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New York Vase Mode Terrain (Epic 8mm/10mm/HO/144 scale)

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Licence CC BY-NC-SA
Publication date 2023-08-08 at 01:51
Design number 1372095
3D design format
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  • Orcstain_NewYork_HighLineA.stl
  • Orcstain_NewYork_LargeBuildingA.stl
  • Orcstain_NewYork_ShortBuildingA.stl
  • Orcstain_NewYork_ShortBuildingB.stl
  • Orcstain_NewYork_Sidewalk.stl
  • Orcstain_NewYork_TallBuildingA.stl
  • Orcstain_NewYork_TallBuildingB.stl
  • Orcstain_NewYork_TallBuildingC.stl

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3D printer file info

3D model description

An entire set of support-free, vase mode terrain for wargaming or diorama making, based on Chelsea, New York.

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These buildings are designed for FDM printers that can print in vase mode / VMT / Spiralize Outer Contour. Basically, its a setting that tells your printer to make a gigantic plastic cup.

I'm providing you a bunch of building-shaped gigantic plastic cups to print and play with. Gift them to all your friends, unmerge the mesh and remix them to make gigantic-er plastic cups, just don't be weird and sell them.


Import one STL of your choice into your slicer, enable the spiralize outer contour setting, and print. This terrain does not need supports or infill. Print one STL at a time.

FYI the buildings come upside down on purpose. It's so the cup bottoms become rooftops. The prints' walls are 1 layer thick, so be careful not to crush them once they're done.


  • Mirror everything for 2x the building variety.
  • Reinforce the cups with pinkfoam or something if you want.
  • A soldering iron can be used to weld rips back together.
  • Glue some popsicle sticks into the slots on highline for the desired height.
  • Melt the walls with a soldering iron to make cool ruins.
  • Buy some HO scale trees for decorating.
  • Hide minis/objectives/ruins inside each building.

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