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[ERROR] No.19463790 [Reply] [Original] [4plebs] [archived.moe]

Hey /tg/.

I'm considering creating a line of resin miniatures based on the ships from the homeworld games. I would start with the vaygr, (pic related). The miniatures would be squadron scale, for compatability with games like Full Thrust, or the new Star Trek ACTA game.As such, a large ship like the battlecruiser might be 65-75mm long, while a small ship like a frigate would be 30mm long.

The masters will be printed in 3d, and the product will be pressure cast in resin.

Starting out I would have the battlecruiser, carrier, destroyer, missile frigate, ion frigate, assault frigate, and one of the corvettes.

Anyone interested?

Also, any suggestions?

>> No.19463898

>>19463790

Here's the 3d model of the battlecruise I would be using to print the master, if anyone is curious.

The antennas will probably have to go, though.

>> No.19463903

Interested? yes very.
Can afford anytime in the forseeable future? Unfortunately not.

>> No.19463916

You are a super cool man, OP.

Homeworld is a classy game, and miniatures of the ships would be awesome.

The very nichyness of this idea is getting me all hot and bothered.

pic: I searched google for "OP" and it gave me this

>> No.19463936

I will buy fucking millions of these things.

>> No.19463944

Get some lawyers in case Relic decides to eat you.

>> No.19463959

I would be interested, but if you REALLY want my attention? Cast Freespace/Freespace 2 ships.

Less chance of getting rammed up the butt with a lawsuit there, too, given the IP's current dead status.

>> No.19463964

I pretty much bought the Sorylian fleet in Firestorm Armada because they look alot like Homeworld ships.

If you would actually make them that would be pimptastic.

That being said, the dimensions a little small a Battlecruiser in Firestorm (for my guys anyways) is around 120 mm or so.

>> No.19463967

>doing HW2
>not starting with glorious HW1
You sicken me.

>> No.19463977

>>19463967
HW2 has better mechanics and ship design.

>> No.19463980

>>19463916
It's interesting how you can convince yourself that you're nice, rational, in control, able to look beyond appearances and treat others equally... and then you're confronted with something like THAT and half of your brain screams in instinctive primal horror and revulsion.

I mean, seriously. What THE FUCK is that dot between her eyebrows?

>> No.19463986

>>19463967

The only ship in HW1 was Salvage Corvettes.

The ONLY ship.

>> No.19463993

Change a single contour of the ship design on each one. Tell anyone who lawsuits you to fuck the devil in hell. Don't even negotiate, if they talk shit, immediately countersue for harassment. You are actually allowed to do this, and if your work is sufficiently different then you will win.

>> No.19464004

>>19463980

That's where the laser shoots out. It's gyrostabilized for accuracy on the move and has 360 degree wide field targeting radius.

>> No.19464014

>>19463936
>I will buy fucking millions of these things
Wait, you mean OP's ships, or the octochild? I can see an argument for both...

>> No.19464022

Well you can have all my dosh.

>> No.19464054

>>19463944
It depends actually; there's a lot of British companies that make things like War Rocket Achilles or Time Travelling Physician miniatures.


Just don't say HOMEWORLD MINIATURES: label them something like Colonial Fleet, or Empire Forces or Space Tribes.

>> No.19464076

>>19464054
Counterpoint: Relic is currently DESPERATE for money.

>> No.19464094

>>19464054
Motherland miniatures
Houseplanet miniatures

>> No.19464097

>>19464076
If GZG can get away with this, OP should be safe.


http://shop.groundzerogames.net/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=341

>> No.19464107

>>19464076
Solution: get them to make HW3 or some other newfangled space sci-fi RTS.
Which we really really need right now.

>> No.19464110

>>19464076
>Relic is currently DESPERATE for money.
Then why the FUCK don't they just make another fucking Homeworld?! Or at least something with the same type of gameplay?!

>> No.19464117

>>19464076
THQ is desperate for money, Relic is not.
Worst case is they'll just be sold off.
Relic has pretty much been consistently profitable so someone will buy them.
I hope it's Valve or Paradox.

>> No.19464118

1) Copyright.
2) You are attempting to use the in game models which, without textures, have shit tier details/quality.

Because of 2 I don't particularly care.

>> No.19464133

>>19464097
Is that...
Is that a 03-K64-Firefly?

>> No.19464156

>>19464118

Copyright's not that big a deal, you can find tons of models of "colonization" (read: Colonial) Fleet and their "Cyborg" opponents online.

If people can rip off BSG wholesale, you're probably good with Homeworld.

>> No.19464188

>>19464054
Yeah, that was the general idea. Hell, I'm getting the masters past the 3d printers by calling 'em stuff like "Alien laser Rifle"


>>19463967
I'm going to need a good deal more skill at 3d modeling before I do homeworld 1 ships; the original game models just don't have enough detail to do them justice, so I'll need to greeble them up first. Homeworld 2 models should look pretty passable with a bold, striped coat of paint and some dots scattered around.

