results:

These are the two designs you get from Deadly Print.

Now I combined them in Tinker CAD to make these:

The miniature is an Empress Miniature added for size comparison .

Here are some more pictures:

What do you think which is better ?

Another building for my Hue city project

First of all I hope you had wonderful holidays during these rather stressing time. I managed to finish another building for my Hue project over the holidays. It is a 3D print from the WOW Vietnam kickstarter. There are another 3 different shops in the kickstarter I have already printed but not yet painted up.

The building is printed in 4 parts so that you can place figures inside each floor. The backyard wall and the pavement is scratch build to fit in with my other buildings.

The adverts are found on the internet and printed out on paper then glued on and matt varnished. Be careful here and use a rattle can or an airbrush as otherwise the color will bleed on the paper.

Here is another picture with an Empress NVA for size comparrison: