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Guthroth29 Dec 2012 11:08 a.m. PST


I'm easily impressed, and having just watched the film on the TV, I'm inspired to build a pair of armies for HoTT.

The most important thing has to be an aerial cruiser like the one the Hawkmen attack.

Has anyone got an idea for a source for a model ? Ideally 1/100 – 1/300 scale but …..


ming31 Inactive Member29 Dec 2012 11:20 a.m. PST

Maybe small but the Imperials from Hydra are spot on . Quality and service are excellent

Guthroth29 Dec 2012 12:01 p.m. PST

Do you have a link for that ming31 ?

My Google-fu is weak tonight …..

DesertScrb29 Dec 2012 12:07 p.m. PST

Here you go: link


Guthroth29 Dec 2012 12:26 p.m. PST

That's very cute ! How big is it ?

The website says "2 inch flight base" – is that the diameter ? If so it looks about 3 inches long.

tberry740329 Dec 2012 2:05 p.m. PST

This model is about 3.75" from nose to exhaust and 2" from side to side. Tim

dglennjr29 Dec 2012 7:12 p.m. PST

I've had an idea to build the War Rocket Ajax in 15mm scale and put together a bunch of Hawkmen Flyers to attack the ship and it's compliment of Ming Infanty. It would be a skirmish game rather than starship combat. It could also be done in 28mm as there are some out there that can be easily converted.

Martin Bowers had constructed a 3' model of the War Rocket. The page no longer comes up, but you could check the 'wayback machine' to find it.

Someone also put out a set of rules for a game called 'Omni War' and they had stats for Flash Gordon. However, I can't find the page anymore with the rules posted.

I can send some of the info to you if you email me.

David G.

altfritz30 Dec 2012 4:31 a.m. PST

I inquired about commissioning a 28mm Ajax and it would of cost around $2,000 USD, if not more. So I gave that up.

Allen5730 Dec 2012 6:46 a.m. PST

Either of the two models below from Monsters in motion
link could be modified to Ajax.



dampfpanzerwagon Fezian30 Dec 2012 9:19 a.m. PST

Here is one I built earlier.


Or for more Flash Gordon goodies – try this link;


Royal Marine02 Jan 2013 1:50 a.m. PST

Gordon's alive?

The Shadow02 Jan 2013 8:54 a.m. PST

>>Gordon's alive?<<

He's back from his "Trip to Mars". I think that he's going to "Conquer the Universe" next.

Guthroth03 Jan 2013 5:09 a.m. PST

The War Rocket stuff looks great, is there a UK stockist ?

(I don't mind the risk of buying from the US, but the tax and duties are a real killer.)


CooperSteveOnTheLaptop10 Jan 2013 1:10 p.m. PST

Wargames Emporium stock Hydra in the UK. WAR-ROCKET is a superb ruleset by the way…

CooperSteveOnTheLaptop10 Jan 2013 1:12 p.m. PST

Hopefully my Retro-Sci-fi article will be published in WS&S in '13?

freecloud Inactive Member12 Jan 2013 4:01 a.m. PST

I've been scouting around for stuff to a Retro Sci-Fi outfit, I fancy Trigan Empire style infantry, like Blue Moon do. I have also discovered this Horten 229 as a 1/72nd kit, which I think works well as a bigger ship for retro in 15mm (am still building mine, but paint the window in little squares etc, plus retro colours should work


Does anyome have soem thoughts on what retro sci-fi tanks might look like

Personal logo flooglestreet Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2013 1:18 p.m. PST

Does anyome have soem thoughts on what retro sci-fi tanks might look like

Fins and rayguns. If you want retro you can't go wrong with fins and electrodes.

Alex Raymond has tanks in strips dated 6/9/35, 10/20/35, 9/5/37 9/19/37, 9/26/37, 8/25/40, 9/1/40, 10/25/42, 11/1/42, 4/18/43, 4/25/43 5/9/43,

Mars Attacks trading card #51

The film Shape of Things to Come has a short sequence with suitable tanks as well.

Sponsons and lots of guns will do it. The metal miniatures from the Ogre game by Steve Jackson work well, especially the missile tank with it's conning tower and missile launchers.

dampfpanzerwagon Fezian13 Jan 2013 12:22 p.m. PST


You mean like this;


freecloud Inactive Member13 Jan 2013 12:53 p.m. PST

Thanks guys – some great stuff there.

Fins and rayguns indeed :)

Incidentally, while Googling "shape of things to come" I came across this article on the Myth of the Medium tank.


Personal logo flooglestreet Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2013 6:13 p.m. PST

Great scratchbuild on that Undersea Kingdom juggernaught, Tony, and yes thats what I mean about fins.

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