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    Avatar photoAngel Barracks

    As some of you may have read somewhere, I am slowly (as is my way) working on some hover vehicles with skirts.

    I have a printed skirt here:

    Ink wash to show the lines:

    It does have striations on it (print lines), normally I would clean these up before making a mould.
    But I am wondering, when making a hoverskirt, would they be best left on to show some texture?
    Or do you expect hoverskirts to be smooth?

    Avatar photoNorm S

    Very nice.

    Re the print lines, I don’t know whether it is the way the light is falling, but the flanks look more like a rubberised texture, but the front is showing very regular lines, which do not look natural and might be confused with mould lines.

    Avatar photoRules Junkie Jim

    Hmmm, I’m not sure – they don’t look bad, but I reckon they’d be better with a smoother finish.

    I’ll tell you one thing for certain: I’m very interested to know what’s going in the middle bit.

    Avatar photoAlvin Molethrottler

    I’m inclined to agree with Norm, the striations are too regular. I prefer smooth skirts on girls and hover tanks 😉

    Avatar photoGaz045

    I thought it was an OKI hot tub…………..

    "Even dry tree bark is not bitter to the hungry squirrel"

    Avatar photoAlvin Molethrottler

    I thought it was an OKI hot tub…………..

    An OKI hot tub of love?


    Avatar photoirishserb

    I would say that it is function of the vehicle design.  If they are a metallic, ceramic or other rigid surface, I then I would expect them to be smooth, or segmented maybe.  If they are fabric, rubberized, or some flexible material, then there is a greater likelihood that they would have some sort of texture.  How do you see them?

    I think that it looks fine with the lines.

    Avatar photoAlexander Wasberg

    I don’t mind the lines to be honest, they could easily be sanded down if you felt it necessary!

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