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Author Topic: Returning to the Ether flyer.( a little progress with the interior 01/06)  (Read 1771 times)

Offline tin shed gamer

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Re: Returning to the Ether flyer.
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2018, 04:52:33 PM »
Cheers Gents, :)

The colour scheme is borrowed from this period warship(almost tempted to build a compressed version.)
Right now I'm trying to find the box of furniture for  the ship.

The bit in front of the dish is the boiler part of the solar boiler.

As for a name I'd not really given it any thought . (God help me) I'll open it up to the hive mind.

Mark.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2018, 04:54:04 PM by tin shed gamer »

Offline Captain Darling

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Re: Returning to the Ether flyer.
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2018, 08:49:24 PM »
Great work thanks for the updates.

The pictured ironclad is a good looking vessel!
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Offline The_Beast

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Re: Returning to the Ether flyer.
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2018, 09:43:42 PM »
Luverly.
What's that thing on the boom meant to be opposite the radar dish?

And, the 'radar dish' should be a focusing solar mirror for the boiler.

Of course, if  you were sporting a 6mm crew, I'd suggest 'Duke of York' from Space 1889, as I assume part of the inspiration, but it's a thing to make me breath funny, no matter the origin. OR scale! :-*

Excellent!

And, big thanks to me mate, VSFGamer, for pointing this out.

Doug

Offline Andy in Germany

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Re: Returning to the Ether flyer.
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2018, 05:27:26 PM »
I've just caught up with this. I'm glad you're restarting it, and very pleased that I was able to help you get back to the project. It's looking beautiful, and I really like the solar boiler. As others have also said, the colour scheme is fantastic.

Offline Metternich

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Re: Returning to the Ether flyer.
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2018, 05:39:39 PM »
Wonderful - the weathering is highly effective and makes it look real.

Offline Dr De'Ath

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Re: Returning to the Ether flyer.
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2018, 05:44:13 PM »
Very nice indeed
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Offline tin shed gamer

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Re: Returning to the Ether flyer.(update 08/05)
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2018, 11:43:07 AM »
The good weather this weekend has been perfect for a little top up painting between a sea of family barbeques.

Still a shed load to do but I'm getting there.

Mark.
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Re: Returning to the Ether flyer.(update 08/05)
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2018, 01:33:14 PM »
Absolutely wonderful! :-*

Offline von Lucky

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Re: Returning to the Ether flyer.(update 08/05)
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2018, 02:53:59 PM »
Lovely colours and weathering - a real beauty.
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Re: Returning to the Ether flyer.(update 08/05)
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2018, 09:11:41 PM »
bloody marvellous!

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Re: Returning to the Ether flyer.(update 08/05)
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2018, 09:54:21 PM »
Interior?!?

I don't remember anything about an interior! :o

I was ready to  have figs fighting on the deck when clad in grey. Just better and better! :-*

Doug

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Re: Returning to the Ether flyer.(update 08/05)
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2018, 07:34:30 AM »
I absolutely love this build! :o :-*

Offline Andy in Germany

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Re: Returning to the Ether flyer.(update 08/05)
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2018, 06:09:46 PM »
The external colour scheme is fantastic, I especially like the green/red (Presumably port/starboard) on the propeller housing, but the interior is lovely, a little and rather opulent bit of home for the martian nobility.

Why is the Union jack on the red ensign get cut off half way?

And one question from my son: where does the loo flush?

Offline tin shed gamer

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Re: Returning to the Ether flyer.(update 08/05)
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2018, 11:15:09 PM »
Beast,
Sorry some how I forgot to reply to your earlier question. It was originally intended for Space 1889. It's a hybrid of original art in the rules and the ship building rules. Which work fine in 2D. But once you try to make them 3D, you get a real nagging feeling that the whole thing was written by someone with absolutely no mechanical sense.

Andy,
Port and starboard coloured engines were always on the cards,admittedly a moment of doubt once I'd paint the first engine green.
As for the Union flags.
It's the result of trial and error. No flag and the whole side looks disjointed as the grey of the panel is a much larger block of colour than the previous smaller panels . The flag breaks up the panel and makes the transition from the sides to the 'Head/bow' of the ship seem less clumsy.
A full union flag looks lost when proportional to the panel. So I opted to use half a union flag. As the full union flag on top is pretty much visible all the time it reminds you of the full flag when you look at the half flags. Because they're of a similar size. The bonus of making them all of a similar size . Is I only had to cut out one flag.

As for the toilet. I'm working on the concept that the grey water,is recycled through the hydroponics of the greenhouse.
It'll seem more plausible once the interior is completed.
If you include the connecting corridor,there's eleven playable areas inside the ship.
And for a sense of scale (whilst I'm fitting the interior) the connecting corridor comfortably holds six 25mm round figure bases(round because that's what's on the figures I plonked in the corridor.)

Thanks for the comments gents ,as its quite a paint to organise time to finish it.they're greatly appreciated.

Mark


Offline War In 15MM

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Re: Returning to the Ether flyer.(update 08/05)
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2018, 04:52:44 AM »
Love it!