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Title: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on December 10, 2014, 03:27:50 PM
Finally, the FWPC gave me the motivation to get a Street Judge painted:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7ioqPe75S94/VIhISB_TKrI/AAAAAAAACro/vOOzUWqNfYE/s1600/2014_12_10-Street_Judge-01-01-400.JPG)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GGd_p2T71Sg/VIhISeHG5jI/AAAAAAAACrs/Gl8fP36ZvpE/s1600/2014_12_10-Street_Judge-01-03-400.JPG)

Couple more pics on my blog.

I have had an almost complete collection of GoMC1 minis since the time when Mongoose decided fold all miniatures-related activities, and I also have the free version ofthe new(er) JDMG, and now I can finally start playing some small scenarios (using old Necromunda gangers and such ilk for perps).

As you may have guessed, it is my first Justice Dept. attempt, and I would very much like comments and suggestions on how to improve the looks (I already mused about it on my blog, but EVERY comment/suggestion/criticism is welcome, as I'm not a Dredd expert).

One thing I am definitely not going to change is the 'four-colour' look of the blue uniform - the comic-book like appearance of a judge is simply too iconic for me to go paint naturalistic 'black leather'.  :)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Judge Dredd/MC1 Thread
Post by: von Lucky on December 10, 2014, 09:23:14 PM
Nice start - I like the Judge as he is.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Judge Dredd/MC1 Thread
Post by: Brandlin on December 11, 2014, 02:18:41 AM
Nothing wrong with that painting. It's clean and crisp.

On a purey personal note I dislike the yellow / gold shoulder pad things. I'd do them all yellow. And I'd go for more of a cartoon look and deepen the shadows and give a lighter highlight too, to make them pop a bit more. After all it's a comic.

I do like the very dark blue juniorm. I know it's supposed to be black, but I grew up with the four colour printing where they used blue to show the highlights. So that's what I'd do. Black highlighted up blue.

But as I say it's personal preference and there's nothing wrong with yours.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Judge Dredd/MC1 Thread
Post by: Argonor on December 11, 2014, 09:18:03 AM
Yes, I would have liked the contrasts a bit stronger, too.

I'm in two minds about the shoulder pads, not sure I like the bright yellow; maybe a darker 'golden' yellow would be better - or simply paint both pads gold (I'm not very inclined to painting the eagle in a not-gold colour).

I'll have to experiment a bit - does anyone have a good recipe for 'golden yellow'?
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on December 18, 2014, 03:58:47 PM
Changed the name of the thread, as I think I'd better keep all my futuristic stuff in one place 'round here!

Got this guy painted because of the FWPC, and I have the rest of the team in the works, too!

BioCorp Buccaneers #06, Jaime Bonaventura

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sd1iXK-dZeQ/VJLkPF1Jt5I/AAAAAAAACs8/yzUn7SnzbV8/s1600/2004_12_18-DreadBall_Buccaneers-06-02-400.JPG)

Couple more pics on my blog, as usual  :)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: OSHIROmodels on December 19, 2014, 12:23:06 AM
Nice red on that and the Judge turned out great  8)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on December 19, 2014, 01:04:25 PM
Thanks - I did have to experiment a bit - as always - to get the red colour I wanted. This time I used Foundry British Redcoat with Devlan Mud wash.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on December 19, 2014, 06:40:17 PM
Another Jack done:

#07: Jimmy Nicholson

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8kRj7dhk5FA/VJRe8BAtm_I/AAAAAAAACt8/pqp3VlWZ-wc/s1600/2014_12_19-Buccaneers-07-04-400.JPG)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Jonas on December 20, 2014, 07:50:24 PM
Coming along really fine  :)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on December 20, 2014, 10:39:23 PM
BioCorp Buccaneers #08, Stanley Sparrow.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AxfyLYwAHIM/VJXqn7XADmI/AAAAAAAACuc/dqC2NKbLK44/s1600/2014_12_20-Buccaneers-08-01-400.JPG)

More pics on the blog.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on December 22, 2014, 11:42:23 PM
BioCorp Buccaneers #01, Jay Garrick

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-w9E-T3wqrbE/VJicNWbTQZI/AAAAAAAACvI/vdLjsDwiZkU/s1600/2014_12_22-Buccaneers-01-04-400.JPG)

Half the team done!
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on December 28, 2014, 09:48:37 PM
BioCorp Buccaneers #02, Barry Allen

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8S6XIhnzngo/VKBmuzG8_DI/AAAAAAAACxk/D2zG6YjFTyM/s1600/2014_12_28-Buccaneers_02-02-400.JPG)

"He's so fast we only ever get photos of his back!"

