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Author Topic: 15mm Sci Fi project: Eden- space tug painted and another new design 10/15  (Read 54228 times)

Offline Chief Lackey Rich

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Re: 15mm Sci Fi project: Eden- Brought to you by the space pope 8/31
« Reply #675 on: September 09, 2021, 05:43:14 PM »
I had to look that one up, but I could see the similarities. Lots of rooms, broken up into defined spaces, to create a whole ship.

You've never played?  If you can find a copy I heartily recommend you remedy that.  Wonderful game, and it can easily be adapted for use with minis.

Offline War Monkey

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Re: 15mm Sci Fi project: Eden- New printed starship dungeons 9/9
« Reply #676 on: September 09, 2021, 06:45:44 PM »
I like the whole set up you have going there.
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!

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Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: 15mm Sci Fi project: Eden- New printed starship dungeons 9/9
« Reply #677 on: September 09, 2021, 07:02:26 PM »
Thanks, Monkey.

Rich, I'll keep an eye out for it. All the pictures I saw looked pretty old. Is it still in production?

Offline Jack Hooligan

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Re: 15mm Sci Fi project: Eden- New printed starship dungeons 9/9
« Reply #678 on: September 09, 2021, 07:10:11 PM »
First time seeing this project somehow. This is fantastic. Looking forward to diving into it more this evening.
Incredible.
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Offline Ockman

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Re: 15mm Sci Fi project: Eden- New printed starship dungeons 9/9
« Reply #679 on: September 14, 2021, 12:15:02 PM »
Amazing ship!

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: 15mm Sci Fi project: Eden- New printed starship dungeons 9/9
« Reply #680 on: September 14, 2021, 01:02:35 PM »
Amazing ship!

Thanks, Ock and Jack. I'm currently printing like crazy to get the next ship design set up. Nothing too crazy, just adding length to the current ships. That means printing a ton of basic elements like 4-way intersections and halls. Hoping I may have some new designs to show off later in the week.

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: 15mm Sci Fi project: Eden- New printed starship dungeons 9/9
« Reply #681 on: September 16, 2021, 04:23:36 PM »
I've been working on some new designs this week. I'll probably run some test prints over the weekend on some of these items.

First up is a new engine design that is a nod to the Trek fans out there.


Since these can be added to any of my basic room shapes, in just about any orientation, I'm planning to print these as a separate piece that could be glued on or just placed. The nacelles are 105x20mm, so they should be plenty stable just plopped on the table next to a tile.


Starting work on a basic starship galley insert. This is a 90mm wall version.


This is a different terrain piece that I'm starting to play with. In the middle of some rooms is a 40x40mm indent. This piece will fit into that indent to block lines of sight, or provide something to maneuver around. This happens to also be the kitchen version of this piece.


To help fill up some other odd spaces, I'm starting to create some 25x25mm corner pieces. This is an example of a little berthing set with a bed, locker and bench. I'll probably also work on a corner couch seat and some planters for a hydroponic garden.


Lastly is the demonstration of the current set of my larger 200x100mm ship tiles. Front to back they would be a larger bridge (purple) a transition from 1x1 tiles to 2x1 tiles (also purple), a shuttle/hangar bay (orange), and then the original 2x1 engine room that I've already test printed:



Offline Ockman

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Re: 15mm Sci Fi project: Eden- New 3d design pieces 9/16
« Reply #682 on: September 19, 2021, 06:15:23 AM »
You keep on impressing us! Really cool design!

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: 15mm Sci Fi project: Eden- New 3d design pieces 9/16
« Reply #683 on: September 20, 2021, 01:49:52 PM »
Thanks Ock. Since last week I've printed seven more ship segments. Need to make some minor tweaks to a couple of the pieces, but so far everything has really printed as planned.

Offline Chief Lackey Rich

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Re: 15mm Sci Fi project: Eden- New printed starship dungeons 9/9
« Reply #684 on: September 20, 2021, 02:48:54 PM »
Rich, I'll keep an eye out for it. All the pictures I saw looked pretty old. Is it still in production?

Awful Green Things started life as a Dragon magazine insert, but it's been reprinted several times in various sizes over the years.  Current version appears to be this "pocket box" edition from Steve Jackson games (who owns the rights now AFAIK):

http://www.warehouse23.com/products/awful-green-things-from-outer-space-pocket-box

Seems to be orderable - it adds it to my "crate" okay and isn't showing as out of stock.  Even in that small-ish format it's worth the $20 they're asking.

Offline zrunelord

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Re: 15mm Sci Fi project: Eden- New 3d design pieces 9/16
« Reply #685 on: September 20, 2021, 03:19:50 PM »
That's some nice work Cook.
Tinkercad, right ? if I'm not mistaken

I personally use 3d Builder ... perhaps I should start using Tinkercad also... ;)

Thanks for sharing
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Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: 15mm Sci Fi project: Eden- New 3d design pieces 9/16
« Reply #686 on: September 20, 2021, 03:29:04 PM »
Thanks for the research, Rich. I will definitely check that out.

Z, yes, Tinkercad. I've found it to be very intuitive for building terrain and vehicles. It is a CAD system. You can import something like a figure and chop it up or do head/weapon swaps. I've done that a bit for some fantasy projects, but haven't played with editing files as much as creating my own things. How do you like 3d builder?

Offline War Monkey

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Re: 15mm Sci Fi project: Eden- New 3d design pieces 9/16
« Reply #687 on: September 20, 2021, 03:35:57 PM »
Some really great designs! looking forward to seeing them printed.

I really like TinkerCad. They had just added a lot of new features that are great too and it is really easy to use as well. I have a lot of designs that I just can't wait for a printer to test them out! The big stuff I have designed I want to use on a filament printer and the smaller stuff with much finer details, I want to print using a resin printer.

Offline zrunelord

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Re: 15mm Sci Fi project: Eden- New 3d design pieces 9/16
« Reply #688 on: September 20, 2021, 04:03:38 PM »
Hey Cook,
Oh , I absolutely love 3d builder. Very simple to use but I think it requires more functionality as some things are
impossible to do ... at least for me ...

Also the commands need fine tuning ( especially using keyboard arrow movement ), sometimes it drives me up the wall to turn things where I want them using the mouse.

Having said that , I use it to repair stl's which do not open in the browser or slicer successfully  ( tough sometimes repair takes for ages )

I'll post pics very soon.

Z

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: 15mm Sci Fi project: Eden- New 3d design pieces 9/16
« Reply #689 on: September 21, 2021, 08:16:43 PM »
Monkey, I'd suggest diving in on filament first. Lower entry costs and most basic designs will come out nicely in FDM.

Resin will print in far finer detail than I design at the moment. While I love the flexibility to print out a handful of figures in a couple of hours, I'm already running into a point where I'm printing a new level of unpainted figures over the old lol

Z, you should try TinkerCad. Right-click and hold allows you to spin and tilt the build plate. The controls are very intuitive in that manner. I also use the "line up" function a ton. The only control on Tinker that I've fumbled with is holding down the shift key selects multiple items with a click, and for some reason I always want it to be a Ctrl function.

 

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