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M1Fanboy29 Nov 2019 4:06 p.m. PST

Specifically, something close to the look of the Astrin APC and Trepida Grav tank? Anyone k ow any vehicles that look close to that?

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2019 4:50 p.m. PST

I don't know (and have never fielded Trepidas or Astrins), but here is a picture:

link

stephen m29 Nov 2019 6:16 p.m. PST

A very quick search gave me the Khurasan 6mm red resplublik red lightening tank.

picture

Which I figure you could modify by cutting off the tracks and filling any holes. I didn't look over every 6mm sci fi link I have but here are a few other mfgs you could try.

Ground Zero Games
Dark Star
Scotia Grendel
15mm.co.uk

And many more. You could try CinC but as I recall they had nothing similar. Of course if you were doing 15mm Khurasan kits it out of the park with;

picture

What rules are you using?

M4rtinFierro29 Nov 2019 6:34 p.m. PST

Long ago I used to play that game and a friend of mine had some minis from a place called "Dark Star", I think. He bought them in the U.S. They looked very much like Traveler vehicles in the book art.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2019 7:36 p.m. PST

Yea, Darkest Star games old Dark Star range of minis are about the best you'll be able to do, in 6mm scale, unless someone's copied and is selling them on Shapeways.

The old Dark Star range are even more streamlined than the Traveller designs, and look very nice.

Munster29 Nov 2019 10:05 p.m. PST

CinC renegade Legion ones

TNE230030 Nov 2019 3:52 a.m. PST

microworld games
link

stephen m30 Nov 2019 6:18 a.m. PST

Thresher

I have looked at Darkest Star's current selection. If you mean older minis they no longer sell do you have any pictures or links? Always curious for ideas. Thank you.

Legion 430 Nov 2019 9:50 a.m. PST

Thanks for the ID Oberlindes Sol LIC !


Darkest Star does make some very nice stuff. link I have painted up some their Khiff in PA. And some other faction GRAV AFVs awaiting paint.

I do like Khurasan, GZG, Microworld and CinC too, as all I do is 6mm Sci-fi.

Also check out PlasmaBlast https://plasmablastgames.com

Gaz004530 Nov 2019 10:49 a.m. PST

Scotia Grendel have some variants for the apc…..

link

Annoyingly few photos!!

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2019 11:33 a.m. PST

Darkest Star carries ALL the 6mm minis produced by Dark Star, even the ones only previously available from the UK.

Looks like they are still for sale:

link

I hope that helps.

Note, the PlasmaBlast minis do look nice, but they are apparently smaller than many vehicles from other manufacturers.

Legion 401 Dec 2019 7:55 a.m. PST

Good to know !

Valderian01 Dec 2019 12:29 p.m. PST

Regarding PlasmaBlast and comparisons I don't have Darkest Star miniatures, but I do have other miniatures and here is a comparison

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Legion 401 Dec 2019 3:00 p.m. PST

thumbs up Comp pics are always good !

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