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Cacique Caribe23 Jun 2012 3:42 p.m. PST

Look at this man's awesome work!!!

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Inspiring stuff, isn't it?

So . . . if I was going to follow in his footsteps, does this floor plan look fun enough for gaming?

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Too big? Too small? Too ambitious? Other suggestions?

My space is limited to a maximum 2' x 4' area so, if it's going to be a multilevel project at all, all the levels will have to fit in that space.

What do you guys think?

Dan

FABET0123 Jun 2012 3:50 p.m. PST

Ambitious for a first try, but if you get it done should be a lot of fun to paly on.

But… Why is Speed Racers Mach5 on level 2?

Ravenstar23 Jun 2012 3:54 p.m. PST

very cool , can't wait to see the finish set, and the Mach5 really surprised me.lol

Cacique Caribe23 Jun 2012 3:58 p.m. PST

"Ambitious for a first try"

What should I start with? Got any cool options that would allow me a bit of fun gaming? I'm willing to consider any and all.

"But … Why is Speed Racers Mach5 on level 2?"

LOL. I didn't even notice it until now!!!

Thanks,

Dan

thabear23 Jun 2012 4:37 p.m. PST

But… Why is Speed Racers Mach5 on level 2?


Because the Torana is down on level 1 blocking in the Kingswood with the Monaro in front of it .

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2012 4:39 p.m. PST

There he goes. There goes Speed Racer. He's a spaceman on wheels?
But it's sooo cool! I mean, it looks like it belongs there. Maybe some design changes to the Mach 5? Make it more spaceworthy?

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jun 2012 5:16 p.m. PST

Haha, thanks! I found using the pre-scored tiles made it a lot easier!

Mako1123 Jun 2012 9:00 p.m. PST

Looks like a good start to me.

According to your multi-level deckplan, and assuming you are doing this in 15mm/18mm scale, the large ship scales out to be about 22" long, assuming 5 feet per square (1.5 meters, per Traveller), and 3mm's per foot.

So, looks fairly do-able to me.

Obviously, you could save table space by not modeling the areas other than the deckplans, but if you have the time, space, and money, modeling them too would be preferable, since it would look great.

Good luck on the project.

Duck Crusader23 Jun 2012 9:42 p.m. PST

Wow, just wow. Beautiful piece, and it also illustrates how hard even small interstellar craft would be to depict on the table perfectly. Particularly like that he even included heads, too many people seem to forget that. Not like you can squat out the airlock.

Cacique Caribe24 Jun 2012 3:10 a.m. PST

Duck Crusader: "Not like you can squat out the airlock"

You could, but people would be claiming to see more moons in space than usual. :)

Dan

Toy Soldier Green24 Jun 2012 4:31 a.m. PST

What games would you play?

FABET0124 Jun 2012 6:27 a.m. PST

"Ambitious for a first try"

What should I start with? Got any cool options that would allow me a bit of fun gaming? I'm willing to consider any and all.

Maybe just start with the shuttle. Give you a chance to work out how you want to handle hatchs and engine details or even if you're enjoying yourself doing it. I've always struggled with how to represent the hull. The flat outer walls seemed to detract from the visualization.

Game options: Traveller, Star Wars Mini Battles, Shockforce, Space Hulk (modified). Dark City Games have Sci-fi version of Meleee/Wizard.

BlackWidowPilot Fezian24 Jun 2012 11:59 a.m. PST

It's a two-seater grav car, people, not some low tech wheeled conveyance… evil grin

Leland R. Erickson

Mako1124 Jun 2012 12:28 p.m. PST

With a bit of care, and effort, the blue and/or pink foam of the vessel's hull could be easily carved, and sanded to shape.

It's gonna be messy though.

Wear a dustmask, and goggles.

Cacique Caribe24 Jun 2012 1:24 p.m. PST

FABET01: "Maybe just start with the shuttle. Give you a chance to work out how you want to handle hatchs and engine details or even if you're enjoying yourself doing it."

Good point. Makes lots of sense. Hmm, now to look for a proper-sized little ship to make. I guess I should start looking here:

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Dan

Lsutehall26 Jun 2012 1:10 p.m. PST

I agree with Mako11, blue foam may be the way to go here. With some dowels and suitably reinforced holes (brass tube maybe) you could build the entire ship such that it could be stacked together, which would be better for storage. Assuming you made it from, say, one inch thick levels, it wouldn't be that tall either.

I followed the links, and ended up at the artist's deviantart page, where I found a second ship with deckplans, that would make a good companion piece (afterall, the boarding parties have to come from somewhere, right?) :

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Cacique Caribe26 Jun 2012 8:29 p.m. PST

Wow. Very, very nice!!!

Dan

Cacique Caribe27 Jun 2012 12:50 a.m. PST

Guys,

Maybe the exterior doesn't really have to be carved out of foam after all. These fellas make their alternative seem so easy:

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Lots more on their project here:

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Dan

Lsutehall27 Jun 2012 3:48 a.m. PST

I saw that manta the other day, its certainly an impressive build. I've scratchbuilt in a similar manner before, and its not too hard.

If you were to make the exterior like that, then the interior could be made the same way as Mr Harold's. Infact you could build a gameable layout first, and build the exterior later as and when you have the time.

Tensen0125 Nov 2012 12:14 p.m. PST

Just came across this, I wanted to say, being the artist who designed and created the Phoenix, the Mach 5 is there because one of the characters in the Serenity Game this ship came from had a Mach 5 themed skiff.

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the man with the flock of seagulls haircut

Would absolutely LOVE seeing this ship brought together in 3d.

