Dune Guild Tug Model (Chris Foss concept)

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Isaac Buckley

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Hello RPF!

I'm about to begin the modelmaking phase on a Guild Tug concept by Chriss Foss. I've been intoxicated by this fantastic ship since I first saw it in Jodorowsky's Dune.

I figured it would be a nightmare to try and build in the real world, hence I've put it off for years! Finally i've got round to modeling it in CAD, and over the next few months I'll attempt to 3D print, scratch build and kitbash this thing into reality!

I've avoided over detailing the CAD model, as I'd like to do quite a bit of detailing with more practical techniques.
 

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Searun

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Another one of these unique model designs that, once bitten, must built. Great choice. Go large enough to permit a structurally strong “erector set“ type of skeleton.
 

vectorzero

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Huge Chris Foss fan. This looks like its off to a great start.

Might want to move the thread into RPF General though, as the subject was never created as a model for the movie. Notwithstanding that Jodorowsky's movie never got made - which was a shame as it would have bonkers. Although we might not have had Alien if it had.
 

Isaac Buckley

New Member
Huge Chris Foss fan. This looks like its off to a great start.

Might want to move the thread into RPF General though, as the subject was never created as a model for the movie. Notwithstanding that Jodorowsky's movie never got made - which was a shame as it would have bonkers. Although we might not have had Alien if it had.
New to this, how would i move it, do i need to start a new thread?
 

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Pyramidrep

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Isaac,
If you go to the questions and support forum, you’ll see ”how to move a thread” . It’ll give you directions.

BTW , Great subject. Always loved Chris Foss’s artwork.
 

publiusr

Well-Known Member
So help me, but I wonder if gutter accessories might do the trick. I think Probert’s said the Ent-D was inspired by seeing and electrician with a loop of cable just so. I swear I’ve seen hardware that looks like this…
 

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Isaac Buckley

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Update:

after printing the engine parts i quickly realized the front of the ship was far too elongated, so i printed and replaced it with a more accurate part

before:
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after:
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test fitting the styrene tubes
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I tested sculpting some details (the green parts) and it felt quite successful so ill be doing quite a lot of detailing this way.
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the rough rear assembly, i'll add the techy engine details from kitbashing a few model kits I've got lying around
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some scratch building and detailed printing for smaller parts
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engines, which i printed and then turned on my drill to finish.
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Starting to look like the real thing! with all the parts printed I'm now detailing the exterior with styrene, model kit parts and sculpted details
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Isaac Buckley

New Member
Update: good progress this week, I've blended the smaller 3D printed parts into the main body with modeling putty, which sands back nicely for a clean transition.

With most of the sanding done, the fun part begins! I'm using WW2 tanks (1:35 and 1:76), styrene tubes/strips, and cables rolled out of putty. I'm really enjoying the combination of process to get this model done: 3D modeling plus printing for the organic shape, and then applying all the surface details by hand. Kinda feels like the best of both worlds for me!

Also thanks for all the encouragement, helps to keep the momentum up! ,


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Isaac Buckley

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Update: I've primed all the large parts with spray putty and then sanded back the high points. Feeling like I've finally eradicated those pesky print lines!

I've given the engines a greeblies pass, and now begun all the extensive detailing on the upper parts. Some of the parts are beyond my styrene model making skills so I've printed them out as flat cross sections that fit perfectly, quite satisfying!

I've also sub assembled the tubes into 4 halves so i can paint the inside before i glue them together. I made a gluing jig to prevent the styrene from warping.


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Isaac Buckley

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Your handling of greeblies is fantastic...Looks like all those pieces/parts are actually doing something(y)(y):cool::cool:
thanks joberg, glad to hear it, I try to link each greeble to the next, a pipe or a little hydraulic arm to give that illusion of function. It adds to much detail that my fdm printer just can't!
 

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