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Babylon 5 -inspired paper freighter miniature

Babylon 5 -inspired freighter paper miniatures

This tiny and simple printable papercraft model allows you to create your fleet of space freighters with a feel of the popular scifi series. I didn't plan the model for public download - sorry if there are any inaccuracies, I tried to clean up the sheet a bit.

Babylon 5 paper ships

Some quick paper models for Babylon 5 games. I've also scratchbuilt G'Quan Heavy cruisers but there are only 3 of them so at least one more was needed. The map below is from e2o.

Olympus corvettes are also most welcome (and Canon!) addition to my Earth fleet.

 

Diorama: Winter fight

Completed diorama photo

Completed diorama photo

This small diorama -photo was made for a small maxminis -competition. Some terrain props I've made before were used in the diorama, and potato flour to make the ground look more authentic. Sky was taken from a photo and added to it using Gimp.

Below is the original photo, with original background:

How to create scratchbuilt starships (or anything)

If you want to create yourself cheap small-scale spaceships, you have two options available: Buy or find free papercraft starships, or scratchbuild them. This article shows you basics of scratchbuilding starships.

Tools

Materials and rules for scratchbuilding

1. Keep your eyes open; use anything, salvage things

Institute of Orivesi -model

Näkymä Oriveden opiston edestä

The Institute of Orivesi (Oriveden Opisto in Finnish), also known as KVS-Institute, is one of our country's most reputated folk high schools. It is located at town of Orivesi approximately fourty kilometres to the direction of Jyväskylä from Tampere. The activity of the Institute consists of many winter-period courses, short summer-courses and currently being owned by Kansanvalistusseura also distance education. I studied arts in the institute in 94-95.

Master of Orion fan's view to Eclipse

Eclipse game situation on the map

I've now been able to play 2 games of Eclipse, and I can tell it definitely feels like Master of Orion! This game, which is currently #12 on lists of boardgamegeek, is not a board game for everyone, but for those who like it it's really excellent! It may be a bit too heavy to be casual fun game, especially because of it's setup time - but it's still really lightweight to be a game it represents. There are plentys of reviews of the game if you google for such, so I'll mention about the game basics only briefly.

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