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Battletech "Forward Base" Hex-friendly terrain set

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3D model description

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Many more files in this series exist. They can be found at Steel Warrior Studios. Be sure to check them out if you like this set!

UPDATE: Based on some customer feedback I added a few features to make the mech repair facility more print-friendly.

UPDATE 11/21/19: Added man-doors to the Hangar as it became clear people had no way in!

Hex-friendly terrain for the "Forward Base" hex map, or any 1.25" hex based play mat.

Also available without the foundations here:

Includes multiple versions of each structure by itself, mounted on a simple hex base, and mounted on a hex base with circular recesses for adding 1" or 1.5" washers or magnets for weight.

All buildings are made to a standard level height for gameplay, and the structure tops are designed so that flat-bottomed models can stand in any legal hex position with stability.

Included buildings:
- Uplink/Relay Tower (1 hex, level 3) (Available as a free sample!)
- Small Generator (2 hex, level 1)
- Barracks (5 hex, level 2)
- Control Tower Complex (3 hex, levels 2 and 3)
- Mech Hangar (10 hex, level 2)
- Mech Repair Facility ( 10 hex, level 2)

The foundations are broken into seven individual sections, each of which has been sized to fit on an Ender 3 print area. Foundations come in both flat bottomed versions, and versions with recesses for washers/magnets.

You can print the foundations with the walls already integrated, or print them flat and add the wall sections in any configuration you want to create your own base layout!

3D printing settings

Foundations should be printed at .2 layer height, structures at .12 for ideal results.

All models should print fine without supports, with the exception of the weighted versions (need supports beneath) and the Mech Repair Facility Cargo Gantry, which prints best upside down with supports.

  • 3D file format: ZIP
  • Last update: 2021/03/18 at 06:07
  • Publication date: 2019/10/18 at 21:29





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I notice there is an update to some of the files as of 11/21/19. How do I re-download them without having to pay again? Thanks!

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