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Finally got some of the ships oriented stuff I've done for Vanguard Miniatures printed:



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Two of my Destroyer designs for Vanguard Miniatures are as good as ready.

Do you guys have any final feedback before I'm shipping them off for printing?



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The Novan Elites Frigate (three types of broadside weapon configurations) has been printed and is off to get cast. Expect it to be released around April this year.


Also, two Destroyer variants have officially been shipped off to Vanguard Miniatures for printing.

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I've said it in other forums but I'll add here, really looking forward to these. Personally I think they're more light cruisers than destroyers (the existing escorts cover the destroyer niche) but it's all a matter of taste.

 
   
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Note that my Destroyers are about 36mm long. My Frigate is 55mm. Light Cruisers should be closer to 75mm long.

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 Malika2 wrote:
Note that my Destroyers are about 36mm long. My Frigate is 55mm. Light Cruisers should be closer to 75mm long.


Good point... I've been using 2" Space Fleet ships so my perspective is a bit skewed.

 
   
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No worries there! Speaking of Space Fleet, I'd love to do some units from that era and tweak them to fit the current design standards.

In the meantime I started working on some bombers. The tricky thing is that there aren't any models of Space Marine bombers out there, so I kinda based it on the old Stormbird, but then a version which is capable of space flight (those rotor blades wouldn't work in the cold void). The reasoning behind it is that in BFG the Tau use Mantas as bombers rather than boarding/landing craft. So if why not something similar for the Stormbird?





As you can see I've got two versions of the bomber, one with laser cannons akin to the fighter or firing big missiles. My personal preference are the missiles, it would make more sense and it's a nice differentiation compared to the fighter.

Your thoughts?

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 Malika2 wrote:
No worries there! Speaking of Space Fleet, I'd love to do some units from that era and tweak them to fit the current design standards.


Perhaps we should talk.

As for the bombers, I like the missiles ones, you might also want to add ones with much larger missiles underslung for folks who want to use torpedo bombers.

 
   
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I've continued working on the bombers:



And on a little side note, this is what the bomber would be like in 6mm scale:


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Final shot before shipping these off...

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How big will they be in fleet scale?

 
   
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The idea behind this ship is that its weaponry is hidden inside the hull/prow of the ship. It's only visible because the ship's hatches are opened. I guess the model could also be used as a Defence Monitor.





A few things that still need to be done:
(1) Tweaking some of the details
(2) Making an enclosed prow variant (where you don't see any weapons protruding)
(3) Make two bits to enclose the top part of the hull, to make it seem as if the turrets are hiding down below in the hull.

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Looking really good!

 
   
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The station is almost ready...



And I'm continuing to work on the Defence Monitor: modular prows!

Unarmed prow:


Torpedo prow:


Lance prow:

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love the work on the prows. Can't wait to see the station finished!

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Man, that's cool! I love the modular prows. When you print them, will they be separate pieces or is it 3 different files, each that print looking a little different?

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@Master AzalleMade: Just a few more tweaks, mainly the weapons...

@Warboss_WaaazagMade: The plan is to print these and the two turrets on a singe sprue.

@Captain BrownMade: Thanks!

Still working on the Escort Carrier, including the prows:






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The Defence Monitor and prow / turrets sprue is ready. If there's any other feedback, please let me know before I ship it off for printing.




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Looking awesome as usual!

I didn't realize Vanguard were selling some of your models on their site, you should put a link in your sig so we can buy your stuff with ease

   
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Thank you for your kind words! I should indeed put a link in my signature...

In the meantime:

The escort sized carrier is ready. Do you have any feedback before I ship it off?



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My only critque is that the sides don't look like fighter/bomber bays.

It looks sharp, just not like a carrier

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 Master Azalle wrote:
My only critque is that the sides don't look like fighter/bomber bays.

It looks sharp, just not like a carrier

Fair enough, which is why I tweaked it!



In the meantime I continued working on the Pardinus:


Next to the Panthera Heavy Frigate:


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Got my Pantheras this week, very nice, can't wait to paint them.

 
   
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The Destroyers are in!



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Nice, I like how they fit with the Panthera's design.

Any word of when they'll be cast up?

 
   
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Update...

Lance Frigate:



Lance Destroyer:


Making the station multi-part:

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Ooh those are looking awesome! The huge guns blend in perfectly with the ships. I'm gonna need some of those I think..

Also most of your pictures are now blocked by photobucket so you may want to salvage them before it eats 'em up!

   
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Luckily enough I have them on my computer already, just need to upload them elsewhere, which will be a very time consuming thing to do.

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Lance Destroyer as good as ready, any final feedback before I ship it off for printing?




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