Federation Commander Forum Index Federation Commander
A NEW fast paced board game of starship combat!
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Decals for Starline 2500 - Does anyone know of any plans?
Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Federation Commander Forum Index -> Starline 2500
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
MacrossMartin
Ensign


Joined: 17 Sep 2011
Posts: 16
Location: Adelaide, Australia

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"There's always a first time to explain a chemical burn to the ER doctor."

Second time, but who's counting?? Wink


I'd considered making hard rubber stamps in geometric shapes to replicate the 'aztec' pattern. (Is noun abuse illegal in the USA? Pretty sure legislation hasn't caught up here in more liberal Oz...)

Another thought - in another thread someone forwarded the idea of limited run wrecked ships, with decks showing through scars and holes in the ships' skins. Such damage could be displayed with decals, which demark the edges of said damage, with decks and internals showing through...
_________________
"The belief in the possibility of a short, decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of Klingon illusions."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Scoutdad
Commodore


Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Posts: 4463
Location: Middle Tennessee

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem withthe hard rubber stamps is the compound complex shapes of the various hull sections. It'll be hard to get a hard rubber stamp to conform to all occurences.

The damage decals have been discussed before also.
My son usedto have a 1:1000 scale big "E" model. His decla sheet included said type of damage decals. They were irregular in shape and once applied appeared to be a jagged opening into hte ship, exposing the interior decks and the wiring.

For more damaged ship fun, see this link
_________________


Scoutdad's minis photos here!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger
djdood
Fleet Captain


Joined: 01 Feb 2007
Posts: 2922
Location: Seattle, WA

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't have any interest in pre-"battle damaged" ships.

If I was going to have one, I'd prefer to make it myself, with Mr. Dremel and sheet brass for exposed decks.

Now, if ADB/Mongoose were to sell mis-cast ships (castings with big bubbles or underfilled areas, etc.) for super-cheap, that has real prospects. Unlike metal minis, you can't melt down and recycle the vast majority of casting resins They could get some sale money out of what would otherwise be waste.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Scoutdad
Commodore


Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Posts: 4463
Location: Middle Tennessee

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's why I never went any farther than discussing the possibility of decals.
If I want a damaged ship, out comes my little friend... Mr. Dremel.
That, some ultra fine wire and brass stock and I'm good.

Now, the miscast sales idea - Brillant!
I'd take several of those myself.

Especially if they were Hydrans Rolling Eyes
_________________


Scoutdad's minis photos here!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger
IainMcG
Lieutenant JG


Joined: 22 Jul 2011
Posts: 48
Location: Paisley, Scotland

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might be of interest, Mark Tutton of Starfighter Decals fame posted on the BBS:

"Just to let you know, Mongoose Publishing and Mark's Models & Toys have reached an agreement to include my artwork on some of the ships including the Sparrowhawk."

Remains to be seen exactly what that entails.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
phdillman
Lieutenant SG


Joined: 09 Jun 2008
Posts: 139

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I caught a wiff of Mark complaining that the Eagle on the WE cgi print was a copy of his decal design. Some IP wrangling probably took place in private, and I think that Mark's announcement means that some settlement was reached.

At least I hope so.

Personally, I wonder how much decals will be wanted given the level of details on the SL 2500's. Beyond basic ship identification marking, the use of decals for windows and the likes should be superflerious.
_________________
Friendly Fire Isn't.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
IainMcG
Lieutenant JG


Joined: 22 Jul 2011
Posts: 48
Location: Paisley, Scotland

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ship ID/racial insignia should be more than enough for the 2500s.

I can't see how they'll not almost be required to release decals for them, the Federation ships in particular just don't look right without them and not everyone has the resources and/or the talent to make their own.

Much as I like Mark's work (I used his sets for my 2400s), I'm hoping Mongoose are able to produce their own or sell someone else's under licence. The postage and customs fees to import them almost double the price.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Federation Commander Forum Index -> Starline 2500 All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group