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Title: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on October 23, 2021, 05:10:29 AM
Hi all

I've started a new project to build enough 28mm scifi scenery for a densely populated  4x4 table. I have been collecting household junk, various 40K bitz, 3D printed parts as well as some scifi pieces from a Dungeons and Lasers kickstarter. There's no real plan apart from meeting some of the Stargrave and Planet 28 scenario requirements.

To start I begun with some generic scifi scatter pieces which I completed a while ago but I'll start with the WIP pictures.

The building on the left was made with a couple of kinder eggs, lots of random bits and the base is PVC foam, the middle building is made from some plumbing pipe with a 3D printed vent on top and door. the bigger building si made from a christmas decoration ball, pvc foam supports and acables from green stuff and recycled 3D printer fans.

(https://i.imgur.com/ETYpMH6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ktbhIg4.jpg)

The green cables are made using a "Green stuff tentacle/cable roller" which I 3d printed and its the first time I tried it out. I'm very pleased with the results and I will covering all my building in cables from now on.

I was heavily inspired by a lot of the members here so I hope you enjoy.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Grimmnar on October 23, 2021, 07:19:32 AM
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The green cables are made using a "Green stuff tentacle/cable roller" which I 3d printed and its the first time I tried it out. I'm very pleased with the results and I will covering all my building in cables from now on.
The STL for the cable roller a public release?

Grimm
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: OSHIROmodels on October 23, 2021, 07:36:42 AM
They look promising  8)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on October 23, 2021, 09:48:54 AM
I like what you are planning/doing.
I will follow with interest.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Lost Egg on October 23, 2021, 10:32:58 AM
They look cool.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on October 23, 2021, 11:00:13 AM
The STL for the cable roller a public release?

Yes I got it here

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2841749
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: blacksoilbill on October 23, 2021, 12:53:46 PM
Looking good!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on October 24, 2021, 06:21:52 PM
Here the next couple of pieces, I'm not really sure what they are, perhaps a small power generator and a cooling unit.

They are mostly made from XPS foam with Dungeons and Laser parts, and some sprues. I also used some worn out 3D printer bearings!

(https://i.imgur.com/2WfBDcv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qYHF0TP.jpg)

Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on October 25, 2021, 05:48:15 PM
The first two buildings are finished. After messing up the numbers a few times I'm calling them done and ignoring a few remaining mistakes on the painting. I went for a pretty basic colour schemes partly because I didn't have many colours for my airbrush. The numbers were done with a 3d stencil I printed out.

I think I  will try a different font as these aren't very scifi, but otherwise I'm very pleased with the results.

(https://i.imgur.com/PfQ7ypG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lT2tbPv.jpg)

Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on October 27, 2021, 06:48:04 AM
The next two pieces finished

(https://i.imgur.com/W9Rhzcl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rMum1QP.jpg)

I'm very pleased with how these came out.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: OSHIROmodels on October 27, 2021, 07:18:10 AM
Nicely done  8)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on October 27, 2021, 09:39:25 AM
Nicely understated, just the job for background scenery.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Marvythegreat on October 27, 2021, 02:36:06 PM
Good stuff mate! Thanks for the tip on the Green Stuff cable rollers. I can see getting some mileage out of those. Can't have too many cables.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on October 30, 2021, 01:18:06 AM
Thanks everyone for the comments.

Here's the next few pieces of scenery which were pretty quick to make.

3D printed wheels with a Dungeons and lasers crate. The middle piece is another Dungeons and Lasers piece and the $2 shop christmas baublescame in very handy as domes.

The larger industrial piece is useful as table filler and has the obligatory computer fan and lots of cables. also more D and L parts, 3D printed parts and the mesh panels are from a Conflix Cyberclicks set.  I like this piece and the simplicity design of it and it was heavily inspired by a fellow LAF'er Dr Mathais

(https://i.imgur.com/JGwww4q.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cCYt2rj.jpg)

Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: majorsmith on October 30, 2021, 06:32:31 AM
Excellent!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Sgt_T on October 31, 2021, 01:04:33 PM
These look great.

I really like the weathering on the left thingy:

The next two pieces finished

(https://i.imgur.com/W9Rhzcl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rMum1QP.jpg)

I'm very pleased with how these came out.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on November 01, 2021, 06:33:13 AM
All the scatter pieces finished!

I’ve started on some habitats  and hopefully I’ll post them next

(https://i.imgur.com/KGT8CVx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EvSWX2x.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bl1aaHQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KbQgYXu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/999hl3r.jpg)

Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: hubbabubba on November 01, 2021, 10:11:01 AM
I really like what you've done so far, I'm looking forward to seeing what's next.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Hobgoblin on November 01, 2021, 11:32:42 AM
These are amazing - and very inspiring!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on November 01, 2021, 07:58:18 PM
Thanks.

I will redo some of the numbers on the buildings as I had problems getting the stencils to line up (especially on the grey U shaped building).
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on November 04, 2021, 07:32:55 AM
Next up are some high tech habitats. I'm also planning some shanty style buildings so I wanted these to look a bit cleaner and better quality living!

The main plastic shape for the house is recycled from a 1/72nd diecast model tank, which I glued a bunch of bits on. The cables are made from green stuff along with pieces of electrical wire, and the doors and shutters are 3D printed.  The lights and security cameras are from the Dungeons and Lasers range and are pretty cool.

(https://i.imgur.com/o0142cX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bHetzR5.jpg)

Also I finished a Garage/workshop. I think the main shape was from the packaging for some headphones.  As per the other building, I glued some mostly 3D printed parts on as well as other Christmas decoration ball. The white pieces strips are made from PVC foam.

(https://i.imgur.com/0krMmnw.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vBKw0Df.jpg)

Thanks for looking
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on November 04, 2021, 07:35:46 AM
I am keen to see those painted up.
Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: manic _miner on November 04, 2021, 09:16:51 AM
 Great work on all of these.

 Wonderful use of all sorts of pieces.

 Is the gold bit on the first building from a Star Wars AT-AT model?Looks very familiar.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on November 04, 2021, 10:52:12 AM
Is the gold bit on the first building from a Star Wars AT-AT model?Looks very familiar.

Yes well spotted!

It used to be part of a 6mm scifi settlement, which was damaged, so I reused some of the pieces

(https://6mm.wargaming.info/images/scifi/scifi_buildings103.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on November 08, 2021, 04:29:04 AM
The first two buildings are finished and I'm starting on a third. I found a much better scifi font stencil and it has come out really well. I'm really pleased with the building colours as they are pretty bright but washed out.

Most of the painting was done with an airbrush first and then the details were painted. I went over it with a thin brown airbrush coat to blend the pieces together where the greebles joined the blue/green base colours, and to add some dirt to the bottom of the buildings.

Sorry for the picture quality as the lighting was pretty poor

(https://i.imgur.com/QxwJGtM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8ZA0CaL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/S2wBich.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: majorsmith on November 08, 2021, 06:21:15 AM
Well they look fantastic!!!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: marcnelsonjr on November 08, 2021, 06:29:25 AM
The design, paint scheme, weathering - all fantastic!

Thanks for sharing these, and I hope you'll keep them coming.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Lost Egg on November 08, 2021, 07:49:50 AM
Lovely choice of colours, they look great.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on November 08, 2021, 08:44:17 AM
I like those, as you say, 'Bright, but washed out...with some...
dirt to the bottom'.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: manic _miner on November 08, 2021, 11:11:13 AM
Yes well spotted!

It used to be part of a 6mm scifi settlement, which was damaged, so I reused some of the pieces

(https://6mm.wargaming.info/images/scifi/scifi_buildings103.jpg)

 Great use of Kinder Egg pods and pizza stands too.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on November 08, 2021, 03:55:12 PM
Lots to love in this thread, brilliant terrain work!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: verd on November 08, 2021, 04:46:28 PM
Fantastic work. :-*
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on November 11, 2021, 07:08:03 AM
Cheers


Here is the next build - I'm calling it a shop (of sorts). The brown sign at the front is magnetised and can be swapped out. I haven't figured out what to do with the sign yet.

(https://i.imgur.com/CnTvD6k.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/M0PW2xg.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: axiom on November 11, 2021, 11:23:35 AM
Looks great so far. I like the little generator on the side to help break up the uniformity of the shape. What are you using for the sign magnets? I've struggled to find something that works - the magnets I have are either too small and fiddly or too large and too strong!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on November 11, 2021, 06:47:48 PM
Looks great so far. I like the little generator on the side to help break up the uniformity of the shape. What are you using for the sign magnets? I've struggled to find something that works - the magnets I have are either too small and fiddly or too large and too strong!

I'm just using rare earth magnets. (maybe 8mm diameter) I drilled holes so they sit flush on both pieces. Here's a photo of the front without the sign

(https://i.imgur.com/RJr3dMx.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on November 13, 2021, 08:29:12 PM
And the shop is complete without the sign

(https://i.imgur.com/VegMnCZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OsBskIv.jpg)

Cheers
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on November 13, 2021, 08:38:39 PM
A couple more different angles

(https://i.imgur.com/rMhlvaj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6JncASl.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: commanderkaiser on November 13, 2021, 11:09:21 PM
Fantastic work. Each piece so far has been brilliant.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: hubbabubba on November 14, 2021, 11:56:27 AM
Fantastic
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on November 16, 2021, 12:18:01 AM
Thanks guys

I've moved on to walls now to keep the population in, or the wildlife out! Also they have lots of lights so nothing shady goes on next to the walls.

