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  1. I wouldn't describe it as a time sink, it's just drawn out and unnecessarily complicated, mostly because of the template. Speeding it up doesn't have to remove the tactical aspect of the game. Ultimately a balance has to be struck between a tactical movement mechanic and an enjoyable gameplay experience. I've had a few people cite the current movement mechanics as their primary reason for not getting into FSA. I've played a few games without the movement tool essentially allowing an on the spot 45 degree turn at the cost of 1 inch of movement subject to the usual turn limit. I find it a good compromise and not using the template speeds up play. I can see why some purists might want to keep the templates for the tactical element, but if the tradeoff to get a faster, smoother movement phase is losing a small bit of the tactical nuance then I can live with it because I'll probably have more opponents that way. EDIT: also completely agree that vectored movement is a step in the wrong direction...
  2. I think that will reassure those concerned that it will be a re-write... I'll keep my fingers crossed on the movement improvements!
  3. To be fair, it's not like Spartan are taking the GW model on this. It's still a relatively young game and it is in need of tweaks to streamline play. Since they will give the rules away for free I don't have a problem with a 3.0 soon, which is realistically more likely to be 3 years after release of 2.0. Plus given the promise Neil gave to consolidate the background in the new rulebook I'm happy all round. My number one hope is the abolition of the movement template, switch to eyeball turning mechanic to speed up the movement phase as this has been the barrier to getting most of my friends on board with FSA. I'd imagine work on a new edition starts pretty much as soon as the current edition is released
  4. AUSTRIA -Graz, Graz Area: Wolfen – FSA -Klagenfurt: Dr, F.G. Hobo and growing group of non-forum players – PE -Klagenfurt: Constable – FSA, KoB, PE, Chinese, friends with RF, CoA, PE -Lower Austria: Chaki – PE, FSA EotBS -Vienna: bluelabeldrinker – PE, RoF -Vienna: Sokratos, 1 forum player, 5 non-forum players – CoA, EotBS, All Other Nations AUSTRALIA -Adelaide: Bejebas, 5 others – All Nations Represented -Brisbane: PullysJr + 5 others -Bundaberg: PFE1, 6 others -Burnie: theonegunslinger + 2-3 others -Campbelltown: Daemonette666 – CoA, CoFA, RC, OE, RoF -Devonport: NoRecoil, 5 others -New Castle: 4 – KoB, PE, RF, FSA -North Queensland: Nazduruk_Bugzappa, 3-4 others -Penrith: SillyWbbit99, 3-4 others – Majority of Fleets, @ Tin Soldier Penrith -Toowoomba: Skullaxe, 3-4 other non-forum players -Victoria: Kaldor -Victoria: caradoc and 1 other -Victoria: Burzmali and 4 others -Victoria: Brad - FSA, DRANZ, CoFA, Black Wolf -Victoria: Nick - OE -Victoria: Darcy - PE -Victoria: Liam - KoB -Victoria: Steve - Cov, LoIS -Victoria: Gus - RoF -Busselton: C0rruptd -Mandurah: catalyst2, 6 others BELGIUM -Bonheiden: Redoubtable Torpedo - KoB and LoIS plus 3 other guys in the vicinity of Antwerp/Heist-op-den-Berg with PE, CoA, EotBS and RoF. -Herentals: KoB, FSA -Oostende: J-rom – RoF -Oostende: Sjapie, 4 others – CoA, RoF, EoP, EotBS,KoB, FSA, RC -Tournai: HMS Triumph – KoB, Canada, RC, Ottomans, Invaders, East India Cie CANADA -AB, Calgary: Zac – Russian -AB, Calgary: ckpmax1108 - Russian Coalition, Eclipse Co. -AB, Medicine Hat: Azrael's Portal - EoBS -AB, Medicine Hat: Durnekell2k - FSA, KoB, EIMC, plus a few individual ships I thought looked cool. -BC, Kelowna: Npf6 – CoA -BC, Port Alberni: Woldflord68 – CoA -MB, Winnipeg: Nathan – PE -ON, Ottowa: Robock – PE, KoB -ON, Toronto: Biaga – RoF -ON, Toronto: Darkjedi203 – KoB, RC -ON, Toronto: Fireymonkeyboy – EotBS -ON, Toronto: JRufu - PE -ON, Toronto: MurderousPenguin – CoA -ON, Toronto: procchi, DoRAaNZ – Kob/PE/LoiS, HEIC/Merchants respectively -QC, Montreal: knolan007 – EotBS, CoA -QC, Québec: Hicks – PE (+ 2 others) CZECH REPUBLIC - Jablonné nad Orlicí (WarApple Gaming Club) - Watchdog (see below), Rybnik (FSA, KoB), Gardista (KoD), Pepe96 (CoA), Rauco (EotBS), Warthen (CoA), Kobainn (EotBS). Dawelangr (LoIS), Channer (RoF), Vrba (RoF), Rizek04 (PE) - Prague: (Ogri doupe Gaming Club - Watchdog (Australians, BW, EIMC, HEC, IR, KoB Naval + Aerial, OE, Mechant Fleet), Bratr (RC, KoD) + 5-6 other Players - Jihlava (Herna pod kotlem - Gaming Club) - ARNIE (LoIS), Amon (EotBS), Suny (PE), Misha (CoA), BCON (FSA) + 2 less active players (RoF and KoB) DENMARK -Copenhagen: EotBS + 5-6 others – FSA, CoA, RoF, PE KoB -Svendborg: Mostly FSA, other nations represented -Viborg 4 players - PE,RoF,EotBS FRANCE - Beauvais: Karun - Russian Coalition -Gif Sur Yvette: Urial – KoB, RoF -Haubourdin: HMS Triumph + ten others – KoB, Canada, RC, Ottomans, Invaders, East India Cie, PE, FSA, EotBS, CoA, RoF, Chinese, Australian, Italian -Lyon: Nucreum – CoA -Lyon: tartopom – EotBS -Lyon: Trollune – 10+ players, all factions -Marseille: Soltan – RoF -Marseille: Youenn + 3 others – RoF (CoA, EotBS, FSA) -Valence: Amiral X + 2 sons – RoF (FSA, EotBS), +5 others (CoA, FSA, KoB, RC) GERMANY -Bayreuth: Gaanger – EotBS, CoA -Berlin: Caine-HoA – CoA -Berlin: Hunger – EotBS, LoIS, CF -Berlin: Legion-Rancor – RoF, Invaders, LoIS, Ottomans -Burghausen: hahnc77 - PE, KoB, FSA, EOTBS, CoA, RC, Invaders, CF, KoD, LoIS (5 others: all Core Nations, + LoIS) -Frankfurt: RunRabbitJunk – KoB -Frankfurt: ThorinXV – PE -Freiburg: Naptain Cemo - CoA, RC -Karlsuhe/Pforzheim: PMOS1101 – 6 players with all Factions -Kaiserslautern/Mainz: EMMachine – all factions (except CoA/Invaders) -Kiel: EIErecose – RoF and 3 other players (PE, FSA, EotBS) -Kiel: Xenomorph-Alpha -CoA in Brudergilde -Mainz: crabking – EotBS, KoB -Mainz: Nightwalk – RoF -Mülheim und allgemein Ruhrgebiet: Rhunmaki and 7 other