|This page is for photos of miniatures, scratch-built &
coversions; plus anything else I can think of
The speeder shown isn't a scratch built, it's a
children's toy they used give away at Perkins in a
help yourself toybucket back in the late 80's. Those
who've collected the Martian Metal Traveller
miniatures will recognize despite the extra rocket
pods the Speeder mini MM produced back in the
80's. I managed to pick up only a few of these. The
top two are in the original white plastic with black
trim. The model to the right is Bette Noire's
personal red & blue speeder (along with Bette
herself). Other speeders I painted in black like my
original MM mini or in dark forest green, though my
female Aslan player has one in purple(see top right).
|DOMINTRIX HEAVY GRAV TANK
Here's one of those easy scratch built that came to mind. Take the bridge part from a broken Klingon
battlecruiser for the chassis, & a cheap, less than a dollar Leopard II toy for the turret, one extra part. My wife
loved it & it became once she acquired part of the House of Lords's assauit landing uints. Posed with is Bette,
once in a 15mm Anne Bonney figure in the left photo. In the right photo it's Bette in scout battledress on a
grav board-a repainted Star Wars scout trooper on a grav made from a plastic paper clip & a thin piece of cut
SHIP'S BOATS & SMALL CRAFT
A 50 tonne launch made from a dead flashlight, a pieces off a dead screwdriver, empty ring from a roll
of tape & misc. plastic bits.
A Belter's workboat for asteroid mining complete with manipulative arms & a laser cutter. Several empty tape
rings (one of my favorite raw materials for the cargo hold), a clear plastic vending machine capsule for the
cockpit, a plastic gun from a Warhammer gun accessory set, arms from a broken toy, bogie wheel sensor unit,
rear hatch from a broken model, & thrusters from lego. Not very fast (1G) but quite useful for a belter. Never
came up with a name for this model.
50 TONNE ASSAULT CUTTER
50 Tonne arnored (factor-2) assasult cutter armed with three laser cannons, a crew of 4 & 10 tonne cargo
or 12 troops.
Body from a dead electric shave & a digital watch. Turret made from a electrical switch cover, wings &
laser cut from plastic scrap. Thruster cone from the foot of an Imperial walker from the Battle of Hoth
diorama from AMT bought on clearance. A lot of my thruster cones come from walker feet.
20-30 TONNE ASSAULT BOATS
Back in the old days there were some interesting things you could pick cheap at Nobbies, like these
spaceship whistles. Modfied simply by making scratchbuilt turrets or simply an improvised hatch to
cover the top whistle hole. The left is an armored boat with only a little black trim. The right has a
bow laser, a single laser turret & is painted flat black.
|MAKTO 20 TONNE BELTER/PATROL CRAFT
Another belter built from tape rings & vending machine capsules. The cockpit is from a
nobbie space toy. The sensor array on the nose, the manuvering thrusters on each side & the
lasers are miscellaneous parts from dead model kits.
The Ranthar G-Carrier prototype. One of the more simple conversion. A Star Wars action fleet
speeder, a turret from the Battle of Hoth model set, 2 plastic rhinestones & a lego piece for thrusters.
This started out as an attempt to scratchbuild a Trepida that didn't work. Chassis off a cut up model
stand, toy tank turret, plastic rhinestones & pieces off dead Xmas ornaments.
|Trelyn Domain Valandhor Light Cruiser
The Valandhor, which started life as part of a Klingon Battlecruiser with pieces added for the meson
gun, bridge, strern, & wheels for the thrusters. The top photo has is escorting a trader no longer in my
Two gravyachts. The one on the left started life as a micromachine toy, recut with a rear bridge off a
The second is another cannibalized part off my Klingon BC with a few pieces added. The square in the
center once held a bluepainted plastic square & was used as a hottub. It also was used as the personal
grav vehicle for plutocrat Deva des Plaines, Bette Noire's mother.
This gravcar is one of my better scratchbuilt vehicles. A lot of the plastic parts had to be cut & fitted. It
can be the family van, gravtruck or limo depending on the scenario.
Two Aslan APC's. The left is a micromachine flying boat with the wings removed, turret from the
Battle of Hoth model kit plus misc pieces. The APC on the right is mixture of variour vehicle parts
with peg MG's & a main gun from a Warhammer weapon set. Got a lot of mileage from those
Warhammer accessory packs.
