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


Sensor Picket
Another Starcity

Orbital Transfer Hub

Yet Another Starcity


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