Archive for Paper Models

Scratchbuilt landing pad in 2 hours!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 5, 2010 by stingersix

A landing pad features in the Stargrunt scenario I’m playing tomorrow. This morning I was sitting here thinking how to mark the landing pad’s location on the board. Then my eyes fell on a square piece of cardboard I had from a leftover box. I use these to prime minis on. Then the lightbulb went on – I’ll make a landing pad, toot sweet!

I cut the corners off the square and fashioned them into supports for the pad and a loading ramp. Glued it all together, stuck some toothpicks in for landing lights, sprayed it all grey, masked off the lines, white paint, blobs of red for the lights, done!


Cybertech Bunkerbreakers – Finished!

Posted in Minis with tags , , , , on September 11, 2009 by stingersix

I’ve got my EM4 Spacelords Cybertech Bunkerbreaker minis finished! I’m using these guys as a special forces unit in the Stargrunt games we’ve got going. They’re specialists in operating in hostile and difficult environments – vacuum, zero-g, poisonous atmosphere, etc. Yes, those are AT-43 Fire Toads. I’m statting these out as Size 2 walkers in SG. The factory grey pre-painted scheme matches what I’ve got on the infantry, though I may repaint – or maybe not. Anyway, I think they look pretty good alongside the infantry and the APCs. The two APCs are paper models designed by and available on the Toposolitario website.

Here we go.

Here’s the infantry.

Three sections of six men each.

Three sections of six men each.


2nd Squad

2nd Squad


4th Squad

4th Squad


6th Squad

6th Squad


Plasma gunners

Plasma gunners


Plasma gunner aiming

Plasma gunner aiming


Command section - Platoon leader, missile launcher, plasma gunner

Command section - Platoon leader, missile launcher, plasma gunner


Platoon Leader

Platoon Leader


Plasma Gunner

Plasma Gunner


Missile Launcher

Missile Launcher


Overhead shot of the platoon

Overhead shot of the platoon


1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 5th PAU Marines

1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 5th PAU Marines

Paper models – Dropship

Posted in Minis with tags , on June 16, 2009 by stingersix

If you surf around long enough, you’ll find there are a lot of people out there making some very cool paper models, some specifically for wargaming and most free to download.

One of the best I found are those made by this guy in Spain, his site is called Toposolitario. I downloaded his Pluton B dropship and UHV2000 Walrus hover APC. I printed them out on 100lb test paper and they went together very nicely. Since the color patterns are printed on, there’s no painting necessary. I can’t say they’re easy to assemble – they’re made with some sort of CAD program that makes them rather complicated. But if you’re careful and patient, the effect is very nice.
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I’ll try and get some pics up of the two APCs I made. In the end, I got three nice-looking paper models that, were they made of plastic, resin or metal, probably would have cost me well over $50 all together. All I paid for was the paper, about 6 bucks. I should go sling the designer a few bucks on PayPal for his labors…