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Author Topic: Eilif's Toybashing and More (7/11/22 Finished dual-scale Starship full Gallery)  (Read 58184 times)

Offline Golgotha

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Whichever way it goes... Looking forward to it all... Keep 'em coming...

Do like the interiors.

Offline eilif

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Whichever way it goes... Looking forward to it all... Keep 'em coming...

Do like the interiors.
Will do!

Dual Scale interiors is something that I want to keep doing even if it's not that practical for gaming.  The yellow ship (pictured here for those who might not remember seeing it)


Already has a cockpit area with action figure seats, but if I can make the seats removable, I can probably just make a removable floor for 28mm figures.

Sort of like a removable version of the floor I put in this one...
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2018/06/tutorial-spacecraft-2-medium-cargo-lighter/
...one of the ships I most regret selling.

Offline Hawkeye

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Excellent! The dual-scale idea is absolute genius - I agree with you on the notion of how often a piece of terrain/starship gets used, and this is one way to see it getting table and play time. Fantastic stuff. Oh, and I love that the lights survived the spray-painting - they definitely add a lot of atmosphere.
Sono Pazzi Questi Romani

Offline eilif

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Excellent! The dual-scale idea is absolute genius - I agree with you on the notion of how often a piece of terrain/starship gets used, and this is one way to see it getting table and play time. Fantastic stuff. Oh, and I love that the lights survived the spray-painting - they definitely add a lot of atmosphere.
Thanks!
I'm really happy about the lights as well. I'm pretty sure I'll at least add interior lights to any such project in the future.

Offline Grimmnar

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Re: Eilif's Toybashing and More (7/8/22 Finished 28mm Starship Teaser)
« Reply #274 on: August 02, 2022, 08:03:07 PM »
Lol I actually meant what brand etc, but I guess if they are used, it does not matter.

Baltimore literally has NO good used toy/thrift shops :(
SAVERS in Parkville is a good place to hit.
There is a second hand shop in the Rosedale area that could be of some use.

Grimm

Offline KGatch113

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Re: Eilif's Toybashing and More (7/8/22 Finished 28mm Starship Teaser)
« Reply #275 on: August 03, 2022, 03:39:19 AM »
SAVERS in Parkville is a good place to hit.
There is a second hand shop in the Rosedale area that could be of some use.

Grimm
I was just thinking I needed to hit Savers.

The place is Random Treasures. Apparently it is banking on the wrestling figure market to keep it afloat. MOst of its stuff is from the past few years.

It is also in a shopping center that reminds me of a set from a zombie movie....it is all quiet, you start moving through it and then hordes of the undead will come rushing out. Next time I go down I have to remember to go armed.

I grew up 2 minutes away...the library within site of the place is where I read my first book. It makes me sad to see how rundown the place is.

Offline Grimmnar

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Re: Eilif's Toybashing and More (7/8/22 Finished 28mm Starship Teaser)
« Reply #276 on: August 10, 2022, 01:12:53 AM »
The place is Random Treasures. Apparently it is banking on the wrestling figure market to keep it afloat. MOst of its stuff is from the past few years.

It is also in a shopping center that reminds me of a set from a zombie movie....it is all quiet, you start moving through it and then hordes of the undead will come rushing out. Next time I go down I have to remember to go armed.
That's the place. Haven't been to their new place. I only ever went at the old location.
Had plenty of goodies when I went.

Grimm

Offline manic _miner

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 Charity shops are a great source for cheap toys for kit bashing.Also car boot fairs have lots of cheap stuff on offer.

 Always great to see what others make of what they find.

Offline eilif

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Charity shops are a great source for cheap toys for kit bashing.Also car boot fairs have lots of cheap stuff on offer.

 Always great to see what others make of what they find.
Car boot fairs are something we don't have here that I'd love to see someday. We do have something similar in swap meets though.

Found this bit of weirdness today for $1.50 at one of my favorite teams shops. Three one sided Hogwarts walls and instructions on how to use them to make an HP cake. They're around 10mm'ish which I don't use, but I'm thinking maybe a backdrop...
« Last Edit: August 11, 2022, 01:22:21 AM by eilif »

Offline manic _miner

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 Should work well for 15mm gaming.Good to fill up the edge of the table and that extra bling to the game.

 There are also toy and train collectors fairs over there which can yield some nice finds.Not as cheaply as the car boot sales though ;).

Offline eilif

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Toy and model train can offer allot to wargamers.  Especially on a budget.   Built buildings in less than perfect condition have very little value to railroaders but can be great for wargamers.

I bought a bunch of Plasticville 0/S scale buildings for a couple bucks each.

  I also help sell the excess for my local train club.  I sold a box of imperfect HO buildings to a wargamer for 25 bucks for 15mm gaming.  I frequently pickup O scale stuff for wargaming (the club is HO) for myself from that excess as well.

 

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