Scotian Shipyards

Use at least one plate (size, shape, quantity, etc., are builder's choice) as the basis for a “Sci-Fi thing” build. <B>Deadline: 1 Sptember 2017</B>

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Post by Dr. Yo » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:32 pm

Looks like it's coming along nicely - always good to see Traveller getting some respect.
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Post by Scotaidh » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:10 pm

Dr. Yo wrote:Looks like it's coming along nicely - always good to see Traveller getting some respect.
It's always been my favourite SciFi game - mostly due to how many ways the game can be played. There're always the "bang you're dead" players, but I knew one guy who was so into accounting that the games he ran were good training for starting and running one's own business. :) It was a completely different gaming experience, for sure. :)
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Post by Scotaidh » Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:58 pm

The Phaeton is still in limbo, but work has proceeded on the Fae Mk I and introducing the Fae Mk II

Mk I

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Mk II

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Re: Scotian Shipyards

Post by Scotaidh » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:49 pm

As promised, more on the Fae Mk II

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and on the Phaeton

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Post by Scotaidh » Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:19 pm

Still on the Fae Mk II

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Post by Scotaidh » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:11 am

After a few days contemplating the orange additions to the Fae II, I decided I don't like them. Away with them! New direction, as seen here:

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This is an "edit-insert" - the following pictures were posted in their own post, but ... Somehow, when that post was deleted when I posted Pics 22- 27 on Friday, 30 June. Now, all the pictures posted here have become redundant - as I explain in my next post, I've gone in yet a different direction. These pictures are posted for general interest, and in hopes that some will find them useful inspiration.

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Post by Scotaidh » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:15 pm

New direction, part duh. I realized that I'd kinda lost the focus of the build, but I think I'm back to facing front again. The Fae Mk I is the troop-ship, with the Fae Mk II being the gun-ship of the pair - I kinda lost sight of that. So back into the parts bin with the fans, and on with figuring out how to attach weapons to this thing.

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Post by Scotaidh » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:21 pm

I'm not sure what happened. I somehow lost the post with the Fae Mk II pictures #15-21 ... Since they're of a now-abandoned direction, no problem, really - just perplexing. Moderators, if you can find that post I'd kinda like to have it up here again. :) If you can't find it, no worries, I guess, other than I somehow lost an entire post.

Anyone else have this happen?
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Post by Scotaidh » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:40 pm

The nice thing about holidays is the added modeling time, especially if the invited family members bail on their invitations, thus reducing the barbeque time to a minimum. :)

I worked on the Phaeton

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and the Fae Mk II.

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Post by Scotaidh » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:18 am

The Fae Mk II is moving right along - I feel that I'm close to done.

(Again, sorry for the quality of the pictures - I am a ham-handed photog at best, despite the best efforts of digital camera technology.)

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Re: Scotian Shipyards

Post by Scotaidh » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:29 pm

Well, it's been a good day. I have finished the two Fae builds. Now I can concentrate on the Phaeton. :)
Here are the final pictures.

Fae Mk I

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Fae Mk II

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Re: Scotian Shipyards

Post by Scotaidh » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:59 pm

Whilst awaiting a package from MicroMark, I thought to work on the Phaeton's landing legs.

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I realized that with the ventral turret in place, the Phaeton will need landing legs with which to sit upon my display shelf - so legs we must devise.
This is a first attempt. Depending on how these turn out, there may be more. :)
The spoons will be 'hinged' to the body at the handle end. The hollow spoon handles present some intriguing possibilities for tubing, greeblies, and gubbins of all sorts. :)
The otoscope cones will serve as the oleos that extend/retract the legs. The plastic tubing is a press-fit, but needed to be positively glued/located for strength - the plastic hex bases serve that need. (Though nowhere near as heavy as a resin model, the Phaeton is no light-weight.)
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Re: Scotian Shipyards

Post by Scotaidh » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:54 pm

More work on the Phaeton's landing legs

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Re: Scotian Shipyards

Post by Scotaidh » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:51 pm

More landing legs and a wee bit on the cargo doors.

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Re: Scotian Shipyards

Post by Scotaidh » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:12 pm

More cargo-bay door-age

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Re: Scotian Shipyards

Post by ptitrainrouge » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:46 pm

nice job on the legs and a turret (if I am not wrong)

the Fae are awesome

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Re: Scotian Shipyards

Post by southwestforests » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:13 pm

Scotaidh wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:51 pm
More landing legs and a wee bit on the cargo doors.
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PFT Phaéton 063 I'm afraid the landing gear pattern is a bit narrow ... oh, well. I didn't really fit anywhere else. Besides, who needs landing gear when at the High Port? (For those of you unfamiliar with the 'Traveller' game, every planet has at least one High Port. These are geo-synchronous satellites which serve as reception areas for incoming cargo and persons - a quarantine area designed to keep inimical and dangerous stuff off the planet, somewhat like an international airport with no curb-side, only feeder-liners. All cargo/persons desiring to go to the planet proper are required to transfer to a local-shuttle. )
Today is one of those days where I knew the word 5 years ago but today had to Google it. #-o
And I'm thinking the ships are shaping up to look like proper movie props.
in·im·i·cal
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tending to obstruct or harm.
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antagonistic, contrary, antipathetic, unfavorable, adverse, opposed;
hostile, unkind, unsympathetic, unfriendly, ill-disposed, malevolent;
unwelcoming, cold, frosty;
unfriendly; hostile.
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Re: Scotian Shipyards

Post by Scotaidh » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:45 am

Thank-you, ptitrainrouge. I'm just having fun with it. :) Yes, that's a turret. It was for another build, originally, but it fit well here, so ... parts is parts, n'est pas?

southwestforests, in my mind the word "Inimical" is kinda defined as "something bad, a thing we do not want."

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Re: Scotian Shipyards

Post by Scotaidh » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:07 am

As the deadline rushes down upon me, I'm upping my build tempo a bit. :)

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