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Offline taiidantomcat

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Prime Directives/Azimov's laws
« on: January 25, 2016, 12:04:55 PM »
Mercury-- Have Fun!!

Venus-- GB runs from Feb 1 2016 to March 31, 2016 (no time travel, please-- you are on your honor)

Earth-- Any Science Fiction space Figures, Ships, robots, anime, mecha, profiles, stories, are acceptable

Asteriod Belt-- participants must identify as human-- No meat Popsicles

Mars-- Already started projects are welcome, I try to be as inclusive as possible, but something under half done is fair I believe (PM me if you need to!)

Jupiter--  Have BIG Planet Sized Fun

Saturn-- All entries must be finished and posted in the completed builds section on the deadline day

Uranus-- Inspiration can be found here(please feel free to ad some more!):http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=6042.0

Neptune-- The more pictures the better, we love seeing progress however slight

Pluto-- This rule is not a planet. Ignore this large rock mass.



Don't make me refer you to rules Mercury and Jupiter  ;)
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Re: Prime Directives/Azimov's laws
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2016, 10:13:43 AM »
Wow!  All this set up a whole week before the GB starts!  You must be as anxious about 1 Feb getting here as I am!

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Re: Prime Directives/Azimov's laws
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2016, 10:26:53 AM »
Would this GB include steampunk? I don't have a project in mind but others might.

What I do have is this 50's rocket ship I've been working on off and on for quite awhile.



I actually painted it black then a coat of silver which then crazed like mad. So considering I have to sand and paint all over again would this be acceptable? I may make some other changes to it also.

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Re: Prime Directives/Azimov's laws
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2016, 01:07:35 PM »
Would this GB include steampunk? I don't have a project in mind but others might.

What I do have is this 50's rocket ship I've been working on off and on for quite awhile.



I actually painted it black then a coat of silver which then crazed like mad. So considering I have to sand and paint all over again would this be acceptable? I may make some other changes to it also.

As far as being already started the formula I like to apply is how long have you spent vs how long you have to go. So if you spent 5 hours on it, and still have about 15 to go, its 25 percent done in my mind, and thus eligible.

regarding the steampunk.  Science fiction, I tend to think of as "space" however there is that "and related" in the title... and not all science fiction implies leaving the planet. so provided you can make the connection I think its acceptable
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Re: Prime Directives/Azimov's laws
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2016, 07:46:34 AM »
One of the original 'Streampunk' things is the game Space:1889, which definitely takes place in space and is
full of steam-powered pseudo-technology.  ;D
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Re: Prime Directives/Azimov's laws
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2016, 02:37:50 PM »
Can I  join with my semi started Pegasus? I've ditched the home made hangar walls in favour of the Paragraphix PE set and only installed a few lights
It'd be a good chance for me to actually finish it
And not a word Brian about the Galactica!  ;D
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Re: Prime Directives/Azimov's laws
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2016, 10:42:31 PM »
Can I  join with my semi started Pegasus? I've ditched the home made hangar walls in favour of the Paragraphix PE set and only installed a few lights
It'd be a good chance for me to actually finish it
And not a word Brian about the Galactica!  ;D

I think it should work  :)
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Re: Prime Directives/Azimov's laws
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2016, 01:00:48 AM »
One of the original 'Streampunk' things is the game Space:1889, which definitely takes place in space and is
full of steam-powered pseudo-technology.  ;D
Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, etc are considered science fiction. Given the time it was written and the technology available I would consider it as steampunk.
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Re: Prime Directives/Azimov's laws
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2016, 02:19:29 AM »
One of the original 'Streampunk' things is the game Space:1889, which definitely takes place in space and is
full of steam-powered pseudo-technology.  ;D
Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, etc are considered science fiction. Given the time it was written and the technology available I would consider it as steampunk.

While Verne, and to a lesser extent Wells as he wrote well into the 1930s, can be considered the progenitors
of, and a great influence on Steam-punk, neither can actually be classified as steampunk as they existed long
before the latter existed as a sub-genre of science fiction/fantasy. Also both, Verne in particular, used existing
science, technology and conceptsto weave their stories, Steam-punk is a mash-up genre that both projects modern
tech back in time and invents its own 'hand-wavium' tech that doesn't, never did, and in many cases never could exist.
Unfortunately a lot of it is of the crappy 'just put a gear on it' school. :-X
“Conspiracy theory’s got to be simple.
Sense doesn’t come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated shit
actually is than they ever are about
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Re: Prime Directives/Azimov's laws
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2016, 01:26:08 PM »
And not a word Brian about the Galactica!  ;D

What.. me ????

would still like to see it finished though

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Re: Prime Directives/Azimov's laws
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2016, 04:21:30 PM »
One of the original 'Streampunk' things is the game Space:1889, which definitely takes place in space and is
full of steam-powered pseudo-technology.  ;D
Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, etc are considered science fiction. Given the time it was written and the technology available I would consider it as steampunk.

While Verne, and to a lesser extent Wells as he wrote well into the 1930s, can be considered the progenitors
of, and a great influence on Steam-punk, neither can actually be classified as steampunk as they existed long
before the latter existed as a sub-genre of science fiction/fantasy. Also both, Verne in particular, used existing
science, technology and conceptsto weave their stories, Steam-punk is a mash-up genre that both projects modern
tech back in time and invents its own 'hand-wavium' tech that doesn't, never did, and in many cases never could exist.
Unfortunately a lot of it is of the crappy 'just put a gear on it' school. :-X

It's as much a visual style as a literary or film medium. There's a strong element of people who want modern things that look classy and feel solid and 'crafted' : a computer keyboard with ivory keys and a wooden case with brass corners instead of the usual flimsy cheap plastic, for example.
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Re: Prime Directives/Azimov's laws
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2016, 06:38:57 PM »
<...> the crappy 'just put a gear on it' school. :-X

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« Last Edit: February 02, 2016, 06:56:55 PM by ChernayaAkula »
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Re: Prime Directives/Azimov's laws
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2016, 10:35:02 PM »
I have X-15 + SR-71 + other stuph  mashup in early build stage. With an appropriate R2 or similar navigation type unit be acceptable?
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Re: Prime Directives/Azimov's laws
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2016, 11:20:28 PM »
I have X-15 + SR-71 + other stuph  mashup in early build stage. With an appropriate R2 or similar navigation type unit be acceptable?


Of course  :)
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Re: Prime Directives/Azimov's laws
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2016, 11:23:37 PM »
I have X-15 + SR-71 + other stuph  mashup in early build stage. With an appropriate R2 or similar navigation type unit be acceptable?


Of course  :)

Thank you sir.
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Re: Prime Directives/Azimov's laws
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2016, 05:19:12 PM »
i have a pair of Airfix 1/72 Angel Interceptors witch will fit excellently in this GB  8)
on the bench:
-various models

on the drawing board:
-various 1/72 TinTin aircraft
-1/72 Eurocopter Tiger (Belgian Army)
-various other 1/72 and 1/144 aircraft