Looking great! A lot of things to learn from reading your threads. Cheers!
These threads of yours are always very descriptive in the building processes.
Thanks for that.
Ive learned so much.
Thanks for the kind words guys! If you watch me build stuff you
need a lot of patience I am always starting over......and that for the most
part is because of poor planing! If you can learn from my mistakes
you can learn a lot that for sure!
So anyway more with the paws and less with the jaws.....
The last mock up before I form this stuff for the last
time .......I hope!
On the inside I am cutting all that flash away......I will add in the sides
with sytrene and the back bulkhead also, it's really the best way and it
will look sharper. I was trying to avoid this but it always looks vacuum formed
in those areas if I don't cut it out.
Here is the flash......
Sanding the sides... they end up on a funky angle from cutting away the flash
this will make adding in the sides much cleaner and easier later on.
Same thing underneath .......
Next find the center line so can begin sharpening things up...
I made the pattern longer than it needed to be so I could cut away
the rounded edges. With the thick styrene it tends to roll over the
edges where it has to drop off, and you get a hump.
I can work off the center line and start marking the placement
for the panel lines, and then start scribing them.
your doing some really nice work there micheal, im impressed
Now that's what Willis was talkin bout! Lol, that looks spot on Mike there is no need for the V6! This is it! .
Looks really good!
Do you add putty under the areas where you sand the shape into sharp corners? I find the plastic to go quite thin when sanding.
Will you deliberately make some ILM wonkyness, or will you make it as perfect as can be?
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I over-sized the buck so i could cut back the necks and get
them nice and clean because i planned on adding in fresh fascias.
Adding in some 90"s to reinforce the fascia....
Just a shot to show the clean seam.....it doesn't come that way off the
platen, the hulls need to be flat sanded.
dang thats looking awsome !! holly crap that thing is thick nice
Well no way was i going to make another part for
the bottom of the fuselage....so i formed the one
i had again, and got lucky it was wider and longer.
So all I had to do was trim it around to match the
side rails and front and back.
I out in some panel lines with pencil so I could
find the position for the launch tubes. Then I made
a small part and formed it.
Sanding the inside to give the tube a flusher look.....
Hmmm still some shaping to do but it will be ok....
Enough of the bottom of the fuselage that was getting annoying
Time to make that step area on the back of the
top hull half.
Ok my back section was to high so had to bring that down even
before i lowered the entire thing about 3mil.
To make the flat area....lay it down on a piece of styrene stock
and pencil in the shape and cut out.
If you do it right if fits perfect......only took me 3x's!
weld in some supports for the deck area from underneath.
laying in some styrene and marking for the vertical riser.
Done.......nice and clean!
Like Collie Buddz's said Tomorrow is another day!
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dang, i take i little nap come back and....youve been the bust little beaver
Your making some serious progress brother, that is some thick ass plastic .
Nice i was waiting for these Pics. looking good now.
Looks great Dude.
Nice job on the angles! I would have just put it a bit in and used putty, but wheres the sport in that, huh? But you still get gaps needed to be filled right?
Shape looks great!
Killer mate, you really do make this look so so so easy
Thanks guys .....
Guy adorable avatar!
Well couple new parts not trying to be perfect
just have fun, the bomb bay thingy and the deflector
shield generator housing......
Then some sanding on all the angles.....once that's done I can start scribing some panel lines.
mike that is looking more awsome all the time, great work
Question: you have the launch tubes orientated to be parallel to the angles of the sides of the "head", rather than along the forward/aft axis. Is this correct?
Last edited by 3d-builder; Jul 14, 2012 at 11:55 PM.