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Title: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on September 30, 2013, 07:01:59 PM
For a while now I've been working on some ships, as you can see here (http://www.forum.specialist-arms.com/index.php?topic=5682.0). Apparently the lovely fellows over at Resin Addicts liked it so much that I got a few offers in to have them produce it, I also managed to get a possible 3d modelling commission out of it.

However, high quality 3d printing is expensive. Shapeways doesn't offer the quality I need for this project. This means I have to go elsewhere, which means the rates go up. In order to finance this I'm planning on making separate bits that could either be sold through Shapeways or whatever party wants to print/cast the models. I know companies such as Chapterhouse, MaxMini, Kromlech and so on are quite successful with their sales of bits which are compatible with other stuff in the market. The whole =I=munda craze has inspired me, and whilst I'm not that great a modeller/painter, I do want to offer my support in some way...

Here the first of many. It's still a WIP, more details need to be added to it. The blade is a separate part by the way.

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/circleblade02_zps110565d4.jpg)

Needs a few more details, such as an exhaust and some details on the front part and then it's good to go I think.

Next would be a few other close combat weapons/tools based on this 'hull'. The wheel removed and the round part on the front as well, and other stuff could be added, be it a drill, grabber, etc.

After these weapons will be shields and armour plates.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 01, 2013, 09:09:13 AM
In the meantime I've been adding more details to the buzz saw:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/circleblade03b_zpsbdf79e57.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/circleblade03b_zpsbdf79e57.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/circleblade03t_zps1aef1d27.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/circleblade03t_zps1aef1d27.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/circleblade03f_zps24e5fb6e.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/circleblade03f_zps24e5fb6e.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/circleblade03l_zps36f7f8bf.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/circleblade03l_zps36f7f8bf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 01, 2013, 03:49:08 PM
Small update on the teeth:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/circleblade04_zps00311586.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/circleblade04_zps00311586.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: radu lykan on October 01, 2013, 05:50:45 PM
didnt somebody make a working gun on a 3d printer? if you could make that work?............................  :)
seriously, nice design, would you consider printing at larger scales i.e. 54mm?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 01, 2013, 05:57:29 PM
Shouldn't be a problem. Making this model are 54mm scale is just a matter of resizing. :)

Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 01, 2013, 07:32:09 PM
I quickly put this together:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/StuddedPad11_zps4c2ec5af.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/StuddedPad11_zps4c2ec5af.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/StuddedPad12_zpsdb39d659.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/StuddedPad12_zpsdb39d659.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/StuddedPad13_zpsddf1547d.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/StuddedPad13_zpsddf1547d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 02, 2013, 06:27:22 PM
Spinning clockwise or counter-clockwise, there will be a lot of feedback/bouncing, when the weapon hits its target. So I decided to go for two blades that spin in opposite directions, see below.

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Counterrotationoptions_zpsbcdea5de.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Counterrotationoptions_zpsbcdea5de.jpg.html)

I've tried to make a double blade, and made four versions. At the moment I'm favouring C or D, thing is that it does make the weapon very wide, which will be a bit of a challenge to fix (counter weight, etc).

This is kinda where I need your feedback? Which of these four should I go for?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 08, 2013, 12:56:49 PM
Small update:

The first wheels (3cm diameter and 1.5cm diameter) are available on Shapeways: LINK (https://www.shapeways.com/shops/bitsblitz).

The entire device will be ready in the coming days. :)

@Radu: What are the dimensions of some of the 54mm scaled weapons?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 08, 2013, 05:31:47 PM
Look what else is ready... (https://www.shapeways.com/model/1400988/buzz-saw-complete-weapon.html)

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Complete1_zps5ddfb674.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Complete1_zps5ddfb674.jpg.html)

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Complete2_zps7fb5be45.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Complete2_zps7fb5be45.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Lex on October 09, 2013, 08:38:13 AM
Depending on actual size, that really could be worked into a nice Orcisch ship.......
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 09, 2013, 08:55:38 AM
The weapon is around 21mm long. :)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Lex on October 09, 2013, 09:00:17 AM
The weapon is around 21mm long. :)

so if you take of the grip and instead create a thruster cluster you would have a nice Orcisch ramship?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 09, 2013, 09:02:00 AM
I would say yes. Remove the grips, perhaps turn the model upside down so that the exhausts/chimneys on the side point upwards, and you've got a pretty cool basis for a Ram Ship.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Armand on October 09, 2013, 08:36:24 PM
Curse your great conversion ideas! Now if only they were available in sets of 4, or 8...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 09, 2013, 08:47:10 PM
Well, there's no real difference at the moment of ordering 1 or 4 separate. Production costs kinda limit on what I can offer.

However, I hope that in the longer run I'll find a caster, meaning production costs can really lower and then these sets will become a possibility. Until then I'd have to prove that these models are worth it. :)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Armand on October 09, 2013, 09:21:27 PM
Are you sure about that?

I'm pretty sure that there is a base setup cost for each model printed.... For example, printing a single one of my turrets would cost 5 euros, while if I make a single file with 25 turrets it costs less than 10 euros...

I think if you were to make a single stl file with 4 or 8 copies of the chainsaw, they would end up costing less than 5 euros each!

Not that I'm complaining, mind you, it's that this way you could add a little more markup for yourself and get lower prices, too!
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 09, 2013, 10:10:00 PM
Really? I'm gonna try that then!
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 09, 2013, 11:06:34 PM
And it totally works! Check it out (link in my sig).
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 10, 2013, 09:28:06 AM
Spiked Gauntlets:
(https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_1404641_1435506_1381389389.jpg)
Single pair: http://shpws.me/prlf
Five pairs: http://shpws.me/prml
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 10, 2013, 08:48:09 PM
Calyptra Fighters are ready!
(https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_1406231_1438961_1381433976.jpg)
(https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_1406231_1438886_1381432921.jpg)

You can get them here (http://shpws.me/prF7).
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Lex on October 10, 2013, 10:36:19 PM
might help to also give dimensions here ?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 10, 2013, 11:16:21 PM
THey're around 8x6mm each.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 24, 2013, 08:06:37 AM
I've tweaked the buzz saw weapon a bit to make it more print friendly.

(https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_1400988_1507893_1382597671.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 25, 2013, 04:30:00 PM
I started working on some swords, twenty different kinds, each with its own engravings in the blade.

Sadly enough the 3d printer can't handle the level of detail, so sadly enough the swords will have to be without the engravings. This means the swords will need some serious redesigning...

(http://i40.tinypic.com/28l4z6c.jpg)
(http://i39.tinypic.com/xgm846.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Stormwind on October 25, 2013, 05:25:49 PM
What size are the swords meant to be?  I would be highly amused if these were for Epic scale. ;-P
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 25, 2013, 05:27:33 PM
They're 40mm tall, meant to be carried by Space Marine champions, knights, and so on. So basically for your games of Space Hulk, Necromunda, Mordheim, =][=Munda, etc.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Islacrusez on October 26, 2013, 12:36:58 PM
What's the finest detail on there? Shapeways might not be able to do it, but I do believe there's at least two people that I know that can print down to 0.05mm or so...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: scuy on October 26, 2013, 06:00:49 PM
Who are these two people?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 27, 2013, 10:11:46 AM
I know this guy (http://www.micro-rp.com/) could pull it off. Thing is that if I am going through such a service, I want to have a caster/distributor ready to take care of the rest. I don't have the time, resources (and maybe even interest) to cast and sell these miniatures. I just want to design cool stuff, let the production be taken care of by those who are more qualified than me.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 28, 2013, 02:26:31 PM
Brontes Assault Boats (http://shpws.me/pBtI)

(https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_1447377_1525922_1382969999.jpg)

Named after an ancient deity for thunder, the Brontes Assault Boat has become somewhat of a rare sight amongst naval forces. With other types of assault boats becoming more standardized, the Brontes is currently only carried by the oldest of battleships. However, elite forces often still use the Brontes due to its additional armor.

Kit includes 40 Brontes Assault Boats, suitable for spaceship scaled games. Each model is 10mm long, 5.2mm wide and 2.8mm high.

Bases and stems not included.

Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 29, 2013, 01:01:43 PM
Aquila Hammers (http://shpws.me/pCbe)
(https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_1450073_1532596_1383050925.jpg)
Smaller than conventional war hammers, the Aquila Hammer can be used with one hand. For this reason it is quite common for warriors to wield two such hammers when fighting heretics, aliens and horrors much worse. Kit includes 5 Aquila Hammers, suitable for 28mm to 35mm scaled miniatures. Each hammer is around 13.4mm high and 14.4mm wide.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Islacrusez on October 29, 2013, 01:29:11 PM
Heh, cute!
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on November 28, 2013, 07:08:09 PM
As a tribute to by Gun_wun's amazing Ork fleet (http://www.forum.specialist-arms.com/index.php?topic=5230.0), I've quickly put together some Scrapfleet turret kits, which are now available on Bits Blitz:

Heavy Turrets:
(https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_1529724_1729373_1385665506.jpg)
Comes in a set of 10 turrets. Each one of them is 11.84mm x 7.08mm x 8.7mm. You can get them here (http://shpws.me/pVja).

Light Turrets:
(https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_1529709_1729371_1385665490.jpg)
Comes in a set of 10 turrets. Each one of them is 10.12mm x 5.86mm x 4.52mm. You can get them here (http://shpws.me/pViF).
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Islacrusez on November 29, 2013, 03:22:35 PM
Just a note, from the rough measurements I took when making my turrets, 5*5+5 is about the size of the Desolator's (Despoiler's? the once with all the lances) main lance cannons...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on December 01, 2013, 06:20:31 PM
The small turret would work then since it's about 5x5 with an additional 5 for the barrel. The larger turret might not really work. However...do you think those dimensions would be big enough for Epic?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on December 02, 2013, 05:13:18 PM
Updated the turrets a bit: http://shpws.me/pXPh

(https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_1538706_1751160_1386004105.jpg)
Each turret (including barrel) is 5.14mm x 2.54mm x 2.28mm.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on December 02, 2013, 06:47:02 PM
And more turrets: http://shpws.me/pXTB

(https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_1538819_1751956_1386009737.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Gun_wun on December 02, 2013, 06:49:57 PM
Hey Malika, the new design is better.  I find the problem with BFG is representing the massive scale.  Sometimes I think Iím doing ok, and other times I think I just am doing a good job of fooling myself! Although in my defense this is my first attempt at anything this small.  At any rate the new turrets still need something.  Can you get any lines on the roofs?  Perhaps the barrels could be smaller, shorter.  Even though you would gain some height perhaps a small round base for them to sit on.  I think you are closer than you have been with the prior Guns.  Now I did like the prior guns, and I think I could use some here and there, but again they would need to represent heaver weapon systems not turrets.  Here I was playing with one of them and this is what Iíd do to itÖÖÖ  Ummmmmmmmm perhaps 2 cooling cables if you could make it fit.  Da Boss thinks its a good idea.   

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h8/Gun-wun/gunmod1.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Gun_wun on December 02, 2013, 06:51:50 PM
Ohhhhhh, I like those new ones, making me want to shoot something!
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on December 02, 2013, 07:50:59 PM
Hey Malika, the new design is better.  I find the problem with BFG is representing the massive scale.  Sometimes I think Iím doing ok, and other times I think I just am doing a good job of fooling myself! Although in my defense this is my first attempt at anything this small.  At any rate the new turrets still need something.  Can you get any lines on the roofs?  Perhaps the barrels could be smaller, shorter.  Even though you would gain some height perhaps a small square base for them to sit on.  I think you are closer than you have been with the prior Guns.  Now I did like the prior guns, and I think I could use some here and there, but again they would need to represent heaver weapon systems not turrets.  Here I was playing with one of them and this is what Iíd do to itÖÖÖ  Ummmmmmmmm perhaps 2 cooling cables if you could make it fit.  Da Boss thinks its a good idea.   

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h8/Gun-wun/gunmod1.jpg)

Man, really digging what you're suggesting here. I've actually tried to do it. The only way to even make it slightly possible is if each of these turrets 2.5mm x 2.5mm. Haven't really been able to add a cooling cable to it since Sketchup is very annoying when it comes to more round shapes. Also, details that are like 0.1mm are almost impossible to print. If you still want to add certain tiny details to the models I'd suggest using a needle or something to cut them in there.

You can see the current version below. I need to tweak it slightly so it can be printed. I noticed the roof is giving a lot of troubles when converting the SketchUp file into an .STL file...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Gun_wun on December 02, 2013, 08:46:09 PM
I like the changes to the barrel!  The roof plates are too uniformed.  I think I'd loose them and as you said the individual "Mek Boy" can add them if and how they see fit.  Other wise you'd have to go in and carve them off and that would be a choir.  Yes, pips would be nice, but I understand.  Hopefully I can go in after and doctor them up if need be.  It's to bad you can't do a fire control visor piece.  I've never painted this small so I'm not sure what is possible and what is not.  I hope I'm not in for a huge let down when it comes time to throwing down color to the project.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on December 02, 2013, 08:54:18 PM
Final update, the Double Turrets (http://shpws.me/pXYl) are available again. The current dimensions, including barrel, are 5.06mm x 2.94mm x 3.6mm. I wonder how it will look like in real life. Details smaller than this will not be really visible, and will most likely disappear after a layer of paint.

Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Gun_wun on December 02, 2013, 09:55:16 PM
Nice, but I think I'd leave the top generic (no pipe, no plates)  Again this way you can add what you want.  If you use multiples on a ship you will then have to go and just cut the bits off as you don't want too much consistency on a Ork ship (in my opinion).  As a 1 shot piece it works really nice, but if I have lets say 10 of them, I'd need to do a lot of hacking.  It's easier to add than subtract.  Nice work Malika
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on December 03, 2013, 02:07:43 PM
Hmm, considering the scale we're talking here, making it multipart would be impossible. I mean, the roof is about 1mm high, just take a file or knife, do a single smooth move and the roof is gone.

However, I could also simply remove the whole roof in its entirely, just have a flat generic one, it does mean that you'd need to add them all individually. That would be a lot of sculpting/scratchbuilding.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Gun_wun on December 03, 2013, 04:48:59 PM
I like the roof, I just think the extra details on the roof should go (the pipe sticking up, and the extra plates on top of the roof).  Sorry, I did not mean to imply that you'd sell roof bitz, more that the person could use plastic card our what ever to make there own details if they wanted.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on December 03, 2013, 06:11:10 PM
Ah like so, that's not such a bad idea. So just keep the roof but without the exhaust and extra plates? Consider it done!

Expect an update either tonight or tomorrow. :)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on December 24, 2013, 03:32:45 PM
Monkeytroll over at DakkaDakka ordered and painted my Buzz Saw and Spiked Gauntlets (Frosted Ultra Detail):
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/567521_sm-buzzsaw_zps83d91726.png) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/567521_sm-buzzsaw_zps83d91726.png.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on December 30, 2013, 12:31:56 PM
In the meantime, I quickly doodled this together, as a distraction:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Bookshelves_zps93aafee9.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Bookshelves_zps93aafee9.jpg.html)

It needs a lot of tweaking, tried to put it on Shapeways, but it mentions there are all sorts of thin parts which need to be fixed. Above that, printing it is too expensive at the moment. Will probably try to make it multipart, so that you can add the shelves in yourself. That way I can hollow out the books.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Stormwind on December 30, 2013, 01:43:20 PM
Yeah I'm shocked at how expensive the shapeways projects people have are - kind of put a bust on my wanting to explore getting some BOFA type ruins printed.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on December 30, 2013, 05:54:43 PM
Yeah I'm shocked at how expensive the shapeways projects people have are - kind of put a bust on my wanting to explore getting some BOFA type ruins printed.

