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#1 Lembocha

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 10:21 PM

Reading BlackThorn's Zeppelin Bomber thread I decided to get myself one. First I made my mind about buying Titan's Forge Ancestral Zeppelin, at 35 Euros plus shipping the price was high though. I bumped into some 3D models shared in www.thingieverse.com by users RealAbsurdity and dutchmogul that helped me get something pretty for my bomber / thunderbarge. I used RealAbsurdity's Zeppelin model along with dutchmogul's Wind Dragon model.

 

I present you, Grungni's Gambit:

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#2 Xandar

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 01:54 PM

I'm curious to know the 3D print service prices : do you have ever asked them to print something for you ? Do have a rough idea of the final price for he balloon ?

I just bought the one from Titan Forge, your topic really interests me...



#3 Lembocha

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 04:03 PM

I was going to buy that one too, but the reviews about the delays in shippings really scared me. That reminds me, if anyone knows of a store that stocks Titan Forge models please tell me, since I'm too scared to purchase directly from them. To answer your question: I emailed a shop that has 3d printing services for a budget on these models and I'm still waiting for their reply. I'll post here as soon as they tell me how much it would cost.



#4 Ozariig

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 04:25 PM

Those models look excellent. I'm looking forward to seeing how your project progresses!



#5 Lembocha

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 02:48 AM

Do have a rough idea of the final price for he balloon?

 

They sent me the cost today. Both pieces would cost a total of 40 USD, without the wings (which I decided I don't want). They told me that I can also get them a "final polish". I dunno if you've ever seen a 3d printed model, but there is a line pattern left by the machine, which, depending on the thickness of the plastic thread used, can or cannot become undetectable with a couple coats of paint. I asked them to send me the updated price with that finishing. Will post here when I know more.

 

PS: I too loved Titan Forge's Colossal Zeppelin, but at 32 Euros (which is close to 40 USD too) I think this model can look better with enough love and care when picking the additional decorations :P Plus you avoid TF's lame shipping delays.


Edited by Lembocha, 26 August 2015 - 02:51 AM.


#6 Lembocha

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 01:53 PM

Picked the models up yesterday, all cool so far. Figuring how I'll manage to assemble it all right now. I'll keep you all updated.

 

PS: Funny story, when I arrived to the "3D Factory" it was actually a domestic apartment where a 15 year old girl handed me the models not without complaining how the small details cluttered her 3D printer's injectors. Best geek underdeal ever :D



#7 Lembocha

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 09:33 PM

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#8 Strongbeard_Liam

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 11:28 PM

Very cool, keep us updated

#9 Lembocha

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 11:58 PM

Will do:

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To do list:

* Hook her up with some guns, five of em or so
* Get her crewed up, ten strong
* Strap the ship to the balloon with some sort of rope resembling thingies

* Paint her


Edited by Lembocha, 12 September 2015 - 12:01 AM.


#10 hoegaarden

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 01:43 AM

Great start! Look forward to seeing the crew and the ship all painted up

#11 Xandar

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 08:33 AM

Can I ask you where youfind the acrylic rod please ?

I'ce got one but it's a bit small...



#12 Lembocha

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 03:46 PM

Can I ask you where youfind the acrylic rod please ?

I'ce got one but it's a bit small...

 

You'll laugh at me when you realize where I've got it. Price of each is less than USD 1. Check it out.



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Posted 13 September 2015 - 04:14 PM

 

 

PS: I too loved Titan Forge's Colossal Zeppelin, but at 32 Euros (which is close to 40 USD too) I think this model can look better with enough love and care when picking the additional decorations :P Plus you avoid TF's lame shipping delays.

 

 

I have the small TF Zeppelin painted and now I got the Colossal from some friends.
 

Be warned that TF stuff does not fit well, and that it requires a lot of work on cleaning, reshaping, pinning, green-stuffing...
The most demanding assembly I have done, and I have a fully painted Goblin hewer. ;)

The models are beautiful but also extremely heavy. Colossal Zeppelin comes  with a fairly thick plastic rod, but it comes with 50mm base, and it is still really unstable.  



#14 Lembocha

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 04:54 PM

This one comes with a large base (say 4x3").

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 06:37 PM

 

Can I ask you where youfind the acrylic rod please ?

I'ce got one but it's a bit small...

 

You'll laugh at me when you realize where I've got it. Price of each is less than USD 1. Check it out.

 

 

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#16 Lembocha

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 02:56 PM

Just a heads up that I'm still working on this project. I just have been playing more than modelling and painting, so I don't have any new pictures to show yet. I do have new goodies that will add to the project, some recent ebay purchases including 3 black tree design copter pilot with bomb, 5 gyrocopter clatterguns, six black tree design war machine crew (of which I'll prolly use only 5, for the sake of keeping my plastic model as metal-free as possible due to weight issues), and last but not least, a beer barrel :P



#17 Lembocha

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 07:02 PM

Finished painting the vessel, now I gotta put it some guns and the crew, which are not yet painted.

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#18 Benke

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 10:48 PM

Awesome! What kind of dudes for crew?

#19 Lembocha

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 04:29 AM

Awesome! What kind of dudes for crew?

 

Thanks. Crew is all Black Tree Design. Three Copter Pilots, three Bolt Thrower Crew and three Stone Launcher Crew.



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Posted 15 October 2015 - 06:30 AM

Sorry man, I didn't read the previous post properly :)





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