With the small carts finished I am working on big wagons now. After some prototypes I wanted to add steerable front wheels. I came up with this solution and understand now why the front wheels are often smaller for this type of wagon
I need to work on the details a little bit more and once it's finalized I will make the other wagon concepts.
Thanks for the link. That is a great idea for poseable stuff.
The reason for my design is that I thought it would be possible not only to use the carts and wagons "up", the way they are meant to be used, but also broken, turned over, on the side as barricades and you have the underside looking somewhat realistic. So for such a small axis it will not work.
If someone wants to have turning wheels, I can imagine to just stick a toothpick into the axis, cut the pointed ends and glue the wheels on and pray they hold :-)
These will be the 3 big carts or wagons. I whipped up different wheel textures to get some more variations.
One question: I think the "fortification" bars (the ones across the normal wall planks) would only be on one side but it might look better if they are on both. What do you say? Or a I completely lost in tunnel vision?
Any other feedback, critique or wishes before I start packaging in preparation for sale?
Last Edit: Dec 5, 2015 5:57:54 GMT -9 by lightning
I've always been one that looks at what first gets your attention.
The thing that jumps out at me are the wheels. Especially the ones on the Vardo. They look a bit too plain. I know that in real life many ox carts and wagons had very plain wheels, but if someone owned a beautiful caravan wagon like that, I think they would have upgraded wheels, too.
The slope side wagons wheels look appropriate. The box wagon wheels look appropriately reinforced, but the Gypsy wagon wheels look a little out of place. They need to be jazzed up a little IMO.
I think you would have more buyers if you had a spoked wheel option
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spoked wheels ... done! thanks for the tip. I also have made iron rim wheels. will show them next week.
Have to laugh at how many different names the one wagon gets. I called it the medieval travel wagon. My girl friend called it the circus wagon. The file name is house wagon. But vardo sounds nice and exotic.
I am about to prepare the final files and am wondering how to setup the size. A4 and Letter version each? Or one version covering minimal space for both? And if the one version should it be Letter (I guess more users in US) just so you don't have think to much when printing. And how does this work with the registration marks for Silhuette?
I have everything setup now for A4. Does the registration work if the marks are at uneven space from border?
I was able to create a template in Letter size with registration marks covering the safe area for both Letter and A4 that seems to work here using A4 paper for printing and then cutting with the portrait.
If any of you have the time and interest I here are the files in case you want to try it out (it's just a simple blue cube btw) and let me know. The PDF should support layers to be turned on or off. I have separate layers for cut, fold and texture.
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