It's due to the printing costs. The stuff I have on Bits Blitz all have very little markup. Normally the retail price of a product is between 200% and 400% of the production costs. So if your item costs $10 to produce, then the markup would be between $10 and $30, the retail price then being somewhere between $20 and $40. However, my own markup is rather small, meaning that the difference between product costs and retail price is a couple of percents at most, the highest being around 10% or something, which means I'm hardly making any money on the products I've got on Bits Blitz.

I'm sticking with Shapeways to do my Bits Blitz for now. My ships (http://www.forum.specialist-arms.com/index.php?topic=5682.0) and corridors (http://www.forum.specialist-arms.com/index.php?topic=5997.0) will be done by another company though. Printing will be more expensive, but luckily those will be cast in resin or plastic then.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on January 03, 2014, 08:21:10 AM
Updated my BFG scaled Ork turrets (http://shpws.me/pXYl) a bit:

(https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_1529709_1914613_1388737024.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on February 04, 2014, 11:09:56 AM
Inspired by Philip Sibbering's pre Dark Age autoguns (http://www.philipsibbering.com/wh40k/images/12-p01_a-u-o-t_g-u-n-s.jpg) I've started working on some rifle designs which fit the universe/setting of my Legion ships.

It's as good as finished, just need to add/remove some of the details to make it all workable scale wise, which reminds me: what are the dimensions of boltguns and lasguns (both the GW Cadian ones and the more realistically scaled FW Elysians/Krieg rifles)?

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Pre-SupremacyAutorifle01_zps9f5ded33.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on February 04, 2014, 02:35:01 PM
Been tweaking the design some more. Wasn't too happy with the battery pack and the barrel. Looked around for some more inspiration and ended up with this:

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Pre-SupremacyAutorifle02_zpsfe5f6e65.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Pre-SupremacyAutorifle02_zpsfe5f6e65.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Pre-SupremacyAutorifle03_zps5a68915f.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Pre-SupremacyAutorifle03_zps5a68915f.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Pre-SupremacyAutorifle04_zps58fb2268.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Pre-SupremacyAutorifle04_zps58fb2268.jpg.html)

Legion produced Streaming Stun Gun rifle, based on a pre-Supremacy autogun. In the early days following the Psidemic those who survived the catastrophe had lost most of their technology when the machines left. Because of this they were forced to use ancient technologies from the days before the machines produced everything. This rifle (needs a name!) is one of the early Legion patents. It's basically a pre-machine autogun with its internal workings based on the Streaming Stun Gun. These were used in the early days during the conquest of Gaia because they were cheap to produce and easy to maintain.

Whilst Legion technology has advanced in the following years, this rifle is still produced. Due to its low costs it has spread throughout the Conglomerate, be it in the hands of private bodyguards, criminals or locals in need of a defensive weapon.

Its major downside is the rifle's lack to generate a total conversion field. Most contemporary Legion technology has this capability, meaning that energy weapons do not have to be recharged since they change themselves automatically. Because of this the rifle needs a battery pack that has to be replaced whenever it runs empty. For the Legion this is very profitable since they are the only suppliers and are the only ones capable of disposing these batteries in a clean and efficient way.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on February 10, 2014, 09:52:27 PM
In the meantime I've shrunk the gun to 75% of its original size, making it 18mm long, it looks a lot better on a 32mm scale miniature:

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Floorplan50-009scale_zps1a02f1d1.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Floorplan50-009scale_zps1a02f1d1.jpg.html)

Note that the human figures I've used here aren't mine, I borrowed one from here (http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=1fe3f06a20c1b767ca43dd7ca84a856d&prevstart=0) just to get the proportions right.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on February 16, 2014, 02:47:02 PM
Got a bit sidetracked...

Instead of learning Blender so I can design some humanoid models, I found MakeHuman (http://www.makehuman.org/). Another great open source program which enables me to easily make the human form. Now of course I'm still running into the problem of giving this human armour, but for now it allows me to make human heads with different features. Also...it allows me to add bionics on them!

But first I've got to decapitate a human and import him to SketchUp:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Humanhead_zpsd340acdb.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Humanhead_zpsd340acdb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Stormwind on February 16, 2014, 04:50:36 PM
Ooh, the start of a bigger... or smaller project? =-P
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on February 17, 2014, 08:20:15 AM
Smaller, it's just some separate bits for now.

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Heads1_zpsad34bb79.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Heads1_zpsad34bb79.jpg.html)

The main challenge now is to smoothen the heads so they won't look so...well...blocky. Don't really know how to do that with SketchUp though. Might be forced to actually learn Blender!
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on February 19, 2014, 08:49:23 PM
Got a little bit distracted whilst figuring out how to fix the connector parts of this terrain so they could be castable...

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Keepingmyselfmotivated_zps3c2ed738.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Keepingmyselfmotivated_zps3c2ed738.jpg.html)

Didn't make these human models myself. Credit goes to Mida (http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/search?uq=1200574521685682513251547&scoring=m) for making these amazing Half Life models. Even though I did colour one grey to match the base, can you see him running?

I really need to learn how to make these human characters myself. That way I could really make my own actual artwork or comic styled stuff. Been wanting to write something along the lines of a graphic novel or illustrated fiction, but never found an artist willing to work for free (duh!). So I should just try to do it myself!

Lets see where this will take me...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 03, 2014, 03:28:41 PM
Ok, so I started working on an epic scale tank...

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Tank20-001_zpsc9d6f0e8.png) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Tank20-001_zpsc9d6f0e8.png.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Tank20-002_zpsba333044.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Tank20-002_zpsba333044.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Tank20-003_zps1ef206b1.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Tank20-003_zps1ef206b1.jpg.html)

I imagine this to be some sort of APC, still need to put some weapons on there, was thinking of a turret on the front of the tank, probably something to blast (heavy) infantry and (light) armor with.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 03, 2014, 07:59:13 PM
Hmm, ended up putting the turret on the back, makes more sense since it can turn 360 degrees.

(http://i59.tinypic.com/23jptsg.jpg)

For the more perceptive ones amongst us, I started working on something heavier as well...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 04, 2014, 11:23:30 AM
Tweaked the tank some more.

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Tank20-007a_zpsb311f216.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Tank20-007a_zpsb311f216.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Tank20-007b_zps9016281a.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Tank20-007b_zps9016281a.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Tank20-007c_zps08ecbf59.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Tank20-007c_zps08ecbf59.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Tank20-007d_zps6594a8ff.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Tank20-007d_zps6594a8ff.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Tank20-007e_zps8e149e9f.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Tank20-007e_zps8e149e9f.jpg.html)

The turret needs some more detailing, as does the front. Then I can play with the big tank! :D
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 05, 2014, 10:56:54 PM
It's a rather chunky 6mm tank. One thing that always bugged me about the Rhino tank in 40k was that it never really looked as if it could fit 10 power armored giants in its hull...

Here two more shots:

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Tank20-011_zps5228ba51.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Tank20-011_zps5228ba51.jpg.html)
Next to a 6mm human and in front of my building designs. Note that the dozer blade is still a very early WIP.

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Tank20-012_zps098eeba2.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Tank20-012_zps098eeba2.jpg.html)
I also modified the turret somewhat, allowing gun elevation of depression on each gun individually. Not sure if it's fully realistic, rule of cool I guess.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 07, 2014, 08:47:43 AM
Here's another update on the tank. Big 'change' is that I shrunk the whole tank a bit to make it more 'realistically' scaled compared to a human human. I also tweaked the turrets a bit so they would be castable in 6mm scale. Some of the detailing on the barrel would be too small and frail to work.
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Tank20-013a_zpscec47040.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Tank20-013a_zpscec47040.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Tank20-014_zpsfa232660.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Tank20-014_zpsfa232660.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Gun_wun on March 07, 2014, 05:18:29 PM
Nice......................
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 10, 2014, 10:35:16 PM
A little failed experiment...

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/SickleFighter_zpsc7023749.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/SickleFighter_zpsc7023749.jpg.html)

Reason it failed is that I can't get the model to be water tight. In order to 3d print models, there shouldn't be any holes in them. But since SketchUp isn't really made for this kinda thing, it messes up the geometry. So when I try to ensure everything is water tight, it totally messes up the model, basically removing most of the hull. I guess I'll leave this one for what it is, for now at least...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 07, 2014, 08:45:44 AM
I updated the turrets, and they're now available in a kit of 50. LINK (http://shpws.me/rQZb).
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 14, 2014, 06:01:19 AM
Something a bit more Necromunda oriented...


(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Vendingmachine20-002front_zps86434197.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Vendingmachine20-002front_zps86434197.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Vendingmachine20-002side_zpsb3357130.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Vendingmachine20-002side_zpsb3357130.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Vendingmachine20-002scale_zpsfeb1ba35.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Vendingmachine20-002scale_zpsfeb1ba35.jpg.html)

The Combine figure isn't done by me, but can be found here (https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model.html?id=d30eba402f18b85613a949ac0b7287fd).

So at the moment the vending machine is 31mm tall, and whilst I thought that to be a suitable size (since in real life these things are about 1.8 to 2 meters) the machine feels a bit small next to a 28mm (from bottom of feet to eyes) scaled figure. Thinking of increasing the size of the machine a bit.

To shed a little bit of light on them, I was imagining these machines to sort of be akin to treasure chests or mystery crates in video games, allowing units/characters to get extra power ups from them, be it 'health', ammo, power cells, etc.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Blindhorizon on April 14, 2014, 09:30:31 AM
Here's another update on the tank. Big 'change' is that I shrunk the whole tank a bit to make it more 'realistically' scaled compared to a human human. I also tweaked the turrets a bit so they would be castable in 6mm scale. Some of the detailing on the barrel would be too small and frail to work.
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Tank20-013a_zpscec47040.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Tank20-013a_zpscec47040.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Tank20-014_zpsfa232660.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Tank20-014_zpsfa232660.jpg.html)

I'm not gonna lie i'm not a huge fan of the twin barrelled turret, can you make a single barrel turret to fit on it?

That necromunda vending machine looks pretty cool man.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 14, 2014, 10:30:59 AM
Hmm, will look into the tank at a later date. I think there's a lot of room for improvement.

In the meantime I'm gonna be designing some more grimdark like stuff. But see it more as a 'homage' to the old Necromunda aesthetic rather than the current GW Imperial designs. So more grimdark cyberpunk with gothic (architecture) elements rather than wondering what other part of the model I could cover in skulls (despite the vending machine having three big skulls on it)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 15, 2014, 08:17:59 AM
Almost done...

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Vendingmachine20-004front_zps20538f8d.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Vendingmachine20-004front_zps20538f8d.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Vendingmachine20-004back_zps51aaff42.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Vendingmachine20-004back_zps51aaff42.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Vendingmachine20-004side_zpsddf4f6cd.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Vendingmachine20-004side_zpsddf4f6cd.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Vendingmachine20-004iso_zpse85321d1.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Vendingmachine20-004iso_zpse85321d1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 19, 2014, 02:35:19 PM
Got distracted by some buzz weapons...

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/buzz001a_zpsc4c670da.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/buzz001a_zpsc4c670da.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/buzz001b_zps171663f7.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/buzz001b_zps171663f7.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/buzz001c_zps428ab8a6.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/buzz001c_zps428ab8a6.jpg.html)

Sort of meant as two handed power tools, but I imagined it mostly being converted into a single hand weapon, the back handle/trigger would be cut off, the weapon slung underneath the lowerarm, kinda like these (http://spikyratpack.blogspot.nl/2014/04/more-arco-evisorators.html) by Kari Hernesniemi from Spiky Rat Pack.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 23, 2014, 02:15:11 PM
Started working on a 'smaller' weapon. It's basically a bionic chainsaw. This bit basically replaces the users hand and about half of the lower arm:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/buzz002a_zpsb2a04604.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/buzz002a_zpsb2a04604.jpg.html)

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/buzz002b_zpsb0b49e74.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/buzz002b_zpsb0b49e74.jpg.html)
This is yet another nasty tool. I guess normally some sort of clawing device used for whatever industrial or agricultural role. Still needs a lot of work.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Islacrusez on April 23, 2014, 04:32:44 PM
Could be related to the jaws of life, so not necessarily a nasty tool at all ;)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 25, 2014, 04:32:03 PM
Be afraid...be very afraid...

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Terramorphhound01-001_zps10323227.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Terramorphhound01-001_zps10323227.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 28, 2014, 09:37:59 PM
Little by little I'm getting there:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Terramorphhound01-002_zps50ec75a0.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Terramorphhound01-002_zps50ec75a0.jpg.html)

Slowly started working on the body, it still needs a lot of work, even this little part of the body will have all sorts of details such as tubings/wires/etc running through it. Tried to do it yesterday, but everything went wrong, had a bad day I guess. I'll try to continue on this during the week.

I've been rather worried about undercuts, however...it makes me wonder how cavalry models and such are normally done. I mean, it seems Ed from Troll Forged Miniatures has cast his hound (https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1.0-9/1385778_585153804854287_1688117363_n.jpg) as a single piece model, so on theory this shouldn't be possible. I already posted a comment on Ed's Facebook regarding this, so hopefully he'll be able to give me some other insights on this.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on July 18, 2014, 03:00:41 PM
Been a bit drained from the ships, as in that I need to get my mojo again. In the meantime I delved back into the 28mm scaled universe. First up the vending machine, which will be test printed in the coming days! :D

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Vendingmachine30-001a_zpsd04bef60.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Vendingmachine30-001a_zpsd04bef60.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Vendingmachine30-001b_zps4af69b65.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Vendingmachine30-001b_zps4af69b65.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Vendingmachine30-001c_zpsa8a62df1.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Vendingmachine30-001c_zpsa8a62df1.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Vendingmachine30-001d_zpsf4606b96.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Vendingmachine30-001d_zpsf4606b96.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Vendingmachine30-001e_zps76c1246b.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Vendingmachine30-001e_zps76c1246b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on July 21, 2014, 08:00:11 PM
The 28mm madness continues. Besides the vending machine I've been wanting to make some more post-apocalyptic scifi/fantasy terrain.

Barricades!
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Barrier20-001_zps33e8af13.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Barrier20-001_zps33e8af13.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on July 24, 2014, 08:51:20 PM
Hmm, maybe a bit of a far fetched idea, but what if I stick to having the barricades 'clean', so no spikes, fences, pipes, bits etc. But then have like 'goodie bags' filled with spikes, plates, etc. to make them more post-apocalyptic if wanted. I'd imagine such a goodie bag could also be used for other stuff like buildings, vehicles, armour on models, etc.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on July 30, 2014, 09:14:28 AM
Finally got back at this little thing...

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Robotichound01-007a_zps9bda92e4.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Robotichound01-007a_zps9bda92e4.jpg.html)
And yes, there's a new member to the family...

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Robotichound01-007b_zpsdbf6fd72.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Robotichound01-007b_zpsdbf6fd72.jpg.html)
I guess it's some sort of sniffer/hunter creature, shooting it's prey, after which the rest of the pack will tear it to shreds.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on July 31, 2014, 10:06:28 AM
What's this? A complete pack of robotic murder hounds?

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Robotichound01-008a_zps08224963.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Robotichound01-008a_zps08224963.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Robotichound01-008b_zps27479a90.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Robotichound01-008b_zps27479a90.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 01, 2014, 02:08:27 PM
Little update:

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Robotichound01-009e_zps0f0c053f.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Robotichound01-009e_zps0f0c053f.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Robotichound01-009a_zpsa9958156.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Robotichound01-009a_zpsa9958156.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Robotichound01-009b_zps888ccabf.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Robotichound01-009b_zps888ccabf.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Robotichound01-009c_zpsac12498f.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Robotichound01-009c_zpsac12498f.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Robotichound01-009d_zps9c3ff722.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Robotichound01-009d_zps9c3ff722.jpg.html)

One thing you might all notice is that I've started working on the tails. Note that all have the exact same tail in the exact same position. This will of course change, but I needed to get the general shape of it right.

