Okay,so far I don't even know, if I will find the time to participate in this year's Papercuts, but should I do so, I will create a scenery piece for scifi gaming. Based upon the idea of the various corridors and special rooms, I so far did for Star Trek games,and since it was already been planned as part of my Space: 1999 set, I will try to create the interior of an Eagle Lunar Transport.
and I want to try and keep the modular design by creating the container modules for the middle part of the ship, individually. Depending on how much time I can spare for this project, I will perhaps only get the passenger module ready for Papercuts, but if so, the rest will follow.
What to expect: An Eagle is basicallymade up of four segments, the cockpit, the utility corridor, the container module,and the engine room. I want to create these with textured walls and floors and 3D interior. Unfortunately, I won't be able to design the ship fold-flat, but I will try to make things so modular that the entire Eagle can be packed into the container module, for which I will make an extra lid. This way, everything is stored in an "Eagle box". www.coldnorth.com/owen/deckplans/other/anderson/e-profiles.gif
I'm pretty excited about this project,and really hope that I'll find the time, and that it turns out well.
Thanks for the link. However, I'm afraid that my appraoch will be quite different,concentrating on the interior of the ship. The model I have i mind won't feature a completed outer hull. There will be no landing gear, no roof, and only the upper half of the thrusters. It's gonna be more like a cut-away additionally stripped of its lowest parts for more table stability.
Size-wise, I'm thinking about 5 x 10 inches for the main module, 3 x 4 inches for both,utility corridor and engine room,and 4 x 4 inches for the cockpit. Those boxy side thingies with the landing gear underneath will be 4x4 inches, too,the rear thrusters 5 x 4 inches. This adds up to a total length of 22 inches and a width of 11 inches. I think that should be good measurements...
However, Tommygun's approach made me think of including various changes in order to avoid copyright infringement. For example, right now I'm thinking of a more round cockpit module akin to UFO's Moonmobile...
So, more progress – in fact, much more progress, since only the main transport module is left to be done. Okay, plus printing, building,taking pictures, and writing up the instructions...
With already 19 pages, this has turned into a really huge project. I don't know, if this isn't too big for Papercuts. However, I will finish the ship, since I ound out, that due to the modular build and the addition of a simple airlock module, you get three ships in one: the transporter, a shuttle (by switching the transport module with the airlock), and a moon hopper (by taking the crew module out of the shuttle)...
And here's a little preview teaser:
Oh, almost forgot, I have to admit, that I borrowed okumarts gate frame from the WNMHGB corridor sets, as it was perfect for the doors... Does that make the model a kitbash? Or is it still a model?
I have to face reality... Sadly, even though the LMT is done, I will not find the time to print and build it, nor to take pictures and write up the instructions.
This means, although the project is basically finished, I will not be able to enter it in Papercuts.
So, instead I will take my time and create more interior modules (VIP quarters, science module, surgery module, moon buggy) for the transport module, as well as a lid for said module in order to have it double as the storage box for most of the ship, while the landing gear doubles as two boxes for the rest.
Once everything is finished, I will either post the LMT in an appropriate upcoming hoard or in my Space: 1999 section, which I will soon rename into Luna Base 1999 (or perhaps even better 1995).
In retrospect, this project might have been just a little bit too big for just the 1 week I had time to complete it...
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
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