Think Jays Galactica is lonely, need some help

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by jwhawk04, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    paragon has offered to host off site and link in this thread. i told him to ask you about it.
  2. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    I have no problem with it. I like to have my models hosted in as many places as possible to ensure people can get to them. May have to check with SJ as he's a part of this team too??
  3. ajmadison

    ajmadison Member

    I know one reason why you got a disappointing response on Starshipmodeler. I used to at least surf the forums there on a daily basis, but after awhile, it was all talk about kits that were a. out of my price range, b. too expensive for me because I can scratchbuild them myself cheaper and better (more on that in a second), or c. all of the above.

    Had I seen your posting, I would have responded, but I visit starshipmodeler about once a month now.

    As for scratchbuilding in plasticard, I have mixed emotions. The ONE time I bought a resin kit that I knew I could scratchbuild myself (1/1000 Refit Enterprise) was disappointing in the extremis. I ended up either reshaping, or rebuilding most of it. There was not one part I didn't end up modifying. And I'm not talking about changing it because I'm a 'rivet counter' this thing looked absolutely horrendous. Some of the S-M'ers complain about Art Asylum's toys being junk, this kit would have been proud to have aspired to 'junk' status.

    Scratchbuilding is not like it used to be. First off, there are folks at S-M, that are professional model makers, and its very difficult to keep up with them. Plus, the advent of table-top CNC machines means that scratchbuilding has jumped to a level of detail and fidelity to the prototype that I just can't attain with hand held tools. Meanwhile, need a 1mm by 2mm detail on a card model? Couple of commands in the software of choice, print it, done!

    I guess I skim some of these threads way too quickly. I would be very excited about a 3 foot paper Galactica.
  4. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

  5. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    Too true buddy. That's the same reaon I abandoned SSM and came back to what I both enjoyed and could afford. That and the people here take part and offer encouragement and advice to members.

    Paragon, thanks alot buddy!! Nice to know they have a home. :)
  6. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

    Apology in order?

    Hey nothing,

    As I was driving home it occured to me that we may have been overlooking the obvious re your texture problems on the Defender. The textures in the BSG ship pack are in Targa (tga) format, which Pepakura can't read. Did you convert them to jpg?

    I hope it wasn't that simple and we missed it for you. If it was I owe you a big apology, and you get to pick the ship we do next (after the defender).

  7. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    the texture map is jpeg. actually for whatever reason i cant figure out i have been unable to put textures on anything:cry: i wish i knew what i was doing wrong there. when i aply a jepeg texture it reverts to a solid color.
  8. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    but the defender pepa tells me it cant apply texture to that model.
  9. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

  10. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

    Sorry about the delay in responding gents. Been out for a couple of days. Fiirst thing that comes to mind re your uploading files to the Downloads section is the file limit of 2Mb. Are the files larger than that? If so we may have a workaround in place. I'll check and let you know.

  11. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    yep thats the problem
  12. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    heres the start of the heavy raider
    hr 001.jpg

    was going good but im having a hard time with the main engine i cant get a good visual of what the end part is supposed to look like.

    hr 002.jpg
    any way to get another perspective shot of this part?
  13. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

  14. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    Hey Nothing. For that area you need parts 2a,2b, and 2c. Assemble them all individually first, then take 2a and 2b. 2b glues to the underside of 2a, lining them up so that the rear end is flush. Then take 2c, this should slot over and around 2a/b upto the butt(rear) of 1a/b.

    I'll attach pics to try and help.
    Repeat this for 3a, 3b and 3c to complete the other side.

    Hope that helps.
  15. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    thanks paragon that helped tremendously.i snipped a few peices off and it seems to be coming together fine now.
  16. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    Hey Nothing, I've also started buildinbg the Heavy so if you come across any tips, let me know?? I'm only just getting underway so I'm still on the hull centre piece.

    What pieces needed snipping? Part of the white area on 2b and 3c?? I though you might as you'd glued the "a" pieces on already.
  17. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    once i cut the white areas off, it became clear what to do.
    hr 003.jpg
    hr 004.jpg
  18. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    Looks good. I did get rid of some of the white areas that were in Sj's original clean version as I thought them unnecessary. Kept them in others as I figured they'd provide support.

    Is the size Ok for you??
  19. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    yes i like the size of this one. some things if i have a casual intrest in a design
    i'll reduce it. and some things if i get real exited about ill make bigger. im hopping by next year ill have more room to display and wont have to worry about size.
  20. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

    Send me a copy

    Email me a copy of the mesh (not the Pep file) you're using and I'll take a look at it.


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