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More Huge Ships (for both sides...)

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6 hours ago, BlueSquadronPilot said:

Where and how? These are amazing!

3D printing.  You can see the striations in the material.  Now if only you could light em up... Actually, on that front, are they fully solid or is it hollow on the inside?  I've had a few requests to light up 3D printed stuff that I've turned down because I don't know what all it'd be like.  Obviously they would have to be printed in two shells so I can access the interior, but just wondering if they need to be solid.

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1 hour ago, Khyros said:

3D printing.  You can see the striations in the material.  Now if only you could light em up... Actually, on that front, are they fully solid or is it hollow on the inside?  I've had a few requests to light up 3D printed stuff that I've turned down because I don't know what all it'd be like.  Obviously they would have to be printed in two shells so I can access the interior, but just wondering if they need to be solid.

 

Oddly, the thickness of the crusty shell varies, and I'm guessing that's because of the rate of cooling of the goo they use to print it. Theoretically if you do what Mel does and print shells then it's possible. Actually boring into them or bisecting them into hollow-able sections would be an interesting experiment, but IMHO not worth the bucks unless you've got money to burn. Plus, I'd be worried about their structural integrity once all the guts have been cleared out. Yes it's softer than the hard shell, but the way it honeycombs inside actually makes for a pretty durable model. I wish the Russian guy would respond to requests for unassembled models, but oh well. 

Of course, if you REALLY wanted to, you could order these things, sand the crap out of them, and then send them to a recaster to have molds made, then have the shells cast in ABS plastic and light those, but boy, what a pain.

 

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9 hours ago, Khyros said:

3D printing.  You can see the striations in the material.  Now if only you could light em up... Actually, on that front, are they fully solid or is it hollow on the inside?  I've had a few requests to light up 3D printed stuff that I've turned down because I don't know what all it'd be like.  Obviously they would have to be printed in two shells so I can access the interior, but just wondering if they need to be solid.

Ahh yes, now that I am at my computer I can see them. Still these look pretty **** amazing. Wish I had a 3d printer

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On 7/12/2017 at 11:17 PM, BenderIsGreat said:

Joining the fleet is a Charger C70 refit....

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And on the Imperial side, an Acclamator Transport: 

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More pics on the blog listed in the photo, as well as some of the Pelta, Phoenix Home II

 

Happy Wednesday, people. 

Looks fantastic and Eyyy good use of Alien Luxury's yt-1300 guns. Is the Consular from the russian ebay seller?

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Thanks! Yes, yes it is. It costs less than a Blockade Runner. 

I tried to find some turrets small enough for the AA banks on the Acclamator, but everything I found was to huge for the model. The Russian needed to cast the thing at twice the size that he did, but oh well. It struck me how close it was to Vigil size, so there's some conversion potential there using 40k thrust nozzles and some turrets. This biggest hurdle there would be that box under the Vigil's prow. I'm guessing that it's a small craft bay, but Fractalsponge has never shown the doors open. 

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10 minutes ago, BenderIsGreat said:

Thanks! Yes, yes it is. It costs less than a Blockade Runner. 

I tried to find some turrets small enough for the AA banks on the Acclamator, but everything I found was to huge for the model. The Russian needed to cast the thing at twice the size that he did, but oh well. It struck me how close it was to Vigil size, so there's some conversion potential there using 40k thrust nozzles and some turrets. This biggest hurdle there would be that box under the Vigil's prow. I'm guessing that it's a small craft bay, but Fractalsponge has never shown the doors open. 

I definitely dig on that dudes stuff, even if he isn't always spot on with scale.

Could definitely see that acclimator being transitioned into a vigil for sure. That Consular is probably pretty close on the sliding scale though no?

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The Charger is pretty spot on with the sliding scale chart, too. I checked it visually against the chart that was posted a while back and it matched up pretty well.

Now the only casts of his I want but don't have are the Nebulon and Immobilizer...

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On 7/14/2017 at 1:46 PM, ElSee said:

They're beautiful. Better than children.

And the brats cost more... and MORE, the toys you buy once and keep 'em forevers.

:D

There are wonderful benefits to being a happy smart batcheler.

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Where did you get the pegs?  I just got a a charger c-70 (Thanks Jay!).  I have ordered the guns from Mel on Shapeways.

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3 hours ago, bswaim said:

Where did you get the pegs?  I just got a a charger c-70 (Thanks Jay!).  I have ordered the guns from Mel on Shapeways.

The pegs and base are the Litko huge ship base kit, found on their site and Amazon. I glued the holders directly to the bottom of the ship. They're snug, but shallow, so I'd recommend either using the peg holders as a drill guide or getting extra pegs. When I first saw how thing they were I nearly balked and ordered thicker acrylic rods and rod holders from Secret Weapon miniatures, but the Charger is light enough to be okay on them. The Acclamator is one big hunk of plastic, however, and requires the bigger cross base. I reinforced it on the Litko base using L-shaped plastruct rod. 

I wish the dude would just get rid of the Stargate garbage and print out more Star Wars ships (like a Hammerhead or a Brah'tok gunship) but oh well...

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1 hour ago, BenderIsGreat said:

The pegs and base are the Litko huge ship base kit, found on their site and Amazon. I glued the holders directly to the bottom of the ship. They're snug, but shallow, so I'd recommend either using the peg holders as a drill guide or getting extra pegs. When I first saw how thing they were I nearly balked and ordered thicker acrylic rods and rod holders from Secret Weapon miniatures, but the Charger is light enough to be okay on them. The Acclamator is one big hunk of plastic, however, and requires the bigger cross base. I reinforced it on the Litko base using L-shaped plastruct rod. 

I wish the dude would just get rid of the Stargate garbage and print out more Star Wars ships (like a Hammerhead or a Brah'tok gunship) but oh well...

I had made the hammerhead corvette at scale 1/270 and would like to make molds of it (I'm also preparing molds for the YT-1000 I had made) 

meanwhile I had prepared several turrets for those ships you can see them here on this links

a good idea is to attach dem with little magnetos 

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On 7/18/2017 at 3:50 PM, Decan Mabu said:

I had made the hammerhead corvette at scale 1/270 and would like to make molds of it (I'm also preparing molds for the YT-1000 I had made) 

meanwhile I had prepared several turrets for those ships you can see them here on this links

a good idea is to attach dem with little magnetos 

I thought about the magnets, but the thing wasn't solid enough inside its hard candy shell to support them. One of the longer rod-type, maybe? I just remember the peg ones I had on hand being too shallow at the time, plus I would've had to somehow drill into the slender Litko rod. 

Casting your Hammerhead is a great idea! Keep us all in the loop on that one!

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