This is what I've been working on for the past couple of weeks, a batch of sci-fi vehicles! I foreshadowed these minis with my Sci-fi Vehicles and their color schemes
, and I chose the last color scheme out of all the ones presented. I didn't have Shapeways print out the Supertank as it was pretty costly, so I modeled and had them print out 2 mechs instead. Shapeways did a fantastic job of bringing these guys to life, and I'm satisfied with the results.
The material I used was Full Color Sandstone. The minis are also available in regular plastic as well. Full Color Sandstone is a wonderful material and I have had good experiences with it in the past, such as my minimalist Batman figure
From left to right, based on the top picture: "Tavo" Recon Vehicle - The Tavo Recon buggy is a quintessential scout vehicle as it uses its high-tech surveillance equipment to spy on enemy movements. To fend off against any attackers, it is armed with twin cannons above the canopy. When faced with overwhelming odds, the Tavo can quickly evade hostiles with its maneuverability.
"Vakone" APC - The Vakone APC is the perfect support vehicle on the battlefield. In addition to ferrying infantry to the frontlines, the Vakone is armed with rocket pods to fend against enemy armor and aircraft if they dare get close. The Vakone has a fine balance between armor and speed, allowing it to take a fair amount of punishment before swiftly maneuvering out of danger.
"Kane" MBT - The Kane Main Battle Tank is a fearsome machine to behold. Armed with not one or two but four heavy cannons,allowing the Kane MBT to dish out heavy damage to anything that stands in its way. With its heavy cannons come heavy armor, allowing the Kane to stay on the battlefield longer than any potential enemy.
"Kayato" Warmech - The Kayato Warmech is a mighty machine, standing high above many tanks and other vehicles. It is armed with an array of weapons including 2 large anti-tank cannons acting as its arms along with a twin barreled autocannon for dispatching enemy personel and light armored vehicles. Countermeasures are also prevalent to protect from incoming enemy fire.
---These vehicles are scaled for 10mm tabletop wargaming.
More images can be found **here**
Overall, I'm happy with how these minis turned out. The color quality is nice and the material is solid. It's good to see a project done right before school starts!
These miniatures along with my other designs can be found here: www.shapeways.com/shops/mechvo…
I designed and modeled these minis in Sketchup.