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Another vote for airbase.  This is going to be epic.

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I like the planet, but I'm sure you'll make it work either way.

 

i'll most likely paint it up as a planet anyways =P and we can always see how everything looks when painted

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I like the planet, but I'm sure you'll make it work either way.

 

i'll most likely paint it up as a planet anyways =P and we can always see how everything looks when painted

 

 

Maybe use perspective? Use the planet and push it to the background of the piece and then it looks like it's far away like the Kraken is in orbit with the space station and the planet is below/behind them.

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maybe use the planet and use it also to attach the kraken to the piece from the side so when seen from the front perspective the kraken is floating like you have in the picture where you are holding it.

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Hmmm, a weird compromise....

 

Build a marquee reading Fantastic Stories, and have the space squid depending from the letters with fishline.

 

Because in my head, between the saucer, the kraken, and a planet... you have a classic pulp magazine cover.

 

The Auld Grump - especially if you use some space photos for the background.

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I dunno what to do  :wacko: i think i'll just paint things for now...and worry about planet/no planet and arrangement later.

 

but by all means keep suggesting ideas!

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Air base is my opinion.

 

i'm kind of thinking so too. I like the idea of a planet, but i cannot find any feasible way to include it that doesn't crowd the base

 

 

 

If the background is going to be flat, then cut the sphere in half or a third and glue it onto the background.  That way you save space on the base itself, but still get the 3D effect of having a planet on the base.    If there is not going to be a background at all, then you can still cut the sphere (or use a sphere of a different size(s)) and glue it directly onto the base so that the space kraken and spaceship are fighting above the planet, but from a different perspective as there is no real "up" in space.  In any case, you still will save space on the base in that there will be plenty of room above the planet(s) for both models.

 

 

 

...Because in my head, between the saucer, the kraken, and a planet... you have a classic pulp magazine cover....

 

My thoughts exactly. :)

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Air base is my opinion.

 

i'm kind of thinking so too. I like the idea of a planet, but i cannot find any feasible way to include it that doesn't crowd the base

 

 

 

If the background is going to be flat, then cut the sphere in half or a third and glue it onto the background.  That way you save space on the base itself, but still get the 3D effect of having a planet on the base.    If there is not going to be a background at all, then you can still cut the sphere (or use a sphere of a different size(s)) and glue it directly onto the base so that the space kraken and spaceship are fighting above the planet, but from a different perspective as there is no real "up" in space.  In any case, you still will save space on the base in that there will be plenty of room above the planet(s) for both models.

 

 

 

...Because in my head, between the saucer, the kraken, and a planet... you have a classic pulp magazine cover....

 

My thoughts exactly. :)

 

 

i wasn't actually planning on a background -.- 

 

but cutting the orb could work

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So this is the start of a big project...Space Kraken!!

 

I picked up 77291: Kraken in Bones, today i'm going to the hobby store to take a look and see what I want to do for basing

 

if you dont' know who space kraken is, here's what he is:

 

 

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and he's going ot be painted up like this dragon i painted

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

I heartily approve of all of this. Make it so.

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Here's an idea for you. Cut the planet so that it is only partially on the base, then paint the base to look like planetary rings.

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