These were constructed using 3 and 6mm forex, along with Mantic bases and some wooden dowel. I had lots of Mantic spare bases and I really like the look when they are all glued down.

Also I created two terminals, which are made from a Dungeons and laser piece, which sits on top of some random figure bases.

(https://i.imgur.com/bWHgvZf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/01EzV8Z.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/eiRKJXj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hfbD16W.jpg)

Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Cacique Caribe on November 16, 2021, 04:08:47 AM
Pure genius!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: verd on November 16, 2021, 03:29:06 PM
More great additions!
Brilliant work mate!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: modelwarrior on November 16, 2021, 06:02:51 PM
Some excellent work on here.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Mammoth miniatures on November 16, 2021, 07:45:40 PM
lovely stuff! Exactly what planet 28 was made for.  :D
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on November 18, 2021, 05:40:17 PM
lovely stuff! Exactly what planet 28 was made for.  :D

Thanks, It getting pretty close to having enough terrain to play P28
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on November 19, 2021, 08:06:48 PM
The walls are finished and ready to keep out any unwanted guests....

I painted the walls with an airbrushed and only lightly weathered them (by my standards), since I wanted the appearance that they are well maintained. I've run out of Mantic bases but I plan to add another section or two in the future.

(https://i.imgur.com/wvU9ktv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7zM5MwK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RpP7UP1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1AWXYzQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9qGigkD.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Lost Egg on November 19, 2021, 09:57:08 PM
They look cool.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on November 21, 2021, 02:51:56 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Oldben1 on November 22, 2021, 09:21:59 PM
Holy smoke, those are sick.  I love the little details like the cameras!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: aliensurfer on November 23, 2021, 10:56:10 PM
very effective
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on November 27, 2021, 11:02:16 AM
Some WIP pieces

A couple of 3D printed containers, 2 Conflix grey buildings which I will pimp out, a toxic pool of cheese with walkway, a classic scifi piece - a pringle style storage tower.

(https://i.imgur.com/pjl30BS.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on November 28, 2021, 02:35:29 AM
I've finished the storage tank and its ready to paint. I'm not convinced about the balcony but i will carry on, as it was a lot of work and I dont want to spend more time on it.

In perhaps a wargames first, I've used parts from some children's LoL Dolls (the pink containers)!  The rest is a mix of 3D printed, plasticard, wire, sprues and bases. I sliced some of the bolts of the conflix terrain and used them on this for some of the plates


(https://i.imgur.com/hjJecAs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qvRxpNl.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on December 01, 2021, 10:59:01 AM
The tower is completed. I wasn't sure about the design while it was under construction but it looks good finished.

(https://i.imgur.com/sGuwXad.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/2uCynuR.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZJBfQHE.jpg)

I forgot to mention the ladder is from the Conflix syberclicks set and it works well.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Codsticker on December 03, 2021, 05:39:32 AM
I quite like your colour choices for the tower- very nice!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: von der Tann on December 03, 2021, 07:36:38 AM
I've run out of Mantic bases but I plan to add another section or two in the future.

The first thing that popped to my mind when  I read this was ... why don't use a bare piece of wall to make a mold and then pour new wall sections with resin or dental plaster?
Might save a ton of work and spare you chasing down bases.

On top I would like to add that I really like what you have created here. Pure genius.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on December 04, 2021, 07:17:27 PM
The first thing that popped to my mind when  I read this was ... why don't use a bare piece of wall to make a mold and then pour new wall sections with resin or dental plaster?
Might save a ton of work and spare you chasing down bases.

On top I would like to add that I really like what you have created here. Pure genius.

Hmm, good idea
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on December 07, 2021, 01:25:58 AM
The next piece ready for painting is a giant vat of cheese! This may be a homage to one of the players in our group who is renowned for using cheesy lists.

I changed the gangplank as the other one was too big and its not fixed down yet, so will be easier to paint. Its made mostly from Conlfix syberclicks parts with Dungeons and lasers stairs and a PVC foam frame.

The vat is made from a blank CD case and there is a couple of fluorescent lamp starters and a random electrical piece. The cheese is made from rubber caulk.

(https://i.imgur.com/MKVbP0x.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GPRbsdt.jpg)

Thanks
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Lost Egg on December 07, 2021, 07:17:05 AM
I like it. I am digging all the little details you add.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Onebigriver on December 07, 2021, 08:04:36 AM
Cracking, inspiring stuff!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Cacique Caribe on December 07, 2021, 08:14:23 AM
Fantastic!  I think it now needs a little guy with a long mixing pole.

Dan
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on December 07, 2021, 09:28:46 AM
More nice scenery.
If it was 'made' backwards it would be... 'Edam'  lol lol lol
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Cacique Caribe on December 08, 2021, 04:57:26 AM
Good one!

Dan
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on December 09, 2021, 08:14:45 PM
Thanks.

The giant vat of cheesy toxic cheese is finished. Actually I might add a couple of decals but the painting and basing is complete.


(https://i.imgur.com/SI0Aynm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MwbxZzZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QpnJ0Qj.jpg)


Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on December 13, 2021, 07:26:29 PM
Here's some 3D printed containers I painted. On the large ones I stuffed up and sprayed the numbers on upside down, but you cant really tell!  :o

(https://i.imgur.com/54NNmB3.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/a9r9H6G.jpg)

Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on December 13, 2021, 07:58:25 PM
Either it is alien writing, or some numpty dumped the
containers the wrong way up. :D

I like the dirty yellow you have achieved.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on December 15, 2021, 05:08:35 AM
Cheers.

I've been painting some figures to fight with. These are Void Kryomek Nexus SWAT figures and they have quite a cool style. I picked them up on a whim secondhand and they were great to paint, but all that red was hard work! I'm still thinking about adding numbers to them on the white shoulder pad.

(https://i.imgur.com/OMmzvVn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1rykTtf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/p2Ycp3S.jpg)

Thanks for looking
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on December 15, 2021, 08:01:04 AM
Don't put their numbers on upside down.
The Sarge would have a fit.   :D

Nice paint job, also nice to notice two lefties in the squad.
Mind you they might (all?) be ambidextrous.
I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous. lol lol lol
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: majorsmith on December 15, 2021, 08:26:54 AM
Those nexus swat figures are brilliant, i had some a few years back they are great to paint, I was thinking of getting some to use as space marines as I like them more than the rt marines as they kind of fit the look, great job on these I love the color scheme
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: OSHIROmodels on December 15, 2021, 08:27:56 AM
They look great  :)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on December 15, 2021, 10:57:47 AM
Don't put their numbers on upside down.
The Sarge would have a fit.   :D

Lol
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on December 15, 2021, 10:59:34 AM
Thanks guys, yes they are lovely figures and quite chunky. They barely fit on a 25mm base.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Lost Egg on December 16, 2021, 07:13:50 AM
Those classic minis look cool and defo fit the RT vibe.

How do you do your numbers & letters on the buildings?
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: manic _miner on December 16, 2021, 09:52:43 AM
 The Kryomek figures are still pretty cool figures.I ma sure that the Swat one's were sculpted by Bob Olley.Scotia Grendel still do them.There also used to be a set of resin figures for them.I got a box when i was a kid but our dog at the time got to them before me.Bits all over the place.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on December 16, 2021, 10:45:37 AM
How do you do your numbers & letters on the buildings?

I 3d printed this stencil and used an airbrush on it. I cut the printed stencil into strips to fit it in tight spots

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3158488

Cheers
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Cacique Caribe on December 23, 2021, 08:09:48 AM
6mmfan

Wow, this thread keeps getting better and better.

What scale are those Kryomek figures?

Dan
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on December 29, 2021, 04:49:22 AM
They are 28mm.

6mmfan

Wow, this thread keeps getting better and better.

What scale are those Kryomek figures?

Dan
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on December 31, 2021, 01:24:17 AM
I found another plastic box so it was converted to a habitat. Again lots of random parts including a LoL doll piece, Hot wheels wheel and 3D printed parts!

(https://i.imgur.com/SdCEe2N.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dhL0rFY.jpg)

I've also started on some prefab/shanty buildings and here are the basic shells. I need to add lots of details to them. Also a couple of mutant testing stations in the front of the picture

(https://i.imgur.com/xWY5Iqd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cBzOzNa.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZxpMxrh.jpg)

Thanks for looking
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Major_Gilbear on December 31, 2021, 02:16:50 AM
Really cool builds here; I can't wait to see it all put together in a little street scene and painted with a few figures! :)

Speaking of figures, I have to say I'm very charmed by your Kryomek models. You should honestly send some photos of them to Scotia Grendel for promotion purposes, as I had no idea they painted up so nicely!  8)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on December 31, 2021, 02:48:06 AM
Really cool builds here; I can't wait to see it all put together in a little street scene and painted with a few figures! :)

Speaking of figures, I have to say I'm very charmed by your Kryomek models. You should honestly send some photos of them to Scotia Grendel for promotion purposes, as I had no idea they painted up so nicely!  8)

Thanks you. Yes, the Kryomek figures are really lovely but their photos on the web site don't do them justice.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on January 06, 2022, 06:03:21 AM
Here's the first 2 prefab buildings I started a while back. They took a long time gluing and fitting all the bits and pieces together. The main shapes are made from PVC foam, cardboard and plasticard, with all sorts of pieces glued on, including a bazillion rivets I cut up to make.

