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Recently I have built some dioramas for fantasy miniatures. But what about S-F ones? I always wanted to create futuristic setting for my figures. So here it is – inspired by Aliens movies dark interior of spaceship or space base/colony. I did not want to create neat environment like in Star Trek. I wanted it to look like something terrible just happened there (or is going to happen quite soon). Like Alien infestation or visit of „friendly” Predators.
To construct it I used pieces of plain plastic sheets and elements from Mantic Games Deadzone scenery. They did not have any skulls sculpted like GW ones 😉 After assembly I filled all the gaps with Milliput. Then I primed it and sprayed with base colors. After that there was a lot of drybrushing and washing. There was also a lot of „cleaning” of overspray (although I used masking tape to separate floor and walls), as well as painting scratches and rust marks. In the end I applied some leftover transfer sheets from various models. To make it more interesting I also painted yellow-black stripes in the front and red lighting using airbrush. The doors are removable. All of that took me much more than I anticipated and I  didn’t want to spend any more time on that. Overall I am glad that it’s finally finished and IMHO it looks quite decent.

SF board

SF board

SF board

SF board

I will treat it mostly as a display board for my S-F miniatures, like Aliens vs Predator from Prodos Games. The whole board is 37 x 30 cm – just to fit into my Ikea Detolf display cabinet. And there is enough place to park my M577 Armoured Personnel Carrier 🙂

SF board

Meet the Cyber Belles!

Our long-time friend, Tim Jonker a.k.a. Skrit, has launched this interesting Kickstarter project – the Cyber Belles. We think it’s a really cool concept and the models look oh-so-tempting, so we thought it would be nice to spread the news about something we like.

Here’s the link for those of you who are not familiar with the project yet:

The Cyber Belles

There are not many miniatures in this style and theme, so we thought we’ll share some more pictures to show you what you can expect to see there:

Red Belle
Red Belle

Blue Belle
Blue Belle

Yellow Belle
Yellow Belle

Inspiring Art

Even the concept art is so inspiring that it may be difficult to resist backing this kickstarter up! 😉

Cyber Belles: Red Belle

Cyber Belles: Blue Belle

Cyber Belles: Yellow Belle

Good luck to Ouroboros Miniatures from the Chest of Colors team! 🙂