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Re: Designing ships [possible BFG scale]

Postby Malika » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:02 pm

Two of my Destroyer designs for Vanguard Miniatures are as good as ready.

Do you guys have any final feedback before I'm shipping them off for printing?

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Re: Designing ships [possible BFG scale]

Postby Islacrusez » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:10 am

I like it; it's got good lines and good silhouettes. Think only thing that sticks out is the vertical narrowing in the middle. The same point is marked horizontally (visible in plan view) but doesn't narrow so drastically and thus doesn't weaken the silhouette. Any way to produce a similar effect in the side view? I know it's a 40k thing so it could be intentionally so, but it's a pet peeve of mine, so feedback it gets :P
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Re: Designing ships [possible BFG scale]

Postby Malika » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:14 am

Final shot before shipping these off...
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Re: Designing ships [possible BFG scale]

Postby Malika » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:33 am

The idea behind this ship is that its weaponry is hidden inside the hull/prow of the ship. It's only visible because the ship's hatches are opened. I guess the model could also be used as a Defence Monitor.

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A few things that still need to be done:
(1) Tweaking some of the details
(2) Making an enclosed prow variant (where you don't see any weapons protruding)
(3) Make two bits to enclose the top part of the hull, to make it seem as if the turrets are hiding down below in the hull.
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Re: Designing ships [possible BFG scale]

Postby Malika » Thu May 11, 2017 9:02 pm

Teaser...

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These'll be available at Vanguard Miniatures from tomorrow...

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Not sure yet when the bombers will be out, but I was curious if anybody would like to see a 6mm version of this one?
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Re: Designing ships [possible BFG scale]

Postby Malika » Sat May 13, 2017 1:39 am

New release!!! I'm kinda excited here, for years I've been working on designing ships and one of the reasons why I've joined up with Vanguard Miniatures was to have my ship designs put in production. Hopefully this will be the beginning of a whole bunch of ships being released!

Novan Elites Panthera Class Heavy Frigate x 2 - £7.00
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The Panthera class Heavy Frigate is the workhorse of the Novan Elite fleets. Heavily armed and armoured, its various weapon configurations allow it to fulfil many different void combat roles.
No matter its broadside configuration, the Panthera’s basic armament includes two heavy twin linked dorsal mounted turrets and two pairs of prow torpedo tubes. Its broadsides allow for different types of weapon systems which can be changed whilst in dock due to it’s modular design.
Most commonly used are weapons batteries, more than capable of tearing huge chunks out of enemy vessels many times its own size. Another popular configuration for the Panthera is to fit it with launch bays, allowing the heavy frigate to carry several squadrons of Javelin fighters and Pilum bombers. In order to protect other ships of the fleet from waves of ordnance and enemy fighters the Panthera is sometimes also configured with broadside turret platforms capable of projecting a withering volume of defensive fire.


Panthera class heavy frigate x 2 with three broadside options each. Images show three vessels to demonstrate the broadside options.

Model is 52mm long, bases not included.


http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/no ... igate-x-2/
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Re: Designing ships [possible BFG scale]

Postby Malika » Wed May 17, 2017 6:59 am

I've started working on a Lance Frigate as a follow-up to the Heavy Frigate I've done for Vanguard Miniatures.

I'm wondering which version you guys prefer: 3 lances (sides and bottom), 3 lances (sides and prow), or 4 lances (sides, bottom, and prow)?

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Re: Designing ships [possible BFG scale]

Postby Malika » Thu May 25, 2017 7:13 am

The station is almost ready...
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And I'm continuing to work on the Defence Monitor: modular prows!

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Torpedo prow:
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Lance prow:
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Re: Designing ships [possible BFG scale]

Postby Malika » Fri May 26, 2017 5:14 pm

Still working on the Escort Carrier, including the prows:
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Re: Designing ships [possible BFG scale]

Postby Malika » Fri May 26, 2017 7:23 pm

The Defence Monitor and prow / turrets sprue is ready. If there's any other feedback, please let me know before I ship it off for printing.

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Re: Designing ships [possible BFG scale]

Postby Malika » Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:45 am

The Destroyers are in!

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Re: Designing ships [possible BFG scale]

Postby Islacrusez » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:58 pm

Looking good!
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Re: Designing ships [possible BFG scale]

Postby Malika » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:13 pm

New WIPs

Lance Frigate:
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Lance Destroyer:
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Re: Designing ships [possible BFG scale]

Postby Vaaish » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:09 pm

I like how that lance destroyer is looking. Not too sure about the frigates yet. From what I see of the finished casts of the normal frigates, they are already pretty chunky in width and I think the side lances are just accenting that more. Maybe you could do smaller lances or even a smaller and shorter multi-barrel lance battery on each side instead of the single large cannon?
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Re: Designing ships [possible BFG scale]

Postby Malika » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:02 pm

I know what you mean regarding the Frigate, I'm also a bit in doubt regarding the lances. I like the chunky lance on the Destroyer, it makes it like a siege ship, which was what I was going for. The Frigate however, should be more akin to a sniper ship, it needs something relatively sleek. Maybe thinner lances might be more in order?
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