Mass Effect : Fighter

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by blaar, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. blaar

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    Thought the Normandy was in need of some support / excort.

    Seems like an easy model to clean up and should be available soon. :thumb: Only problem is I have never done any ships or planes so we will see how this goes.

    Man, I really need to settle down on a project now. Star Wars / Front Mission and now this.

    If there is such a kit available please let me know so I can stop working on it and focus on something else instead.

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  2. blaar

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    Oky, I don't know how you guys normally build these type of things so I have split the hull into several parts. The top and the bottom of the hull are not symmetrical so I have tried to split it mostly that way. It is my theory ..... yeah yeah, I know (NOOB sign1 ), that I would rather build a couple of small parts than one big part, normally it is easier to build in most cases and if you mess one part up you can rebuilt it , instead of building the whole big part again.

    Only down side is lots of joints.

    Ah well.

    Lemme know if you guys think I should change the hull.

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  3. ThunderChild

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    Looks good so far... er.. blaar... (Rhyme not intended) :D

    One thing I can say is that the parts look like they will work on screen but some difficulty issues only become apparent during the test build. Had to rework a few parts on the Mako myself.
  4. MTK

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    Looks good, shoot, I'd build it.... as soon as I get some of the others finished.:thumb:
  5. Zathros

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    That is one Badass looking ship!
  6. blaar

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    Cleaning of the mesh done ........ Apart from the main hull the rest should be pretty easy to build. I have also split the wings up into 3 parts.

    A quick overview in pepakura shows that there are only 48 parts. Can't remember if I ever had a model with so few parts to unfold .......... yeaaayyyyyyyy.

    As for scale, I don't think I will scale this to match the Normandy, but I will release it in two scales, one scaled relatively big, another scaled to the Normandy.

    Just one question , if I want to scale it for the Normandy (Lets use sisquarrel's Normandy", what dimensions should I make it ?

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  7. Zathros

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    Were you planning to let the file be able to use the "Copy Development to Clipboard" Option for printing and scaling options? :)
  8. blaar

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    I always release my PDO's unlocked :)

    Those who want to tinker with my unfold or scale etc etc can do so, since I know my way of unfolding is far from perfect.

    I will even scale it for those and export to PDF for those who don't have the designer version :)
  9. Zathros

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    That's really excellent of you. I didn't want to be presumptuous. It's a nice looking fighter. I am always tempted to take one of these models, run it Through Rhino and make a none folding type model. I don't play these games so i don't know enough about what is in there. Nice job!
  10. Millenniumfalsehood

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    Whoa! Nice-looking fighter you got there! :thumb:
  11. SEBRET

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    Looks Great. Can't wait to see the build.
  12. blaar

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    Sorry no build pics from me, out of ink and space, lol, need to put up some more shelves since my Mechs are taking up all the space.

    Any way, I have released the model in Beta (I am fairly confident all will fit well so I am keeping my fingers crossed to whom ever tries out the model)

    Download from either my page or from paper modelers.
  13. JHSurf

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    Just saw an advertisement for ME3 coming out march of 2012.
  14. Zathros

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    I fell in love with this model. I printed out pages, 7 total believe to file, as .jpegs. By using the "Export work to clipboard option". I think this was extremely kind of you do to do this. I have no idea what scale it is, but I am going to try to get my son to build it with me over the summer. This was such a nice model. This openess in sharing something I need to learn. The mydels I do are not rips from games, and there are not copyrights involved. SO they could be sold. I just fear that within a week, they would be hijacked over all over the world. This is why I ave not released thee two particular models I am speaking about. Thanks, a lot for your contribution. If I do release any of my work. there is a groupe of people that will be getting P.M.'s asking if they would agree to some simple conditions, I will give them the models. Those people are only on this forum, better said, members of this forum (not only this forum). I know good people in many forums I would trust. I an a little leery how some would protect my work. Allen Tam, Goodduck, chose a good method, and it has worked out well for him. One of the more Brilliant modelers, alog with Goldenbear, that I have had the pleasure to know. That is leaving out a rather large group though, to be honest. Like, ARMORMAN, SILVEROXIDE, SJSSquirell, Blaar, it goes on. And, they're all here!:thumb: :) !
  15. anthony344

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    Well said & amen to that.:thumb: , this is one big happy family that we all share together & we enjoy every moment in designing , developments & building them to show all of us what we have achieved in.:mrgreen:
  16. Johnny Cheung

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    and the main point is that, the model could be made into very small and palm size scale, where the parts are not as complex as what a 7 page model expected :)