Let me introduce you to my current project:
A space station for 28mm wargaming.
Certainly not the smallest of projects, my eyes are usually bigger then my stomach … but I’m feeling very hungry.
Main sources of inspiration
– Infinity: www.infinitythegame.com. 28mm futuristic miniature wargaming, set in a not so distant feature. The miniatures are excellent and they already have a very wide range. Personally, I posses miniatures from the Haqqislam,Yu Jing & Nomads factions.
– Hirst Arts: Their Starship Interior molds are my main inspiration. I’ve bought and casted some of their molds before, and thus went for a bigger project this time
– G.O.T Scenery: Over at Antenociti’s Workshop, they have a nice range of scenery pieces for decorating the interior of the space station: intercoms, consoles, plasma screen, tactical stations … I couldn’t resist
– Future Armada: These are interior maps of spaceships, space stations that can be used as battlemaps or for roleplaying. Two of those (the Argos III and the Vanguard Station) give you an excellent idea for layout (areas, levels, roomtype, etc) .
Make sure you check out the free demo’s:
– The Argos III demo PDF
– The Vanguard Station demo PDF
I’ve already started on casting some of the molds (25% done) and found a nice idea for the frame of the space station.
I was looking for something to support multiple levels and bumped into this old dry rack at my parents.
Some of the advantages:
– can be folded: allowing me to transport it (to the club, conventions)
– has 3 levels: very decent for a middle-sized space station
So I’m thinking:
– lowest level: docking & cargo bay, engineering
– middle section: quarters, main area, administration, med lab, etc
– upper level: bridge, officers quarters
As I want the bridge to stand out and considering the top level of the rack is rather high – +/- 150cm (so much for gnomes wanting to get into miniature wargaming), I was looking for a “see-through” area on the toplevel.
A plexi dome (55cm diameter), will make for a superb view of the “surroundings” on the bridge.
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