Out of 2014 and into 2015: New Blog Post

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Out of 2014 and into 2015: New Blog Post

Postby Luoshangzhi » 10 Jan 2015, 18:01

For your consideration, something old, something new:




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Re: Out of 2014 and into 2015: New Blog Post

Postby bvandewalker » 13 Jan 2015, 19:33

Shiny.
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Re: Out of 2014 and into 2015: New Blog Post

Postby Luoshangzhi » 17 Jan 2015, 00:53

bvandewalker wrote:Shiny.



That's what I said before I even broke 'em out of their packaging... :lol:
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Re: Out of 2014 and into 2015: New Blog Post

Postby bvandewalker » 18 Jan 2015, 01:23

Luoshangzhi wrote:
bvandewalker wrote:Shiny.



That's what I said before I even broke 'em out of their packaging... :lol:


Obviously, great minds think a like! :lol:

Are they all from the [url]Star Blazers[/url] universe or are the top guys from [url]Babylon 5[/url]? They just look Babylon 5ish to me.
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Re: Out of 2014 and into 2015: New Blog Post

Postby Luoshangzhi » 20 Jan 2015, 19:19

bvandewalker wrote:Obviously, great minds think a like! :lol:

Are they all from the [url]Star Blazers[/url] universe or are the top guys from [url]Babylon 5[/url]? They just look Babylon 5ish to me.



Actually, they are IIRC the oldest line of white metal starship models produced in the US, Valiant Miniatures Stardate 3000 line:


http://www.veltd.net/zencart/index.php? ... 23abfa3eb1


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They were the very first starship minis I ever bought waaaay back in the mid-late 70s. My first batch were long ago lost to various moves and mishaps, so when Valiant put them back in production I was ecstatic, and wasted little time in acquiring a whole new batch. Next up will be my first of the alien ships, their Hyperspace Submarines, so stay tuned... 8-)
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Re: Out of 2014 and into 2015: New Blog Post

Postby bvandewalker » 21 Jan 2015, 21:31

Ah, Valiant is a good metal company when it comes to quality sculpts. I actually own at least one of their clanwars recasts (I actually have quit a few clanwars figures that I got off ebay to accent my growing WGF plastic samurai army of course :lol: ).

I will keep my eyes on this thread.
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Re: Out of 2014 and into 2015: New Blog Post

Postby wmyers » 23 Jan 2015, 17:54

Luoshangzhi wrote:
bvandewalker wrote:Obviously, great minds think a like! :lol:

Are they all from the [url]Star Blazers[/url] universe or are the top guys from [url]Babylon 5[/url]? They just look Babylon 5ish to me.



Actually, they are IIRC the oldest line of white metal starship models produced in the US, Valiant Miniatures Stardate 3000 line:


http://www.veltd.net/zencart/index.php? ... 23abfa3eb1


Image


Image

Image

Image


They were the very first starship minis I ever bought waaaay back in the mid-late 70s. My first batch were long ago lost to various moves and mishaps, so when Valiant put them back in production I was ecstatic, and wasted little time in acquiring a whole new batch. Next up will be my first of the alien ships, their Hyperspace Submarines, so stay tuned... 8-)



It is pretty amazing when one realizes the advances in conceptualization of space travel and craft from the 1950's to the 1970's!

Yet, when one considers the 1980's to now, there is a definite LACK of advances (if not regression).

Those ships from the 1970's are just as futuristic now - and scientifically based, on top of it all.
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Re: Out of 2014 and into 2015: New Blog Post

Postby Luoshangzhi » 25 Jan 2015, 04:15

The Valiant ships were originally featured as top view graphics for the counters in an old space combat board game called Alpha Omega. I owned a copy back in the day, played it during lunchtime a few times in high school, and have always regretted having sold it off many years ago at a convention flea market. :?

A few years ago someone posted a PDF copy of the game complete with ship control sheets and other materials online, and I wasted no time acquiring them accordingly. One of these days once I've accumulated enough painted ships, I'll see about running a convention game for old time sake. 8-)
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Re: Out of 2014 and into 2015: New Blog Post

Postby Luoshangzhi » 31 Jan 2015, 13:19

Here's the write up on BoardGameGeek about Alpha Omega:


http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1723/alpha-omega
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