Zombicide: Invader

Zombicide: Invader

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April 12th, 2018, 1:24 pm #1

Bruce,

I know you and others have done some things for Zombicide in the past, so I wanted to share that CMON luanched Zombicide Invader on Kickstarter; just in case it might supply some inspiration. 
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April 13th, 2018, 12:42 pm #2

I'd love to see a mold of sci-fi greeblies. Or even modern day ones. Lady Sabelle has come up with a couple molds of fantasy accessories. and Bruce has done a few himself, specifically the Inn and Cavern accessories. The only people doing modern and sci-fi stuff seem to be the 3d printer people.  
I'd really dig some sci-fi or modern accouterments. electrical boxes, air-conditioning units, smaller pipes and valves, keypads, monitors, generic modern doors. We have some cool modern and sci games that are popular right now. Batman just wrapped up on kickstarter, Star Wars Legion, the new Zombicide Invader.
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Molds: #40, #50, #59, #260, #274, #303
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April 13th, 2018, 1:26 pm #3

Ok, just for the fun of it, let's see if we can make a list of specific items that would fit on a mold for this purpose. What if these were used in conjunction with the brick molds for a modern day city like in a downtown area for a Batman themed setting.

The items would need to be something that you can use multiple copies of (to some extent) and should range from the time period of the 1940's until the year 2000. Many cities have an older part of town where they don't change much of anything but new things are added occasionally. Let's say that if you made one full city block, you would need at least 20 copies of these particular items.

Some items could be added using other means, such as conduits or wiring made from actual small wire but the main boxes are more difficult to make. This list should include items that are more difficult for the average hobbyist to make. If you are able to include some photos, that would be very helpful. I would not include large items that would take up a lot of space on the mold (such as a car).

Keep in mind that items should not be difficult to incorporate into the setting. For example a manhole cover seems like a good idea, but I do not currently have any pavement street molds with a hole in them to fit the manhole into. Also try to imagine prying the item out of a mold. In this case a streetlights or road signs would be a difficult item to make out of dental stone. Items should also be fairly generic.

There may already be another thread listing items but I cannot find it.

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Dumpster
Trash can
Wooden door
Wall mounted public phone
ATM
Fire hydrant
Square duct work blocks to go onto the roof of buildings. This is a bit questionable because I'm not sure we will see many roofs. Making tall buildings is difficult, time consuming, heavy and above all it's hard to see what's going on in the street.

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Bruce Hirst
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April 13th, 2018, 2:17 pm #4

I love all of those suggestions Bruce. Ductwork is actually very useful in my opinion. The original batman miniatures game by Knight Models used it to block line of sight on rooftops.  Regarding pavement, your large grate mold has a hole. Could a manhole cover fit into it? Speaking of grates, curb grates should be included in the list.  Batman is rather techy despite being old timey. I think it's retro futurism could make for interesting pieces that would work in steampunk, Victorian and even dark gothic settings.
If you google "art deco gargoyle" you'll get pics of the stylized eagles. They would be perfect for batman to stand on, or a space marine to snipe from. 

my additions to the list:
- duct work (molded in a such way I can make it as long or short as I like)
- an art deco gargoyle or two to add to the corners of buildings
- a couple of different window/door sills or lintels
- cornerstones or capitol blocks, to make a decorative cornice at the top (i've often thought about ways the roman molds could fit with the brick panels)
- brackets of some sort (to run plastic drinking straws through as eaves troughs or gutters/downspouts)
- brackets to run wire through as electrical conduit
- a few different sized electrical boxes to stick on buildings for flavor
- curb grates as mentioned above
- key pads (not very historic, but certainly works for modern/sci-fi/distopian/furture buildings)
- exhaust fans
- a roll up type door. Could be used single width to roll down over a glass door, or used double width as a roll up garage/loading dock door
- a lamp that could be both stuck on a wall, on attached to the top of a dowel as a street lamp

sorry I keep editing extras into my list. 

thinking about building interiors as well.... things that could be added to the modern mold
 - filing cabinets. Used in EVERY office in every era, in every setting and are largely unchanged since they were invented.
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Molds: #40, #50, #59, #260, #274, #303
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April 15th, 2018, 2:34 pm #5

Sidewalk and curb with man holes for Modern Zomicide. 
Crystal cave walls for Massive Darkness
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April 16th, 2018, 11:56 pm #6

A screen + small keyboard, with a card-reader on side (useable in actual and futuristic sceneries).

Completly flat doors, like glass ones. With just the handle. Could be turned into metalic ones easily. OK, no, stupid thing. Just the handle and one hinge, then. And we would build ourselves our doors with what we want.
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April 17th, 2018, 12:58 am #7

I agree with Marell le Fou about the door. Could be painted to look like glass or painted metallic, or even painted a solid color. It should be the exact same top and bottom so that it can be flipped upside down to make a nice double sized door too.
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Molds: #40, #50, #59, #260, #274, #303
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April 17th, 2018, 1:56 am #8

How would you paint a solid smooth flat door to look like glass?
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April 17th, 2018, 2:07 am #9

We would paint it with transparent paint, of course !! :)

Naah... :) Just use transparent plastic and glue hinges and handle. Or paint it to have a metal or any syntetic material door.
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April 17th, 2018, 11:49 am #10

check out this guide for painting vehicle windshields

Lumpy's guide to wind screens
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Molds: #40, #50, #59, #260, #274, #303
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