Footage from the Buccaneers' last training session was used to provide some stills for my blog  ;)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: von Lucky on December 28, 2014, 10:05:35 PM
These look good. No numbers?
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: OSHIROmodels on December 28, 2014, 10:23:01 PM
Cracking  :D

cheers

James
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on December 29, 2014, 10:16:48 PM
These look good. No numbers?

Thanks. I'm going to apply transfers to them all in one go when I have them painted up. I'll be looking for some sound advice regading that, as I have actually never used transfers before  :o

Cracking  :D
cheers
James

Thank you. Still 3 more to go, and I'm really fed up with painting these  :( - but it would be a shame, not to finish the team, now that I'm more than halfways...
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on January 11, 2015, 10:58:46 PM
Buccaneers #04, John Grimek

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sBx9INVEaUs/VLLw4jEXZPI/AAAAAAAAC88/95EGddpIViU/s1600/2015_01_11-Buccaneers_04-01-400.JPG)

Couple more pics on the blog.

Only one left to go  o_o
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: syrinx0 on January 13, 2015, 04:39:43 AM
Looking good. Don't let up!  :)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on January 18, 2015, 02:57:53 PM
Got the last one off the pain(t) station couple of days ago:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2Zf7lOwW6y8/VLkUSJfjggI/AAAAAAAAC-o/OoqfzQ3wBKQ/s1600/2015_01_16-Buccaneers_05-01-400.JPG)

Couple more pics of him on my blog.

And, the full team line-up:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4XblPMcvfuI/VLu6G5VgxhI/AAAAAAAAC_g/QEJtLibZcco/s1600/2015_01_16-Buccaneers_Full_Team-01-600.JPG)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: von Lucky on January 18, 2015, 08:59:50 PM
Well done. Look forward to the ref, ball and decaled versions of them.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on February 05, 2015, 08:51:17 PM
Well done. Look forward to the ref, ball and decaled versions of them.

Here's the ball. Couldn't get the core right, so went for a simple pj.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xXxTcrty0uU/VNJ8H_8Q88I/AAAAAAAADCY/WXnt1INp7A8/s1600/2015_02_04-DB-Ball-01-01-300.JPG)

Ref is due any day soon, and THEN I'll go hunting for some MicroSet and MicroSol for the transfers...
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Gibby on February 07, 2015, 11:23:19 AM
Nice work. I have a team of these to do, and the Marauders. This is inspiration!
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on February 07, 2015, 05:25:34 PM
Thanks, I probably could have done better, though, if I had had the time and patience to layer each individual armour plate up to hightlights, but I think they'll do OK on the pitch as is.  :)

The base of the ball was replaced by a neodynium disc-magnet, btw; in that way it stays on the base of the carrier (because of the washer-base).
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread, DreadBall Referee added.
Post by: Argonor on February 10, 2015, 07:30:32 PM
Here she is, Delta-Beta-Rho-100235, ready to send anyone off at the slightest offence.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iqLDESxfbUE/VNn5TE1b75I/AAAAAAAADDY/KhKxfJXIDMo/s1600/2015_02_10-DB_Referee_01-01-300.JPG)

Couple more pics on the blog.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: von Lucky on February 10, 2015, 09:38:06 PM
That's a nice sheen, I can't believe it's only a black wash. Look forward to the decals *cough*. :)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: warburton on February 10, 2015, 10:49:54 PM
Nice painting!
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on February 11, 2015, 12:33:06 AM
That's a nice sheen, I can't believe it's only a black wash. Look forward to the decals *cough*. :)

Ah, not quite:

Base Coat Mix: Vallejo Polished Gold + Black - gives a very dark, worn golden colour
Then Badab Black wash to shade the base coat a bit further.
Vallejo Polished Gold, heavy drybrush
Mix of Vallejo Polished God + silver, light drybrush. This last mix is the 'secret' to my gold painting - when layering it creates an even shinier highlight.

Nice painting!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Dr De'Ath on February 11, 2015, 03:21:16 AM
Great colour scheme on the Buccaneers
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: von Lucky on February 11, 2015, 03:25:29 AM
I did read your blog post :P, I just didn't think it was the highlight, but the wash. I will try that for myself in the future.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on February 11, 2015, 01:40:54 PM
Great colour scheme on the Buccaneers

Thanks - I had plenty of time to ponder about it  lol


I did read your blog post :P, I just didn't think it was the highlight, but the wash. I will try that for myself in the future.

I see, OK.

