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29 Dec 2018 2:34 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Insectiod Ships?" to "Insectoid Ships?"

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Maxshadow24 Dec 2018 4:21 a.m. PST

I am looking for some ships that might suit an Insect race.
Not really looking for the whole space bug with feelers thing but something that says to you Insect designed.
My current collection are GZG Full thrust ships so something in similar scale and sizes from frigate up would be perfect.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian24 Dec 2018 7:18 a.m. PST

Monday Knight Productions Entomolians do it for me. Just Google Image them and you can see what they look like, and find your way to their site.

stumer24 Dec 2018 10:07 a.m. PST

My Hive fleet is exactly what you're looking for!



Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2018 12:04 p.m. PST

I'll boost Drew on his Hive ships, as I have a fleet of these myself. Very insectoid and organic, and the glass plug infused into the larger ships makes for a very alien effect. They're easy to paint with minimal effort and still look great (in fact, mine are simply spray painted with a "hammered green metallic" can from Rustoleum (iirc), with little bits of acrylic painting to create engine effects and other details). The details are enough to stand out even with my single color approach, or you can pick out any details you want to accentuate. There's no wrong way to paint these!
They also match up just fine against my GZG ScanFed fleet, or even my small collection of Hasbro's "Titanium" die cast Star Wars/BSG ships.

stephen m24 Dec 2018 12:07 p.m. PST

I always associated the Valiant Alien ships as insectoid.


DesertScrb24 Dec 2018 2:10 p.m. PST

Some Monday Knight (old Superior Models) Entomalian ships:


Lion in the Stars24 Dec 2018 5:35 p.m. PST

GZG Phalons or Saavasku?

Maxshadow24 Dec 2018 5:38 p.m. PST

Thanks for the help. I didn't know there was so much variety available.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian25 Dec 2018 7:43 a.m. PST

The neat thing about the Valiant ships is they are kits and prime scratchbuild fodder.


Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2018 10:05 a.m. PST

One of the sellers on Shapeways have ships called Jujoban.


Also the Horrid from Ravenstar studios.


I find these two to be very insectoid.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian26 Dec 2018 7:34 a.m. PST

A lot of the jujoban stuff looks like the predators from Pitch Black.

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