OTP Terrain Part 5 – Temple Ruins X3

Three lots of terrain for you today guys but of a similar ilk.

Temple Ruins are quite the iconic and staple item for any good wargaming table I’d say. Especially if we are talking 40k, fantasy or medieval. These pieces will be incorporated into my HellGate project of course but will remain versatile too.

Lets take a look at the first one.

The first picture shows the base and main structure of the building. I love those steps and can imagine quite the sword fight between two combatants on them.


In the next picture I’ve added the second, even more dilapidated, floor. Interestingly, the upper section just sits on top and doesn’t lock into place with any pegs, like with the Lake House. Not sure why? I think I will end up gluing the top sections on, otherwise they will easily topple off. Or I could magnetize them I guess.


Some nice details but those print lines are a bit more prominent on this piece. It’ll be interesting to see if I can hide those lines with sanding or painting or both.


The next lot of ruins have a Roman or Greek vibe about them but could still tie in with the first lot. The base of this one includes the walls.


The roof for the semicircle is separate and slots on nicely but, again no pegs, so I reckon I will glue it on.


Then we have the roof. I can imagine so nasty old Lord using this place as his HQ or as his staging area.


The last lot of ruins is more church or chapel-ish and came in three pieces.

Love all the larger rubble scattered around.


A close up shows those annoying print lines again but I am confident I’ll be able to smooth them out actually. I’ll work some magic.


The second floor slots in quite securely but I still think I’ll glue it down.


The third floor, if you can even call it that made me think “Why bother?” haha but I guess it adds a little height and that the final result looks pretty cool.


QUESTION: Do I need to wash 3D printed stuff before painting it, like with some resin models? I know I could ask Google but you lot are much more fun, personable and interesting to ask things to.

That’s your lot for today gang.

I hope you’re finding these posts interesting or even inspiring. Inspiring you to get your hands on some of this awesome scenery or to even scratch-build your own.

I really enjoy scratch building but there’s something to say about having pre-made pieces when it comes to terrain.

I think terrain can really help build a world, battlefield or setting and therefore helps the whole thing become more immersive and, for me, that is vital.


OTP Terrain also print miniatures from Necromunda Goliath type characters and Dwarves to WW2 tanks and giant demons. Here’s one I’ll be getting.




23 thoughts on “OTP Terrain Part 5 – Temple Ruins X3”

  1. More nice stuff for sure but those print lines are more prominent here than on any of the others pieces judging by the images and allowing for my eyesight. I’m sure it can be resolved. I did check out the website and there sure is some nice stuff on it. 😊

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      1. I quite like the look of one or two of the buildings but Zealot in the UK do some too so I need to do some comparisons. Nice to have such a good choice! I’m sure you’ll get around the line issue. The nice thing with diorama type pieces is you can weather them or add plants and vines and just cover stuff up that doesn’t look so good. 😊

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  2. Nice stuff! 🙂 Interesting question on washing the prints. My limited experience with Shapeways 3D prints showed me that their grainy white, strong and flexible material didn’t need washing and took an enamel primer fine (don’t know about acrylic, since I never prime with acrylic)). However, their fine detail material seems to leach out something even when its been washed and I had trouble with both enamel and acrylic paints, with the paint either turning shiny, tacky or looking speckled. I wondered if I should have tried washing them in either white or methylated spirit but didn’t want to damage the prints. My latest approach with the few pieces I’ve got left in this material is to leave ’em months before doing anything with them, but I will no longer buy any items in this material. Like I say, this is my experience though!

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  3. Looks lovely! As for your questions, filament prints (i.e. the stuff with layer lines, printed with plastic extrusion) don’t usually require washing. Resin miniatures sometimes do, though. If you’re working with pieces that don’t have super intricate detail, you can get rid of layer lines by just blasting the pieces with too much – as in “you just ruined your miniature” – filler primer, like two or three thick coats, and then sanding if needed. Obviously that primer will obscure any small detail, but on stuff like walls, with deep recesses between stones etc. it can be very useful! I suggest giving it a go on a single piece first. You can also just put on tons of paint by hand.

    It’s funny that in these cases, it’s actually the stuff we usually avoid, basically too thick coats of paint, that’s your friend. Good luck!

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  4. Very nice piece again mate, sorry I mentioned those print lines, I guess it’s like when someone mentions a chip on your car, you just cant help seeing it all the time from then on!

    The second one is my favourite, I could imaging six gargoyles sitting on those pillar tops around the veranda!

    Though I have no experience with 3D printed stuff, I imagine it wont hurt to give it a scrub with washing up liquid.

    Cheers Roger.

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      1. Just out of interest how much of this stuff have you bought? that looks to be a good chunk of cash you’ve invested there, are there any more pieces you’ve yet to show us?

        I get the shakes when I spend more than a tenner! (mainly coz’ I’m scared of my wife!!! 😁).

        Cheers Roger.

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      2. I’d be worried about getting overwhelmed with too much stuff waiting to get painted myself, and not actually getting any of it done before my goldfish brain dragged me off onto a new project. That’s why these days I wont buy anything new till I’ve painted all the stuff I bought last. Doesn’t help with all the stuff I bought ten years ago though 😁.

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  5. Very cool – and as Pete has suggested, Mr Surfacer would be my go-to based on what I’ve read about 3D printed models, perhaps after a light sanding on some of the raised areas.

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