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Offline Vanvlak

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BSC2022 Vanvlak Cryogenic Sleeping Quarters
« on: January 05, 2022, 09:13:42 PM »
This would probably look like be the sort of thing they'd have on set for Plan 9 from Outer Space rather than a polished space opera, still, here goes...

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Re: BSC2022 Vanvlak Cryogenic Sleeping Quarters
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2022, 09:24:34 PM »
Nice :) Your builds always surprise!
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Re: BSC2022 Vanvlak Cryogenic Sleeping Quarters
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2022, 09:46:14 PM »
A good century or two of rest never hurt anybody. Right?

Curious to see how this one is going to look!  8)
Miniatures you say? Well I too, like to live dangerously...
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Re: BSC2022 Vanvlak Cryogenic Sleeping Quarters
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2022, 07:53:13 AM »
A good century or two of rest never hurt anybody. Right?

Curious to see how this one is going to look!  8)
Just two? I think I might be going for a longer catnap.... :D

Nice :) Your builds always surprise!
Thank you.  :D
They generally surprise me too by turning out completely different from what I plan ...

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Re: BSC2022 Vanvlak Cryogenic Sleeping Quarters
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2022, 10:18:41 AM »
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They generally surprise me too by turning out completely different from what I plan ...
And I thought it was just me that it happened to. ;)
Good luck.

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Re: BSC2022 Vanvlak Cryogenic Sleeping Quarters
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2022, 01:05:00 PM »
Keep us posted...plenty of WIP photos  :)
     

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Re: BSC2022 Vanvlak Cryogenic Sleeping Quarters
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2022, 08:36:06 AM »
Keep us posted...plenty of WIP photos  :)
I will.
The usual process of collecting odds and ends from my junk pile has started.
Long ago I found - I have no recollection where - part of the coin storage mechanism of a discarded vending machine.
This will be the main body of the build, or the area where the cryogenic chamber or chambers will be located.

I originally thought I would make this as a single room in a Space Hulk sort of scenario, but the shape of the coin storage shell gave me an idea - and here's where it starts to get complicated.

So you have this spaceship, which is somehow destroyed close to some planet. As an emergency measure, the cryogenic stasis rooms are reinforced structures which eject from the ship and serve as an emergency drop pod, capable of making an automated landing (that's one hell of an AI these things have!). One of them lands in a desolate spot. The sleepers remain undisturbed, the vessel is raided of bits and pieces by more primitive inhabitants of the place, and starts to decay, but the sleepers rest undisturbed as the planet dwellers seem to fear the 'dead' aliens (to them) in the chambers and do not want to wake them.

At least, the backstory is there...

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Re: BSC2022 Vanvlak Cryogenic Sleeping Quarters
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2022, 12:01:30 PM »
I'm interested!

Your backgroundis cool and has vibes of the Rage! PC game, and I couldn't help but be reminded of my own BSC entry of two years ago.

Can't wait to see your take on it  :)

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Re: BSC2022 Vanvlak Cryogenic Sleeping Quarters
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2022, 04:49:20 PM »
I'm interested!

Your backgroundis cool and has vibes of the Rage! PC game, and I couldn't help but be reminded of my own BSC entry of two years ago.

Can't wait to see your take on it  :)
Was that the vegetation one? Cool, I'll have to take a look then!
And at Rage!, which I am unfamiliar with!

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Re: BSC2022 Vanvlak Cryogenic Sleeping Quarters
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2022, 04:32:32 PM »
Here's some pics of some bits from the usual pile of rubbish I start my projects with:

vending machine coin storage and dispenser body - the base beneath it is 12" square:


other bits from the same device:


Where the main bits will go - it's a boxy affair:


The white thing is the cryogenic chamber - I was going to make a number of enclosed ones, but decided to change tack a little and make just one, with the sleeper - an injured trooper kept in stasis - visible. As can be seen in the above image, he'll be the the focus of the scenery.

Here's the base of his chamber - part of an electrical connector. The dead guy's metal is turning blue after reacting with the foam from the blister! The metal pins were pulled out from the connector. I was going to discard them, but they will be useful as scatter bits, given this is a pillaged wreck.



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Re: BSC2022 Vanvlak Cryogenic Sleeping Quarters
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2022, 04:56:22 PM »
Looking good.
The connectors look like they might make decent robotic arms?

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Re: BSC2022 Vanvlak Cryogenic Sleeping Quarters
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2022, 05:15:49 PM »
Intriguing  :)

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Re: BSC2022 Vanvlak Cryogenic Sleeping Quarters
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2022, 05:49:25 PM »
Was that the vegetation one? Cool, I'll have to take a look then!
And at Rage!, which I am unfamiliar with!
No, the crashed/ broken one. I did a crashed escape pod with cryotubes  :)

And Rage!, while old, has some excellent Mad Max style post-apocalyptic imagery. In fact, I even used some of it as inspiration for last year's entry too!  ;D

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Re: BSC2022 Vanvlak Cryogenic Sleeping Quarters
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2022, 09:17:33 AM »
No, the crashed/ broken one. I did a crashed escape pod with cryotubes  :)

And Rage!, while old, has some excellent Mad Max style post-apocalyptic imagery. In fact, I even used some of it as inspiration for last year's entry too!  ;D
Oh right, I remember that one. Will certainly take a look at Rage! imagery.

In the meantime, I was wondering whether to make this thing embedded in a base - which would be nice, but storage is as ever a problem. There is an appealing alternative (and an easy way out!) - it's floating on my lake gaming mat. And to emphasize that, I am going to add a couple of additional smaller features too, a pylon to which it could be moored, and a raft or barge.

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Re: BSC2022 Vanvlak Cryogenic Sleeping Quarters
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2022, 05:00:28 PM »
Update. A bit of a disappointing weekend as I was busy, but there is some progress.

The machinery area - the vertical pipes will be cut to size.


There's still more to add here.

Some furniture, finished parts in this case.


And the cryogenic chamber itself, redesigned. I found something from the bits intended for last-year's competition which in the end I hadn't used, and changed the concept completely. It's bigger, and, I think, better. These are the bits I will be using.


Amongst others are:
an old aquarium filter box
an old TV antenna cable connector
a couple of electrical connectors
part of an internet connection socket
three bits of reflectors
some transparent, orange sprue
some spare transparent bits from a flying base
a long green thingy which came from a dental clinic
a wheel hub from an old sci-fi model

Somehow, that lot - and the poor, near-dead Praetorian guardsman - have to be bashed together to form the resting place.

 

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