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Space Minis

Postby kodiak888 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:29 am

So I've been casually looking around at different miniature lines for some new things to paint.* I thought I'd make a thread asking people what other space miniatures are still available, and preferably where to get them.


*add to the piles I already need to paint


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
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I only know of these three, does anyone know any more? Bonus points for an American distributor.

Full Thrust - http://www.star-ranger.com/FullThrust.htm

Battlefleet Gothic - http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catal ... GameStyle=

and

Firestorm Armada http://www.spartangames.co.uk/firestorm_armada.htm
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Postby McKickaha » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:07 am

I too have been buying a lot of proxy fleets from GZG recently, their direct link is;

http://www.groundzerogames.net/

Then there's Ninja Magics, Hostile intent range

http://www.rattleheadgames.com/catalog/NinjaMagic.html

IWM of course

http://www.ironwindmetals.com/catalog/index.php

Ravenstar

http://www.ravenstarstudios.com/

Studio Bergstrom

http://studiobergstrom.com/index.php?categoryID=57

Just last week I trawled through SCN and found a few smaller companies.
I find SCN pretty reliable but you really have to look at the news entry history, if the last entry is several years ago not then not worth looking further.

One to watch out for in the Future is a game system called "Deep Black" being produced by our own Hiffano.

Some nice minis in the pipeline for that but don't take my word for it because I could be seen as being just a little bit biased.

What I am really hoping for of course is that Mongoose get on with producing CTA 3 along with a nice range of minis to go witi it.


If the pen is mightier than the sword, just imagine what you can do with a paintbrush and modelling blade.

Link to my modelling stuff http://s288.photobucket.com/albums/ll189/Kickaha0/
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Postby talonspiritcat » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:17 pm

I've got a bunch of ships from Armoury Toys & Hobbies.
http://armouryhobbies.com
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Postby Davesaint » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:42 pm

Kickaha wrote:I too have been buying a lot of proxy fleets from GZG recently, their direct link is;

http://www.groundzerogames.net/

Then there's Ninja Magics, Hostile intent range

http://www.rattleheadgames.com/catalog/NinjaMagic.html

IWM of course

http://www.ironwindmetals.com/catalog/index.php

Ravenstar

http://www.ravenstarstudios.com/

Studio Bergstrom

http://studiobergstrom.com/index.php?categoryID=57

Just last week I trawled through SCN and found a few smaller companies.
I find SCN pretty reliable but you really have to look at the news entry history, if the last entry is several years ago not then not worth looking further.

One to watch out for in the Future is a game system called "Deep Black" being produced by our own Hiffano.

Some nice minis in the pipeline for that but don't take my word for it because I could be seen as being just a little bit biased.

What I am really hoping for of course is that Mongoose get on with producing CTA 3 along with a nice range of minis to go witi it.
The Hyperdyne Astronautics Devastator model from Ninja Magic is cool. I might have to pick that one up.

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Postby H » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:16 pm

Kickaha wrote:I too have been buying a lot of proxy fleets from GZG recently, their direct link is;

http://www.groundzerogames.net/

Then there's Ninja Magics, Hostile intent range

http://www.rattleheadgames.com/catalog/NinjaMagic.html

IWM of course

http://www.ironwindmetals.com/catalog/index.php

Ravenstar

http://www.ravenstarstudios.com/

Studio Bergstrom

http://studiobergstrom.com/index.php?categoryID=57

Just last week I trawled through SCN and found a few smaller companies.
I find SCN pretty reliable but you really have to look at the news entry history, if the last entry is several years ago not then not worth looking further.

One to watch out for in the Future is a game system called "Deep Black" being produced by our own Hiffano.

Some nice minis in the pipeline for that but don't take my word for it because I could be seen as being just a little bit biased.

What I am really hoping for of course is that Mongoose get on with producing CTA 3 along with a nice range of minis to go witi it.
ok I'm biased too, but the ships I have are awesome. I'll have some pics of em painted soon.... honest
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Postby McKickaha » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:23 am

Davesaint wrote:
The Hyperdyne Astronautics Devastator model from Ninja Magic is cool. I might have to pick that one up.

Dave
That mini is very cool indeed. Aim to buy 1 myself just haven't quite worked yet which fleet to use it in;

First thought was Ipsha, if it had a central black hole, (could be modded of course)

Also looks Necron from BFG which is a possibility but don't play that much any more.

Could even be a cylon warship.

Funny thing is I don't really feel it fits with a most of the rest of the Hyperdyne range, its like they have two fleet styles going on there.

Ninjamagic are also about to produce fighters and later a Human ship range along with a ruleset. I am using the Kikoku for a certain religious race in B5 which had an important role in the Dilgar War.


If the pen is mightier than the sword, just imagine what you can do with a paintbrush and modelling blade.

