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Offline Small brown dog

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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #425 on: May 12, 2022, 04:52:12 PM »
SBD - thanks for the tips! I forget that Youtube is full of demos for everything!

I'm still not sure if I'm going to go the Fusion360 / 3D print, or, the more organic software you mentioned that is better suited for illustration.

Use the 30 day trials where you can and just play about. One will feel more natural than the other and that is the clue to get in ;)
Most software will do a decent job of organic modelling but for those epic monsters, figures etc then ZBrush is king.

I wish you luck on journey ... have fun :)

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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #426 on: May 21, 2022, 04:59:25 AM »
KING RAT

Well, in the absence of any kind of inspiration I went back to the trike.
Original Trike made around 2016ish, new tank, remodelled engine, rear end and generally made to look a bit more in proportion. Spent ages wondering what to slap on the back and in the end nothing seemed like a good idea other than some extra gas...or maybe its water or some kind of gut rotting grog ... or maybe something else ?!







Not sure you could really call a "suicide shift" on a trike but it sounds cool if nothing else :)



Now then, did anybody see my inspirational mojo coz I left the door open and the bugger has got out and left me dry ... heavy sigh!
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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #427 on: May 21, 2022, 05:21:36 AM »
For somebody with no mojo, that there is some awesome weathering  ;)
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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #428 on: May 21, 2022, 05:26:02 AM »
Out f**king outstanding.  :smiley: ;D

Hmm, I think I may have most of the bits necessary to do something similar.

 ???
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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #429 on: May 21, 2022, 08:01:40 AM »
I'd like  to see a large, good rendition of my Indian M'cycle idea (below). ;D

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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #430 on: May 21, 2022, 12:05:33 PM »
Is it large enough to pull a 120 mm mortar?


Bigger pic at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sisu_A2045_120_Krh_92_Kauppatori_1.JPG
More pics: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:120_Krh_92

You'd need more vehicles for the crew and ammunition, though.
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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #431 on: May 21, 2022, 04:29:36 PM »
For somebody with no mojo, that there is some awesome weathering  ;)

Once I have something to work on I'm in gear.  is just thinking up stuff to work on ... ah well, it happens (or doesn't in this case).
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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #432 on: May 21, 2022, 04:30:35 PM »
Out f**king outstanding.  :smiley: ;D

Hmm, I think I may have most of the bits necessary to do something similar.

 ???

Thanks :)
Now when you say you have the bits to build this does this mean for real  :o
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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #433 on: May 21, 2022, 04:35:14 PM »
I'd like  to see a large, good rendition of my Indian M'cycle idea (below). ;D

Nice one :)
Actually, I have been seeing more and More Indians on the road lately ... Motorcycles I mean not red skinned dudes trying to take may scalp.

Is it large enough to pull a 120 mm mortar?


Bigger pic at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sisu_A2045_120_Krh_92_Kauppatori_1.JPG
More pics: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:120_Krh_92

You'd need more vehicles for the crew and ammunition, though.

We could drop that old 4 pot M/C engine out put and slap in something a little more low down grunty I guess.
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Offline perttime

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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #434 on: May 21, 2022, 11:50:48 PM »
That mortar weighs less than 300kg by itself, but with the trailer it comes close to 500 kg.

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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #435 on: May 22, 2022, 01:07:54 AM »
That mortar weighs less than 300kg by itself, but with the trailer it comes close to 500 kg.

Well the motor is loosely based on a mid 70's Kwacker 900 so its around 80ish HP and it would have been modded for output for the track drive. However, I did wonder about having a look at the thing with the motor from the David Brown Tugmaster I did a while ago - that might be more suited to pulling field guns and stuff around. Some Khaki paint of course, once its Khaki it will pull anything ;)
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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #436 on: May 22, 2022, 02:24:51 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #437 on: May 22, 2022, 02:45:19 AM »
Of course the bike doesn't have to pull a gun. To me, a half-track bike would be a natural for pulling something, though. I think you could put a passenger, or maybe even two, on the bike itself - and your post-apocalyptic possessions on a trailer.

