Mini Models

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Gearz, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Kjev

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    I still have the Tiny Tac if you want me to send it to you.
  2. Tirick

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    Nice models! What scale did you design them to?
  3. Kjev

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    Gearz,

    I have one request on the Hammerhead: Can you make it roughly 2 inches long? I think that would make it about 1:285, N-Scale, or 6mm, depending on what standard you use.
  4. Gearz

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    K'jev ~ Yep no worries mate.. will do! :thumb:


    Obviously I'm jumping the gun here, however mini models or large scale models, really do have a lot of interesting possibilities.. Certainly, it would make it easier to construct diorama's ~ a series of mix and match mini's models etc..

    In the pic attached 'outpost1' the 'outpost' model is just a spacecraft from the 'Homeworld' game flipped on its nose, it makes a pretty convincing Imperial outpost building.. yep... a few Star Wars mini's on the cards I think.

    * Could one of you scale wizards give me an idea of how big an AT-AT would be at say.. 1:350 scale..? maybe 1:400 as well..

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  5. Tirick

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    :D Like all things from the SW universe, that depends on what record you want to believe. Wherever possible I tend to fall back on the SW Technical Commentaries, but even that sometimes just raises questions.

    According to Dr Saxon (who wrote the SWTC), the AT-AT walker is about 23 m high, 26 m long and 8m wide. Note this differs from the Wookiepedia measurements, so feel free to edit as you see fit.

    1:350: 6.6 cm high, 7.4 cm long, 2.3 cm wide (or so).
    1:400: 5.8 cm high, 6.5 cm long, 2 cm wide.

    I'm rounding of course, but that will be pretty close.
  6. Gearz

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    Tirick ~ Excellent, thank you!, that certainly sounds like a reasonable size to build. Even though there's some debate as to the exact dimensions, luckily it won't make a huge different at 1:350 ~ 400.. so I'll average it out.

    Btw Thanks re the SAAB models, as for the Scale..? I'm afraid I'm rather slap happy when it comes scale. I develop bigger models so that the largest part will comfortable fit on an A4 or letter page. I know its annoying to many scale modellers but = scale ~ non compos mentis
  7. Kjev

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    Another source might be the "Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels." I lost my copy, but it had a lot of fluff info on the AT-AT. I can't remember if it gave any measurements, though.
  8. Tirick

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    I have it, although it lists the old WEG height of 15 m. Technically that is the official height. I also have the SW Technical journals, which has a side-view internal diagram. I can probably extrapolate from that if you really want, but essentially it's up to the modeler to build at whatever size they would prefer.

    **edited**
    Ok, so I checked against the internal map provided... which was quite neatly to 1:50... and the height of the top section equated to about 7.75 meters. The ratio of the total height to the top section is 1:2.59, so the total height should be 20.5 meters... despite the height listed on the same page as 16 meters.

    :D yes, I am obsessed...
  9. Gearz

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    The BSG mini's are available as a single pack.

    Stephen ~ I had to slime the pack down to make the file size manageable, in doing so, I got mixed up with the working files and the masters. ~ I've missed including a few the recommendations you made, not critical, just bloody annoying to figure it out after posting them.

    * Its a constant battle with a dialup connection, so large files give me a heap of problems ( 6 megs ~ pitiful, isn't it) ShortR version ~ I gave up trying to check the file downloads ok, so please let me know if there is any problems with the zip file.

    A BIG thanks to stephen.irl, ekuth and sjsquirrel for the assist on this set of minis.:thumb:

    BSG MINI MODEL PACK

    enjoy
  10. Kjev

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    AWESOME!

    Vidi, Vici, Downlici (I came, I saw, I downloaded!)

    Great work Gearz! Can't wait to try them out!
  11. stephen.irl

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    No problem buddy. Glad I could help. The master copies look great. Makes me want to build them all again :mrgreen:.

    I know what you mean about the file sizes. We only got broadband this year. Best thing ever. Especially for this sort of work.
  12. Gearz

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    Thanks cousins :thumb:

    btb.. ooops, I'd better start doing a quick proof read of my posts ~ I had to 'slim' the files down not slime them. :oops:

    A mini hammerhead coming up next.
  13. Gearz

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    Saab

    Hey K'jev , I hadn't really noticed it before, but there seems to be quite a bit of variation between the movie prop mock-up, and all the various CGI + scale models.. Probably a moot point at this larger scale, but do you have any preferences..?

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  14. Kjev

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    Wow. All these years of loving this ship and I never realized that. I like the lines of the full-scale one the best. And it doesn't need landing gear. I know they are supposed to have the chin turret, but is that even possible at 2 inches long?

    And again, thanks! I'm willing to beta- build this one for you, too.
  15. Tirick

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    Hell yes! I'm in the middle of a prototype helmet for my 1:50 ARC Pilot, and its only about 5mm in diameter. The rounded cheek sections are about 1 mm in diameter...

    Of course, my wife and friends think I'm crazy... :D
  16. Tars

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    Have you checked out my Mini Dropship Series? They're 1:430 :D
    So far I have made a Halo Pelican and a Republic Gunship to go along with the Aliens dropship!
  17. Kjev

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    Tars,

    I did go to your site. I've been there before, but not for a while. I like the mini dropships! In the miniature wargames we play, they'll be just about the right size (we use a lot of micro machines, plastic models, and anything else). Our scale is fairly loose. he "if it looks all right then it's good" rule.

    I not only downloaded the mini Pelican and LAAT, but also the Andorian cruiser. I think it might work fairly well for a shuttle or dropship.

    By the way, the text link on the mini LAAT page takes you to the mini Pelican Page.

    My brother challenged me to a Battletech campaign: Everything he's got against everything I've got. The winner eats dinner at Red Lobster, courtesy of the Loser.

    Can you say "Massive Reinforcements?":mrgreen:
  18. Gearz

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    Sorry for the delay cousins, after ten years of service my old PC finally croaked = R.I.P ! :violin1:

    I have another system jacked up and it seems stable enough, I just have to do all of the tedious re-loading, setting up and familiarize myself with the new furniture, I should be up to speed in a few days or so hopefully.

    I've uploaded ( I hope) a minor update to BSG MINI PACK, It doesn't require re-downloading if already have it, the model patterns are the same, it just has some clearer pictures of the finished models taken by Stephen.irl If there's a problem with the zip file please point it out.


    K'jev - Roger the movie prop version. My preference as well

    TARS - Your mini's sound excellent.. I haven't see them before but I'm off to have a look.

    * Jeff Re the Star Wars mini's, there's a guy that's done a brilliant job of developing some for a table game.. I haven't got the link handy,, I'll hunt it down, unless some else can drop it in here for us.

    cheers
  19. hawkman67

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    Gearz;
    I know of the link you are talking about . I have all of his models, the minis are realy nice for the size. A bit of a challenge to assemble, but only because of my fumbly fingers,LOL http://www.momirfarooq.com/ Here is the link for the page.
    Jeff
  20. Kjev

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    Sorry to hear about the PC croaking Gearz! I understand completely. Hope all the re-loading goes well. It always seems to take me forever, too.