Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Some of you have probably seen my Tycho AFV for my Nova Corp figures, and the Rottweiler Grav Tank I'm working on for my IMEF figures.  They've been quite fun to create. And now I've been going through my collection of other Reaper Chronoscope figures, and I've realized I've got a few other groups of figures that I could make similar sized units from. If I do that, it would be only fair if I gave them each a vehicle.

Since it will be a little bit before I actually get around to any of these, I thought I would ask you all what sort of look you would envision for vehicles for these various factions:

Cyber-Reavers - Given the Terminator vibe of these minis, I'm thinking something along the lines of the Hunter Killer flying craft from the movies. 

Kulathi - ???

Bathalians -  ???

Blackstar Corsairs - ???. I'm thinking maybe some sort of drop pod or drop ship for them? Or maybe just a bigger walker? 

The Gray Aliens already have a flying saucer, so they're good. 

That's what I have in my collection already (mostly thanks to 3 Bones Kickstarters).  But I went ahead and browsed through the Chronoscope line in the store, and while I don't really see any other groups of minis that are big enough to make complete units, there are a few that were inspiring, should additional minis for them come along:

Illyrians (2 minis) - ??? 

Blood Nebula Mercenary (1 mini) - ???


Alien Overlords (3 minis) - ???

Sligg (3 minis) - ???

There are also enough sci-fi hero types, such as Kirby McDowell Space Privateer and Bonnie Futuristic Heroine, to assemble mercenary like unit. They'll need a vehicle too. 

So let's see your thoughts and ideas. 




 

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Moderator
5 hours ago, kristof65 said:

There are also enough sci-fi hero types, such as Kirby McDowell Space Privateer and Bonnie Futuristic Heroine, to assemble mercenary like unit. They'll need a vehicle too. 

 

IMG_1026.JPG

Whatever the vehicle, it'll need this paint scheme.

Edited by Darsc Zacal
  • Like 10
  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

cyber reavers: Shipping container/ tractor trailer. They look like cheap mass production machines, so I could see them just shipped around in a box so that people don't realize what is about to happen until the door swings open

 

kulathi, their weaponry is obviously technological, and has a bunch of smooth curves. I could see them having something sort of like a starwars cloud car with 2 fuselages sharing a single wing, lots of big smooth curves.

 

Bathalians no tools on the minis to hint at a physical culture, no clothes either. I could see them just having larger animals. alternatively, if they were going to have a vehicle, they would need something with a very large, low, crew compartment, or something that uses a lift system. maybe something very open that uses a lot of BS energy fields to work?

 

blackstars Drop ship/shuttle. these seem like the guys you send for a boarding action, so maybe something with a heavily shielded prow and a hull cutter

 

Illyrians retro style space ship, something that would look right on a prog rock album cover

 

alien overlord no ship of their own, just commandeers other peoples' ships

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Bathalians make me think of the Tyranids, so a living bio-ship or bio-tank would come to mind.

Now that you mention it, yeah, they do.  

Of course, since my organic sculpting skills are relatively non-existent, that will have to wait. 

 

8 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:

 

IMG_1026.JPG

Whatever the vehicle, it'll need this paint scheme.


Oh heck yeah.  Thought didn't cross my mind until I read your post, but now it has to.   There was this Rhino variant posted to Thingiverse last night that might work well, too:

9f64efd9c1498f0fa603d93647727aa0_preview_featured.jpg

I could see that in the A-Team colors. 

 

26 minutes ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

cyber reavers: Shipping container/ tractor trailer. They look like cheap mass production machines, so I could see them just shipped around in a box so that people don't realize what is about to happen until the door swings open

 

kulathi, their weaponry is obviously technological, and has a bunch of smooth curves. I could see them having something sort of like a starwars cloud car with 2 fuselages sharing a single wing, lots of big smooth curves.

 

Bathalians no tools on the minis to hint at a physical culture, no clothes either. I could see them just having larger animals. alternatively, if they were going to have a vehicle, they would need something with a very large, low, crew compartment, or something that uses a lift system. maybe something very open that uses a lot of BS energy fields to work?

 

blackstars Drop ship/shuttle. these seem like the guys you send for a boarding action, so maybe something with a heavily shielded prow and a hull cutter

 

Illyrians retro style space ship, something that would look right on a prog rock album cover

 

alien overlord no ship of their own, just commandeers other peoples' ships

 

Some good ideas there. 

Keep them coming. 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, kristof65 said:

Ooohh, shiny!!!

That's sharp looking, @Glitterwolf - where did you find it? I'd like to see some of the artist's other stuff, if there is any. 

 

 

Either Deviant Art or Pintrest..I googled Scifi Mercenary Vehicle..

 

Couldn't reproduce at once, but there are many cool vehicles to look at and get inspiration from.

 

Also...Steam Community for some reason, just google it and enjoy.

 

image.thumb.png.433a5af9c8d71bb24a8d6eeb7070fff1.png

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Glitterwolf said:

Either Deviant Art or Pintrest..I googled Scifi Mercenary Vehicle..

 

Couldn't reproduce at once, but there are many cool vehicles to look at and get inspiration from.

 

Also...Steam Community for some reason, just google it and enjoy.


I have a Pinterest board or three full of cool vehicle ideas from my own Googling. Haven't used that particular search term yet, though. 

