I am working on a vehicle inspired by the star wars desert skiff and the Borderlands 2 sand skiff, for the July forum hoard. This is a preview of the general shape of the ship with a couple of miniatures from Kiladecus and Darkmook for a sense of scale.
And here are some stages of the test build:
The model will probably require three pages. I still want to add some bits to the rear part of the ship, an optional flight stand and if time allows, some other optional bits. In any case, when the blank model template is finished, I will also post it here if someone wants to play with it.
A nice thing to do is include a textured/finished bottom - in case the skiff gets overturned, for example. It doesn't have to be fancy, but it beats blank or even coloured paper.
My favourite of squirmydad's sampans is the one that has the wooden bottom included. The other ones I backed with dark brown card stock (same stuff I use on the underside of the canopies), but I may one day tweak the wooden bottom to fit the others. Actually, it's been long enough since I built them, that it may not need much tweaking...
Here are some pictures of the new version of the skiff. Now the pieces are two-sided after WackyAnne's suggestion. The basic model fits in 3 pages, then there are other two for optional bits and the flight base.
I know the banner and gun on the back look weird. The idea is to place one or the other. I glued both just to check if the pieces were fitting correctly. Also, I did not like the way the banner looks so I will remove it from the final version for the hoard.
Here are some pictures of the build process. A few tips: glue the front "skirts" last. Leave the two ends of the bottom box open, and glue it under the main floor. Glue its ends only before you glue the front skirts. Also, close the rear of the "engine" box by the end of the build process. Glue the railings to the main floor before you glue the box under it.
Yes, as I was building it, I thought about a steampunk/VSF version. Maybe adding a chimney over the engine box at the back, in place of the gun nest, and a small stand with a ship wheel somewhere on the floor.
As I was building the model I noticed I did not texture two tabs in the long box that goes under the skiff. All the files have been corrected... I will post the pictures tomorrow, must get some sleep now...
Vermin King: Not the style you are looking for, but try a search for 'paper theatre' or 'paper theater', and you will find a few pages of epinal figures. Not many, but I know there are a few
May 14, 2019 5:08:58 GMT -9
shep: Does anyone know where to find decent individual minis of late Roman Republic era civilians? From senator to slave, every mini would be great, as long as they are not legionaires or generals or other military (Praetorian Guard and Roman Vigiles excluded)
May 14, 2019 4:20:32 GMT -9
wyvern: Nah, just rewatched the 1931 Universal "Dracula" movies (the Lugosi one and the Spanish version)
May 1, 2019 12:20:34 GMT -9
Vermin King: did you do your bonfire?
Apr 30, 2019 10:08:38 GMT -9
woosh: also, where can i find cool ships and mechs? im looking particularly for any spider tanks or spider mechs. ive seen the site with all the mechwarrior papercrafts and ive made a couple of those but none of them are especially spider-like
Apr 7, 2019 12:38:49 GMT -9
woosh: ebbles sent me here when i asked about his ud41 utility dropship, and that hed seen a mod that had 4 engines, which id like to try
Apr 7, 2019 12:37:22 GMT -9
woosh: i was typing up a thread and it said it was too big. soooo whatever
Apr 7, 2019 12:36:03 GMT -9