Explorer Class and Shuttle

spyder's picture
May 12, 2011 - 11:58pm
This is the sculpt so far, just the fuselage, cargo, and shuttle so far (the shuttle keeps shooting out of my fingers across the room when i work on it) wings are next, then more detail, will post when done.

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w00t (not verified)
May 13, 2011 - 11:38am
Not bad so far!
Can't wait to see the final product. 

Since were including this ship in the Frontier Space game I'm sure you'll sell a lot more than the limited Star Frontiers community. :-)

spyder's picture
May 27, 2012 - 11:12pm
Sorry about the delay on this project...I have been swamped with a multitude of other projects at this time.

I do have plans in the future to put out a line of all new ships but just do not have the funding at this time to get them into production.

Also I was talking to Mr. Lauck at MegaMinis and he has plans to put out some ships in the future
(his company made the ships and miniatures for Traveler)

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w00t (not verified)
June 3, 2012 - 8:47pm

GJD's picture
June 6, 2012 - 7:23pm
I still have the CGI model of that. I could easily convert it for 3d-printing.


spyder's picture
June 12, 2012 - 12:05pm
The hardest thing I see for making a mold and running it through the spin caster is that the shuttle may be too small to be separate and cast with out flaw. That and its a pain in the ass for me sculpt some thing that small at my level of experience.

I may need to hire one of my on call sculptors down the road.

Until I have an actual mini that I can produce, GJDs CGI sounds like the best place to go.

The other option is to try and kit bash something, after all I have always found the hobby side of the game the best part. Check out Jedions vrusk scouts, I think they are great.

jedion357's picture
June 13, 2012 - 3:21am
Speaking of kit bash and little tiny shuttles- Ground Zero Games out ot the UK has tons of fighter designs scaled for Knight Hawks miniatures. Sometime there are no pictures in the on line catalog and that is usually because the item in question looks close to a ship you may have seen in film, so if you were looking for an alphabet soup ;) space fighter or an old school "toaster" [wink] fighter design you almost need to converse with the guy by email and he'll tell you which on to order. On the spin casting issue, out of about 36 fighters that i did order only 1 had a molding defect from metal not flowing all the way into a wing/engine area. Find the right fighter design and you can mount a bunch as shuttles and launches on your miniatures- good stuff cheap.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!