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Author Topic: (Kickstarter) Skyriders! (Final 48 hours and Glider added) 25/04  (Read 1123 times)

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The campaign has now Funded and can be found' here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blind-beggar/skyriders-28mm-scale-sci-fi-vehicles-and-miniature



Some of you may remember that last year's Build Something Competition had the subject of 'Flight' as a guideline for entries and I built a 'Parawing' for it from brass plate.
The thread for that particular build is here:

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=96742.0

It eventually ended up with a master casting of the build which looked like this...









I also built the 'pilot' for the Parawing, which began life like this...





....and ended up like this....




When they were cast up in metal I ended up with metal masters (including the 'hanging' attachment that held the pilot in place) looking like this....




Not bad, but it could have been more useful all round if I had gone down a different route.

So, bearing this in mind, I asked Andy at Ainsty to cast up the master in resin, which has made it much lighter, and worked on a variant which would allow the riders to stand on top of the 'wing' and ride it more like a board.
This would be much more useful, so I sculpted some more 'pilots' to stand on top of the boards and ride them rather than hang beneath them.

I now have all of the components back and the result is a much better design which may be useful in a whole bunch of settings.

Once the paint has dried I will take some pictures and post the results here.
 ;)





« Last Edit: April 25, 2018, 01:44:58 PM by Mason »

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Re: Skyriders
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 08:46:51 AM »
Glad you got this sorted  8)

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Re: Skyriders
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 08:54:57 AM »
That's really cool, Paul! 8)

I'm getting an instant Barsoom vibe off of this. Is it intended for such a setting?

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Re: Skyriders (Painted 'wings')
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 05:06:37 PM »
Glad you got this sorted  8)

Cheers.
I have had the 'wings' for quite a while now, but only got the masters cast up for the riders recently.
Other things kept getting in the way.
 :)



That's really cool, Paul! 8)

I'm getting an instant Barsoom vibe off of this. Is it intended for such a setting?

Cheers, mate.
They have deliberately made none too genre specific so that they can be as versatile as possible.
The riders that I have made for them are fitting for my Outlanders sci-fi setting, but they could certainly be used in a VSF/Barsoom setting easily enough.
 :)

Here are some of the 'wings' painted up...








Shots of the first few riders later.
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Re: Skyriders
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 09:09:33 PM »
Reminds me of "Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind" Paul, very cool.



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Re: Skyriders
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 09:43:54 PM »
Pretty cool mate!

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Re: Skyriders
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2018, 05:48:24 AM »
Nice. Can't wait to see more riders for these.

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Re: Skyriders (The first three 'Riders')
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2018, 06:30:42 PM »
Pretty cool mate!

Nice. Can't wait to see more riders for these.

Reminds me of "Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind" Paul, very cool.



Cheers
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Thanks, chaps.

The new 'riders' will be on top of the 'wings' but not quite like that, Matt.
Here is a couple of pics of the first three 'riders' painted up to compliment my SpecForce Rangers.....








They have since been attached to their 'rides' and bases made.
I should get pictures up in the next couple of days.
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Re: Skyriders! (The first three 'Riders')
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 12:13:01 AM »
Tasty indeed :)

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Re: Skyriders! (The first three 'Riders')
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2018, 01:34:17 PM »
Thanks, Suber.
I am glad that someone likes them.
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Re: Skyriders! (The first three 'Riders')
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2018, 04:43:42 PM »
The wings are great - I can envisage them in a range of settings - perhaps herding great plains beasts, or maybe employed by sky pirates!

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Re: Skyriders! (Painted and based)
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2018, 07:51:01 PM »
The wings are great - I can envisage them in a range of settings - perhaps herding great plains beasts, or maybe employed by sky pirates!

Cheers!
That was certainly the intention as I see them being able to be used in a variety of other genres as well, Pulp and VSF/Steampunk for instance as well as sci-fi.

Paint the riders differently and they could easily be Sky Pirates....



...or even like this, as who says Sky Pirates cant wear olive?
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Re: Skyriders! (Three 'Wings' painted and based) 16/04
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2018, 08:20:37 PM »
Very nice work Paul  :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Skyriders! (Three 'Wings' painted and based) 16/04
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2018, 10:31:26 AM »
Very nice work Paul  :-* :-* :-*

Cheers, Dave.
Much appreciated.
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Re: Skyriders! (Going 'Live' today) 18/04
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2018, 10:35:04 AM »
I have received confirmation from Kickstarter that the project has permission to 'Launch', therefore the Skyriders! will be going 'live' this afternoon at 3PM UK time.

So, if you can see a use for some Skyriders and their craft in your life, there is the opportunity to rectify that later.
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I shall post a link to the campaign when it has launched.
 :)

« Last Edit: April 18, 2018, 11:39:48 AM by Mason »