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Alien spaceship (Neozylthy) from CIP Gamesimage © CIP Games
modified by Kadmon
sculpt © CIP Games
Neozylthy for Nebulosa from CIP Games

The Neozylthy is an alien spaceship designed for the Nebulosa boardgame by CIP Games. For the Alkony game I'm constantly on a lookout for strange creatures, and this one really looked like it could be used both in miniature games and in space battles.

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Neozylthy from CIP Games with a flying base Alien spaceship (Neozylthy) from CIP Games
Neozylthy from CIP Games with a flying base Neozylthy from CIP Games without the flying base

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Details - Neozylthy for Nebulosa from CIP Games

Miniature spaceship: Neozylthy

Set: Nebulosa boardgame

Range: Nebulosa (Futuristic)

Company: CIP Games

Material: PLA filament

Priming: Primer is necessary

Scale: unknown

Proportions: Possibly Realistic

Assembly: One-piece, Free, No cutting

Posing: Hard

Paintjob: Unpainted

Base: No base, but there is an embedded magnet to attach the miniature to flying base

Conceptual design: Lorenzo Cipriani

3D Sculptor: Lorenzo Cipriani

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Review - Neozylthy for Nebulosa from CIP Games

Description

It’s a one-piece PLA filament miniature. There is an embedded magnet in its bottom to attach the miniature to a flying base.

It's going to be part of the Nebulosa boardgame after its release. At the moment you can probably order it directly from its maker, CIP Games.

Alien spaceship (Neozylthy) from CIP Games
Neozylthy from CIP Games without the flying base

Scale & Size

I'm unsore of the scale of the miniature, and due to its alien nature there's no clear indication, so you can use it as a small fighter or a big carrier if you'd like to.

The Neozylthy is 37mm long, 15mm high and it has a 37mm wingspan.

Proportions

The proportions - compared to the game artwork - are realistic.

Details

The details are soft, everything is curved. The small ribs and irregularities are due to the production method (3D printing). I actually welcome this, as it gives a unique look to every miniature, and as it's supposed to be a living creature, it's fitting.

I've held two copies in my hand and I feel they were different, like one of them had been printed in higher resolution, although I'm not totally sure.

Material

It's made of PLA filament. The ones I have seen were yellow or orange, but I suppose it could be printed in several colours.

I didn't try to modify it yet, so I'm not sure how would it handle cutting or bending.

Priming

I used normal acrylic primer (Pentart Acrylic White Primer). If you'd like to get rid of the ribbed cover of the mini, liquid resin, filler or probably primer gesso could be helpful. If you don't have any of these, maybe acrylic glue/varnish, perhaps smearing some epoxy putty could work.

Paintjob

The miniature is unpainted, but I think it could be printed in several colours.

Assembly

One-piece, no sprue attached, no assembly needed.

Accessories

None.

Posing

Not easy, but possible. The fins could be cut to reposition or rearrange them, but then you'll have to carve them fit the body or use filler.

Base

The miniaturecomes with an embedded magnet in its bottom to attach the miniature to a flying base. I found this a good idea and a great addition, although it might be unnecessary if you'd just glue it on a base. (But then you can carve the magnet out, so you'll have a spare one.)

3D sculpting

The shape of the mini is nice. It's not a very detailed miniature, but as the nature of the manufacture causes irregularities during the process, I think it's a good choice.

3D sculptor

The miniature was designed by Lorenzo Cipriani. I like his work, and this model seems to fit into his Nebulosa range.

Pose

The pose is static but it's a spaceship, so it's ok. Although I can imagine somewhat more dynamic poses, changing the miniature would be a lot of work. The balance of the miniature looks good, but the tail is heavier.

Casting

In this case, it's "3D printing" instead of casting. The outcome has visible printer lines and there are irregularities on the miniature. In this particular case I think it's not a problem, I welcome it as a feature.

Painting

Painting it is quite straightforward, there are no tricky details.

Features

  • Looks living
  • Fins
  • Large eyes / cockpits

Recommendation

I like the Neozylthy, it looks cool enough to be used in several scales and settings. I'd like to know the retail price though before I can recommend it.

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Comparison photos - Neozylthy for Nebulosa from CIP Games

Neozylthy from CIP Games - 1:72 (20mm) comparison with Zvezda Greek Hoplite (left), and Zvezda Greek archer (right).
Neozylthy from CIP Games - 1:72 (20mm) comparison with Zvezda Greek Hoplite (left), and Zvezda Greek archer (right).

 

Neozylthy from CIP Games - 1:72 (20mm) comparison with Zvezda Greek Hoplite (left), and Zvezda Greek archer (right).
Neozylthy from CIP Games - 1:72 (20mm) comparison with Zvezda Greek Hoplite (left), and Zvezda Greek archer (right).

 

Neozylthy from CIP Games - 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) comparison with Renegade Miniatures orc (left) and Pigeon Guard Games Big T (right).
Neozylthy from CIP Games - 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) comparison with Renegade Miniatures orc (left) and Pigeon Guard Games Big T (right).

 

Neozylthy from CIP Games - 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) comparison with Renegade Miniatures orc (left) and Pigeon Guard Games Big T (right).
Neozylthy from CIP Games - 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) comparison with Renegade Miniatures orc (left) and Pigeon Guard Games Big T (right).

 

Neozylthy from CIP Games - 1:35 comparison with 40mm high shepherd and 54mm high soldier.
Neozylthy from CIP Games - 1:35 (54mm) comparison with 40mm high shepherd and 54mm high soldier.

 

Neozylthy from CIP Games - 1:35 comparison with 40mm high shepherd and 54mm high soldier.
Neozylthy from CIP Games - 1:35 (54mm) comparison with 40mm high shepherd and 54mm high soldier.

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Using the miniature - Neozylthy for Nebulosa from CIP Games

Possible uses

  • 1:72 scale: A giant flying beast.
  • 1:48 scale: A human sized flying beast.
  • 1:35 scale: A small flying beast.
  • Spaceship scale: A living spaceship.
  • Biological construct
  • Flying drone
  • Carrier

Uses for games

Uses on the website

  • None yet

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Resources - Neozylthy for Nebulosa from CIP Games

CIP Games: Neozylthy, the frozen ship: Preview article. Includes photos of the model (blue plastic). (2020.03.29: The article is offline.)

article on Archive.org

CIP Games: Neozylthy tactics: Tactics article. Includes photos of the model (yellow plastic). (2020.03.29: The article is offline.)

article on Archive.org

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Buying the miniature - Neozylthy for Nebulosa from CIP Games

Price

Company Set price (2015) Price / mini (2015)
CIP Games company

Nebulosa boardgame (Euro = GBP / USD)
The game is not yet publishes, so there is no set price yet

Euro = GBP / USD

Where can you buy it?

CIP Games eBay shop

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Possible substitutes - Neozylthy for Nebulosa from CIP Games

None yet

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Do you have the Neozylthy miniature spaceship for Nebulosa from CIP Games? How do you like it? Would you recommend them to others? Tell your opinion in the comments!

 

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