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28mm Kitset Shipping Containers

by tabletop-terrain Feb 18, 2018
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where can I find the other props in your picture. I am just starting to get things together for gaslands and looking for these very things. I found the arcade machines!

Hi, was there any particular prop you were after? The barriers are made from a mix of my unpublished designs (the lockers and IBM tape drive), and the control consoles are printed from the following Thing: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2441276

The other containers come from this cheap set of 'Data Targets': http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/211283/Data-Targets-3D-Printable-SciFi-Objectives

Hope that helps!

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Could you provide a little more detail on the corrugated plastic that you are using? Maybe a photo? I'm not sure I am familiar with the product.

Sure! I'm using Plastruct 'patterned sheet': https://plastruct.com/product-category/plain-and-patterned-sheet/patterned-sheet/

I prefer this particular sheet: https://plastruct.com/shop/plain-and-patterned-sheet/91519-ps-24/ However pretty much any of their corrugated plastic sheet works, but aim for something around the 1:48th (roughly 28mm) scale.

Also, there's a couple of photos in the Thing that show partially assembled containers and cut corrugated sheet. You'll notice I've used different style sheet in the two photos. You can also see a mix of styles in the painted container photo. This is because it can be hard to find exactly the sheet I want locally, so I just go for anything that will look good.

I'm using plastic sheeting because it's a lot more rigid that say a model railway cardboard equivalent. You need the walls to be rigid since they're the only real body of the container.

Hope that helps!