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cuda1179
19-12-2014, 21:58
I'm setting out to make a new gaming table with a spaceport theme. At the local Wal-Mart they have a giant (2-feet long) Millennium Falcon toy on sale for $24. It's actually quite detailed, and think I can alter it too look 40k-like. But is this Star Wars ship too iconic? Would a game played with it as terrain just feel silly?

insectum7
19-12-2014, 22:02
Nope. Use it!!!

From my point of view this is what 40K is really good for. Grab nearly anything and incorporate it into the universe. Scale's a bit off though. . . maybe it's a ship from an alien race of giants.

Charistoph
19-12-2014, 22:13
If someone can use G.I.Joe's U.S.S. Flagg, why not the Aluminum Falcon?

Born Again
20-12-2014, 04:55
Nope. Use it!!!

From my point of view this is what 40K is really good for. Grab nearly anything and incorporate it into the universe. Scale's a bit off though. . . maybe it's a ship from an alien race of giants.

Giants? At 2 feet, it seems more like a ship for a race of tiny creatures... I seem to remember someone on here once toying with the idea of building a 40k scale BFG ship, but reducing it down to a surface-to-orbit transport when they worked out the scale and realized even the smallest BFG ship would be as big as a life-size bus in 40k scale.

Tygre
20-12-2014, 05:39
The tiny Cobra class destroyer is 800m long.

If 32mm equals 2 metres (human height) in 40k scale then it would be 12.8 metres long.

The Millenium Falcon would be size of 40k gun cutter (as in the Eisenhorn series).

dugaal
20-12-2014, 07:48
I wonder if you could chop it up and use the greebled (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greeble) surfaces in different orientations. Eg front triangles as signal towers facing up or the pie shaped halves as a power generator.
If you press mould large greebled areas you could expand the details over any homemade buildings the MF parts are attached to.

tneva82
20-12-2014, 08:12
Yeah whatever that is it is NOT spaceship on scale of appearing on 40k space battle game(except as part of counter representing flight of those)

jason_sation
20-12-2014, 13:44
Giant 2 foot long Millennium Falcon, $24
Tiny 5 inch long Millennium Falcon for X-wing Minatures, $29.95

Gah!!!

Angelwing
20-12-2014, 15:00
It sounds a steal for the price. I'd grab a couple, one to use as is, the other to break up for parts.

Moirdryd
20-12-2014, 18:34
Given that parts of the original 40K really were lifted from Starwars such as the RT StegaTanks that would become Sentinel walkers really were ATSTs, the old Land Crawlers and Ash Waste Trains were Jawa SandCrawlers with gun blisters added and the Imperial Guard Speeder Bikes.... enough said. I think you'll be fine.

Tastyfish
20-12-2014, 21:06
I think the older style star wars things work pretty well as a rough and dirty heavy cargo lifter in the 40K universe.

I don't think the Falcon would look that out of place next to one of these at all
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Images/Product/DefaultFW/xlarge/arvus.jpg

Ratbeast
21-12-2014, 12:36
Cut it up and use parts of it

T10
21-12-2014, 14:11
Yeah whatever that is it is NOT spaceship on scale of appearing on 40k space battle game(except as part of counter representing flight of those)

What?

-T10

TheBearminator
21-12-2014, 14:16
Another one who's building a themed game table! :)

I love your idea, and I've got a great idea for you. Anarchy models did some adhesive stencils for Mantic games that should fit your table like a glove. They're full of stencils for making a space port or airport.

The base in my picture was made with them using an airbrush. But you could also use a sponge for example. I bought the three-pack from Dark Sphere.

I know Mantic sells a helipaid that looks like GWs and a lot of these stencils are designed to work on that piece. http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/21/67deab157e2bf55365e955c1d29fdead.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/21/9a384ba31738ed042a936b9adbd25623.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/21/e410f8f6b38936f0561e00bbc9d2af61.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/21/ce7a35f9ac9bdcc62909c52e785dc477.jpg

jeffersonian000
22-12-2014, 15:19
A fun themed table would be the inside of a ship's hanger bay, with one long-side the opening into vacuum, the other long-side gantries and bulkhead, with the two short sides as massive doors separating this bay from other bays. You could then very reasonably have entire space craft sitting "inside" as terrain. You can have the "attacking" player arrive from the vacuum side as boarders, while the "defending" player literally defends their section of the ship, etc.

SJ


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insectum7
22-12-2014, 16:40
Giants? At 2 feet, it seems more like a ship for a race of tiny creatures... I seem to remember someone on here once toying with the idea of building a 40k scale BFG ship, but reducing it down to a surface-to-orbit transport when they worked out the scale and realized even the smallest BFG ship would be as big as a life-size bus in 40k scale.

Well if you use the interior of the ship, you'll have some pretty big doorways and chairs scaled for the action figures.

You could recreate the scene from Prometheus with the giant proto-man, except the Space Marines just melta him instead, right after he kills the blubbering tech priest.

Chem-Dog
22-12-2014, 16:47
Personally, I'd seek to obfuscate the origin of the donor model JUST because it's so iconic. Dugaal's suggestion of using it as a source of texture and detail is a winner IMHO, even breaking it down into chunks to use as structures would let you get the best use of the model as a resource.

SirBlackmane
22-12-2014, 17:04
A fun themed table would be the inside of a ship's hanger bay, with one long-side the opening into vacuum, the other long-side gantries and bulkhead, with the two short sides as massive doors separating this bay from other bays. You could then very reasonably have entire space craft sitting "inside" as terrain. You can have the "attacking" player arrive from the vacuum side as boarders, while the "defending" player literally defends their section of the ship, etc.

SJ


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GW actually did this for one of the Apocalypse Warzone books (The one with the Dark Angels - Pandorax, I believe). Even cooler, they have a string of asteroids leading out into the void that are crammed full of models duking it out.

It's pretty awesome.

Konovalev
22-12-2014, 18:35
Giant 2 foot long Millennium Falcon, $24
Tiny 5 inch long Millennium Falcon for X-wing Minatures, $29.95

Gah!!!

You're lucky to pay $29.95 and not 50% more if you're looking for one of those these days (at least until FFG gets around to restocking)

gwarsh41
22-12-2014, 20:54
A while back I made a space wolves storm talon, fits pretty well with the theme.

204732

insectum7
22-12-2014, 21:08
^niiiiiiice. Props to that!

dugaal
26-12-2014, 00:21
Sweet Hoth! Storm talon fits quite well I'd say!
Any special tricks against titans?