players (spieleclub) – all factions -Neuss: Bastian – KoB -Osnabrück: Vadous – FSA -Paderborn: Archangle – 7 players, all Factions -Tuebingen: the Prussian guy – PE -Speyer: Meterbrot – RoF -Bremerhaven: Jay-D - 8 players, all Factions LUXEMBOURG -Luxembourg City: Averlorn – FSA, 2 others (CoA, RC). Also other players at LGS INDONESIA -Jakarta: DasPotato – PE, KoB, and 7 others (all factions) IRELAND -Dublin: Avien, FSA, Terrans, Dindrenzi ITALY -Brescia: Febbre – PE -Florence: Glados – CoA -Florence: Shaffer – PE, EotBS, FSA -Florence: TGK - RoF -Florence: Uncleleng – KoB, EotBS -Pisa: Tonyx - PE -Torino: Venter – RoF -Lodi: Glauco - LoIS MALAYSIA - Kuala Lumpur/Petaling Jaya: mudster – RoF NETHERLANDS -Apeldoorn: Valki – FSA -Den Bosch: Galvainn – RoF -Amsterdam: Jass – (in between factions, looking for other players) -Deventer/Zutphen: Matti - KoB, +1 playing PE -Eindhoven: Sky Captain – KoB, PE, 3 others -Groningen: Wandelaar – KoB, ANZ -Heerlen/Maastricht: ORick – KoB, FSA, PE, EotBS, CoA, RE, +5 other players in this area -Hengelo: Revenant – CoA, +4 others playing in Enschede -Oosterhout: Farcages - PE -Sint Oedenrode: Faust – PE + 10 other in the region (all nations represented) -Swalmen: Jelmer – RoF, RC (2 more players in Venray with PE and FSA) -Veghel: Iron Elemental – PE -Waalwijk: Galathon - KoB and CoA + 6 more people playing in Tilburg. -Utrecht: Mickey - fsa coa + other players NEW ZEALAND -Christchurch: Karchev23 – RoF -Christchurch: Sirius – PE -Dunedin: chicjen_pi – FSA, RoF, CoA -Dunedin: Deimos – EotBS, CoA -Dunedin: SirEmilCrane – KoB, PE with RoF, FSA at local club, + another 8-10 in area -Timaru: Bloodstalka - RC + 4-5 others -Tauranga: Hipparmostes, RC and PLC POLAND -Katowice: softiron with 3 others non-forum PORTUGAL Location: - Lisbon- Pico (FSA, RoF, RC, KoB), another 5/6 in the area -Lisbon- Pirran (FSA, RoF, RC, KoB) Russian Federation- Moscow - Marhuz, RC, KoD -Moscow - Maxlotter, RoF +KoB, Italians, EoBS x2, FSA in Moscow too SPAIN Location: -Barcelona;MgySgt.Reed (1250+,KoB) and 3 others ( 1250+ of FSA, PE, CoA) -Madrid; Abrilete - KoB (and a slowly growing group of players with all the factions, most non fourm members) -Ponferrada; bierzoman: 1500+ FSA, 1000+ CoA, 1500+ EoBS. SWEDEN Location: -Gothenburg: Serpent - KoB, EotBS (Gaming club also includes ~4 more players [CoA, PE, EotBS x2]) UK Location : England: -Beverley (East Yorks): Vanguard - KoB, RC -Bournemouth; Dr.Z Eotbs, FSA, Coa, PE, KoB -Bristol; Mr Evil - EOTBS -Bristol: Evil OK - EOTBS plus a few others. -Nr. Bristol; Lugosi - EotBS -Cambridge; Redmick - KoB / RC + at least 8 others -Canterbury; Rabenscharz - PE -Nr Chester:; Chancer - FSA, RoF, RC + at least 10 others at Deeside Defenders Wargames Club -Chilton; Spenno - FSA. RoF, CF + 8 Others at Worhamma Wargames Club, Sunderland -Christchurch; RiftsCommando - FSA. 4 other local players. -Exmouth; Mick A - FSA -Fareham: Thargor - KoB -Fareham: CaptBrucesea- EIMC, MN, KOB (Naval Only) -Glastonbury; PlayTeser - RoF, CoA, KoB, PE, FSA, EotBS -Gloucester; AsleepByDay KoB, Coa, Eotbs, PE -Gloucester; Zithith - KoB -Gosport (Hants); gb030104 - Britannia, CoA, RoF, Prussia -Gosport (Hants); podhead - Britannia. -Greenock, Meliadus KoB, PE -Harrogate - FSA, BrotherAlpharius. Also have friends who play KoB and CoA. -Harrogate - Embis, EotBS, FSA -Hitchin (Henlow): Wynxii - LoIS -Huntingdon - Smeagol; Every Faction over 12+ players - Huntingdon & District Wargames Society - Thursday Nights Games -Ilfracombe, Devon - Captain Kyle: FSA, KoB, all naval/air only. -Kirkby Thore, Cumbria - Sailion - RoF/RoB, Lols and KoD. -Lancaster -Druss KoB, PE, FSA, Russian (all land sea and air) -Lancaster and London - Izzinatah, Black Wolf, FSA, KoB, Ottomans + more, no Ground -London - Rigabear, CoA, RoI, no Ground -London - Vondracken, RoF, Russians, EotBS, PE, no Ground -Leicester - Sebenko, CoA, other Uni Gamesoc members with PE, EotBS, RC, KoB, RoF and FSA -Leicester - Castaras, EotBS -Leicester - Charley, FSA (only in town for Uni term time, otherwise NR Goole, East Yorks) -London (Crossgaming Club) - Lord Nat: KoB, FSA(sea/ air) + others with RoF, PE and more looking -Milton Keynes - Rasmus FSA, EotBS, LoIS + 4 others via MKWGS CoA, EotBS, PE, RoF -Merseyside - Kombine + 5/6 other players. -Newcastle Upon Tyne: KOB + other players at club. -Newbiggen (Northumberland): KOSB x 3, FSA x 4, PE x 3, EotBS x 1, CoA x 1, French x 2 -North Walsham (nr Norwich, Norfolk): KoB, EotBS -Nottingham : Deckard - CoA, RC -Orpington - Java - Kingdom of Britannia -Petersfield (Portsmouth): Azriall - EotBS -Plymouth - Adamsoco, CoA, PE, Jedrington - EotBS -Portsmouth; Jetengine - Brittania -Teesside; Cleal - KoB -Teesside, DeadSteve - Prussia -Teesside; AlphaOmega - CoA -Potton/ Sandy (Beds); Munkerz - KoB, EotBS -Ross on Wye Neal b via Dice and Decks RoF -Sheffield; SHG Drachenfutter, Solar, NES, LikeAsir, Thamoz +20 on and off forum FB group: Outpost yacht club -Shropshire, Shrewsbury - Gatekeepers Wargamers - 6 factions and growing -Southampton - dethbidonut: KoB & EotBS -Southend-on-Sea, essex - inq101 and several others. - EotBS, RF. -Tamworth (as well as Birminhgam and Nottingham) - HandOfIron - Coa, FSA, KoB -West Midlands - Santrix via Dudley Darklords CoA x1 FSA x1 EotBS x1 PE x1 RoF x1 KoB x1 -west midlands - Althorin + 4 others via Birmingham Marauders all fleets non land -Worksop - Kalisix RoF -Isle of Wight -Welsh RoF Scotland: -Edinburgh; Delboy, Kabbage, Squire, Kingfig + 14 others (all Land and Sea fleets @ +2kpts) -Edinburgh; Borris, MiddleMeadow, CoreDave + 2 others - COA, EotBS, KoB, FSA, RoF -Glasgow; RandomJohn: FSA and RoF, Fawlkes: PE and RoF -Glasgow: Bit: KOB and EOBS -Glasgow & Ayrshire: Welshy - EoBS, FSA, KoB -Helensburgh: Grom - Kob, EotBS, CoA -Dundee (Elysium Wargames Society): Steve (Me), Mathew, Kev, Dave, Martyn + few