The theme for this months HOARD is Modern Combat Units - Land/Air/Sea
This can be any sort of miniature on the above theme or feel free to submit miniatures off theme.
If you submit a figure, they must include both front and rear art, have a proper trimming outline, and include instructions for multi-part models. Recolors and figure mods are encouraged, and even uncolored designs are welcome.
No nudity or sexuality, but bloody gory and horrifying is encouraged.
If you have questions about how to design your figures, like formats, resolution, and stuff like that, see the HOARD GUIDELINES in this forum category.
Last Edit: Oct 16, 2014 10:57:58 GMT -9 by squirmydad
On the gun, will that be straight 2d, laminated 2d, 2.5 or 3d?
It doesn't matter. I like this.
I was thinking like "0"d...guns hadn't even crossed my mind as I was planning on attaching Ebbles weaponry to it.
edit-> Oh, the tires aren't really round; they're half rounds. They're designed to sit beneath the chassis like the vehicles you see from WWG. Originally this project was for 15mm scale so the tires were just going to be 2d add-ons.
Post by old squirmydad on Aug 31, 2011 19:49:50 GMT -9
I'm actually in the process of re-working it a bit. The big brown fold lines are one of the things that's being re-done. This started as a 15mm scale model...3-1/2 years ago. I've learned a few things since then.
will there be a new subframe for this to go along with the full 3d tires that are already in the pdf?
That's the idea. Like I said before; this was a model project intended for 15mm scale that I worked on 3.5 years ago. At 15mm scale it had enough structural integrity that the hull could be all one piece and it was fine. Once I 'ballooned' it up to biggie scale it started to feel kind of weak. I made structural support blocks to fit inside the current version to give it some strength, but I'm also making a new version that will use the 3D tires on a separate top and bottom section.
This also lines me up for the next project/expansion which is the JGSDF Type 87 Recon vehicle. I mislabeled the Type 82 as a Recon vehicle when it is actually a Command version, that's why it has that raised stern section. The type 87 is very similar but has a flat top with a light turret in the center.
I'm trying to keep my projects in small chunks that I can actually complete as I have a tendency to overwhelm myself with the scope of my projects.
I built it and used your antenna array from your Recon Hover on it. It looks GREAT built.
My only thing is for an APC, it should have a bigger door on it. As it stands right now, the figures would have to crawl through the rear hatch on their bellies. A larger door would double as a ramp to load and off-load troops.
Also, I have a knack for seeing things in different ways. I was looking at the basic shape of the vehicle, and I noticed that the actual shape of the thing could have a different skin, and if the rear became the nose, it could be a crash truck, firetruck or a different war machine.
Simply put, the rear tires would now be the FRONT tires. Make your back the windshield.
I bet now that you read this, you won't look at it the same again!
Too bad I am no good at textures, or I might take a stab at it.
Game Designer, BETA Tester, Model Designer, Figure Designer... HEY! It's what I do...
Post by old squirmydad on Sept 9, 2011 6:59:41 GMT -9
Actually it's not an APC, it's a high mobility field command vehicle. Getting in and out in a hurry, aka a rapid deployment, isn't crucial with this vehicle. Besides, it's in scale. Are you thinking kind of like Glenn's Da'Boss truck?
;D At least Squirmydad saved the August Hoard ... . Great model with easy assemblage. You could do a whole battalion in no time. Squirmydad, what do you think of multiple part turrets/modifications. Like a tank factory?
Well, I opened this thread. But my project idea died a gruesome death in priority chaos ... .
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