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Author Topic: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 191114: Delivering the post  (Read 37644 times)

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 191029: The Postal Service
« Reply #570 on: November 12, 2019, 04:49:44 PM »
I have heard rumors of "good lighting" for taking pictures. I thought it was a myth. lol

Offline Ockman

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 191113: Volabo 245 Hover Truck
« Reply #571 on: November 13, 2019, 04:14:33 PM »
Volabo 245 Hover Truck by Oscar Falk, on Flickr

Even if wheeled drive still is the most common propulsion system on non-military vehicles, one can find a wealth of alternatives on the standard colony world. Each propulsion system has its own strengths and weaknesses: threads can traverse rough ground, but it won't be fast, anti-grav plates have great speed and mobility, but they are expensive (and repairs require rare materials). Hovercraft are popular with many colonists, with their (almost) all-terrain capabilities, high speed and cargo capacity often cited as main strengths.

The Volabo 245 Hover Truck is an ancient Terran design, originally construed in the aftermath of the Resource War, before humanity's intergalactic expansion. Volabo (latin:
I hover), a subsidiary of an automobile company famous for its safe vehicles, designed the 245 Hover Truck to be able to carry supplies across war-torn lands, while needing minimal maintenance and being easy to repair. The earlier models used an enclosed, NBC-proof cabin, while the most common variant used today is the stripped-down basic model. It's heavily spread across the galaxy, easily found on almost every colony world.

Volabo 245 Hover Truck by Oscar Falk, on Flickr

Volabo 245 Hover Truck by Oscar Falk, on Flickr

Offline Oldben1

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 191113: Volabo 245 Hover Truck
« Reply #572 on: November 13, 2019, 04:16:05 PM »
A great set of wheels for a young moisture farmer!

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 191113: Volabo 245 Hover Truck
« Reply #573 on: November 13, 2019, 04:17:39 PM »
Brill  :)

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 191113: Volabo 245 Hover Truck
« Reply #574 on: November 13, 2019, 04:29:20 PM »
That is very utilitarian. Great civilian vehicle piece! The headlights look positively terrific. I have yet to figure out how to make white headlights look like... well, headlights? I can do yellow, but the white eludes me.

Offline War Monkey

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 191113: Volabo 245 Hover Truck
« Reply #575 on: November 13, 2019, 05:35:48 PM »
Nice ride, I would definitely use those on a colony planet!
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!"

Offline Ockman

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 191113: Volabo 245 Hover Truck
« Reply #576 on: November 13, 2019, 07:27:31 PM »
A great set of wheels for a young moisture farmer!

A great set of skirts, perhaps?  ;)

Brill  :)

Thanks, Jim!

That is very utilitarian. Great civilian vehicle piece! The headlights look positively terrific. I have yet to figure out how to make white headlights look like... well, headlights? I can do yellow, but the white eludes me.

Thanks, Andrew! I'm happy with it myself, it's my first painted vehicle. The headlights are just painted with grey gem effect.

Nice ride, I would definitely use those on a colony planet!

Thank you, friend!

Offline Ockman

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 191114: Delivering the post
« Reply #577 on: November 14, 2019, 11:03:37 AM »
Postal Truck by Oscar Falk, on Flickr

The Postman cometh by Oscar Falk, on Flickr

New deliveries by Oscar Falk, on Flickr

Most days, deliveries are easy. The postman gets into his hover truck, loads up the post and parcels and goes his rounds.

Some days, though, the postman might be carrying something a little bit more valuable, or perhaps there have been sightings of miscreants in the wilderness. That's when the armed support arrives. They either bring an extra vehicle or ride along with the hover truck, piling up in the back. But if they sense that something's awry, the postal workers will disembark and create a defensive perimeter around the vehicle. Most times, it will be unnecessary, but the postal workers are rather safe than sorry...


The Postal Service delivers by Oscar Falk, on Flickr

Pirate ambush by Oscar Falk, on Flickr

Pirate ambush by Oscar Falk, on Flickr

Back at the base by Oscar Falk, on Flickr
« Last Edit: November 14, 2019, 12:50:05 PM by Ockman »

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 191114: Delivering the post
« Reply #578 on: November 14, 2019, 04:01:46 PM »
Great pictures. Is the driver glued in or something you can swap around?

Offline Ockman

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 191114: Delivering the post
« Reply #579 on: November 14, 2019, 08:12:33 PM »
Great pictures. Is the driver glued in or something you can swap around?

Neither cargo nor driver have been glued in.

I like flexibility  :D

Offline Metternich

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 191114: Delivering the post
« Reply #580 on: November 17, 2019, 02:38:44 AM »
Wonderful pictures of "delivering the mail." 

Offline War Monkey

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 191114: Delivering the post
« Reply #581 on: November 17, 2019, 05:45:21 AM »
Nice pictures, and Postal ground operation story is great too, Your terrain looks great and your painting looks great too!

Offline von Lucky

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 191114: Delivering the post
« Reply #582 on: November 17, 2019, 10:01:09 AM »
Somehow missed this lovely thread. Following now.
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Offline Oldben1

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 191114: Delivering the post
« Reply #583 on: November 18, 2019, 05:16:00 AM »
I especially like the one photo with the orange postals and the purple building!

Offline Ockman

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Re: [15mm] Ockman's Sci-fi, update 191114: Delivering the post
« Reply #584 on: November 18, 2019, 08:08:06 AM »
Thanks, all of you!

It warms a hobbyist's heart to recieve such wonderful praise.

 

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