Modelling tiny/thin accessories

Discussion in 'Tips, Tutorials & Tools' started by Arjun, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Arjun

    Arjun Member

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    Those tiny, thin objects that often appear on military and railway vehicles are quite annoying. What do you do with them? I often considered not modelling tiny/thin accessories and applying textures instead, but some of the models here happen to have those accessories printed on them.

    On a tank, we have that fence for keeping stores, the little lamps, the machine guns, a few 3-D parts on the hatch and some hooks as well. A steam locomotive has those long railings or bars, some rings and who knows what else- the stoppers. Once again, the 'How to build tiny' thread comes to mind.
  2. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

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    If you look through commercial models you'll find small parts are often modeled as flat bits and not 3D, this saves a lot of effort both for modelers and designers. This applies to everything including railings.
  3. cgutzmer

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    A tutorial just got posted on railings. :)