The Vault

(https://i.imgur.com/VBR5rOk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/puUMH1j.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HClzGW3.jpg)

Computer Hub
(https://i.imgur.com/IYPhZJk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8GvBBIQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MiolDrX.jpg)

Cheers
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Lost Egg on January 06, 2022, 07:45:55 AM
The extra details really bring them to life.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on January 06, 2022, 09:42:39 AM
Love them. Can't wait to see them painted.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on January 06, 2022, 08:02:50 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on January 09, 2022, 11:35:49 AM
The build of the next 2 are complete using similar materials to the other ones. There's a  Garage

(https://i.imgur.com/JtSnFh2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OkqtGzf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/oCUq8Yz.jpg)

and a kind of a Bunker

(https://i.imgur.com/R4uxQDe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/o37gMpy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lPqUkfN.jpg)

Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on January 13, 2022, 08:06:43 PM
I'm still working on my prefab buildings, but I managed to paint the remaining habitat I posted a few messages back.

(https://i.imgur.com/KlAMBvq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qLdU6RG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/sqhAIaN.jpg)

Its the same colours as before with some weathering using a light airbrush spray and chipping with  a piece of sponge.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Hupp n at em on January 18, 2022, 07:55:20 PM
Some great scratchbuilding in here, nice work!  :-*
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on February 02, 2022, 09:42:08 PM
Its been a while, however these are the last 2 prefab buildings. Again they are a mix of Conflix pieces, random junk and model leftovers, 3D printed parts topped off with a big dose of rivets!

A twin house building

(https://i.imgur.com/jOBOuyy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pwdbhlU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pelMYNy.jpg)

A kind of shop/store

(https://i.imgur.com/OFUD71M.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rtVLNL0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/s95gqxo.jpg)

Cheers
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on February 21, 2022, 03:56:28 AM
Its taken a while however my first 3 28mm prefab buildings are all finished! It took a long time because of all the details I kept adding to them, but the final result was worth it.

I'll post the next 3 in a couple of days as I'm just finishing off some details. I used some similar colours to my earlier buildings, but I wanted these to look look more dirty and run down, so there is a lot more weathering.

The posters were found on the internet and printed out. I went around the edges of the posters with a felt pen followed by weathering powder to help blend them in.

1st Prefab building

(https://i.imgur.com/K0N4XYq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/e70MOs0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3VBkUfi.jpg)

2nd Prefab building

(https://i.imgur.com/ta5Pula.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HaXc3An.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZvfJd0X.jpg)

3rd Prefab building


(https://i.imgur.com/GvhvWl3.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CqtWybh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Xazn295.jpg)

Cheers
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Bravo Six on February 21, 2022, 04:00:17 AM
Phil, you always make such lovely terrain from garbage!  lol Well done!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on February 21, 2022, 04:44:05 AM
Phil, you always make such lovely terrain from garbage!  lol Well done!

I'm not sure who Phil is, but thanks

Cheers
Kieran
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Bravo Six on February 22, 2022, 02:57:36 AM
Oh sorry Kieran!  lol I thought this was a 6mmphil build. My bad.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: hubbabubba on February 22, 2022, 08:47:32 AM
Lovely pieces, the devil's in the detail but your painting lifts them even higher.

Great stuff Phil lol
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Golgotha on February 22, 2022, 09:47:16 AM
Loving the unique style and appearance of these. The colour schemes are very effective. The little details really create interest and make them pop.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on February 22, 2022, 10:33:55 AM
Oh sorry Kieran!  lol I thought this was a 6mmphil build. My bad.

No problem, he is a bit of a rock star is the 6mm world  :)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Bravo Six on February 23, 2022, 11:15:08 PM
And in the 28mm world really. His casts in that scale are amazing!

Anyway.... back to you.  ;D
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on February 24, 2022, 02:00:20 AM
Here's a couple of aliens I painted recently. They are Zykhee scouts from VOR but I intend to use them as NPCs in games. I think they are cool figures and the crouching guy is a great pose.

They'll also double as Falleen from Star Wars for that project and I painted them in vaguely Falleen colours.


(https://i.imgur.com/SrhKM0V.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/s13QweS.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Seal on February 24, 2022, 07:00:56 AM
Yes! Those are great miniatures. I can’t agree more about the crouching model. Definitely usable in many sci fi games. Great stuff!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on February 24, 2022, 07:30:00 PM
Thanks, they are some of my favourites.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: manic _miner on February 25, 2022, 12:06:16 AM
 Great seeing more buildings painted-up and the Zykhee too.Got some cleaned off and ready to paint.Sure they were sculpted by Kev Adams,so green works well for them ;).

 Going to have to start digging in my bits boxes and give it a go.Got a Ferrero Rocher plastic box to use.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: blacksoilbill on February 25, 2022, 12:33:51 AM
Wow, those buildings are outstanding. Love all the gribblies!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on February 25, 2022, 09:09:43 AM
Quote
Got a Ferrero Rocher plastic box to use.

'Ambassador, you spoil us'   lol lol lol
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on February 27, 2022, 05:51:07 AM
Great seeing more buildings painted-up and the Zykhee too.Got some cleaned off and ready to paint.Sure they were sculpted by Kev Adams,so green works well for them ;).

 Going to have to start digging in my bits boxes and give it a go.Got a Ferrero Rocher plastic box to use.

I didn't know they were sculpted by Kev Adams, they are certainly nice figures.

Yes start collecting all the junk and household packaging.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on February 27, 2022, 05:51:31 AM
Thanks everyone.

Here is another figure I finished earlier, its a Reaper minis Argamite Explorer. Its a cute little figure who will serve as part of my Stargrave crew (after I paint the rest)

(https://i.imgur.com/FwhaJ2X.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xd3vOTN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DCmv6Jz.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: manic _miner on February 27, 2022, 10:54:42 PM
I didn't know they were sculpted by Kev Adams, they are certainly nice figures.

Yes start collecting all the junk and household packaging.

 Most of the Vor range was sculpted by Kev Adams.

 Way ahead with collecting stuff for scratch building.Been doing it for years now and have quite a few boxes of stuff then the miniatures bits boxes.Seeing your work has inspired me to give it a go.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on March 03, 2022, 08:12:52 PM
One of my goals for this build was to make sure I had enough scenery to play Planet 28's Escape from Lychester VII campaign. In the first scenarios there is a space port on the table edge and I thought it would be good to make this a larger piece, which can double as a backdrop in games and for posting photos.

It was constructed from PVC Foam, and I glued XPS foam, old sprues, plasticard, mdf scraps and various 3d printed and other bits to it. It ended up much bigger than I planned, and one of my original goals was to make sure all the terrain fitted into some boxes I already have, but this is too big. :(

The sign I made after buying a cheap hot wire foam cutter and I like that its not perfect. Also the sign is removeable and held on with magnets, so it will be easier to paint and store.

With a couple of figures to give you an idea of the size.
(https://i.imgur.com/dFnaewb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/49aBeOn.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: manic _miner on March 03, 2022, 08:55:27 PM
 That looks great.

 Also a good idea to make the sign removable.Will you be making other signs to go with it?

 Started on two builds the other day.Need to find my bits boxes for smaller additions to them.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on March 03, 2022, 09:23:11 PM
That looks great.

 Also a good idea to make the sign removable.Will you be making other signs to go with it?

 Started on two builds the other day.Need to find my bits boxes for smaller additions to them.

Cheers. I didn't think of having different signs but its a great idea!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: The Rock on March 11, 2022, 05:11:49 PM
Nice work!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on March 13, 2022, 05:36:13 AM
My next build is a landing pad designed for smaller space craft.

The main part is made from a failed 3d print of a platform, cardboard and XPS foam and the edges are old GW Warhammer regiment bases. The legs are part of the 3D print with some extra details added.

The lift/elevator is made from a modified Dungeons and Laser piece and with a bit of work, it fits into the recess on the landing pad. I"ll paint it separate so it can be set to different heights

(https://i.imgur.com/hXq81Y4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OgHqgsR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZWrsgdX.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on March 13, 2022, 07:12:14 AM
Continuing wonderfulness  :-*
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: zrunelord on March 13, 2022, 02:20:06 PM
Lovely work.
I especially like the shading on the doors .
Thanks for sharing.

Z
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on March 13, 2022, 09:14:17 PM
Cheers
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Muzfish4 on March 14, 2022, 04:37:35 AM
Marvelous thread - really inspiring work  here.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on March 16, 2022, 02:19:47 AM
Thanks

Here's some simple vents I made for one of the Stargrave scenarios a while back. They are made from 3d printed vent, a 32mm base, a heroclix base and a 3D printed tube at the bottom to give them more height.

Also there is some 3D printed barrels and a couple of Star Wars containers, that were lingering on my work bench.

(https://i.imgur.com/wC1wDZ4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YOxb6Hx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ALqABXK.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Seal on March 16, 2022, 05:49:21 AM
This is all fantastic. The landing pad is wonderful.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Cacique Caribe on March 16, 2022, 11:58:54 PM
Thanks everyone.

Here is another figure I finished earlier, its a Reaper minis Argamite Explorer. Its a cute little figure who will serve as part of my Stargrave crew (after I paint the rest)

(https://i.imgur.com/FwhaJ2X.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xd3vOTN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DCmv6Jz.jpg)

How tall is that little guy?  Could he work with 15mm figures?

Thanks.

Dan
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on March 17, 2022, 03:06:36 AM
Probably not it's 25mm tall and a very stocky figure, wider than most 28mm figures.

How tall is that little guy?  Could he work with 15mm figures?

Thanks.

Dan
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Cacique Caribe on March 18, 2022, 02:43:58 AM
6mmfan

Thanks so much for the quick reply!