>>19463993
Not a bad idea, actually

>>19463959
Hm, That could be done. Anyone else interested in freespace ships?

>> No.19464189

maybe some antennae can be made with wire depending on scale.

If these work out, could you branch out to Legend of the Galactic Heroes?

>> No.19464235

>>19464189
>LoGH
mah nigga
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi53nJVcbQ8

>> No.19464327

>>19464189

There's already a guy who does LOGH minis over on the SCN forums, though I'm not sure if he's actually still around. Might be worth a try. I wouldn't want to cut into his buisiness if he's still doing it. He's got a pretty damn nice selection, too.

I think you have to PM the guy called "tanker" to order

http://www.star-ranger.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3957&start=15

And the ships:
http://s477.photobucket.com/albums/rr132/spacetanker/

There's a picture listing the prices on the photobucket album.

(I hope I didn't just sort of swamp this guy with more orders than he's prepared to take.)

>> No.19464350

>>19464327

>> No.19464365

>>19464327
Dude!

>> No.19464416

>>19464327

Cool. Thanks man!
What kinda pricing were you looking at for the HW stuff? I was just thinking etched brass might work better for the antennae but that would most certain bring the price point up. Maybe have a few available as an upgrade if customers are interested?

>> No.19464417

Seconding the Freespace/Freespace 2 idea!

WOULD BUY THE SHIT OUT OF A GTVA COLOSSUS

WOULD THROW MY MONEY AT A SJ SATHANAS

Watch for ultimate joy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qiWAgQeAVY

>> No.19464444

>>19464156
Models are still going to be horrible quality.

>> No.19464469

HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN SINCE YOU LAST SLEW THE BEAST /tg/?

HOW LONG SINCE YOU LAST STOOD AGAINST AN ABOMINATION AS OLD AS THE STARS AND STRUCK IT DOWN?

>> No.19464529

>>19464327
>>19464416

Unable to PM him for some reason (just registered) -the last post on that thread was 2008 but he's still active on the board it looks like. Doing some digging...

>> No.19464530

>>19464417

Somewhat related and I think you might like it.

http://www.moddb.com/mods/freespacefleet-command

>> No.19464532

>>19464416

I'm thinking about $8-10 bucks for a big ship like a battlecruiser or carrier, or for a pack of two or three smaller ships.

As for etched brass, I'm afraid I don't have the ability to produce that.I could probably send out for something like that, but I wouldn't really know where to look, and it would cost more.

As it stands, I'm beefing up the big antennas on the fronts of ships so I can cast them, and leaving off the tiny ones that are scattered around.

>> No.19464562

>>19464532

I looked again. Last post was actually 2010. Anyway, if you get the ball rolling on this, I might look into brass etching if there's interest.

>> No.19464973

>want to make homeworld ships
>start with one of the uglier ones from HW2

Shiggydiggerydoo

>> No.19465762

I've kitbashed this destroyer or light cruiser together just now.

>> No.19465842

>>19464469
Beat it yesterday. damn, this scene always gets me to tears.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcN-2l0ON9M

>> No.19465896

>>19464973
This right here. This is why trying to make things geeks might like is a horrible idea that will never pay off.

>> No.19465924

Tell me when you make the Pride of Hiigara.

I'll buy 50.

>captcha: terfitse 25,200,083
Okay, 25,200,083 it is then.

>> No.19465937

>>19465924

Space Bananas, you say?

>> No.19465938

Ah Homeworld. What a great game.

HW3 is one of those games that I'd probably pay ridiculous sums of money for a deluxe collectors edition.

Too bad I'll probably have to wait until they finish making Dawn of War 7:DEEP STRIKE.

>> No.19465957

>>19465937
Yes. Space Bananas. I will buy ALL THE SPACE BANANAS!

>> No.19465969

>>19463986
You forgot multi-beam frigates. Procured via salvage corvettes, obviously.

>> No.19466273

I think I've got it looking a bit more vaygr, any thoughts?

>> No.19466897

>>19465969
the barrel rolling laser ships, they where always my favourite.

>> No.19467104

>>19464417

A man after my own heart.

GTVA Colossus, never forget!

>> No.19468397

>>19466273

If you're still around, do you think the prototyper can get the crisp edges you need?

>> No.19468405

>>19468397
You could probably take a file and knife to the edges if needs be.

>> No.19468442

Produce a Hiigaraan battlecruiser (the flat thing with beam turrets on top and bottom) and I'll buy it, no matter what you charge.

>> No.19469170

>>19468397
I'll certainly find out one way or another, eh?

>>19468442
Noted.

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