If you want a smoother look, start with an even darker basecoat mix, skip the wash, and layer up the colour instead - the gold on the second Rohan warrior on the following page was done that way:

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=66304.45
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Gibby on February 11, 2015, 10:54:52 PM
The ref-bot looks great! I will be copying that!
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on February 12, 2015, 04:36:35 AM
Look forward to the decals *cough*. :)

I just ordered Micro Set and Micro Sol for fixing those. Maybe I'll give it a go next time I have 5 days in a row off (for some reason, I seem to be able to be more productive when knowing I have plenty of time).

How closely should the decals be cut, and how warm should the water for softening them up be? I'm completely new to using decals, and haven't got a clue  ???
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: von Lucky on February 12, 2015, 10:03:28 AM
Youtube has a few videos that are helpful.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on February 14, 2015, 08:32:58 PM
Got the solutions!

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Sj8XedFUPKQ/VN-WYv07TmI/AAAAAAAADFg/-xwjlBDeTZo/s1600/2015_02_14-Decal_Solvents-01-400.JPG)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: von Lucky on February 14, 2015, 11:25:22 PM
Now watch the clips:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=micro+set+micro+sol
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on March 31, 2015, 07:20:19 PM
I have had my mind on necromancy lately, but look what the mail(wo)man brought me this morning:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MYL_xIobiMo/VRrg5Elv4nI/AAAAAAAADWs/6gBkmhhEubM/s1600/2015_03_31-Star_Wars_Armada_01-600.JPG)

I shall play through the Introductory Scenario over the next days/evenings, and I shall, of course, make a report covering my effort.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: von Lucky on March 31, 2015, 08:44:19 PM
Haha - we won't see you for days.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on April 28, 2015, 10:11:48 PM
I never got around to solo-play the intro scenario - BUT I played it with my youngest daughter, Darth Lea.

Brief description of the battle on my blog.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_hcIra3zfZk/VTAFU2CM5SI/AAAAAAAADdU/St9Pf3lY1SI/s1600/2015_04_13-SW_Armada_01-02-600.JPG)

And, today I played some games with Duregar/Ulolkish - the first one was our first go at the JDMG rules.

Also an AAR on my blog.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xNYfmGWyce0/VT_s96ai7mI/AAAAAAAADgs/zNcpujcKAGc/s1600/2015_04_28-JDMD_Intro_01-04-400.JPG)

I REALLY like the way the gameplay of JDMG flows, and I shall create a couple of street gangs from Van Saar and Future Wars minis I bought painted years ago, and I also have a painted Ape gang that I bought back then.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on April 30, 2015, 09:15:56 PM
We played the scenario with roles reversed right away.
AAR on the blog!

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XsshPQBobIA/VUJ_cxXI2kI/AAAAAAAADiU/EEgnOI8oYps/s1600/2015_04_28-JDMD_Intro_02-09-600.JPG)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Michka on May 01, 2015, 08:41:15 AM
That Dredd game looks like fun. I like a game played with just three figures that can still be interesting.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on May 01, 2015, 10:06:28 AM
That Dredd game looks like fun. I like a game played with just three figures that can still be interesting.

Actually, four in this game, but a starting Justice Dept. force using the full rules will be rather small - 2 Street Judges + a Rookie Judge, or 1 Street Judge on Lawmaster + 2 Rookie Judges, and so on...
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on May 25, 2015, 09:54:27 PM
Been a while, but we played another game of JDMG almost two weeks ago:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-E-6B0wjv_ak/VVd5fRbmmRI/AAAAAAAADrk/1xl6LrF9tBc/s400/2015_05_12-JDMG_Street_Gangs_01-03-600.JPG)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4NvPRuQ8amg/VVd5iWh265I/AAAAAAAADsE/LkW6FgZpP5Y/s640/2015_05_12-JDMG_Street_Gangs_01-08-600.JPG)

A lot more pics on the blog!
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on June 09, 2015, 08:53:33 PM
Look forward to the decals *cough*. :)

I might actually get around to doing those BEFORE our vacation trip to Italy (Venice area) later this year  lol

In the meantime, Duregar/Ulolkish and I have been at it with the Judge Dredd Miniatures Game once more:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-K3AS8EPOot0/VWoLsFsRCkI/AAAAAAAADyA/HhUyku2zllg/s640/2015_05_27-JDMG_04-04-600.JPG)

First part of the AAR, as usual with a lot of pics, on my blog!
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: affun on June 10, 2015, 03:59:56 PM
I've heard people say that that game is *similar*ish to Necromunda? I've also heard a lot of good stuff about it. How many minis are needed per side? I might bring my sci-fi stuff to the Attic Attack as well, and would certainly be interested in giving it a try.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on June 10, 2015, 05:27:23 PM
I've heard people say that that game is *similar*ish to Necromunda? I've also heard a lot of good stuff about it. How many minis are needed per side? I might bring my sci-fi stuff to the Attic Attack as well, and would certainly be interested in giving it a try.

