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Hey thanks so much.Excellent video Stu!
I was lost for words for a while there! Simply awesome.
The armour plating looks great. As does the damage that you are laying down. I can understand your careful work up to the larger damage areas. They must be somewhat daunting to faithfully replicate at first. And thanks for pointing out the Ladder Chief beam. Hadn't noticed that one.
This video makes me realise just how important it is to layout the pits first to determine the heights and positions at which they sit relative to everything else. Absolute mammoth effort.
I was wondering, is the docking ring perfectly concentric, say as if it was machined, or is it slightly out of round?
And that aside, I was thinking it may have originally been the base of a paint mixing pot. It has a very slight ridge on the inside opening where the greeblies are which reminds me of the base of some plastic cups.
Maybe like say, the construction of an Escape Pod model, unless it was indeed a container of the Colonel's secret herbs and spices....I'duno?
Just spitballing here...
Reference pic showing ridge bellow.
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Seriously looking forward to your next updates!
I guess for a simple explanation of replicating this miniature, is that it's reverse engineering all the way...especially with the pits!. Plating needs to be worked out before pit placement & the pit detail assembly plate has to be built before that!. Heights are critical for pit placement too...its all about trial and error & much fiddling around to get everything to gel.
I haven't ever found out what the original miniatures docking rings were made from. I think its turned wood...i think i possibly saw a pic or two of the inside years ago, but the mind plays tricks haha. It could possibly be a container of some sort, that inside lip is a good tell, but they could have easily added that on the lathe too!. I have that lip on my rings by the way haha.