Dan
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on March 22, 2022, 11:44:48 PM
I've completed some new scatter pieces for my games,  which are 3D prints

(https://i.imgur.com/89StLWe.jpg)

Finished - with an old Spacelords crew figure I believe

(https://i.imgur.com/e4cGH2L.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gV1QEYR.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on March 24, 2022, 10:54:33 AM
Here's is hopefully the last 28mm sci-fi building that I make for this, I've just got some rubble pieces and terrain boards to make. The project started out a something I hoped to finish in a few weeks, but 6 months on its still going!

This latest building is a Repair shop for vehicles, spacecraft and robots.

It was made from my usual mix of junk and 3D parts, with some special mentions that include:- part of a Pringle tin, some Necromunda bulkheads and an old Airfix bridge as the gantry. Its bigger than I intended but it does look impressive.

(https://i.imgur.com/HAQLP4t.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4MtJeW4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/l7Yj3aU.jpg)

I also made it so it can disassemble for storage purposes, and the main building part could be used on its own.

(https://i.imgur.com/ayhM21d.jpg)

Thanks
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Bloggard on March 24, 2022, 11:06:04 AM
flipping heck - brilliiant stuff.

you do fantastic weathering effects too.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on March 24, 2022, 03:52:37 PM
I love what you keep doing with this.
Hope to see your paint job on it soon.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on March 25, 2022, 04:53:14 AM
Thanks, I hope to get it finished soon.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Roo on March 25, 2022, 07:13:19 AM
Some brilliant stuff in this thread  :o
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on March 25, 2022, 11:18:00 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on March 31, 2022, 04:44:38 AM
Although I've wanted to focus on 1-2 sets of rules, I did pick up these and joined their Discord server.

There's some nice ideas and the mechanics look great, and they are a toolkit for building your own scenarios and campaigns. At 16 pages they will be great for quick skirmish games.

(https://i.imgur.com/Kpw86Sb.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Golgotha on March 31, 2022, 08:24:09 AM
There is a great review of Space Weirdos available here:

https://gundobadgames.blogspot.com/2021/09/review-space-weirdos-skirmish.html

The rules sound surprisingly good. Must give them a try.

Loving the terrain.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on March 31, 2022, 09:44:32 AM
Thanks, yes that's what sold me on the rules. And for $5 they were worth checking out.


There is a great review of Space Weirdos available here:

https://gundobadgames.blogspot.com/2021/09/review-space-weirdos-skirmish.html

The rules sound surprisingly good. Must give them a try.

Loving the terrain.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on April 17, 2022, 08:11:18 PM
Real life has got i the way of this project with alot of my time taken up by a new puppy!

However I've managed to get the base colours on my port, although the photo doesn't show the shading on the yellow very well.

(https://i.imgur.com/ctsdFEA.jpg)

As well I've completed a new scatter piece.

This one is one of the first models I started on but it took me the most amount of time to finish. It was constructed around 4 pillars from the Dungeons and Lasers set and the top/bottom pieces are made from XPS foam and covered in corrugated cardboard. I used GW WHFB regiment base pieces for the edges. On the top I used an old 3d printer fan but its hard to see in the photos. I forgot to take any once it was finished (I think I was so pleased to finish it, I undercoated it immediately!)

(https://i.imgur.com/RSGp89j.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RSGp89j.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on April 17, 2022, 09:06:40 PM
I like it.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on April 25, 2022, 12:03:40 AM
The Space Port is open for travel!

You can also see one of the terrain boards I've been working on, more on those soon hopefully.

(https://i.imgur.com/IzVLq02.jpg)

Entrance with departure information
(https://i.imgur.com/rnV3tHr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/x8ODrTm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NtkhMeZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Pattus Magnus on April 25, 2022, 12:20:59 AM
That looks so awesome! It’s the kind of terrain I dream about playing games on!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on April 25, 2022, 12:38:15 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: eilif on April 25, 2022, 12:12:42 PM
That spaceport looks fantastic.  Kind of like Bladerunner architecture in Rogue Trader colors.  A brilliant combination.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: hubbabubba on April 25, 2022, 05:05:16 PM
Great stuff, makes me wanna play.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on April 26, 2022, 08:23:26 PM
My next building is a Landing pad.

The main colours were painted with an airbrush, then it was weathered using an airbrush and sponge for chipping.

(https://i.imgur.com/Lt175Eq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AtCvxOL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gadSwPT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jAoXlon.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Pattus Magnus on April 26, 2022, 11:37:14 PM
That looks super cool! There is nothing like cables and conduits running here and there to add some class to a sci-fi scene. I never really liked the Star Trek universe, possibly because of the lack of exposed cables and conduits…. (the uniforms didn’t help either).
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on April 27, 2022, 06:15:25 AM
Cheers, I really like the look of cables everywhere ( I feel I didn't have enough sometimes)!. I was inspired by these blogs  who I think they also frequent LAF.

https://oldschoolworkshop.blogspot.com/search/label/Scenery
https://magpieandoldlead.blogspot.com/search/label/Terrain

That looks super cool! There is nothing like cables and conduits running here and there to add some class to a sci-fi scene. I never really liked the Star Trek universe, possibly because of the lack of exposed cables and conduits…. (the uniforms didn’t help either).
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on April 29, 2022, 08:17:00 PM
The last major building and one of the biggest for this project is finished!

I took lots of pictures of this because I was very happy with the finished building.

The Repair shop


(https://i.imgur.com/X6L6JqG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/e2sUx1p.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IuoX8uM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zK9UUKX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DMG5MNl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MV43FXo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Ctwbi9V.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TTfeNa3.jpg)

Thanks for looking
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Blackwolf on April 29, 2022, 10:26:36 PM
Wonderful build :-* :-* :-*  Though I can’t see me taking my antique clock there (an obscure reference that perhaps only members from the UK or Oz will get ;)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: crabking on April 30, 2022, 05:35:49 AM
I love it. From every cable lying and hanging to the perfect weathering and then being modular. Well done.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on May 01, 2022, 12:07:00 PM
Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on May 04, 2022, 04:05:45 AM
My next scatter piece finished which I'll label a Generator. It was made from XPS foam with corrugated cardboard sides and Warhammer Fantasy regiment base pieces. The middle pillars are from a Dungeons and Lasers parts and the rest of the gribbly bits are 3D printed, or random junk including a 3D printer fan. The rivets are made from plastic rod.

The painting was much the same as earlier models but I went heavy on the weathering with this model, especially the airbrushing.

(https://i.imgur.com/De271ig.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wLgMipp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tpczdBX.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on May 07, 2022, 09:51:56 PM
I decided  to layout all the finished terrain from this thread, to see how it would look on some boards I finished. It was rushed so I didn't get a chance to stage it very well, but its nice to see the fruits of my labour over the last 8 months all laid out!

I plan to mix the 2 styles of buildings up for games to make it more random.

After laying them all out, I think I need some walls/debris and compounds to go around or near the buildings. I have plenty of individual pieces but nothing to tie them together. Any other suggestions for pieces to make the pieces work together better?

(https://i.imgur.com/LhMye0O.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/72EHI9u.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vVp5iZI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/w64ctjX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/R9lq2BQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BV8R3vd.jpg)



Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Lost Egg on May 08, 2022, 05:47:14 AM
That is a very cool set-up  8)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on May 08, 2022, 06:32:28 AM
Quote
Any other suggestions for pieces to make the pieces work together better?

Tracks.
a) 'Rail' tracks with a Sci-Fi twist? Low level, but hazard for vehicles crossing.
b) Mono, hover or Mag-lev track.  Might be high enough for figures to move
    under, but not vehicles?
c) Cable, with under slung wagons.

With any of the above you can have 'rolling' stock.  Sci-Fi shunting ('Diesel' & 'wagons')
which could be stationary or randomly moving.


Also an industrial site will have a reason to exist, be it breaking up cars, moving goods
or processing ore.  Therefore (once you have chosen your 'reason') you can have:-
Old (Sci-Fi) cars, containers/ boxes/crates or mounds of ore (with automated little diggers
& tippers?).

Anyway, carry on the good work. :)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on May 08, 2022, 09:02:59 AM
Great suggestions thanks
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: manic _miner on May 08, 2022, 12:41:29 PM
 Looks great when put all together.

 Might just need to simple little terrain items to bring the place to life and add a bit more interest.Could even be objectives in games.

 Di you buy the vehicles like that or convert them?
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Lost Egg on May 08, 2022, 12:49:07 PM
How about a break area? You could have some barrels or crates in a circle for people to chill out or skive off work.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: hubbabubba on May 08, 2022, 01:24:59 PM
looks really good.

I agree that  something linear will give you some more options and make it more varied, but you could do some chain link fencing instead of walls.

You could also do some roads or concrete areas for loading/staging or a landing pad.

I'd also think about some generic raised areas, concrete o otherwise so you can introduce more verticality, it'd give you the option of putting maybe your hab blocks on them or something else.

It also looks great as is, cool project.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Codsticker on May 08, 2022, 02:45:14 PM
Wonderful looing tables.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: dwbullock on May 09, 2022, 12:39:52 PM
Started to say street vendors, but that doesn't really work here, I think.  Instead, how about some sci-fi food trucks with civilians? 
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on May 09, 2022, 06:01:55 PM
The vehicles are 3D prints

Looks great when put all together.

 Might just need to simple little terrain items to bring the place to life and add a bit more interest.Could even be objectives in games.

 Di you buy the vehicles like that or convert them?
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on May 09, 2022, 06:04:14 PM
I have thought of making some raised areas to put the buildings on, even making interconnecting platforms so all the buildings are raised up.

looks really good.

