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    Jul 12, 2016, 1:46 AM - Re: Battle starship #51

    Caretaker10 said: View Post
    Don't know what more to say than the usual Woooow, Katsu-san. Looks very nice.
    How do you glue the aluminum parts to the rest of the ship?
    Keep up the good work. Looks so clean. I love it.
    Jim
    Thank you Jim-san,
    So far, Im using Locktight super glue and aluminum adhesive tape.

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    I LOVE the way you cut the notches out of the strip to make the curved platform, then used the same cuts to act as bracing for the platform. That is a beautifully elegant design.
    Thank you, Tom-san.

    When you scratch a line with any knife or something with a sharp edge on a sheet plastic and bend it, it will be cut out soon. But the aluminum sheet won't be cut so soon. Instead, it's bent with a sharp angle along the line.That's the good point of aluminum. And you don't even have to scratch if you want to have it a mild edge. Just put it on a ruler or blunt edge and bend it.
    It's very controllable. Also, also! If you carve a shallow circle hole on a wooden plate and place the aluminum sheet on it and press with wooden stick with a blunt end, You can make a parabolic dome without using a heat.
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    Jul 12, 2016, 2:31 AM - Re: Battle starship #52

    Oh, please havea look.
    This guy coverd the 1/48 Hasegawa F-86 with sheet aluminum.
    Great!
    http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/f86/f86-1.html
    http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/f86/f86gall.html
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    Jul 12, 2016, 8:05 AM - Re: Battle starship #53

    yuumi2891103 said: View Post
    Oh, please havea look.
    This guy coverd the 1/48 Hasegawa F-86 with sheet aluminum.
    Great!
    http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/f86/f86-1.html
    http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/f86/f86gall.html
    WOW!!! Now that is some gorgeous work! Thanks for sharing Katsu-san
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    Jul 12, 2016, 7:19 PM - Re: Battle starship #54

    Thanks, madmikeee-san,
    Enjoy
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    Jul 12, 2016, 9:05 PM - Re: Battle starship #55

    What is the thickness of your aluminum sheets?


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    Jul 13, 2016, 1:12 AM - Re: Battle starship #56

    Albertese said: View Post
    What is the thickness of your aluminum sheets?


    --Alex
    I'm using 300mm x 20mm 0.3mm thick sheet aluminum so far.
    0.3mm is the ideal thickness for the model building like this. ( Beer can is 0.15 - 0.2mm)
    You don't need particular tool for cut and shape.
    Also, I've ordered 0.5mm sheet for the outer skin.

    Those custom bikers seem to use more thicker sheet for those original fuel tanks.

    http://www.cycleworld.com/how-to-han...hniques#page-3

    katsu
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    Jul 13, 2016, 5:16 PM - Re: Battle starship #57

    Hey, looks like another awesome build, dude. Looking forward to seeing how it comes out.
    Getting back to the battle in space discussion have you, or anyone read The Expanse novels - James S A Corey. The weapons are in the guided torpedo and rail gun realm and the in-flight controls and maneuvering of ships reads as pretty realistic. Interested to hear any thoughts.
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    Jul 13, 2016, 5:32 PM - Re: Battle starship #58

    Revolver99 said: View Post
    Hey, looks like another awesome build, dude. Looking forward to seeing how it comes out.
    Getting back to the battle in space discussion have you, or anyone read The Expanse novels - James S A Corey. The weapons are in the guided torpedo and rail gun realm and the in-flight controls and maneuvering of ships reads as pretty realistic. Interested to hear any thoughts.
    Hi, thanks for dropping buy and the info about the interesting book.
    I guess I can find it in amazon kindle.
    Thank you very much!!!

    katsu
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    Jul 14, 2016, 10:35 AM - Re: Battle starship #59

    It was also made into a series on SyFy:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Expanse_(TV_series)
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    Jul 15, 2016, 2:18 AM - Re: Battle starship #60

    SmilingOtter said: View Post
    It was also made into a series on SyFy:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Expanse_(TV_series)
    Thanks Tom-san,
    Ive just seen its episode 1on youtube. No Japanese subtitle version but it was very good.
    I guess it will be on Japanese hulu soon.

