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Steve Wood
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Gunship: First Strike! A hit on Kickstarter and soon available as a PreOrder!
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So I had a credit left over at Shapeways and I asked my 3D modeler to find out the biggest gunship we could get with the money. Ended up with a nice-sized mini with a 5" wingspan. I sent it to a painter who gave it a nice silver finish but the markings were just impossible for him to paint by hand as they are very small and VERY squared. So, being that I am in the sign business, I figured maybe I could plot the tiny decals since I have the vector versions on hand. Below is the result! I had to place these one-by-one using the tip of my Exacto blade. Then, I heated them up with a heat gun to make sure they stay in place and/or conform to the ship in a few spots. Finally, I sprayed the whole thing with a Testors dullcoat because the decals were glossy and did not look right. I am very pleased with this sucker and it is now the crown jewel of my desk.











Flight stand is from Litko, Hangar foundation is printed vinyl mounted on grey PVC.

Some quick "before" pics...






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Luca Oleastri
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WOW! "our" spaceship (I'm the designer of the ship) in the real world!
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Awesome, now when can we get some for our Afterburners games? lol.

I would love to have some actual minis to put on the table for Gunship games. Don't forget to give some love to the MK II for us fans of that ship as well.
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