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  • #36300
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    I recently became interested in 6mm Sci fi miniatures gaming thanks in large part to Clash on the Fringe and the AARs that have also been posted on this website. Following the journey of the crew of the Cormorant has been thrilling.

    The following images are of the first batch of my infantry. They are GZG NAC infantry, but will be playing the part of Quansec Operatives. Their first mission objective will be to investigate a Quansec Terraforming colony that has fallen out of contact. The colony will be made up of Quansec Prefab shelters, which are also pictured. These are still evolving though, and will look different by the time I get gaming. Things are being held up mostly because I am a school teacher, and also because I am trying to make some more terrain.

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    #36306
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
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    Tidy, very much looking forward to seeing more individually based 6mm skirmish!

     

     

    #36321
    Northern Monkey
    Northern Monkey
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    Good stuff im interested to  see what else you come up with, if you look at my blog I have a few posts relating to my own 6mm sci-fi stuff including some home made scenic (in an earlier post) http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/6mm-sci-fipost-apoc-project-iii-scenics.html

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #36324
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Just joined up on your blog, lots of cool stuf on there already.

    I always love it when people do individually based skirmish in 6mm.

    Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with.

    You say you bought Clash on the Fringe and FiveCore 2nd edition + Five Parsecs from Home, how do they compare?

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #36351
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    I haven’t actually managed to get either set of rules to the table yet. I also haven’t even opened the PDF for Five Parsecs. I couldn’t tell you what I think of the difference.

    #36684
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    Here are the different poses and a commander for the GZG NSL infantry. This squad will be facing off against the Quansec Operatives (although I might make these guys Quansec, and the others the other corporation). I need to come up with a name for the oppsing force now.

    #37682
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
    Participant

    Here are a few updates to my arsenal. I have a handful of APCs now for my Quansec operatives to travel around in. I cannot wait to get these on the table.

    #37690
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Awww man I nearly missed all the 6mm love.

    I have subscribed to the topic now!
    Can we expect a group shot soon?

     

    😉

    #37698
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
    Participant

    I will try and figure my camera out at the weekend, and get the lighting right. I would love to have some group shots though, and maybe even get a game in.

    #37720

    Alexander Wasberg
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    I’m always glad to see another convert to the glory of 6mm 😀

    You had some really cool junk-builds going on over at your blog, looking forward to seeing more!

    I’d love to see more of the minis as well, especially if you can get some brighter shots 😉

    #37726
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
    Participant

    I might invest in one of those portable photo booths with lamps. It seems like that would be the best option at the moment as my camera doesn’t seem to like my daylight bulbs.

    #38343
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    Finally, at long last I have a group shot of one of my factions. There are a couple of extra miniatures who belong to the command element, and there are some who are waiting to be painted, but this is the majority of my force.

    I feel the light has improved by using two lamps.

    I have been working on my terrain also, but my camera ran out of battery power while taking these photos.

    #38376

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    An impressive force so far!

    #38388
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
    Participant

    I managed to sneak in a bit more creative time last night. Here are some terrain features to fight over.

    I decided my board would be far too flat with only buildings and vegetation to use, so I bought some cork heat mats from Tiger and set about chopping them up. I also wanted them to be customisable so I did not glue them together.

    Here we see a patrol travelling through a settlement. I am pleased with the buildings but still feel like they are lacking details. I just don’t know what to do to them.

    #38389
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Do they have doors?
    Would they benefit from numbers on them?

    #38390
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
    Participant

    No doors. Should I just paint a black square for a door? Numbers? That sounds cool, but I would be scared to paint them on. Googling decals.

    #38393
    Northern Monkey
    Northern Monkey
    Participant

    any old stickers will work or simply print some numbers on paper and pva them on no need for fancy decals, as for doors a roundish bit of flattened putty applied t the buildings and painted would be both eacy and effective. Loving the full faction picture , nice work!

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #38401
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Rectangles of card or thick paper stuck on for doors.

    minibits has some nice decals.
    Some sci-fi ones too.

    #38403
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Cool buildings!

    A simple way to add scifi looking doors/airlocks?

    use some of these

    as seen here

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #40075
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
    Participant

    I have primed a couple of bits of vacuum packaging ready to be turned into some industrial/terraforming complexes.

    #40282
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    Below are my quickshaded terraforming buildings. They look better. I will add some more details as I go.

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    I also have my modular space station as inspired by the Planet Ares 6 blog, which some of you write. It is now primed and just awaiting decoration.

     

    #40283
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Good skills sir, there is some good stuff on that blog, and here too…

     

    😉

    #40296
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    Primer dried. Looking nice and grey. I decided I didn’t want to waste time painting so took some Sharpies to the sections. I feel they have a sort of cartoony look, which I like. I would like it to feel more like Firefly/Aliens/OT Star Wars so might do some more work making it seem more worn out. But as it stands, I am ready to have a game on here. Now to read the FiveCore rules and build some teams.

     

    #40300

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Very nice, the slightly cartoony feel looks real good!

    #40303
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Cool!!!

    I really like that tile with the room in the middle, I’ll have to put one on my to do list.

    Don’t worry about them being cartoony, once you put some minis and scatter terrain on them the cartoon effect will be a lot less.

    I look forward to seeing some in game pictures.

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #41966
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
    Participant

    These still require a little work, flocking and some shading on the mecha, but in general I am pleased with how they are coming along. Ready for Horizon Wars.

    #41969
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Very nice, are those Brigade models?

    #42003

    sean lone
    Participant

    Micheal
    The mechs are from EM4
    http://www.em4miniatures.com/acatalog/Science_Fiction.html
    Regards
    Sean

    #42004
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Hi, I meant the ‘normal’ vehicles, sorry.

    #42009
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
    Participant

    Yeah the top vehicles are the Brigade Models Eurofed vehicles. The blue ones are from GZG.

    #42206
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    Terrain building blitz. Now I have some basic things to fight over.

    #42207
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Ah yes, the colony buildings of the Muller Corporation!

     

    😀

    #42208
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
    Participant

    Ah yes, the colony buildings of the Muller Corporation!

    We joke, but I am writing Müller GmbH into my world. It will be one of the main protagonist organisations competing to control what is suspected to be a system with an alien discovery.

    #42257

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Very nice use of trash to make some nice terrain 🙂

    I hope to see your forces in action soon!

    #42802
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
    Participant

    Just finished up some armour, and my mechs for use in Horizon Wars. Glad they are finally finished.

    http://inexperiencedmodelmaker.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/armour-for-horizon-wars.html Blog linky.

    #42803

    Fredd Bloggs
    Participant

    Apologies in advance for this:

     

    The early figs in the thread, in green with the red band, look like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…..

    #43091
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
    Participant

    My order from GZG arrived. It contains a bunch of miniatures I will be using as light mechs. I have glued them to magnetic coins, textured the bases and now need to prime and paint them. That might be what I do on Friday night. I also have another order on the way with some awesome stuff. Pics to come.

    #43092

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Eagerly awaiting pictures 😉

    GZG does some lovely stuff, you can’t go wrong with them!

    #43232
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
    Participant

    Been working on a few mechs and more infantry for Horizon Wars.

    #43262

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Oh mecha goodness, I like what you’ve done with them! 🙂

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