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My miniature spaceships! [message #4304] Thu, 07 May 2009 22:47 UTC Go to next message
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I just got 3 of the four spaceship miniatures I ordered. Overall, I'm quite happy with them, although the black detail Dominator broke a fin in transit - I think the bag was taped down a little too hard, since there was plenty of clearance in the box.

Here's the set, plus one of my older minis:
index.php?t=getfile&id=665&private=0

The two Dominators, in WS&F and Black Detail:
index.php?t=getfile&id=666&private=0

And the Zhukov flying saucer:
index.php?t=getfile&id=667&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=668&private=0

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[Updated on: Sat, 09 May 2009 23:12 UTC]

Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #4319 is a reply to message #4304 ] Fri, 08 May 2009 14:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Those are neat little items. Do you plan on putting them on some kinda base or stand, for table-top games?
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #4326 is a reply to message #4319 ] Sat, 09 May 2009 02:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That's my plan, yes Smile

I've got a bunch more designs to water-tighten in between freelance jobs that I'm looking forward to printing.

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Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #4327 is a reply to message #4326 ] Sat, 09 May 2009 04:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You know, if you want to make a little money on those ships, without loosing any of the rights to them, you could always convert the models over for usage with any online game like There.com or IMVU. Those ships would look cool in either game, and earn you a few bucks. I do work on both of those games to pay my way in the world. I make enough money, I don't need to do anything else.
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #4329 is a reply to message #4304 ] Sat, 09 May 2009 04:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Btw, what would you think about having you're spaceships with a thin coat of metal on the outside? Like a little copper or nickel? I've started a forum thread asking Shapeways if they'd consider adding Electroplating to their services, so we could get a thin coat of metal added to the outside of our models for an extra fee. If you think this idea is interesting, please let them know with a supportive post here:

http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=917&am p;start=0&S=4a4e945656727f2eb66f569c7b5317da
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #6454 is a reply to message #4304 ] Sat, 12 September 2009 03:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Next set Smile

index.php?t=getfile&id=1316&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=1317&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=1318&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=1319&private=0

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Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #6456 is a reply to message #4304 ] Sat, 12 September 2009 03:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Awesome stuff! You should add tiny little stands and get them printed in metal.
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #6469 is a reply to message #4304 ] Sat, 12 September 2009 13:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'd have to scale them waaaaaaaaaaay up to be printable in metal. Smile
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #6489 is a reply to message #4304 ] Sat, 12 September 2009 21:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I dunno, they are about the size of my Crone pendant, and that printed. It wouldn't be too expensive to give it a try, maybe a few of them are stout enough to survive.
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #6645 is a reply to message #4304 ] Fri, 18 September 2009 07:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very cool work. You must be running right up against the 1 mm wall thickness in many places. Care to share what you've learned in this regard?
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #6708 is a reply to message #6645 ] Mon, 21 September 2009 04:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hasn't been much of a problem yet. I've found it works better if you have a thicker area in contact with the 1mm thick zone. The little pipes on the refinery ship are just a hair over 1mm thick, and they seem pretty strong to the touch.
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #6741 is a reply to message #6708 ] Mon, 21 September 2009 17:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey, another question about thickness. How thick are the side wings on your Dominators? They look around 1mm? Are the SWF wings as fragile as the black? Thanks!

-Sasachaz
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #7062 is a reply to message #6741 ] Sat, 03 October 2009 21:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yeah, they're right around 1mm, maybe a bit less. The SWF is considerably stronger than the detail materials.
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #7218 is a reply to message #4304 ] Sun, 11 October 2009 03:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think this one's my favorite so far Cool

index.php?t=getfile&id=1571&private=0

Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #8138 is a reply to message #7218 ] Tue, 08 December 2009 01:09 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My latest batch:

The Frontier Explorer:
index.php?t=getfile&id=1954&private=0

The Warleader:
index.php?t=getfile&id=1953&private=0

And the 6mm scale Terran Main Battle Tank:
index.php?t=getfile&id=1955&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=1956&private=0

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Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #8139 is a reply to message #8138 ] Tue, 08 December 2009 03:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Im loving that tank! amazing how much detail can be put into such a small model
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #9069 is a reply to message #8139 ] Mon, 18 January 2010 19:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just got my tiny giant stomping war machines a few minutes ago!

In order, those are the main battle tank, APC, combat walker and scout walker.

index.php?t=getfile&id=2333&private=0

Along with the Belter Cruiser:

index.php?t=getfile&id=2334&private=0

Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #10162 is a reply to message #4304 ] Tue, 23 February 2010 21:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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More new models in black detail, fresh right out of the box:

The Xuvaxi Adjudicator:
index.php?t=getfile&id=2752&private=0

The Terran Ground Attack VTOL:
index.php?t=getfile&id=2753&private=0

The Terran Assault Walker:
index.php?t=getfile&id=2754&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=2756&private=0

Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #10164 is a reply to message #10162 ] Tue, 23 February 2010 22:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Those are all pretty cool. What game are these for?

Any plans to try the new alumide material?
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #10165 is a reply to message #10164 ] Tue, 23 February 2010 23:50 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Alumide! How could he not? Smile I put in a order today as soon as I saw it, and i *almost* ordered one of these pieces lol. But I had spent too much money already.