I'd also think about some generic raised areas, concrete o otherwise so you can introduce more verticality, it'd give you the option of putting maybe your hab blocks on them or something else.

It also looks great as is, cool project.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: eilif on May 09, 2022, 06:20:58 PM
Looks great!  A concrete colored or patterned mat might bring it all together well. 

I bought a big piece of thick grey vinyl tablecloth material and drybrushed it a bit for my Sci Fi City.  Unifies it nicely.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on May 15, 2022, 08:43:40 AM
I've started work on some more scatter scenery based on the suggestions, but I had already created some rubble piles using my leftover bits and a lot of hot glue! These are for Mutants and Death ray guns which is something I really want to play.
I dismissed these rules thinking they were for a post apocalypse setting, but after seeing some posts on them, I realised they work really well as a lower tech sci-fi. Plus some of the warbands are very cool and I recently  brought some figures to use as Cyclopic chickens.

Back to the rubble piles, these are intended to match with my buildings and originally I thought they would be able to butt up against the buildings. I'm not convinced about the bases and they prevent the rubble piles sitting hard against other terrain pieces, but the rubble pile need to be on something to hold all the pieces together.

Here's the finished rubble piles

(https://i.imgur.com/acBjhA6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/sluguLb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dGuEi6N.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/N7sOPy8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Sra7Hm3.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/B2o6pnY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8EK3BRY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zAxIOWS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/eHL6NcO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/G4UKryM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iy02iUR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/j5QQ4lY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VA78e3P.jpg)

Cheers

Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Lost Egg on May 15, 2022, 08:56:40 AM
They look cool...its quite fun working out what all the bits are.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: manic _miner on May 15, 2022, 10:47:36 AM
 Really nice work on these.Love all of the little bits you have used in building them.

 As to the bases i think they look good as is.If you wanted to do them so they fit flush with buildings you could try to half the bases and build them that way then you could also put the two pieces back together for random scrap piles.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on May 15, 2022, 08:48:20 PM
Thanks. There's pretty much anything left over from my building project. There's kinder eggs, $2 shop grenades, old speaker and tweater mounting bit from our old car, model and hotwheels bits and a 1/72 leopard II turret.


 
They look cool...its quite fun working out what all the bits are.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on May 20, 2022, 10:32:40 PM
More progress on the junk piles.

After the base colours were airbrushed on
(https://i.imgur.com/302aJEV.jpg)

Followed by much weathering :)
(https://i.imgur.com/8UFd5z5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EXxXCaB.jpg)

Also I decided to remove the bases up to the edge of the rubble. Its a bit of work but it looks much better. Here's the first base with the edges cut away. I now have to fill and repaint the edges.

(https://i.imgur.com/4OKvYIs.jpg)


Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on May 21, 2022, 05:00:16 AM
Quote
Also I decided to remove the bases up to the edge of the rubble. Its a bit of work but it looks much better. Here's the first base with the edges cut away. I now have to fill and repaint the edges.

Yup. Looks a lot better, but I don't know if I would have bothered :D.
Keen to see them finished.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on May 21, 2022, 06:09:03 AM
Coming along great!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on May 21, 2022, 12:12:19 PM
Cheers, it was really bugging me so I'm pleased with it

Yup. Looks a lot better, but I don't know if I would have bothered :D.
Keen to see them finished.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on May 22, 2022, 03:17:24 AM
Three rubble pieces finished. 

After trimming away the edges, I added some Mig ground rubble ground gloop. Then I airbrushed it all brown around the bottom and added a few spots of rust from the airbrush.

(https://i.imgur.com/2ZMV4Yc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/LEFsVXz.jpg)

Second piece

(https://i.imgur.com/ML9WxAA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4ZdWANs.jpg)

Third piece
(https://i.imgur.com/gOL2SWp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6VchHw8.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on May 22, 2022, 06:00:29 AM
Good job.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Digits on May 22, 2022, 06:22:13 AM
Yup those look spot on!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on May 24, 2022, 08:26:02 PM
Cheers

Here's the last 3 junk piles. I'm very pleased how these came out after some initial reservations.

(https://i.imgur.com/d9vtrpN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xWf8E11.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/R1ui1FA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AjdYifA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ahkt1Ia.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IsAXc5G.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: aliensurfer on May 24, 2022, 09:36:06 PM
Superb  :-*
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on May 25, 2022, 06:44:34 AM
Excellent!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on June 08, 2022, 09:08:06 PM
Here's two containers I put together quickly AS SCATTER TERRAIN. The ends are 3D prints and the middle sections are Conflix syberclicks sections which fitted perfectly!

The other container is a made from failed 3D prints and corrugated cardboard.

(https://i.imgur.com/rAo7CbG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Dqs2XQu.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on June 10, 2022, 05:51:25 AM
I've finally finished some low walls for this build. I struggled for inspiration and I originally planned to use some of the larger leftover pieces, but nothing called me. I also remembered at the start of this project that I would like these terrain pieces to work for Star Wars, as well as general sci-fi. That hasn't worked out, but these walls are more of a homage to Star Wars than the rest of it.

So I ended up using blue XPS foam which I added some small details and pushed a rock into the foam to rougher it up. Next I covered the walls with a mix of modge-podge and poly filler, to protect the foam and provide more texture. So after struggling I am very pleased with how these came out

(https://i.imgur.com/p5oBvel.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on June 10, 2022, 11:01:52 AM
Nice work. I do like the gubbins you've stuck on/in the walls.
Nice useful design of the bits of wall. Takes up little room for
storage, but has maximum flexibility for gaming. 
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: manic _miner on June 10, 2022, 06:36:52 PM
 Nice work on the walls.You should get quite a bit of use of them.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on June 11, 2022, 01:22:25 AM
Thanks, they should be pretty flexible
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on June 21, 2022, 09:26:25 AM
My progress slowed due to catching the virus!

I've finished my containers and started work on what should be (hopefully) my last terrain pieces for this project. I'm very happy with the containers as they took very little effort  :)

(https://i.imgur.com/XbsFbwm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wJfiIp2.jpg)


And I started on some raised platforms from 30mm thick XPS foam. The idea is to use them with 1-2 small buildings on them and have bridge/gang planks between them, or down to the ground. I made sure they can fit in my box in one layer and I can stack other terrain on top of them. I'll add more cardboard sections to the top and lots of rivet and bolts, along with more details

(https://i.imgur.com/ZRDOY0O.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/P4KyAb2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uvF9JnV.jpg)

Cheers
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Lost Egg on June 21, 2022, 03:37:14 PM
Hope you're feeling better.

The raised platforms look good.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on June 22, 2022, 01:23:44 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: rumacara on June 23, 2022, 10:32:42 AM
Now this is a project to follow. :-* :-* :-*
Great stuff you are doing. Keep it coming.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on June 27, 2022, 07:49:36 PM
The walls are finished*. They were painted primarily with an airbrush and then I added some subtle rusty metal parts and a few posters to break up the colours.

These will be very useful for games and I can use the pieces together to create a compound

* I noticed I missed the highlights on the lights.

(https://i.imgur.com/f5CoZVL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UGJziwS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EOpGOl2.jpg)

Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on June 28, 2022, 11:47:43 AM
There's been some more detailing on the platforms and I started on another set of 3. These are 10mm high so it will give me a mix of heights and shapes. Both sets are designed to fit in a 29x31cm box, each as a single layer.

The details are a mix of thin card, textured plasticard and some MDF frames

(https://i.imgur.com/0ecItb2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dIKDOwT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/n6HbLum.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/LS1LEar.jpg)

Thinner pieces

(https://i.imgur.com/ASTSMFd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2JtdeMD.jpg)

Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 01, 2022, 01:55:18 AM
I've been working on a few figures for some Mutants and Death Ray Guns (by Ganesha Games) warbands, and I'll be adding an Android and robots for a multiplayer game I'm planning.

(https://i.imgur.com/9uC4AVQ.jpg)

The Android is a simple conversion with a CP Models Alien federation figure with one of their Breather helmet heads and WA Eisenkern Stormtrooper arms.

(https://i.imgur.com/ej4E1DW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yQ3EL9S.jpg)


Robot
This is an old landraider conversion with extra bits and a robot torso/head from an unknown manufacturer and a Eisenkern Stormtrooper backpack on the front. I saw a similar conversion previously but I couldn't find it. I like the old school vibe of this robot.

(https://i.imgur.com/n2awBYp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EwWm4aE.jpg)


Surveillance robot
I raided my bits box for this. The body is a Mantic Veer-myn, the arms from an Eldar Wraithlord, the camera is a Dungeons and Lasers scifi bit and there's a few Tau bits mixed in. Its an awkward looking robot but I think it works well. I was planning to add some arms or weapons but nothing works well, so I'll leave it as strange looking robot!

(https://i.imgur.com/2xgirs9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZpEOgCL.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Elbows on July 01, 2022, 02:03:47 AM
Nice.  The old epic Land Raider works a treat as a tracked base.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on July 01, 2022, 09:52:53 AM
Nice work. Looking forward to seeing your paint work on them.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 01, 2022, 11:57:27 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: axiom on July 01, 2022, 12:07:45 PM
Really like your robots! The torso on your land raider one is from Citadel's Paranoia range - that's proper old school cred!!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 01, 2022, 07:34:01 PM
Thanks for the comments. I have to have them ready by next weekend so they won't be stuck behind my massive painting queue!

Really like your robots! The torso on your land raider one is from Citadel's Paranoia range - that's proper old school cred!!

