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...
Vermin King: His eyes must not be as old as mine
May 21, 2020 11:12:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I always thought Tirick was a little mad.
May 21, 2020 7:11:40 GMT -9
Vermin King: Really worn out tonight, so when I'm like that I just look for things I used to have, but don't any more. I got the Zippy models and am rebuilding my Tirick/TCF Gaming folder. How the heck would anyone build his 1/1000 Battletech mechs without enlarging
May 20, 2020 17:12:58 GMT -9
Toman: yea I have been. pretty cool project. I've done a few scratch builds like that but not as large. cutting individual stones or carving stones in foam sucks.
May 19, 2020 16:50:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Anybody else following Mauther's home-made Playmobile castle build? Looks really good so far
May 18, 2020 18:13:38 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Good point. Maybe make the wing feathers seperately so that the wind could get through them?
May 14, 2020 6:10:23 GMT -9
squirmydad: We had two operators for the hawk though, one to carry the weight and the other to flap the wings.
May 13, 2020 11:02:25 GMT -9
squirmydad: Probably silk and dowels. I assisted in the construction of a giant hawk puppet for an indoor show, probably about the same size as that pegasus.
May 13, 2020 11:01:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's got to be really light. The article dealt with parade puppets. I don't think I'd want to be trying to control that in a stiff wind
May 13, 2020 4:21:20 GMT -9
lightning: that's a nice pegasus!
May 13, 2020 4:10:32 GMT -9
shep: Will it fly, if you move the wings fast enough?
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