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08/13/23
Armed Frontier Colonists in 28mm Scale for Science Fiction RPGs and TTGs Like Stargrave, Traveller and Five Parsecs From Home
Filed under: Science Fiction, 25-28 mm, All contents including pictures Copyright 2010-2024, Scratchbuilt
Posted by: G R @ 9:48 am

Colonizing a new planet is not for the weak. In most instances it means long years of toil on the frontier of an untamed world. Sometimes colonists face aggressive native species; sometime the danger comes from age old clashes brought within the human community. New colony worlds can also become the target for roving space pirates intent on raiding small colonies for valuable plunder. The need for basic defense is common.
 
Often the struggling settlements possess only low-tech small arms because of the cost of importing and maintaining higher-tech weapons. In times of trouble, this group of colonists carries an assortment of slug throwers from handguns to shotguns.

 
 
I chose to paint the figures with muted colors. The head coverings and clothing accents are painted in a similar color to suggest the characters belong to a particular family, clan or community.
 
 
These 28mm-scale miniatures are kitbashed from models by different manufacturers. They could be used in a variety of science fiction role-playing and table top miniature games including Stargrave™ and Five Parsecs From Home™.
 
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05/28/23
Legion Against Terran Expansion LATE Alien Warriors 28mm Miniatures For Stargrave Five Parsecs From Home and Other Science Fiction Table Top and RPG Games
Filed under: Science Fiction, 25-28 mm, All contents including pictures Copyright 2010-2024, Scratchbuilt
Posted by: G R @ 6:23 pm

As interstellar flight became available, Earth’s inhabitants journeyed beyond the confines of their home solar system. Most contact with new sentient species went smoothly and with little conflict. Unfortunately, the expansion sometimes fell short of noble intentions. Some Terran individuals, groups and governments brought with them age-old problems. Political interests, religious beliefs, racial/species bias, commercial greed and more caused friction in some interactions.

The League Against Terran Expansion (LATE) is a loose affiliation of diverse sentients who have banded together to try to stop the spread of Terrans in the galaxy. Mostly the members are individuals who harbor grievances against Humans.
More tenacious than organized, the tactics frequently involve hit and run attacks on smaller targets. Armaments tend toward the lower tech levels, although scavenged higher tech gear will make an appearance when available.

These plastic 28mm scale game miniatures are kit-bashed from multiple manufacturers. They can be useful in many science fiction games including Stargrave™ and Five Parsecs From Home™.

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04/12/17
Treasure Hordes for 20 to 30 mm Role-playing and War Games
Filed under: General, Fantasy, Pulp, 25-28 mm, Pirates, Scratchbuilt
Posted by: G R @ 9:13 am

A bit of a departure from our usual fare. Although not exactly a miniature figure, these small scenery pieces are pretty related to our regular topic so I hope you find them of interest.

Treasure! Gold, gems, magical items!  It’s what every adventurer hopes to find!


These custom-made painted scenery pieces can be used as objective markers for your 20-30mm fantasy tabletop war gaming such as Warhammer Fantasy. They can also be used in many role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons.

The base of each treasure measures about 1-1/4 inches (32 mm) in diameter. Here is one of the treasure hoards shown with a 25mm scale miniature to give you an idea of size.


These treasure piles and other miniature scenery pieces can be found at my store along with my painted figures. If you have an interest in miniature scenery and terrain, you can find much more information on my Universal Terrain blog.

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02/16/16
Aerial Security Drone Science Fiction Miniature 25-28 mm Scale
Filed under: Science Fiction, 25-28 mm, Scratchbuilt
Posted by: G R @ 10:19 am

Robotic drones will play many roles in the future, including providing security for sensitive areas, both military and private. This aerial version is one such robotic protector.


Small, but deadly, this security drone carries a pair of autocannons underneath its saucer-like body to attack intruders.


This scratchbuilt miniature could be used in a great many science fiction role-playing and table top miniature war games. The base measures 1 inch (25 mm) in diameter. The 28mm scale science fiction trooper miniature provides a size comparison.

