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Airship Tenkuu Shukun by dmaland Airship Tenkuu Shukun by dmaland
This is a project I did on a lark, to see if I could create something that was semi-made to order. (Actually, the order was "aerial battleship" and "lots of guns," so it wasn't super specific.)

Anyway, I got a little inspiration from the pipes for the urinals at my church/ venue (long story), and made this thing.

I'm sure that the name is a terrible mangling of how the Japanese should be constructed. Still...

There are some small mesh errors that shouldn't be a big deal if you don't get in super close. In the same vein, the lettering on the smaller gun turrets is upside down - for some reason, I didn't think that was a problem until I was so far along that fixing it would have undone a lot of work (so I just said, "whatever," and left it).

The zip file contains geometry in the following formats:

Blender 2.49b
Sketchup 7.1
Vue 7.4
OBJ

As well as the texture maps required.

If you're wanting to animate/ pose the model's weapons, getting it rigged up should not be an immense pain (because the discrete parts are separate, and named semi-logically), although it will probably be quite time consuming.

This model took me a while, so credit is definitely appreciated, and so is an opportunity to see your creations.
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:iconboot-cheese-3000:
boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
oh this is so awesome sifu daniel! great work! how long did it take to construct?:w00t!:
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dmaland Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it was about 3 days of work, off and on. I didn't keep track of the hours, though. I didn't get to do as much "straight through" as I wanted, but it came together eventually. :)

Thanks very much!
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boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
well i hope to use it soon. and as far as sketchup, it's like a design program or fractal? i know i know--go to the link. :laughing:
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dmaland Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sketchup is a design program. It's based on interacting with edges and faces, and, to me, has an excellent interface for doing so. It does have its limitations, of course.
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boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
like all programs.
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Digger2000 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Nice
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dmaland Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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sabre2112 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
nice, thanks for doing this fer me, nice job ^^
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dmaland Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it. It was a fun project. :)
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sabre2112 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
btw, what program did you use to make this? i'd like to try making my own stoof ^^;
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