Building The Covenant Assault Carrier Shadow of Intent

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  1. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    hi there!
    I`m new to the forum and don`t realy know all the functions while my english can be bad from time to time. i`l stil try my best ;)
    In this blog i would like to ask you to help build me the ship of my dreams.

    Shadow of intent
    an assault carrier with a big history.
    I have a the 3d file and already tried it in Perkura designer 4.
    The problem is that when i unfold the 3d model, it unfolds itself into gigantic weard looking 2d textures models wich overlap each other.
    I dont have the knoledge to cut the pieces proparly from eachother and put them onto seperate sheets.
    I was hoping to find someone who has the same love for Covenant assault Carriers as i have and is willing to help me out.
    With your help i might unfold the ship proparly and make it into an amazing Peperkura file that others wil also be able to use.
    I hope i can get some help with this build and look forward to its completion ;)
     
  2. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    This is the problem that i have. The Peperkura Designer makes a lot of very weird looking chunks.
    Covenant cv file.PNG
     
  3. MasterSensei

    MasterSensei

    You need to designate what parts of the model you need to be cutout, otherwise it will clip parts and make the parts way too small to handle.
    found that tip out the hard way when attempting to unfold my H5 locus helmet :p
     
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  4. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    Ah i see. So what you are actualy saying is that i need to choos certain parts of the ship that i want to hold together.
     
  5. MasterSensei

    MasterSensei

    Yes, its an easy process with the specify edges tool or whatever its called, but takes forever to actually do, possibly not, might just be me and Halo 5 models (why so high def?!?)
     
  6. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    So what i did was unfolding it manually and this was the result:
    Much better layout. but i still need to split some parts from each other.
    Covenant cv file 02.PNG

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    Here`s a more detailed picture from what i mean:) Covenant cv file 03.PNG
     
  7. Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    You'll need to use the 'Join/Separate Edges' tool to split things up further.

    As an aside - are you sure you want to do this project from Pepakura and not simply carve it from foam? You'd have an easier time.
     
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  8. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    I tried making it from foam but the weight was to much for the large front component. then i tried to use papermache to make it stronger and that worked. but the papermache made the surface very rough and i don`t realy know how to fix this problem. I still have the model and can post some pictures of the ship if you want to? :)

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    Warning! Its a rough model and details aren`t there btw:lol
     
  9. Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    Using high-grit sandpaper (200grit at the very least) would help, and you could also look into other products to help smooth the surface over later (plaster of Paris is a good start).
     
  10. StayFrosty

    StayFrosty

    You should post some pictures so that we can look at what you are specifically doing. It'll help people make better suggestions :D
     
  11. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    Tomorrow i`l post some pictures :).
    200grit is indeed not a realy bad idea.
     
  12. StayFrosty

    StayFrosty

    Alright! I also agree with Chernobyl that it'll be a lot easier to do the ship with foam rather than pep.
     
  13. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    As promised, here are some Pictures. Again its a very VERY rough model thats being hold together with glue and penciles:$
    I have made some pictures from difrent angles trying to bring over the overal shape of it.
    So what do you think of it?
    Ps: Not all the parts have yet been coverd with papermache ;)
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    Btw the gray stuff on the ship is a flexible form of clay wich was another idea to smoothout the surface and make the structure stronger. This does work but i never did the whole ship.

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    This was the main picture i used latest?cb=20080630213344
     

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  14. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    [​IMG]This is the last one for now:)
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  15. MasterSensei

    MasterSensei

    Lookin really good, looks like you got the shape down.
     
  16. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    Thanks:)
    I still see this project as an training project and i am thinking to just start all over again.
    This time I will take some of the faults i made in this project with me to the next one.
    For example: This model as shown here does not have an inner skeleton.
    In my new model i want to build a little frame before adding the foam in smaller bits.
    Peperkura could help me with the most important pieces in some way:D.
    An other exaple could be the making size measuring (Wich ofcourse would also be included in the frame).
    So yeah in short, I might start a complete new build out of foam and already look forward to it :)
     
  17. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    Hello there Once again!
    Its been over two months now and a lot has happened. I haven't been able to talk to you guys between my last post and now but do have made some progress smile.png .
     
  18. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    I Have started all over again with a complete new approach.
    I have used 123D autodesk to cut a 3d model from the ship into 70 tiny stacked slices.
    Doing this, I can easily print the slices out on paper and stick them to flat foamboard.
    Here are some pictures:
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  19. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    The new version I call 'Shadow of intent 2.0' is a smaller version wich has a lengt of 70cm (27,6inch) and a width of about 12 inch.
    I also have a Pdf file from the slices for those who want to try to build one themselves. smile.png
    i`l post the file as soon as somebody tells me how i post pdf files smile.png
     
  20. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    One last question...
    How do i change the name of this thread?
    Because its no longer going about peperkura build. lol.gif
     
  21. mblackwell1002

    mblackwell1002

    at the top bar of this thread, there should be a tab on the top-right somewhere that says "thread tools" edit the title using that.

    In order to post PDFs, you need to put it in a folder, then compress the folder into a .zip file.

    hope this helps!
     
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  22. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    Indeed there is a tread tools tab and it works.
    Thnx :)
     
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  23. MasterSensei

    MasterSensei

    Looks great mate
     
  24. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    Hey there forum,
    Having printed out the first test version of my seventy slices CAS makes finding the correct 1 cm thick foam boards the only thing left standing between paper drawings and actual construction.
    This week I will search for the correct foambords and the right stabilization beam.
    With stabilization beam i mean the reinforcement of the thin deks connecting the front and main hull parts of the ship.
    This week i will also take a look at posting the PDF file :)
     
  25. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    Again...
    I have posted the PDF but dont know if it works yet.
    Please let me know if you have any trouble opening it :0
     

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