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Look who just became available...

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Get enough up so I can get a fleet going and I'll start buying. Im a little OCD about aesthitcs and would want to have a unified forced.

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Teaser:

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ooohhhh i like.

As I said man, get some ships up and I'll start ordering them

Which will that proxy?

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The Martinet Light Cruiser (Aquila Pattern) can double as a Defiant Light Cruiser. The other ship, the Absolutist Light Cruiser can function as an Endeavour Light Cruiser.

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So they are both the same size?

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Yup, it's just that the Absolutist is standing in the background.

I've also started working on some fighters, will be able to show them to you either later tonight or tomorrow.

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Pittsburgh PA, USA

Outstanding, you get some of the frigates up and I'll be your first customer.

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Calyptra Fighters are ready!



You can get them here.

As for smaller ships, my first bunch will be Destroyers. After that probably some Frigates. In the meantime I'll also be trying to further develop more ordnance stuff, so different fighters, bombers, torpedos, pods, transporters/landers etc.

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And this would be firestorm?

I can't remember the names but there's a lance boat, a gun boat and a torpedeo. I take it this would be the Gun Boat?

Or I am an idiot and they are the fighters from the launch bays hahaha

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What would be the Firestorm? The upcoming frigate you mean? Maybe, not sure yet.

As for your last sentence, I'm not fully getting what you're trying to say here.

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Are they the attack craft that would fly out of the lunch bays on your cruiser?

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Oh, erm...that's a possibility. I'd imagine that the Imperium would produce many types of fighters and what not. Many designs would be very localized, others more widespread.

However, I prefer to leave the player free to pick his/her own fighters. I'm planning on making different designs for fighters as well. Just noticed that it's kinda hard to come with something cool for them, especially since you're quite limited at what you can do at this scale.

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Finished!









Looks great ,not trying to offend, but the first thing I thought was sam eagle from the muppet show.

I'd have to get one just to build a muppet marine army........runs off for source material

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Man, that's awesome! I love the Muppets! Wasn't really thinking of Sam Eagle when designing these, but yeah...funny!

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Pittsburgh PA, USA

*crakcs whip* get back to work!

i kid i kid, but i can't wait to see what you design next man,, or for the next light cruiser to become avilable

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Did this in like 30 minutes or so. Still very WIP...

Guess the Imperials will be getting something to shoot at...


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Pittsburgh PA, USA

Alright Brother! you got your first order, looks like it'll get to me on the 28th! I can't wait, i'll paint it up and post a picture on here man.

Get the sister ship up and i'l grab two of those to start my fleet!

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You'd be my second order actually! Haven't seen it pop in yet, guess Shapeways is being a bit slow.

Please post pictures when you got it. And let me know how the model is in real life, I'm very curious what you'll think of it!

This weekend will be rather hectic, got some family over, so the next ship will be available next week.

In the meanwhile I continued working on the scrapyard cruiser:

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And now who else is ready?



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The Martinet and Absolutist are both available again. The antenna have been removed, and some parts have been thickened up.

Whilst strong & flexible plastics are available options, I would recommend Frosted Detail or Frosted Ultra Detail.

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Order Placed! Can't wait to get them on the table!

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Now with some teeth and more stuff on it. The left side (minus front head) is almost done. The right side will get a similar threatment, but it will also be where the forward pointing weapons are mounted on.

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I've beefed the teeth up slightly, added some 'wounds' to the ship's hull, and removed some of the larger shacks. I need to rethink the shacks a bit, I like the concept too much to just drop it, but after putting the model next to the human ships I made, it seems a bit odd...


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Any updates on the ships?

I will be re-placing my order once pay day hits (That whole having available funding thing..)

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I noticed a few orders having come in, did you order them?

As for updates, sadly enough I've been wasting my time the last couple of days on the whole Zwarte Piet debate we've been having in the Netherlands. So useless, I just feel guilty of having wasted two valuable days debating the concept all over the internets whilst I could have been drawing more ships!

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*Cracks Whip* get back to work! And one of them is mine

Would you consider bundling them? Pack of two maybe?

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That was kinda the plan, same will happen with the human cruisers as well...

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I've been working on the ship some more and I'm running into a major problem: costs.

I did a test run on Shapeways, not actually printing the model, just uploading it to see how much it would cost. At the moment I'm at $45, and that doesn't include the mark-up, furthermore, the model is far from finished.

For a ship the size of an Ork Kroozer, this is simply too expensive. I tried putting the model in a pack of two, or even three, but then it lowers to around $40 a model. I've been trying to hollow it out, but that's a rather complex task, considering the shape of the ship.

Does anybody have any suggestions on how I could lower the price?

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From what I understand, it has to do with the number of cuts and angels. While it makes total sense for an ork ship to look like its beat to hell, it's more because it's soo busy in design :( its a stellar 3d mock up though. And if i had to venture youd have to print it at the higher end of the spectrum to get all the details - aka youre just too fething good at ship design for shapeways to hangle

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