This project is for a SOC-R Riverine Boat. The image below is scaled down, but will print out at about 7 inches/17.8cm . The hull is about 90% done and I still need to make the engine deck, driver's rear deck and driver/radar area. It's not an exact copy and it is also a water line type of model, but I did do a quick colored bottom for it. I'm not making guns for this, but Ebbles Miniatures does make a set you could add to this.
May i ask why, being the bottom at the bottom ( ;D ) you choose to not put the tabs on it but on the top? I could have go in the opposite way (so the top piece with the hole attached to the sides, glueing them to the unprinted part of the bottom, and then gluing the printed "floor" on top of that tabs....) but i'm surely missing some design reason...
There are a few advantages to doing it this way: -One is that the holes for the rope lines are much easier to cut out. -The top pieces is a sandwich fold for extra strength. A sandwich fold makes it much easier to align the two pieces together. -The bottom piece has the engine box part attached to it and the alignment for the box really needs to be done after the bottom is in place with the walls. -When attaching the top part to the walls, the glue flaps are much easier to clamp (See the Alligator clamps).
I found construction to be easy. Although I did add chipboard to the model. This adds more strength, but meant that I had to do a lot of extra trimming to get the inside pieces to fit. If you build it without the chipboard you wont have to trim the paper. I need a day or so to go over the file.
It will hold between 11 and 13 minis with 25mm bases.
Parduz: So, as always, i'm slow and silent but i'm trying to do that job
Jan 3, 2020 14:00:35 GMT -9
Parduz: Let me "shout" here that i'm not ignoring the minis database cataloguing job, but got a bit sidetracked by real life and the Legions of Steel 2ed beta testing. I also thought to reply to a couple of PMs but did'nt hit the "Send" button. Anyway, i'll do it!
Jan 3, 2020 13:58:53 GMT -9
okumarts: So cool when it's all in front of you like that. I can't wait to print off and build those tables.
Jan 2, 2020 11:11:08 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): Here's the heart of what I got done last year, Paper Realms terrain-wise.
Jan 2, 2020 7:37:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: That truly was amazing, sir. I hope 2020 will be a tremendous year for you
Jan 2, 2020 6:48:23 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): Oh my good lord. Well, I was working on a brilliant year-in-review post outlining all the things I managed to pull off, and mistakenly clicked the "x" button on the browser window. Please take a moment to close your eyes and imagine an amazing post.
Jan 2, 2020 5:28:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: 2020! I think this is going to be a great year
Jan 1, 2020 6:31:59 GMT -9
vongrimm: (Thought I'd already posted this, but apparently not ~_~) A belated Merry Christmas to everyone, hope ya'll had a good one! And Happy New Year as well! And lastly, a belated Happy B-Day to Shep!
Jan 1, 2020 0:02:17 GMT -9
squirmydad: Very cool Jazzart! Happy New Year's all!
Dec 31, 2019 22:40:24 GMT -9
jazzart: All my miniatures made in 2019. A prosperous and Happy new year everyone! Great adventures to you!
Dec 31, 2019 21:21:42 GMT -9