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Author Topic: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - NEW PICS page 3!  (Read 14519 times)

Offline Pil

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - New painted pic
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2011, 09:15:25 PM »
Nice work on the whole squad! I'm not familiar with Traveller much but I appreciate the background info 8)
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Offline Faust23

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - New photos page 2!
« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2011, 05:36:17 AM »
Thanks Pil.  I just took some crappy photos of my last trooper.  Here are some more shots.  I'm going back to my old camera from here! 







Enjoy!
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Offline Faust23

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - NEW PICS page 3!
« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2011, 05:39:46 AM »




That's it for the Marines for now.  I need to pic up some Ar-Men from Cobalt-1's range for the Vargr and get some Denizen not-Zhodani for opposing forces.

More pics at my blog as usual.

Enjoy!

Offline Ajsalium

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - NEW PICS page 3!
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2011, 03:56:28 PM »


Who's that missus they are confronting? (I think it's a woman, anyhow). Looks nice.
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Offline Faust23

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - NEW PICS page 3!
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2011, 05:04:40 PM »
That's a female 'spaceman' from Blue Moon that I converted for my Traveller project.  Better photos of here are in the archives of my blog for 2009 if you want to see her front.


Offline AzSteven

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - NEW PICS page 3!
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2011, 05:18:28 PM »
Very nice job of repurposing and conversion - they definitely look like good Imperial Marines.  I think they look great!

I would make two suggestions - the beret on the one guy should probably be a different color than the armor, if only to help maintain the illusion of the armor being hard material and the beret being soft cloth.  It might still be maroon, but maybe a different shade?

Same comment with the bedroll on the packs - right now it looks like the exact same color as the armor, so it confuses the hard material illusion.

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - NEW PICS page 3!
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2011, 07:51:14 PM »
AzSteven, thanks for your comments.  I am pleased to see that you are of the 'don't confuse the eye' rule of painting that I have preached for 30 some years. :) However, the 'bedroll' is actually ;) a 'ventilation exhaust' and is a hard part of the pack now that I have retooled it as a Traveller marine.  ;)

The beret may have to come down with another ink, as it is a sticking point that keeps coming up.  I will get to it once I decide how much I want to alter it. 

I'm glad they look like Emperor Strephon's finest!

I'm planning on doing Sylean Rangers, Imperial Interstellar Scout Service S-3 commandos & survey Scouts, as well as ship crews, Vargr corsairs, and Zhodani troopers.

I'm also toying with the crazy notion of building a foam core Scout/Courier ship...

Offline SBRPearce

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - NEW PICS page 3!
« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2011, 08:50:15 PM »
For whatever reason, all I see is the dreaded "red-X" box instead of your pics. But I love the idea of the foamcore Scout ship. It's such a crisp design - all the gribbly parts you'd need would be 3 landing gear struts and a detailed engine section. (I always pictured it looking like the back-end of a Star Destroyer, for some reason...)

I've always loved Traveler - while the other SF gamers seemed to be emulating Star Wars, original universe Traveler always felt a bit more like Dune...
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Offline Faust23

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - NEW PICS page 3!
« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2011, 12:19:07 AM »
I don't know why you are getting the red x, but you can see them over at my blog listed in my signature line.

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Offline Mako

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - NEW PICS page 3!
« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2011, 01:16:56 AM »
"I'm also toying with the crazy notion of building a foam core Scout/Courier ship..."

That's not crazy.

I've been thinking about doing that myself, as well.


Offline Ajsalium

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - NEW PICS page 3!
« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2011, 05:35:04 PM »
That's a female 'spaceman' from Blue Moon that I converted for my Traveller project.  Better photos of here are in the archives of my blog for 2009 if you want to see her front.

Thanks!

And very nice conversions and paintjobs, too. :)

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - NEW PICS page 3!
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2011, 03:32:36 AM »




There you go.  I'll be painting the rest up sometime in the next month or so.

Enjoy.

Offline Chaos Wolf

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - NEW PICS page 3!
« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2011, 01:19:02 PM »
I think they look great, nice job.

Offline Faust23

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - NEW PICS page 3!
« Reply #43 on: November 04, 2011, 06:39:47 PM »
Thanks Wolf!

Offline Doomsdave

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Re: Traveller Imperial Marines conversions - NEW PICS page 3!
« Reply #44 on: November 04, 2011, 11:02:14 PM »




There you go.  I'll be painting the rest up sometime in the next month or so.

Enjoy.

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