It's similar in the way that Frostgrave is similar to Mordheim.

You control a gang/team/small force and pit it against your opponent, Heroes earn xp, and Minions turn into Heroes if they survive 5 fights (i.e. do not roll a 'Dead' result in the post-battle phase when they have been taken OOA during the game).

I have one of the last free sets that were made available by Mongoose, before the printed rulebook, and I am not sure if it comprises all the rules contained in the current edition, but it has plenty of different gangs to choose from, and the rules play very smoothly.

We are experimenting with some house rules in order to make the game action more cinematic, and I think we are nearly there - as the next parts of the AAR should reveal.

Oh, and if you are underdog, you can hire mercenaries (reinforcements, in the case of the Justice Dept.) up to the   difference in team cost (but you have to deduct the cost of those from your earnings from the game, as payment), and, YES, the judges may call on Dredd in dire circumstances.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on June 15, 2015, 09:25:57 PM
Part 2 of the current game has been posted on my blog.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FdgUJJ96PF0/VXdH5iOJDPI/AAAAAAAAD1M/8d8_SdQSc3Y/s640/2015_05_27-JDMG_04-11-600.JPG)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on September 03, 2015, 10:23:54 PM
Been a while, but wrote up the last part of the AAR with the Apes vs the Street Girls last night.

Can be found on my blog, but here's a teaser:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EHUQLf2AKs0/VbvRigpBSvI/AAAAAAAAEAQ/x9AgqJ5uHIo/s1600/2015_06_16-JDMG_04-24-600.JPG)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on August 10, 2016, 09:15:55 PM
Almost a year since I last posted here, blimey!

Well I am actually planning on digging out my DreadBall stuff for Attic Attack (Friday to Sunday), and I may even unearth the decals and start attaching them next week (no way I am going to make it in time for Attic Attack).

In the meatime, I am preparing a scenario for Star Wars Armada (sorry for the pic quality):

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-O4VqtQiQKi8/V6uAU0ppNLI/AAAAAAAAGBI/Q5NKvSgWsCcdtptmRKafBhv3x8wDizO2wCLcB/s640/IMG_1871.JPG)

More about the scenario on my blog.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on August 15, 2016, 04:10:47 PM
Star Wars Armada got played at Attic Attack Friday night:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3c7McOYyA2s/V7CxO270EzI/AAAAAAAAGCA/43OClaixxOk6gBhaI9i3b88lX8jZpdPPgCLcB/s1600/2016_08_12-Attic_Attack_Star_Wars_Armada_04-900.JPG)

Short AAR on my blog (and more dreadful pics - the light in the attic and my camera are not compatible).
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on February 17, 2017, 01:18:34 AM
A bit of X-Wing with my youngest a couple of days ago

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ApI44kabZ_I/WKNcPH7UaxI/AAAAAAAAHzI/AP7nkCeckWIdtvMhqqaCTXPnkzsW6RqsQCLcB/s400/2017_02_13-X-Wing-01-800.JPG)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on March 23, 2017, 06:25:48 AM
Been a while, but I am dabbling in futuristic stuff once more.

I have begun assembling the first mini from my DeadZone II KS pledge.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vC9TsOX7bpQ/WNKzRx15UrI/AAAAAAAAIF0/x_g4HK7iVtoWNUWKOItRKkxnKIYYzJLIACLcB/s1600/2017_03_22-Steel_Warrior_Huscarl_WIP-01-400.JPG)

I am going to assemble/paint the Steel Warriors one at a time in between further Groups of Vikings, so hopefully I can present this leader model in a state of paintedness somewhen soonish...
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Inso on March 23, 2017, 08:18:06 AM
Good to see some Forgefathers getting paint :) ... I am looking forward to seeing your work on these :)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on March 23, 2017, 11:23:49 PM
I am not going to town on those, planning to give them a block'n'wash treatment, maybe some drybrushing on the weapons.
Almost set on a paint scheme, still a bit in doubt about their under-armour suits. May vary those a bit to see what I like best.

