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    Nov 15, 2016, 6:08 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #51

    Big Dog said: View Post
    Here is the link for the domes. This is the link for them in acrylic, but moving to the base hemisphere dome page on their site you can search for specific materials and there is also ABS available. That would be a softer material that is easier to scribe, but won't be see-through.
    thank you very much!
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    Nov 16, 2016, 7:26 AM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #52

    halliwax said: View Post
    im also curious if you will be offering kits?

    anyone know where to purchase the domes? can you tell i got the bug for this...
    thanks guys , I am not currently building the remote , y-wing and falcon, my comment was a supporting comment to @Therenotdolls to go for it, if I can do it anyone can , I am interested in doing a remote down the line , I would use plastruct hemisphere, you need a good foundation and it's what ILM used ,
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    Nov 20, 2016, 10:52 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #53

    im curious what the molds looked like to cast the 18 wheel wheels.
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    Nov 23, 2016, 12:04 AM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #54

    halliwax said: View Post
    im curious what the molds looked like to cast the 18 wheel wheels.
    I’m planning to make a two part mold. I have been worried about how to do it and where to make the pour hole and vent hole. That part and the cupola have me worried. I need to just sit down and make the dump molds of the other parts so I can get some experience with this under my belt.
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    Nov 23, 2016, 3:44 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #55

    newmagrathea said: View Post
    I’m planning to make a two part mold. I have been worried about how to do it and where to make the pour hole and vent hole. That part and the cupola have me worried. I need to just sit down and make the dump molds of the other parts so I can get some experience with this under my belt.
    I've been searching youtube for casted items similar to this wheel. i was even wondering if plugging the hole in the wheel with clay and casting it that way would work. i would have to dremel out the hole that was filled on each wheel. but i think thats my easiest solution.

    then again how many wheels come in 1 model?
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    Nov 23, 2016, 3:58 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #56

    You guys know that you can still find this kit or something that has similar wheels on ebay right?

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw...t+AMT&_sacat=0


    Jedi Dade
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    Nov 23, 2016, 4:46 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #57

    Similar or the same?
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    Nov 25, 2016, 12:10 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #58

    There should be plenty of wheels if you get a whole kit, depending on the kit, but I don't think they will all be chromed though. I know that there are several kits that have the same wheels in them, but I think that there are only two that have the correct axle brackets, the T600A and the Midnight Express. I think that there are some trailer kits that also have the right stuff but I don't know what they are called. I've also heard that there are two different styles of lugs in the wheel, but I don't think we know which was used on the actual prop.
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    Nov 28, 2016, 12:44 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #59

    That type of wheel is common on a lot of peterbilts... if you're already considering castings etc... you might as well go one better with a 99% similar wheel that is already chromed. Just sayin' I forget the exact kit I grabbed my from but NOBODY ever looked at it and noticed anything was not 100%. Mine had 8 wheels 4 with lugs and 4 without. Somebody told me that the original was that way as well... but I'm not going to claim its 100% true - I've not done the research to determine it.

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    Jun 23, 2017, 11:11 AM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #60

    do you know what parts these are and what kit it comes from? I cant seem to find them in my kits?Click image for larger version. 

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    Jun 23, 2017, 12:07 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #61

    Top one isnt a kit part. Its part of the EMA / Plastruct half sphere.
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    Jun 23, 2017, 12:16 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #62

    marvin said: View Post
    Top one isnt a kit part. Its part of the EMA / Plastruct half sphere.
    ya ok and the other part is from a Bandai Panther I guess.. ugg guess ill have to try and buy one for that part..
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    Jun 23, 2017, 12:21 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #63

    Yes it's from the Panther indeed
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    Jun 23, 2017, 1:00 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #64

    ok this kit is is expensive! dose any one a single cast of this part I could buy from them? Click image for larger version. 

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    Jun 23, 2017, 1:02 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #65

    I might have some. I have a mold, but not sure my resin is any good anymore
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    Jun 23, 2017, 1:58 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #66

    If you do that would be tremendously helpful!
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    Oct 30, 2017, 7:26 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #67

    Does anyone know How many rear wheels comes in the semi truck kit? Do I have to get 2 kits?
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    Oct 31, 2017, 4:27 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #68

    I can't recall off the top of my head. I know that the kit I have does not have enough that are chromed. I was planning to mold and cast the wheels and send them off to be chromed or experiment with some metalizer paints.

    theyrenotdolls said: View Post
    Does anyone know How many rear wheels comes in the semi truck kit? Do I have to get 2 kits?
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    Nov 1, 2017, 7:45 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #69

    If you use both kinds of rim in the kit (different amount of lugnuts) then it provides enough. IIRC, doing so is accurate, although better minds might chime in to comfirm/deny.
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    Nov 6, 2017, 11:10 AM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #70

    I've tried to find out how many and the location of the rims that have lugs. One person told me that there are only two that have lugs, the rest don't. No word of the position of them, but I do know that one is definitely on the top hemisphere.

