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Author Topic: The 40,000 universe, explored in smaller scales: 3mm  (Read 5718 times)

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: The 40,000 universe, explored in smaller scales: 6mm Space Hulk
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2017, 09:26:59 AM »
3mm! Madness!

Offline zemjw

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Re: The 40,000 universe, explored in smaller scales: 6mm Space Hulk
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2017, 09:47:31 AM »
I hadn't seen the Honey Bee stuff before, and now I'm very tempted.

Fortunately there's no point ordering this close to Christmas, so hopefully the temptation will have lessened by the time the new year rolls around. It's not helped by the fact that I have the original epic space marine and genestealer models. Going to be a long few weeks.

As for 3mm, it looks really good, but I struggle to see 6mm these days, not a hope with anything smaller :(

On a slightly different note - do you think the Honey Bee stuff would work with 10mm? I bought some 10mm fantasy stuff earlier this year, but haven't done anything with it. If the HB stuff would work with 10mm and 6mm, it would be an easier purchase to justify :D

Offline Grumbledook

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Re: The 40,000 universe, explored in smaller scales: 6mm Space Hulk
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2017, 07:55:22 PM »
Those 3mm chaps look great and I'm really looking forward to seeing more of them. I’m pretty tempted to get some myself but am having trouble visualising how big they actually are, any chance of a picture with a 6mm figure for comparison?


Offline Samsonov

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Re: The 40,000 universe, explored in smaller scales: 6mm Space Hulk
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2017, 05:41:57 PM »
Thanks for all the comments.

The nanohulk is great for 6mm models. I can say it is too large for 15mm models if you are using the grid, in that the base of the 15mm models I have tried is larger than each square (each square being 1cm square). If you ignore the grid then it looks like a cramped corridor for 15mm. However, I own no 10mm models so I cannot easily judge that one. I suspect it would work but that is only a vaguely educated guess.

Will try and get some comparison pictures with 6mm models when I get some more 3mm painted. Each base is 6cm by 4cm, and each individual model is about 4mm tall (being in power armour). I hope to be able to field at least 10 platoons (i.e. individual bases) of infantry, plus an equal amount of transport plus quite a bit of armour, so really the visual appeal is about mass formations rather than individual models.

Offline Samsonov

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Re: The 40,000 universe, explored in smaller scales: 6mm Space Hulk
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2018, 06:33:55 PM »
Another base done, in better lighting this time:






Offline zrunelord

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Re: The 40,000 universe, explored in smaller scales: 6mm Space Hulk
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2018, 09:34:56 AM »
Very Nice work Samsonov,
But personally going from 15 to 6 & then to 3mm would be suicidal for me.... eyesight wise....
May I ask how you did the cracked ground on the Novans, please?

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Offline DivisMal

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Re: The 40,000 universe, explored in smaller scales: 6mm Space Hulk
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2018, 05:45:28 PM »

May I ask how you did the cracked ground on the Novans, please?




Yes, please. I’d be interested in how you did that, too.


PS:
Great ideas in the thread. I love how well the 3mm Marines work.
Did you know that a lot of the old epic stuff was produced in 3mm because otherwise it would have been too large at that time? I read it in an old White Dwarf, and can very well imagine how good a titan must look next to your company!

Offline Samsonov

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Re: The 40,000 universe, explored in smaller scales: 6mm Space Hulk
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2018, 04:03:58 PM »
The broken earth is games workshop's Agrellan Earth. Put on about between one and two millimetres of the stuff and after an hour it will start to crack.

Yep, the old titans were 3mm scale so already work well.

Offline Samsonov

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Re: The 40,000 universe, explored in smaller scales: 6mm Space Hulk
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2018, 01:12:53 PM »
More progress:

Novan Regulars with Trojan transports. Also, a base of Guardians. All on 6cm by 4cm bases.




Offline DivisMal

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Re: The 40,000 universe, explored in smaller scales: 6mm Space Hulk
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2018, 02:31:36 PM »
Looks awesome. Maybe that’s God‘s way of telling us that Epic was meant for 3mm?

Offline Grumbledook

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Re: The 40,000 universe, explored in smaller scales: 6mm Space Hulk
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2018, 06:24:46 PM »
Oooooooo, looking fabulous! Nice to see some tanks appearing.

I really regret getting rid of my collection of my Titans (mainly through neglect), this the scale they were meant for.


Offline Samsonov

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Re: The 40,000 universe, explored in smaller scales: 3mm
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2018, 08:05:22 PM »
I am tired of the inconsistencies of the GW crackle paint. If you just need a single tub it is great but both the colour and the amount required to get the same size cracks seems to vary. So a new approach. Gone Vallejo paste and decided to go for a desert landscape.








Tthe 6mm gladiators are now 3mm House Paladin and House Malinax Knights (note that the infantry and knights in the last two pictures are only 75% painted, they still need highlights). Also, I have gone for round bases, I think they look nicer than the rectangular ones. I am really happy with the Vallejo paste and think will rebase everything I already done using this approach. Here we have 50mm bases for the full platoon, 40mm for siege armour, whilst the two knights are currently both on 25mm bases but I intend to have them 2 per 50mm base.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2018, 08:07:04 PM by Samsonov »

Offline Grumbledook

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Re: The 40,000 universe, explored in smaller scales: 3mm
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2018, 06:25:27 PM »
Very cool! The round bases look great, as does the new desert basing theme. Nicely arranged figures too.

The gladiators are ideal as knights, something else to add to the wish list!

Offline Samsonov

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Re: The 40,000 universe, explored in smaller scales: 3mm
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2018, 05:43:39 PM »
More progress. Better part of a company done:





Offline fred

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Re: The 40,000 universe, explored in smaller scales: 3mm
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2018, 06:20:16 PM »
These look really good. I like that you are getting lots of troops on a base.

 

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