RiceMaiden's Hangar of Ship Models

DirectorGunner

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I've got beer, sunshine and some models to build!





Present that to their legal department, please, because I'd love for you to be licensed for that! I'd buy one immediately. Gotta do a plastic parts (injection mold) version. If licensed, can kickstarter the funds to get the aluminum molds made, then partner with a company with an injection mold machine. Boom bam! done!
 

RiceMaiden

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#84
God damn you need to see if CIG will license(reverse license?) this and sell them.
They probably would but only for small/limited runs with low profits. I'm not tooled up to make more than one/two off units... and I would need ongoing profits to help pay for improved tooling. It's just not a sound way to increase my capabilities.

I am working with a company up in Portland on the laser cut parts. If I can get the prices low enough, then I might consider contacting them for a small run.

You definately need to add an instruction manual to the box or lazer engrave it to the inside of the box.
While it's a good idea, the members that have built my models outside of me have been provided with a 3D PDF. It's just easier to see the full 3D model and spin it around, hide parts, etc, etc.

Present that to their legal department, please, because I'd love for you to be licensed for that! I'd buy one immediately. Gotta do a plastic parts (injection mold) version. If licensed, can kickstarter the funds to get the aluminum molds made, then partner with a company with an injection mold machine. Boom bam! done!
Even professionally, I rarely design and build tools beyond the first ~5 prototypes. That coupled with my relatively conservative methods to business and money make the prospect of approaching build 4 sale ship models a bit cumbersome. I'd do a very low run first and build from their. I'm not sure it would ever get the level of needing injection molding... but who knows.

Apologies.

 
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#86
They probably would but only for small/limited runs with low profits. I'm not tooled up to make more than one/two off units... and I would need ongoing profits to help pay for improved tooling. It's just not a sound way to increase my capabilities.

I am working with a company up in Portland on the laser cut parts. If I can get the prices low enough, then I might consider contacting them for a small run.



While it's a good idea, the members that have built my models outside of me have been provided with a 3D PDF. It's just easier to see the full 3D model and spin it around, hide parts, etc, etc.



Even professionally, I rarely design and build tools beyond the first ~5 prototypes. That coupled with my relatively conservative methods to business and money make the prospect of approaching build 4 sale ship models a bit cumbersome. I'd do a very low run first and build from their. I'm not sure it would ever get the level of needing injection molding... but who knows.



Apologies.

haha Ah you didnt mention there was a 3D PDF that really helps and i would consider that a set of instructions.
 
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RiceMaiden

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#87
Some updates! (apologies, I've had a lot to drink tonight)

Cutlass:

In @Gearen crushing fashion, I started on a different model. The reworked Cutlass Black will be realized soon!



Polaris:

In @Gearen crushing fashion yet again, the Polaris is still stuck at like 60% done.



Blade:

I need to get this done for my own fleets sake. I'm in the repair the model phase right now. Most of this model will be 3D printed like the Nox was.



Idris M:

~20% done. Needs time and love.... but soooooooooooooon (like 2 years).



Gladius:

Coming along well. Needs some time (plus I'm 6 months past owing it to a friend)



Scythe:

Shouldn't take too long. The revisions of what I have are done. Just needs the distortion cannon wing made



Terrapin:

The waifu owns one. Probably should finish it.

 

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Rice, I am still clueless as to the process you use. How do you get the basic geometry for each ship so perfect? I get there is much art and craft in figuring out how to fashion the form you find, but are you actually drawing the basic form or does it come from some file CIG provides?
 
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Rice, I am still clueless as to the process you use. How do you get the basic geometry for each ship so perfect? I get there is much art and craft in figuring out how to fashion the form you find, but are you actually drawing the basic form or does it come from some file CIG provides?
For the most part I use CIG's holoviewer and in-game models as templates. I build my parts inside and around the official geometry so that I maintain the intended shape and scale.
 
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How much for a smal 125a with no box and not build in a postbag to Spain?
I will raise the question with CIG about doing a small, limited TEST squadron run. Something like 25 units in any variant you want. I would need written permission to do so.

I could see if I could fit the parts in an envelope and ship it (I don't know what the rules are on envelopes that don't lay flat)... otherwise it's a flat rate padded envelope for $32. I could see how many I could fit in one of the flat rate envelopes if you wanted to re-mail the kits once they were in Europe.

In the end it would probably be something like $5 a kit... 3 orders and split shipping and you'd be looking at about $15 USD per person to Spain.

Apologies on being slow on this. I have no doubt CIG would give me written permission for a limited, short run for TEST... but figuring out what to do with shipping overseas is an issue... I just don't feel right offering a $5 kit with $32 of shipping tacked on top.
 
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I will raise the question with CIG about doing a small, limited TEST squadron run. Something like 25 units in any variant you want. I would need written permission to do so.

I could see if I could fit the parts in an envelope and ship it (I don't know what the rules are on envelopes that don't lay flat)... otherwise it's a flat rate padded envelope for $32. I could see how many I could fit in one of the flat rate envelopes if you wanted to re-mail the kits once they were in Europe.

In the end it would probably be something like $5 a kit... 3 orders and split shipping and you'd be looking at about $15 USD per person to Spain.

Apologies on being slow on this. I have no doubt CIG would give me written permission for a limited, short run for TEST... but figuring out what to do with shipping overseas is an issue... I just don't feel right offering a $5 kit with $32 of shipping tacked on top.
Hey, i'd definitely want one, even with crazy shipping. Luckily, as a Canadian, shipping from the US usually isn't too bad.
 
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