Post by stevelortz on Jun 11, 2011 15:55:19 GMT -9
When I was sculpting originals for the metal manufacturers, I always wanted to do some figures like these, but I never could because there was no way to do the fish-bowl helmets. So I'm glad you've made these available. I've been a fan of the original Buck Rogers newspaper strips for decades, and I 'd love to run some retro-sci-fi adventures.
I reckon the Space Patrol has contingents from the human colonists of different planets: blue are from Earth, red are from Mars, green are from Venus and purple are from Jupiter. This could become important if there are civil wars in the solar system.
I see you've got the second set in the series coming out soon. I'm anticipating what it might be. Here are some sets I might find useful:
- native intelligent species for Venus, Mars and Jupiter - a really bug-eyed intelligent species from beyond the solar system - a variety of unintelligent bug-eyed monsters - civilian spacers, dignitaries, celebrities, etc. - space pirates/mobsters - Space Patrol in retro powered armor - etc., etc., etc.
I would love to see some tiles and props in the 1950s style of Wally Wood.
Cool suff, David, very cool stuff indeed!
Have fun! Steve
Oh... and some art deco ships!
Last Edit: Jun 11, 2011 15:57:11 GMT -9 by stevelortz
I'm going to start getting into the "fluff" of the Retro Space Universe soon. I think it will be fun. What kind of releases would people like to see?
The non-combatant Imperiax figures are very good for inspiring possible scenarios. It would be good to see some non-combatants... ambassadors, space crewmen, functionaries, celebrities, etc... for the Space Patrol figures to have to ride herd on!
Post by stevelortz on Jun 27, 2011 13:42:27 GMT -9
Among the influences on my thinking about retro-sci-fi skirmishing are the Retief stories by Kieth Laumer.
Retief was an underling in the Terrestrial Diplomatic Corps, and the stories were usually set on some "third world" planet. There was a cold war going on between the earthlings and a race of insectoids (reminiscent of preying manitses) called the Groaci. The Groaci were usually pulling off some underhanded stunt, and Retief would have to do an end run around his pompous, ineffectual superior, and beat the Groaci without causing an incident that would start a galaxy-wide hot war (or get his boss in trouble with the home office).
From the plenteous number of Imperiax babes, it would seem that the Space Patrol and the Imperiax are under some sort of uneasy truce, with female Imperiax agents plying their wiles on the virile males of the Space Patrol to gain advantages that can't be won in open combat. Lots of potential for low-level conflict there, especially when some Imperiax guy feels his honor has been besmirched by some Space Patrol guy messing around with an Imperiax babe.
Especially since sometimes the Space Patrol men AND women actually DO fall in love with their Imperiax counterparts, and vice-versa.
The Space Patrol and the Imperiax are natural enemies, but sometimes they have to join forces to fight the Invaders.
Have fun! Steve
Last Edit: Jun 27, 2011 13:45:38 GMT -9 by stevelortz
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9