I've also been adding some more detailing on the heads to individualize them a bit more. But more on that later.

Another thing I've been playing a bit with is angling the legs slightly on the x-axis, but it isn't that visible yet since the legs are still just the outline rather than the actual model.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Geep on August 02, 2014, 03:36:14 AM
I like the robo-dogs idea. I prefer the saw-mouthed ones myself. I also really like the vending machine- it's a great idea for adding an actually 'lived in' touch to a battlefield.
Have you decided on how much you'll be selling these for?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 03, 2014, 04:09:32 PM
I have no idea yet for how much I'd sell them. It'll all depend on production costs I think. What I noticed when printing stuff on Shapeways is that it quickly becomes rather expensive since 3d printing hasn't reached the level of industrial production yet. What this means is that in order to keep a product affordable I hardly add any mark-up to the price, at most 20% or so, which is kinda insane considering that the retail norm often tends to be around 300%-400% (need to pay all sorts of costs when selling products).

This all means I'd need to print a prototype and then cast it myself if I want it to be a fair price. Since I don't have the resources to do that myself, I'd need to work with external partners. But this is how many model makers seem to work, so it's not that big a deal. Just need to figure out what my options are.

In the meantime Fireangel over at Ammobunker has been so kind to me to do some test prints of my barricades, and took some pictures of them. So far the basic design looks pretty sweet I must say. I need to hold them in my own hands to make a better judgement though, so we shall see! :)

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/IMG_0078_zpsbd403a42.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/IMG_0078_zpsbd403a42.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/IMG_0080_zps86757260.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/IMG_0080_zps86757260.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: marell le fou on August 03, 2014, 09:57:27 PM
Nice ones ! Any hope of customizing them with turrets, bunkers, etc ?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 03, 2014, 10:09:18 PM
I could design some turrets and bunkers and such, need to find the right motivation. I've been wanting to do some houses and such, and finish on those hounds...

In the meantime, those of you who have been following my ship design stuff might recognize this...
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Container10-001_zpsa53d0234.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Container10-001_zpsa53d0234.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Geep on August 04, 2014, 04:11:44 AM
Is there any reason you can't cut costs/increase profits by simply doing one 3D print and then make casts from that?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 04, 2014, 07:36:15 AM
Of course, that is the plan as I mentioned previously. However, there are also costs involved with that, albeit much lower than printing each model individually.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 04, 2014, 02:53:40 PM
Look up! Something nasty is coming to get you from above...
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Skyray10001_zpsf69bdcff.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Skyray10001_zpsf69bdcff.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Lex on August 04, 2014, 03:06:58 PM
The tails are more like arials on the back of a motorcyle?!

could you place them more in line with what would be the backbone ?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 04, 2014, 03:24:35 PM
The tails are more like arials on the back of a motorcyle?!

could you place them more in line with what would be the backbone ?

Do you mean for the hounds or the flyers? I know the hounds' tails will need some modification, including moving them more to the back, rather than just on top of the back.

For the flyers the tail should be more like that of a stingray, meaning I need to adjust the way the tail is connected to the body, but also the design of the body itself.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Lex on August 04, 2014, 03:47:10 PM
I meant the houds
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 06, 2014, 02:23:37 PM
Little update on the Skyrays (working title):
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Skyray10002a_zpsa4e498f3.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Skyray10002a_zpsa4e498f3.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Skyray10002b_zpscff3f520.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Skyray10002b_zpscff3f520.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Skyray10002_zpsa979bb10.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Skyray10002_zpsa979bb10.jpg.html)

The main design is ready, now it's basically detailing and fixing some stuff here and there.

I kinda noticed I'm working in packs of 5 when designing these robotic creatures, if you'd then cut up the models the variations could be endless. I would love to do some robotic trees, but also larger creatures and even weirder stuff like robotic ghouls/zombies (basically undead humans with robotic insides), but for that I'd need to improve my digital sculpting skills a bit. Well...I did get Sculptris, so maybe I'll figure it out eventually...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 08, 2014, 01:06:49 PM
The madness must go on...

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Robotichound01-010a_zps95d9633a.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Robotichound01-010a_zps95d9633a.jpg.html)
I've been continuing on the hounds. First of all by putting them on 40mm round bases to get an idea how they'd be like when printed. Furthermore I've moved their tails a bit more to the back rather than being on top of the back. Another thing I did was that I increased the size of their frontal bodies a bit to make them chunkier looking. The previous version ended up looking a bit as if they had way larger butts than front. I might have to adjust the back of the body a bit too to further reinforce this.

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Robotichound01-010b_zps8787d3fe.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Robotichound01-010b_zps8787d3fe.jpg.html)
I changed the pose of one of the hounds (http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Robotichound01-009c_zpsac12498f.jpg). He felt a bit too static to me in its previous incarnation, and since (a) we've already got one in a static pose (firing its nasty mouth weapon (http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Robotichound01-009d_zps9c3ff722.jpg)) and (b) these are supposed to be really menacing mechanic creatures from nightmares, I felt the pose needed a change, something more intimidating.

I'll be working on theirs legs in the coming days/weeks. :D

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Skyray10003a_zpsf9d3fb3f.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Skyray10003a_zpsf9d3fb3f.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Skyray10003b_zps8dd7ccde.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Skyray10003b_zps8dd7ccde.jpg.html)
The skyrays have also been touched up a bit, I've beefed up their bodies a bit to make the tail look slimmer. I think one of them with the round blades (one with the energy weapon on the left) will probably have those round blades replaced for the more chainsword tip kind like the other ones, furthermore the double barrels of the autogun like weapons will also be pushed in a bit deeper into the hull, making them stick out less.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Geep on August 08, 2014, 01:23:47 PM
It's hard to see the hound tail change, but I like the idea.
I prefer the round blades on the sky rays.

That woman has guts to be casually staring down a robo-dog like that.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 08, 2014, 01:30:16 PM
The round blades are cool, that's not so much the problem. What's bugging me is that they make the gun barrels (be it the energy weapon or autoguns) stick out way too much for my tastes, thereby kinda losing the whole manta/ray feel these creatures supposed to have.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Geep on August 08, 2014, 03:05:53 PM
That's a fair point. In my experience rays are also a lot thinner in the tail. I know this is restricted by moulding requirements, so maybe make the bodies extra wide?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 11, 2014, 07:55:16 AM
I think making the tail one or two segments longer will change a lot. As for making the bodies wider, I haven't considered it yet, but I might experiment a bit with that!

In the meantime I've been working on some terrain again...
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Building10-001b_zpsa7cf75fe.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Building10-001b_zpsa7cf75fe.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Building10-001a_zps272fd193.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Building10-001a_zps272fd193.jpg.html)

In theory it could be a modular kit, I mean, it consists of many small parts such as the wall panels, corner pieces, floors, etc. If I were to design some other buildings, the parts would be fully compatible. The challenge with this however is to make it all affordable, especially since it doesn't have the awesome level of detail like lets say the fantasy kits by Tabletop World.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 13, 2014, 08:33:10 AM
A little update!

First off, containers!

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/13/638306_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/638306-.html)
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/13/638307_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/638307-.html)
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/13/638309_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/638309-.html)
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/13/638308_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/638308-.html)
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/13/638310_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/638310-.html)
In the past these containers would carry all sorts of goods, from local foodstuffs, building materials or even lifestocks to exotic off-world products. After the cataclysm this all came to a stop; there is no more off-world shipping and trade between the castle cities is almost nonexistent. Many of these containers have been abandoned, or have been converted for other purposes, be it makeshift fortifications or even impromptu homes.

At the moment this container is a solid model of 42mm x 42mm x 78.5mm. In other words: quite a chunky beast. I am very tempted to hollow it out and make the door removable. It would then also mean I'd be forced to do some internal detailing, which might be pretty cool.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/13/638311_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/638311-.html)
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/13/638312_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/638312-.html)
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/13/638313_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/638313-.html)
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/13/638314_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/638314-.html)
"There's no such thing as too many bolts, boys!", Yeshik yelled at the others as they were in a hurry to put everything together. And he was right, the structure couldn't be strong enough. It had to withstand the elements, mighty storms that could tear a man to shreds. But the building also had to be strong enough to hold off the creatures that stalked the wastelands...

As you can see I've been adding some more detailing to the building, a rivet or two! There's one major problem I'm running into at the moment: this building consists of 60 parts in total, this includes outer walls, beams on the corners, floors (also inside, not on the groundfloor though), ladders (still need to be made), balcony walls, etc.

Personally I think it's a bit too many parts, production costs would simply skyrocket if I would want to actually print and cast it.

I've been looking at Mantic's (http://www.manticgames.com/mantic-shop/battlezones.html) stuff, it seems rather affordable and a lot more standardized. One thing that really bugs me about Mantic's stuff is - even though the quality looks great - that it looks rather flimsy to me. I guess I'm more influenced by the 2nd edition era and Necromunda bulkheads, big sturdy stuff!  And then I'm looking at the Dust Tactics: Warzone Tenement (http://'http://store.fantasyflightgames.com/productdetails.cfm?SKU=DT040'), which looks very impressive and is quite affordable as well. So it is possible to make something partly modular and affordable without becoming an overly standardized and almost flimsy thing like Mantic's kits.

I guess the challenge now lies in reducing the number of parts, any suggestions?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 15, 2014, 01:56:05 PM
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/15/638895_sm-Terrain.jpg) (http://'http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/638895-Terrain.html')
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/15/638896_sm-.jpg) (http://'http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/638896-.html')
Been tweaking the building design a bit. The most noticeable are probably the new railings. Furthermore I've fused some of the parts together (walls with corners), meaning that this building now consists of around 36 parts (this includes separate doors), rather than 60 something.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/15/638897_sm-.jpg) (http://'http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/638897-.html')
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/15/638898_sm-.jpg) (http://'http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/638898-.html')
Also started working on a second building, very much in the same style as the previous building, only with some of the wall components being slightly different. You can't really see it since the aesthetic design is identical, I guess I'd need to have some pics of the separate components. It consists of 27 parts (including a separate door).

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/15/638899_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/638899-.html)
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/15/638900_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/638900-.html)
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/15/638901_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/638901-.html)
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/15/638902_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/638902-.html)
I've also continued working on these buggers. As you can see the tails have been modified a bit to be even nastier. The bodies have also been given some extra detailing, including tons of rivets. The details need to be tweaked here and there before they're considered ready.

I've been pondering a little bit about gaming in this setting. Not fully sure if I'd totally want to reinvent the wheel and come up with my own rules, or let players simply use their own game systems (modified versions of Necromunda or Mordheim - the whole Inq28 craze - come to mind here). Another option would be that it could be playable using Warspike (http://'http://www.warspike.com/index.shtml'), but since that's still very much a WIP, with nothing really set yet, it might be tricky. More musings on that here (http://'http://trollsforge.proboards.com/board/36/warspike'). However, I'm very much pro the idea of a narrative set up, maybe even with a GM in there. Well NPC's are probably a must since those mechanical creatures can't really be tamed, they are more like robotic wildlife!

This world being  wrecked by some great disaster, the hive-like cities reduced to nothing more than sort of post-apocalyptic castles, I imagined the early 'factions' to be simply warbands who leave the castle, either to explore, conquer land, go on quests, etc. The player gets a budget to create the warband, which then expands further down the same (similar to Necromunda, GorkaMorka, etc). I just like the idea of players being able to go very crazy with this. From warbands consisting of just a single uber-powerful warrior (maybe with squires/servants around him/her) to more 'professional' units and so on. NPC's would play a rather big role in this thing as well, so often it isn't just warbands fighting against one another, but in many cases it's them working together to finish the campaign (how very D&D!) with the GM controlling the robotic wildlife, techno undead, surface dwelling villagers, off-world agents, etc.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 15, 2014, 09:51:18 PM
I thought it might also be nice to give you guys an 'inside' look at the buildings:
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/15/639078_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/639078-.html)
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/15/639079_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/639079-.html)

As you can see, the insides are also detailed. All that needs to be done now is to add some detailing to the ceilings, and then the model is as good as done. Well, I'd need to check if the whole thing is water tight and all that, but that's something one has to do with every model anyways!

In the meantime I've started on something new...
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/15/639080_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/639080-.html)
It's still at its very early stages of infancy, just recycling some models I've had lying around. You might recognize the buzz wheel, the tentacles are new. Right now only the basic shape is done, all the details will need to be filled in now. So lots of rivets, tubings, spikes, etc. will need to be added to both the wheel itself as to the tentacles. The endings of the tentacles will also need something nastier, maybe large spikes or something.

Sadly enough, this is also where it's becoming rather problematic. The tentacles consist of lots of components, which - all put together - make SketchUp run REALLY (understatement) slow. It's like I'm operating the desktop computer I used to have when I was still living at my parents place over a decade ago. So I need to figure something out for this, or otherwise totally redo the tentacles. I have been tempted to just take the tail of the hounds/skyrays and just beef them up a bit. Need to ponder a bit about it, especially since I did put in some time to make the tentacles you see in the pic above...

To give you an idea what kind of creature this is going to be, it's basically a lone-wolf kinda unit, riding around the wastelands, hunting for humans. If it doesn't crush its prey with its wheel, the tentacles will take are of it. The creature also uses the tentacles to grab onto walls and such to climb on them or catapult itself across larger distances. I still need to have some sort of intimidating sounding name for this creature. At the moment the design has been saved under the name "Squidwheel 1.0". Hmm...Squidy?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 16, 2014, 11:42:45 AM
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/16/639152_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/639152-.html)
For the more perceptive ones, I've 'recycled' ('upcycled' might be a better word in this case) the tail design I've used on the Skyrays and Hounds. The main reason was that the previous version of the tentacles were just unworkable since my computer couldn't handle it.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/16/639150_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/639150-.html)
However, it would have been a bit lazy if I simply used a magnified version of the tail and didn't modify it in some way. As you can see, I've been adding some rivets on the now-tentacles as well; this kinda detailing would be impossible on the tails since they're 50% smaller).

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/16/639149_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/639149-.html)
Also the spikes themselves at the end of the tentacle have been modified: longer and sharper, but also with some detailing. I'm still a bit curious is these would be printable since the printer might see it as too thin. I'll try to throw it in Shapeways as soon as possible just to see what their checking-system says (don't have the budget yet to do test-prints).

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/16/639151_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/639151-.html)
I just noticed a slight mistake on my part. The human model is a bit bigger than it's supposed to be - 33mm instead of 30mm. The reason why I picked 30mm instead of 28mm is twofold: (a) 28mm scale models tend to be 28mm from the bottom of a model's feet to its eyes; (b) there has been an upscale creep throughout the years, meaning "28mm scaled" models are often around 30mm or even 32mm tall. Just put your old Imperial Guard or Space Marine models next to the contemporary ones to see what I mean. ;)

The 'Squidwheel' (still don't have a better name for it yet) is about 60mm tall and stands on a 40mm round base. One challenge point is that the buzz wheel isn't the most stable of objects to be put on a base like that. So the plan is to design a base-surface for this one, which will probably be the ruined remains of a surface dweller's home or something.

However, this is where I need your help. Since I don't have my old bits box anymore, what are the exact dimensions of a round base? So ok, 40mm diameter on the bottom. But the top diameter is slightly smaller, how much smaller? And how tall is a standard base? Up until now I've been using 5mm for that, but I've got a feeling it's a bit less. Help?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 16, 2014, 04:33:09 PM
Ok, another update!

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/16/639226_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/639226-.html)
First of all, I've decided to put the fellow on a larger base (65mm). A 40mm round base was just a bit too small. Not only balance wise, but also since this machine just needs a bit more space around it.