others. PE, EOBS, etc Wales: -Bangor; LabRat101 - RC, PLC -Barry (near Cardiff): Grim110 - CoA (also lives near non forum player - RoF) -Penmaenmawr (near Llandudno); TimSteve- KoB, RC Northern Ireland: -Newry (Club is in Belfast though); DKoW (Plus 1 player. Know of 3 other players) - PE, KoB (demo force) -Lisburn (Play in Belfast); FullMetalChemist - KoB & KoD USA Location : -AK, Anchorage: Aedian (Rus, KoB) -CA, Los Angeles (San Fernado Valley): Admiral-General Louis – Russians, PLC, Ottoman’s & Growing -CA, Los Angeles (San Fernado Valley): jjc2sb – KoB, CoA, RA/FA -CA, Los Angeles (Long Beach): mekanik – FSA -CA, Modesto: Capt_Dunsel – FSA -CA, Modesto: Widow Maker – KoB (naval and air), DRANZ/CoFA -CA, Monterey: Eisengratz – Covenenat, Australians, Russian Coalition -CA, Sacramento: reticent_bassist +2-3 others – FSA, France, CoA, Prussia -CA, San Francisco: pancakeonions – FSA, EoBS, CoA (Ottoman Empire!) -CA, San Jose: Curiasse d’escradre – RoF -CO, Colorado Springs: Groups at Castle Games and Gifts (Mondays), and Gamer’s Haven (Thursdays) -CO, Denver: Landlubber – FSA, RoF -CO, Littleton: Darthkema – KoB and RC (very soon) -CO, Parker: Cap’n Nemo with RoF (There’s ~8 of us in the Denver area that I know of) -CT, Manchester: Mezegis, and about a dozen non-forum players at The Battle Standard -FL, Daytona Beach: Doomed to RepeatIt – RoF -FL, Ocala: BigB and others – KoB (PE & FR Shortly), with others using EotBS, CoA, FSA -FL, West Palm Beach: kturock – EotBS, PE, KB, soon with FSA and LoIS -FL, Orlando: centurion and one other - PE and FSA (starter fleets include RoF, CoA, and KoB) -GA, Atlanta: SouthernCygnar – KoB, PE, FSA, EotBS -GA, Atlanta: McKinstry – PE, KoB, Aussie -IA, Cedar Rapids: Audun54 – KoB and 5 others (2x PE, 2x CoA, EotBS) -ID, Idaho Falls: d’Eon and 1-3 others – CoA, RoF, PE, EotBS, RC -IL, Chicago: Pistolwhip – Wiling to travel around Plainfield, Elk Grove, Schaumburg and area -IL, Grays Lake: ckosacranoid – SA Mercs -IN, Blookmington: northerndragons – EotBS, PE, RC, CoA, KoB -IN, Fort Wayne: Slovok – KoB, PE, RoF -IN, Indianapolis: naptown wendigo – Prussia -KS, Lenexa: Tergara – RoF -KY, Bowling Green: Garthim RC and 4 others (Rof, EotBS, CoA, FSA, Chinese Federation) -MA, Amesbury: Hugeonic – KoB -MA, Boston: Адмирал флота, MajorMcNicol – FSA & RC, RC & Independent Merc Company respectively -MD, Frederick: dedonta – RoF, KoB, PE, EotBS, FSA -MI, Port Huron: carlkay58, DirectorWily – CoA, EotBS respectively -MO, Columbia: diarianordo - RC -MO, Kansas City: bearsoldier - EotBS, FSA -MT, Missoula: Akinra – FSA, EotBS -MT, Missoula: illuminus23 – RoF -NC, Boone: Razorwing – EotBS, FSA -NC, New Bern: Kilted Cleric -NE, Lincoln: Ravenwatch – RoF, Prussia, KoB -NV, Las Vegas: Commodore Panda – EotBS, KoB -NV, Las Vegas: mortaine – CoA, EotBS, RoF (Also know about 10 others in town) -NY, Albany area: Chimerologist -NY, New York: Redeye – CoA -NY, Rochester: Lord Nobody – EotBS, KoB -OH, Cincinnati: Cervantes3773 – EotBS -OH, Columbus: Fallen - Italians, Prussia, KoB/Aussie, Russians(minor); also Fallen's Friend Who Refuses To Join The Forums - EotBS -OH, Dayton: denyasis – Will Proxy Any, still deciding what to buy (Prolly EotBS or PE) -OH, Kent: dpratt00 – RoF -OK, Oklahoma City: Skullh4t – Prussia, CoA -OK, Guymon (panhandle) - FSA, EotBS -OR, Portland: Baelspar – EotBS & others (local group @ cogcollective.org) -OR, Portland: Brother Glacius – EotBS, RoF, PE, KoB -OR, Oregon City: Cambrius and two others – KoB, DoC, RC (FSA and EotBS, CoA for the others) -PA, Easton: Toymaker – FSA, RoF -PA, Erie: Veldrain & others - All of it. (local group is fallout gaming) -PA, Harrisburg: EvilSockMonkeyZed – FSA, PE -PA, Philadelphia: Unseelied – EotBS -TN, Knoxville: King Drew – PE -TX, Austin: morty_piper – Prussia, with bits of KoB -TX, Corpus Christi, t3xx3r -- Prussia Assault Tank Group; FSA Assault Tank Group (planning on collecting all the Armored/Naval/Aerial groups for all factions) -TX, Dallas/Plano: Groups at Madness Games and Comics (email arrangement), Generation X (email arrangement), and Texas Toy Soldier (email arrangement) – Thesock, Spellbound, Roadkizzle and 8 others – 2 EotBS, FSA, and a ton of CoA -TX, Lubbock: DarkArchebald – StormCrow Games (Friday Night) Dystopian Wars Growing -TX, San Antonio: Natwist, Reacher, plus 8 others – Every nation represented -VA, Fredericksburg: CDR_G – FSA, RC, RoF, Australian, Merchants -VA, Woodbridge: don_mondo – EotBS, plus two others playing CoA and KoB -WA, Edmonds: ooontrprzes and 2 others- RoF/KoD, EotBS, PE, FSA, CoA -WA, Olympia: Dirty Bob – PE, FSA @ Olympic Cards & Comics -WA, Seattle: smguy – EotBS, PE -WA, Spokane Valley: Silth, The Gamers Heaven (Large group on Tuesdays) – RoF -WA, Tri-Cities: The Insaniac, Adventures Underground – CF, PE, RoF -WI, Appleton: Valthonis – RoF, FSA, EotBS -WI, Madison: Scooter – PE, EotBS, Tuesday @ Dragons Lair -WI, Madison: Zing – EotBS -WY, Green River/Rock Springs: Erloas and wife - EotBS, HEC
  5. Movement is the big bug bear for me. It's cumbersome, particularly in tight areas of the table. I'd love if they ditched the movement tool and just used an eyeball turning method like BFG or Halo. Just reduce movement by 1" for each turn. Sure it slightly takes away a bit of the tactical element of the movement phase but it would go a long way toward speeding up overall gameplay.
  6. On the design front I think they all represent a new generation of ship designs. You can see they have taken design queues from previous ships but are different. This makes sense as the designs will be done by different engineers from an in-universe point of view. I collect both Terrans and Dindrenzi, and I love the look of both in this set. I'm very tempted by the directorate models and the relthoza, but honestly I don't dislike any of them the way I disliked the first edition models
