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Re: Miniatures

Postby southwestforests on Wed 14 Mar 2018 16:56

coldsteel wrote:
southwestforests wrote:Anyone who wants the ships can have them gratis.


I'd be interested in them...

Okay, stay tuned for a message.
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Re: Miniatures

Postby Otterman on Thu 15 Mar 2018 06:39

Shapeways' performance can be erratic. I've had great stuff from them, as well as weird stuff like you've shown. If they come through with your refund, you may wish to consider giving those same models another shot.

Once I bought Oceanic Mars in sandstone (https://www.shapeways.com/product/FRDYH ... d=56083023), but the oceans weren't blue. Kind of defeats the purpose, huh? My normal Mars looks pretty good, though.
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Re: Miniatures

Postby Cralis on Thu 15 Mar 2018 08:29

Oh! I didn't realize they could mix the colored sandstone like that, I thought it was like the colored plastics where the model is all one color. Is the sandstone more fragile than the plastics?
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Re: Miniatures

Postby Otterman on Thu 15 Mar 2018 09:34

Heck yes it's fragile. It's really only suitable for large things (large as compared to our little spaceships).
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Re: Miniatures

Postby Otterman on Thu 15 Mar 2018 11:52

I recently posted this to Facebook; click the picture to embiggen it.

I'm thinking about Orion carrier shapes. Here are 3 rough ideas for the CV; the CVL will just be smaller variants. From right to left, CV1 has an angularity typical of the older KON design style. CV2 shows that the front wedge part is now replaced with an idiom somewhere between the SD's spine and the unpictured MT hull - this is to represent a chronological change in the KON style. CV3 is a radical experiment the attaches several disks (some of which are entirely hangar bays) to an SD style spine.

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Re: Miniatures

Postby Otterman on Thu 15 Mar 2018 11:53

Dang, clicking it doesn't work. Let's try:

https://i.imgur.com/u0bk8jO.jpg
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Re: Miniatures

Postby southwestforests on Thu 15 Mar 2018 20:01

Otterman wrote:...you may wish to consider giving those same models another shot.
At this time I am inclined to wait some time before trying again. Speaking of giving, I'm giving them to Coldsteel. Will take a week or so to go get them mailed.
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Re: Miniatures

Postby southwestforests on Thu 15 Mar 2018 20:03

Otterman wrote:Dang, clicking it doesn't work. Let's try: https://i.imgur.com/u0bk8jO.jpg
Works. That ship style has always been appealing.
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Re: Miniatures

Postby Cralis on Thu 15 Mar 2018 23:36

I just had another idea for the KON carriers... take either the CV1 or CV2 idea, but push the bridge forward onto a narrow triangular fore section and instead of having discs or pods, have the fighter bays in the straight mid-section behind the bridge but in front of the engines.
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Re: Miniatures

Postby Otterman on Fri 16 Mar 2018 08:55

A sketch would be handy.
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