Cheers, that was a nice coincidence
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 03, 2022, 04:35:27 AM
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Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 03, 2022, 04:38:30 AM
The building phase of the first 3 platforms is finished. I drilled holes in each plate and also added some smaller details and nuts that were put cast in greenstuff off some other pieces.

I'm planning to paint them a light brownish-grey with lots of rust and weathering.  Somehow these futurist civilizations haven't figured out how to make rust resistant materials!

(https://i.imgur.com/ZlO9qvp.jpg)

1st platform
(https://i.imgur.com/kwp6w74.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pNwfadw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/w8LgnMU.jpg)

2nd platform
(https://i.imgur.com/WLMjhVC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jeXBV2O.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/v7R0oNj.jpg)

3rd platform
(https://i.imgur.com/bzXF1ed.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/r9djrnr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hEHTE2k.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Pattus Magnus on July 03, 2022, 04:53:42 AM
These already look great - I’m looking forward to seeing them painted. I get the impression that the whole set put on a table will look spectacular!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Lost Egg on July 03, 2022, 07:13:16 AM
You've got a really good eye for the detailing, they look great.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 13, 2022, 08:46:13 AM
I got some spare time in the weekend (a rare event lately) so I quickly setup a solo game of Planet 28. I'm planning a big game with 6 players the following weekend so I really need to iron out the rules and parties. Also it was nice to finally use my terrain after starting this project almost 9 months ago!

This game was the first game from the Planet 28 solo supplement, and it is the first part of the Escape from Lychester. So here are some pictures along with a hastily put together battle report.

The sleepy town of Lear. The objective to get from the spaceport to the airlock gate in the opposite corner (red and grey walls) with at least 50% of the party.
(https://i.imgur.com/SqCWOza.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bPB4AlS.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7tYzt8Y.jpg)

The party who have just landed on this planet
(https://i.imgur.com/GqTzeOw.jpg)

The local rebels having a committee meeting, and deciding whether or not to attack the party
(https://i.imgur.com/0LMaHC5.jpg)

First turn. The rebel got initiative and moved towards the adventurers
(https://i.imgur.com/TnqZiFO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1i81zCE.jpg)

Meanwhile the party advance unaware of the threat
(https://i.imgur.com/0zP7ULh.jpg)

Shots are fired and the party finds themselves attacked from 2 directions and nowhere to retreat!
(https://i.imgur.com/cKmJMRJ.jpg)

Things get up close and personal. The first rebel worker is killed. Meanwhile the other rebels have wounded a couple of party member with their pistols
(https://i.imgur.com/yifPieq.jpg)

The rebels win the initiative and overwhelm the adventurers. Things are looking grim.
(https://i.imgur.com/IG9p4zj.jpg)

After softening up the party with shooting, some more rebels charge in and one of the party is killed
(https://i.imgur.com/9iWHC7G.jpg)

Realising they need to break off, the party tries to edge past the rebels. But they almost all are engaged in combat. They still haven't killed enough rebels.
(https://i.imgur.com/hWkXW9D.jpg)

Finally the adventurer get revenge. One of the rebels is killed and then but one of the rebels break and begins to run away (I'd forgotten the morale rules up to this point).
(https://i.imgur.com/qUE9UTL.jpg)

Another rebel breaks and routs, but time is running out for the party to reach the airlock. There are still a lot of rebels in the way to their goal.
(https://i.imgur.com/KlkIHzW.jpg)

Another party member down. After being shot at a few times they succumb to a rebel charge and are killed. With only 5 members the party can't afford another casualty.
(https://i.imgur.com/IPHixjj.jpg)

The party break off and try to move towards the airlock.
(https://i.imgur.com/PtiyrW6.jpg)

After killing another rebel they turn to each other and yell "Lets get the f&^k out of here!"
(https://i.imgur.com/8R7RI11.jpg)

One rebel continues to chase but the adventurers get the initiative and put some space between them
(https://i.imgur.com/sgP492x.jpg)

Unfortunately it is all in vain as only one of the party makes it to the airlock in time!

(https://i.imgur.com/2PgyOy3.jpg)

Overall it was a great game and very tense. The party (I really need to give them some names) struggled to shoot the rebels and paid the price in terms of casualties and winning. The rebels also had 2 rounds where they won the initiative and were able to inflict a bit of damage.








Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on July 13, 2022, 09:08:31 AM
Nice looking game.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Cholly on July 13, 2022, 09:21:01 AM
Lovely looking game and some great scenery on this thread. Would love to see your crew models too…
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: zrunelord on July 13, 2022, 11:06:48 AM
I quite like the idea of the platforms & they came out good.
I would do them in different sizes so that they'd fit into each other for easy storage.
If you have enough you could make a maze (or warrens).

Z
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 13, 2022, 12:04:44 PM
I quite like the idea of the platforms & they came out good.
I would do them in different sizes so that they'd fit into each other for easy storage.
If you have enough you could make a maze (or warrens).

Z
yes, they do fit together for the box I store them in. I'll take some photos
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 13, 2022, 12:05:35 PM
Lovely looking game and some great scenery on this thread. Would love to see your crew models too…

Thanks, they are a bit of a mismash of brands and kitbashing.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: manic _miner on July 13, 2022, 12:09:13 PM
 Great to see the terrain altogether.Really inspiring work on it all.

 Very nice mix of miniatures too.Like the one with the flamer backpack and goblin head with what looks like a Rogue Trader era plastic Orc shoulder pad behind his head.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 13, 2022, 12:17:55 PM
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Great to see the terrain altogether.Really inspiring work on it all.

 Very nice mix of miniatures too.Like the one with the flamer backpack and goblin head with what looks like a Rogue Trader era plastic Orc shoulder pad behind his head.

Its a Mantic Veer-myn body and arms with a GW goblin head and a Space marine shoulder pad. I'm not sure about the legs, they could be Cadian. I used a few Veer-myn torsos for my rebels/miners and they look great.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Mammoth miniatures on July 13, 2022, 09:17:58 PM
Brilliant stuff! That's what a game should look like :)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Muzfish4 on July 14, 2022, 12:15:29 AM
Brilliant stuff! That's what a game should look like :)

Indeed. Awesome looking board and a very enjoyable game. This is what it's all about.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: hubbabubba on July 14, 2022, 08:15:59 AM
Lovely terrain, nice looking minis too. I like some of those kitbashes you've put together, very inventive.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 14, 2022, 12:23:15 PM
Thanks guys
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 15, 2022, 08:00:43 PM
The remaining platforms are finished. These are only about 10mm high and constructed using mostly cardboard and XPS foam, with some textured plasticard.

(https://imgur.com/31e8eet)

(https://i.imgur.com/HYhm1wW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ONSXYOk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/K7xDq5V.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/mTyIIrv.jpg)

I'll paint these and the taller ones in the same batch.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 16, 2022, 05:29:59 AM
I'm working on a new faction for a 6 player game I'm hosting soon. These are Avian figures by CP models. Quite simple sculpts but with lots of character and who doesn't like Chicken! These will be one of the factions called the Poultry Liberation front.

(https://i.imgur.com/V0mLNZU.jpg)

I also got the Avian Ambassador figures.


Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 24, 2022, 05:23:19 AM
I'm catching up on some recently finished terrain, and the platforms are all finished. I wanted to paint both sets at the same time so their looked similar.

I painted them with a undercoat of mod podge and grey gesso. Then I painted all the grey with an airbrush and also highlighted the panels and edges with the airbrush. Next I "chipped" the edges of all most of the panels with white on a sponge, followed by some olive green chipping. Finally I added some brown and green washes and then rust effects using a Vallejo rust wash.

Taller platforms
(https://i.imgur.com/meXpP2A.jpg)

How they fit together in the box
(https://i.imgur.com/FN0AwYe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MorToIm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2UVdO7f.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1yv06qg.jpg)

Lower Platforms
(https://i.imgur.com/7FmhfI1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/k7axhMh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/J7I5nMn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ygqErnO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rSwA3XH.jpg)

Cheers
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on July 24, 2022, 06:24:47 AM
Good work there.
I would like to see them in a game, probably with gaps
between them. Would cover more table, add interest,
provide some cover (in the 'trenches') & show off the side detail.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 25, 2022, 10:46:25 PM
Good work there.
I would like to see them in a game, probably with gaps
between them. Would cover more table, add interest,
provide some cover (in the 'trenches') & show off the side detail.

Thanks. I have some pictures of a game I'll be posting in a few days.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Elbows on July 26, 2022, 12:02:39 AM
Yeah those platforms are great and scream "high rise fight" or place water under them for port stuff.  Excellent.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 26, 2022, 06:30:53 AM
Yeah those platforms are great and scream "high rise fight" or place water under them for port stuff.  Excellent.

I was thinking of water or other liquids as well. I originally thought about platforms in the clouds but decided it would be too much work.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 26, 2022, 06:37:28 AM
Recently I ran a 6 player game of Planet 28 on a 3x3ft board, using the terrain featuring this thread (actually it was only about 1/2 the terrain so I could fill a 6x4ft table I think). Its nice to see it down on the table and being used.

Here's a teaser with the board setup and some of the starting factions with a game report to follow.

(https://i.imgur.com/5aacOYB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kJdQNZF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RxlcttO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VEfYdFS.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Pattus Magnus on July 26, 2022, 06:43:24 PM
That looks brilliant! The raised platforms add a lot to the scene, I think.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: hubbabubba on July 26, 2022, 11:32:30 PM
Looks grand, well done.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 29, 2022, 09:57:19 PM
Here's some photos from a six player game of Planet 28 I put on. The figures were a mix of manufacturers including  Stargrave figs, CP Models, GW, Reaper and Grenadier.

