Some exciting new to share today on a kit being created by Mati Zander, our new CAD Modeller. Mati has been working on a Hover Bike concept for Hostile Realms™ and the kit will come in 2 different varieties – Military version or Civilian hoverbike.
Mati, our new artist and 3D Sculptor from Germany has been working with the Hostile Realms™ concept for the past 3 weeks and this will be his first model. Mati initially work on some design concepts and illustrations of various shapes and forms for the Hover Bike. These pen and ink drawings were quick sketches to get an idea of what a flying bike would look like, based on technological advancements in the next 100 years. Here are some of his initial ideas below…
We wanted the vehicle to have 2 different versions – a Military version with weapons and added armour; and a Civilian version with storage and transport capabilities. We settled on a design concept that was more angular and reflective of the tech from the universe and you can see in the sketch below, we started to address some of these technological challenges.
Once this final design was agreed upon, Mati started to apply more thought and detail to the drawing, adding in ideas and detail to the shape, and looking at how we will adding in features and function to the Hover Bike itself. We will be adding our LED Lighting Kit to this as well so Mati has been looking at how the lights will function in the finished model.
Next stage for Mati was to start modelling in CAD. As you can see in the image below, Mati started work on the stabliser fins at the front of the bike, ensuring that the open panels would feature a way for the LED lighting to shine through and highlight certain details of the fins. We are adding running lights to each of the side fins.
The following images and screenshots show the progress after just 7 days. Mati has applied his skills to looking at the assembly process for the kit, and how each component will fit together – at present the part count is already at 40 parts and growing! Slow, Mati is adding detail and smoothing out the harsh lines and corners, to create a more streamlined Hover Bike. Mati also plans to create a rider for the kit seated on the bike as well as offering options on whether to build the kit on its kickstand, or in a flying position.
And here is the final parts ready for 3D printing – over 50 parts will be in the finished kit.
Here are some photos of the final render for the Military & Civilian version of the Hover Bike concept from Mati.