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Re: Miniatures

Postby schoon on Thu 10 Jan 2019 14:24

Thanks, Scott.

I'll go with that, and hopefully have something to show off in the future.
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Re: Miniatures

Postby Cralis on Thu 10 Jan 2019 16:42

If you want to see the various plastic materials, go to our Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/pg/starfireboard ... tab=albums and look at the albums. There are several albums with painted miniatures, and one with unpainted miniatures. That one is where you can see the quality differences. The solid white ones are “versatile plastic”, the black ones and the shiny white ones are “acrylic”, while the semi-translucent ones are the “fine smooth detail” that he’s talking about.

The fine smooth detail costs a little more than versatile but has 1000% better detail. The acrylics also have detail but cost a LOT more than the fine detail plastic.

At some point I have more images to post, and I will also post to the shapeways pages too. I have some to paint for pictures... but I have a lot of learning to do before I’ll have anything worth showing.

If you (or anyone else) wants to show off painted Starfire miniatures, I will post them too :)
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Re: Miniatures

Postby Otterman on Wed 26 Jun 2019 07:10

Base concepts:

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Re: Miniatures

Postby nukesnipe on Wed 26 Jun 2019 11:20

Otterman,

How do you envision them size-wise with the ship minis? Do you intend to use the same volume per HS algorithm you've been using?
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Re: Miniatures

Postby Cralis on Wed 26 Jun 2019 11:48

I really like the progression. And I’m very curious to see how you gubbin (?) the first base.
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Re: Miniatures

Postby Otterman on Wed 26 Jun 2019 16:46

Heya Nukes, I did the volume calculations assuming the usual 1 cc == 30 HS. Yes, the Crusade artwork shows some truly crazy big bases, but those things would be prohibitively expensive to print on Shapeways.
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Re: Miniatures

Postby Cralis on Wed 26 Jun 2019 17:39

I was thinking that SS would be too big. But thinking about it, an SS is a core (center piece) plus outer modules so you could make them separate and people can buy as many as they want to put them together. What would be neat is different looking choices that could be used together to represent a whole SS. So you could have different cores and modules that look like shipyards, weapon platform, habitation, squadron bays, sciency-looking, etc.

But I digress. I was just thinking what could be done with a larger miniature that could break up the price into chewable sizes.
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Re: Miniatures

Postby nukesnipe on Thu 27 Jun 2019 10:03

Otterman wrote:Heya Nukes, I did the volume calculations assuming the usual 1 cc == 30 HS. Yes, the Crusade artwork shows some truly crazy big bases, but those things would be prohibitively expensive to print on Shapeways.


I was pretty sure that was the case.

Honestly, when I wrote my last post, I was thinking space stations instead of bases. A BS4 is in the battleship range, so that should be too bad on Shapeways. A BS6 on the other hand....

Spaces stations. I like Cralis' idea of strap-on modules. A hub with slots to add up to 6 separately purchased modules cold be fun. I purchased a couple of resin space stations from Ravenstar Studios for use with Starfire, but they would be crazy stupid expensive on Shapeways.
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Re: Miniatures

Postby Cralis on Thu 27 Jun 2019 21:01

nukesnipe wrote:Honestly, when I wrote my last post, I was thinking space stations instead of bases. A BS4 is in the battleship range, so that should be too bad on Shapeways.


You mean shouldn't be so bad. I agree.

A BS6 on the other hand....


We have up to Monitor sized ships already on Shapeways, and more art for at least one more.

Spaces stations. I like Cralis' idea of strap-on modules. A hub with slots to add up to 6 separately purchased modules cold be fun. I purchased a couple of resin space stations from Ravenstar Studios for use with Starfire, but they would be crazy stupid expensive on Shapeways.


But they would look soooooo cool. Isn't that all that matters? 8-)
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Re: Miniatures

Postby Otterman on Wed 11 Sep 2019 06:39

Rigelian BC, various renders.

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