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It was quick and easy to put together - well, would have been, if I hadn't "embellished it" (nothing wrong with the model 'as-is', but I just can't leave anything alone...) I printed up two copies. The first formed the base layer, then the second, I cut out bits and pieces, to allow certain details to be raised.
The folds and edges are not as crisp as in Dave's photos as I used corragated card (from a box of cat food sachets), for the base and "cereal box" type packaging card for the second/detail layer.
I printed it out at 75% to match gthe size of figures I use - The first batch of Gun-crawl Terraforce figures I printed up were about the same size as some GW Imperial Guard figures I had, so I stuck with that scale.
The APC is the M113 that appeared on the forum sometime last year. Though I thought it was a bit small for my figures, so I made it longer and wider (it has six road wheels and doors on the top and back are now "double-doors")
I will give the bare-card edges of the model a quick run over with some watery paint a bit later.
I think for the next one, I will use the thinner card for both layers, but add some re-enforcing bits made from the corragted stuff inside.
Last Edit: Jun 6, 2019 19:14:31 GMT -9 by alloydog
I had a bash at another building, this time I stuck two together. This time, I used thinner card (watercolour card) and a slightly different technique: I did only glued the top layer near the base of the model. It made it much easier to fold, though prone to breaking where the detail was narrow strips. But even then, once the main body was fixed, the loose ends glued down nicely. But, with the thinner card, the panels don't stand out so much.
I also had a go at the free cargo-pod. That was a disaster - the card ripped, because I didn't use the tabs, getting the end caps to stick on took about a day per edge (PVA glue dries reeeeeeeeeeeeeally slow) and when I tried super-glue, that was worse (dried too fast and dribbled everywhere.)
The end result looks like the thing broke from it's lifting chains and crashed to the ground, which makes it an excellent "objective marker"!
I'm now thinking that they would make great corridor walls and bulkheads for the interior of the Lev Davidovich Landau...
Very nicely done. BTW, AirDave's M113 is roughly Hot Wheels scale - 1/64, but was scaled further to take up available space on one letter-sized page. Not surprised it needed enlarging.
I kept the image at the original scale/size, but opted to lengthen and widen it, adding a wheel and doubling the rear doors. Here's the modded image:
The next incarnation will have the running gear recessed under the main body a bit and I was thinking of stealing the "Forest" colour-scheme from Dave's habitat to make the vehicles match. I think having "modular" type vehicles matches the idea of modular buildings, especially if resources and workshop space is limited.
squirmydad: Fast? Today is only the 98th of March...
Mar 30, 2020 17:18:33 GMT -9
Parduz: how are you going, guys? things are running so fast!
Mar 30, 2020 15:11:23 GMT -9
marcpasquin: After Goscinny died, people thought it would be the end of Asterix as he was the writing part of the team but Uderzo managed to keep it going and eventually pass on the torch to new teams that still produce albums to this day.
Mar 26, 2020 7:08:19 GMT -9
marcpasquin: Asterix was such a big part of my childhood. Not only did I read all the albums but every years the cartoon movies were part of "Ciné-Cadeau", a holiday time programming block on Télé-Québec that showed animated movies for kids.
Mar 26, 2020 7:06:53 GMT -9
lightning: I cannot count how often I read Asterix and Obelix as a kid. Loved how it always ended at a big town dinner around a huge bonfire and the troubadour was gagged somewhere so he couldn't sing. Good times!
Mar 25, 2020 0:03:40 GMT -9
Parduz: I still love that comics. Some of them (around the middle age of Asterix production) have some of the best story/dialogues/jokes ever.
Mar 24, 2020 11:31:07 GMT -9
squirmydad: God I LOVED those books as a child. Sorry to see him pass.
Mar 24, 2020 8:50:27 GMT -9
wyvern: RIP Albert Uderzo, co-creator with René Goscinny of the Asterix comic books. [And no, he died from a heart attack.]
Mar 24, 2020 6:27:38 GMT -9
Vermin King: Trump is an S-hole, but Clinton should be in prison. I don't like Biden, but at least it's a step up from 2016
Mar 22, 2020 18:40:25 GMT -9
Vermin King: Well, my efforts to reboot 2020 haven't worked, so I probably won't try the others. BTW, I have always said I am an equal opportunity politician basher. Trump is undoubtedly an ass, but I still have to look at him being the lesser of two evils.
Mar 22, 2020 18:39:00 GMT -9
Parduz: well, then may i ask if we go pre 1994 so we could get rid of Bungasconi...
Mar 22, 2020 17:06:54 GMT -9
ignatious: perhaps a system restore on 2020 might work, and if we go pre 2016 maybe we could get rid of the trumpvirus.
Mar 22, 2020 8:19:43 GMT -9
Vermin King: I tried, but it hasn't worked so far. Maybe I will try again
Mar 22, 2020 4:46:23 GMT -9
Parduz: pls reboot the 2020, then.
Mar 22, 2020 1:07:14 GMT -9
Vermin King: Rebooting the whole system fixed it
Mar 21, 2020 5:47:43 GMT -9
lightning: and yet you are able to post here @vermin king?
Mar 21, 2020 5:34:43 GMT -9
Vermin King: Panic -- when you've been sick during a pandemic and have to self quarantine, and then wake up to no cable or internet
Mar 21, 2020 3:48:57 GMT -9
Parduz: ... and some upper lip mods? Perhaps?
Mar 20, 2020 14:44:52 GMT -9
marcpasquin: @vermin King to be fair, different hairstyle, costume type and about 15 years in between the 2 roles.
Mar 20, 2020 6:31:47 GMT -9
Vermin King: I feel like an idiot. Didn't realize that Vanessa (Deadpool) was Inara Serra until last night. Duh
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