Furthermore I've cleaned up the tentacles a bit for easier casting, but they also look better this way (at least in my humble opinion).
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 17, 2014, 09:10:39 AM
I felt like doing these quick shots just to give you an idea of scale. Clicking on the pictures will take you to the Dakka gallery where you can zoom in a bit on them.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/17/639424_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/639424-.html)
You might not notice it, but I've increased the size of the skyrays with about 50%. Whilst this does mean I'd have to revisit some of the details, the model's size does seem to make more sense to me now, especially when compared to the other models.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/17/639425_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/639425-.html)
The hound looks a bit weird from this angle, too static almost. I need to look at some more wolf/hound models to see if those have a similar problem when taken from an angle like this.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/17/639422_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/639422-.html)
Little by little the squidwheel (why am I thinking of giving it some cliched name like 'Dominator' or something?) is getting there. It'll still need more detailing, and I would like to also add some vents or something along those lines...

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/17/639423_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/639423-.html)
SketchUp's human scale model is a flat picture, and whilst it'll turn automatically when you turn the 'camera' around, it doesn't really do that when you're doing a top view with parallel projection. Thus the silly looking line on that 25mm round base...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 18, 2014, 12:19:22 AM
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/17/639714_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/639714-.html)
Ok, felt like playing with the styles over at SketchUp, which allows me to make the stuff look more like artwork. Man, I need to learn Photoshop and Illustrator!

However, in the meantime I did a little bit of work on the Squidwheel:
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/17/639712_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/639712-.html)

Also, did you notice the base the human is standing on? I couldn't resist and made a bunch of 25mm and 40mm round bases!
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/17/639713_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/639713-.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 22, 2014, 04:38:06 PM
I've finished up the first batch of bases:
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/8/22/641069_sm-.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/641069-.html)
The top three ones are 65mm, the ten middle ones are 40mm and the bottom fourteen are 25mm. I could of course make many more variations with also more stuff sticking out and such, maybe even cavalry bases, 30mm and 50mm ones and even bigger stuff for titans, but doubt it would be that relevant. 25mm works for normal infantry, 40mm for larger models and 65mm for chunkier stuff.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on December 08, 2014, 09:05:31 PM
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Tower10-007_zpsf46a5499.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Tower10-007_zpsf46a5499.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Tower10-008_zpsb952b394.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Tower10-008_zpsb952b394.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Tower10-009_zpsfe8fa4e1.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Tower10-009_zpsfe8fa4e1.jpg.html)

Not sure yet what I wanna do with this. It's basically me trying to build a tower, but the scale is still a bit of a mystery. At first I imagined it to be a complete city, the model is about 15cm tall, so it would have been perfect for BFG scaled stuff. However, since it's standing on a planet's surface, it might not be that interesting for such games. I could keep the model the same and count it as an Epic scaled thing, which in itself could be interesting. Or keep it at the 28mm scale, and have it be some sort of broadcast tower.

Or maybe forget about the whole model and approach it as an artwork piece...

Options, options, options!
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Geep on December 10, 2014, 06:55:14 AM
It's definitely an interesting thing, but 'what is it?' does spring to mind quite quickly.
Title: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Ole on December 10, 2014, 07:42:48 AM
Great it remines my of a heaven class spire
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 19, 2015, 03:35:49 PM
Started working on something more infantry sized...
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20003b_zps2ynej1va.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20003b_zps2ynej1va.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20003c_zpscpqjomj5.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20003c_zpscpqjomj5.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20003a_zpsw63wqcnd.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20003a_zpsw63wqcnd.jpg.html)

It's basically a more humanoid version of my hounds and other creatures. Drones put together by whatever pieces of scrap there are. I kind of imagine this to be a robotic zombie of a sorts.

Still very much a WIP, the basic shape is there, but now the detailing needs to be done...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 20, 2015, 10:26:23 AM
Started working on two other drones:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Drone%201.0%20-%20alpha%20-%20004a_zpstbjjxrto.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Drone%201.0%20-%20alpha%20-%20004a_zpstbjjxrto.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Drone%201.0%20-%20alpha%20-%20004b_zpsti6anhku.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Drone%201.0%20-%20alpha%20-%20004b_zpsti6anhku.jpg.html)

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20001a_zps04x0ubyc.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20001a_zps04x0ubyc.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20001b_zps5jmi3tge.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20001b_zps5jmi3tge.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Stormwind on March 20, 2015, 11:44:51 AM
What size are these ones?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Geep on March 20, 2015, 01:20:12 PM
I like the idea of them. I'd suggesting making the legs thicker on the latter two though, and maybe varying the arms a bit more on the first one. You could also branch away from the human template a bit with an occasional track or wheel (depending on how crazy you want them to look, vs actually functional).
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 20, 2015, 05:55:05 PM
@Stormwind: They are about 32mm tall (from bottom of the feet to the top of the head).

@Geep: I agree with you on the legs, I will see what I can do. However, I don't want to bulk them up too much since I still want them to have this rather frail undead kinda vibe.

Plan is to make around 5-10 different fellows, so there will be variations. Also, if I'm not gonna do them multipart, it should be rather easy to chop them up and make even more variants.

As for branching away from the human template, have you seen the creatures on the previous pages? ;-)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 24, 2015, 05:38:20 PM
Started working on the rifle, it's about 99% ready I think. In the meantime I also ended up doing a pistol variant. As you might notice it's quite a chunky one. I imagined it more as a kinda 'single shot' variant of the rifle.
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Energy%20weapons%201.0%20-%20001_zpsc90vl26o.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Energy%20weapons%201.0%20-%20001_zpsc90vl26o.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 26, 2015, 01:59:31 PM
I continued working on the junkbots. Slowly adding more and more details to the figures, changing their poses a bit, etc.

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Drones%201.0%20-%20001%20front_zps73z6wa9m.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Drones%201.0%20-%20001%20front_zps73z6wa9m.jpg.html)

The human model represent a 32mm tall miniature, just to give you an idea of scale. I am a little bit tempted to increase the size of the junkbot models by 10% or so, not sure yet...

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Drones%201.0%20-%20001%20back_zps3t56waz7.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Drones%201.0%20-%20001%20back_zps3t56waz7.jpg.html)

Whilst the legs and arms are already quite detailed, the torsos still need a lot of work. I'm trying out to include some spinal elements in there, but I'd also love to have a bunch of them with their 'guts' (I guess tubes and such) hanging out, to still go for that robotic zombie feel.

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Drones%201.0%20-%20001%20left_zps004nb7k1.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Drones%201.0%20-%20001%20left_zps004nb7k1.jpg.html)

The more I play with the models, I notice that the arms really should be interchangeable. I kinda need to figure out if that would then mean that the bodies/limbs would get a pin connector (kinda like the models you can easily put together from the 40k starter kit), or take the easy road and leave the connectors out (meaning you'd have to glue the model together).

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Drones%201.0%20-%20001%20right_zpsvggmjupn.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Drones%201.0%20-%20001%20right_zpsvggmjupn.jpg.html)

Heads are going to be even tricker to get as separate pieces, would need to kinda rework the whole neck area (mainly for the fellow on the right), but that should be doable...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Geep on March 26, 2015, 09:08:51 PM
I like them all. The one second from the left though has triggered, "If you want it then you should have put a ring on it..." in my head... his dancing is clearly not impressing the girl, however.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 01, 2015, 04:02:20 PM
Very early WIP...
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Drone%201.0%20-%20delta%20-%20teaser%202_zpsplolrg3z.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Drone%201.0%20-%20delta%20-%20teaser%202_zpsplolrg3z.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 02, 2015, 09:20:02 AM
I've been extensively updating the hounds, adding all sorts of details, fixing their tails, adding spinal columns and all sorts of other nastiness to them. They still need a lot of work though, like the legs for starters...
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Robotic%20hound%200.1%20-%20011e_zpszojttn8p.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Robotic%20hound%200.1%20-%20011e_zpszojttn8p.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Robotic%20hound%200.1%20-%20011d_zpsikfva7de.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Robotic%20hound%200.1%20-%20011d_zpsikfva7de.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Robotic%20hound%200.1%20-%20011c_zps1l0yirwc.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Robotic%20hound%200.1%20-%20011c_zps1l0yirwc.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Robotic%20hound%200.1%20-%20011b_zpsvlzqmbpy.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Robotic%20hound%200.1%20-%20011b_zpsvlzqmbpy.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Robotic%20hound%200.1%20-%20011a_zpslotfs8bk.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Robotic%20hound%200.1%20-%20011a_zpslotfs8bk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Stormwind on April 02, 2015, 11:29:25 AM
Dang they look like mean hounds!
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Geep on April 02, 2015, 02:30:32 PM
Those are very cool- will all of that extra detail be able to be shown on the model though?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 02, 2015, 03:01:04 PM
Well, keep in mind that the models are standing on 40mm round bases. Most of the details are around 0.25mm to 0.5mm (and a lot in between), meaning that these would be pretty visible.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 02, 2015, 06:09:10 PM
Quickly made two pistols...

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Auto%20Pistols%201.0%20-%20alpha%20amp%20beta_zpszieifelk.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Auto%20Pistols%201.0%20-%20alpha%20amp%20beta_zpszieifelk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 03, 2015, 03:04:07 PM
More pistols!
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Auto%20Pistols%201.0%20-%20four%20pistols_zpsxzfeb6sn.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Auto%20Pistols%201.0%20-%20four%20pistols_zpsxzfeb6sn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Geep on April 04, 2015, 04:18:53 AM
You're a model designing machine! How long do these take to make?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 04, 2015, 02:55:18 PM
Each pistol takes about 2-3 hours to make, but I'm not 100% sure since I tend to do all sorts of other stuff at the same time
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 10, 2015, 11:41:07 AM
Started working on a new rifle...
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Autorifle%201.0%20-%20alpha%20001_zpstbk6qpoy.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Autorifle%201.0%20-%20alpha%20001_zpstbk6qpoy.jpg.html)

And yes, also included a chain bayonet in there!
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 16, 2015, 04:23:07 PM
With Shapeways' latest material (https://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/20516-announcing-frosted-extreme-detail-or-fxd-our-highest-resolution-3d-printed-plastic-ever.html) out there, I really can't wait to print some of these!

Here all eight pistols so far:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Auto%20Pistols%201.0%20-%20alpha%20to%20epsilon_zpsvqz0twkr.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Auto%20Pistols%201.0%20-%20alpha%20to%20epsilon_zpsvqz0twkr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Geep on April 16, 2015, 04:29:09 PM
Looks like an interesting material to print with. Expensive though. Will your current designs work for it? There are some negative comments relating to that.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 16, 2015, 04:52:16 PM
The models should already work in Frosted Ultra Detail, so Frosted Extreme Detail shouldn't be a problem.

I haven't checked all my models, but most of them seem to work just fine. The main problem with the new material seems to be the rather limited bounding box size.

I don't plan on selling these models through Shapeways though, way too expensive (like you already mentioned). However, I am curious to see if I could use their FXD to print a prototype that could then be cast in resin/metal/plastic...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 19, 2015, 03:38:57 PM
In the meantime, a little update on my rifles:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Rifles%201.0%20-%20001_zpssqofmmev.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Rifles%201.0%20-%20001_zpssqofmmev.jpg.html)

The weapon on the bottom left is the original 'energy rifle'. The two rifles on the right are my first 'automatic rifles', they're basically the same weapon except for the chain bayonet. The ammo drum needs to be altered though. It's the one from the 'eight-shooter' pistol (http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Auto%20Pistols%201.0%20-%20gamma%20001_zpsms1sqyku.jpg), but I need to tweak it a bit to represent a smaller caliber.

The rifle on the top left is a new energy weapon, I kinda imagine it as a 'light' beam cannon, basically a 40k lascannon in rifle form (a Hellgun I guess?). It has a lot of components in common with the other energy weapon. I like the idea that a lot of the tech here is rather modular and compatible, meaning that both energy weapons can exchange ones' batteries and other components if needed.

Regarding the sprue, my original idea was to have a pistols sprue with about 10 different pistols on it, and a rifle sprue with the same number. As for the sprue itself, I really love what Pig Iron Productions did with their Near Future Irregulars (http://www.pig-iron-productions.com/nft3-near-future-irregular-torso-sprue-p-89.html?zenid=1f7029a77568486f60b1de48633923c4), so that the sprue itself can also be used in a more direct way. Maybe in this case the sprue would be more high tech shaped rubble rather than bricks.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Geep on April 20, 2015, 02:24:53 AM
That is a great idea with the sprue. A pistols sprue/rifles sprue sounds like a fairly good idea. To me, what it would come down to is how you plan on selling them- just as-is as a single sprue, or as a bundle intended to let you make full warriors (where it may be better to mix pistols and rifles on one sprue, and have an alternate mixed sprue as well).
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 20, 2015, 08:47:04 AM
I'd like to design warriors as well, but my 3d skills are seriously lacking in the human making department. So currently it's only weapons, equipment, terrain, robots, etc. for me.

The way the sprue would be configured (rifles with rifles, mix, etc) is something I still need to figure out a bit...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 20, 2015, 02:34:38 PM
In the meantime, the beam rifle almost finished:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Rifles%201.0%20-%20002_zpse7znj2qy.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Rifles%201.0%20-%20002_zpse7znj2qy.jpg.html)

Next up would most likely be another bunch of automatic rifles and some shotgun like weapons.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 23, 2015, 11:39:46 PM
Current weapon collection...
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Assorted%20collection%20001_zpsb3eui5s7.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Assorted%20collection%20001_zpsb3eui5s7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Geep on April 24, 2015, 02:19:14 AM
Nice collection.
It's odd seeing unexpected design elements together, like the clip in the top left 'plasma pistol', and the bottom left 'laser-bolt-pistol'. Obviously I've been heavily influenced by GW in what to expect.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 24, 2015, 10:34:51 AM
Thanks!

One thing I wanted to do with these weapons is that they'd have a lot of design elements in common with each other. The philosophy behind it, especially with the energy weapons, is that the weapons' components could be interchangeable. Whilst the automatic weapons might use different types of ammunition, the energy weapons all have the same type of battery. The weapon on the bottom left shouldn't be a laser weapon, I might have to change the barrel a bit then.

Next up would be some more automatic rifles, a few energy pistols, and maybe some types of shotguns.

Close combat weapons will also need some attention, would like to avoid chainswords and such, so maybe more stuff like power clubs/mauls, etc.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Geep on April 24, 2015, 01:12:48 PM
I think the bottom left weapon is fine, it's simply that my brain has been trained to see that particular barrel type and think 'laser'. Similarly, the ridges on the back mean 'plasma'. It's an odd association that you have no need to try and conform to, and in fact I'd suggest you don't to help your designs be unique.

As a shotgun idea, one gun I've always liked is the flak cannon from Unreal Tournament. Purely a personal preference thing, but that weapon idea just seems cool to me. Grenade launchers are also a personal favourite.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 28, 2015, 01:04:46 PM
Something was kinda bugging me about the pistol designs, so I tweaked them a bit...
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Auto%20pistols%20-%20teched%20up_zpsgl9m7lwt.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Auto%20pistols%20-%20teched%20up_zpsgl9m7lwt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 29, 2015, 04:46:53 PM
The solid round pistols are as good as ready:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Auto%20pistols%20-%20teched%20up%20002_zpsxh3g9ouv.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Auto%20pistols%20-%20teched%20up%20002_zpsxh3g9ouv.jpg.html)

Next up: 1-3 energy pistols, and then the pistol pack should be ready.

Currently got 4 rifles, the autorifle will need some serious tweaking, and then a few more variants need to be made. After that it's a shotgun type weapon. The goal, like the pistols, is to have a sprue of 8 to 10 weapons.

