Login |  Register |  FAQ
   
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 464 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 ... 31  Next

Modeling bits for 3d printing

 Post subject: Re: Modeling bits for 3d printing
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:21 pm 
Brood Brother
Brood Brother
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:50 pm
Posts: 2064
On my other tank the optics part is on the right side, I'll stick to that side then, keeping it consistent.

_________________
Bits Blitz - The place to be for all your bits needs!

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/bitsblitz


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: Modeling bits for 3d printing
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:06 pm 
Brood Brother
Brood Brother

Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:17 am
Posts: 1629
Which tank?


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: Modeling bits for 3d printing
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:45 am 
Brood Brother
Brood Brother
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:50 pm
Posts: 2064
This fellow ;)

_________________
Bits Blitz - The place to be for all your bits needs!

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/bitsblitz


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: Modeling bits for 3d printing
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:23 am 
Brood Brother
Brood Brother
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:50 pm
Posts: 2064
Update time!

Wanted to do a quick shot of what I've already got. Note that a few of these turrets are still WIP:
Attachment:
Siege Tank 1.0 - 008a.jpg
Siege Tank 1.0 - 008a.jpg [ 847 KiB | Viewed 1593 times ]


I like the idea of a quad autocannon, and from my background interpretation for the Novan IVR, this weapon was decommissioned from that vehicle because it wasn't that efficient for such a tank. However, on this hull the weapon might work, maybe it a mobile platform to take out light vehicles and heavy infantry:
Attachment:
Siege Tank 1.0 - 008b.jpg
Siege Tank 1.0 - 008b.jpg [ 457.03 KiB | Viewed 1593 times ]


Also started working on the quad-multiple laser cannon, keep in mind that this isn't the laser destroyer weapon, which will be yet different (and in two variants: one - two):
Attachment:
Siege Tank 1.0 - 008c.jpg
Siege Tank 1.0 - 008c.jpg [ 422.3 KiB | Viewed 1593 times ]


And then there's the quad heavy machine gun, because heavy machine guns are just cool!
Attachment:
Siege Tank 1.0 - 008d.jpg
Siege Tank 1.0 - 008d.jpg [ 502.79 KiB | Viewed 1593 times ]


After that the demolition cannon and quad mortars are up. Another option I'm considering is a large type of gravitational projector weapon...

_________________
Bits Blitz - The place to be for all your bits needs!

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/bitsblitz


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: Modeling bits for 3d printing
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:44 am 
Brood Brother
Brood Brother

Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:17 am
Posts: 1629
You need to bring the vision slit up and you can add a tow hitch below it for some extra added detail. Small lights above the gun and vision slit sitting on that ledge would look pretty cool. Grenade launchers in the usual spot ontop of the tracks. You can get rid of the rounded rail of the ladder and make it square as if it was inbedded in the side of the armored side skirt. Get me a rear shot of that beast also.


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: Modeling bits for 3d printing
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:13 pm 
Brood Brother
Brood Brother
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:50 pm
Posts: 2064
Quote:
You need to bring the vision slit up and you can add a tow hitch below it for some extra added detail. Small lights above the gun and vision slit sitting on that ledge would look pretty cool.

How about this?
Attachment:
Siege Tank 1.0 - 009.jpg
Siege Tank 1.0 - 009.jpg [ 410.41 KiB | Viewed 1573 times ]


Quote:
Grenade launchers in the usual spot on top of the tracks.

Won't be adding them here due to potential casting problems. Plan is to have a separate 'upgrade sprue' filled with all sorts of tiny little bits like smoke launchers, luggage, search lights, pintle mounted guns, missile launchers, extra armour, etc.

Quote:
ou can get rid of the rounded rail of the ladder and make it square as if it was inbedded in the side of the armored side skirt.

Not so sure about the squares, went for something more rounded off:
Attachment:
Siege Tank 1.0 - 009c.jpg
Siege Tank 1.0 - 009c.jpg [ 274.56 KiB | Viewed 1573 times ]


Quote:
Get me a rear shot of that beast also.

The rear still needs a lot of work:
Attachment:
Siege Tank 1.0 - 009b.jpg
Siege Tank 1.0 - 009b.jpg [ 362.91 KiB | Viewed 1573 times ]

_________________
Bits Blitz - The place to be for all your bits needs!

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/bitsblitz


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: Modeling bits for 3d printing
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:39 pm 
Brood Brother
Brood Brother
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:24 pm
Posts: 8913
Location: Manalapan, FL
Slit is still too low. Unless the driver is laying in their belly, reclining complete it's off.

Those lamps/lights are perfect!

_________________
He's a lawyer and a super-villian. That's like having a shark with a bazooka!

-I HAVE NO POINT
-Penal Legion-Fan list
-Help me make Whitescars not suck!


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: Modeling bits for 3d printing
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:18 pm 
Brood Brother
Brood Brother
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:50 pm
Posts: 2064
I'm not sure if that's the case though. I've put a 6mm human next to the tank.


