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Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« on: 12 June 2017, 21:08:40 »
This is the Funding thread for Balac Strike VTOL from TRO 3085 and it needs $500.00 to be Funded.

Current Funding amount is $450.00

GENERAL NOTE: The vehicle is locked in, no extra variant parts.

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Dak can post some of the images of what he has worked on.
« Last Edit: 19 July 2017, 22:05:37 by speck »

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #1 on: 12 June 2017, 21:12:41 »
I'll chip in $50.
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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #2 on: 13 June 2017, 02:42:16 »
Thanks Beach!

Here's a render of it:



I welcome feedback on the rotor blades and how you'd like to see them executed. Static? Swirling? A flat disk?

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #3 on: 13 June 2017, 10:13:05 »
Not 100% sure I'll be able to contribute, but my vote would be for static rotors, to stay consistent with every other VTOL mini yet made for Battletech.
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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #4 on: 13 June 2017, 12:28:03 »


Thanks for informing me, count me in for $100.
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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #5 on: 13 June 2017, 22:33:06 »
I welcome feedback on the rotor blades and how you'd like to see them executed. Static? Swirling? A flat disk?
Etched brass (static) would be ideal, but I don't think IWM is into that.

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #6 on: 14 June 2017, 00:45:48 »
$25.

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #7 on: 23 June 2017, 14:10:13 »
I'm in for $50.

I believe that makes the current total $225.
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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #8 on: 24 June 2017, 07:36:24 »
I'll pledge another $50 to get us over the hump, but may not be able to pay all at once, as before.
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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #9 on: 24 June 2017, 21:57:56 »
I'll put up $25. That should put us to $300.
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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #10 on: 25 June 2017, 18:58:30 »
I can put in $50

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #11 on: 12 July 2017, 14:53:42 »
Can anyone and everyone repost your bids due to the forum crash?

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #12 on: 12 July 2017, 18:14:59 »
put me down for 50

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #13 on: 12 July 2017, 21:11:59 »
Looks like we're up to $400 in the thread right now.
Can anyone and everyone repost your bids due to the forum crash?
Everyone or just those whose posts were lost in the crash and recovery?  If you mean everyone, I'm still in for $50.
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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #14 on: 12 July 2017, 21:30:26 »
Reiterating my commitment to $100
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And took their wages, and are dead.             And saved the sum of things for pay.
     
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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #15 on: 13 July 2017, 20:44:00 »
I pledged $25
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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #16 on: 18 July 2017, 17:14:25 »

So we are at $425, should we message some of the voters for the final stretch?
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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #17 on: 18 July 2017, 21:11:16 »
My math shows only $400 pledged.
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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #18 on: 18 July 2017, 21:24:09 »
I won't attempt the math, but here's a couple updates on the sculpt.

I did up an LRM 15 pod for the alternate configuration. Not sure IWM will include it, but it's an easy part to add in.



Also decided what to do about the rotor. Instead of 2 flimsy ones, I sort of merged the two levels into one. I think it'll cast better and hold up better.



And one more, I realize that casting is going to be tough with the fins. I'd like to keep them attached to prevent dealing with super fiddly little fins. But I might need to make the tail separate. Here's a possible joint I setup for it:



The fins have to be thicker as well, there's a minimum scale for thin edges when casting.

Sorry, the pics are HUUUGE.

Thanks so far.

Dak
« Last Edit: 19 July 2017, 01:52:42 by Dak »

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #19 on: 18 July 2017, 21:27:17 »
Pro-tip: when embedding an image in a post, use "img height=X" where X is the number of pixels you want.  I go with 480 for readability.

EDIT: like so.

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #20 on: 18 July 2017, 21:28:51 »
Quote is not edit.
Catalyst Demo Agent #679

Kansas City players, or people who are just passing through the area, come join us at the Geekery just off Shawnee Mission Parkway for BattleTech!  Current days are Tuesdays in the afternoon and evening.  I can't make every single week, but odds are pretty good that somebody will be there.

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #21 on: 18 July 2017, 23:56:56 »
Thanks, Scotty, but where does that go in the tag line? I have the [img ] the url [ /img] in there, not sure where to type the line you added.

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #22 on: 19 July 2017, 00:15:22 »
Thanks, Scotty, but where does that go in the tag line? I have the [img ]http://the url [ /img] in there, not sure where to type the line you added.

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{img height=600}pic.address{/img} it automatically scales so you only have to pick one dimention

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #23 on: 19 July 2017, 01:53:55 »
I think I got it. Size is better now. (I'm used to generating really high res 2D images from the 3D program! Bigger than those even.)

Much appreciated Sartris & Scotty.

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #24 on: 19 July 2017, 02:07:11 »
I am thinking of donating.  However, 100 might be a bit much.  At least for a few weeks.  If one has stepped up by my first check in August I could put 100 then.

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #25 on: 19 July 2017, 09:43:09 »
@Dak
 
Just a minor not but assuming its a coaxial rotation, the blades leading edges would be opposite of each other. In this case the 'triangle' shape would have the opposite sides facing each other. (Opposite side = short side adjacent to the 90 angle)

Maybe just do similar to the Donar's blades with being flat and some minor detail on the leading edges?

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #26 on: 19 July 2017, 10:43:41 »
I am thinking of donating.  However, 100 might be a bit much.  At least for a few weeks.  If one has stepped up by my first check in August I could put 100 then.

Firesprocket,  if you want to do $50, I'll cover the other $50, so we can push this baby through to production!

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #27 on: 19 July 2017, 10:44:15 »
Also,

beachhead1985 - $100
Maingunnery - $100
The Wayfarer - $25
Xiwo Xerase - $50
Baron RedSkull - $25
ph423r - $50
crusader523 - $50
Stinger - $50

Total: $450

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #28 on: 19 July 2017, 11:59:43 »
Good catch, Heavyguard. I'll fix that! I think I'll make them less tapered from top to bottom so they don't need to overlap so much.

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Re: Round 1 2017 Fan Funding - Balac Strike VTOL
« Reply #29 on: 19 July 2017, 12:09:45 »
I won't attempt the math, but here's a couple updates on the sculpt.

I did up an LRM 15 pod for the alternate configuration. Not sure IWM will include it, but it's an easy part to add in.
That is a nice looking LRM15.  [drool]
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