What an air transport should look like

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JCab747
February 19, 2018 - 8:14pm
I stumbled across an author's website (Ryk Brown) for a series he calls "The Frontier Saga."


I've only skimmed over his posts, but it was his conceptual art that I was intrigued with.



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JCab747
February 19, 2018 - 8:22pm
Instead of the blocky Zeb's version of an air transport, I'd say this one from Ryk Brown would more fit the bill of what a Star Frontiers air transport should be:

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JCab747
February 19, 2018 - 8:22pm
Sorry, I am trying to get the image to fit in the window.
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KRingway
February 20, 2018 - 9:11am
Still seems rather brick-like to me. I'd always imagined them as more like big aircars, at least with ducted fans of some sort rather than jet nozzles.

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Shadow Shack
February 20, 2018 - 9:54am
While it looks light years better than the Bodycomp illustration that was published in Zeb's (oh, wait...THAT was an air transport?!?), my only reservation is Winnebago wheels instead of skids.
No, I'm not overly fond of Zeb's Guide. Nor do I have any qualms in stating why. Tongue out

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JCab747
February 20, 2018 - 10:30am
Hey, Winnebagos are cool.

See the source image
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ChrisDonovan
March 4, 2018 - 1:38pm
I was thinking Panzers from R Tal's old Cyberpunk 2020, which is pretty much the same thing.

http://cyberpunk.asia/images/vehicule/AV-6_Combat_Aerodyne.jpg

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jedion357
March 4, 2018 - 5:25pm
ChrisDonovan wrote:
I was thinking Panzers from R Tal's old Cyberpunk 2020, which is pretty much the same thing.

http://cyberpunk.asia/images/vehicule/AV-6_Combat_Aerodyne.jpg

Like that one
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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JCab747
March 4, 2018 - 6:15pm
ChrisDonovan wrote:
I was thinking Panzers from R Tal's old Cyberpunk 2020, which is pretty much the same thing.

http://cyberpunk.asia/images/vehicule/AV-6_Combat_Aerodyne.jpg

I like that one too. It's more SF like.
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KRingway
March 5, 2018 - 1:49pm
I tend to see them using ducted fans, rather than Harrier-like jet nozzles.

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jedion357
March 6, 2018 - 7:06am
ChrisDonovan wrote:
I was thinking Panzers from R Tal's old Cyberpunk 2020, which is pretty much the same thing.

http://cyberpunk.asia/images/vehicule/AV-6_Combat_Aerodyne.jpg


I was looking at this image and considering how I might model one of these.

ONE idea was to buy a toy VW van and chop it up and scratch build something.

but then I rememberd a decade ago I built a vacuum mold machine for a terrain building project and could do some small pieces. And suddenly I remembered we have a new shop vac but saved the motor from the old one to cobble up a leaf blower (Dad's idea even though we can totally use the new shop vac as a leaf blower). This has me wondering if I shouldn't build a new vacuum mold machine on a larger scale in the basement. sculpt a "van" body out of clay and mold a styrene sheet onto it.

Wait I already have enough with my Seige on the Borderlands project! Dope slap to forehead. Checking ebay for a VW toy
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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Shadow Shack
March 6, 2018 - 10:42am
Did someone say VW van? Those are very versatile...

vw-at-at.jpg
No, I'm not overly fond of Zeb's Guide. Nor do I have any qualms in stating why. Tongue out

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JCab747
March 6, 2018 - 2:32pm
A VW walker? Not bad. Laughing
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jedion357
March 6, 2018 - 9:43pm
JCab747 wrote:
A VW walker? Not bad. Laughing


And it's a split window!
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!