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Falcon Rising (Diana Pryde's Nova)
« on: 09 December 2023, 15:44:42 »
This my take on Diana's Nova from her final trial to win the Pryde bloodname, as shown on the cover of Falcon Rising.

She had what appeared to be a modified A variant, with PPCs in the arms and lasers, but the book didn't specify how many lasers. The cover makes it look like its probably four, but I could only fit two and make it look good.  I didn't see a mention of the AMS so that appeared to have been removed to make room for the lasers.  I'm guessing she removed a jump jet or two as well.

For the model, the arms are from an Adder, and I cut the hip and side torsos out to make it look more like the old school nova's.  Torso lasers are from a small paperclip.

First time trying a lava base, I think it turned out pretty good.  The color transitions are not great, but serviceable, something for me to work on.  I dry brushed a little orange on to the legs and underside of the torso, to make it look like its reflecting up.  Unless you know its there you will never see it, but I think its a nice little touch. 

Thanks for looking!

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Re: Falcon Rising (Diana Pryde's Nova)
« Reply #1 on: 09 December 2023, 16:40:50 »
 :smilie_happy_thumbup:

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Re: Falcon Rising (Diana Pryde's Nova)
« Reply #2 on: 09 December 2023, 17:00:16 »
I really like the subtle light effect on the Nova's underside. It made me take a second and third look, because at first I wasn't sure if it's really there or my eyes were playing tricks on me. Nicely done!
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Re: Falcon Rising (Diana Pryde's Nova)
« Reply #3 on: 09 December 2023, 22:50:35 »
That's great looking work, Xan, and I love how you made the Nova retro. I've actually loved the new waisted version, but you're tempting me to find some way (other than buying yet another Clan Invasion box) to get one to do the mod to.

And I expect you're in the same position as me - as one creates mods on the Clan minis, the stockpile of parts to use making new mods climbs ;)
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Re: Falcon Rising (Diana Pryde's Nova)
« Reply #4 on: 09 December 2023, 23:06:27 »
I really like the subtle light effect on the Nova's underside. It made me take a second and third look, because at first I wasn't sure if it's really there or my eyes were playing tricks on me. Nicely done!

Yeah I agree, first picture I was thinking it needed some underbelly glow, but each picture saw more of a hint of it, just subtle enough to add to the paint job but not overdone, really nice!

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Re: Falcon Rising (Diana Pryde's Nova)
« Reply #5 on: 11 December 2023, 06:12:57 »
Sweet! :smilie_happy_thumbup:

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Re: Falcon Rising (Diana Pryde's Nova)
« Reply #6 on: 11 December 2023, 07:19:02 »
Nicely done and another  :smilie_happy_thumbup: on the reflection of the lava glow.  Very cool.

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Re: Falcon Rising (Diana Pryde's Nova)
« Reply #7 on: 11 December 2023, 12:05:22 »
Good work!   

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Re: Falcon Rising (Diana Pryde's Nova)
« Reply #8 on: 11 December 2023, 12:10:31 »
That’s a great looking mod!

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Re: Falcon Rising (Diana Pryde's Nova)
« Reply #9 on: 12 December 2023, 18:26:07 »
Very nice.
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