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Nice, though for a HOTAS it has pretty minimal controls on it.  Will you do the throttle as well?

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I concur on the minimal controls; however, trying not to deviate too far from the original design.

Aside from some detail styling, the only additions are the NASA style toggle switch-guard, Dzus fasteners and 3.5mm audio jack  below the 1/4” jack.

Instrument panel and throttle in progress. Everything modelled from scratch to the millimeter.

 

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4 minutes ago, peter said:

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What she said!

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I honestly thought this was a real-world mock-up when I first saw this thread.

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44 minutes ago, peter said:

I honestly thought this was a real-world mock-up when I first saw this thread.

Peter,


Quite honoured that you would think that.

And this is still the “factory OEM” finish. Once oxidization/scratches/weathering are applied, it should (hopefully) be indistinguishable from reality. It’s taking all my patience NOT to do that until each part is complete.

However if I get the scale right, it should be  3D printable. These models will be distributed freely with no limitations once I get them perfect. In other words, you can make it “real” if you wish.

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5 hours ago, Olitech Industries said:

However if I get the scale right, it should be  3D printable. These models will be distributed freely with no limitations once I get them perfect. In other words, you can make it “real” if you wish.

Friggin awesome :good:

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16 hours ago, Olitech Industries said:

Peter,


Quite honoured that you would think that.

And this is still the “factory OEM” finish. Once oxidization/scratches/weathering are applied, it should (hopefully) be indistinguishable from reality. It’s taking all my patience NOT to do that until each part is complete.

However if I get the scale right, it should be  3D printable. These models will be distributed freely with no limitations once I get them perfect. In other words, you can make it “real” if you wish.

Keep going man, don't stop here.....do the WHOLE VALKYRIE.

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This is legitimately gorgeous.  

Have you consulted the Variable Fighter Master File: VF-1 Battroid Valkyrie book for further detail on the control grips?  Some of those contours are actually meant to be buttons.

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1 hour ago, peter said:

Keep going man, don't stop here.....do the WHOLE VALKYRIE.

"Stopping"?  (Jabba's booming laugh echoes in the next chamber)

Be careful what you wish for.

Because THAT'S another story...

 

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30 minutes ago, Seto Kaiba said:

This is legitimately gorgeous.  

Have you consulted the Variable Fighter Master File: VF-1 Battroid Valkyrie book for further detail on the control grips?  Some of those contours are actually meant to be buttons.

I need this badly! I've been "free-styling" this alone way too long. Any help, guidance or suggestions will be gratefully received.

Thanks so much for the tip. 

I'm on it!

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9 minutes ago, Olitech Industries said:

I need this badly! I've been "free-styling" this alone way too long. Any help, guidance or suggestions will be gratefully received.

Thanks so much for the tip. 

I'm on it!

I can grab some snapshots of the art for you when I get home today, if you'd find it helpful.

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50 minutes ago, Seto Kaiba said:

This is legitimately gorgeous.  

Have you consulted the Variable Fighter Master File: VF-1 Battroid Valkyrie book for further detail on the control grips?  Some of those contours are actually meant to be buttons.

Found it! I don't suppose there is an English translated version?

Looks good! I was already in the process of 'buttoning' the control grips. 

I'm intending my version to be a little 'softer' and more ergonomic like the original sketches. The Masterfile side-stick pistol grip looks brutal on the palms (even with gloves). Attempted to make mine look and feel more like a firearm (to visually denote its function).

Now if only I could find the general dimensions....

EDIT: Loving that ball joint connection!

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5 minutes ago, Seto Kaiba said:

I can grab some snapshots of the art for you when I get home today, if you'd find it helpful.

Yes please!

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4 minutes ago, Olitech Industries said:

Found it! I don't suppose there is an English translated version?

None yet.  It's on my to-do list, but it'll be literal years before my group gets to it.

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23 minutes ago, Olitech Industries said:

"Stopping"?  (Jabba's booming laugh echoes in the next chamber)

Be careful what you wish for.

Because THAT'S another story...

 

VF1S_07.jpg

PANEL TEASE.jpg

Are you secretly working on a live action DYRL project we don't know about?  Because this is absolutely bonkers, wow!

 

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26 minutes ago, peter said:

Are you secretly working on a live action DYRL project we don't know about?  Because this is absolutely bonkers, wow!

 

A great man once said, and I paraphrase, "There's a lotta things about me you don't understand peter. Things you wouldn't understand. Things you couldn't understand. Things you shouldn't understand".

Seriously though, this is a passion project I've been meaning to get to for a long, long time.

And I have a feeling you all DO understand.

Thanks for letting me crash-land here.

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34 minutes ago, Seto Kaiba said:

None yet.  It's on my to-do list, but it'll be literal years before my group gets to it.

At least start at pg. 88-89. =D

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In the meantime, some wire-porn for the curious.

All quads. Should be useful for low-mid-high-superhigh polygon applications.

 

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Definitely seen some action.

All procedural shaders. No need to bother with uvw-mapping or bitmaps.

 

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Someone has to 3d print this full size.

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Today was supposed to be throttle day, but it's really just elbow day.

Got totally sidetracked with this badass cold-bluing shader. (and actual day job)

Still working out the mechanics.

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On 3/6/2020 at 12:15 PM, peter said:

Someone has to 3d print this full size.

Peter,

Interestingly after years of lurking, I was totally inspired by Dodiano’s real life instrument panel project and of course grandmaster Dan Bickell’s VF-1. And all the predecessors before that.

Dodiano could build this for real.

Art imitating life, imitating art, imitating life again.

 

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