09/06/2019 at 05:35 #116027
Interested in trying something new I have been thinking of some different 6mm projects that I’ve had for some time. I first started prepping some GZG infantry for some small-scale corporate merc fighting before I saw a few interesting posts on the wargames website.
Being a long-time fan of SF3D/m.ak. I decided to try my hand at sculpting some retro-scifi armored vehicles, not for the first time. While they aren’t done yet, these two have some potential I feel.
I haven’t managed to make a turret design I like as of yet for the vehicle on the left, while the right-hand one needs another option or two for the turret hardpoints on either side of the vehicle.
After I got started I sort of knew I’d like to sculpt at least one type of infantry, in some sort of hardsuit of course!
It has been quite some time since I tried my hand at using GS to sculpt anything other than small adjustments and mods to existing minis after a few disastrous attempts at making some from scratch.
This attempts have so far gone better than I hoped! I don’t know if my skills have improved or if I just did something wrong earlier, but nevertheless these attempts came out quite ok I think.
I’m not sure if I need to make any more additions to these, but I will revisit that after I manage to finish the last bits for the vehicles.
Thanks for looking!09/06/2019 at 14:24 #116035
No pictures for me. Just “one way do not enter” symbols.09/06/2019 at 15:12 #116038jagannathParticipant
Ooh I’m looking forward to seeing this develop. No pics for me either but they’re on your blog OK.
Seems like 6mm is the best scale for that weird war/dieselpunk thing.09/06/2019 at 16:31 #116039
Blog! Doh! Looks great. In my mind your minis have a ’70s or ’80s feel. When I think retro I think ’30s to ’50s. Guess I am getting old.09/06/2019 at 18:18 #116040RhodericParticipant
Very, very nice! But I have to assume that the right-hand tank’s resemblance to the ones from The Phantom Menace isn’t accidental. Unless the Phantom Menace tanks were inspired by some SF3D/Ma.K. design I’ve not seen?
BTW, I can also only see the pictures by visiting the blog.
In my mind your minis have a ’70s or ’80s feel. When I think retro I think ’30s to ’50s. Guess I am getting old.
Seeing the thread title, my first thought was “Ooh, I wonder what flavour of retro-future this will turn out to be!”. I love them all, separately of each other.10/06/2019 at 07:48 #116051
First of all, cheers for the kind words guys 🙂
@Steven: I hope you didn’t get dissappointed by the relative “newness” of my idea of what can be called retro. Some 50s style atomic sci-fi would be quite cool now that you mention it..
@jagannath; I prefer 6mm for most things if I can get away with it 🙂 I’m also fairly certain that this size is the limit of detail I can produce with my current level of skill!
@Rhoderic: Yeah, I have taken some cues from both the droid tank and some similar scratch-built models I found online.
I don’t know why the photos won’t show up here sometimes, I’ll try another way, let me know if you can see the images now?10/06/2019 at 08:16 #116053ThuseldParticipant10/06/2019 at 08:25 #116054
@Thuseld: For the hard suits I mainly use a 2 part epoxy called “grey stuff” from GF9. It’s basically the same as GW’s green stuff.
The working time depends on the mix of the two components, but I can usually work with it for an hour or so before it starts getting too tough.
For the vehicle hulls I use a oven-bake clay by the name of super sculpey. These Clay’s stay soft until baked, so you have more or less unlimited time with them.
Hope that helps!10/06/2019 at 10:48 #116076ThomastonParticipant
Cool stuff, I’m a fan on Ma.K.
Is grey stuff rubbery like green stuff? Do they behave the same?
Tired is enough.10/06/2019 at 17:10 #116122
Looks like a great start to me! Keep it going!
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."11/06/2019 at 07:14 #116145
@Thomaston: Cheers! SF3D/M.ak. is really cool, I do my best to create something that does the source of my inspiration some justice 🙂
It behaves pretty much the same, might be a few small differences but no major ones as far as I have noticed.
@DSG: Thanks, I’m thinking about making a mold or two and create a company of each or so for myself 🙂11/06/2019 at 14:44 #116176
@DSG: Thanks, I’m thinking about making a mold or two and create a company of each or so for myself
Nice, glads to know I’m not the only one who’s bonkers!
Don’t forget ABs old Junker line has some pretty good Nutrocker proxies. I have 2 of each and really dig them.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."11/06/2019 at 20:50 #116193
You are not alone I can promise you
Oh I haven’t forgotten about them, I still have a few unpainted waiting for a project like this one!
They are great, no doubt14/06/2019 at 23:23 #116368
I am in no way disappointed. You do wonderful work. My comment was a jab to myself saying I have been looking at the “serials for pulp gaming” thread too much (no such thing) and I am getting old so retro is 50 years older than some people think! Reality is I started role playing with classic Traveller back in ’78 and everything in my mind was Star Wars era or more recent. Keep up the good work I am loving it all.
Stephen11/07/2019 at 15:10 #117818
I finished a few of these models after making a mould and duplicating a few of them:
The detail was somethat lost I realized when I picked them out of the moulds, so that was a bit of a shame, but they are serviceable and look good enough on the table. Hopefully I will get them into a game and maybe even make a few reinforcements down the line..
I started re-basing some of my single 6mm sci-fi minis as well, they are on the blog along with some more bits and bobs I painted leading up to my vacation:
Thanks for having a look!11/07/2019 at 16:08 #117825MikeKeymaster11/07/2019 at 16:45 #117829
Cheers Mike 🙂
I actually have a new project in the works, but when that is finished I might very well be back in swinging swords in the desert!11/07/2019 at 21:52 #117839
Looking good sir, you’ve gotten a lot done!
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."12/07/2019 at 02:43 #117846
Damn. I had a post detailing and discussing mold and casting materials and I think it died from sitting too long.
In any case what you are doing is looking great! Keep up the good work.12/07/2019 at 12:46 #117855MikeKeymaster
The detail was somethat lost I realized when I picked them out of the moulds
What are you using?
You should be able to duplicate the master in almost every way, even down to if the master had a gloss or matt finish. The mould should be picking all that up.12/07/2019 at 18:47 #117884
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