Help with Starblazer-esque conversions

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Help with Starblazer-esque conversions

Postby FlakMagnet » Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:46 pm

Is anyone aware of any small scale naval models that I could kit-bash
and convert into space-ship models that would look sort of like the
"Wet-Navy in Space" look that some of the Starblazers ships have going on?

I'm thinking MAYBE that 1:3000 scale models would do, though I'm not
dead-set on that size. Most of the models I've seen are waterline
models intended for gaming, but I'd need full-hull models to mount them
on flying stands and have them look right. I don't want to have to
sculpt the hulls.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Help with Starblazer-esque conversions

Postby mj12games » Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:56 pm

FlakMagnet wrote:I
I'm thinking MAYBE that 1:3000 scale models would do, though I'm not
dead-set on that size.


I wouldn't go any smaller than 1:2400 (the scale of the Iron Stars minis)... but that's me. :)

I've considered doing something similar to what you're thinking; the biggest problem is what to do about the keel -- flat bottoms in space just don't look right.
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Postby Ironvein » Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:01 am

Subs. Submarines that is. Gun up the Hulls and your on. Otherwise just pick up some starblazers off of some auction site and save a lot of time. Not that the effort to convert isn't worthwhile in its own right.
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Re: Help with Starblazer-esque conversions

Postby Kurga » Fri May 06, 2011 4:35 am

...or, my understanding is that these are still in production. The ships are fairly small, but the pricing is pretty reasonable. Newer designs are being produced in resin, but I believe the older stuff is still available direct in pewter.

I believe this to be the current license holder for the miniatures:
http://www.starblazersonline.com/miniatures.html

Hope this is of use!

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Re: Help with Starblazer-esque conversions

Postby Ironvein » Fri May 06, 2011 8:49 pm

Some companies also sell naval gun kits to dress up scale models, the submarine option works as well as some of the Japanese bomb/missile kits for a more streamlined tubular "spam in a can" look.
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Re: Help with Starblazer-esque conversions

Postby earthad » Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:41 pm

Might be a bit off topic, but i bought a bunch of these in japan.

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seen them cheap on ebay. Perfect scale against most minis (full thrust, IMW etc)


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