  7. Painted details onto my terrans instead of studying for my exam in two days time... I need to sort out my priorities!
  8. Cheers man, I saw the post about that alright on the Firestorm Admirals League. I'd actually love to attend, but I'm getting married the Friday after Qcon and I think the other half would have a mini stroke if I told her I was going to play games for the weekend before we get married But I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for any other events you guys might be running. Belfast is just a little over 90 minutes from where I live so it's not a massive chore to get up there every now and then
  9. Nice fleet. I agree it looks like a gradual expansion of a similar theme and it still ties together. I think that's where my head is seeing the jarring difference when I put them side by side... Bad photo on my part. The white actually does have quite a bit of shading but it's really washed out in the photo - directly under a daylight bulb and no other lighting in a dim room - not the best conditions for photographing minis haha! I went with the white using an airbrush so I could do pre-shading and such neat little tricks that make white less boring. Because yes, white is damn dull
  10. Not many, the couple I know live too far away to actually get any games in. I'm having trouble getting people in the club I attend to get into anything that resembles space combat. There is a lot of interest for Halo and I'm hopeful that might be an in... Whats the scene in NI like?
  11. For visual reference here's a couple of photos.
  12. I've recently changed the colour scheme for my terrans just because when I painted the fleet originally I settled for a quick and easy grey/blue scheme, and I've since decided to put in a bit more effort and went with a white and red ala Star Wars rebel colours (not original I know, but I like it) Anyway I had intended to just use the two coloured fleets together with the background explanation that they are from different terran fleets which are being deployed together.... Looking at them side by side, I'm very close to just repainting the lot as I much prefer the white..... But at the same time I'd rather expand what I currently have rather than spend time repainting what is tabletop ready! Decisions decisions.... Has anyone taken the plunge to repaint a fleet or does anyone run a fleet with different schemes -obviously not counting allies, I mean the same faction but with two different schemes.
  13. If this is battlefoam, you might want to check the shapes. Last time I checked all of those shapes were for mark 1 ships.
  14. Sadly, I can't convince anyone to play the game. I've played a total of three games and it is beyond frustrating that I can't find regular opponents. So anyone in Dublin Ireland, I'm available... I have to make do painting beautiful ships for myself for the time being, but I'd happily play a couple games a week if I could
  15. Finished this - I'm ordering a test print to see how this turns out Edited as images didn't show up first time round for some reason
  16. I've never tried casting with a support in the middle... Interesting idea alright
  17. As it happens I agree about the sturdiness observation - I was trying to stick to the original design shape, but I think I'll have to bulk out the joint areas. I think the resin will be fine though. These are just under twice the thickness of the acrylic version in the box, and resin is a stronger material than the acrylic. If I could do metal casting, I would but home casting is somewhat limited unfortunately.
  18. I'll print one or two from shapeways.com and then cast them up in resin from the printed "master"
  19. I hadn't actually... some of those parts could possibly work... In the meantime, I am moving this along nicely.
  20. I got a bit of a start on this redesign. I'm following the style of the original arms as closly as I can. I'm going to take the opportunity to add some detail to the arms, which I haven't started yet, but so far so good.
  21. I tried this, it's not the best alternative still kinda weak, but it is stronger
  22. I threw the frame out months ago. I was putting off building the research station for a while. I think I might just redesign them digitally and print with shapeways.... I haven't been able to find decent alternatives to date.
  23. So after breaking three of the ridiculously flimsy acrylic "construction arms" on my Valhalla research station, I've come to the conclusion that there is really no point in putting them on the model because I will effectively never be able to move the damn thing. So I'm now in search of ideas to upgrade the stations "arms". And by upgrade, I mean replace them with something far more robust. Has anyone already done this and if so would you care to share your method? I'm starting my search and I'll keep this updated with possible alternatives. I initially considered the legs from the Necron Triarch Stalker, or the Ghost ark, but they are expensive options, and not entirely fitting with the aesthetic of the research station. I have a number of the mantic battlezone accessory sprues and I think a bit of clever cutting could turn the various components into something useful but I'm not convinced. I'd love to know if anyone has found something that would work as alternative legs that still keeps the look and feel of the shipyard.
  24. Yes that is the main drawback. There is no way around it and you would have to lift & reset the tool. not a big deal for a single direction change and still faster I would imagine. but if you were snaking left and right repeatedly, particularly with a turn limit 1" ship, you would be better off using the standard template.
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