Landing in Monaco

8th Nov 2020, 12:00 AM
Landing in Monaco
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Microraptor 8th Nov 2020, 12:00 AM
I actually built a Blender 3D model of the Pelican Playmate 2, which I use for tracing the plane in perspective. (Kinda like cel shading, just done by hand.)
This of course means the it has to get a few extra beauty shots here! ;-)

And the pilot is... Selene! (That was probably easy to guess.)
We have seen her using her piloting skills before, behind the helm of the first Pelican Playmate... and of a space ship!


lirvilas 8th Nov 2020, 4:36 AM
I was about to say that the Playmate is the first plane to have teak decking, but thinking about it for a moment I'm positive it's not. There were a lot of pretty fancy flying boats back before WWII.
Microraptor 8th Nov 2020, 5:34 AM
Story time:
I have a cherished book from my childhood, a large "picture lexicon", with double-page illustrations of all kinds of different topics.
One such illustration shows many different kinds of airplanes that have existed.
And one particular plane in that picture which has always caught my eye was is the Dornier Do X.
I guess it's easy to see how my childhood fascination with that thing influenced the design of the Playmate...
sigpig 9th Nov 2020, 2:33 AM
Teak makes the most sense, considering it's strength, low weight, and resistance to rot. It makes for awesome patio furniture due to this!
Microraptor 9th Nov 2020, 3:36 AM
And wood is a material that has been historically used in airplane construction, so...

Now I regret a bit that I didn't give the "main deck" a wooden color.
Oh well.
Firstly, giving an expensive material a garish paint job seems very fitting for ToyCo.
And secondly, it's been canonically established that at least the inside of the ToyCo planes looks indeed more elegant...
lirvilas 9th Nov 2020, 12:56 PM
my monitor must be off on its color alignment, because it looks vaguely wooden to me
Microraptor 9th Nov 2020, 10:05 PM
Really!? Huh.
Well, I hope that at least the dialogues written by me are not vaguely wooden...