I think they are going to look fine, but don't expect display quality.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: dinohunterpoa on March 26, 2017, 08:53:37 PM

Argonor, thank you for posting your JDMG House Rules, I'll give them a try ASAP!  ;)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on March 26, 2017, 09:06:05 PM
Argonor, thank you for posting your JDMG House Rules, I'll give them a try ASAP!  ;)

We find them to allow for more cinematic-style action, as it is now not as big an advantage to sit tight and shoot at everything that moves.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: dinohunterpoa on March 26, 2017, 09:40:22 PM
We find them to allow for more cinematic-style action, as it is now not as big an advantage to sit tight and shoot at everything that moves.


I'm planning a Matrix Reloaded-like freeway chase in JDMG (with lanes in two levels), so cinematic-style action is exactly what I'm looking for!  :D
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on April 24, 2018, 05:10:05 PM
So, quite a while since my last update, but I got this little something a week and some ago:

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rM6fnNQvzCQ/Wt9T5F71_zI/AAAAAAAAJCc/D7bbL5QQEuoVyn3qpFSRKbA5kAT4N38rgCLcBGAs/s1600/2018_04_24-Phantom_II-01-500.JPG)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on May 01, 2018, 07:38:38 PM
Played a game of X-Wing with my daughter (not balanced, but I like cinematic non-competitive games).

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-twn-drpaybg/WuijqLV5twI/AAAAAAAAJNA/VrhjKF4FaeE_EWECgQrCY1g17ziPmTMwgCLcBGAs/s1600/2018_05_01-X-Wing_Game_01-03-750.JPG)

AAR on the blog:
https://argonor-wargames.blogspot.dk/2018/05/2018-05-01-star-wars-x-wing-getting.html
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on May 01, 2018, 10:14:25 PM
We got another game in, this time a bit more balanced... points-wise, that is...  ::)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-N1pPxk5Agu8/WujLNv3WYFI/AAAAAAAAJO4/Mf8C8BWb8RYYVMdOewGjdMsOw1o7wDKiACLcBGAs/s1600/2018_05_01-X-Wing_Game_02-08-750.JPG)

AAR:
https://argonor-wargames.blogspot.dk/2018/05/2018-05-01-star-wars-x-wing-rebels.html
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on May 02, 2018, 08:54:22 PM
Another game of X-Wing

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b_TEdaUP2k8/WunWHxlUCoI/AAAAAAAAJRo/L_bZnqfJVGUCWCnrzJ8MPoYSZ2Vo1HJVACLcBGAs/s1600/2018_05_01-X-Wing_Game_03-03-750.JPG)

AAR:
https://argonor-wargames.blogspot.dk/2018/05/2018-05-01-star-wars-x-wing-3rd-game.html
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on May 04, 2018, 01:05:44 AM
2nd part of the 3rd game is on the blog:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qT1eukHCGNE/WutsCb8Tb9I/AAAAAAAAJUA/xcNB2N8V9iY0wADJZywSHnKJx1ucFbWuACLcBGAs/s1600/2018_05_02-X-Wing_Game_03-06-750.JPG)

AAR:
https://argonor-wargames.blogspot.dk/2018/05/2018-05-02-star-wars-x-wing-3rd-game.html
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on May 04, 2018, 01:54:45 AM
One of my latest purchases:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-S-Vec0MUXVs/WutqyGsgUwI/AAAAAAAAJTM/uOE8khRhNzgnTZkZDyFX-ZS8xyDzzGTrgCLcBGAs/s1600/2018_05_03-Ghost-Phantom-01-750.JPG)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on June 10, 2018, 02:43:06 AM
With a Sci-Fi version of SS&SS about to emerge from the cold depth of space, where no-one can hear you scream, it is time to dust off my 15mm xenomorphs project.

I just need to find the box I store it in...  ::)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: syrinx0 on June 15, 2018, 02:25:33 AM
Seeing all your XWING game posts reminds me how long it has been since we last played.  Need to break that our again.

Good luck on the hunt for the correct box.  I just did that for a pirate game my friend wants to play, took over an hour to find the correct figures.  On the plus side the storage is organized again.  lol

Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on June 15, 2018, 05:43:46 AM
Good luck on the hunt for the correct box.  I just did that for a pirate game my friend wants to play, took over an hour to find the correct figures.  On the plus side the storage is organized again.  lol

I know that feeling - but actually this time it was hiding in plain sight, just like the question.

I hope to find time to look through the box and plan what to prep and paint first. I think I should get 20-30 aliens done before painting the heroes (USCM)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on June 15, 2018, 04:02:39 PM
And here they are!

