Scratch-built SS life boat.....(Escape Pod)

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3d-builder

Sr Member
I was watching Jase busting his hump trying to get
this thing going about a month ago. I said to him maybe
I can help you out with the project, he was kind enough
to send me a few of the paint buckets. Now I am just waiting
on some dimensions.....so we can start to tinker around.
I like the life boat it looks Sci/Fi and real space at the same time
and it's just an amazing piece to have in ones collection.

 

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3d-builder

Sr Member
Anyway I put some evergreen strip around the top
just below that 2nd lip and scribed it off.


I have exactly 182mm all the way around.....?
 

jawsmodels

Sr Member
Michael sorry my computer crashed when I was trying to upload the measurements :behave
Heres a link to the page at the site CR-90 Escape Pod
and heres the measurements I got sizing that grey scale up to kit parts.
Everything seemed to fit pretty much perfect.
You did what I thought the first time also :rolleyes
Its 170mm for the lower pod section then 24mm for the rockets section making it 195mm.
You just cut off the rocket section :lol

If you look in the bottom of the bucket you see a circular indentation.
It is the perfect size at 142mm for the rocket section.
I believe they cut the foam on the anglge to that indentation forming the smaller rocket section.
 
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joewhite

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Michael or Jase,
Do you have the link to where I can order these buckets?

EDIT: I found them...

Joe
 
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ralphee

Sr Member
Doing it old school, very nice, lovely model to look at this one.
You kit bashing, or going accurate on this one Michael? Be perfect for Jason and Mikes proposed Sealab castings.

Lee
 

3d-builder

Sr Member
Doing it old school, very nice, lovely model to look at this one.
You kit bashing, or going accurate on this one Michael? Be perfect for Jason and Mikes proposed Sealab castings.

Lee
I am just trying to make the body Lee.....i think Jase has
spent a ton on parts.
 

3d-builder

Sr Member
Jase I need he height of.....

The second stage: (I don't need it's upward taper in the measurement just it's vertical height)

The Diameter of the top cap : (That will allow me to figure out the taper of the second stage)

The Height of the top cap: (just the ring section)
Thanks....:thumbsup

 

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3d-builder

Sr Member
Fill bucket with ultracal30, hope it doesn't melt the damn thing, then cook for 2 hrs @ 170deg......and call me in the morning!

 

jawsmodels

Sr Member
The height measurements for each section run down the centre of the PDF.
The Diameters for each section are on the PDF also.
Print the PDF out to 194% & you will have a working drawaing.
It worked for me :)
 

Ray22

Sr Member
I was watching Jase busting his hump trying to get
this thing going about a month ago. I said to him maybe
I can help you out with the project, he was kind enough
to send me a few of the paint buckets. Now I am just waiting
on some dimensions.....so we can start to tinker around.
I like the life boat it looks Sci/Fi and real space at the same time
and it's just an amazing piece to have in ones collection.

Poor little A-Wing sitting there unfinished :cryLol. Finish me Mike, finish Me.....you guys here that?
 

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3d-builder

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The bake was good, I managed to delete the pics i had off my camera.....
while raking pictures of my grandson! LOL
 

jaybible

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Raking pictures? I hope your grandson wasnt watching:p... Looking forward to seeing some new pics(hopefully non-raked) This is a pretty damn interesting build.. I shall be subbing:)
 

Jedi Dade

Sr Member
OK - I'm a little confused... Wy is it you need a solid plaster cast of the inside of the bucket? I'm obviously missing something here :confused

Jedi Dade
 

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