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01/16/15
Military Remote Recon Drone and Missile Drones for 25-28mm War Gaming
Filed under: Science Fiction, 25-28 mm, Post Apocalypse, Scratchbuilt
Posted by: G R @ 4:43 pm

Robotic drones will play important roles in the future. Here are some military drones for your consideration. (A 25-28mm scale miniature is included in the picture for scale reference.)


First, this small aerial recon drone is used to remotely survey active battlefields. It possesses a number of sensor systems to map the battlefield and acquire intelligence resources.


Once the recon drone has done its job in identifying possible enemy targets, these missile drones are dispatched on strike missions.


The drones are attached to bases that measure 1 inch (25mm) in diameter. Designed for use with 25-28mm scale war game miniatures.

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08/23/14
H. P. Lovecraft Horror Miniature Colour Out of Space Monster
Filed under: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, 25-28 mm, Monsters, Scratchbuilt
Posted by: G R @ 12:14 pm

This miniature creature is based on the German film “Die Farbe” which tells the H. P. Lovecraft horror story of “The Colour Out Of Space“.


Brought to Earth in a meteorite, this microscopic extraterrestrial life form slowly penetrates into the surrounding soil. In time, it begins to infect the local flora and fauna, causing all sorts of physical changes. The invader also causes severe mental aberrations in Terran life forms from the lowest insect level to humans.


Tiny bits of the life form (perhaps individual cells of a greater whole) slowly rise out of the earth, joining together to form the greater creature. The creature casts a unearthly color radiation that is not found within the normal human spectrum. (The movie directors chose to use a pinkish glow to represent the “colour”.) The eventual effects lead to victims crumbling into grey dust.


This handmade miniature attempts to show the alien life form as it begins to join together and rises out of the soil. The 25mm scale game miniature gives you a sense of scale. The base of the monster measures 1 inch (25 mm) in diameter.


This Lovecraftian horror can provide a true terror to confront your player characters in a Call of Cthulhuadventure. It can be used likewise in fantasy and science fiction scenarios as well.

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08/21/14
Aerial Hunter Dungeon Monster 25-28mm Scale Miniature for Fantasy and Horror RPG Games
Filed under: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, 25-28 mm, Monsters, Scratchbuilt
Posted by: G R @ 9:48 am

As they explore the dark caverns, the daring adventurers sense a movement just beyond the reach of their torchlight. Expecting to see something at ground level, they do not immediately see the large creature silently drifting toward them along shadowy recesses of the cavern’s roof.


At first glance, it’s body resembles a large rock which provides the creature with near perfect camouflage against the rocky cavern walls.


But as the monster closes in on its intended prey, the lower area splits open revealing it’s real danger, a huge mouth rimmed with large fang-like teeth! Suddenly, a long whip-like tendril shoots out from the now gaping mouth.


This tentacle-like “tongue” is tipped with a poisonous sting. A successful strike injects a powerful toxin which quickly paralyzes the victim who then is grasped by the prehensile tongue and drawn into the monster’s maw.


The 25-28mm figure gives you an idea of scale of this floating horror.


This unique handmade miniature stands about 2-3/8 inches (60mm) tall. The base measures 1-1/2 inches (38 mm) in diameter. It would be an interesting monster to have appear in a variety of role-playing game scenarios including fantasy, horror and science fiction games.

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07/06/14
Scratch Built Miniature Robots for Science Fiction War Games in 25-28mm Scale
Filed under: Science Fiction, 25-28 mm, Scratchbuilt
Posted by: G R @ 4:17 pm

In the future, robots will become common place and be designed for many tasks. Here are a few scratch built miniatures representing different robots. These “mechanical men” can be used in many science fiction gaming settings.

First, a couple of wheeled maintenance bots. These are employed in servicing various machinery or in providing menial assistance.



Here is a tracked military recon robot used for remote battlefield surveillance. Also useful in support of law enforcement services.


On a slightly higher tech level, here is a hover security robot and could be found in many settings including military, industrial and commercial. It uses antigrav pods to move over the ground surface. Each of its two arms ends in a different weapon.


These robots can be used with most 25 to 28 mm scale miniatures.

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