Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Vortex_4200, Dec 9, 2008.

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  1. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    i would assume so. i dont use A4 so i have to use fit to option for letter.
  2. jagolden

    jagolden Guest


    11" x 17" can be cut down to size. Don't know where you're located but Staples, Office Depot etc generally has 11x17 card stock.
  3. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    yea its just a personal choice.
  4. davitch

    davitch Member

    Not wanting to upset anyone here and I am new to the hobby so bear with my ignorance here. If someone puts out a free model on the internet and I want to share it with my friends then what is the problem? What is the creator of the model worried about?
  5. jagolden

    jagolden Guest

    Gotcha. Me too. If the files don't start out fitting on letter, tabloid or 13 x 19, they will before I print 'em.
  6. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    cant really answer that... just a quark of the designer.
  7. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    I'll go out on a limb and say print on letter sized and make sure that it is not scaled to fit.
  8. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    Go find some of UHU's posts... you will see that he clearly does not want links to his site.

    He lets out his designs for a limited time only. Then people start trading them and upping them to hosting sites, distributing them like they own the files. To stop that he removed all his models and shut down his site.

    Same thing happened to Trotskiy's planes. Same thing happened to Ojimak's planes when someone built them a different livery. Same thing happened at Metmania except the files were being sold online.

    The thing is, you release anything on the internet and you really should just accept that anything will happen. When you start making rules about how your files are to be treated, the LEAST one should do is respect those rules as payment for the model's download. Nothing is actually free.
  9. OhioMike

    OhioMike Member

    The internet let a lot of folks be unscrupulous that normally wouldnt. It also threw copywrite law out the window! Look at China for that example! You feed the bear you take a chance at loseing the arm! You give something away free, better be prepared to careless what happens to it. Its like saying i dropped a twenty out the window driving thru town and expect it to be there tommorrow when i get around to going back to get it, even with my name and a statement written on it saying leave this here and dont spend it! Free forever without complaint or make them pay from the outset! You cant have both in this free world we live in today...right or wrong!
  10. Red

    Red Member

    Pod view

    Attached Files:

  11. Hot4Darmat

    Hot4Darmat Member

    Agreed. Lets stay focused on the amazing beauty that is the model uhu's crafted.

    btw...amazing shots Red. Nice build. I had insane fantasies about placing a small led inside the pod, and lighting the control panels etc with fibre optic threads.....clearly an overly ambitious plan given my time to model. You build shows how great it can look as is.
  12. Red

    Red Member

    All I have done on the E.V.A. Pod is the interior I did use some glow in the dark paint on the control panel but it doesn't show up in the picture
    but it looks good first hand for about 5 seconds.
    In the future I may double the size and then light it up like you said LED'S Fiber Optics
  13. Hot4Darmat

    Hot4Darmat Member

    I like the idea of doubling the scale and going for interior lighting. I'm pretty sure I'm going to give my Discovery a nice red-lit bridge interior.

    One trick I learned from my days of lighting scratchbuilds is to make a small light box with only 1 light in it, with an easy-to-access power supply. Poke the fibre bundles right into the lightbox and seal up any light leakage again. Coloured transparencies or even different coloured light bulb paints from Michael's (for those do-it-yourselfer christmas decoration types) can provide the different hues needed at the panel level. Its a static display but results can look very nice.

    Blinking lights are another matter. Its do-able, but not with my skills and in the pod scale I'm thinking of.
  14. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    I'm not sure if I have the right model pages right. Are the pods pages all on one image???
  15. Red

    Red Member

    Sorry did not see the pod pages :cry:
    I got the pod at the same time as the Discovery :mrgreen::thumb:
    so what are the pod pages labled? :confused:
  16. jagolden

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    Has anyone been able to determine or guesstimate the scale of the Dscovery, yet?
  17. I`ld say approximately 1/144 scale.

    But I didn`t measure, I just compared the parts quickly with my resinkit from Lunar Models.
  18. jagolden

    jagolden Guest

    Hmmm. So 1/72 would be ginormous. Maybe 1/96.
    Anyone on here scaling it up?
  19. sakrison

    sakrison Member

    Legal size card stock works as well and will be cheaper, with less waste. You can get it from a print shop.

    Or "Print to Fit." On my HP Deskjet, "Print to Fit" gives a reduction to 92%. If Uhu's Discovery is 1/144 scale, Print to Fit gives me 1/156 scale, or just about N-scale (1/160)--still an impressive model.

    At that reduced scale, for the core, a 1/4" hardwood dowel works well, with an extra layer of 65# card wrapped around it.

  20. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    Never use print to fit. Usually models will fit inside the print area of letter space with severely reduced margins on your printer.

    I purchased some models from Julescrafter that were created for A4 cardstock and unfortunately some parts stick out beyond the letter sized limits, so I cannot build these models.

    So my method may not be foolproof.
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