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Cacique Caribe03 Jul 2013 10:32 p.m. PST


Here it goes. Looks like I'm going to be away from home on business for longer than I thought, so my project is on hold for a bit.

My pics are here:


But … I still want to continue brainstorming with you guys!!!

And I definitely want to know if any of the ideas discussed in Part 1 (using plastic boxes and bits to create a freetrader ship and accessible rooms) have been picked up and expanded by some of YOU guys.

So, how about it? Have YOU started work on one of your own?

Part 1 here (pic heavy):
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RTJEBADIA04 Jul 2013 2:37 a.m. PST

Way back I started collecting big bits and reserving them for making 1/100 ships… I also recently picked up a cool old hard SF 1/100 exploration ship… I want to actually make it but it should be easy to make it look "crashed" for a wargames table… Better yet I could get some GZG vaccine suits in free fall and have a 3D zero G game around it… But I digress.

Yes, you've provided some motivation and inspiration!

MajorB04 Jul 2013 3:35 a.m. PST

I could get some GZG vaccine suits in free fall

Vaccine suits? The mind boggles …

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2013 6:42 a.m. PST

Actually, the talk of 'plastic boxes' has me thinking about parts trays, with or without removable walls, or lids. Removable cross-walls gives you flexibility, and extras could have door cutouts.

Even the ones with solid walls can have sections of same chopped out…

Lids allow protection of 'furnishings', as well as the possibility of limited storage. My Aliens-In-A-Drawer was originally planned for something similar.


Sundance04 Jul 2013 9:39 a.m. PST

Awesome idea, Dan. I'll have to consider how to do that myself. Good start.

tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jul 2013 11:31 a.m. PST

This looks very nice

Cacique Caribe04 Jul 2013 12:45 p.m. PST

Glad you like the idea!

Actually, you could consider it the next logical step after having had some experience using kitchen drawer organizers for other things:

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With all my travel work, I usually end up being the "proof-of-concept" guinea pig, because I normally have to take off and leave the projects half done. And boy do I have tons of unfinished projects:


So I have to conform myself to living vicariously most of the year, feeding off what others do after they grasp and run with the ideas.

So, someone PLEASE start on your own version and post pics of your progress!!!


PS. Mr. Harold's work is inspiring:
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RTJEBADIA04 Jul 2013 3:26 p.m. PST

"I could get some GZG vaccine suits in free fall
Vaccine suits? The mind boggles …"
That's my "Smart" phone for you…

Cacique Caribe04 Jul 2013 3:28 p.m. PST

I have the same problem. I hate auto-correct.

PS. But glad that TMP has an edit function.

War Monkey04 Jul 2013 5:05 p.m. PST

CC Checking out Your Flicker stuff, has inspired me to try to scuplt, hope I can do as well as some of your stuff.

In the mean time I haven't started on a ship yet so to speak, but have ideas that are actually on the drawing board using 1/2 inch grid paper to insure play ability and planning of materials to be use.

Cacique Caribe04 Jul 2013 10:15 p.m. PST

Yes! Start sculpting.

And yes! Start the ship from the inside out. Add the bulkhead material on top later.


Mako1126 Nov 2013 2:47 p.m. PST

Any progress on this, or similar projects, lately?

RTJEBADIA26 Nov 2013 4:06 p.m. PST

So does anyone think building a super structure around paper terrain corridors and rooms is an option?

Mako1127 Nov 2013 11:05 a.m. PST

I don't see any reason why you couldn't do that.

(accidentally double-clicked the posting, making a duplicate, that I deleted, below)

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