It was meant to be a free for all game with 9 supply objectives to capture, but the Alien Federation, Poultry Rights Front and the crew of the ship SS Nirvana ganged up against the Mutant Followers of the Seed. The other 2 factions - the Miners union and the Interplanetary Cops mostly fought each other with a few shots between the Miners and the Chickens.

The game ran for 8 turns with a chance to go an extra round or two. I used activation cards for each faction along with event cards. Some of the event cards could end the round immediately so some factions didnt get a turn.

Poultry Rights Front starting position
(https://i.imgur.com/1wVKpf6.jpg)

Some of the Miners Union with a civilian
(https://i.imgur.com/S4vYHD7.jpg)

Mutants
(https://i.imgur.com/B1UHkpd.jpg)

The crew of SS Nirvana
(https://i.imgur.com/1x5NNFR.jpg)

A SS Nirvana crew member and a mutant contesting supplies in the middle while the rest look on. in the foreground is the Alien Federation, who must have had jammers as I never got a decent picture of them all game!
(https://i.imgur.com/3yPt9yf.jpg)

The Mutants who mostly had hand weapons, have charged into HtH combat with the crew of SS Nrivana. The giant Ape (from Reaper) proved a handful and was armed with a power fist.
(https://i.imgur.com/dyWymyf.jpg)

The table in the second or third turn of the game. Chickens in the foreground, Miners in the distance and an elusive Alien in the bottom right of the photo.
(https://i.imgur.com/yED6wYr.jpg)

Combat over an objective
(https://i.imgur.com/Dfb8OG3.jpg)

Interplanetary Cops fighting against the Miners Union robot
(https://i.imgur.com/NoV4qHa.jpg)

Miners Union (in orange pants) vs the Cops (with white helmets and black body armour)
(https://i.imgur.com/zq52kyV.jpg)

Chickens advancing in the foreground with Alien federation, Mutants and the remnants of the SS Nirvana crew in the distance.
(https://i.imgur.com/AVXadcu.jpg)

The victors at the end of the game - The Poultry Rights Front. Basically no one shot at them and it was a large faction so they were able to capture 3 objectives
(https://i.imgur.com/Mv3zC4P.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: hubbabubba on July 30, 2022, 12:22:26 AM
Excellent, both the terrain and the figs look really good.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Pattus Magnus on July 30, 2022, 04:19:41 AM
The whole spectacle looks great! The different factions made me chuckle a bit, especially the Poultry Rights Front.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Burgundavia on July 30, 2022, 05:27:03 AM
I love the risers. I'm busy building a sci-fi table right now and definitely want to do something similar that fits into my mostly 3D printed table. Yours look amazing and provide a great visual barrier
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 30, 2022, 05:47:32 AM
I love the risers. I'm busy building a sci-fi table right now and definitely want to do something similar that fits into my mostly 3D printed table. Yours look amazing and provide a great visual barrier

Thanks

I made the platforms so that I could add a vertical element to the table. I saw something similar where the platforms were 'floating" in some toxic water. I'm also working on some bridges to connect the platforms.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on July 30, 2022, 06:46:26 AM
Excellent work, & most importantly you seem to have had FUN. :)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Mammoth miniatures on July 30, 2022, 12:35:24 PM
really lovely, and looks like a fun time! I've gotta say seeing these battles being played out if helping me stay motivated for the new planet 28 :)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 30, 2022, 08:24:24 PM
really lovely, and looks like a fun time! I've gotta say seeing these battles being played out if helping me stay motivated for the new planet 28 :)

I was going to wait, but I've been building up figiures and terrain for almost a year, so I was very keen to start playing them!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: eilif on July 30, 2022, 09:50:42 PM
Really enjoying the battle reports. Great to see a well executed project like this come together for actual games.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on July 31, 2022, 08:39:33 PM
Really enjoying the battle reports. Great to see a well executed project like this come together for actual games.


Thanks
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on August 03, 2022, 05:54:19 AM
Here's a couple of basic platforms that featured in the game above. They were made using some cross stitch grate and GW warhammer unit base pieces.

(https://i.imgur.com/krS8a53.jpg)

Also I've started on some bridges and ramps to connect the platforms together. This is a model I started on earlier and didn't really have a plan for it, but now with the platforms I made, it will work as a bridge between them. Its made primarily from Conflix pieces as a quick and easy build.

(https://i.imgur.com/lTUq3Nw.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on August 05, 2022, 05:15:29 AM
Here's a couple more scatter pieces I finished recently. I 3D printed these 6 months ago, but then they sat in my pile because I didnt know what to do with them! When I was working on the platforms recently, it dawned on me that these would look great mounted on them. So I made the bases and finished painting them.

(https://i.imgur.com/ePto9PK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7k95gcy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qogiafT.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on August 05, 2022, 06:56:47 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on August 09, 2022, 09:17:08 AM
Here's my painted Avians by CP Models, or Sci-fi chickens as I like to call them!

They are cool figures and pretty easy to paint. I wouldn't have minded some different weapons but they make a great sci-fi warband.

(https://i.imgur.com/5vouyV6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/f9AWve6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2KauBqB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2IMeMHY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/PtujI62.jpg)

Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: hubbabubba on August 09, 2022, 12:58:09 PM
Cool, I like them.

Can you post pics of your other warbands?
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on August 10, 2022, 05:56:39 AM
Cool, I like them.

Can you post pics of your other warbands?

Cheers. Yes I will be soon
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Cacique Caribe on August 11, 2022, 04:28:38 AM
I love it!  They look fantastic.

Dan
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on August 12, 2022, 04:51:39 AM
The next lot of terrain completed is my gangplanks. I painted them in a similar shade of grey to the platforms so they would match.

I didn't measure them when I made them, but they fit very well in with my thinner platforms and the larger gangplank is almost the same height.

(https://i.imgur.com/02o1k9p.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TOA6qpX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wgtqwjy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cGTGlHx.jpg)

Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on August 15, 2022, 06:56:47 AM
I made a some objective markers for games. They are from the Stargrave nicstarter and Dungeons and Lasers scifi set. I mounted them on plasticard bases to match my platforms and they came out very well.

(https://i.imgur.com/dLm0OVl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZEOPR5u.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: manic _miner on August 15, 2022, 07:28:46 AM
 New additions look great.

 What is planned next then?
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on August 15, 2022, 09:54:43 AM
New additions look great.

 What is planned next then?

Thanks, I'm pretty much finished with the terrain. I have more lots figures and a couple of spaceships to 3D print and convert
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on August 19, 2022, 06:08:36 AM
Here's the robots I previewed on pg 13 of this thread finished.

I was experimenting on them a bit with the colour schemes, in particular the yellow/green one, where I sprayed it aluminum colour and used Tamiya clear paints over the top. It looks pretty good but I think another highlight would help. I'll try this technique on some more figures and I brought the rest of the Tamiya clear range to experiment with.

(https://i.imgur.com/KhWGrVu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/P0eJHe0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0soUkA9.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on August 19, 2022, 07:56:29 AM
Quote
brought the rest of the Tamiya clear range to experiment with.

I like the Tamiya clear colours. When they first came to my notice a friend painted
up some Zulu War British using the red over a matt white base. Truly spectacular!
Mind you it helped that he is a genius with the paint. Andy Taylor take a bow.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on August 19, 2022, 08:34:30 AM
I like the Tamiya clear colours. When they first came to my notice a friend painted
up some Zulu War British using the red over a matt white base. Truly spectacular!
Mind you it helped that he is a genius with the paint. Andy Taylor take a bow.

I had some years ago and kind of forgot about them, especially with washes and contrast paints getting so much attention now days. I think the Tamiya clear colours are still a great and I plan to use them again more.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on August 23, 2022, 07:14:41 AM
My next band of figures is some classic 25mm Grenadier Future Warriors Troopers. Lovely figures which I think were sculpted by Mark Copplestone and they go well with a lot of todays sc-ifi figures, except the larger scaled 40K stuff.

I'm using them in P28 as a group of Space Cops or New Order Enforcers in Mutants and Death Ray Guns

(https://i.imgur.com/TN7TDUK.jpg)

I was meant to put number decals on the yellow discs, but you can see I missed a few!

(https://i.imgur.com/3TlrNcF.jpg)

An old figure from the "Spacelord" range owned by EM4 Miniatures now, which I think is the Space Crews Security officer. It goes very well with the Grenadier figures.

(https://i.imgur.com/R45OBhO.jpg)

And a Stargrave plastic crew figure at the back which again makes well with the Grenadier figures

(https://i.imgur.com/bFmyYi6.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: blacksoilbill on August 23, 2022, 01:50:40 PM
Those have come up very nicely. I do like your colour scheme on them.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Pattus Magnus on August 23, 2022, 03:06:18 PM
Nice choice of figures, and great work on the painting!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on August 23, 2022, 03:49:57 PM
I quite like the look of your Space Cops mate. Quite inspirational in fact! 👍👨🏼‍🚀
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: hubbabubba on August 23, 2022, 06:14:07 PM
Yes, the Copplestone futurewars troopers, and the other similar ones he made for his own range are some of the most long lived and useful minis in many people's collections.

I like the scheme you chose for them, they look great.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: eilif on August 23, 2022, 07:31:14 PM
Excellent work on the Trooper figures and their accompanying figs.  The unified paint scheme really pulls it all together like a good rug.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on August 26, 2022, 05:38:58 AM
Meanwhile I've been working on a couple of ships.

