1st Project Robotech Alpha

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  1. DarkAntzMK-II

    DarkAntzMK-II Member

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    well after watchin some robotech on netflicks i realized..we got rick hunters mech and plenty of macross veritechs, but where are the southern cross and invid models?!

    so i found an alpha on sketch up...and im ripin it apart.
    i know a small bit about modeling, but i use wings 3d mostly...as for unfolding...that will be a new exp but i thing i can whoop P designer into shape with a little studying and my fine friends here.

    the alpha looked good on 1st glance, but there are ALOT and i mean ALOT of mistakes. i have to go over every section and fix it..estemated time to model repair 2 weeks, unfolding, 1 week. prototype 3 days release in rook, scott, and shadow variants 3 days, total time...1.5 months.

    ill keep my progress posted, and who knows if i dont fubar it, ill try for a matching beta

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  2. ThunderChild

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    Nice work so far! keep it up! Can't have too many versions! sign1

    (Sidenote - Mods, this thread may fit better in the anime section...:oops:)
  3. CascadeOverload

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    /agree with Thunderchild. No such thing as too many Robotech model versions....
  4. DarkAntzMK-II

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    thanks alot thunder for that info, now i guess im not so original in this design, but i do have some differences showing up in my design...i also thing ill paint it red like rooks alpha.

    one thing tho...i see after finishing the control surfaces and goin to unfold...the model is 35 feet long?!?! didint know it was lifesized!!! so im shrinkin it down. ive always been a fan of big models maby the finished product should be about10 inches in length? what do u all think?
  5. ekuth

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    :mrgreen: Hey, I'm all for a 1:1 Alpha fighter!
  6. ThunderChild

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    Do post pics of your 1:1 build wouldya...? Preferably some pics with the wife's face as she discovers it... sign1
  7. ekuth

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    Errrr... no. She's already a trooper from putting up with my mega TOS Galactica build.

    The damn thing is about 4 1/2 feet long and 2 1/2 feet wide. :rolleyes:
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  8. DarkAntzMK-II

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    pain in the but....had to remodel ALOT of the parts from scratch due to many inverted and missing sections, some parts overlaped like 50 times...anyhow...now unfolding part by part, gonna build a no line white model then move on to a skinned model.
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    Hey we appreciate your efforts

    Hang in there and keep us posted. Your time and energy are appreciated and know that you are bringing much joy to your fellow modelers.
  10. DarkAntzMK-II

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    Thanks! ive got modeling completed and have unwrapped 50% havin some problems with the cockpit/nosecone area, may have to remodel the remodel, but ill start building the white model this week and post pics of each section i build
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    Almost dont with all unfolding...sneek peek below

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    chest and legs in white
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    Great! Hey, how about the Beta Fighter too?

    What's the problem with that sketch up model?
  13. DarkAntzMK-II

    DarkAntzMK-II Member

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    this is just a small part of the sketch up model[​IMG]
  14. DarkAntzMK-II

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    its comin out WAY to big....completed the arms section...arms alone were 8" long....at that size the model would have been....hunn...1/28 scale? almost 2 feet?...WEW! man better dial it back....anyone want to remodel the nosecone and cockpit for me? having some problems there
  15. ThunderChild

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    Man that's HUGE! :D
  16. DarkAntzMK-II

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    it wont be that big...was a design flaw when unwrapping that screwed up the scale..im angeling for somthing around 1 foot (12" inches)
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    The bigger the better

    Hey, what not scale it up? It might enable flaws to show up a little more, but heck, it will make a better display piece.
  18. DarkAntzMK-II

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    as it stands im done with the model and im unwrapping now...no flaws anymore :)

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  19. ThunderChild

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    Glad to see you got the cockpit sorted. Looking good DA!
  20. DarkAntzMK-II

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    yeah i just remodeled it as best i can, saving the original was effing drivin me nutts...i may have to reused the poly count a bit more to unfold this one, but your advise was very helpful