Attachments:
Siege Tank 1.0 - 010b.jpg
Siege Tank 1.0 - 010b.jpg [ 134.75 KiB | Viewed 1530 times ]
Siege Tank 1.0 - 010a.jpg
Siege Tank 1.0 - 010a.jpg [ 97.69 KiB | Viewed 1530 times ]

_________________
Bits Blitz - The place to be for all your bits needs!

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/bitsblitz
Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: Modeling bits for 3d printing
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:58 pm 
Brood Brother
Brood Brother

Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:17 am
Posts: 1629
Is that a true scale human? Most 6mm i'm used to looking at are epic scale, that tank is pretty huge if it's supposed to be true scale, i was seeing in my minds eye a tank a little beefier then a stug3. This puts the Konigs tiger to shame in size.

It looks fricken menacing from the front though, i really like this design.


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: Modeling bits for 3d printing
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:31 pm 
Brood Brother
Brood Brother
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:50 pm
Posts: 2064
The human is a true scale 6mm (from bottom of feet to top of head) human. Keep in mind that in Epic the models are closer to 7mm and have bulkier proportions. Also keep in mind that most vehicles in Epic are too small compared to the infantry models. The Imperator Titan for example could probably best be based on the 40k scaled Knight than its normal model.

Also keep in mind that I'm keeping this model in scale with the Novan IVR, which I've resized at MoreDakka's request.

_________________
Bits Blitz - The place to be for all your bits needs!

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/bitsblitz


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: Modeling bits for 3d printing
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:34 pm 
Brood Brother
Brood Brother
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:04 pm
Posts: 5669
Location: UK
Also it's worth saying that a SM's would dwarf an ordinary human.

_________________
Vanguard Miniatures

Link, http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/

Stockist of:

Vanguard Miniatures
BattleGroup Helios
Onslaught Miniatures
Battlescene Designs
Pyrkol Gaming Markers
Gregster's Lab
Microworld Games
Troublemaker Games
Wasteland Games Studio


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: Modeling bits for 3d printing
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:27 pm 
Brood Brother
Brood Brother

Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:17 am
Posts: 1629
Can't use the imperator as an example that thing is way under scaled on purpose lol.


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: Modeling bits for 3d printing
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:33 pm 
Brood Brother
Brood Brother
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:50 pm
Posts: 2064
Ok, then look at the original plastic rhino models. ;)

_________________
Bits Blitz - The place to be for all your bits needs!

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/bitsblitz


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: Modeling bits for 3d printing
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:46 pm 
Brood Brother
Brood Brother
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:24 pm
Posts: 8913
Location: Manalapan, FL
Yes scales are loose and features are accentuated to draw attention to them. I may counter though that true ratios and proportionality don't always equate to the eye seeing them as such. Now it does help to give scale to the abstract model by putting a a figure with plinth next to it. However you're forgetting to add the additional thickness of the base the figure will slot into. In average that should double, in rough estimates, the plinth thickness. Double it and.see if it still "feels" right.

Now shape-wise, I personally think the slit should not be directly on the chassis (even if that's "realistic") and should be part of an extruded shape. It's simply an aspect of providing interesting shapes for the eye (and paintbrush too) to pick up. :)

_________________
He's a lawyer and a super-villian. That's like having a shark with a bazooka!

-I HAVE NO POINT
-Penal Legion-Fan list
-Help me make Whitescars not suck!


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: Modeling bits for 3d printing
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:40 pm 
Brood Brother
Brood Brother
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:50 pm
Posts: 2064
Went back at the 'nostalgia sprue', I think it has become the 'oddities sprue', meaning it'll include turrets that could used to create proxies for the Chimerax (quad autocannons), Chimedon (light battle cannon), Chimerro (missile launchers), APDS-6a 'Defenders' (laser destroyer, which I made as a quad lascannon), and the Samaritan (medical transport).

Let me introduce the latter two variants:

Attachment:
Tank 3.0 - 032a.jpg
Tank 3.0 - 032a.jpg [ 294.7 KiB | Viewed 1420 times ]

The Defender was produced as a stop gap design to hunt down enemy armour. Later on this weapon was placed on the Siege Tank hull which could handle the weapon better. I'm not that happy about the design of the weapon yet. In one hand the Laser Destroyer kinda feels like a quad lascannon, but I think I prefer the Imperial Guard version better, it also sets it more apart from the quad autocannon. So I guess it'll be tweaked fundamentally in the coming days.

Attachment:
Tank 3.0 - 032b.jpg
Tank 3.0 - 032b.jpg [ 367.02 KiB | Viewed 1420 times ]

The medical transport was just something I felt was a nice touch, perhaps the tank could be an objective or something.

So yeah, the sprue will contain the three nostalgia turrets (which had official rules), with the two other variants added as a bonus.

_________________
Bits Blitz - The place to be for all your bits needs!

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/bitsblitz


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 464 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 ... 31  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


Powered by phpBB ® Forum Software © phpBB Group
CoDFaction Style by Daniel St. Jules of Gamexe.net