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144artist Populates the Damocles Sector or Creating a System Agnostic Science Fiction Miniatures Collection

144artist Populates the Damocles Sector or Creating a System Agnostic Science Fiction Miniatures Collection

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Getting in the Deadzone

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Ever since Necromunda came out, back in the day, I have loved the visual of a cluttered and stacked science fiction battlefield.  It reminds me of Mega-City One of Judge Dredd comics or L.A. in the film Bladerunner.  So when Mantic launched their Kickstart for Deadzone I knew I needed their terrain system to mix in with my ideas. My respectable collection was increased and diversified with their Deadzone 2nd edition campaign which I also backed despite doing little with the pieces from the first one.  I just knew I would use them eventually.  Here are a few of the thoughts I’ve had so far on.

One big box of terrain sprues isn't enough...One big box of terrain sprues isn't enough...
... when there are stairs, diagonals, and tubes to be added.... when there are stairs, diagonals, and tubes to be added.
One of my first test builds. I love the 3One of my first test builds. I love the 3" cube that is the foundation of Mantic's system.
I've heard it called the Lego of wargaming terrain as the pieces are largely interchangeable and don't really require glue.I've heard it called the Lego of wargaming terrain as the pieces are largely interchangeable and don't really require glue.
Great shapes and angles for cover or climbing. I love how they designed the stairs to hold figure bases.Great shapes and angles for cover or climbing. I love how they designed the stairs to hold figure bases.
A little of everything showing here from armored bulkheads to open catwalks.A little of everything showing here from armored bulkheads to open catwalks.
I think I'll end up gluing together individual buildings and stackable pieces for my collection as I don't want the hassle of building them new and then breaking them down each game.I think I'll end up gluing together individual buildings and stackable pieces for my collection as I don't want the hassle of building them new and then breaking them down each game.
Glued together would be more stable and durable for paint better as well.Glued together would be more stable and durable for paint better as well.
This stuff really works well for my concept of This stuff really works well for my concept of "Terrain Along a Continuity" where individual pieces can be early colonization structures but with more piled on top and around it becomes a more established settlement or city that grew from an earlier colony.
Such great textures and details it will be as much fun to build stuff as it is to play on.  Such great textures and details it will be as much fun to build stuff as it is to play on.
Necron099 built this one but is a great example of the look I want to create.Necron099 built this one but is a great example of the look I want to create.

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Wow that dead zone stuff is pretty amazing, can’t believe I missed it

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