Custom made wargame terrain using a laser cutter [part 1]
My pal Typhus got me into a tabletop wargame called Infinity set in a cyberpunk future. There is a good chance you are going to see other posts related to it from now on. Since this game relies on cover we looked into different options to create our own buildings and other sort of terrain to fill the board. Typhus designed these himself and used a laser cutter to make it a reality. This project is completely his own brainchild we only give him ideas while we brainstorm.
The red parts are where the laser cuts through completely and the green means engraving. Turns out operating a machine like this is very expensive. We asked around to find the best price and optimised the blueprint which meant less engraved details. I asked him to take photos of almost every step so I can make a gallery about it but for the first post I will show you the basic concept and some milestones of the assembly. I had the chance to put together an officially licenced Infinity terrain before, using the same technology and I have to say burnt HDF kind of smell like hotdogs. He almost finished with the first buildings (a strip bar, a police station and a guns and ammo shop) and already started to design some food vendors. There is a lot of leftover after you pop the pieces out so he used some to improvise a terminal from it. He is going to add some details later on like wires and parts from old computers I took apart and coat it with a base paint so he can start painting it.