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Stephen W

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  1. Fantastic build and finish! Been checking in with the build thread and seeing it come to shape has been interesting to watch!
  2. I love the y wing too! Nice work on the detail, you could try to use some different colour/shades on the chipping. A base shade, middle shade and top shade all of the same colour and as some chips show through it gives you the different shades. I use this technique in Photoshop but am pretty certain it could be achieved in the real world using paint with some practice.
  3. I prefer the bare led but if it can be diffused a little it will help. Maybe go with Corsairfoxforuncle’s suggestion to see how it looks. Thinking back to my sign making days we used to use a very fine etch effect vinyl that gave a very light etch that might give you the effect your after, you just apply it to clear plastic. I am sure it should be available in small pieces from a model supplier or if know someone in the sign business they may have some lying around to try.
  4. Thank you, yes it’s a labour of love! The Y-wing is around 750 individual parts and the Snowspeeder is around 400ish. I’ll share the Snowspeeder show us your stuff thread below as I managed to reduce the amount of pieces and put it onto 4 pages. Just look near the bottom
  5. What a year! Managed to get plenty of hours in modelling in 2020, all these models are designed from scratch using image references in 3ds Max, then printed onto card/paper and then created from there. Yes I like Starwars and must expand into other areas during 2021 once I finish my ATAT BTL-Y Wing The model in the in my 3d Programme And the finished model in paper. (1/55 scale, around 41 cm long) T-47 Airspeeder First in designed in the 3D programme And the model in the real world (1/55 scale, around 10
  6. Managed to make a good start with the textures for the 3d model and have been dying to share the progress (around 30 hrs of work so far on the detail ) As you can see I have been concentrating on the main body sections. Hope you like the short update. Stay safe and stay modelling!
  7. Amazing detail and my hands are aching just thinking about the amount of fine detail in these! You must be very proud of the work.
  8. Well done on the print, it seems a labour of love and you have to love the Y Wing too!
  9. I have now finished the main modelling in 3d Some parts caused me to do some thinking trying to make them look right in 3d but I am pleased with it now, A couple more stages to go over the next few weeks... Refine the shapes and reduce vertices Assign the pivot points for the leg joints UV Map the shapes Texture the shapes in Photoshop Unfold the model in Pepakura Tweak the unfolded parts in Photoshop before printing And finally make the model Here are some images, as you can see it has come a long way since the first post.
  10. Amazing bit of work there and it shows the amount of hours put in, you must be so proud of it.
  11. Love seeing it come together and it would be interesting to see the finish you can get on the base with the lettering.
  12. It will be interesting to see what you can do with it. Happy modding!
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