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Offline fergal

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Re: Martian airship under construction (railings added Oct-12)
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2015, 02:53:31 PM »
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Does it please that I covet your work?

Yes, very much.  Feedback is really what keeps the work rolling.  Sooo many ideas in my head for stuff, so feedback helps me focus on this project for a while.  :)

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Re: Martian airship under construction (railings added Oct-12)
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2015, 05:33:16 PM »
No problem there; this is really quite exciting!

However, be careful for what you wish: I'm liable to muddy the waters with awkward suggestions.  lol

Doug

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Re: Martian airship under construction (railings added Oct-12)
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2015, 07:16:57 PM »
Here we are, finished the keel and glued these pieces together to see what it would look like.  The back deck still needs railings and the propeller parts added to the side of the back deck.

But I really like the profile and don't think I need to keep changing anything here.


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Re: Martian airship under construction (railings added Oct-12)
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2015, 04:53:41 AM »
That ship looks awesome. Excellent laser cutting skills.

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Re: Martian airship under construction (railings added Oct-12)
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2015, 03:26:22 PM »
Guns. Needs guns...  lol

Doug

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Re: Martian airship under construction (railings added Oct-12)
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2015, 03:30:29 PM »
Thanks cuchulain23 :)

Guns. Needs guns...  lol

Doug

First things first.  I'm going like a house on fire now!  Adding the railings now and it affects all three modules so I'm having to think through lots of issues at once.  So as not to cause to many redisigns, I'm also having to think through the crow's nest at the same time. So it should be a pretty radical difference next time it's seen :)


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Re: Martian airship under construction (railings added Oct-12)
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2015, 03:48:14 PM »
Coming along  :)

Are you going to bulk out the rams?

cheers

James

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Re: Martian airship under construction (railings added Oct-12)
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2015, 04:44:15 PM »
The Rams are two sheets thick at the moment and won't get any thicker, but I intend to add more design elements to them. One of the ideas I'm kicking around is a steel looking reinforced edging.  Is that what you are asking?

Until I know that everything fits together, I'm spending very little time on style and details.

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Re: Martian airship under construction (railings added Oct-12)
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2015, 06:35:11 PM »
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Are you going to bulk out the rams?
...

Personally, I assumed he'd get by with the lased surface designs giving it more dimensionality.  :D

However, if he simply MUST greeble...   ;)

"First things first." Oh, come on, you know I was teasing. Guns are definitely near the end, but I get the feeling you wouldn't mind seeing the Martian 'loaded for b'ar!'

You mentioned props earlier. Do you have a sense of blades or clear, plastic disks?

Doug

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Re: Martian airship under construction (railings added Oct-12)
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2015, 07:56:24 PM »
Sorry, it's a language thing  :)

By bulk out I meant thicker, more layers etc.

cheers

James

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Re: Martian airship under construction (railings added Oct-12)
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2015, 02:04:56 AM »
Beast - i'd prefer actual propellers but unless I can source them easily, I'll go with clear disks.  Either way is a win I think.

Jimbibbly - No worries.  Each ram is two layers and I will add another layer on the edges for depth, but that will be it.  Each is a huge use of material and that's what really stops me from increasing the number of layers too much further.

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Re: Martian airship under construction (railings added Oct-12)
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2015, 03:17:29 PM »
Lego actually do propellers... I'm working on a design to mass produce (well make 5 at least!) ornithopters and they come in at about the right size and without the raised recesses.

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Re: Martian airship under construction (railings added Oct-12)
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2015, 08:26:53 PM »
Fantastic work!  ;)

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Re: Martian airship under construction (railings added Oct-12)
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2015, 10:34:15 PM »
Fantastic work!  ;)

Thanks David!  I recently bought your rules and think they would go great with this ship!  I can't wait for my daughters to get a little bit older so I can a little Pulp Alley with them.

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Re: Martian airship under construction (railings added Oct-12)
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2015, 10:42:08 PM »
Finished adding rails to each section, but have only had time to print the fore deck and walkway.  Put the fore deck together and a crows nest that I built today to.  I like it but it may interfere with another idea I had, we'll see.  I wanted to run ropes to the top of the 'masts' from the front of the ship and the back, I'll wait and get the whole thing together before I make any changes.

I had to redesign the railing posts to make way for the overlap of the armor plates, just another learning opportunity.



The Crows Nest



A closer shot of the fore deck and railings


 

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