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Even more fun with Sketchup!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:48 am
by javelin98
For my latest madness, I couldn't resist taking a shot at translating the cool new Polish half-tracks into 15mm. I also learned recently about applying custom textures to the model, so I made up some camo swatches in Powerpoint and applied them here. I think it worked out pretty well.

I wasn't sure what to do with the panels on the top and front, so I just left them plain. I'm open to suggestions, of course!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:00 am
by javelin98
And here's the latest iteration of my scratchbuilt VTOL transport, the Mi-38 HERMIT:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:30 pm
by Silveroak2
Simply suoerb!! The painted vesrions are spectacular! The VTOL looks amazing too, with models like that you you could maake a computerized version of Iron Cow, and it'd look top notch. :D

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:48 pm
by Brigadier Tony
You're getting pretty good at this, Javelin ! I've only modelled so far, no texturing - but what you've done adds another dimension. Perfect for the first edition of the Iron Cow Vehicle Recognition Guide.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:28 pm
by Silveroak2
That would be so awesome, I would buy it. Identification guides rock! Sort of like the Terran Trade Alliance books of the 70's. That would be nifty.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:41 pm
by Brigadier Tony
Ah, the TTA guides ... never did manage to get a copy of Space Wrecks - and the prices now make your eyes water !

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:44 pm
by javelin98
Thanks, Tony! Last night I worked up the RFAC turret; I'll post pics of that later. I noticed, too, that I forgot to add smoke grenade launchers, so I'll have to take care of that.

This Sketchup thing is fun! Almost as much fun as curling up with a Traveller or Battletech technical manual for some light reading...

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:13 pm
by javelin98
Here are some quick shots of the rapid-fire autocannon turret:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:29 pm
by Brigadier Tony
That's rather good - I might well adopt that as the official design when the 15mm version comes along !

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:23 pm
by javelin98
Cool, thanks! Do you think it's too big, though, for an RFAC? I can shrink the whole turret by about 20% and see if that makes it look less like an antitank gun and more like a 30mm autocannon.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:27 am
by javelin98
Here is the smaller turret, along with some glamour shots I just couldn't resist!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:28 am
by javelin98
Here is the MLRS variant:

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