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The Soldier

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Does this include kitbashing?  I'm better with smaller kitbashes (fighters, frigates) but terrible with larger ones.  If it's about totally custom sprites, I'm of no use for you. :(
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Does this include kitbashing?  I'm better with smaller kitbashes (fighters, frigates) but terrible with larger ones.  If it's about totally custom sprites, I'm of no use for you. :(
kitbashing is good too :D
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well the thread is for spriters so kitbashing including!
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It's not much for kitbashing, but here goes nothing:
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Kitbashing:
Find the sprite(s) that most fit the look of your ship.  This can be from across all classes of ship, High-Tech, Low-Tech, or Midline.  You can even kitbash a few different colored ships together if need be.

To start off, find the base sprite, a ship that most resembles the ship you want to make.  Chop off the unneeded parts with any image editor (Paint.NET, GIMP, Photoshop, etc.).  I suggest that you paste the new parts on top a new layer before chopping old ones off in case too much is taken off.  Once you get that done, color in the unwanted transparent pieces and chop off bits that are sticking out.

Remember, the color changer is your friend!  It can change a high-tech ship to look midline or even low tech with the right amount of colors added.
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It's not much for kitbashing, but here goes nothing:
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Kitbashing:
Find the sprite(s) that most fit the look of your ship.  This can be from across all classes of ship, High-Tech, Low-Tech, or Midline.  You can even kitbash a few different colored ships together if need be.  To start off, find the base sprite, a ship that most resembles the ship you want to make.  Chop off the unneeded parts with any image editor (Paint.NET, GIMP, Photoshop, etc.).  I suggest that you paste the new parts on top a new layer before chopping old ones off in case too much is taken off.  Once you get that done, color in the unwanted transparent pieces and chop off bits that are sticking out.  Remember, the color changer is your friend!  It can change a high-tech ship to look midline or even low tech with the right amount of colors added.
If anyone needs an example of a good kitbash, check out my Claymore Fighter-Bomber.  Mashed a Thunder and Warthog Fighter to get the right shape and size.
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I think paragraphing and picture steps would be handy
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I'll add picture to my OP when I find the time.  paragraphed now, though,
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i added avans guide for colouring to the list
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here is a handful of kitbash examples.

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I'm currently looking at making big ships easier to draw up. I'm trying out drawing them on a canvas a tenth of the size of the big ship, where I can draw up basically everything I want, then scaling up to the larger canvas and somehow fixing the pixellation. It's mainly for me though.
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Handful?  That's more like an Astral full.  Anyways, all good!  I recognize a few from Omega's Megamash.
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Handful?  That's more like an Astral full.  Anyways, all good!  I recognize a few from Omega's Megamash.
I used to be very prolific in making kitbashes for a while. starfarer plus was about 90% of my kitbashes.
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here is a handful of kitbash examples.

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I love that fuel barge.
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I love that fuel barge.
which one? the little one or the big one?
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here is a handful of kitbash examples.

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i'll add them to the list.
probaply usefull for starting kitbashers to have some examples  ;)
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I added some more sprite examples
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