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Voidfighter - Buggestyle, NOW WITH FADING ANIMATION!

 
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SirBugge



Joined: 16 Nov 2005
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:23 am    Post subject: Voidfighter - Buggestyle, NOW WITH FADING ANIMATION! Reply with quote

Hi Bothans
My entry to the contest:


More pictures, backstory, and buildng techniques:
www.l3go.bugge.com/space_gallery/66.shtml

Cheers NB


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Obi-1-kenobi



Joined: 29 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woah that's an interesting take on the voidfighter, nice job.
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bobafett2250



Joined: 24 Apr 2005
Location: Connecticut

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woah...thats like the...booger of SNOTs..thats crazy. Great job.
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Nash



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Location: Missouri, USA

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's what I'm talking about. when this contest started I thought we'd see more great ships like this. I like it muy mucho.
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Barbarossa



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! I love those wings. One of the better renditions of the wide, curving wings described in the story. The fuselage is great too, and that cockpit fits in well with the ship. But most of all, thank you for the pics showing how it goes together. As a relatively inexperienced builder, I always appreciate it when more skilled people like yourself reveal the secrets behind their creations. Your page is definetly going in my bookmarks, as a nice example of creative building techniques. Great job.
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SirBugge



Joined: 16 Nov 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys
Glad that you liked the construction pictures Barbarossa. There are many others like them in the descriptions of the other mocs on the page.

Cheers NB
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ZombieSolo
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Joined: 05 Feb 2005

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one is hands down my favorite so far. When I read the story, this is exactly the shape I imagined, and actualy tried to build. But as I'm very out of practice and my parts pile is mostly outdated, I left it half finished and dissapointing.

And I'm with Barbarossa- those construction pics are amazing. That's way beyond other construction pics where it's just the model partialy dissasembled... you should geta prize just for that! ::D:
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keds



Joined: 06 Nov 2005
Location: nkc-MO

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I like:
BUGGESTYLE!!

What I think could be improved:
Not much! Other than something totally wacky like a third wing on the top or retractable wings. Landing gear seems to be a problem for everyone, myself included.
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WookieWarrior9



Joined: 05 Jul 2005
Location: Florida

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that. It also makes me think of something that could also be a submarine type thing, maybe amphibious?
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Darkkazmo
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Joined: 04 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This creation is what encouraged me the most to enter mine. Absolutely outstanding in every way...
Too bad we don't see too many people with your building skills around these boards!
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Nannan Z
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Joined: 13 Nov 2005

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must voice my dissenting opinion in response to Don and Kazi's unbelievably optimistic posts.

Is your voidfighter trying to invte a hug? The source of inspiration is obvious, but you failed to incorporate a significant physical feature of the cylon fighter that inspires fear: its pincer wings. I'm saddened to see the tips of the void's wings snipped off by cruel scissors. They're now a defining characteristic of an implied obtuse character.

A white display stand and microscopic landing gear? They're too cheap.

However there are redeeming features.
The direction of construction is mesmerizing.
The choice of windshield is smart.
Color dispersion is appropriate.
Stubbornly unique.
But my intentions are good.

So can I get my honest hug now?

-Nannan
(We'll never improve if we're mired in flattery and praise!)
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Darkkazmo
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nannan wrote:
... They're now a defining characteristic of an implied obtuse character.

A white display stand and microscopic landing gear? They're too cheap.

However there are redeeming features.
The direction of construction is mesmerizing.
The choice of windshield is smart.
Color dispersion is appropriate.
Stubbornly unique.
But my intentions are good.

So can I get my honest hug now?

-Nannan
(We'll never improve if we're mired in flattery and praise!)

Now that is funny, am I reading a critique from the N.Y Times? (only a light hearted comment Wink)...
My flattery comment was based on what I saw, not on what I was hoping to see, regardless of what he tried to do with his MOCs... But I do like your approach Nannan, very cool. (I wish I can write like that) Smile
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SirBugge



Joined: 16 Nov 2005
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! what a surprise to log in and find my tread in the top of the list! It drowned pretty quickly everywhere I presented it, so it's good to see it having a second wind.

Thanks for all you kind words

Landing gear: Well, I didn't prioritize a landing gear very high, as it's mainly a zero-g figher (the void-cloaking wouldn't be very effective in atmosphere), and is supposed to be launced from a TIE bay... I don't know if I'm just being too ancient here, but back in the good old days of the TIE-fighter game, TIE's were hanging in narrow "tunnels" grabbed by a sort of dual clamp on the bars between the solar panels and "body"...
So the landing gear is just a little extra should it ever need to land on (planet based) platforms.

Pincing: Well, the Cylon inspiration was only the seed for this craft, I soon developed it in a totally different direction (like turning the wings back in an "elbow" before curving them forward and the ww2-bomber-esque engine/laser pods on the wings), and slapping some sort of plate wing on the tips would just ruin the curve of the wing:
If I should follow that the next section of the wings would be 1 stud wide and 16+2 studs long. And the craft would be almost 50% longer.
But I was aiming for a curved version of long narrow glider wings (which aren't pointy), so I like it the way it is: More like dual swords than pincers.

Butt if you like pincing...
*giving Nannan a friendly pince in the behind* Wink
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SirBugge



Joined: 16 Nov 2005
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never had time to rebuild my voidfighter in stealth mode, and do another photo shoot before the deadline.

But I thought the fading description sounded cool, so I decided to try and make an animation of it with my mlcad-version of it and pov-ray.

I've uploaded it to the same page, at the bottom:

http://www.l3go.bugge.com/space_gallery/66.shtml

Enjoy
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Nannan Z
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'd been wise to put this fading void against a black backdrop. Natural selection does not favor the black peppered moth on a white birch tree.
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Mequalspi



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless the tree is covered in soot.
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SirBugge



Joined: 16 Nov 2005
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, in my experience, the natural selection on the internet tends to favor mocs that people can actually see Wink

Cheers NB
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Icezombie
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Joined: 05 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh Looks pretty nifty. Very Happy
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