Sunday, February 17, 2013

Big Thrust

Well over a year ago, I posted a teaser for a miniature wargame project using all sorts of household odds and ends.  With a wargamer's birthday coming up in a little over a month and a half, it's time to put this plan into action.  The plan is to host a big game of Full Thrust, and I mean big in more than one sense of the word.  We're looking at engagements of roughly 40 ships total, and ships that are too big to fit on a table.

In less than an hour and a half, I was able to throw together eight small cruisers using empty deodorant sticks  for a base.  They all have slight variations, and yes the design is pretty minimal.  We don't have a lot of time, so we're just looking to break up the profile a bit.  The paintjob is going to really sell these as small spaceships (I hope).



When all is said and done this fleet (the human fleet) will have 8 frigates, 5 cruisers, a battleship, and a fleet carrier.  The alien fleet will use an entirely different construction method, and will have an entirely different look to it.  Instead of the harder edges, it should look much more organic (think phalon or 'nid), and the best part is that it will be even easier to build and detail than this fleet.  Watch this space for more details.

3 comments:

  1. Ooo very interesting, following this as they will be great!

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  2. This. Is. Awesome.

    Through the years I've had a lot of fun gaming with "Grav Attack Vehicles" made out of deodorant bottles per a Rogue Trader era White Dwarf WH40k article. I still think this sort of modeling is the most enjoyable part of the hobby.

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  3. That will look fantastic when you're done!

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