Modular SciFi Building this Time. Last week someone posted a picture of theses buildings designed by an Italian designer by the name of Nume over at Ebbles web site. I liked the look, so I thought I would give them a try. They will be stack-able like plastic cups the way some of my other buildings do for better storage. Here is a test build. One side of the roof will be all solar panels and I like the little sky lights on the originals. It's about 6inches (15cm) wide which I think will work well when clustered together. So anyone interested in this guy?
Sometimes I use gimp to make textures, but I usually get them from cgtextures.com and just use gimp to change them. The large tan wall area started out as a very small white stucco wall section and the solar panel was only 1/8th the size it is now and lighter in color. Gimp is really made to modify pictures more than making something from scratch.
I'm not planning on any other versions. I'm hoping I can scale them to get about 8 slightly different sizes so they nest inside each other. Each one would be about 1.5 percent difference in size. I may do a greenhouse version as the 9th unit?
Well I have my ink cartridge back in and two test builds done. It all looks well. Next I need to figure out how much to reduce and enlarge the units to get them to stack inside each other. I want to do one or two with a really large door too.
I have a suggestion for the bottom flap, the "ground" tab-
I have seen here and there that for wide walls that may tend to bow or warp, if you have a tab like this you can make two horizontal score lines and fold it into a long triangular rail inside the model, then glue that itself to the wall. The Rio Draco buildings do this, to pretty good effect.
I don't know how much this might mess up your nesting idea, but it might add a bit more stability than just the flap resting on the ground.
Well I think I can have the first pdf ready by later tonight or tomorrow. I do have a few things to get done this weekend though. The triangle idea is a good simple way to solve that problem. I'll have to keep that in mind for future projects. I did do something a bit similar with my Moon Hopper's spine. A small triangle tube is surprisingly strong. On this type of building it wouldn't be practical, as I would have to make each unit about 10% smaller or more than the last to nest inside each other. Right now there is a 2% difference and they still look OK next to each other. The smallest is about 12% smaller than the largest.
You are a true master of what you do! Can I call you the Picaso of Papercraft? My favorite is still the hovertank pictures you did with TOPO'S YELLOWJACKET! Sheer magic!
Ok... the triangle tab, great idea! I will steal ... um, I mean "use" it in the future (just like I did SoloSpirit's combination of magnets and paperclips that allow moveable and interchangable turrets on models)!
Ok. I think I have addressed every item mentioned in this thread... bar one. Where can I get a copy of that hover car? That is freakin' awesome!
Game Designer, BETA Tester, Model Designer, Figure Designer... HEY! It's what I do...
Post by Vermin King on Jul 25, 2011 5:42:16 GMT -9
I just think these have to be the most useful structures I've seen in a long time. I think they fit extremely well in desert scenarios, but I put some trees and things around, and the color balances for forest also. I wish my computer would handle an additional program, but it can't, but sometime down the road, I plan on doing an Arctic White version to be used in Arctic and Lunar scenarios.
Talk about transportable scenery that looks phenomenal and sets a mood for gameplay ...
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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!
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