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New EVE Ship Models Discussion

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Lolmer
Merciless Reckoning
#721 - 2014-04-14 07:30:56 UTC
Machariel

Painted as seen in Eve, fullly assembled (stand attached separately). Large enough scale that you can see details on Fridays, yet small enough that a battleship can fit on a standard desk (capitals are fine to be too large for a desk ;)).
Lolmer
Merciless Reckoning
#722 - 2014-04-14 07:31:45 UTC
Nyx

Painted as seen in Eve, fullly assembled (stand attached separately). Large enough scale that you can see details on Fridays, yet small enough that a battleship can fit on a standard desk (capitals are fine to be too large for a desk ;)).
Lolmer
Merciless Reckoning
#723 - 2014-04-14 07:39:41 UTC
CCP t0rfifrans wrote:
Thank you everyone for your feedback.
We may not start with the Rifter, even if it's at the top. We'll also be looking at what ships lend themselves best to being modelled, what ships have been recently renovated and other factors. The more recently renovated ships exist in more detail in our source model library, and thus are easier to convert into physical models than the older ones.

Still, there is obviously interest in word. Now we must make a few, see how they sell and take it from there!


Why would you not start with the most iconic and asked for ship in Eve ever?
Aeon Valentine
Doomheim
#724 - 2014-04-14 23:04:18 UTC
totally New ShipModels or just Remodeling the existing ships ? .... i mean that would be crap a new part on the hull here a smaller wing there ... some new Ship´s would be nice xD Surprise us CCP :P
Aalysia Valkeiper
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#725 - 2014-04-14 23:35:59 UTC
Lolmer wrote:
Machariel

Painted as seen in Eve, fullly assembled (stand attached separately). Large enough scale that you can see details on Fridays.


My eyesight is usually as good on Fridays as it is on mondays.

I think you meant 'Frigates'. Auto-spellcheck probably got you.

Iudicium Vastus
Doomheim
#726 - 2014-04-15 02:48:01 UTC
Lolmer wrote:
CCP t0rfifrans wrote:
Thank you everyone for your feedback.
We may not start with the Rifter, even if it's at the top. We'll also be looking at what ships lend themselves best to being modelled, what ships have been recently renovated and other factors. The more recently renovated ships exist in more detail in our source model library, and thus are easier to convert into physical models than the older ones.

Still, there is obviously interest in word. Now we must make a few, see how they sell and take it from there!


Why would you not start with the most iconic and asked for ship in Eve ever?


Maybe because they just already released a sort-of model of it with the USB rifter hub already and wanna do something else as a first model :P

[u]Nerf stabs/cloaks in FW?[/u] No, just.. -Fit more points -Fit faction points -Bring a friend or two with points (an alt is fine too)

Dect Argullant
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#727 - 2014-04-15 07:01:33 UTC
Nyx

-Should come in un-painted and painted models if possible.
-Lighting for fighter bays
- 3/4/5 firbolg fighters should come in a pack (if possible)
-Should be large enough to represent it's capital size but not too large to add extra expense
-DETAILS!!
-Glow in the dark thrusters
Jada Maroo
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#728 - 2014-04-15 16:07:07 UTC
Lolmer wrote:


Why would you not start with the most iconic and asked for ship in Eve ever?



A white board from a year ago showed that the Rifter was in some state of a visual revamp. No idea if that is still valid, but I wouldn't be surprised if it received a sort of careful polygon upscale remodeling that we saw with the Megathron and other iconic ships. If so, they'd want to wait for the revamp to base a model off of.

And, ASTERO!
Thibault Etienne
#729 - 2014-04-15 17:41:45 UTC
Caldari Raven
In kit form. I'd say about 6-8 inches long that can sit on a desk or shelf. Unpainted of course for the extreme nerd factor. Can realise the dream ship skin that way.
Price, if you go anywhere near the price of the last ships. No way ill buy. Hover around a reasonable kit price £20 remembering that decent star ship models from the star ship collection coming in at 4 inches are only £10
I'd most likely buy the whole eve set you produce.

Yes I'm a sad old nerd I collect Sci Fi models.
Thibault Etienne
#730 - 2014-04-15 17:45:59 UTC
What used to be the Iteron 4
A very understated ship. would look nice on a shelf.
Details same as my last post.

As for lighting,. you could sell lighting kits separately
Phaade
Proioxis Assault Force
Rogue Caldari Union
#731 - 2014-04-16 19:42:49 UTC  |  Edited by: Phaade
MOA.