After that it'll be some more close combat oriented stuff, mainly baton/club/mace like weapons and some shields. Other close combat stuff might be some combat knives, and I definitely want to give it a shot at some more scifi styled throwing axes.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Geep on April 30, 2015, 01:14:07 AM
Looking good, as always
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on May 01, 2015, 12:18:40 PM
Started working on three new weapons:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/New%20stuff_zpspfhhwdde.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/New%20stuff_zpspfhhwdde.jpg.html)

On the left we see a type of club/maul/mace. Still an early WIP, will need to scifi it up a bit, add some techy stuff on the head.

Then there's the axe, it's as good as finished. I liked the idea of an axe with a way smaller handle, meaning it could only be hold by one hand. Maybe even as a sort of throwing axe.

Finally the new energy pistol. It still needs a lot of work. At the moment it's something that looked better in my head than it does on the screen. Need to play with it some more to make it work...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on May 07, 2015, 12:31:07 PM
Got the clubs ready...
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Clubs%201.0%20-%20001_zpst5tskn7y.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Clubs%201.0%20-%20001_zpst5tskn7y.jpg.html)

Felt they needed to have some more on them, so spikes and such on it to really hurt opponents.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Geep on May 07, 2015, 03:21:02 PM
Nice work. What size are they? 2-handed?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on May 07, 2015, 03:27:53 PM
They are all about 27mm long, so I would assume they're more meant as two handed weapons. They have two version of the 2-handed grips, the left ones (grips on the end of the bar and next to the head) are meant to be for more 'accurate' attacks. The ones on the right (long grip on the end of the bar) are more meant to wildly swing them around.

However, when looking at GW and other companies proportions of weapons compared to miniature size, they all tend to be oversized anyways. I think you could even get away with counting them as single handed weapons in that context...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on June 30, 2015, 07:38:24 PM
Been working on the drones again...

It's kind cool to see how this (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20003b_zps2ynej1va.jpg.html) has become this:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20005a_zpsx9wuez5s.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20005a_zpsx9wuez5s.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20005b_zpscunupixd.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20005b_zpscunupixd.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20005c_zps2jkkd4uj.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20005c_zps2jkkd4uj.jpg.html)

And yes, it's going to be a multi-part kit...
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20005d_zpsgxn0l4is.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20005d_zpsgxn0l4is.jpg.html)

The creature is almost finished. It just needs a little bit of detailing here and there, especially the head/neck need a bit of work. The shoulders are also a bit tricky since I need to tweak them so they can easily connect to the torso.

And then there's this fellow (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20001a_zps04x0ubyc.jpg.html) who is slowly growing up to become:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20002a_zpszcvl7ofd.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20002a_zpszcvl7ofd.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20002b_zpslygq3vkj.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20002b_zpslygq3vkj.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20002c_zpsqvveuwxa.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20002c_zpsqvveuwxa.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20002d_zpsyxbvsfdm.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20002d_zpsyxbvsfdm.jpg.html)

This one needs a bit more work than the previous drone though, lots of detailing and gear still needs to be added. The head also needs some serious tweaking.

For both drones the human model next to them represent a 30mm model (from the bottom of its feet to the top of its head). This makes both drones about 33mm tall (also from the bottom of their feet to top of their heads). Also, the parts of the two drones are interchangeable. :)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on September 03, 2015, 09:32:12 PM
Something was bothering me about the legs of these creatures. And then it hit me: get rid of the 'human legs'! And yes, it makes the machines stand a bit taller (34mm from bottom of the feet to the top of the head). However, it does make them look scarier. But that might also be the additional details...

Many months ago I started working on this (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20delta%20-%20teaser%202_zpsplolrg3z.jpg.html) fellow. Kinda cool to see what it has become. It's almost done, it's mainly the legs that need to be finished. But don't be surprised if I'll end up adding/changing a lot of details.

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20delta%20-%20001a_zpspaaufsi2.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20delta%20-%20001a_zpspaaufsi2.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20delta%20-%20001b_zpso3djv7xy.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20delta%20-%20001b_zpso3djv7xy.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20delta%20-%20001b_zpso3djv7xy.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20delta%20-%20001b_zpso3djv7xy.jpg.html)

Remember this one (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20002a_zpszcvl7ofd.jpg.html)? Still very much a work in progress, but it's getting there slowly. The legs still need a whole lot of work and the arms (especially the shoulders and elbows) need some fixing up.
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20003a_zpsac23grio.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20003a_zpsac23grio.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20003b_zpsrwuqkzl8.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20003b_zpsrwuqkzl8.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20003c_zpsc6skgegv.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20003c_zpsc6skgegv.jpg.html)

In the meantime I've also ordered one of the robots' torsos, a head, arm, and leg to see how they'll fit to one another. Hopefully I'll be able to share some pics soon...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Geep on September 04, 2015, 03:16:17 AM
It's good to see more progress, and the parts break-down. I don't know how I missed that update before.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on September 10, 2015, 06:34:09 PM
Finally got some test prints in! One thing I can say is that I'm kinda digging Shapeways' FXD material, it really handles the detail rather well. The only downside is that there are still printlines and the material would need extensive cleaning. Subtle Discord wrote some interesting stuff on that (http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/150/540118.page#8090116).

Another 'downside' of the material is that it's see-through, making it rather tricky to photograph.

But yeah, enough talk!

Weapons:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Weapon%20designs/2015-09-10%2020.11.59_zps8dbry2gv.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Weapon%20designs/2015-09-10%2020.11.59_zps8dbry2gv.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Weapon%20designs/2015-09-10%2020.12.58_zpsl3imjjkm.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Weapon%20designs/2015-09-10%2020.12.58_zpsl3imjjkm.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Weapon%20designs/2015-09-10%2020.13.20_zpsykrmo5of.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Weapon%20designs/2015-09-10%2020.13.20_zpsykrmo5of.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Weapon%20designs/2015-09-10%2020.13.44_zpstibu7nls.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Weapon%20designs/2015-09-10%2020.13.44_zpstibu7nls.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Weapon%20designs/2015-09-10%2020.15.18_zps8nmjrrx9.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Weapon%20designs/2015-09-10%2020.15.18_zps8nmjrrx9.jpg.html)

Scrapbot components:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/2015-09-10%2020.04.57_zps8m7brc7f.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/2015-09-10%2020.04.57_zps8m7brc7f.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/2015-09-10%2020.05.31_zpskekkt0jj.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/2015-09-10%2020.05.31_zpskekkt0jj.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/2015-09-10%2020.06.15_zpszarlfp2e.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/2015-09-10%2020.06.15_zpszarlfp2e.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/2015-09-10%2020.06.28_zpsdmycgvfp.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/2015-09-10%2020.06.28_zpsdmycgvfp.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: marell le fou on September 10, 2015, 09:38:16 PM
Nice ones. I like them all.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 11, 2015, 09:59:39 AM
Started working on "version 2.0" of the hounds. The previous versions felt a bit too large for my tastes, I wanted something more wolf or dog sized rather than giant hellhound. So I started tweaking some bits and I've got the torso and head ready:

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/old%20vs%20new_zps4ghenwwe.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/old%20vs%20new_zps4ghenwwe.jpg.html)

The human model represents a 28mm miniature.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: marell le fou on October 11, 2015, 08:45:48 PM
Are you selling some stuff yet ? Is there somewhere we can see casting or at least drawings of everything you made so far ?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 11, 2015, 09:51:29 PM
I am collaborating with Fox Box for the BFG looking ships. A few of the small escorts will be given away as a prize for this year's Gothicomp.

The ships are still in progress, but I'm still running into some obstacles:
1) Casting them is apparently not as easy as I thought, meaning I'd have to tweak the design here and there to make it easier to remove the ship from the mould.
2) Printing: Shapeways' FXD and wax are not the solutions I hoped them to me, meaning I'd still have to go to a more high end service to print the models. Only I'm a bit worried then if they'll do the cleaning correctly or if I'd have to design a whole support system to make the models printable. It's a tricky one still...
3) Costs: whilst I know I'm not gonna get filthy rich of my designs, they should at least be able to cover production costs. The problem with BFG scaled models is that they're very much a niche product, meaning that if it costs me at least Ä80 to print a ship, and also a bunch of money to cover the casting costs, I'd need to sell quite a bunch of them do I want to break even.

Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on January 09, 2016, 04:07:32 PM
Been a while since I've last posted, but been working a lot on the robots. First up, some progress on the hounds.

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Robotic%20hounds%202.0%20-%20001a_zps81iwtrte.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Robotic%20hounds%202.0%20-%20001a_zps81iwtrte.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Robotic%20hounds%202.0%20-%20001b_zpsmb4iargi.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Robotic%20hounds%202.0%20-%20001b_zpsmb4iargi.jpg.html)
I still need to figure out how to get the legs to work nicely, but I feel I'm slowly getting on the right path...

And here two variant bodies:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Robotic%20hounds%202.0%20-%20001c_zps1ubqgcdi.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Robotic%20hounds%202.0%20-%20001c_zps1ubqgcdi.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Robotic%20hounds%202.0%20-%20001d_zpsodia0ija.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Robotic%20hounds%202.0%20-%20001d_zpsodia0ija.jpg.html)

The humanoid robots have also had a major overhaul, one big change is that I've removed the spikes. I imagined these robots to be scrapped together from industrial components and felt the spikes make them a bit too 'punk' which didn't feel right here. I might have to look at the hounds' spikes soon as well...
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20006b_zpsga5ediap.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20006b_zpsga5ediap.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20006a_zpsnysrsn6e.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20006a_zpsnysrsn6e.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20006c_zpspu2h3pyn.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20006c_zpspu2h3pyn.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20006d_zpsrgd5tw12.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20beta%20-%20006d_zpsrgd5tw12.jpg.html)

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20delta%20-%20002a_zps57ey8yh6.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20delta%20-%20002a_zps57ey8yh6.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20delta%20-%20002b_zpskkgj3rfw.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20delta%20-%20002b_zpskkgj3rfw.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20delta%20-%20002c_zpsyv84aylp.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20delta%20-%20002c_zpsyv84aylp.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20delta%20-%20002d_zpsotqu4eop.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20delta%20-%20002d_zpsotqu4eop.jpg.html)

And here an assortment of drones that still need more work:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20alpha%20-%20005a_zpsiqh8cn2g.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20alpha%20-%20005a_zpsiqh8cn2g.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20alpha%20-%20005b_zpsfli4qsnz.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20alpha%20-%20005b_zpsfli4qsnz.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20epsilon%20-%20001a_zps5xwualrd.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20epsilon%20-%20001a_zps5xwualrd.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20epsilon%20-%20001b_zpsshw9ynrz.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20epsilon%20-%20001b_zpsshw9ynrz.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20epsilon%20-%20001c_zpsottfgwti.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20epsilon%20-%20001c_zpsottfgwti.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20004a_zpsfeziclrl.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20004a_zpsfeziclrl.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20004b_zps7gxypmlr.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20004b_zps7gxypmlr.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20004c_zpssntefhyc.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/Robotic%20creatures/Drone%201.0%20-%20gamma%20-%20004c_zpssntefhyc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 19, 2016, 02:38:01 PM
Took these out of the archive. Don't really know what to do with them though...

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tank%203.0%20-%20001a_zpserfykvcj.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tank%203.0%20-%20001a_zpserfykvcj.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tank%203.0%20-%20001b_zpsmu5cxkp2.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tank%203.0%20-%20001b_zpsmu5cxkp2.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tank%203.0%20-%20001c_zpsblaveyot.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tank%203.0%20-%20001c_zpsblaveyot.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tank%203.0%20-%20001e_zpsosjj3n25.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tank%203.0%20-%20001e_zpsosjj3n25.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tank%203.0%20-%20001d_zpssvxcdjzk.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tank%203.0%20-%20001d_zpssvxcdjzk.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tank%203.0%20-%20001f_zps4ezxstak.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tank%203.0%20-%20001f_zps4ezxstak.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tank%203.0%20-%20001g_zpstsbs9toh.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tank%203.0%20-%20001g_zpstsbs9toh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 24, 2016, 08:09:02 PM
Just thought of dropping this here...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Geep on March 25, 2016, 03:44:55 AM
I assume they'd fit well with Epic? Probably great as planetary defence vehicles, or ork vehicles (with some conversion to orkify them). People on Taccoms my want to see these?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 25, 2016, 03:58:08 PM
Already posted them on Tactical Command. John from Vanguard Games[url] has expressed some interest, lets see how that'll go!

In the meantime, an update on the light cannon turret...aaaaaand, 6mm scrap bots! (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 04, 2016, 08:56:03 PM
Been working on the tank's hull some more...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 06, 2016, 09:41:25 PM
Continued working on some 6mm scaled tanks:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tank%203.0%20-%20022a_zpskdq37kyf.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tank%203.0%20-%20022a_zpskdq37kyf.jpg.html)

More pics and such over here (http://www.tacticalwargames.net/taccmd/viewtopic.php?f=126&t=26022&start=210).
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Geep on April 08, 2016, 07:46:57 AM
I like them. Wouldn't a more forward placed turret make more sense though? So the back houses the engine, troops, or whatever (they appear to have the space to be small transports).
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 16, 2016, 08:42:55 AM
Don't have access to my pics at the moment so I'll have to do this through link:

Working on a new hull (http://www.tacticalwargames.net/taccmd/viewtopic.php?p=588037#p588037)

Tank next to a 6mm human (http://www.tacticalwargames.net/taccmd/viewtopic.php?p=588044#p588044)

Flame weaponry (http://www.tacticalwargames.net/taccmd/viewtopic.php?p=588206#p588206)

As good as ready (http://www.tacticalwargames.net/taccmd/viewtopic.php?p=588422#p588422)

New turret variants (http://www.tacticalwargames.net/taccmd/viewtopic.php?p=588882#p588882)

Oh yeah, and the tank (with 4 different turrets and two dozer blades) has been shipped off to Vanguard Miniatures (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/).
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 18, 2016, 04:21:47 PM
Update on the siege tanks.

The plan is to have the 'standard kit' include an anti-bunker cannon and the tank-hunting laser weapon. After that it would be the 'quad pack' (quad HMG's, quad multiple laser, quad mortars and the variant of the tank hunting laser weapon).
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 21, 2016, 06:21:42 PM
Been doing some more work on the tanks!
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 28, 2016, 10:02:35 PM
Went back at the 'nostalgia sprue', I think it has become the 'oddities sprue', meaning it'll include turrets that could used to create proxies for the Chimerax (quad autocannons), Chimedon (light battle cannon), Chimerro (missile launchers), APDS-6a 'Defenders' (laser destroyer, which I made as a quad lascannon), and the Samaritan (medical transport).

Let me introduce the latter two variants:

The Defender was produced as a stop gap design to hunt down enemy armour. Later on this weapon was placed on the Siege Tank hull which could handle the weapon better. I'm not that happy about the design of the weapon yet. In one hand the Laser Destroyer kinda feels like a quad lascannon (http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/File:Rapier1.jpg), but I think I prefer the Imperial Guard version (http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/warhammer40k/images/9/93/Destroyer_Tank_Hunter.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110804002003) better, it also sets it more apart from the quad autocannon. So I guess it'll be tweaked fundamentally in the coming days.

The medical transport (http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Samaritan) was just something I felt was a nice touch, perhaps the tank could be an objective or something.

So yeah, the sprue will contain the three nostalgia turrets (which had official rules), with the two other variants added as a bonus.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on May 11, 2016, 04:10:51 PM
Continued working on the siege tanks. The kit will basically include the hull, two types of dozer blades, and two weapons: an tank-hunting heavy laser cannon, and a shell firing bunker buster.

