Sunday, July 16, 2017

Dropfleet Commander Space Station Builds - A Gallery

Hawk Wargames' Space Station boxed set may be the best starship gaming product I've ever encountered.  It was made as part of the Dropfleet Commander launch Kickstarter, but it has uses in virtually any space combat gaming rules set and beyond.  Not so much a kit as a very deep toolbox for putting together an infinite number of variant buildups, it's got unmatched modularity and can easily be integrated with leftover parts from their other kits for even more utility.  I'm going to be posting images of painted buildups as I finish them, so this post will be getting updated from time to time.  It's also likely to get rather image-intensive, so my apologies to anyone who has problems with that.
 
As of 10/14/2019, the images here represent builds from most of nine boxes worth of station kits, although there are two more large and complex designs to come and over a dozen stations of various types that I've laboriously duplicated for commission customers over the last few years.  I still have quite a few parts left over, but there's not a single hub or main section remaining right now. 
 
Without further ado and in no particular order, here are the builds I've completed so far:
 
These barely qualify, since they're mostly kitbashes using parts from my bits box, but the guns are from Dropfleet Commander, so I'll stick them over here with their kinfolk.
 

 
 
Alchemist-class Industrial Synthesizer Ship - background fluff and many more photos here:
 
 
 
Rogue AI warship Anathema Imperialis - background fluff and many more photos here:
 
 
 
 Orbital Defense Missile Platform Cluster & Sensor/Guidance Station
 

 
Battlefleet Gothic Defenses - Lance, Gun, and Missile Platforms 


 
Station Crimson-3


 
Blue Steel Station

 
Pirate starships by Ground Zero Games

 
Two Planetary Blockade Platforms


 
Large Orbital Battle Fortress


 
Saturn-7 Refinery Complex


 
 
401st Sector Command Station


 
Medium Spinner Station


 
Industrial Platform Cluster #2

 
Industrial Platform 6


 
Industrial Platform 7



 
Industrial Platform 8



 
Industrial Platform 9


 
Pirate ships by Ground Zero Games
 
 

                                                                   Ziggurat Station
 


 
Refueling Station Diamond-Nine
(this is a bit of a cheat, since this is actually a converted Kerebos Station from Brigade Models, but since some of the added parts are from the DfC station kit I thought I'd sneak it in here) 
 



 
Station 2018-Alpha
 




 
 
Orbital Citadel
 






 
Deep Space Observatory Station
 



 
 "Battle Raft" Orbital Control Fortress
 



 
 
Carrier/missile launcher platform cluster with command sensor/guidance station
 
 
 
 
 
Large Starcity
 


 
Midas Station




  
Orbital fortress
 


 
Cloverleaf fortress
 


 
Battlestation
 


 
Sensor Picket
 
 
Another Starcity

 
Orbital Transfer Hub

 
Yet Another Starcity

 
Spire

 
HyperComm Relay

 
Emerald City

 
Orbital Defense Cluster

 
Observatory Platform

 
Industrial Platform 1

 
Industrial Platform 2

 
Industrial Platform 3

 
Industrial Platform 4

 
Industrial Platform 5

 
Station group shot
 
 
Small Spires

 
Orbital Command Center

 
Medium Spire & Gun Platform

 
Station group shot

 
Fortress Platform

 
Medium Armed Stations

 
Small Armed Stations

 
Stairway to Heaven
 
 
Refueling Platforms

 
Large Spinner Station

 
Manufacturing Platform

 
Medium Spire City

 
Orbital Power Generator Array

 
Refinery Platform

 
Fortress Reynard

 
Science Platform

 
Armed Medium Station
 
 
Yet Another Starcity
 
 
Chemical Synthesis Platform
 
 
Fortress Barge