Happy 4th of July to all! In celebration of the Holiday - and to give an enforced break to my massive WWG Mall Build (okay, I've been wanting to do a zombie run ) I'm building a Cotale IIIc. This is My second, actually - I gave my first to my grandson when he came for a visit a few years ago. What I'm doing different this time around:
1) Keeping track of my build time. The actual handcutting took me an hour and a quarter. Now, this does NOT include the landing gear (as I am intneding to display this 'in-flight') - although I think I will cut them later before assembly with slot tabs (and slots in the underbody) so it can 'land'. Nor does the time include making the in-flight display stand, which I'll cobble from some other papercraft pdf from elsewhere.
2) I am going to try for a more rounder canopy, and therefore did not score those lines.
After I do this build, I intend to eventually modify the original pdf to do a flight wing for my Traveller game stuff with the emblem of the Duke of Regina's Huscarles 4518th Lift Infantry Regiment as support elements. (see insert) An additional modification to that may me to shorten the length and wing span a bit so it can replace the original Rampart space fighter in my future Azhanti High Lightning build. (Why do I always have such grandiose schemes? Why? Why? Why?)
Oh, and I'm building this with the soundtracks for the newer BSG series running in the background...
Post by greypilgrim on Jul 4, 2016 18:10:23 GMT -9
UPDATE: After an afternoon with family, I spent another hour and a quarter on edging. I took my time - almost luxuriating in the calm downtime - and as they say: the devil is in the details. I use johnny-o Blick Studio markers for most of my work. The majority of the edging here was with their Cool Gray 20% to cut the main body white edges (sometimes I used two swipes), with Basic Gray #3 at the darker gray bits of the artwork. DBS Olive was used for highlighting the green running lights on the wings, with a basic Sharpie red to continue the red stripes over the edges to connect the side flat surfaces for a nice continuous look. A basic black Sharpie was used around the engine intakes and exhausts.
In my mind's eye I was considering various formats for the eventual display stand. I haven't gone back to the archives, yet, so does anyone remember if Chris has a stand in any of the other sets that could be adapted? I am figuring in part that I could have a coupling-copy of the engine exhaust at the high back of the stand to fit like a plug into one of the exhausts. (Which one to put it into might dictate how the model "lists" or rolls as it sits on the stand.
Post by greypilgrim on Jul 5, 2016 12:10:58 GMT -9
Thanks, Chris - I'll stat looking there... [After checking] That would work, I think, though not the style I had in mind. I'll keep looking or come up with something of my own - which I'll share. 'Course this I'll have to do *before* I start assembly - but I won't add the time into the 'official' time log for build...
Post by greypilgrim on Jul 23, 2016 4:31:07 GMT -9
UPDATE: Whew! I cannot believe how real life can get in the way of things. FINALLY got around to actually gluing the Crotale IIIC (yes I can spell it right sometimes ). Took an hour and a quarter. Before I did that I mashed up a display stand maybe a half hour tops (not including searching for what files to use to print off). I used the tall support from the Despoiler. From WWG I used the Mayhem Wastelands file and the kitbashed Crater Ring (full size, about 6.5 inch outside diameter). Looks pretty snazzy - I'll get a pic up tonight.
Total project time was about 4 hours. That squadron is going to take a "little" time. Still have to change the insignia, and experiment on different squadron color stripe - I'll have to work on my skills for that bit.
Post by greypilgrim on Nov 19, 2016 13:46:44 GMT -9
I can't believe it took me 4 months to find my camera! But, finally, here is a shot of my Crotale. I apologize for the lighting - and this does not show the detail of the belly hook-up of the transparency... Looking at the expanded view, you can see the bottom of the transparency stand being held by the two slots in the crater base. It's very flimsy, though - I wish I had thicker transparency to work with.
mproteau (Paper Realms): rag - the best thing to do is to pull the art out of the PDF and print straight from Silhouette Studio. That way you can ensure you have the registration marks you want, and the cutlines all line up. I have a video showing how to do this easily if needed.
Apr 30, 2021 5:14:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I thought they got rid of all their free accounts, but it looks like they re-thought that policy.
Apr 30, 2021 5:06:00 GMT -9
rag: mproteau - The plan is Worldworks' Titan Control. They have the cutfiles but the marks are in the old format - we'll see how it goes.
Apr 30, 2021 3:57:16 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): Oooh... I'm at 256 out of 1000 photos... so, I suppose at some point I'll fall over and look elsewhere... and have to fix up all my product listings! I'll use my space frugally.
Apr 30, 2021 3:46:35 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): I have all my photos on flickr, and have never paid anything...
Apr 30, 2021 3:45:37 GMT -9
Vermin King: I didn't realize Flickr accounts cost that much. Maybe I need to raid the Agence Eureka site and Esben Rasmussen photostream, too
Apr 29, 2021 12:52:47 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I think all the paper model stuff there can be found on this board anyway.
Apr 29, 2021 8:03:50 GMT -9
cowboyleland: In the old days the way to post pics here was through a service like Flickr. These days I have better uses for $8.99 and I am going to close my account www.flickr.com/photos/cowboyleland/ if you want to have a look B4 it is gone.
Apr 29, 2021 7:56:00 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): Also, a fine time to plug my Patreon :-P patreon.com/paperrealms ; I have a LOOOOT of cutfiles available for paper minis. It's all Silhouette compatible, and everything I make has a readme to cover any special considerations.
Apr 28, 2021 9:06:39 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): I currently use a v1 Cameo machine (they're on v4 now) and love it.
Apr 28, 2021 9:05:41 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): The Curio is interesting - it has a different carrier mechanism that enables embossing. Some folks like how it handles scoring more than the other machines (that perforate to make a 'score' line). I recommend the Portrait.
Apr 28, 2021 9:05:27 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): The CAMEO models are a bit pricier, and get you a wider feed, and multiple tool holders. Not essential features, but could be great depending on what else you want to do with your machine.
Apr 28, 2021 9:04:28 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): rag - I actually still have my Silhouette SD and it's still working great. The Silhouette Portrait is very much like the old SD machine. A workhorse without a ton of extras, it can handle Letter/A4 papercrafting just fine.
Apr 28, 2021 9:03:59 GMT -9