Another Star Ship

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  1. yuumi2891103

    yuumi2891103 Sr Member

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    When I was looking at the calender of my office, it was a picture of a big rock in Australia. It looks like a star ship to me. ;D Then I started to build another star ship.

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    I cut up some acrylic resin plate and sheet plastic.

    The size is just 2 feet long.

    Last year I bought a box of acrylic resin for about $25.00

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    I didn't draw any plan for this. ;D I've just fit the sheet plastic and cut and glue.
    The upper part of the hull is almost OK.

    OK, then I made some parts for detailing.

    I have been thinking how do I make a lot of parts something like used on Super Star Destroyer in a easy way.

    Then I tried this...


    Just stack the sheet plastic

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    And using my power saw to make a many grooves.


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    Also, for the clear acrylic plates for tiny window lights.



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    And paint it (May be silver would be better than black :p) and sand the surface to remove the paint on the window away.



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    So, please give me your straight comment.

    Thanks for looking,
     
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  2. ozzyguanche

    ozzyguanche Sr Member

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    Excellent so far. I love the idea of the stacked sheet plastic.

    Looking forward to see this progress.

    Ozzy
     
  3. robn1

    robn1 Master Member

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    Excellent work, and a great technique!
     
  4. Ruddigger

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    Another scratch build from Yuumi? Color me interested.
     
  5. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Katsu, you are crazy. Cant wait to see this one. Looks cool so far.
     
  6. Randy13

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    Katsu-san, there you go again with another good looking scratch build. Great job so far.
     
  7. SmilingOtter

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    I will be eagerly following this. Eagerly, I say!
     
  8. yuumi2891103

    yuumi2891103 Sr Member

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    Thank you very much for looking Oggy-san.
    The idea is came out from my wooden craft experiences. I used that way when I make a mortise and I've just happened to remember that.

    Thank you very much !!

    Thank you very much for looking Ruddiger-san.
    It may take a long tome to be finished but any of your further comment would be nice to hear.

    Thank you very much Al-san. There might be a lot of problem to be solved
    but I'm enjoying this build.

    Thank you very much Randy-san.
    I hope you enjoy my build and give me any comment you feel.

    Thank you very much Otter-san !! I will add a tower in the center of the hull and bulky box structure on the aft underside. So it will be looking like a sphinx or something. I wanted to put some archaeological taste there.

    katsuhiko
     
  9. chris_s

    chris_s Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is an AWESOME idea! Very inspiring! Thanks for taking the photos and sharing.
     
  10. yuumi2891103

    yuumi2891103 Sr Member

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    Thank you very much and I'm so happy if this might help a little bit of your build.

    katsu
     
  11. Dart

    Dart Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Subscribed. Loved your last build and I'm liking what I see so far.
     
  12. 3d-builder

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    Oh my goodness he is at it again! LOL:thumbsup
     
  13. yuumi2891103

    yuumi2891103 Sr Member

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    Thank you very much for looking !
     
  14. yuumi2891103

    yuumi2891103 Sr Member

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    Hi, Michael !
    Yeah, I started again. The ship is departed but I don't know where this ship would go :lol.
     
  15. yuumi2891103

    yuumi2891103 Sr Member

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    Progress of 10 hours.

    Basic structure of lower hull.

    I've used a power plane to add an angle to a cut edges.
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    Stared to detailing with that scored plates.

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    Not to be too busy, I added some space and kit parts to take a rhythm.

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    A few more stack to go but I'm too tired. Let's call it a day.

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    Thanks for looking :lol
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2012
  16. DaddyfromNaboo

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    Katsu-San, your builds are the best examples of original builds I have seen in a long time, and great tutorials in scratch building, not only in terms of technique but also regarding the creative design process. Thank you for sharing the build progress with us!

    Michael
     
  17. GadAc

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    Hi yuumi,
    I am curious about your next pics !
     
  18. yuumi2891103

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    Wow !! and you are welcome !! Thanks for the wonderful comment.
    You make me want to hop around, Michael-san.
    It was a tough build but you gave me a power to go on !
    Thank you ! Thank you very much !!

    Katsuhiko
     
  19. yuumi2891103

    yuumi2891103 Sr Member

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    Hi ! Gadac-san. thanks for looking !
    I'm hoping not to disappoint you.
    Please give me a straight comment anytime !

    Thank you
    katsuhiko
     
  20. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Katsu, another great update. cant wait to see what else your going to do.


    Al
     
  21. yuumi2891103

    yuumi2891103 Sr Member

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    Thanks Al-san,
    There must be any other effective way to use those plates maybe.
    I need to practice more.
     
  22. Ray22

    Ray22 Sr Member

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    The plates look good to me Katsu great job!
     
  23. CB2001

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    Dude, this is awesome. As crazy as it sounds, the design sort of looks like a cross between the original and RIS Battlestar Galactica.
     
  24. yuumi2891103

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    Thank you always, Ray-san !

    Thanks for the comment! Maybe my love for the BSG caused me to :lol

    katsu
     
  25. yuumi2891103

    yuumi2891103 Sr Member

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    A little progress of detailing for port side bay.
    Four hours work and almost done there.

    I'm gradually getting some knack of using that scored plates.

    Not to be monotony, I added some bits and kit parts.

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    Thanks for looking.
     
  26. Damocles

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    Outstanding work Katsu! Very cool!
     