Offline robunos

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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #438 on: May 22, 2022, 02:51:15 AM »
. . . once its Khaki John Deere Green it will pull anything ;)


FTFY !!     ;D


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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #439 on: May 22, 2022, 05:20:29 AM »
Out f**king outstanding.  :smiley: ;D

Hmm, I think I may have most of the bits necessary to do something similar.

 ???

Thanks :)
Now when you say you have the bits to build this does this mean for real  :o

 ;D Nah, just in plastic.  ;)
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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #440 on: May 22, 2022, 10:44:46 AM »
I really love the post-apocalyptic look of this track-bike! 8)

If you want to upgrade it I'd suggest a single seat in the middle of the rear tray with water & fuel canisters on either side, a trailer hitch & a post-apocalyptic version of a pull-behind motorcycle trailer similar to the ones below.













The top 3 are, officially, camper-trailers & the lower 3 are, officially, cargo trailers; but that doesn't mean anything. ;)
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Offline Small brown dog

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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #441 on: June 12, 2022, 02:28:23 AM »
Ram Jet



Described as “Britain’s wonder air fighter” in the May 17th  1941 issue of the Hotspur boys paper.  Piloted by Captain Dan Blade, this seemingly indestructible aircraft went on to wreak all kinds of havoc on the horrible Hun with nothing more than a nasty looking lance slapped on the front.

Sometimes described as a jet and sometimes as a rocket and at other times a rocket jet so my play on “Ram Jet” is not that accurate or clever really. I have never seen any intakes on the comic images available or guns for that matter but using the whole aircraft as a weapon seems to be the offensive tactic. Aircraft, ships and steel doors hiding secret Luftwaffe bases inside mountains all fall so easily to the Destroyer as this aircraft is known… I bet old Adolf was jolly cross!

The Hotspur was published by DC Thomson & Co running from 1933 to 1959 as a story paper and relaunched as a comic in 1959 running until 1981. Some of those early covers are wonderful with some crazy ideas. Obviously the war time issues are full of propaganda and make the enemy look hopeless to lessen the fear factor I image in kids living during a world war.

There is/was/supposed to be only the one Destroyer but I thought I would slap it it my own alternative universe with some mates and get them to take out some JU 885z that were sneaking in over Dungerness to do all manner of mischief.

I have no idea who the original creator/artist was but I bet he brought a smile to a lot of kids  in those dark days and is still making even bigger kids (and small brown dogs)smile in the 21st century.




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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #442 on: June 12, 2022, 02:53:54 AM »
Ooh! Me Likey !   :D
Have to say, there's a definite 'Stingray' vibe goin' on there . . .


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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #443 on: June 12, 2022, 03:25:26 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #444 on: June 12, 2022, 05:35:31 PM »
Have to say, there's a definite 'Stingray' vibe goin' on there . . .

I have to say that I had trouble seeing this but once you do it stays firmly in mind.
Its possible there was an influence I guess as Derek Meddings would have been 10 years old when the Destroyer first featured in The Hotspur.
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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #445 on: June 14, 2022, 05:57:02 AM »
Another appearance.
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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #446 on: June 14, 2022, 07:08:58 AM »
British tailless jet flies through iceberg camo and destroys hidden Nazi PT boat.   Epic  :o

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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #447 on: June 14, 2022, 12:40:14 PM »
British tailless jet flies through iceberg camo and destroys hidden Nazi PT boat.   Epic  :o

You can read all about it here:
https://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=66068

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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #448 on: June 14, 2022, 12:41:19 PM »
I quite like this one:


 ;D
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Re: Small Brown Dog Artwork and related
« Reply #449 on: June 14, 2022, 10:39:23 PM »
I quite like this one:


 ;D

This is one of the covers I have a copy of and I did think about building that fliegender Igel but I'm a lazy old hound.
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