Thursday, December 11, 2014

3mm Military Cargo Trucks WIP

Having already produced a fair amount of 3mm sci-fi (at current count, 2 tracked, 3 anti-grav, 2 GEV, 1 wheeled, and 1 mechanized factions, plus various air support elements), I figured it was time to give them all something to fight over.  Below are the first attempts at a number of 3mm sci-fi military cargo trucks.  I made the basic body for each and then mated it to wheels, tracks, GEV hoverskirts, and anti-gravity repulsor lifts.  I think they turned out fairly decently, and now I need to decide which I'll go on to make printable and upload to Shapeways.  I'm thinking I'll probably do three or four different packs grouped by mobility types -- a pack of wheeled and half-tracked, a pack of GEV, and a pack of anti-grav.

I'll probably be making a few smaller vehicles for use as field ambulances and whatnot, too.  I'm not sure what else to include, besides maybe a wrecker or recovery vehicle.

So, without further ado...

Body style 1, with bows and canvas bed cover:

Body style 1, with open bed:

Body style 1, with fuel pods:

Body style 2 (armored transport), with CONEX-style shipping container:

Body style 2, with rigid sci-fi-looking container body:

Body style 2, with smooth-sided body:

Body style 3 (haven't yet made GEV skirts or a grav version for this one):

As always, feedback is greatly appreciated!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

15mm Sci-Fi Antitank Gun WIP

Giving in once again to my GADD (Gamer's ADD) disorder, I spent a few hours this weekend making up a sci-fi homage to the vaunted German 88mm AA/AT gun (known variously as Flak 41, Pak 18, or "Oh, crap!  It's a --").  I've always loved the predatory look of the 88, especially when mounted on the cruciform mount rather than a wheeled carriage.  To that end, here is a sci-fi version with choice of six different barrels.  I don't know what each of them shoots, but I'm sure it's some combination of particles, kinetics, plasmas, rayses, and quantums.

Components overview:

As you can see above, the parts list consists of the six barrels, the fire-direction radar dish, the main body, the ground mount, and three outrigger legs.  I thought about making the frag shield a separate piece;  might still do that, depending on feedback.

Here is Barrel A:

Here you can see the gunner's control terminal:

Barrel B, because nothing screams "sci-fi" like a ribbed gun tube:

Barrel C;  this is one of my favorites, and was heavily inspired by the deck guns seen during the final attack on the first Death Star:

Barrel D;  meant to be a plasma-gun-looking-thing, I think it turned out to be less than stellar.  For some reason, it just doesn't seem to feel right.

Barrel E:

Barrel F;  another favorite of mine, with its large, Barrett M82-inspired muzzle brake:

I'm still pondering what other barrels or accessories I might whip up for this thing.  Maybe some kind of microwave weapon or something.