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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2017 6:54 p.m. PST

I never played the game, though it sounds like it must be a lot of fun.

Anyway, I just came across this pic. Not sure if the vessel is to scale, but I hope it still inspires more gaming and scratchbuilding of ships:

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Dan
PS. By the way, does anyone make anything like this "air-raft" (grav/hover shuttle thingy) for 15mm?
Or if someone has built one from scratch, is there a tutorial or instructions?
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WarpSpeed08 Jun 2017 7:28 p.m. PST

Type S scout,obviously skimming hydrogen because crew is too cheap to buy refined fuel.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2017 7:29 p.m. PST

Lol, but it looks like at least one of them is making the most of that time.

Dan

Calico Bill08 Jun 2017 7:37 p.m. PST

Thanks. As it turns out, I can use that picture in next weeks Traveller game.😁

dragon608 Jun 2017 8:33 p.m. PST

There was some discussion of 3D printing a Type S scoutship not long ago. Bashytobits, sorry I'm sure I misspelled that, was considering it I believe.

GypsyComet08 Jun 2017 8:47 p.m. PST

GZG has a 15mm air-raft, though it doesn't have that much nose on it, and is a two-seater with cargo area instead of a roomy four-seater.

TNE230008 Jun 2017 9:05 p.m. PST

official traveller air-raft

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GypsyComet08 Jun 2017 9:36 p.m. PST

Those prices are ridiculous.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2017 9:58 p.m. PST

Here is my Type S scout that dragon6 was talking about, at least the link to what I posted.
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Jason O Mahony09 Jun 2017 4:06 a.m. PST

Eye candy:

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Have a look at:

Alternative Armies:

V101 Flit Car

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HOF108 Skimmers with Rim Merc Riders

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HOF109 Skimmers with SFA Riders

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Lovely conversion here of a Hot Wheels (sadly no instructions):

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Covered options:

Darkest Star Games:

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Khurasan Miniatures:

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Lovely conversion here of a Hot Wheels (sadly no instructions):

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2017 4:47 a.m. PST

TNE2300, are those prices in dollars or Mexican pesos? :)

Jason, that sketch of a "7-man open top" is exactly the look I was looking for. Long, sleek and yet roomy.

Dan

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2017 6:27 a.m. PST

Those prices are ridiculous.

At least, it keeps those piccies available.

Have to admit I had my dreams of avarice excited. ;->=

Basic shape of the 'rafts' seems pretty straightforward; even a ten-thumbed fellow such as myself should be able to cobble SOMETHING usable.

Doug

tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Jun 2017 6:37 a.m. PST

RAFM has those same casting available at a fraction of the crazy prices

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But the air raft isn't available for some reason, interesting

tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Jun 2017 6:39 a.m. PST

Dan
from whence came the original artwork?

Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Jun 2017 7:13 a.m. PST

We have Grav rafts (5 man) in 6mm, and will be having some new G-carrier type vehicles coming out in 15mm very soon. The 15mm grav rafts are undergoing test printing as we speak!

LostPict Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2017 2:03 p.m. PST

Better watch out for misjumps with that unrefined fuel…

Oberlindes Sol LIC09 Jun 2017 8:03 p.m. PST

@WarpSpeed: The ship bears IISS livery, so it is certainly still in service, and fuel costs will be borne by the IISS, not the crew. It's more likely that the crew is refuelling on a world that has such a low tech level that refined fuel is simply unavailable -- just the sort of place Scouts are usually found.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2017 8:44 p.m. PST

@Tsofian: "from whence came the original artwork?"

It was something that popped up on Pinterest:

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@Darkest Star Games: "The 15mm grav rafts are undergoing test printing as we speak!"

I can't wait to see what you have coming!

Dan

infojunky09 Jun 2017 11:42 p.m. PST

Ground Zero Games makes a Nice Air/Raft

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2017 3:24 a.m. PST

That one is a good size too. Thanks!

Dan

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa10 Jun 2017 5:09 a.m. PST

Type S scout,obviously skimming hydrogen because crew is too cheap to buy refined fuel.

Would never happen…

RTJEBADIA11 Jun 2017 9:25 a.m. PST

Tsofian, RAFM has (IIRC) Citadel Traveller miniatures, not Martian Metals. I still think those prices seem a bit exorbitant, but that's the price you can find old OOP miniatures from classic ranges for (not that different for old Rogue Trader metal models for instance)

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2017 5:26 a.m. PST

I have some of both; far as I can tell, of the few I have, both were the same sculpts making the same line.

However, the quality of castings was heavily in Citadel's favor.

I might be delusional, of course. About this, that is.

Otherwise, no doubt.

Doug

GypsyComet12 Jun 2017 8:28 a.m. PST

I have some of the Martian Metals and most of the RAFM re-issue Citadels, and they are entirely different models. Some of the sculpting is similar, but the RAFM/Citadels are more consistent for size and style, while the MM stuff was all over the place for both.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2017 1:52 p.m. PST

Delusional, it is. ;->=

Doug

infojunky13 Jun 2017 11:55 p.m. PST

Mind y'all RAFM's price are in Canadian Dollars…

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