Auriga docking platform 1/144 (Alien Resurrection)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by gilgamesch, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

    Thank you guys!
    I try to get finished asap with these project - so I can make more progress on the Betty build up…:D

    The lower steps…

    …and with all steps at place.
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    the "ladder" parts…

    …and build.

    I'm surprised how well the template works. And very happy with the result.
  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Indeed! It's a joy to see everything come together. :)
  3. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Man, you work really fast!! :)
  4. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

    Little update - The trolley crane arm:

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    …now I've a bellyfull of struts, branchs and bars…
  5. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

    Build up the gripping tongs out of that

    to get this
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  6. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    You have the patience of a saint!! :)
  7. Vger1981

    Vger1981 Member

    Well, it looks like the "display platform" will be much better than model itself, in this case... :Bravo:
  8. clif52

    clif52 Banned

    Very nice design and build. I really like your girder designs and textures.
  9. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

    @Vger1981: Thanks. I think this project takes on a life of its own…
    @clif52: Thanks. All the templates are done in Illustrator. Also most of the textures. For some parts I added the "Ambient Occlusion" (Cinema4D) ortho render to the texture.

    A litte update on the crane. A little bit mix of materials:
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    A sewing cotton for steel cable.

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    And toothpick for the cable spool/axis.
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  10. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    I was going to ask you what you use to work. It's amazing all the programs people use. I use Rhino3D 5.0 64bbit. I find it does just about everything. It exports in so many formats, around 60, I believe.

    You're doing a fantastic, and unique job, in the sense of the subject matter. Very cool. :)
  11. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

    @zathros: I use the Adobe CC programms and Maxons Cinema4D Visualize R14 - need them for my profession as graphic designer.

    I glued the trolley/slide parts together:
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    And finished the crane - the trolley/slide is movable

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  12. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

    Crane super nice work will soon be the end of it:)
  13. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    That's interesting. I use Rhino3D as I am a machinists, and I also have designed a few Barns and sheds with it, and some automotive e parts. I have a small machine shop, and Mig/Tig welders, Milling machine, lath, etc. also I had an electronics repairs shop for 10 years, and I am a state certified Electronic Technician, so I have all the o'scopes, and related leak detectors, and probes. You wouldn't believe how many T.V.'s I have taken from the Transfer Station, and 1000 watt power supplies, nice SATA hard drives, graphics cards. I fix my families computers. I have so much ram hanging around here, some is good for older machines. I have never purchased a new T.V.!! I do have a LCD Projector mounted on the ceiling and a 200" inch drop down screen, and I made my own design tapered 1/4 wave tubes speakers, so I watch movies, and get a better experience that if you where in the movie theater. ;)

    I use Rhino because I can do parametric scaling and print out patterns 1:1, and tape them together to form large patterns, like bulkheads, for a small Sharpie sailboat I am designing. Rhino will also figure out the boats water displacement. It's really neat to see what people do. You know we have a Renders and Illustrations section, and you could post some of your work there if you wanted too. I would love to see it. as I am sure others would too. It's under "General Card Models" . :)

    Link =
  14. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

    @skoda: Only the some railing and the mount arm to do…

    @zathros: Oh wish I had your equipment…Mainly the beamer - I've got a 10 years old 42" Pana Plasma but a good 5.1 Soundsystem :cool:
    I'm using the 3D app mainly for quick product pre-viz.
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  15. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    That is astounding!!

  16. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Now then ........ This was a birthday present to me earlier this year.... ;):)

  17. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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  18. Vger1981

    Vger1981 Member

    Oh man where had you been with those when I was making that ship! :eek:
  19. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    I know! Kudos go to the great people at Phoxim (German sci-fi modeling forum) who found this link first. I posted it here as fast as I could. :)
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  20. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    That Jagermeistr is some tasty stuff! Last Winter I was given a 49 year old bottle of Tennesee Sippin' Whiskey. It took me three days to sip that bottle.. About a week to recover!:)

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