Wednesday 15 July 2009

DropShip XX

I posted a thread on TMP about my progess on the DropShip, and I got a great reply from BillChuck. I'd mused that the windscreen looked too big, I think it looks more sleek spaceship than functional plummeting brick drop ship.

So BillChuck suggested that raise the lower edge of the screen and divide it vertically. Like so:

Well the first thing that popped into my head was "I wanna learn how to do that in PaintShop!" (But i really need to finish one thing before learning to do another!)

I do like the raised lower edge a lot. However I'm not so sure about the vertical divide - it reminds me too much of old VW windscreens! However having seen this, some sort of division looks like it might be needed.

What do you think?


  1. The photoshop (actually GIMP) work was easy. I just copied the bottom edge of the windscreen and pasted it back in many times, moving it up a little bit each time until I covered everything I wanted to. Then I selected the area and ran a blur filter over it to smooth out the edges and hide the copy/paste work. The vertical frame was copied from the far edge frame, and the side window work was copied from the upper frame of that window.

  2. I like the idea of reducing the windscreen area.

  3. Thanks Bill.

    Glad you like the Idea Mr Teufel.

    Hope you both like what I did on the next entry...