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by Star Ranger
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Asteroids - more terrain making
Replies: 11
Views: 2282

Re: Asteroids - more terrain making

edit - how did you get the bases to attach? I've always found them too crumbly to adhere and too brittle to drill. They are a bit crumbly but I have had no problem drilling them and then squirt in a bunch of glue and stick a stand in and you are done - thought I do like to wash them first, dry for ...
by Star Ranger
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
Replies: 354
Views: 71084

Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF

Here are some pics of my recently completed Klingon Death Hand Squadron, with my new custom base firing arc stickers: Very nice, the stickers are great and you have a very steady hand for painting the details though I would love to see them with a dark wash and a bit of drybrushing - that would rea...
by Star Ranger
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA SF Ship appearance discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 9748

Re: ACTA SF Ship appearance discussion

In SVC's closing post he stated: The argument about recognition of different types is, frankly, spurious. Anyone can tell the existing Lyran CA and CL from each other, and anyone can tell that the D7 is bigger than the D5. I need to reply to that because size should not be the only difference. If ju...
by Star Ranger
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Latest News on A Call to Arms: Star Fleet
Replies: 202
Views: 33948

Re: Latest News on A Call to Arms: Star Fleet

The problem is when it's out of the packing case and on the table, at which point the unsupported nacelles on the thin metal pylons start to droop. It could be interesting if someone's Constitution gradually turns into a Kirov during the game. :lol: FASA's designs were so detailed and accurate, the...
by Star Ranger
Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: What did the old fleet boxes have...
Replies: 8
Views: 4592

Re: What did the old fleet boxes have...

If someone could provide names and pictures of painted miniatures of the unknown plastics, I would be much obliged! The class names of the other original plastic miniatures are: Hawkwood Wayfarer class raiders Hawkwood Hornet class frigates Hawkwood Darius class galliots League Caravan class freigh...
by Star Ranger
Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Decals and basing fighters
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

http://www.decalpaper.com/ is a common place people go for their decal paper in addition to MicroMark http://www.micromark.com/ I have never had problems with too thick decals from custom paper but then I use a decal solvent to help too. MicroSol and Solvaset and common products in better hobby stor...
by Star Ranger
Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Space Minis
Replies: 23
Views: 4993

The Hyperdyne Astronautics Devastator model from Ninja Magic is cool. I might have to pick that one up. Interesting story on that one. When mounted normal with the 3 prongs going down so it looked a bit like Deep Space 9, it was a slow seller. When he mounted it on its side like the picture on Ratt...
by Star Ranger
Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Space Minis
Replies: 23
Views: 4993

Re: Space Minis

http://www.star-ranger.com/Home.htm - used to be a decent place to browse the space miniatures, but I'm not sure how reliable it is anymore Used to be? Ouch. Yeah, I am behind a bit on updates but I should get to some of them this weekend. Some old bits need some cleaning up too since the 10th anni...
by Star Ranger
Thu May 28, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Silly fighter base question
Replies: 17
Views: 3477

I use round wood disks from craft stores with a metal washer on the bottom to give them some weight and so I can store them in a box with magnetic tape on the bottom.
by Star Ranger
Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 38101

anyways other liscensing possiblities Webers Harrington series, although I dont see the acta rule set supporting it well.. opposing vectors and things like that but it would be one I would like to play Already licensed to Ad Astra Games who have produced the Saganami Island Tactical Simulator along...
by Star Ranger
Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Bases
Replies: 18
Views: 3403

I'm building my own stands, still working on the connector details, but its going to be brass rods with either grub screws or barrel/torpedo clasps so I can unscrew the mini from the base :) I like the sounds of that, secure and yet easy to transport aswel. If you don't mind me asking do you have a...
by Star Ranger
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:16 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Decal sheets
Replies: 47
Views: 9010

l33tpenguin wrote:I'm curious if the ink from an inkjet printer will run or such when you wet the decal to pull it off.
After printing with an inkjet, you spray a fixative over the decal to prevent the ink from running when you wet it.
http://www.decalgear.com/DG/Product.asp ... de=62102-1
by Star Ranger
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:09 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Decal sheets
Replies: 47
Views: 9010

The Griffin decals were not printed on inkjet or laser printers, they were printed with an ALPS printer which uses a ribbon of dry waxy ink, which come in the basic colors plus special white ribbons are available along with silver, gold, etc. The ALPS printers have not been produced in years and are...
by Star Ranger
Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:46 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Model Search
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Re: Model Search

Garthim wrote:JAOG on their homepage say that no further products or sales will be offered.
Did you go to their home page (which does say they are no longer selling) or did you check the the AOG store site which still says they are selling?
http://www.agentsofgaming.com/oshop.htm
by Star Ranger
Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Plastics - Any truth to this rumor???
Replies: 20
Views: 4720

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I'm new to the whole miniature community. Has anyone tried using some of those rapid-prototype 3-d printers to make minatures? I'm not sure how the price comes out per unit or what size/detail limitations are but the printers are coming down in price. They ar...
by Star Ranger
Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:38 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Alternatives Minis
Replies: 14
Views: 2181

Indeed :) I just wish they had proper pics of all their ships - i would get more if I knew what they looked like Download the pdf catalogs, they have pictures or line drawings of all the minis, or check out their Picture Gallery for more images of the GZG minis. For more choices and links to all of...
by Star Ranger
Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Hotz artwork space mats
Replies: 15
Views: 3332

From this thread on The Miniatures Page, it looks like Hotz is behind due to some personal issues and it making an effort to catch up.
http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=123736
by Star Ranger
Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:33 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Extra Plastic Stands
Replies: 21
Views: 4581

I would think (for those who glue the stem to the ship) that weighting the base would make them more prone to breakage, since you'd now have weight at both ends stressing the stem. Weighting the base lowers the center of gravity so ships fall over less. If you are just using the nub at the end of t...
by Star Ranger
Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Extra Plastic Stands
Replies: 21
Views: 4581

dedonta wrote:where can you find "barrel connectors"....not familiar w/ that. Thanks
Barrel Clasps, found in the jewelry making supplies section of craft stores.

Here is how I use them:
http://www.star-ranger.com/BasingMinis.htm
by Star Ranger
Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:30 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Sweet basing method
Replies: 32
Views: 8053

lastbesthope wrote:You could always stick a nut to the mini and a screw/bolt to the base stem and use those to screw the model in place
Or just go back to using barrel clasps like the ones I use :wink:
http://www.star-ranger.com/BasingMinis.htm