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Author Topic: Looking for Sci-fi 1/285, 10mm or 15mm spacecraft  (Read 680 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2017, 12:06:58 AM »

Yep, the EM4 ones are a better deal.  As for conversions there are some great exaples at boardgame geek of a gamer who make mutiple sizes of spaceships across several factions using just the plastic ships.
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/636657/eclipse-xeno-project-diy-spaceship-customization-d
THey're still going to be pretty too small for 10mm or 15mm, and probably even smaller than 6mm though.
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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2017, 12:14:16 AM »

Yep, the EM4 ones are a better deal.  As for conversions there are some great exaples at boardgame geek of a gamer who make mutiple sizes of spaceships across several factions using just the plastic ships.
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/636657/eclipse-xeno-project-diy-spaceship-customization-d
THey're still going to be pretty too small for 10mm or 15mm, and probably even smaller than 6mm though.

DAM THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!

I may have to give this a whirl... but rather than order 12 sprues I'll get 7 and just try and make 3 or 4 races... should be plenty on the sprues to do that.

Edit: Just placed and order for 7 sprues of the plastic ships. should be plenty to convert up at least two factions if not more....

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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2017, 08:25:26 AM »

The EM4 are great, and though they're 6mm, they're fine for that scale. I just think the X-Wing minis look a bit too big for 6mm, but thats just me. When you've got them and done some conversions let us know.
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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2017, 09:05:12 AM »

The EM4 are great, and though they're 6mm, they're fine for that scale. I just think the X-Wing minis look a bit too big for 6mm, but thats just me. When you've got them and done some conversions let us know.

I'll up date this thread with my progress and how they are turning out.

As long as I can make 3 factions from the spacecrafts I am getting I will be happy. [one faction for me , my son and daughter.]

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« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2017, 02:57:43 PM »

Hope your family loves it!

Here's a brief (about 10 posts) project log that you might find inspirational.  My son and I used cheap spaceships to make a game of "Starcrashers", one of the family-friendly rulesets from Ironhands.com (formerly Necromundicon). We played a few times and really enjoyed it. 
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=128



I used the amazon cheapies, but I've got some of the em4 ships purchased. If he keeps enjoying the game I may add some more ships.
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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2017, 03:21:03 PM »

Thx eilif

i enjoyed the battle report.

I'll update this thread as the sprues arrive working out the list at the moment:

Star Eagles list:
3 light fighters
2 Medium Fighters A
2 Medium Fighters B
2 Heavy Fighters
1 Assault Gunboat/Corvette 

Depending on the amount of ships left over I might try and convert up some more variants .Like the Con Star Alpha Strike and Alpha Cobra... maybe even some of the A.I light/medium fighters as well. depending if we find out what type of ships they are before the KS ends.

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« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2017, 05:33:18 PM »

I have a few of the overside SD vinyl toys. They take paint pretty well and are great for 6mm or possibly 10mm in some cases.

The first of the three URL's, the one for a gross of ships, includes several designs from Message from Space, if anyone's keeping track. ;->=

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