Normandy SR2 adventure build

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by OhNoLenX, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. OhNoLenX

    OhNoLenX New Member

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    New to the forum but I figured I would have the most trouble shooting help here than anywhere else. Basically I'm building the Normandy SR 2 from Mass Effect and it's basically through trial and error. Due to its shear size it's built from wood and bondo. So if anyone here has any idea or pointers, all input is welcome.

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    Only plans I'm working with mostly for measurement. (I'm posting from cell phone, so I know about print screen :p)
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    Give you an idea of size.
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    Model with and without bondo.... The sanding... The sanding...
     
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  2. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    Cant see the pics good on my phone. But it looks like your doing good. I would get a good filler primer to shoot over the bondo. And just keep at it
     
  3. Mysta2

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    Cool design. Looking good. The only thing I can reccomend with the information you've given is to make sure you have the structure of the display in mind from the beginning, because the thing's going to weigh roughly a million pounds.
     
  4. 8 perf

    8 perf Sr Member

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    Is this a mold master or the final piece? Looks great so far. Glad to see someone else actually using Sketchup for a change. Love that program.
    Are you filling the gaps between the formers with Bondo? I'd opt for spray foam and then a glazing coat of bond or Evercoat. Evercoat sands much easier btw.
    Looking forward to seeing the final result.
     
  5. OhNoLenX

    OhNoLenX New Member

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    I have seen people try to do one of similar size using pepakura, and they seem to always abandon it due to its own weight collapsing it. I'm def. going for A heafty build if I'm going to put in the time building it.

    knock on wood
     
  6. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    You could always mold it and do a light weight fiberglass body.
     
  7. OhNoLenX

    OhNoLenX New Member

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    Final piece though I am debating.... But laziness will probably win out on me. Also, it's actually a body filler called "half time" it's a bit softer and easier to work with than bondo. Also, I didn't fill the gaps, I actually cut a buch of little "boards" out and covered the outer hull, like a boat, then covered that in bondo.

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    Talk about ugly before adding filler, I'm sure I could have made it nicer with a bit more patience.

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    I want too, but I'll admit I've never really ventured into how to make a mold
     
  8. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    I can walk you through it when your ready. Not really that hard. Just a bit of work
     
  9. OhNoLenX

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    Appreciated! Tho at the moment I'm so strapped for cash all I can do is build the parts and get them ready for filler. The half time stuff is kinda pricey :/

    I will do so research and think about what to do. I wonder if it would be better to do is with or without the wings mounted.
     
  10. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Yup. Stuff gets real expensive especially with the bigger models. I would do the wings separate
     

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