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I'm fairly novice when it comes to conversion or plasticard working.
I'm planning on making at least one/ maybe more dragon wing jumppacks for an ULTRAMARINE COMMANDER type.
The idea is to attach 'wings' to a backpack and a tail.
What i have atm is the design of the tail, which is made out of 3 layers of 1 mm plasticard, reinforced with iron wire of 3 cm long and seperated in 6 sections of 5 mm,which will be curved backwards because the 'tail' is to long to be striaght ( and visual balancing effect).
This 'tail' is supposed to be attached to a normal backpack where the 4 small exhausts were (will be moved to the end of the tail); The idea of this tail is to steer and balance a jetpack.
The best reference i can give to what it looks like is the tail of a Shenlong Altron *Custom*.
That's a model featured in the series Gundam Wing. it's the most advanced model of that type. It has a blaster mounted on a tail extention.
For now i'm a bit lost on how to model the 'wings'. I don't want to have to redo it to often (as in failed attempts to let it look good or changing ideas) if possible, so i would like some ideas what would looked best for such a jumppack.
I have several ideas, each with their problems.
- the sort of *Rise Greymon* (a bit to the right is the link to a picture of Rise Greymon.) or *Shine Greymon*
it would consist out of several (probably 3 progressively smaller downwards) exhaust wings, maybe with a 4th in reverse at the very bottom, striaght down. both wings would be positioned slightly backwards for dynamic pose. Maybe each one gets a rivet like touch
- the sort of a *Gundam wing ZERO*
This one seems a bit minimalistic, and it looks like there is no thruster present.
- the sort of a *Gundam Destiny*, minus the pinkish thruster cloud. seems a bit disproportional between the 2 'part's' of thrusters, but i might be a bit mislead by the picture
- the sort of *Yeld wings*
Easiest of the 4, but again it seems to be a bit bland and again no thruster present. Need to find a solution for that.
Again i would like your ideas how to make them and oppinions on the looks.
Last edited by vindicator; October 22nd, 2006 at 08:39.
a guy at our store cut off the vents on the back packs and put on gargoyle (i think) wings on them, they looked ok, you could tell they didnt belong there though
If modeled and painted properly, Gargoyle wings can be cool... Sounds like they'd clash with your "tail," though.
Those spryer wings would do the trick. I've seen those used on MS's before.
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