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Offline Aquamarine

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Planetoid 51
« on: November 01, 2015, 01:50:26 AM »
Hi, here is my project that I've been working on nearly three years. I was able to glean ideas and resources from others here, so thank you. Anyways my theme involes an earth colony that was invaded by a previously unknown alien race. Earth forces are trying to reclaim the colony.

The style is a retro theme that incorporates a 50's/60's toy scifi vibe, light and slightly campy. The figures are from Hydra miniatures. I post mainly on their Facebook page. I have yet to play a game but am looking at The Gates of Antares rules coming this November.

Offline Hoser

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Re: Planetoid 51
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2015, 02:00:19 AM »
Man, that's beautiful work.

Offline Aquamarine

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Re: Planetoid 51
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2015, 02:04:12 AM »
So,with nearly three years on this project I have been busy building the props for a retroverse Earth. I have only a third of what I want to create: battles in a spaceport, mining operations and a robot factory. Here is half of the city board that is nearly completed;

It has been really enjoyable trying to figure out how this miniature world will appear. You will however have to overlook the crooked cuts and low quality of my modelling as model building is quite new for me. I use a lot of foam board as well as construction toys from the 1960's ( Ideal toys Supercity)

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Re: Planetoid 51
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2015, 02:24:22 AM »
Wow  :o :o :o that's great!
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Offline Predatorpt

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Re: Planetoid 51
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2015, 02:34:01 AM »
You can't beat that level of creativity  :o Great work! Nice to see a change from the usual Gothic or Cyberpunk futurescape.


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Re: Planetoid 51
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2015, 02:44:46 AM »
That is some absolutely delightful world-building (precisely why I love this hobby), and an intimidating amount of scratch-built terrain. I love both the buildings and the weird alien flora. This setting isn't something I'd have ever thought of doing myself (nor would I have thought of that pink-and-green colour scheme for the Hydra robots! :) ), but the wonderful thing about our hobby is that we're all building different "gameworlds" in miniature, and forums like LAF serve as windows into each others' worlds.

Hope you get around to the spaceport, mine and factory some day. For the mine and factory, have you considered doing something like the underground computer facility in Forbidden Planet?

Nice to see a change from the usual Gothic or Cyberpunk futurescape.

Good observation! Not that all the more popular futurescapes (gothic, cyberpunk, 2000AD-esque, Star Wars-esque, etc) aren't delightful as well, but variety is the spice of life and all that.
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Offline warlord frod

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Re: Planetoid 51
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2015, 03:07:26 AM »
What a wonderful city scape  :-* :-* It has a real good 1940's pulp look and I love that. As you build please continue to post.

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Re: Planetoid 51
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2015, 05:18:28 AM »
Truly delightful! Especially the Maybelline robots!  :D

I've not looked at them, but I was wondering if you had, at Retro Raygun? 

Doug

Offline n815e

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Re: Planetoid 51
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2015, 05:38:26 AM »
 :o

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Re: Planetoid 51
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2015, 06:00:23 AM »
I just bought this:



as I have had some of those Hydra models in a box for several years.
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Offline gary42

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Re: Planetoid 51
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2015, 07:04:14 AM »
Beautiful!  I'd love to play Pulp Alley or 7TV on that board!
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Re: Planetoid 51
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2015, 08:03:01 AM »
I rather quite like that  :)

cheers

James

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Re: Planetoid 51
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2015, 08:24:53 AM »
Beautiful  city.  Excellent looking retro pulp style!  :-*

Offline Pijlie

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Re: Planetoid 51
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2015, 08:31:15 AM »
Absolutely lovely! I expect a Jetson flitting past on a hoverbike any moment  lol
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Offline Constable Bertrand

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Re: Planetoid 51
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2015, 10:31:25 AM »
Darn that is one very pretty city! Such colour and retro-scifi flare!! Just like "the jetsons".
 :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*


It is clear to see that it has been a 3 year labour of love, I think you should be proud of what you have managed to make in 3 years, that is a big city bard. And a unique gaming experience.  8)  8)

Did you make your own retro scifi utility truck? (First image)

Did you use any templates or refrence for the buildings? (such as "Galaxy" and the "police" station)

Cheers
Matt