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Offline Lord Borak

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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #345 on: February 26, 2017, 05:22:54 PM »
I'd go for the right one personally but, seriously, how big is this model going to be? I can't see people making that much of a deal with how many missiles it's carrying :)

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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #346 on: February 26, 2017, 05:57:28 PM »
I'd go for the right one personally but, seriously, how big is this model going to be? I can't see people making that much of a deal with how many missiles it's carrying :)

The model is about 12mm long, so it's not that big a deal. However, I want to get 'details' such as the weapons right in case I decide to make a 6mm version of this craft. Kinda a lesson I've learnt from when I designed the fighter and then worked on the 6mm version of it and realised its weapons layout didn't match anymore.

A little bit of OCD I guess?  :P
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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #347 on: February 26, 2017, 06:45:08 PM »
I'd say the left one, those bombers try to hurt ships that are like 30 times their own size.. they would need the seriously oversized missiles!

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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #348 on: February 26, 2017, 07:58:31 PM »
I've continued working on the bombers:



And on a little side note, this is what the bomber would be like in 6mm scale:
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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #349 on: February 26, 2017, 09:00:21 PM »
Really nice. Nothing to add.

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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #350 on: February 26, 2017, 11:52:20 PM »
The bombers and torpedo bombers are as good as ready. Let me know if anything needs changing before I ship them off.

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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #351 on: February 27, 2017, 07:38:56 AM »
No complaints from me mate. Are these going to be metal as well?

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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #352 on: February 27, 2017, 08:13:53 AM »
They'll be metal yeah. :)
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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #353 on: February 27, 2017, 12:56:57 PM »
they are gorgeous! love the 'doubled' missile pods. much better now. kinda reminiscent of the dropship from aliens with those... only kinda...very much looking forward to these and the other ordnance. great stuff

also just wanted to ask, is the fighter intended as a proxy for a xiphon fighter? if not it certainly would work as such!
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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #354 on: February 27, 2017, 07:25:05 PM »
The Javelin Fighter could indeed by used as a proxy for the Xiphon. Only the armament I've made for it in the space ship scale doesn't fully match the armament of its 6mm counterpart, but that doesn't matter that much I guess.
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« Reply #355 on: February 27, 2017, 08:12:25 PM »
Final shot before shipping them off to the printer...
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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #356 on: February 27, 2017, 09:05:08 PM »
Why those red and green sections ? Do you cast them and then send the models, or do you let the producer print them ?

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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #357 on: February 27, 2017, 09:30:35 PM »
It's just a render, the prints/casts will be unpainted of course. ;)
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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #358 on: February 28, 2017, 09:33:22 PM »
Yeah of course, but i wondered why you had to take time to change that. :)

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Re: [BFG] - Designing new ship types - 3d printing madness
« Reply #359 on: March 14, 2017, 09:41:11 AM »
Just discovered this thread - really great work.

Where are all these amazing creations available? I see the Shapeways link in your sig, but it doesn't look like even half of it is there...