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Collecting alternate Dropship/VTOL/Tank scenery

Discussion in 'Scenery' started by LeeroyVinland, Nov 8, 2019 at 8:52 AM.

  1. LeeroyVinland

    LeeroyVinland O-12 Agent

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    Hello everyone,

    basically I want to know if someone knows some cool scenery items available and fitting for Infinity.
    I know of a couple of designs like the Spider Tank from GITS and the VTOL from NGE available but they don't have a good scale with the game.

    Does anyone know something similar and good looking?
     
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  2. Koin-Koin

    Koin-Koin Well-Known Member

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    I remember seing some in this forum's section but I don't remember if it was on the actual or the old forum.
    Have a quick search around, I'm sure you'll find at least some.

    One of the other recurrent IP that's used is the Alien one (especially the second opus) where you can use the VTOL ship and the armored transport also known as the "handbrake driven tank".

    If I remember correctly for most of those you can find models and/or toys at fitting scale but it could be hard to find and/or quit pricey.

    Some scenery companies also made their own design for such cool items. EDIT: the one I had in mind was by Antenocitis Workshop but is discontinued (ROC dropship).
    You may also find some 3D printable designs too.
     
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  3. jherazob

    jherazob Well-Known Member

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    It was on the old forums, yes. One common thread was finding toys and modding and repainting them. So, raid that toy store! For a while there was a very cheap VTOL toy of the Avatar movie (the native alien smurfs one) but they don't seem to be out there anymore, if you find one secure it. Also yes, making one is very definitely not out of the question.

    Also spend a while browsing the Genet Models archive, at the very least the UD-41 dropship is absolutely perfect for us (in the mentioned thread somebody posted several pics of his own and was at the perfect scale), and i suspect many of the others would help a lot too. Don't underestimate papercraft.
     
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  4. Koin-Koin

    Koin-Koin Well-Known Member

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    I actually have an Enforcer Interceptor from Mantic's Warpath in my pile of shame waiting that actually may work in term of scale but maybe not when it comes to aesthetic.
    From the same range, the Asterian Chira Transporter or the Plague Dropship may suit better.
    Each of them is around 30£.
     
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  5. Biomckill

    Biomckill Active Member

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    Antenocitis has several dropships available, but as STL files to be downloaded and printed elsewhere: the Azure Dragon, the Roc and the Efreet (the UH-60 Black Hawk of the Human Sphere!). See the Antenocitis Dropship STLs page.

    They used to have also some other flyers... the Locust (no longer, it seems) and the City Hopper, but these are much smaller. They have a tank and an APC also.

    Clearhorizon Miniatures has an interesting small craft, called USHI. And they have the Light Strike Vehicle.

    NS Games has also a IFV, the Armadillo.

    Anyway, we are talking about 30-40 EUR per vehicle, minimum. Repurposing toys would be great. In the old forum there were great examples.

    I am the proud owner of the Aliens UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship from Prodos Games. In the pile of shame, of course. HUGE.
     
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  6. FireFangs

    FireFangs Space Oni

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    GW has a VTOL dropship that I made with an Infinity touch (Basically all black with the obvious skills and Warhammer insigna removed and decals). It's the right size and you can even put some of the Infinity minis Inside. Not all of them fit though, since GW minis mostly all depict short and stocky humans in squating positions.

    [​IMG] Named the Valkyrie
     
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  7. chromedog

    chromedog Less than significant minion

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    I have a few different fliers/shuttles/dropships and "fighters".

    A HALO Hornet (from Jada toys). It's ostensibly a single pilot 54mm scale thing, but the canopy can be painted in such a way as to make it a 2-man 28mm one.
    There's also room on the "skids" for up to 3x 25mm based models each side.
    Also a 15mm scale (1:100) Pelican from the same game universe. It's 30.5cm long. Cockpit is meant as a 2-man 15mm scale,but scales up to a single 28mm fine.

    A modified GW (FW) ship's lighter.
    A GW Valkyrie.

    Several GZG aircraft for 25mm stargrunt. The ground-to-orbit interface lander, and an AV gunship.

    Three fighters from the computer game "starlink". The game used to use physical props for the ships, pilots and weapons, plugged into a USB widget. You could customise the weapons, and swap out pilots and aircraft or even parts of aircraft. The game is going digital content only, so stores are clearing the physical ships for peanuts. I grabbed three of them @ $6AUD each (usually $24).
     
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  8. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    The GitS models are either a bit small (Jigabachi helo and included Tachikomas) or about 2x the size they should be (HAW206 tank and 1/24 scale Tachikoma models). This hasn't stopped me from buying them and using them.

    I also have a bunch of 1/48 models. Osprey, Hind helicopter, various ground-service equipment, a couple 1930s cars (intended to be used in dioramas with aircraft)... And some 1/43 scale cars (various concept cars, Ford GT, Lamborghinis, etc)

    The Antenociti's models will be released as STL files, for you to 3d print your own. Not sure when, exactly, but it's on the list to happen.

    Then you can start getting into the weird stuff, like the Maschinen Krieger models.
     
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