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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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Building a Habitat Unit

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As if I didn’t have enough kits to build and as fun as they are I love building from scratch with whatever bits and pieces I have in my collection.  One thing I have is a box full of doors, windows, hatches, and grates from Trash Bash Bits, a Kickstart campaign from way back.  I think they will add a sense of unity to whatever I use them on.  The first project I have in mind is a prototype of what I am calling Habitat Units as I see them as being assembled from the packing crates of the original colonists and then covered with all manner of equipment and doodads as needs require. I want to be able to stack them or things on them for more complex, more vertical battlefields so they need to be stable but lightweight. Since Necromunda set the precedent of 3″ squares and both my other sets followed suit I would start there.  Foam core is one of my long time favorite materials and I have a bit on hand so that is what I plan to start with.

Some brainstorming.  I decided I didn't like the border around top. Some brainstorming. I decided I didn't like the border around top.
Here is my box of portals. I get a little excited with the potential they represent.Here is my box of portals. I get a little excited with the potential they represent.
I'm using thin strips of plastic every three inches with slightly thicker pieces around the base. I'm using thin strips of plastic every three inches with slightly thicker pieces around the base.
Foam core has styrofoam between two sheets of card which is delicate and susceptible to damage form spray primer so I sealed it with thin plastic strips.Foam core has styrofoam between two sheets of card which is delicate and susceptible to damage form spray primer so I sealed it with thin plastic strips.
Still not sure how to deal with the interior but I made the roof removable because I will solve this conundrum.Still not sure how to deal with the interior but I made the roof removable because I will solve this conundrum.
I like to test sketch window and door locations.I like to test sketch window and door locations.

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