Sci Fi chairs, control panels, and a rootop watertank?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by clif52, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. clif52

    clif52 Banned

    I'm working on several prototype diorama displayboxes for 4 inch and 6 inch action figures. Has anyone seen paper models of any of the following sci fi chairs, control panels, and control consoles? I'm also looking for a rooftop watertank like you see in the comics on all the rooftops in New York City Spiderman comics and Batman's Gotham City. I think I've found a pattern to made fire escapes, rooftop skylights, and rooftop exit doors from. I'm building in recycled corrugated cardboard, matte board, foam core, and cardstock. I may add a resin as a hardener so they can be used as a playset or as a action figure display. I've built several in the past using mostly foam core board and lazer prints designed in photoshop from web found graphics. You can check out some of my previous work here:

    Thanks for any help with this.
  2. Patron_zero

    Patron_zero Member

    You might check a few model railroad manufacturers sites for looking at water towers, mind a bit of a difference between one used for watering a steam locomotive and one found on a building's roof but the principal and construction should be 'uniform' enough to sort something out.

  3. If you would like to design your own, a quick Google image search will give you hundreds of pics for inspiration. They (the water tanks) seem to have a mostly uniform (and simple) shape, and many of the photos include people for scale.
  4. clif52

    clif52 Banned

    Thanks for the info. I think I have found everything I needed and a few other things at - The Largest RPG Download Store! And managed to catch it on sale. I've got enough reference material to start work on my final prototypes. I'll be making up my own textures instead of using any of the original materials I bought. I'm already working on a 4 foot wide by 8 foot tall wall design that will look like downtown New York City, Gotham City, or Metropolis. I can make a few changes and make either city. It will be in sections that will hang on the wall in sections using hanging strips. I'm also working on the shadowbox scenes. I'm working on sections that will look like the Batcave, X-Men Danger Room, Reed Richards Fantastic Four Lab, Iron Man's Hall of Armor, Avenger's Mansion, Superman's Fortress of Solitude, etc. I'm a retired commercial artist and plan on building these like works of art modeling and detailing each with computer generated textures and hand painting. Even if I do build the same design twice it will always be different since each is handmade. I'll post some work in progress design work and prototypes.
    Thanks for the info.

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