Wednesday, 20 March 2013

1st Light -WIP 1

I mentioned in my last post that I've been working on WWG's First Light spaceship and thought I'd share with you the progress I've made so far.

The basic construction method of the model is to make the rooms and corridors as a series of boxes which can then be assembled how you wish.  There are bits to add or remove doors to the rooms and there are quite a few different rooms supplied - including cargo bay, airlock, bridge, turret and so on ...

In the pic below, the two big rooms at the top are cargo bays, with an airlock in between; a long corridor leads from the airlock which has 2 smaller corridors branching off and there are 4 other rooms at the bottom of the pic (which is going to be the front of the ship, btw)

Below is a close up of the exterior of the airlock (with Zombie-ME for scale as usual), which the only room that I've done a roof and any of the exterior for so far. There is a roof for each room - the intention being that you can reveal parts of the ship as they are reached - as well as exteriors

The doors in the kit are designed to be removed as needed, and the pic below shows the exterior airlock door partially removed showing Zombie-Me's base

I'm making the model with mounting board for the floors, 2 bits for the walls (so the doors can be sandwiched in between) and foamboard for the roofs.

I don't have a particular game in mind for this model (other than some kind of Space Hulk thing) but I've had it for ages and wanted to build it all that time, so I've finally started it!

13 comments:

  1. Ah, nice! I wish I had the time to make something like this - as well as all the other things I need to make!

    As well as bug hunts, you could use it for boarding parties (Star Wars, Star Trek...) or Doctor Who actions. Even James Bond, at a pinch. At least, that's where I'd look for game inspiration!

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    1. Dr Who - now why didn't I think of that? my daughter loves Dr Who and I've got a bunch of Hasslefree not-who mini's to paint, so I will use it for that; thanks Colgar! It might even see the debut of the evil genius Colgar and his Infinite Legion at some point! ;)

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  2. You're off to a good start, Colin. I shall be watching your progress on this project with keen interest.

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  3. Modular rooms and corridors are a great addition to anyone's terrain collection. I like what I see so far. Keep going I am eager for more!!

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    1. Thanks Clint. I'll probably glue the rooms & corridors together when it's finished though

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  4. Very nice Mate, I'd want to do an Alien movie game with it

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    1. That's one I'd thought of; I'm adding doors to some of the rooms so there are ways for the bad guy to creep up behind the good guys - BWAHAHAHAHA!

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  5. I'm a sucker for Space Hulks, looking forward to seeing this one finished.

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    1. 'finished'?!? what does that mean? do you mean the point where I get bored with it and decide to do something else? ;)

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  6. Looks great so far Colin, I laughed at Simons comment, because last week when I read that you were making a start on the space ship Build I looked it up on the world works web page, got really inspired, I also watched Aliens the movie on blu ray, Fantastic, then I came back online and ended up ordering some minis for an aliens project ! hahaha what a facepalm moment especially since I was trying not to start any other projects this year ! thanks for the inspiration mate.

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    1. oh dear TE ... it's all Simon's fault - he made me do it! ;)

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  7. You've done a great job on these modules, very inspirational.

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