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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #510 on: April 15, 2019, 09:43:49 PM »
What happened with the paint job then?
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« Reply #511 on: April 15, 2019, 10:44:12 PM »
In the meantime...

Novan Elites Panthera II Conversion Set - £3.00


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This pack contains two Panthera II conversion sets only no hulls included, enough parts to convert two Panthera models to the Mk2 refit configuration.

Set contains all the contents show in the main image.
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« Reply #512 on: April 21, 2019, 01:49:42 PM »



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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #513 on: April 28, 2019, 08:56:37 AM »
That looks.... well, awesome. What sort of size will it be? Cruiser sized?

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« Reply #514 on: April 28, 2019, 06:41:15 PM »
It's about 76mm long, so more akin to a Light Cruiser.
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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #515 on: May 12, 2019, 10:17:43 PM »
Prey seem very strange, compared to usual vessels, but i like it.

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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #516 on: May 23, 2019, 10:15:49 PM »

Wow... Thatís really rather different and cool. I like it!

Um... Could you ask Vanguard to hurry up with their 3mm scale Cybershadow Leviathans too Malika?  :P

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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #517 on: August 10, 2019, 10:15:31 PM »
Can I ask a cheeky question about when we can expect some more ship releases?

For example, the Helios cruisers are great so I mean to get some of those BUT when can we hope to see some slightly smaller ships, say 8cms or so like the above example, that I can use as a light cruiser? The heavy frigate is great but I crave a bit more variety!

Also, when will we see more escort style vessels? Those have been teasered already but I have some cash burning a hole in my wallet and I would love to know how long I must hold out  ;D


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« Reply #518 on: August 11, 2019, 07:24:04 AM »
Funny that you should mention more escorts...
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« Reply #519 on: August 11, 2019, 01:53:03 PM »

Ooooh! Any word on the above lighter cruiser youíve tormented us with already? I seem to remember Vanguard asking if customers were up for some form of pseudo Kickstarter to get a bunch of the ships out?  ;D

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« Reply #520 on: August 11, 2019, 05:29:09 PM »
Real life obligations have kept me from doing any serious modelling work. I did finish several Novan Elites escorts (three typea of Destroyers, another Frigate, and something smaller) which are in production queue I guess. I've also done two armed civilian escorts (light frigate sized) and a modular transport ship which should have been printed out by Vanguard.

As for Light Cruiser sized models. A civilian light cruiser is almost ready for printing (engines and castability need to be sorted out). Based on that I can also finish the two Light Cruisers I've been working on for the Novan Elites.

Sadly enough I can't give you an ETA since my full time job and building a home are kinda getting in the way lately. :(
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« Reply #521 on: August 12, 2019, 06:20:43 AM »
What?! Real life stopping play?! Unacceptable, sir!  ;)

Thank you for all that info, sounds ideal once itís all out there! Yes, Mr Vanguard tells me theyíre releasing that batch of escorts you mention shortly, which is a good start haha. At least this way I can hope to paint them in a phased manner instead of the 15 warships Iím doing right now  ::)

I like the sound of those civilians - variety is the spice of life / Imperium..

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« Reply #522 on: August 12, 2019, 07:25:40 PM »
More variety is indeed important. I'd love to do more (semi-)civilian ships, time will tell if it'll be possible.

However, I did get instructions to finish some 6mm tanks and buildings first. So expect the coming weeks to be dedicated to that.
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« Reply #523 on: August 12, 2019, 08:20:19 PM »
More WIPs:

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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #524 on: August 13, 2019, 02:26:21 PM »
So this just happened...

Novan Elites Lynx Class Destroyers - £5.00










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Lynx class Destroyers are small and fast craft that are capable of quickly delivering their deadly cargo. For its size the Lynx is heavily armed, making it a jack of all trades. Its basic armament includes two dorsal mounted twin turrets to take out incoming ordnance which can be replaced with planetary bombardment cannon as the mission dictates, and two pairs of prow torpedo tubes. Its broadsides allow for different types of weapon systems which can be changed whilst in dock due to its modular design. Most common broadside configurations are either weapon batteries or launch bays for a small compliment of fighters and assault craft.
Its diverse armament is also its main disadvantage. A lot of space normally used for supplies such as fuel, ammunition, foodstuffs, and oxygen is sacrificed for the Lynxís many weapon systems. What this means is that the Lynx needs constant resupplying, making it incapable of long independent missions away from sources of supply. Because of this the Lynx is often deployed on short duration missions only, when not operating as part of a larger battle flotilla.

This set contains:
2 x Lynx Destroyer hulls (1 x batteries, 1 x launch bays)
2 x optional wings sets and twin turrets
2 x alternative bombardment turrets

Painted by John Fielding in Ferro Ascendancy colours.
Model length approx. 38mm
Flight base not included
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