    Treadwell said: View Post
    If you use both kinds of rim in the kit (different amount of lugnuts) then it provides enough. IIRC, doing so is accurate, although better minds might chime in to comfirm/deny.
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 16, 2017, 1:10 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #71

    Ive begun this build as well! Good to see another Kansas City resident here! I am in Lees Summit.
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 18, 2017, 12:31 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #72

    I've been wanting one of these for a while, so I decided to hop in and start a build as well. I've got one last kit arriving on Monday and I'll have all the kit parts I need.

    In the mean time I decided to get going on the styrene annuli that surround the truck rims. I knew that I wanted to cut these from styrene that was conformed to the spherical shape but I didn't want to go to the effort of making a little vac forming setup, so I decided to just build a little wooden frame to hold the styrene sheet, warm the sheet carefully with a heat gun, and then pull the frame over a 6-inch glass globe lighting fixture. I did a test with 0.02"-thick (0.5mm) styrene and could see that the slight thinning from the stretching meant that 0.03"-thick (0.75mm) sheet was the way to go here.

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    With the sheet conformed to the proper spherical shape I marked off one or two great circles to form the guides for the annuli centers and for the 7.8-mm gaps to be cut later on. Given the limitations of the size of the Evergreen sheets I used I could only get a spherical draw large enough to cut two annuli from each draw. I'll use the in-between scrap to cut some of the other rectangular pieces that are needed. Based on builds in other threads I measured off arcs along the sphere of 55.5mm and 32mm for the outer and inner annuli diameters, respectively. Then used a compass to mark off the annuli on the draw for cutting.

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    I had thought about having the annuli laser cut, but decided that I could just hand cut them and sand to shape neatly enough to work.

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    I really cannot recommend strongly enough how much nicer it is to have these stryene pieces cut from sheet that conforms to the underlying sphere. And it's not at all hard to do, even without a vac forming setup. That's why I posted this here, so others may benefit from seeing this easy alternative technique...

    Dan
    Last edited by 3DImpact; 3 Weeks Ago at 2:47 PM.
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 7:01 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #73

    That is friggin brilliant. I'm going to have to steal that idea for my build.

    3DImpact said: View Post
    I've been wanting one of these for a while, so I decided to hop in and start a build as well. I've got one last kit arriving on Monday and I'll have all the kit parts I need.

    In the mean time I decided to get going on the styrene annuli that surround the truck rims. I knew that I wanted to cut these from styrene that was conformed to the spherical shape but I didn't want to go to the effort of making a little vac forming setup, so I decided to just build a little wooden frame to hold the styrene sheet, warm the sheet carefully with a heat gun, and then pull the frame over a 6-inch glass globe lighting fixture. I did a test with 0.02"-thick (0.5mm) styrene and could see that the slight thinning from the stretching meant that 0.03"-thick (0.75mm) sheet was the way to go here.

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    With the sheet conformed to the proper spherical shape I marked off one or two great circles to form the guides for the annuli centers and for the 7.8-mm gaps to be cut later on. Given the limitations of the size of the Evergreen sheets I used I could only get a spherical draw large enough to cut two annuli from each draw. I'll use the in-between scrap to cut some of the other rectangular pieces that are needed. Based on builds in other threads I measured off arcs along the sphere of 55.5mm and 32mm for the outer and inner annuli diameters, respectively. Then used a compass to mark off the annuli on the draw for cutting.

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    I had thought about having the annuli laser cut, but decided that I could just hand cut them and sand to shape neatly enough to work.

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    I really cannot recommend strongly enough how much nicer it is to have these stryene pieces cut from sheet that conforms to the underlying sphere. And it's not at all hard to do, even without a vac forming setup. That's why I posted this here, so others may benefit from seeing this easy alternative technique...

    Dan
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    Yeah, awesome. I grew up in Lee's Summit. I'm in South KC now.

    sstinson said: View Post
    Ive begun this build as well! Good to see another Kansas City resident here! I am in Lees Summit.
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    1 Week Ago  Dec 4, 2017, 10:15 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #74

    Spent much of the last two weeks working to finish my build:

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    Seemed a shame to grunge it all up, but that's how it has to be to be properly finished. :-)

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    Nice to see the reflective tape doing its job! I'm going to stare at it for a few more days to decide if I want to grunge it up a bit more. Seems like the actual prop has a bit more and what is there seems to have a bit more contrast to it (of course, I've only ever seen photos on the web - I wish I could see it in person). But I'm going to let this settle for a bit (it does look pretty nice in person - hard to get the photos to show the subtlety of the layers of wash) before slopping a bit more on.

    Dan
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    1 Week Ago  Dec 5, 2017, 3:16 PM - Re: Jedi Training Remote #75

    Dan,
    that's a beautiful job!

    what did you do to connect the two spheres and fill the gaps there? What did you use to drill the holes for the rims?

    also I think the clear remote with no paint but with all the parts attached looks really awesome as well.

    [QUOTE=3DImpact;4363266]Spent much of the last two weeks working to finish my build:




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