Beautiful work! The bottom pits look so different between the models with or without landing gear bays?
Thanks Mike! VFXSup64/Maruska's plans - that simple, out of the box. Those two amazing chaps' plans are the best 'starter set' around. I simply measured it up, went to a skylight company, asked them to blow mold 3 domes, and as previously mentioned, after 12 attempts, they got the 3 I needed! The domes definitely are a key player in getting this thing to come together! Those fellas' research is Gold and gave me a huge leg up!
This is the initial drawing I made - I later realized the thickness needed to be 3/16, which was the final blown material. Also, note the diameter, I went with the 'core' of 45.5, but the 'lip' extends 1", therefore adding 2" in diameter. After they realized they could not sand flush as I needed, I had the 1" routed off to meet flush to the core. As you may have seen in my earlier posts, I then re-add the 1" extensions to the dome, and skin over that. This gives me an exact replica of the 'inside lip' bevel detail.
I think there is a new prevailing opinion the filming miniature diameter (CORE) may be 46" even (Cardinal measures are common on this ship), but I can live with that minor deviation if it is indeed.
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THANKS much Stu!! Yeah, I just flipped it yesterday (Thanks to help from Ryan/Belleauwood) - it's now elevated on the table, so I JOKINGLY had to do this with THAT picture - One can only dream/imagine what that must have been like!Sean...duuuuuuuuuude...I'm still trying to pick up my jaw off the floor seeing this!. How the heck you get this done so fast & looking so clean & simply amazeballs is beyond me...but there it is...what a sight huh. I know your feeling on sitting there looking at it, it's normal & I do it on some of my built sections, but your progress of the underside is another milestone. Now you thinking overtime & wanting to flip it over to do the top I bet...course you are.
So impressed my friend!
In my best Dr. Evil Impression - "Rrrrriiiiiiiiggggggghhhhhhhttttt!" Sounds like a lot of work!Soooo...when is the resin kit going the be available?
I have a few whites I'm testing out, but the white over the black primer will be the 'main' base color. I might go with AS-20, Reefer White, or another slight off white color. What I believe is going to sell it is then the application of the thinned down 'grime/gray' overspray in different contrasts like they did. It will be a fun time when painting day arrives!What is your main off-white paint of choice for this build? I've seen the 5 footer in person and it is something that I could look at for days, such amazing detail. It was just a typical cool off white as far as I remember, but the community of builders would definitely know more.