Hellas Shipyards Miniature Packs Available Now

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We’re proud to announce that our first three products have been launched in partnership with Hardware Studios. Three fleet scale miniature packs (STL files) perfect for starship combat games such as A Billion Suns.

Our miniatures will each be associated with specific starship builders, with each expressing a particular design aesthetic.

Our first builder is Hellas Shipyards, located in geosynchronous orbit above Hellas Planitia Basin on Mars. They are known for their diverse range of civil and military starships and small craft with a focus on balanced offensive and defensive systems and clean, functional designs.

 

Force Projection Pack

When diplomacy fails and overwhelming force is required for decisive victory, these capital ships are the backbone of your fleet.

This pack includes the Corsair Class Cruiser, Polaris Class Carrier and Bering Class Destroyer.

This pack includes STL files for ships, bases, posts and adapters:

  • Cruiser (89mm length)
  • Carrier (96mm length)
  • Destroyer (77mm length)
  • 30mm base
  • 40mm base
  • 60mm base
  • 3mm diameter plain post (40mm length)
  • 3mm diameter plain post (50mm length)
  • 3x2mm magnetic interlock post
  • 3x2mm magnetic interlock adapter
  • 6x2mm magnetic interlock post
  • 6x2mm magnetic interlock adapter

All files are provided as both independent and pre-supported versions.

This pack includes exclusive Martian Models Magnetic Interlock posts which allow for quick mounting and removal of miniatures from the flight stand so that ships can be easily removed for storage or swapped between bases with different firing arcs.

Bases include raised indicators for 180° and forward 45° firing arcs which can be painted to show the appropriate arc for specific units. Assembly instructions and notes included.

Escort and Patrol Pack

Serving a wide range of missions such as escorting high value convoys, protecting capital ships and system defense, these mid-range ships are the workhorses of the fleet.

This pack includes the Danmark Class Frigate, Mirrin Class Monitor, Severin Class Corvette and Bronco Class Gunship.

This pack includes STL files for ships, bases, posts and adapters:

  • Frigate (51mm length)
  • Monitor (46mm length)
  • Corvette (34mm length)
  • Gunship (30mm length)
  • 30mm base
  • 40mm base
  • 60mm base
  • 3mm diameter plain post (40mm length)
  • 3mm diameter plain post (50mm length)
  • 3x2mm magnetic interlock post
  • 3x2mm magnetic interlock adapter
  • 6x2mm magnetic interlock post
  • 6x2mm magnetic interlock adapter

All files are provided as both independent and pre-supported versions.

This pack includes exclusive Martian Models Magnetic Interlock posts which allow for quick mounting and removal of miniatures from the flight stand so that ships can be easily removed for storage or swapped between bases with different firing arcs.

Bases include raised indicators for 180° and forward 45° firing arcs which can be painted to show the appropriate arc for specific units. Assembly instructions and notes included.

A mainstay of civilian and military fleets, the Light and Medium Utility Ships perform a broad range of missions due to their flexibility.

This pack includes the Antelope Class Light Utility and Medium Utility Ships along with six payload modules: Standard, Cargo, Mine Layer, Mirage Field, Repair Drone and Shield Jammer.

This pack includes STL files for ships, bases, posts and adapters:

  • Light Utility Ship (32mm length)
  • Medium Utility Ship (42mm length)
  • Standard Module
  • Cargo Module
  • Mine Layer Module
  • Mirage Field Module
  • Repair Drone Module
  • Shield Jammer Module
  • 30mm base
  • 40mm base
  • 60mm base
  • 3mm diameter plain post (40mm length)
  • 3mm diameter plain post (50mm length)
  • 3x2mm magnetic interlock post
  • 3x2mm magnetic interlock adapter
  • 6x2mm magnetic interlock post
  • 6x2mm magnetic interlock adapter

All files are provided as both independent and pre-supported versions.

This pack includes exclusive Martian Models Magnetic Interlock posts which allow for quick mounting and removal of miniatures from the flight stand so that ships can be easily removed for storage or swapped between bases with different firing arcs.

Bases include raised indicators for 180° and forward 45° firing arcs which can be painted to show the appropriate arc for specific units. Assembly instructions and notes included.

Small craft play an important role from reconnaissance to aerospace dominance due to their speed, agility and numbers. Fighters for engaging with combatant fighters and small craft, Bombers for torpedo strikes against capital ships and Recon craft for speed, observation and light attack duties.

This pack contains the FA-9 Spark Fighter, BT-11 Firebrand Bomber and the RM-3 Ember Recon Craft.

This pack includes STL files for ships, bases, posts and flight trees:

  • Fighter (15.4mm length)
  • Bomber (16.8mm length)
  • Recon (15.8mm length)
  • 30mm base with 3mm (1/8″) hole
  • 40mm Strike Craft token base
  • 3mm diameter flight post
  • Triple mount flight tree
  • Triple mount flight tree (angled)

All files are provided as both independent and pre-supported versions.

Bases include raised indicators for 180° and forward 45° firing arcs which can be painted to show the appropriate arc for specific units. Assembly instructions and notes included.

Magnetic Interlock Bases

Our exclusive Martian Models Magnetic Interlock posts and bases allow for quick mounting and removal of miniatures from the flight stand so that ships can be easily removed for storage or swapped between bases with different firing arcs. Each Interlock post is 3mm (1/8″) in diameter to fit many popular basing systems and is made up of two parts:

  • A magnet post which fits into a base and has a “crown” end which holds a 3x2mm disc magnet.
  • A magnet adapter with a “notched” end which mates with the post “crown” and holds a 3x2mm disc magnet. The other side has a 3mm nub to fit into a model mounting hole.
  • Larger ships (longer than 80mm) may require a 6x2mm magnet adapter and post.

Disc magnets are commonly available in neodymium or ferrite.  Neodymium magnets typically have a stronger hold but are more expensive. I’ve had good luck with ferrite and they are inexpensive with 200 magnets costing around $7.00 USD.

Magnets are available at Amazon and I’ve had good luck with the following:

3x2mm Disc Magnets: Amazon Affiliate Link

6x2mm Disc Magnets: Amazon Affiliate Link