Building the Argon Colossus - X3: Reunion(game)

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  1. the4ce

    the4ce Member

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    The same model? That is strange:mrgreen:

    I know that is normal but I in the game that is normal? There is a piece that I need to find.
    In the last days I haven't work at the model I will try to continue.

    I was wondering if you will post.:mrgreen:
  2. the4ce

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    Now I am working at the front.
    I still don't know about those borders they will be for about 1mm and the model will be extremly complicated to build.:-| Maybe I should put those complicated parts on an other sheet of paper and print them with normal paper not with thick paper.

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  3. CJTK1701

    CJTK1701 Banned

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    Yeah, try printing them on normal paper and do a fit test on them.:mrgreen:
  4. the4ce

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    I was right, the edges has 1mm. It wasn't so hard to buil, I spent ~30min on it. Its not so good but...

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  5. ThunderChild

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    That looks great man! Keep it up! :D
  6. the4ce

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    Thanks, I don't realy know what I will do when I will start to unfold the model, because I put the edited model in pepakura with that part so that I can know exactly how big should be...the problem was that It needed 20 seconds to move one part, so that is a problem. :-|

    About X3: my favorite pc game magazine has one full game in every month, now this month the full game is X3: Reunion Game of the Year Edition!!! I was wondering if they will put the game.
  7. ThunderChild

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    Hey 4ce!

    There are some amazing mods available also. Check out this one:
    Rogueys site - X3

    He also has a great information database on everything from ship data to info on asteroids!
  8. the4ce

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    After a LOT OF DAYS without doing nothing I have made some new updates.
    Nosports have gived me a tip to how to build the 1mm edge of that part to be more simple. The tip is verry good but I don't know if I will use it because of some "problems".:( Maybe I will use the tip in other projects. Thanks anyway Nosports:thumb:

    Thanks for the site ThunderChild. Well I prefer more the XTM mod. :)

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  9. the4ce

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    Ok...With the tip from Nosports I have made that part with 1mm edge to be more easy to build. Thanks Nosports!:thumb:

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    Wow. this is really looking sweet! You're doing a great job, keep up the great work.:thumb:
  11. the4ce

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    Thanks! :)

    I updated the model a bit...

    Sorry for those who are waiting this model :( I don't know when I will finish it. I just hope that I will finish it as soon as posible.

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    CJTK1701 Banned

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    Thanks for showing your updates. I think everyone pretty much understands delays. We've all got projects we need to work on and Real Life issues often have their own time schedule.:mrgreen:
  13. ThunderChild

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    Amen!

    No worries 4ce, Just remember that this should not become a chore, it's meant to be fun! So take whatever time you need buddy! Good luck!
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    My life is one delay after another! LOL
    Anyhoo, I took Lex' advice and tried model adjustments in Sketchup. I'm having problems with maps tho. How are you able to keep the textures aligned as in your screen caps without losing the coords?

    Marc
  15. the4ce

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    Ok, I hope that you put the model with the textures in SketchUp.

    This is after the editing.
    MT1.jpg

    Go to "Window" -> "Materials"
    MT2.jpg

    A window should appear in the right of the screen. Select the "Sample Paint" icon.
    MT3.jpg

    Click on a face with textures and then on a face with no textures.(the faces need to be close toghether)
    MT4.jpg

    Here is the result:
    MT5.jpg

    Continue until you get this:
    MT6.jpg

    I hope that was usefull. :)
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    luciencarroll Grand Poobah

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    hows this coming man so far it looks amazing
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    I haven't done anything at it for weeks, :-| but I have something else :) it just needs a little test build...
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    luciencarroll Grand Poobah

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    oh yea what u got i'm almost done building my puddle jumper
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    luciencarroll Grand Poobah

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    thats crazy sneaky man he just slipped that in there and didn't say anything
    i can't wate