My "Space: 1889" Cicada-class light gunship

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  1. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

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    Finally decided to make a nice paper model, Squirmydad's Space 1889 Cicada-class light gunship:

    The miniature and the model.

    Bow shot.

    Aft shot.

    Starboard shot.

    There were a number of things missing from this kit: the guns(most obvious), the propeller, the liftwood slats, the gaurd ropes, and the flag mast. I don't usually scratchbuild in paper, but this ship begged for it! I'm quite proud of how it turned out. Any comments and constructive criticisms are more than welcome!

    PS: I'm going to put texture on the edge of the wood areas, I just never thought about it until I looked at the pics.
  2. dhanners

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    I love it! Great-looking build.

    Maybe I missed it, but is this available somewhere for dowload?
  3. Millenniumfalsehood

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    Yes, on the paper in Mayhem site. There are a bunch of these in gaming scale, but the Cicada class is the only large scale model.
  4. cgutzmer

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    Thats a nice looking little build you got there! I totally missed this somehow the first time around....
    Chris
  5. Gearz

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    Excellent work on the added detail MF.. I particularly like the guns ~ you've blended them onto the model perfectly.. You should offer them as a kit add-on at PinM (or to the designer..)?

    My standard questions (I'm in the market for some new equipment)
    *Printer + paper + settings?
    *Camera?
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    Excellent work on the added detail MF.. I particularly like the guns ~ you've blended them onto the model perfectly.. You should offer them as a kit add-on at PinM (or to the designer..)?

    My standard questions (I'm in the market for some new equipment)
    *Printer + paper + settings?
    *Camera?
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    This is fantastic! Great detail, and you are right, a little veneer strip would make it perfect. What scale is this little gem?
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    This is fantastic! Great detail, and you are right, a little veneer strip would make it perfect. What scale is this little gem?
  9. Millenniumfalsehood

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    Gearz: the gatling guns are actually toothpicks with paper strips added around the edge, so I didn't pay too much attention to how I made them. The cannon was "carved" from rolled up paper, again around a toothpick. I used a Navy-blue Sharpie to color them for that blued look. I'd be more than happy to post photo-assisted instructions for making them, if you like.

    Printer: HP photosmart 8450
    Paper:110 lb cardstock(the same kind that was used for the original model)
    Settings: 350 DPI, set to print at "Fast, Normal" so I can conserve ink and still get reasonable quality.
    Camera: Sony Cybershot, 5.1 Megapixels with 3x optical zoom.

    cmdrted, it's 15mm scale(a 6-foot human would be 15 mm tall at this scale). I haven't yet added the strip around the side, but I will eventually.
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    Gearz: the gatling guns are actually toothpicks with paper strips added around the edge, so I didn't pay too much attention to how I made them. The cannon was "carved" from rolled up paper, again around a toothpick. I used a Navy-blue Sharpie to color them for that blued look. I'd be more than happy to post photo-assisted instructions for making them, if you like.

    Printer: HP photosmart 8450
    Paper:110 lb cardstock(the same kind that was used for the original model)
    Settings: 350 DPI, set to print at "Fast, Normal" so I can conserve ink and still get reasonable quality.
    Camera: Sony Cybershot, 5.1 Megapixels with 3x optical zoom.

    cmdrted, it's 15mm scale(a 6-foot human would be 15 mm tall at this scale). I haven't yet added the strip around the side, but I will eventually.
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    Great job. Keep up the good work. You could just use a black sharpie to bring the board edges along the sides. Anyway, thanks for sharing.
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    Great job. Keep up the good work. You could just use a black sharpie to bring the board edges along the sides. Anyway, thanks for sharing.
  13. Millenniumfalsehood

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    I could, but the sides are supposed to be wooden, and I think putting siding on it would look better.

    Note: yellow sharpie has a chemical reaction to superglue, which turns it red! just a tip for those of you who use superglue.
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    I could, but the sides are supposed to be wooden, and I think putting siding on it would look better.

    Note: yellow sharpie has a chemical reaction to superglue, which turns it red! just a tip for those of you who use superglue.