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Author Topic: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.  (Read 85209 times)

Offline Tesla knight

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Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
« Reply #270 on: November 15, 2017, 09:58:24 AM »
Thanks Mac!

They are part of a 28/32mm Mars based VSF project I've working on using Dystopian Legion figures. The Kits are based on my designs and are being produced by Blotz.

http://blotz.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=23_29_217



Offline Steinberg

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Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
« Reply #271 on: May 04, 2018, 04:55:23 PM »
My take on the blotz skyship
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Offline Andy in Germany

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Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
« Reply #272 on: May 05, 2018, 07:41:15 PM »
Very smart. I like the heavy cannon...

Being new to this, what is the idea behind Aeronefs? Is it assumed they can fly in the lower gravity of Mars, or have those cunning Victorians created some kind of cunning anti-gravity technology that we lesser mortals know not?

Offline The_Beast

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Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
« Reply #273 on: May 06, 2018, 10:20:45 PM »
Many different ideas: Aeronef, the game, has a couple including Negative Gravity Screw and R-Matter. Space 1889 claimed that a Martian tree that had resin that would 'shield' against gravity, and was called 'liftwood'. Frank Chadwick recently went on a tack about odd kinds of bosons. Clueless-was-I.

I actually try to mix-and-match, so you can have the lovely wooden sky kites of Space 1889, and various contra-gravity 'engines' for metal gunboats.

Somewhere in the mix is 1889's (A)Ether propellers for space, but I forget...

Doug

Edit: And if you must, you can always add, in your imagination, if necessary, a gasbag, hover propellers, or even flapping wings...  ;D

« Last Edit: May 06, 2018, 10:22:47 PM by The_Beast »

Offline LCpl McDoom

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Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
« Reply #274 on: May 07, 2018, 09:55:07 PM »
Many thanks Tesla Knight, those Launches look very promising for what I want.

Are there any plan/ideas to do some small craft as opposition? E.g., Martian skiffs.

Offline Tesla knight

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Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
« Reply #275 on: May 08, 2018, 11:46:48 AM »
Many thanks Tesla Knight, those Launches look very promising for what I want.

Are there any plan/ideas to do some small craft as opposition? E.g., Martian skiffs.

Glad you like them!

There are more planned. Next will be two Oriental style Nef followed by two for the Antartican faction. These were intended to go with our Dystopian Legions figures. After that there will be two for the Prussians.

After that I was planning to do some skiffs for the highland plateau Martians and some Tripods for the more tecnological Canal Martians. May take a while but they are still all things I want to get done.

TK

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Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
« Reply #276 on: May 17, 2018, 05:11:06 PM »
...
Being new to this, what is the idea behind Aeronefs? Is it assumed they can fly in the lower gravity of Mars, or have those cunning Victorians created some kind of cunning anti-gravity technology that we lesser mortals know not?

The_Beast has given some answers. Other popular ones include cavorite (that I have a habit of spelling 'cavourite' just in case you were going to search the last 10 years of discussions on the forum, from 'The First Men in the Moon' by HG Wells) and Martian beam technology (in 'Princess of Mars' and the other John Carter books by Edgar Rice Burroughs).

Obviously, this boils down to "those cunning Victorians (and Martians) created some kind of cunning anti-gravity technology that we lesser mortals know not", ie what keeps them up is 'suspension of disbelief'.

Offline Sinewgrab

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Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
« Reply #277 on: May 18, 2018, 01:31:41 AM »
There are a couple of old threads that touched on this topic -

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=14926.msg177324#msg177324

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=32240.msg380509#msg380509

We hit most of the big ones there.
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Offline tin shed gamer

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Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
« Reply #278 on: May 18, 2018, 02:29:30 AM »
Apart from Ether flyers,Ive been known to have the odd thought on the subject myself. ;)

« Last Edit: May 18, 2018, 02:33:57 AM by tin shed gamer »

Offline The_Beast

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Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
« Reply #279 on: May 22, 2018, 08:08:16 PM »
HUGE thanks to Red Orc and Sinewgrab! Obviously, a topic on my mind, and I shall mine those previous topics. :D

Obviously, this boils down to "those cunning Victorians (and Martians) created some kind of cunning anti-gravity technology that we lesser mortals know not", ie what keeps them up is 'suspension of disbelief'.

Sometimes the 'how' suggests particular ways of modelling, and in battle, trying to counter.

I have waxed lyric on your work, tin shed gamer, but, as an aside, I will say Space 1889 had room for both aerostats and rotor-based lift. This IS the place for those pretty pictures, of course! :-*

Doug

Offline N.C.S.E

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Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
« Reply #280 on: May 23, 2018, 10:31:36 AM »
I've always been amazed by the quality of some of the stuff here.

I'm curious if there are any threads floating around (preferably ones which have survived the photobucket purge) which show the techniques that go into making these beauties.

Offline tin shed gamer

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Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
« Reply #281 on: May 23, 2018, 11:04:11 PM »
Cheers Dough,

I'm already building a steam launch (something I. Store underneath the flyer) so I'll pop an image or two on here once I'm part the blaspheming stage of the build.

Ncse,
 
I'd recommend trawling through anyone's threads who's post in this topic.
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Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
« Reply #282 on: July 09, 2018, 07:27:53 PM »
observation balloon
all the decorations were painted, it's not about decals
sorry for the blurry photos





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Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
« Reply #283 on: July 09, 2018, 07:52:57 PM »
Very nice mate  8)

 

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