kapteenipirk Posted June 13, 2022 Share Posted June 13, 2022 (edited) Soon as i saw there was a GB about Japanese stuff, i knew i had to take part with something. So, here's my contribution.... The plan is to make it in 1/16 scale with the whole anglerfish team onboard. The reason im going for the F2 instead of the Ausf.H or "Mk.IV Special" as Yukari called it, is because i sligthly prefer the look of the F2.... actually in reality im not sure if my tight budget would allow me to get like 3 cans of Tamiya red-brown spraypaint in time to do the entire vehicle. The overall "pose" for the tank and the crew will likely be based on this image. I will be 3D-modelling this in Fusion 360 myself from scratch using some drawings and loads of images of models and real tanks to get every detail more or less correct. And yes, i will be doing the Interior as-well. I will likely also be adding a bunch of functionality to the model as-well, like working tracks, openable hatches, operating turret... etc, but it will not be RC compatible tough. it's just a very large display piece with enough functionality to make it... "pose-able" if you will. Tough it will remain to be seen how much functionality i will add in the end, as my main points when doing 3D-printable stuff is, printability first, functionality second, and detail third. Due to the time-frame, i will likely be 3D-printing bits while the modelling process is going on, meaning i will have to do some careful planning and make sure everything goes right from the get-go. Ill probably allow myself a week of time where it's nothing but modelling, after that begins the printing part. I need to start fairly early with the printing but i don't want to end up printing a large outer-hull only to realize i have to do some editing to it or i forgot some attachment point of some sort, resulting in a reprint. As for the figures, i will be using some premade 3D-models from the Garry's-mod Workshop. Ive worked with these before and they are not exactly the most printable of models, but it's enough that i can fill in the details later "manually" And these figures is the main reason im going with 1/16 scale, they just don't come out very well in 1/35 scale when printed with PLA... plus, i get to sink in more detail on the tank itself. Id be lying tough if i didn't say another big reason for this large of a scale, is because i think subject deserves it. The anime itself to me was some of the most fun ive had watching a series in a very VERY long time, and basically acted as my "gateway" to the weird and wonderful world of anime, something that has become a pretty big part of my life. I think that about does it for the basics, ill fill in the rest as the project progresses. Edited June 22, 2022 by kapteenipirk how on earth did i miss that... 7 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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