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Suitable Toys for Scenery

Discussion in 'Scenery' started by Biomckill, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Wylde83

    Wylde83 Däääng!

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    I know some people they got the cardboard s2 silhouette in their wallet to look for terrain ... i need to do that too ^^
     
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  2. Biomckill

    Biomckill Well-Known Member

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    And a new one. This time, the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Milano Spaceship by Hasbro.

    I found mine really cheap through Wallapop (10 EUR). Some pics. Side view first:

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    My own impression: it makes an acceptable dropship for Infinity. The cockpit looks scaled for one seat, though a bit lower, not exactly what you would expect for a landing ship. It is a bit narrow, so probably you should imagine that it can insert a small team. Some parts of the toy are nicely detailed (wings, fuselage), but those cylindrical pegs are a bit off. There are some screws and gaps that should be filled and sanded. The rear ramp is simply not there and if you consider the panel below the main engine to be the hatch, it is too small.

    If not for the small black winglets on the back, it will go down directly on its belly, so I suppose it provides partial cover (you could shoot out the legs of the poor grunt in the other side).

    However, I like the vibe it gives out and those small wings are really suited for something exotic. I do not play the CA or Tohaa, so no idea if this fits the aesthetic of those factions. So for me this will be Yu Jing.
     
  3. Wylde83

    Wylde83 Däääng!

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    The spaceships of starlink battle for atlas are great terrain parts and a good high ... atm you get em really cheap
     
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  4. chromedog

    chromedog Less than significant minion

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    Yeah, I picked up a handful of them a couple of months ago.
    The game is going DLC only (no need for extra physical props to unlock ships/characters/pilots/weapons) so they're selling the physicals off cheap.
     
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  5. Mob of Blondes

    Mob of Blondes Well-Known Member

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    1 person ship, Ninja, Hassassin, Speculo... etc. Or rescue capsule, but with flight capabilities instead of typical "potato with parachute". Assuming you want to keep the closing feature, the pegs can probably be reduced to hold tiny magnets (or fully cut and place magnets somewhere else); build up some extra detail in the surfaces while at it.

    Have you tried placing it upside down (crashed)? Resting on tail (vertical launch)? On wing front edge with the other wing up (crashed)? Add some temporary rubble as needed? Or just rule "no feet shots" if you want total cover option, nice scenary requires a bit of flexibility. Even official rules say transparent things can give cover.
     
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  6. Biomckill

    Biomckill Well-Known Member

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    My idea was a stealth ship for 2-3 people, so more or less in the same lines. And I do not know why you are against the "potato with parachute"; there is a long service tradition, going back to 'Spaceship Troopers' :stuck_out_tongue::stuck_out_tongue:

    Can you elaborate this a bit more? Why do you need magnets? The winglets are made of PP, a plastic which I despise.

    The closing feature it is not necessary. Cool, but... in the end is a static piece. I considered the idea to replace the small winglets with others in hard plastic coming from other toys, but in the end that would be a lot of work. I thought also about removing the rear engine, adding two small engines in the wings to cover the 'missile' gaps there.

    Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes... But the only I like is the last one: no feet shots, just declare the piece as giving total cover.

    So many ideas...
     
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  7. Mob of Blondes

    Mob of Blondes Well-Known Member

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    At first I wrote "rock with parachute", but then I changed my mind thinking about escape pod scenes... and now I can guess where I got the subliminal inspiration. *looks sidebar* *wink*

    If you are not going to keep the "posability" (maybe it helps in crashed positions), forget about magnets. You can keep the central engine, and make it 3; less work.
     
  8. Biomckill

    Biomckill Well-Known Member

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    Pics of the trucks (WIP):

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    Yes, the decals are Expanse themed... bad quality, and to top it off, they have not a transparent background, but white... and I did not realise until they were floating in the water.
     
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  9. Biomckill

    Biomckill Well-Known Member

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    Another entry on this thread... this time, a container loader. A bit of background: I was going through Wallapop, an app for second hand items, looking for 1:50 toys. I found this pretty cheap by obvious reasons:

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    No railings, no cockpit... So I thought, why not changing this into a cargo loader?

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    The white parts are PS rods, card and so. The blue pieces are 3D printed in resin, from a thingiverse file (scaled to match what I wanted to held, which is a MAS container). The railings, also 3D printed in resin, also modifying free files in thingiverse. The cockpit is a sharpener, cutted in half.

    Stripping the paint was a pain in the posterior. In the end I had to use industrial solvent and even with that the paint came out in big layers.

    I will post a pic or two once it is painted.
     
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  10. WillRoarke

    WillRoarke Well-Known Member
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    lovely trucks