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Maxshadow15 Mar 2023 6:59 p.m. PST

Anyone have any good ideas or examples of an orbital landing craft for 15mm? It don't think it needs to be exactly to scale even a 1/150 would look ok I imagine.

cloudcaptain15 Mar 2023 7:49 p.m. PST

Like a dropship, interface shuttle, or a flying box like they used in the Expanse?

Toaster15 Mar 2023 11:15 p.m. PST

try the toy aisle, action figure spaceships often do well with a bit of paint. You can change the scale just by painting over most of the canopy.


HMS Exeter16 Mar 2023 5:25 a.m. PST

If you have a Goodwill or similar thrift or second hand store close by, I'd try there. It'll be inexpensive and, if it's still usable, you can bet it'll be damn near indestructible.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Mar 2023 6:56 a.m. PST

The Firefly Yahtzee game has a model ship that I use for my games.


Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian16 Mar 2023 7:24 a.m. PST

EC, I have 2 :)

Micman Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2023 9:35 a.m. PST

EC and Saber that is very nice. Had not seen it.

Here is an old list from 2015

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BenMinis16 Mar 2023 7:05 p.m. PST

I have always liked this one. It is very realistic.

Dropships from Revell 1/100 scale.
Gunship from Action Toys with added guns
Screaming Eagle Astronauts from Khurasan Miniatures – 15mm Federal Defence Force Exterminator Squad in Extreme Environment Suits.

Maxshadow16 Mar 2023 8:56 p.m. PST

Thank you everyone for the great ideas. I did buy a block of airdry clay but doubt my skill levels will be good enough. :)

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2023 12:06 p.m. PST

You might consider plastic Easter eggs.

They come in a variety of sizes, are available everywhere (in the USA at least) at this time of year, and are inexpensive.

The eggs that are made of hard plastic, similar to (or the same as) what model airplane kits are made of, and take glue and paint well, so you can add greeblies like landing gear, hatches, etc.

Easter eggs usually come in two parts, and you could glue one side to a sheet of hard plastic or even card stock to get another shape of dropship/lander.

A very long time ago, I made a few out of L'Eggs eggs. L'Eggs were a brand of pantyhose that were sold in a hard plastic egg that was about 2 or 3 times as large as a hen's egg. I haven't seen those dropships, nor retail L'Eggs, in a very long time.

Thresher0120 Mar 2023 11:56 a.m. PST

Yea, plastic Easter eggs are a good idea.

Buzz Lightyear has a couple of purple dropships with yellow bots for a very reasonable price. Sold in Walmart and Target. Harder to find now, so you might have to go to eBay for those.

Check out the "Dropships" postings here on TMP in the history logs for 15mm SciFi and SciFi Discussion pages.

Lots of good stuff there, but more like shuttles than landing craft.

The Avenger Quinjets are superb for those.

A number of others too.

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