Link to my modelling stuff http://s288.photobucket.com/albums/ll189/Kickaha0/
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Re: Space Minis

Postby Star Ranger » Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:44 am

kodiak888 wrote: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 anniversary of the site is coming up very soon.

http://www.star-ranger.com/Minis.htm should get to to all the commercial lines of miniatures currently available (and some old stuff, check the dates and the links to be sure)

Also troll around the SCN Forums especially the 'Orbital Shipyards' section as there are some very limited run items people are building and selling there you might find interesting. http://www.star-ranger.com/Minis.htm
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Postby Star Ranger » Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:49 am

Davesaint wrote: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 Rattlehead's site, sales skyrocketed as now it looked cool.
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Postby captainsmirk » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:58 pm

Kickaha wrote: Could even be a cylon warship.
Funnily enough thats exactly what it was originally designed as...

A whiles back Todd produced a whole series of B5Wars designs for the original series of BSG a number of which (Devastator included) have subsequently appeared in the Hydrodyne Aeronautics range.

Indeed looking at it most of the range is now made up of those designs only the Colony Ship and H-1 Battleracer aren't...


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Re: Space Minis

Postby kodiak888 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:41 am

Star Ranger wrote: Used to be? Ouch.
Haha, no offense good sir. I quite frequently lurk around your website, looking at things I wish I could still buy. Thank you for maintaining such an excellent resource.
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Postby McKickaha » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:32 am

captainsmirk wrote:
Kickaha wrote: Could even be a cylon warship.
Funnily enough thats exactly what it was originally designed as...

A whiles back Todd produced a whole series of B5Wars designs for the original series of BSG a number of which (Devastator included) have subsequently appeared in the Hydrodyne Aeronautics range.

Indeed looking at it most of the range is now made up of those designs only the Colony Ship and H-1 Battleracer aren't...


Nick
Ah ....Sounds like the Devastator mini had an interesting history and explains why a few of the other ships in the range have a cylon look.

Thinking over the weekend you could probably make a reasonable Cylon station from kit bashing a few of the Hydrodyne ships together, maybe have a go at that, could probably double up as Vree station. :D

H-1 battleracer, going to get a couple of those as well for use as a proxy, fast B5 ship.


If the pen is mightier than the sword, just imagine what you can do with a paintbrush and modelling blade.

Link to my modelling stuff http://s288.photobucket.com/albums/ll189/Kickaha0/
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Postby Da Boss » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:48 am

I was very impressed with the Ninja Magic designs - must admit the Devestator was the most eyecatching!

I just wish GZG would sort themsleves out and put up images of their ships - its very frustrating going to their catalogue and having the vast majority of ships without pics!!
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Postby McKickaha » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:20 am

Da Boss wrote: I just wish GZG would sort themsleves out and put up images of their ships - its very frustrating going to their catalogue and having the vast majority of ships without pics!!
And where there are pics, what I really find funny is their use of a scaled grid then most of the ships are pictured at an angle to the grid so you've got to mentally spin the image and guess.

Just quote the dims.

Must admit using GZG now for quite a few proxy B5 race ships. Their mini design has come on a lot.


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Postby whenimaginationfails » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:33 pm

Ravenstar's Cold Navy line of miniatures are very well designed and look very cool. I would be painting them now if I didn't have so many B5 ships in the queue. However, doubtless a few will slip through to the front.

Unfortunately his site isn't yet up, but you can email him to order. More pictures at the Starship Combat News' forum.
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Postby McKickaha » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:36 am

whenimaginationfails wrote:Ravenstar's Cold Navy line of miniatures are very well designed and look very cool. I would be painting them now if I didn't have so many B5 ships in the queue. However, doubtless a few will slip through to the front.

Unfortunately his site isn't yet up, but you can email him to order. More pictures at the Starship Combat News' forum.
Thanks for the heads up, picked up on those from my trawl thru SCN, last week but thought they had de-materialised.


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Postby captainsmirk » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:06 am

Kickaha wrote:Ah ....Sounds like the Devastator mini had an interesting history and explains why a few of the other ships in the range have a cylon look.
If your interested in the background to the designs, background info and B5Wars SCSs are all still available at Todd's old site.

http://ravensbranch.allen.com/galacticaships.html


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Postby McKickaha » Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:57 am

captainsmirk wrote:
Kickaha wrote:Ah ....Sounds like the Devastator mini had an interesting history and explains why a few of the other ships in the range have a cylon look.
If your interested in the background to the designs, background info and B5Wars SCSs are all still available at Todd's old site.

http://ravensbranch.allen.com/galacticaships.html


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Postby nightshade » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:15 pm

Just saw this post about Ad Astra's Squadron Strike miniatures. Some of them look interesting.

http://theminiaturespage.com/news/484315/
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Postby basaint » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:13 am

Thought this was interesting. Kinda stumbled on it...

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/irrationaldesigns

Variable designs
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Postby l33tpenguin » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:32 am

basaint wrote:Thought this was interesting. Kinda stumbled on it...

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/irrationaldesigns

Variable designs
Oooohhhhh there are some nice looking ships there! I like them
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