First up: the tank hunter:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Siege%20Tank%201.0%20-%20013a_zpsaup6ainx.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Siege%20Tank%201.0%20-%20013a_zpsaup6ainx.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Siege%20Tank%201.0%20-%20013b_zpsvsncijia.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Siege%20Tank%201.0%20-%20013b_zpsvsncijia.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Siege%20Tank%201.0%20-%20013c_zpskaatn4ek.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Siege%20Tank%201.0%20-%20013c_zpskaatn4ek.jpg.html)

Whilst the bunker buster cannon still needs to be designed, I got distracted. I like the idea that the hull could also be used as a basis for other tanks. Thus the missile launcher was born. Keep in mind that the current missile launcher will be totally redesigned. I just used this one to give you an idea what a back mounted weapon will look like. I've also added a heavy machine gun like weapon to the front, it can (optionally) be replaced for a heavy flamethrower.

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Siege%20Tank%201.0%20-%20013d_zpsegfy9qg0.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Siege%20Tank%201.0%20-%20013d_zpsegfy9qg0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on May 15, 2016, 06:09:59 PM
Just shipped off a bunch of 6mm scaled upgrade bits for the tank I've designed for Vanguard Miniatures (https://www.facebook.com/1257474570933173/photos/a.1258095837537713.1073741829.1257474570933173/1305197036160926/?type=3&theater):

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13244272_1329550800392216_6785915452693009760_o.jpg)
From left to right: Front hull iconography plate, twin linked HMG, twin linked flamethrowers, twin linked subatomic heat weapons. Basically your three different types of Immolation tanks for the religious sisterhood. But could probably also be used for more inquisitorial themed armies.

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13221407_1329550900392206_3512143587796206562_o.jpg)
From left to right: left missile pod, right missile pod, missile launcher turret, heavy laser cannon, light battle cannon, quad autocannons, medical transport front hull icon. I decided to ditch the roof part of the medical transport for multiple reasons: (a) it was too thin to cast at this time (b) doing it true justice would mean re-designing a hull a bit (c) economic reasons. Note that the medical transport is most likely an objective, so going all crazy on it regarding design work and printing/casting simply isn't worth the money.

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Armour%20upgrade%20sprue%20-%20001_zpswa4xg3vp.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Armour%20upgrade%20sprue%20-%20001_zpswa4xg3vp.jpg.html)
Extra armour for the IVR tank, either plating or reactive armour.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: MaWo79 on May 15, 2016, 09:10:21 PM
Hi Malika,
I really like your models. I would like to see some of the final results, printed and painted.
I have a question. Does the "sprue" that all the parts are connected to have any purpose? Is that just for better handling of the small parts or is it necessary for the printing process? Isn't it technically possible to print all parts separately? And wouldn't that be a lot cheaper as you pay for the volume of used printing material?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on May 15, 2016, 09:18:04 PM
The sprue is mainly for handling the small parts, keeping it all together, and a request from Vanguard Miniatures. I know that price wise it can differ between companies, and even with the same provider. Shapeways for example used to have a policy that models with sprues were cheaper, I think they stepped away from that nowadays.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: MetalCoreKnight on May 16, 2016, 05:42:56 PM
Shapeways for example used to have a policy that models with sprues were cheaper, I think they stepped away from that nowadays.
Depends on the material. for Frosted Detail Ultra you pay a flat service change and then pay for the amount of material used. Thier Soft and Flexible used to be a simpler pricing scheme a couple of years ago but now it's a bit more complex, account for the material used and how much space it takes up in printer so depending on the parts and how they're laid out so sprues can either more or less expensive now compared to before the change. Not sure how that works out for other printers thought.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on May 24, 2016, 06:54:32 AM
Just wanted to quickly share my current vehicle pool with you. At the moment it consists of 17 different tanks (with the possibility of it becoming 21 if you're counting the turrets from the gun emplacements (http://www.tacticalwargames.net/taccmd/viewtopic.php?p=591131#p591131))
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tanks%20-%20001b_zpsiljwcxjh.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tanks%20-%20001b_zpsiljwcxjh.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tanks%20-%20001a_zpstx0holnb.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Tanks%20-%20001a_zpstx0holnb.jpg.html)

So yeah, from front to back and from left to right:
-"Hunter Hull": Bunker buster cannon, anti-armour heavy laser cannon
-"Siege Hull" with "spray weapons pack": Heavy flame weapon, subatomic heat weapon, chemical spray weapon
-"Standard Pack" (standard hull): multiple laser cannon, twin linked heavy machine guns, flame weapon, automatic cannon
-"Oddities Sprue" (standard hull): quad automatic cannons, light battle cannon, multiple laser cannon with multiple missile launchers, heavy laser cannon, medical transport
-"Weapons of Faith" (standard hull): Twin linked flame throwers, twin linked heavy machine guns, twin linked subatomic heat weapons.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on May 25, 2016, 08:09:46 PM
Look what arrived at Vanguard Miniatures (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/)' doorstep:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/13235639_1337134716300491_257409857388291612_o_zpsggmsreer.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/13235639_1337134716300491_257409857388291612_o_zpsggmsreer.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/13248544_1337134792967150_8402993938610148043_o_zps261npsvy.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/13248544_1337134792967150_8402993938610148043_o_zps261npsvy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on June 20, 2016, 04:47:17 PM
By the way, my Novan Infantry Fighting Vehicle is now available for pre-order (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-warrior-infantry-fighting-vehicle-ifv/).

Also, soon available:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Siege%20Tank%202.0%20-%20012_zps5osx1ogj.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Siege%20Tank%202.0%20-%20012_zps5osx1ogj.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Siege%20Tank%202.0%20-%20013_zpsw5ydnjxu.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Siege%20Tank%202.0%20-%20013_zpsw5ydnjxu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on June 24, 2016, 03:28:58 PM
Working on the Novan Elite Fighter.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on June 24, 2016, 10:58:26 PM
Update time!

(http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/19/46/04/35/novan_15.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/view/19460435/51)
(http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/19/46/04/35/novan_17.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/view/19460435/53)
(http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/19/46/04/35/novan_16.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/view/19460435/52)
(http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/19/46/04/35/novan_14.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/view/19460435/50)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on June 26, 2016, 03:17:12 PM
The fighter is almost ready...
Title: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: mlkr on June 26, 2016, 05:58:44 PM
Following your stuff on Taccom too and I am very impressed at the quality of your sculpts. :) Would love to have that skill ^_^ the arate of output is also pretty crazy ;D

I need to get some locals into the 6mm scifi gamingscene!!!


/Mlkr
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on June 26, 2016, 06:12:25 PM
Thanks! And you should get your friends to play some 6mm games!

The fighter is ready to be shipped off to Vanguard Miniatures
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on June 29, 2016, 06:12:41 PM
Some prints have arrived at Vanguard, including some of my designs:
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13517432_1365415286805767_3473090406301729440_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Blindhorizon on June 29, 2016, 08:31:42 PM
Those prints look amazing!

The nose on the fighter looks off. The two nipple on the end are odd, if you had a single large one on one side a little below so it was off center by itself or two smaller ones on the other side of th big one stacked on top it would look way better.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Vermis on July 02, 2016, 01:32:23 PM
Ooh. Nice, er... earth... reavers...

I take it Vanguard's taken over the Troublemaker range, then? (Only an 'if' and 'maybe' situation last time I checked) That's heartening.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on July 02, 2016, 01:43:20 PM
Yeah, Vanguard have taken over Troublemaker's range and have been continuing to expand it. :)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on July 03, 2016, 09:14:12 PM
Some close ups of the new prints. And here (http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/694749.page#8753066) some more close ups of the rest of Vanguard Miniatures latest batch.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on July 24, 2016, 08:32:19 AM
Oooh, metal casts of my tanks: link (http://www.tacticalwargames.net/taccmd/viewtopic.php?p=594897#p594897)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/image_zpsk3gtozrm.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/image_zpsk3gtozrm.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 01, 2016, 05:51:10 PM
Upcoming kit for Vanguard Miniatures I did (the weapon systems are already available through Vanguard's site):
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13668675_1392472964099999_2373969273751594105_o.jpg).
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 03, 2016, 01:33:58 PM
The first design to be officially released!!!

Novan Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle (A):
http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-warrior-infantry-fighting-vehicle-a/


Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Lord Borak on August 04, 2016, 07:49:57 AM
These look great mate. I'm not an Epic player to be honest but always loved the models (got a fair few!). Also, cheers for pointing me in the direction of this site. I've never seen it and they have some very nice bits on there.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 07, 2016, 02:35:37 PM
Check out some painted versions of the tank over here (http://www.tacticalwargames.net/taccmd/viewtopic.php?p=595533#p595533). (not painted by me)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 18, 2016, 05:01:22 PM
Lots of new incoming stuff:

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13962753_1409341129079849_450514485856998769_n.jpg?oh=fc4a4d2c501c7018fbaee1ea4f414141&oe=58563947)
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/l/t1.0-9/13925003_1409341375746491_5409784095044676349_n.jpg?oh=874170256c0cfd5b1bc9c71e6b05404f&oe=585DCFA9)
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14021685_1409339605746668_4431319146324765470_n.jpg?oh=73b14d012f84716cb8ce5dca2cfa721b&oe=584AFBBD)
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13988297_1409339975746631_4340740889260811950_o.jpg)
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13880172_1409340102413285_5637679956508364834_n.jpg?oh=395639dac926e13d12c41faee9fd5217&oe=5842BC06)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 26, 2016, 12:28:08 PM
Remember the siege tank (https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14021685_1409339605746668_4431319146324765470_n.jpg?oh=73b14d012f84716cb8ce5dca2cfa721b&oe=584AFBBD) I've designed for Vanguard Miniatures?

Vanguard have taken my weapon designs for a new variant on their Trojan tank (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-elites-trojan-squadron/):
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14047229_1417679378246024_8213100977095333761_o.jpg)
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14115582_1417680121579283_5407406376597101680_o.jpg)
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14107738_1417681134912515_8992273444413350946_o.jpg)
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14103015_1417681474912481_6043451512174521332_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Stormwind on August 26, 2016, 06:47:47 PM
Those look really solid, good stuff.

Are these two concepts or will we see both a long barrel and a short barrel version?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 28, 2016, 09:09:31 AM
Both the bunker buster and tank hunter will be released.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on September 02, 2016, 07:55:51 PM
In the meantime, just shipped off the kit for the Novan Centurion Main Battle Tank.

Look here (http://www.tacticalwargames.net/taccmd/viewtopic.php?p=597040#p597040) for more views of the kit put together.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on September 03, 2016, 10:35:10 AM
Novan Centurion Main Battle Tank ready for printing:
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14249845_1429515683729060_2991392246417723530_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Aquahog on September 03, 2016, 10:51:19 PM
Wonderful! I've always wanted a tank company.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on September 04, 2016, 12:08:48 AM
Two new kits up for pre-order:

Javelin fighters (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-elites-javelin-fighter/)
(http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/P1040782GRIF.jpg)

Support tanks (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-support-tanks/)
(http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/P1040781GRIF.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on September 08, 2016, 10:50:40 AM
Some casts came in for the Dragon flame tanks (3 turret variants) and the Novan Elites Jetbikes:
(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-0/p480x480/14196130_1433780693302559_7507728751790943740_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on September 13, 2016, 08:24:13 AM
And we've received some pics from our caster (https://www.facebook.com/redfeathercasting/):
(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14258361_160358727742178_1812466039058168995_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14258232_160381027739948_2320177512664081780_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14258321_160381051073279_3377787702126454249_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on September 15, 2016, 01:53:44 PM
Lots of new prints got shared on Vanguard Miniatures' Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Vanguard-Miniatures-1257474570933173/):

Artillery tank hull:
(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14370068_1443960855617876_8449656983889338957_n.jpg?oh=b7341aa249b3a7abdd2c331a7061dad4&oe=583EBAFE)
(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14292343_1443960942284534_2626206633103936154_n.jpg?oh=a8845f3d16338c263dc2f8bf8939f306&oe=583D1119)

Centurion Main Battle Tank:
(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14264058_1443958715618090_5460090694548398173_n.jpg?oh=305f21d4c425d7336710bc79b81399f2&oe=584375FE)
(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14344757_1443958952284733_6127261227317195262_n.jpg?oh=01ab1676be0e0b89d561c10125459e3d&oe=5872E063)
(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14359021_1443959122284716_6935922998640826757_n.jpg?oh=e066161a1ba4504300bb8d80f5ee60ef&oe=5844D5B9)
(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14355125_1443959198951375_8522452335467640918_n.jpg?oh=27d1aa593c80c8310bfe1a63b425a929&oe=5874551F)

Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on September 25, 2016, 12:07:34 PM
The Firefly and Siege (needs a better name) turrets are as good as ready to me. Note that the targeting device on the Firefly turret is a separate bit, meaning you could place it where ever on the turret you'd like.
(http://i63.tinypic.com/2114ai9.jpg)

Please let me know your thoughts. If all is fine these kits will be shipped off to Vanguard Miniatures. :)

Oh yeah, here's a little teaser...
(http://i64.tinypic.com/213hqbk.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on September 26, 2016, 05:15:33 PM
The Novan Regulars Centurion Main Battle Tank is up for pre-order over at Vanguard Miniatures, check it out here (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-centurion-main-battle-tank/)

The kit includes 3 Centurion Battle Tanks and will be released on November 25th:
(http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/P1040805grif.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on September 29, 2016, 07:09:21 PM
Started working on some variants of the Centurion Battle Tank:
(http://i67.tinypic.com/25hpjqb.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Gun_wun on September 29, 2016, 10:23:16 PM
Very cool!
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 11, 2016, 05:44:25 PM
New reinforcements for the Novan Regulars, the Dragon Flame Tank:

(http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/P1040853s.jpg)
(http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Dragon-4.jpg)

Quote
Dragon flamethrower tanks are not operated by regular mechanised forces but by specialist engineer units attached to novan battlegroups on an ad hoc basis as the situation dictates.

Yet another variant of the popular warrior chassis the rear hull troop carrying section has been replaced with a massive armoured fuel pod which feeds a high pressure flame projector turret capable of hurling a jet of extremely volatile and highly combustable liquid many metres. Utilised to breach enemy defense zones and stubborn pockets of enemy resistance this terror weapon has been know to cause the enemy to withdraw at the sight of an approaching dragon before it even gets close enough to fire.

An horrific but highly effective weapon system used sparingly but to great effect by novan forces the dragon flame tank is considered by many a distastful but none the less necessary tool.

This pack contains 3 x Dragon tanks each with three variant turret options.

£12.50

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-dragon-flamethrower-tank/
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 13, 2016, 10:38:46 PM
New releases!

Novan Regulars Support Tanks:
(http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/P1040852s.jpg)
Quote
The warrior IFV hull has seen numerous adaptions over itís years of service. Many field modifications as well as factory produced variants have come and gone but others have prooven themselves in the test of battle and endured to this day. Two such variants are the Hunter tank destroyer and the Hammer bunker buster.

Both vehicles use the same adapted warrior hull to house a specialist heavy weapon in a fixed forward mount giving a low profile for an excellent hull down capability.

The hunter houses a long barrelled high energy laser cannon capable of penetrating the heaviest armour making for a most effect tank hunter.

The hammer on the other hand has a completely different roll and houses a short barrelled heavy mortar designed to smash enemy fortifications to rubble in short order.

Most often seen supporting warrior mounted mechanised forces these vehicles are a powerful addition to the novan arsenal.

This pack contains:

3 x hull

3 x sprues with optional weapons

£9.00
http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-support-tanks/

Novan Elites Javelin Fighter:
(http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/P1040855ea.jpg)

Quote
The Javelin aero-space light fighter is a sleak highly manouverable and extremely fast multi roll capable aircraft able to operate in space as well as in atmosphere with equal ease thanks to advanced anti gravity generators and numerous directional thrusters.

Used exclusively by novan elite forces pilots this fighter has become a feared site for Tusculum Novaís enemies with a reputation for extreme combat manouverís and skilled piloting used to deadly effect.

Armaments include twin laser cannon in each wing mount and innovative vertical launch anti-aircraft missiles mounted along the upper fuseleage.

This pack contains 2 x Javelin fighters and 2 x plastic flight stands.