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-l2f11APnFrU/WyNyuoBhiTI/AAAAAAAAJ_I/2jAG8V74iJYvJrLxGp56gG_hm4Fh_Nk3QCLcBGAs/s1600/2018_06_15-Xenomorphs_15mm-01-750.JPG)

As soon as I have cleared most of the plastic sitting on my prepping station away, I shall start cleaning and basing 20-30 of these (at least). Can't take that long with this scale  ::)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Psychopomp on June 17, 2018, 03:25:47 AM
With a Sci-Fi version of SS&SS about to emerge from the cold depth of space

Wait, what?  I would like to know more!  Where can I find more info on this?
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on June 17, 2018, 09:30:00 PM
Wait, what?  I would like to know more!  Where can I find more info on this?

Do you want to know more?

Follow Torben Kastbjerg's posts on the Song of Blades and Heroes Facebook page!
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on July 30, 2018, 10:47:50 PM
Got a little something in the mail today.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-t5NdTpoPMMA/W19-o6Nkj8I/AAAAAAAAKWo/SQxxvkafBIMhitCdmeB3xOy9-R_c2diNQCLcBGAs/s400/2018_07_30-SWL-01-750.JPG)

I am going to play my first games using WotC prepaints, while I get some of the multi-part minis assembled and painted.

One of the next days I should receive a shiny new 3D printer, so that I can also start making terrain on the cheap.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on August 01, 2018, 01:13:32 PM
Aaaaand... printing an extra barricade for Legion

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oUKnYEU8UnI/W2GZ3mwr8LI/AAAAAAAAKXg/HT2DBJvzQ6geuukzGLFmfSHBAZNYN-U3QCLcBGAs/s1600/2018_08_01-CR_Printer_Running-02-750.JPG)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on August 02, 2018, 10:11:31 PM
Also printed the first card holder for SW Legion

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-v5FiKT53sL4/W2Ms7TP4fDI/AAAAAAAAKY0/dI83UkVkPBUDQBGHCUgtEoiggS-x-VZFgCLcBGAs/s1600/2018_08_02-SW_Legion_Card_Holder-01-350.JPG)

I imagine them on the side of the playing area, not directly in front of the players (would be impractical).

I think I am going to print a Stormtrooper dice tower, too, just because  ;)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on August 05, 2018, 06:05:57 PM
A bit more for X-wing

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rr9xbB1YAig/W2cmBfUO9xI/AAAAAAAAKaU/zQsaFXkBKoQJwjVnYilbeAXXvrTok4HKgCLcBGAs/s1600/2018_08_05-SW-XW_Sabines_Tie-01-750.JPG)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GJBcxPIj6E4/W2YKiK2vUUI/AAAAAAAAKZ8/4eKyE7sguLUv68CLAxVkbvvcWNOoSh4zACLcBGAs/s1600/2018_08_04-X-wing_Slave_1-01-750.JPG)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on August 09, 2018, 12:32:36 AM
A small introductory game of Star Wars Legion today.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SsHbQ9SeD3g/W2s2F7FldsI/AAAAAAAAKbo/7oNBRhNbdTgLfrCDq3R0iE7bK2jXjQRKACLcBGAs/s1600/2018_08_08-SWL_Test_Game_01-01-750.JPG)

Rebels got their a.. handed to them by Vader.

More pics and AAR on the blog.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on August 10, 2018, 08:08:34 PM
Printing an Imperial Bunker for Star Wars Legion

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qKLGpHDP81s/W23RXrA82UI/AAAAAAAAKc8/rHlVEfImJEgzwnkue5RxZuog_eEZ8_8owCLcBGAs/s1600/2018_08_10-Imperial_Bunker_01_Roof-01-750.JPG)

11+ hours for the roof alone...
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 10, 2018, 09:58:29 PM
So how long for the whole thing?
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on August 11, 2018, 12:42:41 AM
So how long for the whole thing?

Can't say for sure, until I have printed it - Cura is not giving the precise printing time (probably due to not quite up to date firmware, or something), but going by the print times given, 24+ hours (and that's with resolution 0.2, I dare not think how long it would take with 0.15 or 0.1). Including walls, roof, and either a closed or open blast door (I'll probably print both).
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 11, 2018, 08:49:39 AM
Good luck with it. I look forward to seeing the results.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: beefcake on August 11, 2018, 10:29:11 AM
You're crazy! lol. How big is the print bed? Looks a good sized bunker.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on August 11, 2018, 12:33:15 PM
My printer is a CR10S S3, print volume 30x30x40 cm.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KJYosUSKANY/W265guOgQRI/AAAAAAAAKdo/tP-j3quINzYdvR-JsX5Xqp6XDA1-dm2AACLcBGAs/s1600/2018_08_11-Imperial_Bunker_Roof-01-750.JPG)

I need to adjust some settings (z hop and infill pattern, I think), but those 'threadings' can be mended with some scraping and sanding. The 'wave' pattern on the sides seems to have disappeared, now that I print the walls with concentric infill pattern  :)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on August 12, 2018, 12:20:00 PM
The walls are finished.

