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Offline Blindhorizon

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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #120 on: March 28, 2017, 08:19:00 PM »
The under cut on that bridge is going to be a pain to cast. Should reconsider it, or make a separate piece to be cast and glued on.

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« Reply #121 on: March 28, 2017, 10:50:53 PM »
Cheers guys, glad you're liking it do far. Hearing that helps give me some incentive to get this done  :-\ It's starting to be a long hard slog to get it done but at least now the end is in sight. The prows shouldn't take too long. I'm going to make one vaguely like the high conveyor from ASC 2.0 and another like the Emperor Battleship (without the sensors).

As for the detail, all I can think about is how it will paint up so I'd hate to have a large patch of flat surface with no details. So, if I see a spot I think is lacking I whack some plasticard there.......then there..... and a little bit there. And on and on it goes. Looking at the pictures I can see some spots that I think could do with some details. Like the back edge between the wing and the engines.

The under cut on that bridge is going to be a pain to cast. Should reconsider it, or make a separate piece to be cast and glued on.

The side fins/wings are separate so you can have the mould join down the length of the ship. So it shouldn't be too hard to cast up. I've been in contact with the chap who has cast a few of my bits up and he says it should be fine. (We'll see I guess!)

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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #122 on: April 01, 2017, 11:36:25 PM »
Well. She's done. I ended only making one prow for the time being but I may make another one or two versions. In all honesty I'm sick of the sight of Plasticard at the moment so for now she's only having one prow! Unless you're desperate for another style of prow.

She ended up being a LOT bigger than I had originally planned. She was going to be grand cruiser sized but she actually dwarfs a Battleship :/ Oh well. Guess I'll be making another one at some point then  :o






Here's some scale shots against a Battleship and the Dreadnought.




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« Reply #123 on: April 02, 2017, 10:05:39 AM »
Thats awesome ;D

Did you do the prow just with plasticard? how did you bend it with such a clean result?
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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #124 on: April 02, 2017, 03:34:38 PM »
 dear god that is huge...but lovely... let us know when its for sale eh? ;)
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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #125 on: April 03, 2017, 10:34:31 AM »
Harec,
Well, I just used thin plasticard (0.5mm) and bent it.  :-\ Not quite sure what else to say really. I made the skeleton of the prow, filed it so the prow 'armour' had a smooth surface to stick to and then glued the 0.5mm plasticard to the frame. Then cut it to size.

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Will do mate. I'll send it off today but will probably take two weeks or so.


Right, because I spent way too much time on the last ship and it ended up being a LOT bigger than I had originally planned I went and made another one. It was a bit of a rush job (I did it in one day whilst dodging jobs from the MRs) so it's not fantastic but it will do the job.

Here is the RUBRUM NANUM (Red Dwarf). An old mining ship that has been laid up and rotting for centuries. Now converted to the fleet Carrier and pressed into service.




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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #126 on: April 03, 2017, 12:19:30 PM »
surely its missing the small moon in the side! ;)

seriously though great stuff... gotta love the ol' crimson small one. something i've wanted to do in bfg for a long time

now all you need is a little green 'astra insectus' to go with her eh? ;D
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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #127 on: April 05, 2017, 07:59:35 AM »
Space bug........ Yeah, dammit, that's got to happen now as well. Although in fairness that would be it's attack craft. Do I it as an Escort(s) or a light cruiser? I'm thinking light cruiser so it's a bit more fun than just a bunch of escorts but I'm open to ideas.

I put 'space bug' into Google translate and it came up with "spatium cimex"........ but Astra Insectus does sound a lot better.

I should have Rubrum Nanum done in a few days. Looking a bit bland at the moment though so no pics. :/


EDIT: Oh, my High conveyor arrived at the Casters yesterday so I should have some casts in about two weeks. A few issues as, as it's hollow they can't make the mould in a vacuum :/ Hopefully it will come good though.
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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #128 on: April 05, 2017, 10:36:38 AM »
Well, maybe I was exaggerating a bit when I said a few days. She's 'done' for now. She's a bit boring...... she needs some more colours on her but I'm not sure what.





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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #129 on: April 11, 2017, 10:05:18 AM »
Despite having almost 20,000pts in Gothic I have very little in the way of scenery. With all my hobby stuff packed away due to a house move I had little in the way of little ships to hand so I finally bit the bullet and started making some scenery! - Asteroids!

They're pretty simple, just some 'Lava Rocks' I picked up from the local supermarket. There's more than pictured here, I have about 40 in total now and that was only half the bag! (not bad for 6!).

I also threw some bits on one of the larger rocks to make a quick and easy Space station. It's not had much effort put into the paint job but, hey, it's only scenery.   ;D




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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #130 on: April 11, 2017, 01:20:22 PM »
nice terrain, had a load of volcanic rock in a bag for the same purpose but it disappeared at some point.
nice additions for the space station, i always liked the artwork of the space fort made from asteroids chained together.
red dwarf is looking good as is the high conveyor. i like the idea that it dwarfs a battleship in size but is lacking on the weaponry front, it fits the fluff of a huge tanker turned into a man o war, not a true warship but something else twisted and pressed into that role

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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #131 on: April 12, 2017, 09:24:32 AM »
Hmm I love the high conveyor, would have been great with some transport ship like modules on the sides.
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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #132 on: April 12, 2017, 10:39:33 AM »
Great work!
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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #133 on: April 12, 2017, 10:57:17 AM »
Cheers guys.  :D

Malika, what kind of modules do you mean? I made some 'fuel' pods like the normal transport. They are going to be bulk cast so you'll get 8 with each ship. However if you want some other pods then what are you after? I'm sure I can knock something up and send it to the casters :)

Radu, yeah, it's about time one of us made some scenery :P I'm making (re-doing) some planets at the moment. The last ones were a rush job. I may do the chain up asteroids - I like that artwork as well and it could be a good way to represent some weapon platforms. I need to make some of those as well. Ideally I want 500pts of Defences (I have a station and a dock which is 240pts) so that means I need to make 8 weapon platforms......... Although I may make some mine fields as well for funsies :D


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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #134 on: April 12, 2017, 05:07:04 PM »
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