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Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #10167 is a reply to message #10164 ] Wed, 24 February 2010 02:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have no particular game in mind for most of them. The ground forces set are good for Dirtside and other 6mm sci-fi wargames. The spaceships are all more or less in "fleet scale", which is just shorthand for "smaller ships".

Alumide? Oh, definitely.
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #10180 is a reply to message #4304 ] Wed, 24 February 2010 21:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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And I just got my stainless steel Xuvaxi Adjudicator!

index.php?t=getfile&id=2770&private=0

For those of you who haven't yet, you really need to order something in stainless steel and just feel it. The texture is cool, it catches light wonderfully, and it makes a very satisfying clank when you put it down Cool

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Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #10477 is a reply to message #10180 ] Fri, 05 March 2010 18:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On the Zhukov, it looks like there are very fine 'ridges' along the planar surfaces. Are these an artifact of the SLI process, or are they simply a trick of the camera?
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #10481 is a reply to message #10477 ] Fri, 05 March 2010 19:29 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Those are from the SLI process, yes. You can barely see 'em in person, but my camera lives for details like that Smile
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #10599 is a reply to message #10481 ] Wed, 10 March 2010 16:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Alumide is pretty cool Smile

index.php?t=getfile&id=2903&private=0

Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #11037 is a reply to message #10599 ] Tue, 23 March 2010 00:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I ordered the Belter Attack Cruiser in White Strong & Flexible, White Detail, Transparent Detail, Alumide, and Stainless Steel.

The stainless steel one is amazing, abet very expensive. But the transparent detail one is wonderful!
http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/1205/belterattackcruiserall.th.jpg
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[Updated on: Tue, 23 March 2010 00:48 UTC]

Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #11820 is a reply to message #11037 ] Fri, 16 April 2010 22:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just got my Terran Artillery Walker and Murustan Banshee, printed in black detail:

index.php?t=getfile&id=3315&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=3316&private=0

This is easily the best hobby ever Cool

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Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #15260 is a reply to message #11820 ] Mon, 26 July 2010 12:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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AWESOME !!!!!
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #18978 is a reply to message #4304 ] Tue, 12 October 2010 19:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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New models!

index.php?t=getfile&id=5440&private=0

The Alien Artifact - I designed this one specifically to push the can't-cast-me envelope a little further:
index.php?t=getfile&id=5441&private=0

And two missile cruisers, one Belter and one USASF:
index.php?t=getfile&id=5442&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=5443&private=0

I swear, this is the best hobby ever!
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #19138 is a reply to message #18978 ] Fri, 15 October 2010 09:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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These models are awesome, great work.
As someone who is currently trying to do the same sort of miniature creating with 3d printing, could you share any tips about the process? How important would you consider printing in fine detail vs White Strong and Flexible? Are the given values for minimum detail and wall thickness accurate in reality?
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #19147 is a reply to message #4304 ] Fri, 15 October 2010 11:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Stunning pieces, one and all! Very Happy

Andy
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #19174 is a reply to message #19138 ] Fri, 15 October 2010 17:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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ph34ry wrote on Fri, 15 October 2010 09:26

These models are awesome, great work.
As someone who is currently trying to do the same sort of miniature creating with 3d printing, could you share any tips about the process? How important would you consider printing in fine detail vs White Strong and Flexible? Are the given values for minimum detail and wall thickness accurate in reality?

So far, yes Smile

I generally go slightly over 1mm for walls/wings and the like. The minimum detail when I panel things up works much better at .15mm or .2mm than it does at the .1mm minimum.

Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #19206 is a reply to message #19174 ] Sat, 16 October 2010 04:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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coines23 wrote on Fri, 15 October 2010 18:42

So far, yes Smile

I generally go slightly over 1mm for walls/wings and the like. The minimum detail when I panel things up works much better at .15mm or .2mm than it does at the .1mm minimum.

Would you say models are good enough quality with the white strong and flexible material? Or are the lines/grains from 3d printing too prominent compared to a detail material?
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #19226 is a reply to message #19206 ] Sat, 16 October 2010 14:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Personally, I find you don't usually get too much in the way of printing lines in WSF; occasionally on gently curved surfaces, but nothing a light sanding can't deal with. As for the grain of the plastic, it's not too bad; once you've applied a coat or two of paint (which WSF takes really well) and a sealant, the texture's very subtle.

Andy
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #19904 is a reply to message #19226 ] Sun, 31 October 2010 14:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Where does one get those little stands?
and what are the little terran vehicles from?

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Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #20069 is a reply to message #19904 ] Wed, 03 November 2010 23:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Those are standard wargaming flight stands; I imagine you could find them online somewhere.

The little Terran vehicles are from my own imagination Cool
Re: My miniature spaceships! [message #20070 is a reply to message #20069 ] Wed, 03 November 2010 23:47 UTC Go to previous message
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that last pic reminded me of a game i used to play a lot (really... a lot!!!! Surprised Very Happy)

it looks a bit like a Rheinland Capital Ship from the cool game Freelancer!
ok, well does not really look the same,, but i realised that i miss that game Razz

great stuff man!

 
   
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