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1/350 Traveller starships
« on: June 09, 2017, 03:00:25 pm »
Over the past couple of years I've made a range of 1/350 scale starships based on designs from the Traveller roleplaying game - but totally forgot to post them on here - so here goes...

First up is the Type S scout/courier

Glamour shots...







FedEx delivery :)


Actual size - this one's an ambulance ship


A few different colour schemes - only one of these is painted, the others are all one-piece homemade decals


Next up - Type A Free Trader...
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Re: 1/350 Traveller starships
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 03:18:13 pm »
Type A Free Trader. Master sanded from balsafoam then cast in resin











Mobile hospital version


Medical flotilla ( Type A, Type S, and a pair of 20DT shuttles )


Next - 20 tonne Gig/shuttle






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Re: 1/350 Traveller starships
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2017, 03:28:09 pm »
20 tonne shuttle/gig





Balsafoam and plastic master under construction


The fleet :)


Royal Mail shuttle delivering to Pencaster Base


Next - Type H


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Re: 1/350 Traveller starships
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2017, 03:43:25 pm »
Type H Bounty Hunter - based on an old article in White Dwarf magazine and a plan by Ian Stead





In hot pursuit


SAR Squadron


Ian Stead's plan which the model is based on




A long way from home !


Next - Type E








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Re: 1/350 Traveller starships
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2017, 03:44:30 pm »
Those are fantastic - well done! :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/350 Traveller starships
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2017, 03:50:19 pm »
Type E Explorer class scout - another based on a White Dwarf article and a render by Ian Stead











Link to the video render I worked from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMEV7xfsGaE

Group photo :)



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Re: 1/350 Traveller starships
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2017, 04:18:23 pm »
I haven't the faintest idea what you're on about, but the models look really well done.  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/350 Traveller starships
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2017, 05:53:29 pm »
Wow.  Those are great.

What is Balsa Foam?  It sounds like something a celebrity chef would try and foist off on you as an overpriced and undersized entree.
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Re: 1/350 Traveller starships
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2017, 01:58:36 am »
Balsafoam is a lightweight foam which is very easily sanded

http://www.amaco.com/t/mixed-media/modeling-and-mold-making/balsa-foam

Available in the UK from Amazon
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Re: 1/350 Traveller starships
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2017, 02:22:15 am »
MartG   thank you those are brilliant
the Type H ive got the WD for and looks even better in the flesh !  :thumbsup:  Ive not seen the Type E before but it looks right.
Are they solid cast resin?
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Re: 1/350 Traveller starships
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2017, 02:29:01 am »
Lovely pieces, and the pics are nice, too. I remember the Traveller RPG, many years ago - and the technological "state of the art", with the ships' onboard computer occupying several tons and lots of space. A today's smartphone would probably more capable than anything once imagined...  :rolleyes:

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Re: 1/350 Traveller starships
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2017, 02:31:21 am »

Are they solid cast resin?

Yes, solid resin.

When my current project is complete ( 1/48 Saturn V ) I plan on expanding the range
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Re: 1/350 Traveller starships
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2017, 03:03:29 am »
Balsafoam is a lightweight foam which is very easily sanded

http://www.amaco.com/t/mixed-media/modeling-and-mold-making/balsa-foam

Available in the UK from Amazon

So there's no actual wood involved?  OK, thanks.
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Re: 1/350 Traveller starships
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2017, 03:21:30 am »
Not only fantastic work but great photography  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I can see some of those photos gracing some Sci-Fi paperback covers
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: 1/350 Traveller starships
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2017, 03:23:48 am »
fantastic. Very good work.  :thumbsup: