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Offline Fortescue-Smythe

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« on: December 07, 2006, 12:11:20 PM »
Hullo everybody,
I'd like to start a long-term (very long, years) project of building a gaming table featuring a Space:1889 Martian villa in the mountains, complete with mooring points for cloudships and all. The first step will be to scratch-build a cloudship or two and an aerial gunboat. As a matter of fact, the whole project is an excuse to build the ships...  :roll:
Anyways, I've got lots of visual inspirations from http://mateengreenway.com/steampunk/Space1889UK.htm and http://www.salute.co.uk/salutegames/cloudships/main.htm What I don't have is any experience with scratch-building. Does anybody here know any good websites on this subject? Sites that explain techniques, do detailed step-by-step instructions, advise on materials, that sort of thing?
Claes

Offline W.B.Kurgan

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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006, 01:39:41 PM »
Wow! That is quite a project!  :love:
Nice links too! The first thing I noticed was that you'll need one of these:



Which could be pricey.
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Offline Operator5

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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2006, 01:41:43 PM »
When it comes time to do the detailing, check out this link.

http://www.lyzrdstomp.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=216&Itemid=1
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Offline Westfalia Chris

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2006, 01:45:58 PM »
YOu might wish to check those beautiful models of a Bloodrunner and a Wasp class gun sloop:

http://ourworlds.topcities.com/space1889/index.html

Beautiful, but more along the lines of "scale models"; however, wery inspirational, and good how-tos as well.

Offline Fortescue-Smythe

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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2006, 03:24:55 PM »
Thanks a lot for the links, and hats off to you, Westfalia Chris, that site is the bee's knees! I'll probably not achieve the amount of detail that man put onto his models, but it's certainly something to inspire. Plus, the how to on the Bloodrunner is just the thing I was looking for.
Claes

Offline Chris Steadman

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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2006, 08:26:29 PM »

Offline Westfalia Chris

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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2006, 08:58:19 PM »
Quote from: "Chris Steadman"
Have you seen this ..... http://www.salute.co.uk/salutegames/cloudships/main.htm


I guess so, since he mentioned it in his first post... ;) Anyhoo, The Warlords´ page is one of the most useful, especially if doing a 25mm adaption.

Offline Chris Steadman

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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2006, 10:19:00 PM »
Well, only trying to help. Will teach me to skim read.

Offline Fortescue-Smythe

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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2006, 08:42:26 AM »
No worries, mate.  :wink:  Thanks anyway.

 

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