  27. yuumi2891103

    yuumi2891103 Sr Member

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    Hi ! Thanks for looking !!

    Here are some more progress.


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    Thanks for looking !!
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2012
  28. Ray22

    Ray22 Sr Member

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    Fantastic detail Katsu!
     
  29. SmilingOtter

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    I really like the contrast between the flat hull plating and the intricately detailed sides. And your technique with the stacked and sawed plastic/acrylic is genius - it seems so obvious, but I can't recall seeing anything like it before.

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    What were these little guys, if I might ask?
     
  30. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Looking great Katsu.
     
  31. yuumi2891103

    yuumi2891103 Sr Member

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    Thanks for looking and your good attention to my build my friend!
    Usually, I've had a hard time doing detailing, but this time is very fun and
    got a good progress so far.

    They are the turrets and funnel of 1/700 Japanese WWII battleship kit parts. I thought, if I continue to use that scored plates all over, its' gonna be too busy and monotonously. So I just put those obvious kit parts for an accent.
    Few more detailing and this section will be finished.

    All the best,

    katsu
     
  32. yuumi2891103

    yuumi2891103 Sr Member

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    Thanks Al-san. I'm enjoying the progress of your great build every time.:love
     
  33. DarthRaggmopp

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    Oh, This is so nice.
    "Noob question's";
    How you get by those plastic(?)/foam boards?

    How you got all the extra "bits", Are they from model kits?, Or are they chopped up toys?

    Where do you store all them ships/props?

    Will you Paint it in a bold color scheme? Or the usual corporate gray?
     
  34. krusinclone

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    Outstanding work as always..
     
  35. yuumi2891103

    yuumi2891103 Sr Member

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    Hi ! thank you very much for looking at my build and thanks for the question.

    "How you get by those plastic(?)/foam boards? "

    I usually buy them from plastic/acrylic supplier over internet.
    About $60 for 1m x 2m big and 2mm thick.
    I usually use the thickness of 0.3mm,0.5mm,1.0mm,1.5mm and 2.0mm.
    I don't buy them at any model shop because they are smaller and rather expensive. You can easily cut the 2.0mm plastic with a small knife.:)

    "How you got all the extra "bits", Are they from model kits?, Or are they chopped up toys?"

    Most of the "bits" are from the model kits. I usually use battle ship parts, tank parts and racing car parts, etc. Those kits are very expansive these days so I often get them over inter net auction. It doesn't matter if it's a junked kit or something. Also, some I.C. parts are very useful.

    "Where do you store all them ships/props?"

    I have a shelf in my bed room.

    "Will you Paint it in a bold color scheme? Or the usual corporate gray? "

    I have some ideas for the paint scheme but so far I haven't fixed it yet.
    How about the brownish color like the temple of Maya ? :lol

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    Thanks and all the best !!

    katsu

    Don't ask old otaku. They'll tell you far more than you asked.:lol
     
  36. yuumi2891103

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    Krushinclone-san,

    I'm always thanking you very much for your kindness.

    katsuhiko
     
  37. Noumcea

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    Katsu,

    I can't believe how quickly you building this masterpiece !

    Will the side trenches have backlighting going through the clear plates ? The lighting effect at the moment is very nicely subdued.

    Looking forward to watching how it all goes.

    Cheers.

    Dave
     
  38. yuumi2891103

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    Thanks for looking, Dave !

    May be I will have some masking issue to think about when I go painting.:lol

    All the best,

    katsu
     
  39. yuumi2891103

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    A few progress.

    Scribing some basic panel lines and add some layer for the port side detail.

    At the first place, I drew panel lines like Aztec patterns but id didn't make sense. See the right side of the 1st pic.
    So I did rather simple way.

    I made a little ruler for scribing line in every 2mm apart.

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    OK, and I started to add more layer to the port side.

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    One more layer, one more layer.......

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    I gained several inch long.:confused

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    This is the first time I did detailing without feeling frustration.  It was fun.

    Thanks for looking, gentlemen.
     
  40. Muzza

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    Very nice, A great build thisd is what I call Champain modelling
     
  41. yuumi2891103

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    Thank you very much, Muzza-san !!
    I spent 4-5 hours each for a day of this week end.
    This is the a few progress of today.

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    Some rather large plates on the roof are just for test fitting.

    Thanks for looking.
     
  42. SmilingOtter

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    Looking great so far.
     
  43. feek61

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    Simply amazing!
     
  44. yuumi2891103

    yuumi2891103 Sr Member

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    Always thank you very much, SmilingOtter-san and feek61-san !!

    katsu,
     
  45. yuumi2891103

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    A little progress of yesterday.

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    I started to think about the bridge. Looks like I need some more idea.

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    Thanks for looking.
     
  46. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Looking great katsu. Definetly some battle ship parts will look great for a bridge.
     
  47. yuumi2891103

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    Thanks, Al-san.

    I started to think about conning tower.
    After some draw and trash, here is the sketch for.

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    And 3D-ing

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    Let's see how it goes.

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    That's it for a day.

    Thanks for looking !
     
  48. Ruddigger

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    That bridge makes it look like a futuristic cruise ship.
     
  49. SmilingOtter

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    Outstanding.
     
  50. SVTStingRay

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    * that looks awesome. looks like a old republic cruiser.
     

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