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Friday, 5 August 2022

Scratch built or converted 18mm Scifi vehicles

Hello again,
These are failed 3d prints . All are PLA. Used card, other 3d printed parts etc to make something out of them , instead of throwing them away. 












Thanks for your comments. Z

Scratchbuilt 18mm Scifi Desert Buildings

Hello again all,
Some years back, I was about to throw away a large piece of packaging EPS when I noticed that it had squarish holes which could be used to make something. I painted the inside of these holes with acrylic paint & sprayed expanding foam in them. The acrylic didn't serve as a release as intended & I had to break of the packaging but I was left with 5 squarish pieces of hard foam.

Last week I was looking at them , musing if I should throw them away ( too much stuff /ideas, too little time , as a usual)  & this idea came. Using packing carton shapes for fruit cut into roundish shapes & matchsticks I did this ( 4 to go ). Extras are 3d printed or card.














And now they are 5. In the last pic I put one used for melons on top of the 3. Quick, differently nice & effective .







Thanks for your comments. Z

Thursday, 28 July 2022

18mm Cultists

These are from Duncan Shadow .
Very nice minis & in parts so would be great for 28mm games like Silver bayonet.
I got parts from other models so as to make them more modern as the minis are equipped for fantasy ( e.g. bows ) though the knives can be used in any setting.
Again as I said before, I print 18mm as whole minis. Quite like how they came out & will do more with daggers & an Hmg, perhaps.
The metal mini is an 18mm GZG model.







Thanks for your comments.
Z

18mm Scifi Raygun Raptors

I got these Raygun Raptors on KS last year & finally decided to do them out in 18mm.
Quite nice minis with a lot of variation and quite unique weaponry.
They come in parts & it does take quite some time to build them in 3D builder. I almost always print
whole 18mm minis. Printing parts is for 28/32mm. Too fiddly to glue.

These are the stormtroopers & the metal mini is a GZG one.









 Thanks for your comments. 
 Z

Squat Judges.

Hello again all,
I got Papsikels "Squats" on patreon & decided to do a kitbash from various parts.
A short judge dread!!! 
The metal figure is an 18mm GZG Brethren mini.









Thanks for your comments. 
 Z

Monday, 25 July 2022

GZG New Israelis 18mm Scifi

These minis which remind me of the Spartans in Halo are some of the nicest & beefiest around. They complement the light infantry perfectly ( 3rd pic from last ).  Their Golem Power armour ( last 2 pics ) are quite nice also. The separately moulded arms/weapons add variety but these types of minis are becoming too fiddly for me to superglue.😓

What can I say I love metal minis as they beat 3d printed ones hands down because they are heftier. Having said that, plastic ( i.e. polystyrene) ones are much more versatile for converting etc.

I had a stack of them & it was quite a job to finish them but perseverance pays out in the end. I printed some design compatible Banshee mechs as battle suits. These are superb & free https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-bnc-3m-banshee-for-battletech-104769


















 Thanks for your comments. Z

18mm Gitungi Mechs - 3D Printed

Hello again all,
These are my take on Gitungi mechs.

I found an art model on sale at Daz3d  https://www.daz3d.com/heavy-mech and since it is very similar to a Gitungi decided to convert it to a 3mf then to stl. The crew are converted from a DutchMogul model.

Models made for art purposes ( & there are splendid ones to be found ) are usually more finely detailed than those designed for printing so I had to remove tiny parts which would prove problematic in printing & strengthen the ankles etc. It does take time but worth it in the end.

I think it fits the bill perfectly.









Thanks for your comments. 
Z