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  • #199766
    Avatar photo6mmwargaming
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    Last year I started on a project to play Space Station Zero using 15mm scifi figures. Although I have a bunch of sci-fi already in 28mm I was looking for something smaller and more portable, and in 28mm I still needed a lot of figures. Space Station Zero is a solo/coop game set in the interior of a large derelict ship with around 20 scenarios as part of a campaign, and is published by Snarling Badger games

    I ordered some figures from Alternative armies as well as GZG including crews, mutants, robots and plants. I forgot to photo the AA figures before painting them, so here is the GZG figures (mostly robots). I could have used the same robot figures for all the different types in the game but I wanted each type represented with different figures.



    I was planning to make a box for the board which is 22×30 inches but I am converting all measures to cm for 15mm. I found this storage box which is slightly bigger, and it gives me space to add details to interior walls. I’ll knock out the center pieces and create an insert to make the floor level when it is fully expanded.


    Also I have some 28mm sci-fi scatter terrain I made which I have started converting to 15mm. I made too much 28mm terrain so its good to repurpose some to 15mm.

    Cheers

    My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info

    #199770
    Avatar photoMike
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    Nice work, is that a cutlery drawer?

    #199772
    Avatar photo6mmwargaming
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    Yes made from bamboo wood

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    #199782
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    Cool idea.

    #199794
    Avatar photoDarkest Star Games
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    Can’t wait to see how this turns out!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #199815
    Avatar photo6mmwargaming
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    I scratch built some gun turrets for one of the scenarios in SSZ. The scenario requires 2 but if I play co-op then I need 4 (I think) so I thought why not! The base is a Dungeon and lasers sci fi part with a couple of 20mm slotta bases on top and Iliad Studio radar part IIRC. I added some spare 28mm scifi gun barrels and finger nail greebles to finish it off.

    Also is one of my Alternative Armies crew and this guy is a spaceship pilot.

    My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info

    #199863
    Avatar photo6mmwargaming
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    Here’s the first figures I painted – some crew for SSZ. They are all Alternative Armies figures and from their various 15mm sci-fi and Ion Age ranges.

    Spaceship pilot

    Technician

    Octopod Medic – not the greatest sculpt and pretty blobby

    Adventurer

    Bearded Mercenary

    I’m not super happy with them and I think its due to the layering being too subtle and the varnish dulling the colours. I’ll adjust my painting style as I pretty much painted them with the same techniques I use for 28mm figures but they don’t have the same surface area. I’ll go for stronger contrasts between colours and layers.

    My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info

    #199872
    Avatar photoMike
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    I’m not super happy with them and I think its due to the layering being too subtle and the varnish dulling the colours

    Is that in the flesh or just the photos?

    #199873
    Avatar photo6mmwargaming
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    In the flesh but the lighting for the photos didn’t help

    My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info

    #199874
    Avatar photoMike
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    Poop, I often find I dislike my photos but the actual real life models are ok. But if you don’t like them so much either..  pantaloons.

     

    #200009
    Avatar photo6mmwargaming
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    Here is the mutants I painted for SSZ. They are 15mm mutants from Alternative armies and great figures with lots of character and only a few double ups on figures poses.

    I wanted them to look like ex Starship crew so I painted them still wearing the remnants of their uniforms of white and turquoise, and the odd red shirted trooper. These came out better than my crew figures so far who lack contrast on some of the colours and could be black lined better.

    My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info

    #200029
    Avatar photoDarkest Star Games
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    That’s a nice gaggle of groady grumps.  Well done!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #200043
    Avatar photo6mmwargaming
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    Thanks, I’m pleased how they came out.

    My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info

    #200067
    Avatar photokyoteblue
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    Love the silver box idea it can be a space ship with rooms or turned over flat side to use as a playing space.

    #200177
    Avatar photo6mmwargaming
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    Here’s my first batch of GZG bots – I’ll use them as medical bots in SSZ, hence the red and white colours. they are very nice little sculpts and pretty quick to paint.

    Also I have created 3D printed bases with recesses in them for the figure base to go in, so I can get a smooth and flat surfaces. Its a bit of extra work but I liked the completed bases. I draw on different lines and circles to represent the flooring and then weather the base and add some chipping with a sponge. I’ll match the floor color of my board with the same colour to help bring it together.

    My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info

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