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Offline Heroka Vendile

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A great big modular... something?
« on: January 02, 2019, 07:04:10 PM »
So these are the packaging from Xerox toner cartridges for my deign studios' digital press. I have access to 100+ of these from empty cartridge boxes. My initial thought had just been these would make excellent shipping container terrain, but then I trigger that the internal structure was actually useful as well.
Theoretically, I could even make a modular prison complex/crew quarters/micro habs with these. The inners even have bed-like shapes on the left.

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Re: A great big modular... something?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 08:16:56 PM »
I'm always sorely disappointed when I have to keep back styrofoam packaging for anything that might need to be sold on, returned or transported in future, because it comes in so many wonderful shapes.

If you've got dozens of them, the smart move does largely seem to be something that reasonably explains their uniform nature. Some kind of dystopian city block would seem a reasonable idea, although it might not just be habitation; I could see them potentially also being home to some kind of gritty market, with weird salesmen hiding away in their individual nooks from the deluge of grey rain.
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Re: A great big modular... something?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 07:35:33 AM »
Cut the ends off and cut them horizontally and you have the makings of some nice corridors that would make a good basis for some shuttle/zone mortalis/space hulk type setup

Greeble up the outsides and mount them on MDF for shipping containers, like you said

make a line of them end-to-end, hot glue them together and stick 3 on either side for a small transport shuttle (Pringles cans for engines?)

Make a tower of them attached to an MDF base as a basis for some vertical terrain like the old Necromunda towers
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Re: A great big modular... something?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 08:06:52 AM »
I like the idea of converted shipping containers used for habitation in a run-down slum. Possibly homes for muties who do the drudge work on the borders of the starport.
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Re: A great big modular... something?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 08:24:03 AM »
If the supply is basically never ending then all of the above. I really like the idea of a prison cell block with some of these stacked up, your character needs to speak to one of the prisoners but oh no! There’s a prison riot :)