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Author Topic: Eilif's Urban Terrain and More (6/28 28mm Ship 3: Ventauran Assault Craft)  (Read 42612 times)

Offline eilif

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Re: Eilif's Urban Terrain and More (11/28 Various mini-projects finished)
« Reply #210 on: April 25, 2018, 01:18:27 AM »
Finally got the battle report up for our Adepticon Mech Attack game. 
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2018/04/24/adepticon-2018-showdown-at-valstetech-airfield/

It ended up being a very good game with a result that was in contention right up until the very last turn.


Of course it was also my yearly chance to put together a massive 8x8 layout with my whole sci-fi city.  I've phased out the last of my contemporary 1-story warehouses and now almost everything is 2 stories or taller.


No surprise that the 3 objective spacecraft were the stars of the show.

I'll have a separate post for each spaceship in the next few weeks with lots of detail shots.
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Offline eilif

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Re: Eilif's Urban Terrain and More (6/5 SW style 28mm Lander)
« Reply #211 on: June 05, 2018, 03:35:11 PM »
Big one for you today.
A cargo lifter based on a SW "Republic Attack Shuttle".

The toy itself is OOP and ridiculously expensive now but I found a used example for much less. 
It's actually well scaled for 28/30mm once you fix the cockpit area.

I managed to retain the opening to so the cargo area is accessbile and I cut away the intervening walls so the cargo ramp leads from the front of the ship all the way into the cargo area.

I think it'd be perfect for Legion, but it was great as an objective at the Mech Attack game  I ran at Adepticon.
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2018/04/24/adepticon-2018-showdown-at-valstetech-airfield/

Lots more pictures and details here.
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2018/05/31/tutorial-spaceship-1-smugglers-cargo-lifter/

If anyone's interested, this will probaby be up for sale soon. I'm in a bit of a downsizing mood right now.

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Re: Eilif's Urban Terrain and More (6/5 SW style 28mm Lander)
« Reply #212 on: June 08, 2018, 04:12:15 PM »
That is a good looking generic vehicle, not obviously 'Star Wars', at least to my eyes.
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Re: Eilif's Urban Terrain and More (6/5 SW style 28mm Lander)
« Reply #213 on: June 08, 2018, 10:20:14 PM »
Nice vehicle.

Offline eilif

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Re: Eilif's Urban Terrain and More (6/5 SW style 28mm Lander)
« Reply #214 on: June 10, 2018, 06:24:56 PM »
Thanks Guys,
I hoped it wouldn't be too-SW to pass in other settings so I'm glad to hear that.

Offline eilif

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Re: Eilif's Urban Terrain and More (6/11 28mm Ship 2: Med Cargo Lighter)
« Reply #215 on: June 11, 2018, 12:57:51 PM »
Here's the second if of my Trio of 28mm Space Ships.

Probably my favorite of the batch, this hard working "Cargo Lighter" invovled the most toybashing of the three.


The roof is largely cobbled together from sections of X-wing and Millenium falcon toys, but I think it works well.


Also has a nice number of places where miniatures can stand around the midsection.


And of course there's an accessible interior.


Lots more pics and such here:
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2018/06/04/tutorial-spacecraft-2-medium-cargo-lighter/

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Re: Eilif's Urban Terrain and More (6/11 28mm Ship 2: Med Cargo Lighter)
« Reply #216 on: June 11, 2018, 01:09:13 PM »
Really like these, well done.

Offline eilif

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Re: Eilif's Urban Terrain and More (6/11 28mm Ship 2: Med Cargo Lighter)
« Reply #217 on: June 14, 2018, 11:04:58 PM »
Thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated.

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Re: Eilif's Urban Terrain and More (6/11 28mm Ship 2: Med Cargo Lighter)
« Reply #218 on: June 14, 2018, 11:20:22 PM »
I'm so in love with this thread! :-*

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Re: Eilif's Urban Terrain and More (6/11 28mm Ship 2: Med Cargo Lighter)
« Reply #219 on: June 15, 2018, 02:27:20 AM »
Great work on those ships!
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Offline eilif

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Re: Eilif's Urban Terrain and More (6/11 28mm Ship 2: Med Cargo Lighter)
« Reply #220 on: June 18, 2018, 01:50:32 AM »
Great work on those ships!
Thanks!

I'm so in love with this thread! :-*
Glad to hear it!
Our club webguy has alot of real-life on his plate and hasn't put up the third ship yet However, if you want more like this, check out the older stuff on our club's blog. Lots of posts in the same vein going back the better part of a decade.

Link is in my sig, Enjoy!

Offline Jan

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Re: Eilif's Urban Terrain and More (6/11 28mm Ship 2: Med Cargo Lighter)
« Reply #221 on: June 20, 2018, 04:07:35 PM »
Realy cool looking, BIG ships. Great use of toys again!  :-*

I got a Hunter Terminator Toy Ship, too. It is waiting for paint.
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Offline eilif

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Re: Eilif's Urban Terrain and More (6/11 28mm Ship 2: Med Cargo Lighter)
« Reply #222 on: June 21, 2018, 09:53:27 PM »
Realy cool looking, BIG ships. Great use of toys again!  :-*

I got a Hunter Terminator Toy Ship, too. It is waiting for paint.
Thanks Jan,
Great to hear from you.  I have a couple of those Terminator ships somewhere. I had intended to paint them up recently but then I couldn't find them!

Looking forward to seeing what you do with yours.

Offline eilif

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This is the big one folks!
My Ventauran Assault Craft.  Made primarily from parts of a very large Power Rangers "Pyramidas".
For some reason the pictures didn't turn out quite as good, but they get the point across.


The engines were a particular challenge, but lots of X-wing parts cut appart and reassembled, filled the spaces nicely.


Bridge.  There are a few nooks like this and the flat top mean that there's lots of space to place miniatures if this is used as a static piece of terrain.


And like the others, this has a nice large cargo bay. 
This one, however opens completely in the front and is big enough to drive vehicles inside!


Lots more pics and my ramblings here:
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2018/06/22/tutorial-spacecraft-3-ventauran-assault-craft/

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Damn, you don't do things by half. That is a huge ship.
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