We are a small team of 3D designers and gamers that have been involved in miniature gaming for 20-30 years. We love nothing more than collecting, modifying, painting and finally playing games using beautiful quality tabletop terrain. Over the years, we have experimented with every way of playing our games; starting with simple 2 dimensional artwork templates, then 3D paper terrain, and finally thanks to 3D printers we have arrived here with a fully rendered customizable terrain experience.
About two weeks after our website launch we were contacted by a gaming company. Since then we entered into a strategic partnership and have designed for another IP that will be released into the retail market, we hope, by late 2020. We signed an NDA and were not allowed to discuss our arrangement. It is now understood that the changes to the designs for this IP does not affect Lv427-Designs work and we are now back bigger and better than ever. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.
The dimensions of each modular piece are 130 mm by 130 mm and 54mm High (without the door top). If you want to print bigger tiles for taller miniatures such as Star Wars Legion just adjust the size by 1.15% which makes the tile 150mm by 150mm square. The weight of each piece helps keep the formation together. Simply place the terrain side by side to form a square. Then on the outer edges, use our simple clips "joiners" across both doorway sides at the top. The clips are found on the extras page. We went this route to allow the user to be able to pick up any piece and instantly turn it to another direction or re-arrange rooms to other designs without the hassle of unclipping. We also wanted to cut down on the print time realizing that a base clip would take another 2-3 hours to print. We recommend sanding the medium to large rooms and using gorilla glue to fit together. Some of our customers are also playing with magnets in which we have a free magnet placement tool you can request. One tip we do at the office is use clear thick packing tape on the bottom and tape pieces together in groups of four, but honestly, the weight does a good job holding them in place.
You are entering into a labor of love and some commitment on your part. Each terrain piece takes anywhere from 12+ hours to print depending on your 3D printer, scale, and settings. The more detail and smoothness you desire, the longer the print time. We recommend printing a few pieces at a time and then painting them while your other pieces are being printed. In no time at all you will see your station start to take form.
We wanted a simple, very fast way of designing up a level and playing a quick game. In the past with our games, we would spend so much time deciding what terrain pieces go where, just to have them fall over or slide around the table during game play. Our system allows for a quick setup time. Just grab a corridor, get the design going, add a few rooms here and there, drop in the doors and you are done. Also storage is a breeze with this system -- using just any large box or plastic tote. No more pieces falling all over the place. It allows for much FASTER and simpler 3d printing where one is not printing out hundreds of pieces.
When we design a tile for our games, we start with the painting experience. We want lots of detail and depth to paint up. This could only be achieved by longer print times. Each tile takes anywhere from 12+ hours to print, depending on the detail and features in the room or corridor. Due to the length of time it takes to print each tile, the overall cost would be to high to print the tiles and then ship them to you.
We want you to love your corridor terrain. If you have any issues downloading and enjoying our tiles please contact us. But the very nature of 3D design is there is no physical object to purchase, you are buying a file and that file is yours.
When you download a file from our store, you simply agree to not copy it, modify it, or use it for commercial use in which you charge for and make money in any way distributing the file. Each file or design is for personal use only and for your gaming pleasure. Enjoy!
Every 3D printer is different. Our tiles are designed to print easily with no supports. Recommended settings are .2 layer height, 12% infill, 2 bottom layers, 4 top layers and a starting speed of 60mm/sec or 100%. Then after the floor has completed you could look to increase your speed anywhere up to 140% of your printer. The prints are from the FLOOR up and depending on the slicer software my have to re-oriented. SUPPORTS ARE NOT NEEDED. These settings work great for miniature games from 28 mm - 32 mm.
We are a small team of 3D designers and miniature gamers and are always playing miniature games when we can devote time away from our families and work schedules. We are never happy with just what is and will always be striving to add more rooms, more detail, and everything under the kitchen sink to make our gaming experience more immersive and enjoyable. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS OF EVEN DESIGN IDEAS. We love to hear from our customers. If you have any questions or would like to see something designed and available in our collection, drop us a line. Also feel free to share pictures of those beautifully painted stations with us. And above all else . . . enjoy the experience.
We have designed these tiles to reshape the role playing terrain marketplace. They can be used for any game. When it comes to games, we believe all that matters is the starting forces, objectives and distances to an objectives. Everything else is flavor and with a few house rules can be made to adjust easily. Our tile systems can be used with any games. Currently we play all manner of Star Wars, Star Trek, Infinity, Space Hulk, Firefly, Terminator, Batman, and oh yes, we love our games of Alien using this system. So enjoy!
Since we are avid gamers, pricing was very important to us. But there are website costs, file transfer costs, credit card fees, accounting, and legal fees to consider on top of all our hours of design work. Not to mention the hours of website maintenance, advertising, business taxes, and providing support to our customers. We have been gamers all our lives and this is how we want to give back to the community.