Jay's Box of Sci-Fi CardToys

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by marksolo, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. 72BMWR75/5

    72BMWR75/5 Member

    Hi, Jaybats. Downloaded the newest models a couple of days ago. Just wanted to say thank you. Cool stuff.
  2. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    ok, my uss north carolina was starting to drive me batty with all the photo etch. with the new 3d battlestar models out and maybe someone hopefully gonna unfold them i had to to this one.



  3. Hot4Darmat

    Hot4Darmat Member

    WOW! Very nice.
  4. Frank Kelle

    Frank Kelle Member

    Hi Jaybats!
    My uncle wanted now to start with your babylon, but he is asking now, how to build the tube? Any idea, who to form the segments of the hull? The "rings" for the hull must be folded in a special angle, or? Please inform - or anyone else... You know THIS are not my models, I only like to watch over the plans.
  5. Jaybats

    Jaybats Member

    Sorry, I just saw this now, months later. You can roll up any kind of large cardpaper to make the inner tube. Just make the diameter fit the inner diameter of the rear half of the station, and make it as long as to the end of the section before the docking ring. Assemble the reactor section and the "boom" first (before the blue sections), then roll up a tube and insert it to fill the rear half. Then proceed to put assemble the remainder of the section around the tube. To support the larger sections around the tube, you can crumple paper or tin foil to fill in the space between the tube and the skin.
  6. Jaybats

    Jaybats Member

    WIP: Question

    This is just a WIP, keeping up my proficiency with Meta and Pep; one tends to forget all the functions that were learned by trial and error... I don't have the another wave coming in just yet!

    Just wanted to ask, does anyone have any data on the dimensions for this? I'd like to try to detail this with a cockpit and all, and print it at 1/32 scale eventually. Even just the length will do. I have all the images I need but not the measurements.

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  7. Gixergs

    Gixergs Well-Known Member

    Don't know if it's of any help but the movie versions were made from the cockpit sections of EE Lightnings which might give you a reference point to work out the dimensions also this site has pictures of the building of the movie version. Wing Commander CIC Movie Ship Pictures
  8. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Hey Jaybats...

    I see you work with Meta too. Your texturing looks great! I've had hit and miss success with it.

    I have to use the flat texturing vs. the UV with custom .jpgs I do in Paint. Never could figure out UV or the built in "paint" in Meta. Have you? Which do you use?

    And if you do know the ins and outs, could you PM or email me with a brief tutorial? I would be forever grateful. :mrgreen:

    Thanks bunches!
  9. Hot4Darmat

    Hot4Darmat Member

    I need a good meta texturing tutorial, too. Please lump me in for any course/pointers you care to offer.

    Nice WC fighter btw.
  10. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

    Hey Jay! You got me drooling already! Any chance of the WC movie Tiger Claw to follow up?
  11. allhallowseve

    allhallowseve Member

    Hey JAY

    I know your busy... but any chance of see what other great build there be in the next wave ????

  12. sdk2knbk

    sdk2knbk Guest

    Just a belated post of the last JB model I built, The Mk IX Hawk from Space: 1999. It's sitting next to my own Eagle. The scale looks pretty close, if not exactly the same. Now if I ever find my Eagle blown to bits, I'll know why....:rolleyes: Thanks, Jay.

    Scott K.

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  13. Jaybats

    Jaybats Member

    Apart from the Rapier and the tutorials, let's just say I'm going into some aircraft...

    Those look really nice, Scott! Maybe I should enlarge the Hawk a little bit!
  14. redwolf28386

    redwolf28386 Member

    is that your Eagle design? Is it available for download? I've got the mmore complicated one (with all the rolled tubes) and it scares me! I'd love to get a model of the one you have!

  15. sdk2knbk

    sdk2knbk Guest

    Red, yes that's my own Eagle. Except for the nose cone, or "beak". I "stole" that from the other Eagle you mentioned and scaled it down to 75%. I actually came out with it a few years ago, but it's still a WIP. Keith and Marc's version came out after mine and overshadowed it, for obvious reasons. Anyway, if you want one, search the forum for "Eagle" and you'll find a couple of versions I put in another thread a while back. Yeah, theirs scares me, too, that's why mine is so much simpler, relatively speaking.

    Thanks, Jay. Enlarge the Hawk? Not really necessary, it looks pretty close already. And besides, as far as I know, only one other person has actually built my Eagle anyway.

    Scott K.
  16. Shin_kazama

    Shin_kazama Member

    dear jay, as for your nice cylon raider, i need some step by step graphic or picture instructions. i dont want to mess up my expensively printed laser copy of your raider by just ripping wnd gluing with abandon.

    also, any knowledge of a cylon eye small enough for your raider?

    i am thinking of purchasing celphone LED's, but i dont know how to build a ciruitry for the swinging eye movement.
  17. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

  18. gian7675

    gian7675 Member

    Hi guys!

    just wondering, I'm having trouble downloading the Republic Gunship on the first Dealer's Choise page...it seems that all the models on that section can't be downloaded. :confused:

    Is anybody else having the same problem? I really need that Republic Gunship...wwaaaahhhh!

    I already contacted jay but it seems that he's busy with work and hasn't logged on since Jan 07...sigh!
  19. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    its a problem with the download server. youll just have to keep checking back.
  20. gian7675

    gian7675 Member

    Waaahhh!!! it's been darn several days now and that sign still keeps showing up...sigh!

    Well, Patience is a virtue :oops:

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