Cacique Caribe05 Dec 2012 8:49 a.m. PST

Tensen01, yours? Awesome! Love that car.

Guys, how about this alternate concept?

What if one took TWO of these clear 16-inch plastic party trays, and then cut off about 3 inches (20%) from one end (aft), cut so that the two halves can fit one on top of the other?

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Could that shell become a good starting point, to then subdivide, furnish and decorate?

I wonder if the top side could be made to look a little bit like this Lost In Space movie Jupiter 2, if similar panels and greeblies can be found or made:

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I would still love to duplicate some of Mr. Harold's work for the interior layout within the roughly 13" by 11" shell.

What do you guys think?

Thanks,

Dan
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Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Dec 2012 9:17 a.m. PST

Everytime I see this thread it reminds me that I need to finish this grin

I would still love to duplicate some of Mr. Harold's work for the interior layout within the roughly 13" by 11" shell.

You know, it's really quite easy, the cheating part is that I used the plasticard with the tiles on it. I just snapped it off at the right lengths and glued it down. The effect looks nice, but the technique is really easy.

Cacique Caribe27 May 2013 4:14 p.m. PST

Mr. Harold,

Have you finished it? Would love to see the final product.

Thanks,

Dan

Mako1127 May 2013 4:23 p.m. PST

I like the plastic party try idea, especially since you can keep some of the parts clear, so you can see out of, and into the vehicle itself, making the model look a bit more realistic.

Looks to me like that may be how they made the new, Jupiter 2 model.

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP27 May 2013 4:46 p.m. PST

Oi, haven't finished yet…too many projects!

One of these days. I think.

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Ravenstar27 May 2013 5:42 p.m. PST

love the Phoenix, i have a smaller version, a bounty hunter ship. I started with a 6 " x 3" interior and build from there. 3 levels. hope mine looks as good when its done.
i look forward to seeing Mrharolds when done.
chris

War Monkey27 May 2013 8:45 p.m. PST

@ CC Found this for you hope it will help
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War Monkey27 May 2013 8:51 p.m. PST

more ideas!

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Cacique Caribe27 May 2013 9:37 p.m. PST

Very cool!!!!

War Monkey -
The link on your 9:45 post shows exactly what I hope to accomplish one day.

Ravenstar -
Got pics of what your version looks like so far?

Mako11 -
That oval party tray could be used for something like this, I'm sure:

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Thanks,

Dan

Gunner Dunbar27 May 2013 10:14 p.m. PST

Great work, would love to do something similar one day.

Cacique Caribe30 May 2013 6:36 p.m. PST

This one is too cute to pass up:

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Dan

Mako1130 May 2013 10:47 p.m. PST

Ooooo, I like that one better Dan.

I'm always a sucker for some nice looking curves.

It appears to me that you could probably use that styrofoam space shuttle glider I mentioned above (the $6.00 USD one), and by adding a bit of foam, filler, styrene sheeting, etc., and clipping the wings a bit, you could come up with a pretty decent replica of the above.

If you wanted to be a bit more creative, you could probably even cut, sand, and/or file/plane the fuselage down to make it a bit more curvaceous, if desired.

infojunky01 Jun 2013 9:25 p.m. PST

There are some stealable ideas here….

Cacique Caribe09 Jun 2013 1:20 p.m. PST

Guys,

Check out this "Bellflower" (a Sandfly class transport):

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Hmm …. I think that my crazy plastic plate idea might work on that one too, for everything from tip to the front of main engine:

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At 16 inches in length, that plate represents over 130 feet in length, to a 15-18mm fella that is. More than enough to serve as the basic hull frame for a 90-foot Sandfly class transport.

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What do you think?

Dan

War Monkey09 Jun 2013 1:51 p.m. PST

I say, GO FOR IT!!

Cacique Caribe09 Jun 2013 1:54 p.m. PST

Hmm. I think that, for that kind of cutting job, I may have to dig my Dremmel out of one of the boxes in my attic.

Dan
PS. By the way, check this out. Fans are weird people:
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tkdguy09 Jun 2013 2:34 p.m. PST

Nice pictures!

War Monkey09 Jun 2013 2:59 p.m. PST

CC
Thanks for the links, saved them

Cacique Caribe09 Jun 2013 3:44 p.m. PST

I guess I'm off to my local Party City.

Oval hull:

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Or:

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More:

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And for interior compartments:

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auction

Dan

Cacique Caribe13 Jun 2013 11:43 a.m. PST

And, about what crew for your freetrader transport …

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Dan

Mako1113 Jun 2013 2:33 p.m. PST

Looks to me like you may want to match it to Inara's shuttle, nestled on top.

If so, I'll bet it'll be closer to 20" – 24" long, which still works for me, sizewise.

Of course, I'm not building it.

Cacique Caribe15 Jun 2013 5:27 p.m. PST

Well, though not entirely scratch-built …

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Dan

Cacique Caribe17 Jul 2013 3:02 p.m. PST

Mr. Harold,

I think you've better get busy:

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Well, I think we should all get busy.

Dan

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Jul 2013 3:11 p.m. PST

I know! I'm behind the curve!

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War Monkey17 Jul 2013 3:32 p.m. PST

I think that guy put us all behind the curve! puts anything I was planning to shame.

Cacique Caribe02 Sep 2013 8:33 p.m. PST

I know there's no interior room to this one here, but there's gotta be something that could be learned from this:

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Dan

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2013 2:45 a.m. PST

Excellent work, thanks!

Cacique Caribe24 Sep 2013 1:00 p.m. PST

Mr. Harold and the rest of you guys …

Check out what this fella did, as he built up his very own version of Serenity:

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Dan

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