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Offline Idle Doodler

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - painted glue gun spaceship (02 Mar)
« Reply #90 on: March 02, 2022, 01:54:14 PM »
There are certainly enough of them to make a decent container depot maze! Now to disassemble this bust PC...



Turns out I've run out of paintbrushes with decent points, so have found myself putting some colour to the ship.




Offline War Monkey

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - painted glue gun spaceship (02 Mar)
« Reply #91 on: March 02, 2022, 03:51:17 PM »
That looks great! I can see it sitting in a spaceport or on some strange planet and everyone screaming! "Get to the Chopper!"
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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - painted glue gun spaceship (02 Mar)
« Reply #92 on: March 03, 2022, 06:16:14 PM »
Agreed, that turned out quite well. Can you get a shot of it with some figures inside? I'm curious how it does for scale.

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - painted glue gun spaceship (02 Mar)
« Reply #93 on: March 03, 2022, 07:12:11 PM »
Looks nice indeed  ;)
Yes minis would give us a sense of scale.

You might also consider a top made out of card, painted in whatever scheme you want or done up on a pc & printed in colour then stuck on card.

Also a removable tray(?) To put underneath with wheels/landing struts + ladder/ramp so that you can have minis scurrying underneath.

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - painted glue gun spaceship (02 Mar)
« Reply #94 on: March 03, 2022, 10:20:02 PM »
Looks great! Reminds me of the infamous Blake's 7 hairdryer spaceship!
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Offline Idle Doodler

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - painted glue gun spaceship (scale shots, 05 Mar)
« Reply #95 on: March 05, 2022, 06:35:22 PM »
Here's a pair of images with a space captain for scale:





Were I to build something like this from scratch, I'd probably have the walls higher and not quite so many tricky-to-reach areas needing further sanding, but for something emerging from the wreckage of a bust tool, I'm pretty happy with the result. Just got to work on scenery painting technique.

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - WIP glue gun spaceship (22 Feb)
« Reply #96 on: March 06, 2022, 06:34:14 AM »
They're not too bad as far as crates go. Certainly good enough to hide behind and break line of sight.





Scrabble tiles and Legos seem to work well also:

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=372139

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=444993

https://flic.kr/p/qB7G4n

Dan
« Last Edit: March 06, 2022, 06:49:33 AM by Cacique Caribe »

Offline Idle Doodler

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - painted glue gun spaceship (scale shots, 05 Mar)
« Reply #97 on: March 07, 2022, 08:09:01 AM »
Ooh, some good ideas there

Particularly Scrabble tiles - Mrs Doodler and I haven't touched our set in years after it prompted the biggest argument we've had. Repurposing it here will be far more productive.

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - painted glue gun spaceship (scale shots, 05 Mar)
« Reply #98 on: March 07, 2022, 02:20:36 PM »
Quote
Particularly Scrabble tiles - Mrs Doodler and I haven't touched our set in years after it prompted the biggest argument we've had. Repurposing it here will be far more productive.

If you do repurpose the Scrabble tile, could you do a tutorial.
keep it very simple for me, in fact...
could you spell it out?


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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - painted glue gun spaceship (scale shots, 05 Mar)
« Reply #99 on: March 07, 2022, 03:20:09 PM »
Scrabble tiles would make good walls. Does the lettering have an indentation to it? I suppose there are tiles out there that are easily painted over, and those that need to be placed letter side down. A little texture paste on the tiles would have them looking like good old concrete blocks in no time!

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - painted glue gun spaceship (scale shots, 05 Mar)
« Reply #100 on: March 07, 2022, 08:06:04 PM »
But ..but but you can't do that to scrabble tiles!!!!
It's one of the best family games ever.... we still use our 30 year old set....

But you can always make a press mould or find a busted set at a car boot sale. 1 euro shops usually have cheap building blocks sets also .

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Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - painted glue gun spaceship (scale shots, 05 Mar)
« Reply #101 on: March 08, 2022, 04:43:11 AM »
Guys

Make sure to Google the following: manipulative tiles

Some are wood, some are foam, but others are plastic.  Go with the plastic ones with the smooth surface.

Dan
« Last Edit: March 08, 2022, 04:48:59 AM by Cacique Caribe »

Offline Idle Doodler

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - painted glue gun spaceship (scale shots, 05 Mar)
« Reply #102 on: March 08, 2022, 06:13:29 PM »
Ah, but this is an opportunity to rid the world of one more poisonous specimen of that accursed game!

Those manipulative tilkes are definitely going on my wishlist, though.

This scrabble set has a flat side and a porthole-y side, and I daresay that board could serve as the basis for a travel table:





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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - WIP travel gaming boards (09 Mar)
« Reply #103 on: March 09, 2022, 01:52:03 PM »
Neither Mrs Doodler or I drive, so when we go on holiday I'm rather limited in what gaming materials I can bring. Everything needs to fit in a single pulling case, and I'm told clothes and toiletries take priority. So any gaming I get to do has to be transportable. My recent 5 Parsecs From Home games have looked like this:

   

Fun enough, but it doesn't scratch the tactile itch.

So I've been working on this artist box, replacing the plastic inserts with something far more useful. Both 'lids' of the box got a different terrain with the hope that they'd be relatively reskinnable for a variety of fights and locations. The outdoorsy side hasn't worked out quite so well on that front - it's ended up with a few too many specialist objects - but I'm happy with the labyrinthine corridor side. It was roughly based on some of the Traveller geomorphs, with a few extra doors and pathways added to avoid too many unused dead ends.

Had to limit the height of pretty much everything to less than 2cm so as to allow the box to close comfortably for safe transport, which happily works pretty well for 15mm. I'd been holding on to this and another box for ages, but never felt able to come up with anything satisfactory for the 28mm collections.

Each map measures around 35x28cm.





 It's the first time I've constructed a fixed-piece board, so there have been some lessons learnt. I started with the room flooring, tracing round some makeshift stencils (assorted sprues cobbled together) on to EVA foam and was quite happy with the look, but as I added more and more scrap and bits to spruce up the rooms, the less happy I became with it - it's a bit of a clash of impressionist and fine detail, especially comparing the flooring in the rooms and corridors.

It's also apparent that I didn't use enough strong glue on the foam, and that two layers of PVA doesn't do much to seal it. Nor does PVA work much layered over a poor man's substitute texturing material of baking powder! I quickly realised this after a grey primer.




Fortunately, I've managed, with a combination of pins and weights, to get the floors back to a more or less flat state, and found some old clear lacquer which has encased the worst of the loose baking powder.

It's now got a black undercoat, and it's time to put some of the many tutorials I've been watching into practice!



« Last Edit: March 09, 2022, 01:54:13 PM by Idle Doodler »

Offline War Monkey

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - WIP travel gaming boards (09 Mar)
« Reply #104 on: March 09, 2022, 05:09:23 PM »
Wow! That looks great and what a great idea for traveling!

 

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