Mike's 1:30 scale Sci-Fi Adventurers
Welcome to a presentation of my 1:30 scale Sci-Fi Adventurers!
The following pictures show several views of my 1:30 scale group of Sci-Fi Adventurers. Some of the miniatures started life as miniatures and/or kits from various companies such as Ban Dai, Games Workshop, and Hasegawa. I apologize for the VERY poor quality of the pictures and the scans that produced them for this presentation.
I used a plethora ("Do you know what a 'plethora' is, Jefé?") of bits to modify these miniatures. From household items, to custom crafted bits (such as the weapons and backpack on the armored marine), to bits from various scale plastic model kits. Some of the bases were hand-crafted from styrene sheet.
"Lady Anne", the female adventurer in the center, started out as a Macross miniature that was shortened in the legs to bring it more into 1:30 scale. Her left hand was replaced with a 1:60 scale mechanized fist, and she holds a 1:60 scale pistol in her right hand. She also sports some 1:35 scale pouches. Her purple cape and split skirt were crafted from green stuff (Kneadite.)
The armored marine, "Corporal Odusseus", was extensively modified from its original form in order to make it appear as one of my own LES Space Marines (Leo Ex Sphaera, "Lions of the Sphere".) An enormous amount of metal was removed from the left arm, left shoulder pad, and the chest area. The back pack was crafted from styrene sheet and the "commo" dome is from a Gundam kit. The "C2PW" (Crystal/2-lobed/Personal/Weapon system) on his left forearm has the same relative effect as a boltgun (bolter.) (The small phase knife on his left thigh (shown activated at his feet) is a combination of styrene, HO scale model railroading, and other various bits.
His power quarterstaff (it is NOT a certain Sith's weapon! I based it on the Ranger weapon from B-5, and added the neon acrylic rod after I got tired of the toothpicks breaking off of my 1:60 scale marines.) It's a piece of brass tubing with the neon rod going all the way through it. When you hit it with a laser pointer, it fluoresces with the light going up and down the rod. Very cool effect. It also flexes and does not break off when inadvertently bent.
The marine's head is one of a line of 1:30 scale heads that I'm developing for Sci-Fi and various other 1:30 scale miniature games. The head on the marine is solid, as are both of the unpainted heads that you see in the pictures. However, for those who enjoy detailing, you can hollow them out with a Dremel tool! If you look closely at the blue helmet in the foreground, you will see that it does not have the resin "flex" neck coupling. It is, in fact, hollowed out and has a rubber ring around the opening on the bottom. It will fit over some 1:30 scale heads.
The roguish fellow on the right, "Captain Geoffrey Thorpe", has a custom base and a few 1:60 and 1:35 scale bits on him. But mostly, he's constructed from several 1:30 scale kits.
"RU1-IM2" (yes, it's a pun), the droid behind Capt. Thorpe, is an amalgamation of several genres. The base kit is a Gundam "Ball" kit. After modifying it with a custom flying base (the shadow outline of the droid's body), the flexible arms were fashioned from wire and hollow solder wicking. The weapons are mostly 1:60 scale bits, as are the flamethrowers on the turret on its top. Sundry 1:35 scale bits were added here and there.
Opinions are welcome, as are any questions that you might have about any of the miniatures.
You may view a VERY large and a bit clearer version of each of the pictures by clicking on the photo that you want to view.
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