Saturday, October 2, 2010

15mm Corner Ruin Terrain

This is something I've been working on lately. It's a 15mm terrain piece that's supposed to be a ruined corner of a building. I've modeled it up to fit on a 2"x2.25" base which also happens to be the size of a Flames of War objective marker. My thought is this could be the starting point for a modeler to make a nice objective marker while also being able to be used as a terrain piece. This is a proof of concept. I'm hoping to make up a few different variations of this with the ability to assemble multiple versions on larger bases to make full ruined buildings or possibly even city blocks.

The entire piece is made with my laser using 1/8" thick 3-ply Baltic birch plywood. The brick texture is engraved deep enough to show up using dry-brushing painting techniques. I've also engraved floor boards on both the base and the second story remains. I'm currently painting up a sample which I hope to be able to show here soon. For those wishing to use 'official' flames of war bases, the index tabs on the walls can be cut off with a saw or rotary tool or with a little persistence even a hobby knife.


Steven said...

Man, this could be a really strong concept. I'd love to be able to have a whole mess of modular cut wall sections if it were cost effective.

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Hopefully I will be able to make them at a price that is a good value. said...

Hey AJ

These are way cool - id love to see you use this concept to come up with a bunch of much larger multi-storied buildings that would be great to use for Ruined cities like Stalingrad etc. It's one of the things we haven't looked at doing at BF yet and i think you might find a few people interested in them (myself included). You probably wouldn't need the base either as most people would probably use their own. (this would cut down the cost for you and the buyer.)

jmilesr said...

Very nice work - I'm impressed with all the small parts in addition to the main sections.

What software do you use for the CAD?


AJ (Allan) Wright said...

I use Autocad, Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator depending on the task. This was done in Corel Draw.

The small rubble parts were an idea that may not work well. They're correct in dimension except for thickness. The thickness is out of scale a bit. If I include such pieces I'll have to cut them from some 1/16" thick material. The 1/8" thick plywood is correct for the wall thickness, but represents more than just a single course of brick.

jmilesr said...


You might consider using either HO or O scale railroad ballast - it comes in a red color to match brickwork.

While not "square" it does the trick at a 15mm scale

Jack said...

Oh man that looks sweet, if you made 15 mm Ancient buildings you would have a very interested customer in Canada.

Antonio Marcelo said...


I´d like to make two questions :

a) What is your printer model ?

b) The brick´s engrave wree made by the printer ?

Awesome work !

Cheers !

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

The corner was made with an Epilog Legend TT laser engraver, not a printer.

Try here for more information:

crxcowboy said...

Sorry to necro this thread, but I just saw this laser engraved terrain. Did you ever make this for sale? Have you done any in 28mm?