There are still some 'waves' in the vertical surfaces, and I am afraid that I've got 'z wobble', which I think must be mended by physically altering some mechanical details, so I am not going to do something about it, until I am completely sure...

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5kKBMk4AQGI/W2_iXKs-U_I/AAAAAAAAKeY/9ibI0RmRtHElzk9td6uqfLWPkINOcuS0ACLcBGAs/s1600/2018_08_11-Imperial_Bunker_01_Finished-02-750.JPG)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Grimmnar on August 23, 2018, 08:51:05 AM
My printer is a CR10S S3, print volume 30x30x40 cm.
I see someone is really enjoying his new toy. ;-)

Grimm
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on August 23, 2018, 03:09:24 PM
Absolutely - best hobby investment I've made for years!!  8)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on August 23, 2018, 03:12:29 PM
More printed Star wars stuff

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-f_iUR47IVhU/W3mj749M6UI/AAAAAAAAKjI/eV6hwWPHAr0ym7SkYnHzxBpOJvRlY3ZDgCLcBGAs/s1600/2018_08_17-SW_Terrain_Pieces-01-350.JPG)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Suber on August 23, 2018, 07:24:25 PM
Sweet :)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on September 04, 2018, 08:39:41 PM
Some of last week's haul:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ttFoBsYgaMk/W4vnFNtA8FI/AAAAAAAAKkg/qelH3bQ6FM8QLNEu8Er9iZFO5naFvJidACLcBGAs/s1600/2018_09_02-Legion_Scatter-01-750.JPG)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on September 05, 2018, 10:24:06 PM
More Star Wars stuff, Imperial Assault Ally packs, but destined for Star Alley and Galactic Heroes, as well as some Legion mock-up profiles (I really hope FFG are going to add the Spectres to Legion, for proper rules and proiles!)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-M1DynFyYKuE/W5AkDSChOzI/AAAAAAAAKlk/s8njiVx8HaAb073fqeBWXKuDewf6Y4UkACLcBGAs/s1600/2018_09_04_FFG_Star_Wars_Lot-01-400.JPG)

Unboxed on the blog
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on September 07, 2018, 10:46:42 PM
I am slowly getting the hang of Cura

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-q7HoTKAu_Qk/W5JC3a8SM7I/AAAAAAAAKm8/fgqDMlat3I43YKemA5OuAoq6yGMLbHwEwCLcBGAs/s1600/2018_09_06-Tatooine_Hut_01-01-400.JPG)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: beefcake on September 08, 2018, 01:40:21 AM
Very nice. Great Tatooine building!
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on September 08, 2018, 10:38:16 AM
Very nice. Great Tatooine building!

Thanks!

I am very pleased with it. I actually printed another building since, a hexagonal storage building with floor and removable roof, but the roof just came off the print bed this morning, so I haven't had time to take pics and post, yet. 
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on October 02, 2018, 08:52:20 PM
Over the next couple of weeks I shall be trying to catch up with the backlog of stuff done the last half of September, but here is my latest purchase, not printed, for Star Warsy gaming:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Y4J1wW4x07M/W7NWJoEpJTI/AAAAAAAAKpw/kbl29refpQ852e1ao_-tEp56Eb4QvJCawCLcBGAs/s1600/2018_10_02-Phantom-01-800.JPG)

The minis actually go inside  ;D

Couple more pics on the blog.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: gamer Mac on October 02, 2018, 09:00:15 PM
Looks useful
Where did you get it and how much?
Adding wings for a Lambda shuttle
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on October 02, 2018, 10:05:02 PM
It actually has wings  :)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RDYK4LJCVK0/W7NWJnwa75I/AAAAAAAAKp8/UDXu3SSmSVssaRGXN4qxUMTZyOltkD86wCEwYBhgL/s1600/2018_10_02-Phantom-02-800.JPG)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Phantom-Attack-Shuttle-Vehicle-Playset/dp/B00JMJS5RA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538514136&sr=8-1&keywords=hasbro+phantom+shuttle
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: vodkafan on October 05, 2018, 12:45:28 PM
Same price as would be a decent resin wargames tank, so not a bad buy.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on October 05, 2018, 03:44:34 PM
Same price as would be a decent resin wargames tank, so not a bad buy.

