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Scoutdad
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:13 am    Post subject: Lyran ESG's Reply with quote

Scoutdad's at it again.
While doing spring cleaning, I ran across a DIY plastic Christmas ornament that belongs to ScoutMom, or at least it did... Wink

As soon as I saw it, I thought... whoa, that would make a cool ESG field. I only managed to cut out the base opening tonight and prep / prime the War Cruiser mini, but here's a preview:



It's still in the very crude, preliminary stages - but I've got plans.
The ship will of course receive a typical "Cat Camo" paint job. I'm no sure what to attempt yet, so I am open to suggestions...although I'm leaning towards an ocelot, since I haven't done one of those yet.

I have some transparent green and transparent yellow paint that I will apply to the inside of the sphere before final assembly.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I the only one who looks at that and can't help but say "Byoing!".

Very cool custom tweak Tony. It's only going to look cooler painted.

Too bad you won't have ones for different radii though Wink
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Scoutdad
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've already thought of that. The Christmas globes are available in 3 sizes that will work...

That is the smallest. As X-mas gets closer and they hit the stores agsain, I will buy a couple of each size and prep them for use as ESG's. The dome halves snap together and the mini goes in from the inside. That means in a game, you can swap out ESGs as needed. That was a key aspect in deciding to do this in the first place.

I only have a limited number of miniatures available and can tie one of them up in a permanent ESG field.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scoutdad wrote:
I only have a limited number of miniatures available...


Whoa, wait a minute! Scoutdad has a limited number of minis?? Oh man, we're in trouble.

Seriously though, it's a great idea, and the swapping ability is awesome. I can't wait to see it finished.
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Scoutdad
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OGOPTIMUS wrote:
Scoutdad wrote:
I only have a limited number of miniatures available...


Whoa, wait a minute! Scoutdad has a limited number of minis?? Oh man, we're in trouble.

Seriously though, it's a great idea, and the swapping ability is awesome. I can't wait to see it finished.

Well, it may seem like a lot, but I only have 1 CA in Foremost colors, and one in Red Claw, and one in Apex, and one in Dark Star, and one in Pelt Hunters, and one in Night Roar...

If I don't go with interchangable ESG's, then who gets the protection? Should I have 4 CA's in each fleet color (1 at each radius, and one with no sphere) permanently encased in acylic resin? While I'm sure SVC would love to sell those to me... my wife would probably have some choice words to say Shocked and I'd never have time to paint them all...
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TJolley
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or you can go here: http://www.englobesystem.co.uk/ and get all the ones you want for your ships, any time you want....

I'm just sayin.... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang... and I thought I'd hada brillant flash of inspiration! Crying or Very sad
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malleman
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea Scoutdad!

I made an esg field using "E-Z Water"resin and it took a while to get it right becuse I had to cut a hole for the base. I used a pot-pie pan for the mold, but I should have made a rubber mold instead.

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg269/malisalleman/Star%20Trek/a3a4bfe3.jpg

I got the insperation from your post on Tholian webs awhile back. When I was looking at your webs on your site I saw all of your Lyran ships.

I like your idea of using the ornament better.

I would suggest soaking your esg field it in something that would stain it a light color (tomato sauce? or something similar) , and then applying glitter.

Honey, when are we going to have spaghetti again?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great Tony:-) But it looks like it wouldn't be very suitable for hexless play.
We use pipe-cleaners of varying colors for things (yellow means an ECM drone, orange an ECP, black is cloaked, pink EM, etc.). I made some straight ESG ones that clip around the base shaft and go out to range 3, 2, 1, or 0. The ESG ones look like Christmas garland and come in green, red, gold, and silver respectively. Since they are straight, we can pivot them around so we can move the mini with the turn gauges.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, the way the sphere sits on teh base... the lower edge of the base is still accesseble. I did this to enable the use of turn gauges. You can place the sphere on the mini... and then use a turn gauge to turn the mini.

Although the sphere would certianly interfere with another mini closing in on the Lyran ship...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you go to your local Tap Plastics (or other type of store) they sell clear acrylic circles in various sizes you could use for ESG templates. You would need to paint them since they're in clear only.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scoutdad: Email me, if you would. I need to check something before I screw something up.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TJolley wrote:
Or you can go here: http://www.englobesystem.co.uk/ and get all the ones you want for your ships, any time you want....

I'm just sayin.... Very Happy


Hey, these might work pretty well of the Adastra Game's AV:T or SITS. Too bad they're an ocean away. Wonder what Ken would say....
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve Cole wrote:
Scoutdad: Email me, if you would. I need to check something before I screw something up.


Steve: email sent.
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