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...
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9