Yes, and I can easily modify the interior with my Dremel, and some 3D-designed and printed parts (printer pending a spare part that broke this morning, though  >:( )
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on October 12, 2018, 07:00:33 PM
Printer is fit and running again

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JkC-mk66BWk/W8DWe6KwMvI/AAAAAAAAKvQ/eoqBnwzlZ5gjwHmtpkWCZfehrvFyeI5rACLcBGAs/s1600/2018_10_11-Star_Wars_Land_Speeder_Light_Grey-01-800.JPG)

More stuff on the blog - still only prints, no time for painting the stuff, yet...
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: gamer Mac on October 25, 2018, 10:15:38 AM
That looks great,what scale is it?
I am after some vehicles for imperial assault
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on October 25, 2018, 05:29:06 PM
That looks great,what scale is it?
I am after some vehicles for imperial assault

I think they are perfect for IA - assuming you mean the speeder, the designer's notes say that if to be used for Legion (which have slightly larger models), his models should be scaled up to 110%

I can take a pic with a couple of IA minis next to it after dinner. Hera and Chopper are from an IA Ally Pack, so they give you the size of the Phantom.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: gamer Mac on October 25, 2018, 06:46:19 PM
Thanks that would be great
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on October 25, 2018, 07:48:13 PM
Thanks that would be great

Will be up in 10 min, or so!
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on October 25, 2018, 07:56:11 PM
Here's the speeder
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on October 25, 2018, 07:57:13 PM
And a cargo sled from the same designer
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: gamer Mac on October 25, 2018, 08:05:49 PM
Any body selling the printed models?
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on October 25, 2018, 08:19:59 PM
Any body selling the printed models?

No, the designs are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial license, which means you can print them for yourself but not sell the prints.
Some designers make their work free for commercial use, but not this particular one.

I don't know if getting a friend to print them and covering the cost would violate the terms.  ???

There are also printing services where you send them a file, and they print that file for you - effectively renting you their machine, I am also uncertain about that... Lots of new things to consider in this digital world.
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on June 02, 2019, 10:49:32 PM
I've been laying a bit low on the sci-fi front since Christmas, but now I am picking up One Page Rules Grimdark Firefight for some fun with some of my old 40K minis

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-w0RaFcp0GkE/XPFEDtZ6QaI/AAAAAAAALvE/twlKa08DeuILyv0T_y7GeYA2LZCVJv_RgCLcBGAs/s1600/2019_05_31-Space_Marines_WIP_01-800.JPG)

AND, I am just about to order Galactic Heroes to get me on tracks with the Star Warsy stuff once more.

In the meantime, though, expect some Grimdark AAR within a relatively short future...  :)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 03, 2019, 09:11:58 AM
Memories...
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on June 18, 2019, 08:46:14 PM
Printed this today (actually printed another one as well as printing a third atm, but had no time for taking further pics)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EkYGiI4PiGM/XQjsPu1p0BI/AAAAAAAAL7E/57tonhPlJt8O_66A_WK3WwQLQM3Z0zV0ACLcBGAs/s1600/2019_06_18-Tyranid_Capillary_8cm_01_01-400.JPG)

On the Star Wars front, I got Galactic Heroes about a week ago, still haven't had time to read it...

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J0eLPfIUyT8/XQKhEYnk9_I/AAAAAAAAL2A/iok4Q-ds0uQG1_94QKPwxoHnf3qxIZcawCLcBGAs/s1600/2019_06_13-FfoL_01-800.JPG)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on June 26, 2019, 01:37:19 PM
Still preparing for some Grimdark Future: Firefight

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Kt8ErhDU-_Q/XQ6MzLME6fI/AAAAAAAAL_A/hm85k3GZ-u8OhTcW1XzspGMEYsu9rP9mQCLcBGAs/s640/2019_06_22-RT_Scout_Sniper_01_02-400.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GurYuV69e24/XQujA3FZM6I/AAAAAAAAL9M/Hp8xl32XWUANDWR4SPbDHinhy-AEPPRSgCLcBGAs/s1600/2019_06_19-4_Tyranid_Capillaries_01-800.JPG)
Title: Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
Post by: Argonor on July 25, 2019, 09:40:44 PM
While on vacation in France, I spotted this, and purchased it for 40.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8GbKjfXwaS0/XTjmjj3HmXI/AAAAAAAAMFE/97JRYOPWtrQmAscrCtZLEW5rh63ECFQwgCLcBGAs/s1600/2019_07_24-Hasbro_Millenium_Falcon_02-800.JPG)

Hasbro 2004 Millennium Falcon, with a few parts missing - but I think I'll have that covered with my 3D printer.