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Topics I've Started

Automation Game

01 April 2012 - 09:13 PM

Not sure if this is the right place, but I have to share!

Some chaps in Australia are currently developing a game called 'Automation' - it's a car industry tycoon game. If you remember Detroit from the early 90s, you'll have some idea. Except this is much more customizable. And 3D. And awesome.

GM Three Wheeler

27 March 2012 - 11:57 PM

For some reason I've been thinking lately about what would have happened if three-wheeler cars took of in the US. They were fairly big in Europe and the UK due to various tax and licensing loop holes, but the US never went for them.
This is an attempt to see what would happen if you applied US styling and car building ideas to a three wheeler...
It's going to be a curb side since I have no interest in working out the mechanics and engineering of such a machine, I'm just working on the look of it.

Donor kit is a Monogram 39 Chevy since it's got a nice pointy nose which works well for a single front wheel.
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This is the interior. THe Monogram kit came with buckets, custom wheels, a big V8 etc. etc. All very cool if you want a rod, but not much use when you're trying to build a fictional economy model... I've used the bench from an AMT 41 Plymouth since it was the only thing I have which fits.
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And this is a rough paper mockup of the nose. I'll be using this as a template to cut the plasticard.
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Puddingwrestler's pulchritudinous paper perfidy.

23 March 2012 - 12:46 PM

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Some time ago I designed a set of generic 1950s cars and pick ups for use in wargames and role playing. As such, they are not really to scale (they're designed to work in 28-30mm scale, but are not based on any kind of measurements of prototypes) and are pretty blocky since I wanted them to be easy for kids to build. In the end, I never ran the ATOMIC SPACE MUTANTS FROM MARS campaign they were designed for, but I thought you might like to see them anyway. These are the sort of models you can use on kids as a gateway to bigger and better things, they take about five to ten minutes to cut and glue, and you can even customize them using something like Photoshop.
I used Inkscape to draw them. At some point I might put out a sheet of customizing parts - glue on alternate grilles, glue on side pipes, maybe a blower...
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More such nonesense (including the affore mentioned Atomic Space Mutants) can be found on my photobucket account.

Puddingwrestler's 15mm scratch built wargaming trucks

23 March 2012 - 12:30 PM

A while ago I got into 15mm Sci Fi gaming using the GruntZ rules. One of the first things I thought was 'hey, we could play convoy escort scenarios!' for some reason. Being cheap, and not wanting to wait for weeks while models shipped to me from the UK, I ended up scratch building my own trucks.
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There's even a tutorial on my blog about building them, as well as more pics.