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Offline wargame_insomniac

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Old BFG parts- possibly unreleased
« on: October 05, 2011, 06:11:45 PM »
Hi

I have been sorting through my BFG ships in recent weeks. I cam across some parts that are not current BFG range and don't fit in with old Spacefleet range.

There is a curved prow, similar to Voss prow but with more pronounced ram. There are some weapon batteries, with height just a bit more than the current plastic ones. And what I would guess are lance turrets.

Sound familiar to anyone who know old GW models?

I picked the up second hand years ago- they had been attached to a balsa wood ship hull which I scrapped and put the bits to one side.

Thanks

James

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Re: Old BFG parts- possibly unreleased
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 07:11:02 PM »
Pictures could help if you've got them. :)
-Vaaish

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Re: Old BFG parts- possibly unreleased
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 07:20:29 PM »
Pictures could help if you've got them. :)
Hi Vaish. I thought they might so i have taken some pictures after making post. Comparison of prow to Retribution/Apocalypse and comparison to GW Spacefleet ships. I'll e0mail you the pictures.

Thanks

James

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Re: Old BFG parts- possibly unreleased
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011, 07:26:42 PM »
Put the images in this post so we can all see.

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Re: Old BFG parts- possibly unreleased
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011, 07:34:00 PM »
Duh.  Pics please :)

Offline wargame_insomniac

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Re: Old BFG parts- possibly unreleased
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011, 07:35:53 PM »
Tried but did nt work- pics too large

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Re: Old BFG parts- possibly unreleased
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011, 07:53:20 PM »
Tried but did nt work- pics too large

Stand further back from your computer, the pictures will get smaller.

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Re: Old BFG parts- possibly unreleased
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2011, 08:20:49 PM »
Upload them to photobucket, flickr etc.  the upload option in the forum is too small.



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Re: Old BFG parts- possibly unreleased
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2011, 08:26:15 PM »
Upload them to photobucket, flickr etc.  the upload option in the forum is too small.

Well, if you want to go around giving practical advice ...  ::)

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Re: Old BFG parts- possibly unreleased
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2011, 08:34:48 PM »
Your advice was funnier. ;)

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Re: Old BFG parts- possibly unreleased
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2011, 05:54:15 AM »
I took the liberty of reducing the image size so it could be posted. Here's the image that had the clearest overview of the parts. I wasn't for sure, but I thought the battery bitz and prow were familiar. I checked in the BBB and on p. 63 you can see the prow and batteries on the scratch built ship in the lower left image.

« Last Edit: October 06, 2011, 05:56:56 AM by Vaaish »
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Re: Old BFG parts- possibly unreleased
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2011, 06:37:25 AM »
Yup. So a famous ship ended up in bitz...

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Re: Old BFG parts- possibly unreleased
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2011, 08:12:32 AM »
Wow very old school! Will be keen to take a look at the actual ship in the BBB when I get home!

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Re: Old BFG parts- possibly unreleased
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2011, 09:58:09 AM »
Thanks Vaish. It was a shame that the balsa hull was in such bad shape when I found it in second hand shop.

Does that mean that the prow and batteries were scratch built? Or that they were a limited run that they did nt put into production.

I was thinking of using the prow for a Grand Cruiser, as it is quite tall.

Thanks

James

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Re: Old BFG parts- possibly unreleased
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2011, 11:04:13 AM »
The parts are metal right? My guess is that they were perhaps prototype parts for Imperial ships. GW may have done a run of them for playtesting or something?