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Nice work.
   
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Chicago

 complex57 wrote:
Nice work.


Thanks,
Glad you enjoyed it.

I've been giving model railroading my hobby attention but Adepticon is comign up and I've got 3 large spaceships that I have to build in 3 weeks so get ready for some big updates!

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Robot Cat






T-county

Are you going to have any tables set up this year?
   
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 whalemusic360 wrote:
Are you going to have any tables set up this year?


I'm going to be running Mech Attack on Saturday Morning. However my terrain will also be used to provide one of the tables in the Necromunda tournament, and possibly also for the Walking Dead event as well. I love seeing my terrain in-use, so I'm looking forward to seeing how others make use of it.

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Going a bit nuts last-minute building the three spaceships that will be the focus of my Adepticon Mech Attack scenario.
Here's the start of one being built from a Star Wars toy.



Here's a second one whose starting point was a "Power Rangers Mission response Vehicle", but has alot of other toy chunks grafted on.


Full details, pics and my rambling explanations are here:
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2018/03/18/last-minute-adepticon-prep-3-spacecraft-for-28mm-mech-attack/

And a reminder that if you're going to Adepticon and need something to do on Saturday Morning, I've still got 2 spots left for "Mech Attack, Shootout at Valestetch Spaceport"! I guarantee big mech models on a big table with awesome terrain!

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Finally got the battle report up for our Adepticon Mech Attack game.
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2018/04/24/adepticon-2018-showdown-at-valstetech-airfield/

It ended up being a very good game with a result that was in contention right up until the very last turn.


Of course it was also my yearly chance to put together a massive 8x8 layout with my whole sci-fi city. I've phased out the last of my contemporary 1-story warehouses and now almost everything is 2 stories or taller.


No surprise that the 3 objective spacecraft were the stars of the show.

I'll have a separate post for each spaceship in the next few weeks with lots of detail shots.

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Arlington, va

Your table gets better every year, kudos!

 
   
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California

Well, hello there, Pyramidas. He certainly does make a good cargo hauler.

   
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Chicago

Kid_Kyoto wrote:Your table gets better every year, kudos!

Thanks Kyoto!
That's definitely the goal.

Barzam wrote:Well, hello there, Pyramidas. He certainly does make a good cargo hauler.

Thanks!
I think he makes a better cargo ship than he ever did a mech, though Power Ranger fans may disagree.

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Big one for you today.
Here's the finished cargo lifter based on a SW "Republic Attack Shuttle".

The toy itself is OOP and ridiculously expensive now but I found a used example for much less.
It's actually well scaled for 28/30mm once you fix the cockpit area.

I managed to retain the opening to so the cargo area is accessbile and I cut away the intervening walls so the cargo ramp leads from the front of the ship all the way into the cargo area.

I think it'd be perfect for Legion, but it was great as an objective at the Mech Attack game I ran at Adepticon.
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2018/04/24/adepticon-2018-showdown-at-valstetech-airfield/

Lots more pictures and details here.
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2018/05/31/tutorial-spaceship-1-smugglers-cargo-lifter/

If anyone's interested, this will probaby be up for sale soon. I'm in a bit of a downsizing mood right now.

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What a terrific table! And I love the cargo lifter- great adaptation of a found item!

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Thanks for the kind words Meer_Cat. Glad you liked it!

"Found" items from resale are the basis for almost everything I build. Two more coming this week...

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Here's the second if of my Trio of 28mm Space Ships.

Probably my favorite of the batch, this hard working "Cargo Lighter" invovled the most toybashing of the three.


The roof is largely cobbled together from sections of X-wing and Millenium falcon toys, but I think it works well.


Also has a nice number of places where miniatures can stand around the midsection.


And of course there's an accessible interior.


Lots more pics and such here:
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2018/06/04/tutorial-spacecraft-2-medium-cargo-lighter/

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Great blog! Some really impressive terrain pieces there, and that cargo lighter is very nice.

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Those ships are really choice, very inspiring.

 
   
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monkeytroll wrote:Great blog! Some really impressive terrain pieces there, and that cargo lighter is very nice.


Kid_Kyoto wrote:Those ships are really choice, very inspiring.


Thanks guys!
Glad you liked them. I've wanted to try my hand at toybashing some 28mm spacecraft for years and it feels great to finally have done it.

The third and biggest one is coming soon and then I've got a couple of posts about doing some of 'bashing of Deadzone terrain sprues to improve them a bit.

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This is the big one folks!
My Ventauran Assault Craft. Made primarily from parts of a very large Power Rangers "Pyramidas".
For some reason the pictures didn't turn out quite as good, but they get the point across.


The engines were a particular challenge, but lots of X-wing parts cut appart and reassembled, filled the spaces nicely.


Bridge. There are a few nooks like this and the flat top mean that there's lots of space to place miniatures if this is used as a static piece of terrain.


And like the others, this has a nice large cargo bay.
This one, however opens completely in the front and is big enough to drive vehicles inside!


Lots more pics and my ramblings here:
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2018/06/22/tutorial-spacecraft-3-ventauran-assault-craft/

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Fantastic ship, can you show the cargo hold with a tank?

 
   
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Chicago

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Fantastic ship, can you show the cargo hold with a tank?

Thanks!
I would normally have snapped a pic for you, but I sold all 3 ships a week ago.
I liked them, but when I looked at how often they'd actually make it to the table vs how much I want a custom bass guitar that would get gigged far more often, it was an easy decision.

IIRC, it was big enough to roll a rhino into if you didn't have alot of antennae an such, but a smidge too short for a Russ.

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