Various laser, plasma, & fusion artillery pieces. Four of the pieces are Warhammer guns (which make
great artillery for 15mm), altered radar pieces & cut & shaped styrene plastic.
The Dilaundru is a jump capable repair facility capable of handling anything from ship's boats up to
6000 tonne vessels. The body in main comes from a used Warhammer armour unit flipped upside down
with a bridge & engineering parts from Battletech parts, styrene plastic sheets & wheels. The last picture
shows a Gazelle class close escort under repair.
MORE GRAV TANKS
The left unit is a toy tank turret with a new muzzle,chassis out of odd pieces & putty. The one on the
right is an odd
plastic piece, another Hoth turret with plastic & putty extras & a bow secondary weapon from
Warhammer. The tank below is an very early attempt at a low-tech grav or air cushion heavy tank.
Odd pieces of plastic for a chassis, plastic rhinestone, & a turret made of a dead digital watch, odd
plastic & metal pieces.
Several warbots. On the left, the bots are made from treads from my old Big Demolisher tank from
Battletech, faceted beads & plastic guns. On the right, metal snap grav units, beads & various odd
plastic pieces for bodies & various plastic pieces for gun barrels. All are about the height of a 15mm
|VARGYR GAURNAKH GRAVCYCLE
TheGaurnakh combat gravcycle; made from a cheap toy spaceship, the body of
Micromachine Formula-1 racers & a piece of round styrene for a gun.
Photo of the Vincent di Fate (sadly the only I could afford to pick up went they were on the
market) diorama I use display some of my Traveller ships when not gaming. Featured is the
Imperial 100 tonne scoutship & 400 tonne patrol cruiser plus the Aarabella-a reworked Millenium
|NIHON EMPIRE 'ONI' OGRE 'SAOTOME RANMA'
Not a Traveller vehicle, but for my Ogre miniatures game. The Oni, the equivalent to the Combine
Ogre. Built out my favorite Battletech vehicle, the Big Demolisher tank. Sensor tower from a
Mark I Ogre, secondary batteries courtesy of Battletech spare gun parts & missile rack & decals
from Warhammer. Named for the title character of one of my favorite mangas. I've built a
companion named the 'Hibiki Ryoga' to go with it. I've yet to figure out how to build the
'Samurai', Nihon's equivalent of the Mark V Ogre. Eventually this will go on my Ogre page when
I get around to it.
|MULEITRAN 400 TONNE JUMP TRACTOR
What do you do with an ebay purchase that includes an incomplete clipper miniature. Make it into a pod
module jump tractor-transport. Added drive unit from a broken mech, & cut sections from solid, square
styrene rods, & glue & paint.
The air/raft in top right started life as a
micromachine military assault boat. A little
trimming & cutting, plus adding a canopy off
a cheap space toy & repaint. The other
air/rafts started life as micromachine
hovercraft. Two standard size air/rafts, one
with an enclosed cockpit from a Nobbies
spacetoy, & one with an open cockpit. The
larger cargo air/raft I pieced together an
enclosed cockpit made of plastic scraps on the
This hovertank is another neat toy from Micromachine's unfortunately short-lived SF toys. I could
only find this one vehicle. Used for a hovertank it is or as a gravtank. A few of the SF line's
vehicle showed later as GI Joe vehicle, but not this. The same line also a nifty grav missile carrier
I managed to find 2 of.
The badge for Drachenfel's Marauders. Silver disc with a black cutlass overlaid with a black naval vessel
with two black stars. Plastic, stone, & metal. Made for a Traveller merc costume years ago. I've finished
dismantling the outfit but decided to keep the badge for sentimentle reasons plus it would be a neat item
to post to my website.
The Akhonaar APC was another scratchbuilt design. Twin VRF gauss mounted on top, a beam
laser or 20mm gatling mounted in the bow. One of my favorite early designs.
GRAV MISSILE TANK
Another Micromachines SF toy, I managed to get ahold of two of these. The one pictured above I
left in its original color scheme, the other I painted dark green.
Another Micromachine conversion from a boat. Scrap plastic, Warhammer gun for a
laser/plasma/fusion gun, a half of a tank trap, & some putty.
This heavily armed gcarrier is another Micromachine conversion, this time from a LAV. Also another before
I had a source for styrene plastic, so it is made from what I had in my junk box plus a little putty. Built two
Combat grav sleds made from speeders from the AMT Star Wars battle of Hoth model set,
the enclosed sleds were modified with buttons & putty. The open sleds were originally had
the cockpits filed down with a simple rectangle platform made from cut styrene plastic.