The first ship is a TA-12 which was downloaded from Thingverse. I sprayed it with white primer and then sanded it and added some greebles and plasticard to break up the surfaces, and cover the worst of the 3d Print lines.

(https://i.imgur.com/COzswUl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xYriiIN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EQtjYwq.jpg)

The second ship is from Imperial terrain and is a more of a Star wars style model. I kept it standard except for the guns/probes, which snapped during cleanup, so they were replaced with something more durable.

I didn't take a photo before undercoating, and here is both ships are being given a coat if US Insigna White.

(https://i.imgur.com/xOA5QbJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dakyjO6.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on August 29, 2022, 08:36:00 AM
My completed spaceships. The decals were random ones from my collection and mostly ww2 decals

As you can see they barely fit on my landing platform  ;)

TA-12 Transporter
(https://i.imgur.com/jArEG7y.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/eZg8WSb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9adfQAs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rN4oXuw.jpg)

SS2 Ship
(https://i.imgur.com/5IEV55K.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YEMsPzR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7jQdPqD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tTav95Y.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/foIhH7R.jpg)

Cheers
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: hubbabubba on August 29, 2022, 01:07:35 PM
They look good, especially the transformation to the first ne with all the extra gribbleys.

The paint is really good too, nicely weathered.

Top stuff.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Cacique Caribe on August 30, 2022, 04:21:45 AM
Beautiful work!  I am so jealous of your skills.

I would love to get my hands on one of those TA-12 transporters.  :)

Dan
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on August 30, 2022, 05:37:58 AM
Thanks, first I highlighted the panels with an airbrush, followed that with lots of weathering with thin washes and sponge chipping. I finished them with a very light brown airbrush around the bottom of the craft.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Cacique Caribe on August 30, 2022, 05:45:39 AM
I would love to get one of those awesome transporters.  Is anyone going to print/cast them for non 3D equipment users?

Dan
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on August 30, 2022, 09:31:14 AM
I would love to get one of those awesome transporters.  Is anyone going to print/cast them for non 3D equipment users?

Dan

Someone on Esty is

https://www.etsy.com/nz/listing/1155793526/ta12-spaceship-star-wars-legion-terrain?click_key=71957723d071bc75ffcdb57538c3e9d2b8c19dff%3A1155793526&click_sum=9d042798&ref=related-3&sts=1
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 30, 2022, 09:59:52 AM
They’ve turned out great  :)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: eilif on August 31, 2022, 05:56:54 PM
Excellent spaceships!  Like that Imperial one esepcially.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Cacique Caribe on August 31, 2022, 11:38:03 PM
Someone on Esty is

https://www.etsy.com/nz/listing/1155793526/ta12-spaceship-star-wars-legion-terrain?click_key=71957723d071bc75ffcdb57538c3e9d2b8c19dff%3A1155793526&click_sum=9d042798&ref=related-3&sts=1

You da man!!!  Thanks

Dan
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: eilif on September 01, 2022, 04:49:09 PM
In the USA too.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1155793526/ta12-spaceship-star-wars-legion-terrain?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=legion+terrain&ref=sr_gallery-1-13&sts=1&organic_search_click=1&variation0=2463771535

I've had good luck with ETsy and prints so far.  There's enough sellers to drive down prices that for non-exclusive prints you can find some great deals.  Picked up Not-Sisters-of-Battle and Not-Chaos-Warriors with very good resin prints.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Grah on September 04, 2022, 08:54:22 AM
I picked up a pack of coasters for 50p in a charity shop a while back thinking they would make good scifi terrain bases. They have just sat there staring at me for the last six months but then I saw your raised platforms and those provided the inspiration for something of the same.

I raised the height with three layers of foamcore card and then just got to work adding in different bits of texture. It always takes more time than you imagine but I think it was worth it in the end and they will definitely be going into the games of Five Parsecs I have coming up.



Thanks to 6mmfan
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on September 04, 2022, 11:55:16 PM
I picked up a pack of coasters for 50p in a charity shop a while back thinking they would make good scifi terrain bases. They have just sat there staring at me for the last six months but then I saw your raised platforms and those provided the inspiration for something of the same.

I raised the height with three layers of foamcore card and then just got to work adding in different bits of texture. It always takes more time than you imagine but I think it was worth it in the end and they will definitely be going into the games of Five Parsecs I have coming up.



Thanks to 6mmfan

Wow those have come out awesome. I might do the same and make some smaller platforms
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on September 14, 2022, 05:25:20 AM
Here is my last planned pieces for this project  although I'm still have an itch to make more!

One of the Planet 28 scenarios from Escape from Lychester has a toxic river and toxic pools. I decided to make some extra bits which will work in other games such as Mutants and Death Ray guns.

(https://i.imgur.com/O8URW1L.jpg)

The pieces are mounted on 1mm plywood which the groundwork made from a mix of polyfilla, sand, caulk and paint. I painted the "water" part of the bases varying shades of brown.

The water part was Woodland scenics Realistic water mixed with a bit of green and brown ink which turned into a nightmare. My bottle was over 10 years old and it was the middle of winter here, so it was very damp in my garage. The first patch cracked really badly when it hardened. I poured another layer but I was a bit careless spreading it around and ended up with a lot of air bubbles. This helped a bit with the cracks but they were still visible. So I added another layer which hide the air bubbles and cracks a bit more.

At this point I had to either throw them out and start again, so I tried with a damp brush to reactivate the water and smooth it out. It helped in some places but other were a bit murky. So I poured one more thin layer and decided to embrace any remaining imperfections. ;D

In the photos you can see some of the cracking and murky patches, but fortunately it works for a toxic river and pools.

(https://i.imgur.com/qmML9Uy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HJxqvjb.jpg)

Also I added some green and rust paint to the water and I only lightly mixed it, and so the effect was pretty good.

(https://i.imgur.com/N0YC9kF.jpg)


Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Hummster on September 18, 2022, 04:18:27 PM
Those CP Avians look great and I am tempted by them, but I am going to try and clear my current painting queue first before any more purchases.

Thinking of plenty of junk I've got that can be turned into terrain for my games.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Pattus Magnus on September 18, 2022, 06:12:06 PM
The sludge rivers and ponds turned out great, despite the problems with the materials. They look like with a small change in pigment they would fit for stagnant water pools and streams.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on September 23, 2022, 02:54:15 AM
Here's a sweet ride for the Space Cops. Its a Mantic GPCS Mule and I like the aesthetics of the vehicle ans its a nice easy model to assemble.

I painted in Mig RAL 8020 Gelbbraun as I had some left over from an Afrika Korp project. The decals are all from various 1/72 model kits.

(https://i.imgur.com/Hwn0T4M.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/sFq3Ppd.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Ockman on September 23, 2022, 05:57:36 AM
What a lovely thread, really enjoyed a lot of your builds!
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Lost Egg on September 23, 2022, 06:23:15 AM
Nice simple paint job that looks grand.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on September 23, 2022, 07:40:17 AM
Sweet.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on September 23, 2022, 08:37:31 PM
Thanks guys
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: eilif on September 24, 2022, 05:31:54 PM
Wow, the Mule looks excellent. I'd sort of brushed it off in the past, but next time I need a sci-fi MRAP, I may give it a look.  I like that you can put minis in the bed, but I can see where if they'd gone with no bench or no front face for the benches, you could fit almost a whole squad standing flat upright in the back.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on September 25, 2022, 04:38:05 AM
Here's my mutants for Planet28 games. The figures kitbashed from lots of different sources with the Hobbit goblins figures being the most useful. Any questions on which bits I used, just ask.

The whole gang
(https://i.imgur.com/OA9gBhQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0Y7LwHn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jR0HKpX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/m6T7Fx9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cUl6wRR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4CJOeIx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/sJ6dDNJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bM6PJni.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bOFUZ0d.jpg)
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Pattus Magnus on September 25, 2022, 06:23:52 AM
Those look amazing! I recognize some of the parts - the final effect turned out really well. The painting suits them, too.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 3Fingers2 on September 25, 2022, 08:09:35 AM
Love the mutants , especially the lotr orc or goblin ?
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: has.been on September 25, 2022, 10:29:08 AM
Nice work there.
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Terry Deathstrike on September 25, 2022, 10:47:47 AM
Very gribbly! I've been meaning to convert up some Lost & the Dammed style muties myself and these are perfect inspiration  ;)

Do I spy bits from the discontinued chaos Forsaken kit in there?
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on September 25, 2022, 11:15:45 AM
Cheers, they are Goblintown goblins from The Hobbit

Love the mutants , especially the lotr orc or goblin ?
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on September 25, 2022, 11:17:13 AM
Very gribbly! I've been meaning to convert up some Lost & the Dammed style muties myself and these are perfect inspiration  ;)

Do I spy bits from the discontinued chaos Forsaken kit in there?

I don't think so, which figure did you mean?
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 3Fingers2 on September 25, 2022, 11:26:41 AM
Cheers, they are Goblintown goblins from The Hobbit
I had a box once for similar purposes but sold them
On here when I had a clear out 👍
Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: Terry Deathstrike on September 25, 2022, 02:16:54 PM
The head on the chap on the right, maybe the body as well.


(https://i.imgur.com/bM6PJni.jpg)


Title: Re: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others
Post by: 6mmfan on September 25, 2022, 10:20:22 PM
The torso is a GW Kroot and the legs from a GW crypt ghoul, I'm not sure about the head I got it with a bunch of other beastmen style heads.