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A list every prepainted miniatures fan should be aware of

While the most stuff I'm posting here is created by myself, once in a while I find something I must share. Today, I stumbled upon a new list at boardgamegeek, one collecting together various products containing prepainted miniatures. While I knew most of them, there were many new ones on the list too. From Star Wars Starship battles and Mage Knight to Angels 20 and Shadows over Camelot: A Company of Knights, you'll find here info and pictures of prepainted miniatures of many different genres and flavor.

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.

 

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

Miniatures for Babylon 5 rpg: Narn (Customized prepainted miniatures)

Prepainted Narn miniatures - first phase

While I'm still going to post more in prepainted Modern/Cyberpunk miniatures series, I thought of posting some miniatures from another project of mine. I'm going to run Babylon 5 some day, and I want miniatures for it too. For this purpose I've been collecting some prepainted minis that are easy to modify - even if I sometimes have to repainte them completely. 

Here's my Narn minis:

Prepainted Narn miniatures - first phase

Miniatures for Sword & Sorcery: Part 7 - Cavalry, mounted miniatures

Cavalry miniatures for roleplaying use

Chases on horsebacks, cavalry charges and extremely cool miniatures. Mounted miniatures are made for Sword & Sorcery, much more than for Dungeons & Dragons! Here I'll present you various mounted/cavalry miniatures you can use for your S&S games. While many of them are DDM, there are also some excellent Mage Knights among them and a view to the Lord of the Rings miniatures.

Modelling tutorial: How to create dunes/desert terrain

dune cardboard structure

I've been publishing a lot of roleplaying/gamemastery/miniatures articles recently, and now it's time to get back to modelling. This time I'll show your how to create realistic -looking dunes and desert terrain yourself.

Background and motivation

I've built a lot of fantasy terrain, but not before starting to play Star Wars miniatures game has it come to my mind to create desert terrain. As I started to do it, I realized that it's pretty simple so I could as well create a tutorial while doing it.

Preparing for Galactica RPG: Prepainted minis & Paper space ships

Dradis alert! Three base stars just jumped in!

Galactica is one of the games I'm planning to run with Savage Worlds in future. It's most likely to be a mini-campaign, consisting of ~5 sessions. As a miniature and prop -fanatic, I've gathered some props for the game already.

Most of the miniatures I'll use in the game will be sames I use in my cyberpunk campaign. Soldiers, men in suits, commoners, they all fit in. I've bought a few cheap clix I'll use as pilots, even if they don't have perfect match for the suit they'll work:

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