Either this summer I cam into some prone Stargrunt minis & replaced the platform with.
The gun tips got broken from use so I went ahead & broke the remaining gun tips all three
vehicles. Visualized these as TL10-11 sleds mounting 20mm autocannons, VRF Gauss
Guns, Laser rifles, Plasma guns depending on TL.
Cab comes from a micromachine vehicle, the cargo carrier from odd pieces from my scrap box.
Designed as a one man grav cargo hauler that carries interchangable cargo modules much like a
small tractor/trailer truck of today.
A slow moving (30 kph top speed) armored
platform designed a crew of three
(standing), heavy sensors & armed with 4
heavy machine guns & a plasma cannon.
Tech Level 8-10 speeders made from toys, canopies from some cheap space toys from
Nobbies, & scrap plastic. Designed more as civilian or paramilitary rather as combat
A combat speeder TL13+. Designed as a representative of Imperial-derived Trelyn
Domain speeders, armed with twin VRF gauss guns (or autocannons for lower TL's)
& twin plasma cannons. From the same batch of toys as the above civilian speeders
with putty buildup & a painted acrylic gemstone for a cockpit.
Adapted from a Martian flyer from a
Tarzan playset. Rebuilt control
panel into hatch making the bow
into an armored cockpit. Rebuilt the
stern section & the
undercarriage.Added spare parts
from miniatures for landing skids &
added a bow gun.
|'CLASSIC TRAVELLER' AIR/RAFTS
Inspired by the traditional air/raft design from
Scratch built from 'Listerine' breath strip
containers plus styrene & odd parts.
G-CARRIER TL 11
This took several years in the making. Started with a broken helicopter model. Started repair
work & shortened the fuselage. The vehicle lay abandoned in one of my parts boxes until this
year. Finished it with a little styrene & spare grav pods & turret mount from some Ground Zero
Games minis I had laying about. Poised about it are some Stan Johansen Dracons (from FGU's
Space Opera) that I used for Toishan minis.
Another of my early G-Carriers, this never named. Built from plastic bits & pieces, a little
putty & a Warhammer gun for the turret gun; which can be a cannon, laser, plasma gun, or
even a fusion gun. The pieces didn't need much shaping.
A small building suitable for a trading post, tavern, any small business or even a jail.
The base is a BC02 print cartidge case with styrene plastic. Shuttered and/or armored
windows makes it suitable for a planet with less than pleasant atmosphere. Decals from
an old Warhammer decal pack I bought a long time ago.
A vehicle shed which will fit an APC or an AFV. Made of styrene plastic reinforced
at the corners because, unlike most of my scratch-built building, it fits over a floor
interior that real instead of made with CC2. Maintenance robots are old
micromachine Z-bots. The yellow vehicle is the remains of a Battletech vehicle
wedded to a crane from GZG.
Prefab building built with stylene plastic sheets. This one set up as a small scout
base. I like using tiled sheets because they are easy to break along a straight line.
This eliminates the annoying need to cut sheets exactly to fit & then glue together.
Below is a frontal view of the same structure
|PREFAB BUILDING, VACUUM OR HOSTILE ATMOSPHERE
For hostile atmospheres or planets/moons/asteroids with atmosphere, this small
building is the previous building with an airlock attached.
|IISS WARTIME RECON PATROL
A recon patrol of Imperial scouts. Rebelminis Earthforce figures, GZG scout grav
APC's, & 2 plastic toy speeders based off the old MM speeders.
|ZHODANI TROOPS, ENERGY WEAPONS, & WARBOTS
I had a little money left this fall after liquidating my Martian Metal & Citadel minis, so picked up these aliens from Rebel
Minis, used scraps from my supplies to build the Zhodani troopers. The grav vehicle, warbots, & heavy grav mounted grav
weapons I built years ago. The beam weapons are off an old (now unavailable) set of weapons & powerarms from Games
Workshop. The bases for the beam weapons are buttons. The bots are made from leftover treads, buttons, beads, & scraps
plastic. The grav vehicle is another of my infamous penchant for reusing dead digital watches.
|KHURASAN MINIATURES 'FELIDS'
I was able to scrap up money to buy these beauties. They make great battledress aslans. The mini on
the far left is Kheafatyr's new combat figure; the one on the far right is for Khea's brother