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Endymian
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Hello again,

Everyone was so helpful in my last thread I thought I'd try my luck again. I think I have my hex-card problem pretty well solved but now another dilemma.

I am trying to find small spaceship pieces to use for my game and the process has been arduous.

Nobody really seems to sell anything like this as "game parts" aside from rocketship pieces, which I wanted to avoid but may have to use afterall...

Basically the game has 6 players, each need a different color, and each one gets a single large Mothership piece and then 10 of each of two distinctly different smaller spaceship types.

I figured I would go to a dollar store and find some spaceship party favors or something to use for the motherships but nobody seems to have anything like that in my area, I'm wasting more gas than it would cost me to just order what I want online...that is if I could FIND something I wanted online.

A friend suggested I use large beads from a bead store as the smaller spaceships in my proto, which is beginning to sound like a really good idea at this point. But if someone has a secret supplier that might magically have exactly what I need, I would be very excited to hear about it.

Many thanks

Xane
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A trick my friend thought of

A trick my friend thought of for our joint game was using the mini-poker chips(or whatever you call them. :P) from axis and allies, and took colored circle stickers that are normally used in garage sales, and then stuck them on the chips. Once you do that you can put anything on top of the colored stickers you want, drawings, other stickers, ect.

EdWedig
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Have you checked Yankee

Have you checked Yankee Trader or Oriental Trading Company. Eitehr one might have space ship party favors to use.

Another option would be to find pieces from the game Rockemen. They are constructable polystyrene, and slot together like a 3d puzzle. From the figures I have seen, they look cool, but the game was a flop.

-Ed

scifiantihero
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check out . . .

. . . maybe the star wars pocket punch out plastic game?

I have had luck using the pirates game pieces.

Maybe this suggestion is better than my last one!

:P

larienna
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Leviathan

If the actual size matter, leviathan used rectangular cardboard box and draw the ship on each side of the box.

Endymian
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Thanks for all the

Thanks for all the suggestions. I think for the smaller pieces I'm just going to have to sculpt them out of colored modeling clay. The larger ones, I don't know yet. Maybe inspiration will strike when I go to the hobby/craft store later today.

I checked Oriental Trading at your suggestion, unfortunately they don't have anything practical. Good idea though, I love OTC.

CF
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Casting an answer?

Endymian, what scale are your proposed playing pieces, is plastic (polyurethane resin) a suitable medium, do you have prototypes to use as masters for casting, how many do you need, and when do you need them by?

I do some casting and might be be able to turn out some test pieces for you if you are interested.

- Mike

coco
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Laser cut acrylic

Hi,

I can laser-cut them in acrylic if you wish. Any shape/size/number. They will be flat. 3mm thick in almost any colour or 8 mm thick in black or translucent white. Just provide me with a vector graphics file for the ships and I'll give you a quote.

... or find a laser-cut acrylic provider in you area. ;)

I hope this helps.

NĂ©stor

Kirioni
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A couple online stores

Spacecraft Ref: SFP8
http://www.em4miniatures.com/acatalog/Science_Fiction.html

Might lead to a supplier
http://www.star-ranger.com/Gallery.htm

I will keep my eyes open.

Kirioni

Endymian
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Thanks for all the help and

Thanks for all the help and suggestions everyone,

I went down to my local craft store and their FIMO clay was on sale, so I decided to give it a shot. Sculpting the pieces myself wasn't too difficult and it was very inexpensive too. I think I'm set for now. Thanks again!

InvisibleJon
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Neat! May we see 'em?

Endymian wrote:
I went down to my local craft store and their FIMO clay was on sale, so I decided to give it a shot. Sculpting the pieces myself wasn't too difficult and it was very inexpensive too.

If you're willing to take pictures, I'm very curious to see how they turned out.

CF
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"Spaceships"

I just picked up seven "spaceship" pawns on eBay in two auctions. They're from the old Parker Brothers game "Wide World". I'm waiting on Hasbro's Consumer's Affairs department to get back to me on whether or not they'll permit me to cast reproductions of them.

The pawns are painted metal, but if I get a positive response from Hasbro, I'll cast them in polyurethane resin and the color will be inherent throughout the plastic.

Here's a pic of a set of the pawns in pristine condition:

http://www.cfnson.com/other/pawns01.jpg

- Mike

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