The Hemlock is still on its way and should be out this weekend, but that’s in the future. Today I want to talk about how and why I design the ships the way I do.
It is too detailed. I want the ships to be cheap enough so people can buy some fleets rather easy. I really like the game, and I want to see it flourish, not only for well of players. So the ship should be printable in Strong & Flexible Plastic. That means 0.7 mm thickness at the least for every part that is a bit free-standing.
When I try to sell that, I’ll be sued. I’ll get Ceased and desisted before I see a single buck. I could have tried working around the first, but the second is insurmountable.
So I had to start fresh, dig deep and try to make something a whole lot more original, that still could be recognized as the ship it represents. That’s it for today, I’ll continue with this in a week. Cya