£7.00
http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-elites-javelin-fighter/

Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 15, 2016, 04:33:56 PM
A few more WIP's:

First of all, the Apocalypse Battle Tank:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Apocalypse%20Battle%20Tank%20-%20010_zpseeiow44d.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Apocalypse%20Battle%20Tank%20-%20010_zpseeiow44d.jpg.html)
The tank is almost ready. Will need to work on a mechanism to allow you to fit a dozer blade underneath it. Beyond that maybe some extra details.

And then there's the anti-infantry variant of the Novan Centurion Battle Tank (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-centurion-main-battle-tank/):
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Novan%20Battle%20Tank%20-%20gatling%20variant%20-%20003_zpsfb4iwvyg.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Novan%20Battle%20Tank%20-%20gatling%20variant%20-%20003_zpsfb4iwvyg.jpg.html)

Curious to hear your thoughts before I submit these to Vanguard Miniatures.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on November 28, 2016, 05:15:18 PM
A bunch of my designs have been released by Vanguard Miniatures (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/), allowing you to upgrade your Novan Warrior IFV (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-warrior-infantry-fighting-vehicle-b/) (a very chunky possible Chimera proxy).

Warrior Turrets Upgrade Set B:
(http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/P1040898s.jpg)
(from left to right: right missile pod, left missile pod, pulse laser turret (with missile pod mounts), heavy laser cannon turret, bunker buster cannon, quad autocannons, medical front armour)
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This set contains three sprues for upgrading the warrior IFV model with alternative weapon options. It will allow players to wield some of the rarer Warrior variants

3 x pulse laser turret with missile pod upgrade (Chimerro proxy)

3 x heavy anti tank laser cannon (APDS-6a Defender proxy)

3 x bunker buster (Chimedon proxy)

3 x quad autocannon (Chimerax proxy)

3 x hull MG position blanks with cross symbol (proxy for Samaritan medical transport)

£6.50
http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/warrior-turrets-upgrade-set-b/

Warrior Armour Upgrade Set A:
(http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/P1040900s.jpg)
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This set contains spaced armour for upgrading the warrior model.

3 x hull side armour

3 x turret armour

Please note that the hull armour will fit on the Dragon (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-dragon-flamethrower-tank/) and Support (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-support-tanks/) tank models too.

£5.00
http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/warrior-armour-upgrade-set-a/


Warrior Armour Upgrade Set B:
(http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/P1040901s.jpg)
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This set contains reactive armour for upgrading the warrior model.

3 x hull side armour

3 x turret armour

Please note that the hull armour will fit on the Dragon (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-dragon-flamethrower-tank/) and Support (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-support-tanks/) tank models too.

£5.00
http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/warrior-armour-upgrade-set-b/

Warrior Turrets Upgrade Set C:
(http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/P1040899s.jpg)
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This set contains three sprues for upgrading the warrior IFV model with alternative weapon options.

Warriors of faith turrets.

3 x twin heavy machine guns

3 x twin heavy flamethrowers

3 x twin heavy microwave cannon

3 x hull MG position blanks with shield symbol

£5.00
http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/warrior-turrets-upgrade-set-c/
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: marell le fou on November 29, 2016, 10:33:56 PM
Great stuff ! And good for you. I hope you now manage to have a correct monetary feedback for your work.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on November 29, 2016, 10:46:05 PM
Ha! Thank you for the kind words, but I'm not really getting rich of this. Right now I sell the designs directly to Vanguard Miniatures for a fixed fee. I can't charge too much (a) because I'm a fan and (b) the 6mm market is rather small, so there isn't that much to win.

Maybe if a whole lot of people would start to play 6mm scaled games and wanted to buy tons and tons of miniatures it might become lucrative. :P
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Chios on November 30, 2016, 11:45:08 AM
The paintes javelins are gorgeous! It is really cool to see (at least the tail end of) your design phase up to the realised miniatures.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Gun_wun on November 30, 2016, 04:54:08 PM
Inspiring builds.  Really makes we want t play with 3d printing.  You got skills!
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on December 04, 2016, 01:20:24 PM
The Centurion Battle Tank I designed is out!

Novan Regulars Centurion Main Battle Tank:
(http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/P1040927s.jpg)
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The centurion main battle tank is the most common tank used by novan regular forces in the field a rugged and heavily armoured design it has been built to be a reliable and easy to operate vehicle capable of going long periods of time between maintenance cycles making it the perfect machine to equip Tusculum Novaís armoured divisions.

The designs has seen many weapon fits over the years but the most common armaments (hector configuration) are a regular tank cannon in the turret backed up by a fixed forward hull mounted laser cannon. In addition the hull sides can be configured to mount a sponson weapon most commonly a HMG for close in anti personel protection.

Pack contains 3 x centurion tanks with modelling options.

Please note that this is the first of several weapon fits we will have for this tank with a long barelled anti tank cannon (achilles configuration) on the cards next.

£10.70
http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-centurion-main-battle-tank/

Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on December 25, 2016, 01:23:05 PM
A little Christmas present, five upcoming variants of the Centurion main battle tank (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-centurion-main-battle-tank/).

Please let me know your thoughts!

Plasma tank:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Novan%20Battle%20Tank%20-%20plasma%20cannon%20-%20005_zpsp66wgczv.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Novan%20Battle%20Tank%20-%20plasma%20cannon%20-%20005_zpsp66wgczv.jpg.html)

Light vehicle hunter:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Novan%20Battle%20Tank%20-%20autocannons%20-%20001_zpsqvk8kknl.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Novan%20Battle%20Tank%20-%20autocannons%20-%20001_zpsqvk8kknl.jpg.html)

Laser tank:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Novan%20Battle%20Tank%20-%20lascannons%20-%20001_zpsshfjjw7r.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Novan%20Battle%20Tank%20-%20lascannons%20-%20001_zpsshfjjw7r.jpg.html)

Anti-infantry tank:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Novan%20Battle%20Tank%20-%20gatling%20variant%20-%20004_zpslnjawqsb.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Novan%20Battle%20Tank%20-%20gatling%20variant%20-%20004_zpslnjawqsb.jpg.html)

Conqueror tank:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Novan%20Battle%20Tank%20-%20conqueror%20-%20001_zps4hawqpnw.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/3d%20modelling/6mm%20stuff/Novan%20Battle%20Tank%20-%20conqueror%20-%20001_zps4hawqpnw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on January 21, 2017, 02:13:06 PM
The Apocalypse Heavy Battle Tank I've designed for Vanguard Miniatures is as good as ready. All I need before shipping it off for printing is some final feedback.

So any suggestions, comments, etc. are more than welcome. :)

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Apocalypse%20Battle%20Tank%20-%20013a_zpsl3x4ers9.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Apocalypse%20Battle%20Tank%20-%20013a_zpsl3x4ers9.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Apocalypse%20Battle%20Tank%20-%20013b_zpstikhdl0d.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/Apocalypse%20Battle%20Tank%20-%20013b_zpstikhdl0d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Stormwind on January 22, 2017, 01:00:19 AM
That's a big chunky turret <3
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Jimmy Zimms on January 23, 2017, 07:52:28 PM
MMMMMMMMM that's a tasty KV-2 IN SPAAAAAAACE!!!!
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 11, 2017, 01:40:55 PM
My Centurion tanks (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-centurion-main-battle-tank/), painted by the talented Mike Salwey:

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16997708_10155100222558158_3232703776256017400_n.jpg?oh=83c8af9b99854e42410767dc2259d0d0&oe=59655FBF)
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17191426_10155100222663158_3110202829345730258_n.jpg?oh=accbd15472f1ff5af5376bdb965b99ab&oe=592BAB37)
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17155829_10155100223403158_8436306482016075883_n.jpg?oh=1c5bf6658e96f3ec8273f611f701c2f6&oe=59336F29)
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17203181_10155100223493158_1155500894175804843_n.jpg?oh=cc958df479954ca75ad932167e4f31d5&oe=5927AA3D)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Stormwind on March 11, 2017, 09:57:07 PM
Gorgeous!
Title: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: andydorman on March 12, 2017, 08:33:33 AM
I'm going to have to pick up some of these, they look great. Deceptively simple and well executed paint job as always from Mike...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 15, 2017, 05:57:22 PM
Novan Warriors (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-warrior-infantry-fighting-vehicle-b/) with AA weapon upgrades (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/plastic-vehicle-metal-upgrade-anti-aircraft-set-human/), painted by the talented Mike Salwey:
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17342907_10155112953863158_3539323820276440520_n.jpg?oh=d442e42703426baf5c3018f938a48be9&oe=596D06AB)
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17155456_10155112953868158_4981942263257570894_n.jpg?oh=c2042f15b9ec11e56fb60760dbe7ffef&oe=592963EC)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 20, 2017, 07:09:09 PM
My gun tower design has just been released! :D

Novan Sentinel Sentry Tower x 2:
(http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/P1050140T3.jpg)
(http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/P1050139T2.jpg)
(http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/P1050142T6.jpg)
(http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/P1050143T7.jpg)
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The Sentinel class sentry tower is a modular armoured defence system seen across novan space. The system can be fully automated or semi automated with a single weapons operator. Designed to allow construction at various heights dependant on the local terrain or situation and with many different weapon load out options this is a versatile and rugged design that has seen great success during itís time in service.

Set consists of two multi part sentry tower models with weapon options.

Tower height is: 55mm with turret in place.

£8.00
http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-sentinel-sentry-tower-x-2/
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Easy e on March 22, 2017, 02:25:28 PM
Novan Warriors (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-warrior-infantry-fighting-vehicle-b/) with AA weapon upgrades (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/plastic-vehicle-metal-upgrade-anti-aircraft-set-human/), painted by the talented Mike Salwey:
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17342907_10155112953863158_3539323820276440520_n.jpg?oh=d442e42703426baf5c3018f938a48be9&oe=596D06AB)


I want to get my hands on some of those for Aeronautica Imperialis and Horizon Wars for sure!
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 22, 2017, 02:30:29 PM
Please do! Also keep on mind that the gun towers' turrets are compatible with this tank kit.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: marell le fou on April 05, 2017, 10:18:51 PM
I love your ground buildings ! Nice addition to your production.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 06, 2017, 03:58:56 PM
Thank you!

By the way, expect this kit to be out soon as well:
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/P1050161archerSPG2_zps3jjopvnq.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/P1050161archerSPG2_zps3jjopvnq.jpg.html)
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/P1050160archerSPG1_zpsqkihzpjv.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Stefmanovic/media/P1050160archerSPG1_zpsqkihzpjv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 08, 2017, 01:36:10 PM
The first batch of variants of the Centurion Battle Tank have been cast:
(http://i66.tinypic.com/35l6mif.jpg)
(http://i64.tinypic.com/wwdnh0.jpg)
(http://i64.tinypic.com/2gv57wx.jpg)

Sniper tank:
(http://i65.tinypic.com/33a8hhv.jpg)

Siege tank:
(http://i66.tinypic.com/2ufue1h.jpg)

Autocannon tank:
(http://i67.tinypic.com/2ijpz6f.jpg)

Plasma cannon tank:
(http://i68.tinypic.com/ixqlgw.jpg)

Laser cannon tank:
(http://i65.tinypic.com/14xkw8j.jpg)

Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on April 15, 2017, 10:23:21 AM
Artillery units out! :D

Novan Regulars Bombadier SPM:
(https://i0.wp.com/vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/P1050186si.jpg)
(https://i2.wp.com/vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/P1050187si.jpg)
(https://i2.wp.com/vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/P1050176si.jpg)
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Self propelled version of the common novan bombadier heavy mortar mounted on a modified warrior hull.

Contains 3 x bombadier SPMís, artillery crew not included.

Model dimensions are: length 35mm, width 22mm, height 10mm not including weapons or crane.

£11.00
http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-bombadier-spm/

Novan Regulars Archer SPA:
(https://i1.wp.com/vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/P1050185si.jpg)
(https://i1.wp.com/vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/P1050184si.jpg)
(https://i2.wp.com/vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/P1050175si.jpg)
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Self propelled version of the common novan archer heavy artillery gun mounted on a modified warrior hull.

Contains 3 x archer SPAís, artillery crew not included.

Model dimensions are: length 35mm, width 22mm, height 10mm not including weapons or crane.

£11.00
http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-archer-spa/
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on May 18, 2017, 11:38:21 AM
More Centurion Battle Tank (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-centurion-main-battle-tank/) variants:
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18449581_1810855228928435_5469499495288538995_o.jpg?oh=2182b980f57467b22fb408b8d525169a&oe=59A7507E)

What other Centurion variants would you like to see?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on July 20, 2017, 06:17:03 PM
Teaser...

(http://i.imgur.com/a8livT0.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: marell le fou on July 20, 2017, 10:03:25 PM
Dunkerk, 40K version ;)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 31, 2017, 09:57:12 AM
Did these 6mm ones a whole while back...

(http://i.imgur.com/vArBAcQ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/d1BQeBb.jpg)

They were based on the 28mm version I did, maybe I should just shrink the 28mm ones and be done with it...
(http://i.imgur.com/wdOUtKm.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/0YM9eF8.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/KIBZ49X.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/tdKTVe0.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/eb0lHJx.jpg)

Not sure if I should shrink them to 6mm or do them in 15mm. Might make some fun stuff to shoot at in smaller scale skirmish games.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on September 16, 2017, 12:01:42 PM
Not so much an update, but just sharing some 'fan art' by the talented Mathieu Moyen (https://mraverage.deviantart.com/):
(https://scontent.fams1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21728443_1985368458143777_5595641828723389997_n.jpg?oh=243c81cf7814b8639ac4fd4fc7fedfa0&oe=5A4B9E71)
(https://scontent.fams1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21731002_1985368648143758_1888910438124400462_n.jpg?oh=a5b019d5fb706d1906e9c643f9990f04&oe=5A13A8D0)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on September 24, 2017, 01:58:15 PM
The Novan Regulars Centurion Battle Tank I've done for Vanguard Miniatures has been cast in 3mm!

(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21951073_1996582403689049_1789480312569417401_o.jpg?oh=179fe30688db8cbfb407db7436bc08d6&oe=5A84D5CE)
(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21765433_1996582763689013_6226921992024696652_o.jpg?oh=c2e472366951628c8cdeef6cc42af697&oe=5A4D3EB5)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: osjclatchford on September 24, 2017, 07:35:58 PM
Just wow. The detail is amazing! Especially considering its in white metal nice one!
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: marell le fou on September 24, 2017, 09:56:55 PM
NoÔss !

Same. I appreciate the detail level.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on September 24, 2017, 10:11:45 PM
I assume you guys have already seen the first wave of Vanguard Miniatures' upcoming 3mm releases:

http://www.forum.specialist-arms.com/index.php?topic=8875.0
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 22, 2017, 06:57:54 PM
Teaser...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on November 07, 2017, 09:55:40 PM
Most likely will be doing these in 15mm, if there's any interest of course...
(https://i.imgur.com/HWrhz0y.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/M6GrGGv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/oKqtw0u.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/93mwpCZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on December 15, 2017, 06:24:31 PM
Thought you might appreciate this...
(https://i.imgur.com/lQ8ZtFs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Y2DzESE.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on January 25, 2018, 08:29:09 PM
Need some extra pistols for games like Necromunda?

(https://images4.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/710x528_22006942_12338414_1516911928.jpg)
Available here: http://shpws.me/PsOY
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on January 26, 2018, 06:21:15 AM
By the way, if I would find a producer for them...what material would you guys prefer: metal or resin?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: osjclatchford on February 02, 2018, 05:18:50 PM
Well even as a hardcore lifelong white metal fan i'd say resin. It's would be easier to clip off the pistol grips and they would be lighter for gluing to hands... Just my opinion but there you go...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on February 12, 2018, 06:52:43 PM
In the meantime...look what arrived from the printer's:
(https://scontent.fams1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27867141_2205425132804774_6910344102002253123_n.jpg?oh=11592fe691a388f2dac00495ca1a17e8&oe=5B124BF4)
Title: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Thinking Stone on February 12, 2018, 08:52:42 PM
Ooo... those aircraft are very snazzy in the print, Malika! You've done an ace job with them!

