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Old 02-09-2013, 07:20 AM   #181 (permalink)
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in response to some of the comments.
i obviously have PSD versions but they are far to big for the Helifreak attachment limit of 2MB. The Attached PDFs are as big as you are going to be able to post.

My version is more of a TDR/Goblin version as i wanted something a bit more rakish IMO. i started with a TDR template i had and modified it to the TDR/Goblin shape, hence several iterations before i got right.

the graphics i drew with Photoshop using a picture of a real Goblin as a guide. My technique
to create airbrush like graphics is relatively simple. i start with the basic shape as the first layer and fill this with the base colour.
i then draw shapes using the pen tool to begin creating the lines. if you then select the shape, reduce it by 9 pixels and Cut you get nice lines with smooth shapes. i use these to create a Grid layer representing the lines of base colour on the design. this layer only serves as a selection.
create a layer called Shadow. Create a selection using the Grid layer, expand by 20 pixels, feather for 15 and fill with a darker shade of the base colour. reselect and Cut. You now have nice blended shadows around the lines.
Creata another layer called Dark Shadow and repeat the above with black expanding by 10 and feathering by 9.
you can further refine using the Noise filter and add a transition layer to adjust the contrast and further blend everything in.
Thats Probably as clear as mud but if try try it i think it will be better with Photosop in front of you.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:07 AM   #182 (permalink)
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Awesome work guys! But stay vectorized for best results (Illustrator)
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:34 PM   #183 (permalink)
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God these things are so frustrating to build....
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:14 PM   #184 (permalink)
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How can i resize so it fits my mcpx BL.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:58 PM   #185 (permalink)
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Default Alas... The Coveted MCPx Goblin Paper Canopy!

Unfortunately I don't have an MCPX BL so I can't tell you the correct size. I would make one side from the mcpx template and try it against the MCPX BL and scale until it fits. Trail and error.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:15 AM   #186 (permalink)
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Here some photoes. Mcpx BL is little wider, longer. I hope this helps.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:41 PM   #187 (permalink)
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This is great! I made one for my MCPX BL, MCPX, AND Nano CP. The photo is from my IPAD, so it's not the best, but you get the idea. I've crashed a few times, and the canopy is a very durable. Thanks
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:02 AM   #188 (permalink)
 
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Check this NANO CPX goblin canopy out!! only $13 on eBay!! Im jealous because i want one for my Mcpx.


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Old 02-17-2013, 06:20 AM   #189 (permalink)
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Check this NANO CPX goblin canopy out!! only $13 on eBay!! Im jealous because i want one for my Mcpx.
Shoot Composite a PM, he's the one making those canopies. Seems like he had one for the mCPX, if not he may start making them at your request. He's a great guy, got one of his canopies from him. Good craftmanship and materials. Has held up great so far.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:50 AM   #190 (permalink)
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Shoot Composite a PM, he's the one making those canopies. Seems like he had one for the mCPX, if not he may start making them at your request. He's a great guy, got one of his canopies from him. Good craftmanship and materials. Has held up great so far.
Ditto. Love my Goblin canopy. Sorry it is not a paper canopy. But had to share. Taping together a paper canopy right now. We'll see how it turns out.


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Old 02-17-2013, 12:10 PM   #191 (permalink)
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Default Alas... The Coveted MCPx Goblin Paper Canopy!

Finally made one for my 130X. Turned out very nice. Here are a couple of shots of my Goblin Canopy fleet.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:54 PM   #192 (permalink)
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AS PROMISED PFDs
in response to some of the comments.
i obviously have PSD versions but they are far to big for the Helifreak attachment limit of 2MB. The Attached PDFs are as big as you are going to be able to post.

My version is more of a TDR/Goblin version as i wanted something a bit more rakish IMO. i started with a TDR template i had and modified it to the TDR/Goblin shape, hence several iterations before i got right.

the graphics i drew with Photoshop using a picture of a real Goblin as a guide. My technique
to create airbrush like graphics is relatively simple. i start with the basic shape as the first layer and fill this with the base colour.
i then draw shapes using the pen tool to begin creating the lines. if you then select the shape, reduce it by 9 pixels and Cut you get nice lines with smooth shapes. i use these to create a Grid layer representing the lines of base colour on the design. this layer only serves as a selection.
create a layer called Shadow. Create a selection using the Grid layer, expand by 20 pixels, feather for 15 and fill with a darker shade of the base colour. reselect and Cut. You now have nice blended shadows around the lines.
Creata another layer called Dark Shadow and repeat the above with black expanding by 10 and feathering by 9.
you can further refine using the Noise filter and add a transition layer to adjust the contrast and further blend everything in.
Thats Probably as clear as mud but if try try it i think it will be better with Photosop in front of you.
Good Luck
Is the one white dot on the top image supposed to be the canopy hole, and only on one?
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:11 AM   #193 (permalink)
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Yes that's right. With mine I also screwed through the canopy tail using the microheli tail mount screw.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:14 AM   #194 (permalink)
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Just realised you were probably asking is it only on one side! Yes I cut both out, line them up and mark the second side thought the hole I have punched in the first half.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:00 PM   #195 (permalink)
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Can't wait to get my birds back from NCcraig! Got the Canopy all worked out! Thanks so much Ians99!!!!!!!
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:31 PM   #196 (permalink)
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What paper you print these on? Is there a tutorial on putting these paper canopies together?
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:43 PM   #197 (permalink)
 
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gonna try on a mcpx bl... brb

printed it onto glossy paper... hope the ink doesnt come off!
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:06 AM   #198 (permalink)
 
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Didn't work... Just a wee bit too small. I don't know how to scale a mcpx v2 canopy plans to the size of a bl... How do you change the size percent?
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:39 AM   #199 (permalink)
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Hi guys, my technique for what it's worth is as follows:

1) Print out on normal glossy photo paper using an inkjet printer and then laminate using the non iron on stuff (also known as sticky back plastic).
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2) Next cut out with a scalpel and go along the edges with the appropriate coloured sharpies.
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3)Make joining pieces cut out of normal inkjet paper and stick to the back of the shapes using PVA glue.
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4) Close up the cut outs sticking on the outside with strips of Tamiya masking tape and glue the tabs on the inside. Remove tape when dry.
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5) Attach the top/ bottom piece with Tamiya tape and when all aligned glue the tabs on the inside.
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6) Make up the other side. Join to rest, again firstly with masking tape until it looks good and then glue on the inside. Similarly attach the back piece and all finished.
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I scaled this one up from one I designed for the Nano (forgot to change the logo!). To scale I use Photoshop. Go to EDIT, TRANSFORM then SCALE.
I am not a good pilot and this is the most crash resistant canopy I've used. The one in the photo has hit the concrete numerous times and is unmarked.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:16 PM   #200 (permalink)
 

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Oops, wrong section. I thought I was in the Nano thread. LOL

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