EDIT: used the Midnight Express for the rims. Here's a comparison of the lugs next to an MPC Y I whipped up to get me back in the swing of things:
I wish I could vac form, but honestly the styrene is so thin I doubt anyone would know the difference as long as you nail the shape. Just coax them concave first but make sure you sand the back for maximum glue adhesion.
Last edited by TheRealMcFly; Feb 18, 2009 at 6:23 PM.
I'm in the middle of building this as well. Special shout out to Frank for the inspiration and knowledge on this baby. I vac formed some styrene around the hemisphere for the round bits around the rims. It's not as hard as you think, and if you're careful you can cut the necessary 8 discs from one pull. A circle cutter is a must! My first pull was too thin when all was said and done, so I think that I'll make another with slightly thicker styrene. I thought I had the right rims, but after closer inspection they are a little off. Fee-bay here I come!
does the aforementioned kit have to be the "movin' on" version, or can the regular w-925 kit do the trick?
Hi! What's the correct diameter for the training remote sphere?
Plastruct VHH-600 hemispheres
Thank You Sir! One final question! Does one AMT Kenworth T600A Have all the wheel rims needed?
Last edited by actias; Mar 1, 2009 at 11:21 PM.
No, there are only 4 rims per kit.
how does one accomplish the finishing WITH the scotch-lright already in place? i can understand stuffing the cupolas, but the tape is FLAT behind the rims, with several holes in to rim to mask.
my guess is that the rims are slipped in place after the rest of the remote has been painted and weathered?
true or have others found a different method?
the little stubby post above the panther gun port. jim c. says its a "muffler baffle" on the panther kit, but i am super confused to what that would be...i've flipped those sprues several times and cant find it. what am i misunderstanding?
the sheet rectanglangular pieces (big pieces @ equator) & (threesome above the cupolas). what is the thought of their thickness (along with the thickness of the circles around the rim)? the prop pics make the rectangles looks like they are two pieces stacked...creating small steps at the edges. this seems rather complicated by the standards of the prop makers and is just likely more the weathering of the edges to the primer white .. just a theory.--is it possible that the rectangles are actually painted scotch-lite. their thickness would indicate, no? and the horrible gunky painting may be due to applying thickly after that much light reflective on the prop was found to be TOO much for the camera? just theories?
EDIT: You'll have to settle for a teaser instead.
Last edited by TheRealMcFly; Sep 28, 2009 at 11:53 AM.
EDIT: I can never get a post right the first time!
Last edited by TheRealMcFly; Sep 28, 2009 at 11:34 AM.
Last edited by TheRealMcFly; Sep 28, 2009 at 4:08 PM.
Im trying to resuurect my remote page from my home page.
Anyways....Im still trying to get everything working.
Also..Im adding new pics and updating some really old info..so..check back..and keep checking back.
Last edited by BrundelFly; Oct 4, 2009 at 10:21 AM.
Thanks for throwing it back up. The first thread has been updated.
More photos of the build tonight.
When we originally spoke, Lorne said it was Reefer White. I put primer white in my first post as the plastic primer I am using seemed to match the base color of the remote as it is today. It has undoubtedly yellowed over the years. However, I am certain that it is the Boxcar color instead of red, though.
EDIT: Lack of updates are due to the loss of my camera and not having internet at home. Double whammy.
Check the first thread.... he came to do a presentation where I work when WSMI was in Philly. I happen to have my project materials with me because I was going to spend some time at a friend of mine's studio afterwards. I had no idea he even built the original remote until I asked him a few questions about the thing. Went to my car and grabbed the kit parts and hemispheres; it was when he signed the one. Seemed to perk up at seeing a project, as a lot of fans that night we're only after multiple autographs on who knows what. He even flat out told me not to pay a lot for the super deluze Sculpting a Galaxy and to hold out for a used copy. Real nice guy... very easy to work with. I was operating our Theater that night and often the talent can be bothersome. Anthony Daniels was a total DICK and made of of my coworkers cry. No joke... he is good with the kids but I wouldn't want that guys signature on anything because of that experience.