started on the hydraulic lifter for the main engines. had some parts laser cut and started to assemble them. also need to lathe a few internal parts for this. I havent decided if im going to mold this as one piece like the the studio or separate it and then just glue the main parts.
heres what i have so far. Thanks for looking.
That's some serious building right there Al !
Parts look crazy!
I looked through all twenty one pages of this and it is looking nicer and nicer as this thread is progressing. I do hope to see this thing finished and looking her best.
All the best!
Thanks guys. More soon
How long do you think you've spend on this one project?
Wow! EPIC! I can't wait to see the finished product! Painting will be a huge undertaking!
This is A serious construction. Terrific.
You are a true engineer !!
More on the betty tonight.
but wanted to pass along this little trick for casting from an old mold. we have a few molds at work that are old and probably should be re done but well no time right now. they still release fine. but even thought there keyed they just dont stay together like they should. and it leaks ( i should mention its a 3 part mold). well theres a little trick i learned from a guy at the studio when i was out there. never had a chance to use it until today. put a little vaseline on the mold were the halves contact each other. make sure not to get any where the resin will be. it adds just enough stiction. yeah thats a word. to allow the resin to not leak out. and 3 parts later and im good to go.
My ex used to get alot of stiction Lol,.
Ok, Almost finished with this Part. still have to lathe out the hydraulics and add a few kit parts but its almost there. a little sand and reprime and another one to mold. heres a bunch of pics
Thanks for looking. questions, comments feel free.
Is this your largest build so far? If you built something larger, what is it? Do you think you'll build anything bigger than this?
I think i'm going to be going back through this build as I'm looking for ideas on how to make moveable parts on a project. It's still a gorgeous build.
Will be very interested Al in seeing how such a complex shape like that will be molded .
Thanks guys, There are a few builds upcoming that will be bigger.
Ray. its not that bad. when its ready ill take a bunch of pics and run you through it.
SHHHhhhhh. Possibly. And a full size probe droid.
Also. My laser cutter will be here soon. And ill offer services to RPF members
Yes! Yes!!!! Master Model Jedi, teach us the ways of the force. Lol.
Almost finished, just need the internal parts and a few kit parts. not sure what part im going to do next. ethier the tail or the main engine.
heres a few pics.
Thanks for looking.
Are you using the same kit parts like in the Original Al?