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MacrossMartin Inactive Member05 Feb 2017 7:25 p.m. PST

Well, I'm quite chuffed about this…

Being still a bit wobbly at painting post-chemotherapy / radiotherapy, I've been scratching my hobby itch sculpting stuff in 3D digitally.

And now, I have the (tiny) fruits of that labour!

Shields and bazookas for my 1/400 scale Gundam Skirmish project. This involves soft-plastic Gundam Gashapon and a quite neat set of rules written by a fellow Aussie, which you can find here:


I'm building an Earth Federation Ground Forces army, but I found the available figures are lacking in heavy firepower. In fact, most of the Gundams and 'grunt' GM Mobile Suits have only a beam sabre. It just didn't look right, particularly when my Zeon opponent has a LOT of things that go 'BOOM'…

So I sculpted some bazookas and spare Ground-type shields in Art of Illusion…

… and sent them off to Shapeways, to print. They literally just arrived today, and I am a very happy Otaku. :)

Type 61 tanks are next!

- Martin

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2017 7:54 p.m. PST

Sweet beans!

Lion in the Stars06 Feb 2017 5:12 a.m. PST

Glad you're recovering, Martin!

And very cool conversion work.

Paint it Pink06 Feb 2017 8:29 a.m. PST

It helps to have something to focus on other than one's treatment. Excellent work.

Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Feb 2017 8:29 a.m. PST

Very glad you're recovering!
I too am doing a 1/400 project, though it's a late 0079 space battle (have a Musai, building a modified Lepanto, and working on colony debris). All of the GMs I have either have the scatter beam gun or beam saber, so I would LOVE to get my hands on a few bazookas! Any chance you'll post them in a shop?

MacrossMartin Inactive Member06 Feb 2017 5:43 p.m. PST

Thanks for the good wishes, all!

DSG – And there was I thinking there'd be no demand. :)

I'll make them available through Shapeways, and post here when they're good to go.


- Martin

Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Feb 2017 10:28 a.m. PST

Righteous, thanks!

MacrossMartin Inactive Member13 Feb 2017 7:09 a.m. PST

Right then, those of you suffering a shortage of tiny bazookas for giant robots – rejoice! They're up on my new Shapeways store – Miniature Martin.


I've only added a mark-up of about three bucks per set, as i think they're quite expensive as they are. :( Only available in the Frosted Detail materials please note, anything coarser than these won't print things this small.

Hope you like them!

- Martin

Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Feb 2017 10:12 a.m. PST

Purchased 1 of each bazooka! Thanks man, can't wait to get them. Now, if you could do a beam rifle for a Gelgoog… :D

Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Feb 2017 10:12 a.m. PST

…and I will probably get more, and shields, when I do a ground game next year. Got to get this space one done first!

MacrossMartin Inactive Member14 Feb 2017 6:06 p.m. PST

Whoot! Hope you like 'em, DSG!

Interesting that we're mirroring each other's projects; I'm doing the ground war first, you the space battles. :)

Regarding the Gelgoog's rifle – is it this one you mean (top drawing)?


- have to see what I can do. :)

Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Feb 2017 8:59 a.m. PST

Yessir, but it'll be fragile 3d printed. :(

Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Feb 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

Or actually, this one would be better:

Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Feb 2017 9:19 a.m. PST

Bazookas arrived! Cursory look this morning before running out the door, and they look lovely! Thank you for putting them up MM!

MacrossMartin Inactive Member14 Mar 2017 5:33 a.m. PST

Sorry, DSG, only just now saw your reply. Wish TMP had a notification system. :(

Anyway, glad the bazookas arrived ok. I'm going to get some more shields for GMs (original series type) done very soon, as I'm a bit fed up of wobbly shields on mine. :) I'll probably do some scatter beam guns and 100mm guns, too.

My Zeon adversary picked up a team of Gelgoogs last week, but I walloped them! I think he may also want some more beam rifles for them soon, so I'd better try to get those done!

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