There is just SOOOOOO MUCH cool stuff out there that I doubt I'll find/see it all.  That's one of the reasons I started this topic - to see what other people have found, and thought was cool and/or appropriate for the forces I listed. 

I should comment that anything I actually attempt to create will not be directly taken from any of the art others have done. One, I'm not good enough yet at 3d modeling to match concept art, and two, respect for other people's copyrights. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, kristof65 said:


I have a Pinterest board or three full of cool vehicle ideas from my own Googling. Haven't used that particular search term yet, though. 

There is just SOOOOOO MUCH cool stuff out there that I doubt I'll find/see it all.  That's one of the reasons I started this topic - to see what other people have found, and thought was cool and/or appropriate for the forces I listed. 

I should comment that anything I actually attempt to create will not be directly taken from any of the art others have done. One, I'm not good enough yet at 3d modeling to match concept art, and two, respect for other people's copyrights. 

 

Of course, but inspiration is free!

 

Found that first one,

 

 

Use Scifi Battle car and see more:

 

image.thumb.png.5d4e44bb16581ed22f81f9c10c22fda6.png

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/18/2017 at 2:03 AM, Glitterwolf said:

Bathalians make me think of the Tyranids, so a living bio-ship or bio-tank would come to mind.

 

Along with Tyranids, look at the Zerg from Starcraft. The Zerg are also based on the 'nids, so heavily so that I'm sure the only reason GW never sued them was because Blizzard had some deep pockets, and they've got some cool bio-ship designs.

 

Same thing with the Blackstar Corsairs. Look at the old Starcraft Terrans. The ones from Starcraft 1, not Starcraft 2 where they got super bulky. The Terran Dropship is pretty barebones, but they've also got stuff like the Arclight Siege Tank.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 months later...
  • 2 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Chaoswolf
      'Scorch' Sotniko was hot. This whole damn world was hot, but this stinking jungle somehow seemed to be hotter still. The other mercenaries he was moving through the jungle with looked like they were feeling about the same as he was. Strange Midnight, their scout, didn't seem to be bothered as much as everyone else, but that was because he came from the rad deserts of Zargove-3. This was just a nice stroll in the woods for him. Scorch knew that they'd be at the rendezvous point in another half hour or so, and then he'd get a break. He'd be able to refill his canteens, as well as to remove the heavy Intergalactic Marine Expeditionary Force armor that he'd gotten a few months back off the black market. Between the heavy armor, the protective anti-flash gear, the flamethrower he was carrying, and all the rest of his gear, he had a fairly heavy load. It'd be good to able to shed the weight, even if only for a little while. Some of the other guys gave him grief about his chosen equipment, but they hadn't seen what the bugs they were hunting could do to a man; Scorch had. From what he'd heard, the IMEF armor was supposed to offer a substantial amount of protection from the claws and fangs that most of their current enemy was armed with. Likewise, the flamethrower was good for keeping them at a distance and killing whole swaths of the things at once. Yeah, it might be hot, but the way Scorch figured it, that was better than all the screamin', bleedin' and dyin' he remembered from his first encounter with the bugs.
       
      Nothing fancy, just a fairly quick tabletop paint job to shake the rust off.
       

    • By stormbreach
      Hello everyone.  I finally got off my lazy butt and stopped staring at my mind flayer Bathalian long enough to paint him.  I had been staring and contemplating for so long that I finally just started slapping paint on him without worrying about how he was going to look in the end.  I think I am more or less happy with the results.  There are some things I don't like but in the end none of that is really important.  What is important is that I have another finished mini.  I put so many layers on the outside of his cloak and it still wasn't enough, the darn green kept overpowering the yellow and drying darker and some of the greens turned out kind of same-y but again, he's done.  And I figured he needed a pet, because no mind flayer Bathalian is complete without his intellect devourer mind eater!  He was super-simple.  A couple inks, a drybrush and a coat of gloss to make the brain look icky.  Not too complicated.  Love to know what everyone thinks, have a great weekend!




    • By spitfire23bc
      'Tis the season! I posted this a while ago before is got paint on him. Santac'Laus has featured in the Christmas one-shot games I've run for the last couple of years (and this year is no exception). He's gone from villain to lovable (but weird) friend, who rides a manta-ray-shaped sleigh, pulled by a team of beholders. 
       
      If you're one of my players, please don't read the spoiler!
       
      The hat, sack and present were all made with green stuff. The snow was made with snow powder mixed with water effects. 
       




    • By kristof65
      Some random conversions I threw together.
       
      Frank Buck, from Chronoscope, converted to a fantasy figure by adding some Boneyard pieces I picked up at ReaperCon.

       
      NOVA Female Trooper head swap. An extra Tara the Silent donated her head

       
      Attempts at some baby griffons using the falcon and cat from one of the Bones Familiar packs. I'd rather have a rainbowsculptor or Talespinner sculpt, but these will do for my D&D campaign.

       
    • By Inarah
      "Alien signals have been detected in the area. Stay sharp, men, they could be hiding anywhere!"
       
       

       
      "Be sure to check even if it seems an unlikely hiding place.  And be careful where you point the BFG, Sargent."
       

       
      "Over here, sir! I've got one!"
       

       
      "Good job, men!  That'll teach them!"
       

       
      Both the NOVA troop and Sarah Blitzer had conversion work.  This is the third time I've painted Sarah. 
       
       
  • Who's Online   23 Members, 1 Anonymous, 46 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...