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Argonor's Retro Sci-Fi Thread.
« on: May 08, 2014, 06:18:32 PM »
I have embarked on yet another journey into the unknown - this time I'm doing something COMPLETELY different.

I have had a bunch of Retro Sci-fi minis from Hydra and Blue Moon in a box somewhere quite a few years, and I thought that I would do something with them (or rather, start a project where they might find some use).

My plan is to do some adventure-style gaming, combining space combat with planetside action, and to this end I ordered the War Rocket rules, and 2 sets of small spacecraft. I am going to finish 3 'rockets' for both the Galacteers and the Zenithians to use for a demo game at Attic Attack I, then order some more to expand the forces.

I finished the Galacteer Comets (Class I) today:



I have started painting the Zenithians, and I expect to get them finished this upcoming weekend, as the colour scheme I'm using is very simple.

When I get some 28/30mm minis done, I'll use Fantastic Worlds for the up-close-and-personal action, at least until Hydra releases the Retro Raygun ruleset, then we'll see...
« Last Edit: January 20, 2017, 11:07:11 PM by Argonor »
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Re: Argonor's Retro Sci-Fi Thread.
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2014, 12:32:55 AM »
excellent Color Choices,very nice Retro Feel  8) Reminds me of the Bag of 40mm Ming Guard i bought 10Years ago or so  ::)

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Re: Argonor's Retro Sci-Fi Thread.
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 12:42:42 AM »
Love the colour scheme - to infinity and beyond!

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Re: Argonor's Retro Sci-Fi Thread.
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 10:55:36 AM »
Great painting on some great models!

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Re: Argonor's Retro Sci-Fi Thread.
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 11:48:15 AM »
Will people stop encouraging me to spend more money!

They look superb.
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Re: Argonor's Retro Sci-Fi Thread.
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 06:35:42 PM »
Love the colour scheme - to infinity and beyond!

Give that man a cigar!  ;)

Thanks, everybody!

I didn't come up with the scheme myself; the rule book has a picture of a Class 2 rocket from the 'Famous Lightyear Squadron', but I really like the idea, and I'm going to paint som 28/30mm crew in corresponding colours.

Those are 6mm sized, btw... does anyone know of any 6mm retro sci-fi infantry, and/or vehicles, and/or buildings? I may have to start collecting soft-shaped soap containers, and the likes for some scratch-building.


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Re: Argonor's Retro Sci-Fi Thread.
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2014, 07:24:54 PM »
Speed-painted these, ready for the first game tomorrow!




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Re: Argonor's Retro Sci-Fi Thread.
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2014, 07:40:21 PM »
Great painting!!!

Are they Vree models from Bab5?
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Re: Argonor's Retro Sci-Fi Thread.
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2014, 08:14:35 PM »
Loving the smooth paintwork on these and the whole retro vibe thing.
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Re: Argonor's Retro Sci-Fi Thread.
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2014, 10:21:47 AM »
Loving the smooth paintwork on these and the whole retro vibe thing.
 :-* :-*



Lovely stuff, and the crisp paint jobs re grand. You need an army of three-eyed little green aliens now  :D

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Re: Argonor's Retro Sci-Fi Thread.
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2014, 12:06:04 PM »
Lovely stuff, and the crisp paint jobs re grand. You need an army of three-eyed little green aliens now  :D


hehe... Actually, I think I'm going to use the saucers for the Retro Raygun Robot Legion. Their erratic flight patterns befit AI, and I painted the domes to match the glowing red eyes of the robots (no, I haven't painted any, yet, I have them - and some Galacteers including at least one limited ed. fig in a box... somewhere... should go looking... ::)  )

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Re: Argonor's Retro Sci-Fi Thread.
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2014, 08:24:46 AM »
Amazing stuff. Are we going to see these at the next Horisont Con?
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Re: Argonor's Retro Sci-Fi Thread.
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2014, 08:55:28 AM »
Amazing stuff. Are we going to see these at the next Horisont Con?

I hope so - depends on me being able to attend (I havre to work some weekends, but I hope that I can switch duty, should Horisont fall on a work weekend).

There's also the possiblity of playing with them next weekend and Attic Attack I  ;)

I am going to order some more ships soonish, to flesh out the forces a bit more.

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Re: Argonor's Retro Sci-Fi Thread.
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2014, 09:48:28 AM »
I hope so - depends on me being able to attend (I havre to work some weekends, but I hope that I can switch duty, should Horisont fall on a work weekend).

There's also the possiblity of playing with them next weekend and Attic Attack I  ;)

I am going to order some more ships soonish, to flesh out the forces a bit more.

21st to 23rd of November, matey.  ;)


I'm hosting retro sci-fi too. Maybe a joint venture? You handle the space episodes and I handle the ground?

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Re: Argonor's Retro Sci-Fi Thread.
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2014, 03:19:53 PM »
Sounds good Guys. I was beginning to Wonder when there were any news on Horisont. :)

 

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