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javelin98 02-18-2021 11:48 AM

3D ships for Triplanetary
 
Last summer, I got a request from a fan of the game to design miniatures for the game using my MicroFleet bases, which are 1/2" across and could be used on both the original map and the 2018 version. The fun part of this project is that I had to work from nothing but the silhouettes on the counters. For me, this means that I had some freedom to innovate within the bounds of the top-down silhouettes. Here's what I came up with.

First, my "MicroFleet" designs are based on a hex stand that is exactly 1/2" across, so these things are really tiny! Here's a group shot with a US quarter, a British Pound coin, and a Euro penny.

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VMvIogbZf...oup%2BShot.jpg

Next, the combatants. You'll note the ball turrets; the number of turrets corresponds to the ships' Combat Strength, for ease of visual reference.

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GHrHyPw6A...2BCorvette.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tMYqKuEIR...%2BCorsair.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2xdTrjDJo...%2BFrigate.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xWpcXjafx...ron%2BQ-13.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XrKHLWbwv...BTorchship.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5BnNIDVwv...ary%2BX-24.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-L9foiC8Bs...readnought.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gM22qxmmg...tal%2BBase.jpg

Then, the auxiliary ships:

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-D7nxQNuje...tary%2BTug.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-D7gEu5pGB...%2BShuttle.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qWJutx7vY...ry%2BLiner.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4xeRTKK5e...y%2BTanker.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KCMxefw8B...BTransport.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hGCWWgyrX...y%2BPacket.jpg

And finally, the markers:

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-P5xU2l5sX...%2BMarkers.jpg

These will eventually be available for sale (without using the trademarked Triplanetary name) as printable STLs on my MiniHoarder and CGTrader pages.


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