I give another vote that resin is the better material for pistols: if the idea is to improve convenience (there are plenty of pistols out there, just attached to other things...) then resin is much easier to work with than metal. And much less need for pinning, etc..
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on February 12, 2018, 09:03:02 PM
Resin has my personal preference as well, especially for that type of bit. :)

Regarding the aircraft, I started working on another one...very early WIP...
(https://i.imgur.com/MtEtyEl.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: marell le fou on February 12, 2018, 09:37:08 PM
Absolutely exceptionnal. Marvelous stuff.

And the new one looks good too. You manage to keep the spirit even by changing the general shape. Nice job.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on February 13, 2018, 06:08:57 PM
Thank you!!!

And another very early WIP:
(https://i.imgur.com/I35FcOD.jpg)
Title: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Thinking Stone on February 13, 2018, 10:20:54 PM
Oo, some intriguing lines!

The second one shows why you should protect your fighting machines from evil influences: they sprout wings and bigger guns! :P
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on February 19, 2018, 04:51:51 PM
New release:

Novan Regulars Centurion Tank (Achilles) - £10.50
(https://i0.wp.com/vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/P1050473ca.jpg)
(https://i0.wp.com/vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/P1050472ca.jpg)
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The centurion main battle tank is the most common tank used by Novan regular forces in the field a rugged and heavily armoured design it has been built to be a reliable and easy to operate vehicle capable of going long periods of time between maintenance cycles making it the perfect machine to equip Tusculum Novaís armoured divisions.

The designs has seen many weapon fits over the years but this variant the (Achilles configuration) boasts a long range version of the standard tank cannon in the turret backed up by a fixed forward hull mounted laser cannon. In addition the hull sides can be configured to mount a sponson weapon most commonly a HMG for close in anti personnel protection.

Pack contains 3 x centurion tanks Achilles configuration with modelling options.
http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-centurion-tank-achilles/
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 08, 2018, 09:25:11 PM
In the meantime, I've started working on something more body-horror...
(https://i.imgur.com/6irYV18.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on March 15, 2018, 02:20:08 PM
3mm vs 6mm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqKvHpdG1M4
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on May 20, 2018, 03:22:18 PM
Rampager Light Tank I've designed for Vanguard Miniatures is out!

Tainted Rampager Light Tanks - £10.00
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Each Rampager set consists of 4 x multi-part Rampager tank models.

Model diameter approx, 18mm.

25mm plastic bases not included.
http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/tainted-rampager-light-tanks/

Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Geep on May 21, 2018, 01:37:39 PM
Very nice. The Rampager light tanks are a great proxy for death wheels- though maybe a little small for that? Will there be larger ones?
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on May 21, 2018, 03:12:26 PM
No plans on my behalve to make bigger ones since the Decimator (http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/tainted-decimator-heavy-tank/) is already out. I might be doing some Rampager variants though, but that'll depend on the sales.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: marell le fou on May 21, 2018, 10:26:24 PM
WOW ! They are impressively cool ! Very well done !
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Post by: Chios on May 25, 2018, 02:09:23 PM
Very nice!
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Post by: Malika on May 29, 2018, 10:01:47 AM
FIGHTERS ARE OUT!!!

Tainted Hecate Interceptor - £7.00
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Tainted Hecate Interceptor

Manouverable and well armed, Tainted Interceptors are powered by nuclear cells, such that even in death their pilots may bring woe.

Sets contains 2 x Hecate Interceptors and 2 x plastic flight stands.

Length: 5.6cm
https://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/tainted-hecate-interceptor/

Tainted Charon Fighter - £7.00
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Tainted Charon Ground Attack Fighter

A variant of the Hecate interceptor the Charon has been designed as a light ground attack aircraft capable of rapid response and with a surprising amount of firepower for itís size.

Set contains 2 x Charon fighters and 2 x plastic flight bases.

Length: 5.6cm
https://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/tainted-charon-fighter/

Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: marell le fou on June 01, 2018, 12:05:14 AM
Yeah, admirable. Really.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on June 03, 2018, 08:14:07 AM
The Novan Regulars Tribune Heavy Tanks are out!

Novan Regulars Tribune Heavy Tank (Hector) - £6.50
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Novan Tribune (Hector Variant)

Novan Regulars field various configurations of Tribune Heavy Tank; The most commonly found among the ranks of the Novan hegemony are the Hector Variant. Festooned with multiple cannons and anti-personnel heavy machineguns, they are a fearsome all-round vehicle, capable of taking on both enemy tanks and infantry mobs with confidence.

1 x Multi part Tribune (Hector Variant) model.

Length 4.5cm

Model painted by Adrian Taylor
https://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-tribune-heavy-tank-hector/

Novan Regular Tribune Heavy Tank (Achilles) - £6.50
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Novan Tribune (Achilles)

The Achilles variant of the Tribune tank replaces the standard tanks twin cannon in the turret with two long barrelled anti-tank cannon, designed to engage enemy armour at extreme range they have proven most effective in this roll. Used primarily on the flanks of and armoured attack it is not uncommon however to also see them leading spearhead formations in the shock assault roll.

1 x Multi part Tribune (Achilles Variant) model.

Length 4.5cm
https://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regular-tribune-heavy-tank-achilles/

Novan Regulars Tribune Heavy Tank (Turnus) - £6.50
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Novan Tribune (Turnus)

The Turnus yet another variant of the Tribune heavy tank this particular version has been created to address the infantry and light vehicle wave tactics often preferred by Skinnerz armies. The turret contains two large calibre heavy rotary cannon that can spew out a prodigious amount of fire power, devastating to even the most heavily armoured infantry and shredding light vehicles with ease.

1 x Multi part Tribune (Turnus Variant) model.

Length 4.5cm
https://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-tribune-heavy-tank-turnus/
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on July 24, 2018, 02:33:08 PM
The 3mm Cybershadows Jackals have been upgraded with an additional weapons sprue:
(https://i2.wp.com/vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/P1050796jackal-wpns..jpg)
(designs by yours truly)

https://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/3mm-cybershadow-jackal-war-stalker-probe-w1/
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on July 29, 2018, 04:26:16 PM
New prints are in, the Novan Regulars Royal Winter Marines Mk2 and the Centurion based logistics tank.

(https://scontent.fams1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37917088_2488435254503759_7886450860522209280_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=fb3d88752e9e457a2bbabd876a0164a0&oe=5BD2AFC5)
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Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 03, 2018, 03:39:16 PM
The Novan Elites Spiculum fighter has been printed:
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Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 18, 2018, 07:02:02 AM
So this just happened...

Novan Elites Spiculum Heavy Fighter - £7.00
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The Spiculum like most Elites aircraft can function perfectly fine within the vacuum of space, but has been specifically optimised to operate in the ground support roll providing precision strike capability against enemy armoured targets and infantry concentrations.

Set contains:

2 x Spiculum heavy fighters

2 x rocket clusters
https://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-elites-spiculum-heavy-fighter/
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: marell le fou on August 19, 2018, 09:38:58 PM
Very well made, as always...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on August 29, 2018, 01:47:55 PM
Tainted reinforcements incoming!
(https://i.imgur.com/MHJTgyg.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on September 12, 2018, 05:59:30 AM
Feedback needed. I'm about to submit these for printing, just need to know if the missile pods should be pointing straight forward (Elites on top) or slightly up (Elites on the bottom).

Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Chios on September 12, 2018, 06:07:58 AM
Personally, I prefer the missile racks angled upwards a bit.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: marell le fou on September 12, 2018, 08:47:19 PM
So do I !

Nice models, anyway.
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Post by: Malika on September 22, 2018, 10:00:31 PM
Centurion Engineer Tank - £5.00
(https://i2.wp.com/vanguardminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P1050936ET.jpg)
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This set contains:

1 x tank hull

1 x dozer blade sprue

1 x ground spade sprue

1 x crane sprue
https://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/centurion-engineer-tank/

Want to get two of them at once? Then go here: https://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/centurion-engineer-tanks-set/
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 05, 2018, 03:33:03 PM
Four more Centurion variants out!

Novan Regulars Centurion Main Battle Tank (Aeneas) - £8.50
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The centurion main battle tank is the most common tank used by Novan regular forces in the field a rugged and heavily armoured design it has been built to be a reliable and easy to operate vehicle capable of going long periods of time between maintenance cycles making it the perfect machine to equip Tusculum Novaís armoured divisions.

The designs has seen many weapon fits over the years but the most common armaments (hector configuration) are a regular tank cannon in the turret backed up by a fixed forward hull mounted laser cannon. In addition the hull sides can be configured to mount a sponson weapon most commonly a HMG for close in anti personnel protection.

The Aeneas is the lighter brother of the Hector configuration. Its 120mm cannon is replaced for a lighter variant. Ironically, this weapon was originally designed to be mounted on the Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle as an anti-fortification weapon. This has proven very ineffective, which led the Novan military to rethink their design. The cannon was mounted on a Centurion hull, its decrease in weight gave it more speed than the other configurations. Most Centurions armed with the Aeneas configuration also sacrifice their sponson-mounted tertiary weapons to decrease even more weight, allowing it to travel faster and for longer distances.

Pack contains 3 x centurion tanks (Aeneas) with modelling options.
https://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-centurion-main-battle-tank/

Novan Regulars Centurion Main Battle Tank (Agamemnon) - £8.50
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The centurion main battle tank is the most common tank used by Novan regular forces in the field a rugged and heavily armoured design it has been built to be a reliable and easy to operate vehicle capable of going long periods of time between maintenance cycles making it the perfect machine to equip Tusculum Novaís armoured divisions.

The designs has seen many weapon fits over the years but the most common armaments (hector configuration) are a regular tank cannon in the turret backed up by a fixed forward hull mounted laser cannon. In addition the hull sides can be configured to mount a sponson weapon most commonly a HMG for close in anti personnel protection.

The Agamemnon configuration is the follow-up design of the Ajax configuration. Its primary weapon is replaced for a mortar which has a much longer range than conventional Siege Cannons carried by the Ajax configuration or the Hammer Support Tank. Secondary and tertiary weapons, like the Ajax configuration, are primarily meant to take out thick armour. The Agamemnon often sees the secondary laser cannon and tertiary Plasma Cannons replaced for Microwave Projectors.

Pack contains 3 x centurion tanks (Agamemnon) with modelling options.
https://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-centurion-main-battle-tank-3/

Novan Regulars Centurion Main Battle Tank (Turnus) - £8.50
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The centurion main battle tank is the most common tank used by Novan regular forces in the field a rugged and heavily armoured design it has been built to be a reliable and easy to operate vehicle capable of going long periods of time between maintenance cycles making it the perfect machine to equip Tusculum Novaís armoured divisions.

The designs has seen many weapon fits over the years but the most common armaments (hector configuration) are a regular tank cannon in the turret backed up by a fixed forward hull mounted laser cannon. In addition the hull sides can be configured to mount a sponson weapon most commonly a HMG for close in anti personnel protection.

The Turnus configuration, like the Patroclus configuration, was developed during the Skinner Rebellion. Like its automatic cannons armed brother, the Turnus is highly effective against horde enemies such as the Skinnerz or civilian rebellions. But whereas the Patroclus is specialised in taking out lightly armoured targets and light vehicles, the Turnusís purpose is to eliminate vast amounts of enemy infantry. Its Heavy rotary cannon is the big brother of multi-barrelled weapons sometimes mounted on the Novan Elites Scorpion Tank. For extra close range support against enemy infantry, commanders often replace the hull-mounted laser cannon for a flamethrower.

Pack contains 3 x centurion tanks (Turnus) with modelling options.
https://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-centurion-main-battle-tank-2/

Novan Regulars Centurion Main Battle Tank (Odysseus) - £8.50
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The centurion main battle tank is the most common tank used by Novan regular forces in the field a rugged and heavily armoured design it has been built to be a reliable and easy to operate vehicle capable of going long periods of time between maintenance cycles making it the perfect machine to equip Tusculum Novaís armoured divisions.

The designs has seen many weapon fits over the years but the most common armaments (hector configuration) are a regular tank cannon in the turret backed up by a fixed forward hull mounted laser cannon. In addition the hull sides can be configured to mount a sponson weapon most commonly a HMG for close in anti personnel protection.

A more recent development within the Novan military, the Odysseus configuration uses primary and tertiary weapons normally used by the Novan Elites. Based on the Disruptor Annihilator of the Novan Elites Dominator Super Heavy Tank, the Odysseus carries a turret-mounted Heavy Disruptor Charger and two sponson-mounted Disruptor Cannons. Its secondary hull weapon is rather unconventional for the Centurion tank. Whilst most configurations are armed with laser cannons, the Odysseus carries a quick cycling pulse laser, a weapon normally reserved for the Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

Pack contains 3 x centurion tanks (Odysseus) with modelling options.
https://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-centurion-main-battle-tank-4/


Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 06, 2018, 06:52:14 AM
Additional armoured reinforcements!

Novan Regulars Centurion Assault Guns - £8.50
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The Centurion tank has seen many adaptions during its years of service, one such adaption omits the turret in favour of mounting a weapon system low down in the main hull in a fixed forward position. This configuration allows for a much heavier weapon to be mounted on the chassis, greatly reducing the overall silhouette of the vehicle. Two of the most common weapons utilised are the Hammer mortar and Hunter anti-tank laser cannon.

Set contains: 3 x assault gun hulls, 3 x parts sprues
https://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-centurion-assault-guns/
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 07, 2018, 10:47:03 AM
The Tainted are getting more reinforcements!

Tainted Regulars Centurion Tank (Hector) - £17.00
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The centurion main battle tank is the most common tank used by Novan regular forces in the field a rugged and heavily armoured design it has been built to be a reliable and easy to operate vehicle capable of going long periods of time between maintenance cycles making it the perfect machine to equip Tusculum Novaís armoured divisions.

The designs has seen many weapon fits over the years but the most common armaments (hector configuration) are a regular tank cannon in the turret backed up by a fixed forward hull mounted laser cannon. In addition the hull sides can be configured to mount a sponson weapon most commonly a HMG for close in anti-personnel protection.

This set contains:

3 x armoured track hulls

3 x unarmoured track hulls

6 x turret and sponsons sprues

6 x hatches and laser cannon sprues
https://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/tainted-regulars-centurion-tank-hector/

Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: marell le fou on October 07, 2018, 08:40:42 PM
When will you stop ? :)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 23, 2018, 06:00:16 AM
Started working on a sort of grimdark/gothic version of Tatooine, your thoughts?

(https://i.imgur.com/NIr5XCs.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: osjclatchford on October 23, 2018, 04:35:58 PM
Utini!  8)
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Lex on October 25, 2018, 01:25:01 PM
Plx add [img width=600] instead of [img] . At the moment most of the pictures force people to scroll, which is a pain on some devices.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on October 27, 2018, 12:53:12 PM
Thanks for clearing that up! I didn't know how that worked on this forum. :(
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Lex on November 02, 2018, 01:40:10 PM
Thanks for clearing that up! I didn't know how that worked on this forum. :(

no problem / geen probleem heh
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: marell le fou on November 04, 2018, 07:35:56 PM
Great stuff, anyway. I like the desert aspect.
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: Malika on November 07, 2018, 04:32:09 PM
Over at Vanguard people felt the windows were either too big, or not next to the doors enough. I should do an interior shot to show the concept of these buildings better...
Title: Re: Modelling bits for 3d printing
Post by: marell le fou on November 08, 2018, 07:35:45 PM
If you insist !! :D