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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:48 pm 
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Updated Landing Platform with miniatures on model. The ships are not quite to scale, but close enough to give people an idea of cover and space.


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That looks pretty sweet. Do you have any boxes/barrels etc for cover on those?

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hothie wrote:
That looks pretty sweet. Do you have any boxes/barrels etc for cover on those?


I have a number of crates and barrels that I can set up for cover on these. Most of crates and barrels I have are from the Hirst Arts mold - Sci-fi Warehouse, which has several different types. I also have some crates that I think Worlds Apart makes that are more modern looking rather than Sci-fi but still look fine. Their crate bag had about 20 prepainted crates in it for $15.

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So are those minis part of a Campaign story or just added for flavor?

That set is just amazing. I tihnk it's fantastic - you can certainly use it for SO many different storylines.

Great Work Lackey!


The recent pictures are miniatures I have chosen for flavor as my PRG groups haven't seen all of these maps yet and I don't want to spoil the fun and tell them that a good dozen destroyer droids are waiting for them :twisted: Lobostele is getting nervous as it is each time they have to turn the corner.....

One of the things I like to do with these models is turn around and find other uses for them. The walkway above would make for a very nice map for an Order 66 Mygeeto scenario featuring Ki-Adi-Mundi's fateful charge.


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Lackey wrote:
The recent pictures are miniatures I have chosen for flavor as my PRG groups haven't seen all of these maps yet and I don't want to spoil the fun and tell them that a good dozen destroyer droids are waiting for them :twisted: Lobostele is getting nervous as it is each time they have to turn the corner.....


LOL

Only because I keep getting nearly killed. Until I learn the Block/Deflect talents, I think I'll be straying away from being the front-man for the group, lol. At least not all the time anyways, haha.

That looks great though, man!

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man, these look fantastic! i can't wait to see them in action. but, i'm a bit nervous about the number of destroyer droids on that landing platform. can't really send Lobo's character in first. maybe the wookie would charge in again...ah, the smell of burnt fur.

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Thanks for the comments! I was working on a Custom mini this morning and while I was taking some pictures, I took out my bacta tanks to include over here. I will post the miniature once it is done getting painted.

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The bacta tanks are a fairly easy model to make. The idea to this one belongs to Hirst Arts as the directions are on his website in full detail. Basically you use the Med Lab mold to build the base of the bacta tank. Once the base is glued and dried, you should pin your miniature (if you are adding one into the tank prior to attaching a 2 inch to 2.5 inch piece of fluorescent light bulb protector to it (Yeah, I am getting my money's worth out of that protector!). You will need to make sure that the protector is sealed perfectly to the base otherwise you will get bubbles in your bacta tank. Don't worry if this happens too much as there is a decent adjustment if it happens. I would suggest using a 5 Minute Epoxy as your glue when you add the protector. Use a decent amount of the epoxy in the ridge where the protector goes and on the floor of the base (where you glued it together).

With the tank completed, it is only a matter of adding the bacta into it. The Hirst Arts site recommends EnviroTex Light, and I would agree. It is simple to use and the 1:1 mix ratio is easier than some of the plastics that I have used. I tried tinting my tanks by adding a drop or two of food coloring as I mixed the EnviroTex Light. Add the color carefully as you do not want to make the plastic too dark and not see your miniature or through the tank. The EnviroTex Light will need at least 24 hours to harden completely.

If you look at my tanks, I personally like the light blue tank better. I thought the green tank was a little too dark and while in person you can see the Sith Mutant pretty well, the pictures are harder to make him out. I do not recall off hand the number of drops I used, but I would advice mixing each drop of coloring before adding another. You want just a tint of color for the best results.

If you end up with bubbles like I did, you can add a control box to the side of the tank to make it look like the bubbles were being pumped into the tank. No one will ever know that it was a goof!

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(If you look closely in this picture you can see my custom Kento Marek drying in the background. As I said, I will post more about him once I paint him)


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I really like the way you created this terrain. Awesome work and great detail!

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I. WANT. THEM. I. NEED. THEM. lol. looks awesome. wish i could be even a quarter as good as you. lol

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Very impressive!


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Wow those are really impressive scenery pieces. Very nicely done sir.


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