Black Sun Wars Starter Set Released


The first release for Black Sun Wars is the Human faction starter spaceship set.

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The set uses a modular building system, scalable printing and multiple colour variations for most of the models that allows you to create a near infinite amount of ship variations.

Why modular?
We specifically designed the sets to be modular so that you can truly have a unique fleet, no matter how many friends or gamers own the set, we can guarantee that no two builds will be the same. Its real simple to use, all the components are created from mostly basic shapes that can be assembled in any way you see fit. You can even mix and max different ships components, for example just out of the Battleship we were able to create one large frigate and a battleship and used some of the left over pieces to add weapons to the freighter set.

Not a kit basher or modular player?
No problem at all, each ship comes with full instructions on how to assemble it to resemble the original design. But trust us…. You will very soon be printing it out and modding it because its just sooo easy to totally get creative and unique with your builds.

Is there a Black Sun Wars gaming system?
Not yet, we will shortly launch a kickstarter campaign to help raise the funds we need to develop the Black Sun Wars system as well as 3 extra factions.

The Starter set contains:
1x Battlecruiser
2x Frigates
1x Freighter
1x assortment of fighters
1x Stand and assembly instructions

It does not look like a lot but due to the modular nature of ships there is thousands upon thousands of assembly, colour and size variations.

A weapon and utility pack will follow shortly with the weapon stat cards.

Why is the frigates centred and only one per page?
This allows you to scale the model using just your printer settings, this increases the modular components available to build new ships.

Suggested Paper Weights

  • Battlecruiser – 160gsm
  • Frigates – 120gsm
  • Freighter – 120 – 160gsm
  • Assortment of fighters – 80-90gsm
  • Stand and assembly instructions – 160gsm

Battlecruiser (length 20cm / 7.8 inches)

Frigate 1 (length 7cm / 2.7 inches)
Frigate 1

Freighter (Length 14cm / 5.5 inches)

Frigate 2 & Fighters (Frigate Length 8cm / 3.1 inches, Fighters Length 1.3cm / 0.5 inches)
Frigate 2 & Fighters

Alternative Builds for Battlecruiser & Frigates
ALternative builds for battlecruiser

Skill Level
Beginner — Intermediate — Advanced
1 / 2 / 3 — 4 / 5 / 6 / 7—- 8 / 9 / 10

Battlecruiser Skill levels
Cutting Level: 4+
Glueing Level: 4+
AssemblyLevel: 3+
Time: 2-3 hours

Frigates Skill Level (at 100% print size)
Cutting Level: 4+
Glueing Level: 5+
AssemblyLevel: 3+
Time: 1-2 hours

Freighter Skill Level
Cutting Level: 4+
Glueing Level: 4+
AssemblyLevel: 3+
Time: 1-2 hours

Fighters Skill Level
Cutting Level: 7+
Glueing Level: 6+
AssemblyLevel: 6+
Time: 1-2 hours

Stands / Supports Skill Level
Cutting Level: 3+
Glueing Level: 4+
AssemblyLevel: 2+
Time: 1-2 hours

…and last but not least a little fun video that shows the scale and size of the ships

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Which systems are compatible with with this starter set?



7 comments for “Black Sun Wars Starter Set Released

  1. Kaleb
    August 2, 2012 at 4:43 am

    “for example just out of the Battleship we were able to create one large frigate and a battleship and used some of the left over pieces to add weapons to the freighter set.”

    Is there a battleship, or did you mean battlecruiser?

    • Dragnoz
      August 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      Ah I meant the Battle Cruiser… battle ship is still in development.

  2. Temujin Morris
    August 5, 2012 at 4:45 am

    How do you alter the color scheme of the Freighter?

    • Dragnoz
      August 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      To view layers:
      1. Go to View (in the top navigation bar).
      2. Select Navigation Panels
      3. And then Layers.

      The Layers panel should now open up. CLick on the top layer to open up all of the layers.

      Now just select the layers You want to print…

  3. APC
    August 29, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    So, how does this all work? I pay for a download of all the components to make the ships, then i print them out as many times as i want?

    Also, would i need any special programme to add the colour schemes

    • Dragnoz
      August 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm

      yes thats correct, you receive a PDF that can be printed as many times as you want. You cut them out, add some glue and time… and voila ;-). You will need Adobe Acrobat 6 or higher to see and use the layers.

  4. November 14, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Nice work on these, I just picked them up last night and love those little fighters.

    Any plans to do an equivalent alien type fleet of modular bits and pieces?

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