Thorax.

Rupture.

MOA.

Omen, drop the turd on the side.

and MOA.

EDIT: Moa should look like the Hookbill's bigger brother.
Hallvardr
#732 - 2014-04-16 21:37:43 UTC
Being a veteran modeler for over 45 years there is no reason why you [CCP and us] can't have our cake and eat it to.

1) CCP is not going to suddenly go into the model production business .. its getting contracted or sold out to ??
2) There are options for resin, vinyl, styrene plastic (Revell. Tamiya, Aurora Plastics, etc.) the Aurora Plastics company is already big into SiFi kits for years.
3) Scale is an issue due to the wide range in sizes of hulls so several different scales will need to be considered. If the scale were all the same a 24" Providence would make a Merlin so small you'd lose it.

If kits from the Frigs, to Cruiser, Battle Cruisers, were made in a plastic kit outlet ... guys like me could build, install LED lighting, EL strips for engine nacelles, custom paints etc.. - that would make my day. (Yes, I would consider being commissioned to build them for others) For someone like Say,m Revell to do this .. CCP would simply provide the 3D models they already have. Revell could then design the injection molding tooling from that. Not IP on Revel's behalf. (or Aurora Plastics)

Larger hulls like battle ships, freighters, etc, these can be cast in resin and mass produced with good paint jobs and nice display bases to keep the prices in check. I think (never held one in my hands) the models CCP had on sale in the Eve Store a few years back were done in resin. But there is a limit on over all size due to limits in resin and structural intregerity. No SIF for you ! What?

I've been kicking around finding a local company that does professional, HQ instant prototyping (3D printing) and doing a one off as a "proof of concept" deal... Depending on the hull, complexity of shapes and protrusions. ... this "positive" plug could also be used to create a silicone rubber mold for making urethane casting resin hulls ..

just thinking outside the box.
Annexe
I N E X T R E M I S
Tactical Narcotics Team
#733 - 2014-04-17 03:50:24 UTC
Brutix?

1:1 scale :D

Annexe

ITAI - VIP

"i will pop your wreck with faction loot"

Arline Kley
PIE Inc.
Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris
#734 - 2014-04-20 11:22:25 UTC
The Emperor Ship (aka the universe's first true Titan)


It would be interesting to see what the Artists think that these 1st Generation Titans look like...

"For it was said they had become like those peculiar demons, which dwell in matter but in whom no light may be found." - Father Grigori, Ravens 3:57

Owen Levanth
Sagittarius Unlimited Exploration
#735 - 2014-04-20 11:54:54 UTC
Arline Kley wrote:
The Emperor Ship (aka the universe's first true Titan)


It would be interesting to see what the Artists think that these 1st Generation Titans look like...


Then I would like a model of the Jovian mothership. The true first Titan.
Arline Kley
PIE Inc.
Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris
#736 - 2014-04-20 13:13:37 UTC
Owen Levanth wrote:
Then I would like a model of the Jovian mothership. The true first Titan.


They never where called Titans when the Amarr said hello (and only really after the first two Amarrian ships where they called Titans)

"For it was said they had become like those peculiar demons, which dwell in matter but in whom no light may be found." - Father Grigori, Ravens 3:57

Owen Levanth
Sagittarius Unlimited Exploration
#737 - 2014-04-21 13:22:52 UTC
Arline Kley wrote:
Owen Levanth wrote:
Then I would like a model of the Jovian mothership. The true first Titan.


They never where called Titans when the Amarr said hello (and only really after the first two Amarrian ships where they called Titans)


Well, then call it the proto-titan. It's a giant-ass ship, it has a doomsday-weapon, it's a titan in all but name. Also I think it still exists, since it was never destroyed or dismantled.
Dlareme
Malevelon Roe Industries
#738 - 2014-04-21 14:55:59 UTC
Succubus
Phantasm
Nightmare

Sansha ships ftw
Green EyedDragon
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#739 - 2014-04-24 09:04:44 UTC
Personally I would LOVE a widow model to sit next to my Screen while i am runnin Blops fleets, BUT thats just me

Green!! RLW

Zuke Dai
Nornir Research
Nornir Empire
#740 - 2014-04-24 14:41:00 UTC
What about Tornado and Talos? They are both so sexy, would be great to have either stand on my desk!
That being said, I think all t3 BCs should be considered since they are generally more unique then other ships.
As for the size, I'd say its better to make it big, 1:1200 for battlecruisers at least.Big smile