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Re: BFG, Pre-heresy marine heavy frigate wip

Postby Blindhorizon » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:53 pm

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Re: BFG, Pre-heresy marine heavy frigate wip

Postby mangozac » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:18 pm

I strongly recommend picking up some 0.6mm styrene. 1mm is too big for a lot of details ;)
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Re: BFG, Pre-heresy marine heavy frigate wip

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Re: BFG, Pre-heresy marine heavy frigate wip

Postby mangozac » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:20 am

I'm more and more impressed with each pic you post! Excellent work all around!

Some recessed details on that lance deck wouldn't go astray, but other than that everything looks perfect! Love your work on the communication antenna! Is it made of telescoped brass tube or did you turn up some brass rod?
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Re: BFG, Pre-heresy marine heavy frigate wip

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Re: BFG, Pre-heresy marine heavy frigate wip

Postby mangozac » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:28 am

Now you're just teasing :P
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Re: BFG, Pre-heresy marine heavy frigate wip

Postby Commissar-Krad » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:46 pm

Looking really cool, man. That lance array is great, really liking the lines of it and the size of the turret! The larger hull section is spiking my interest as well and I cannot wait to see more of it!
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Re: BFG, Pre-heresy marine heavy frigate wip

Postby Blindhorizon » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:17 pm

Well this sucks, i positioned the main hull wrongly in the mold and the rear big engines won't cast right because i ripped the rubber. The unfortunate part is i'm running low on silicone and am hoping i have enough to finish the master molds without having to spend money.
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Re: BFG, Pre-heresy marine heavy frigate wip

Postby Islacrusez » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:19 pm

Uh oh, that's sucky!

Also, HAI.
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Re: BFG, Pre-heresy marine heavy frigate wip

Postby mangozac » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:51 am

Welcome to the joys of moulding and casting, Blind ;)
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Re: BFG, Pre-heresy marine heavy frigate wip

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Re: BFG, Pre-heresy marine heavy frigate wip

Postby Blindhorizon » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:04 pm

And here we are, the completed Typhoon class strike frigate.

The Typhoon class strike frigate comes in three variants, annihilator, dominator, and subduer. The annihilator class is considered very powerful for a vessel it's size as it is one of the smallest ships to mount lance turrets on it's sides. The dominator use's it's speed to move in on target ship, and then fire's massed broadside's and moves quickly out of range before the target can react completely and bring their own guns to bare. While the most underestimated variant the subduer is one of the most versatile, carrying fifteen squadrons of fury void fighters, and fifteen squadrons of starhawk void bombers, the subduer can project it's lethal force in many places at once. The Typhoon's have seen service in every segmentum and every battlefleet, they even took part in the siege of holy Terra during the great heresy. Few forge worlds have the STC information necessary to manufacture this ancient ship design, it's rare to see more then a squadron of these ships together at any one time. More often they are broken into single ships used to quell small rebellions in backwater solar systems. Most notable engagements would be two annihilator class Typhoons, the Fury of light, and the Blessed hammer surprising the chaos cruiser Whispers of Intent. The battle lasted two hours, surprise was complete and the Whisper of Intent was completely gutted and only one of it's three escort ships escaping. The Blessed hammer had suffered major damage but was successfully repaired after six months in dry dock.

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C&C is welcome, it was a long learning process, I am extremely proud of this project. It's the first time i created my own molds and cast my own miniatures myself. I've seen some rough spots in the design and building but from the beggining to this point I've learned so much about scratch building. I'm hooked!

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Re: BFG, Pre-heresy marine heavy frigate wip

Postby mangozac » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:26 pm

Mate you should be really proud of yourself - they really do look fantastic in resin! Your casting skills seem pretty good too!

There's still a few areas that are a little bit bare, but for a first attempt they are the least of your worries! What do you think was the most important thing you learned?

So what's next? The rest of that ship you've been showing WIP shots of the mid section of?
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Re: BFG, Pre-heresy marine heavy frigate wip

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Re: BFG, Pre-heresy marine heavy frigate wip

Postby Islacrusez » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:58 pm

Nicely done good sir! Now paint it ;)
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