    Here is todays updates.
    I made some other detailing parts.

















    Thanks for looking.

    Katsu
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    Jul 15, 2016, 5:49 PM - Re: Battle starship #61

    Continuing to make the difficult look easy, I see...
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    Jul 16, 2016, 5:08 PM - Re: Battle starship #62

    Thanks Tom san.

    This pen is a bright idea. It is for real!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRbQvEefhXc

    About $10. I think it's not practical except for modelers.

    Katsu
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    Jul 16, 2016, 9:30 PM - Re: Battle starship #63

    yuumi2891103 said: View Post

    This pen is a bright idea. It is for real!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRbQvEefhXc

    About $10. I think it's not practical except for modelers.

    Katsu
    A marker that uses conductive ink? That is too nifty!
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    Jul 17, 2016, 12:22 AM - Re: Battle starship #64

    I don't have a computer for a few months and now get one and come back to this. Always fun to see what you cook up.
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    Jul 17, 2016, 1:40 AM - Re: Battle starship #65

    Yes, Tom-san, that's amazing!

    Hello, Jedimichael-san. Nice to see you back on.
    Actually I don't have my PC now. I'm using a Tablet but it not so good for me to use for this thread to post pics up.
    Today, I'm using my daughters PC.

    Here are some progress.

    I was trying to make some radar dishes since yesterday.

    I drilled some holes on a hard wooden plate (actually it is an old cutting board) with a drill like this.
    I fixed this drill with a grinder many years ago for my first model.



    I made these smaller aluminum disk with a hole puncher for leather craft.
    I cut out the larger one with ordinary scissors and trimmed it with router.





    And I pressed it in the hole.





    That was so easy.



    Then I had to make some radar receptor antenna somehow.
    Several ideas had come up and I took this way.

    I used a stripped copper lead wire.
    Cut it in a appropriate length and stick them into a little hole on a wooden plate like this.





    And soldered the basement.





    Pick up and trimmed.



    That was easy and quick.







    They are not Solar Cooker. Radars!



    Put then on a fixture.



    Maybe it will fit here.





    This is all I can show you this time.
    Bit boring but thanks for looking.

    Have a happy weekend.

    Katsu
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    Jul 17, 2016, 7:40 AM - Re: Battle starship #66

    Never boring to see a Master at work Katsu-san..
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    Jul 17, 2016, 7:45 AM - Re: Battle starship #67

    One comment from a technical perspective, the dishes you have created are more a satellite receiver or communications style dish. As a radar, in a fixed position as you appear to have have fitted them they would be very limited with a narrow field of detection. For a radar I would look at more of a phased-array style system which can have quite discrete appearance.

    I will say that your method of making dishes and struts is impressive and I may need to to steal those techniques myself for some future projects. Keep up the excellent work.
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    Jul 17, 2016, 4:23 PM - Re: Battle starship #68

    Caretaker10 said: View Post
    Never boring to see a Master at work Katsu-san..
    Thank you very much. I will post soon.

    pave spectre said: View Post
    One comment from a technical perspective, the dishes you have created are more a satellite receiver or communications style dish. As a radar, in a fixed position as you appear to have have fitted them they would be very limited with a narrow field of detection. For a radar I would look at more of a phased-array style system which can have quite discrete appearance.

    I will say that your method of making dishes and struts is impressive and I may need to to steal those techniques myself for some future projects. Keep up the excellent work.
    OMG! So, I made many sat TV antenna.
    At least, they won't miss the Bigbang theory.
    Thank you very much for the kind comment.
    I should have learn more.

    Katsu
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    Jul 17, 2016, 6:13 PM - Re: Battle starship #69

    yuumi2891103 said: View Post

    OMG! So, I made many sat TV antenna.
    At least, they won't miss the Bigbang theory.
    Thank you very much for the kind comment.
    I should have learn more.

    Katsu
    I am a communications tech by trade so work with a variety of different antennae. Didn't want you to go to all that effort and have someone point it out when it was all finished and painted up.

    You could always ditch the struts, turn the dishes around so the dome faces outwards and call them sensors domes, that way all the hard work doesn't have to go to waste.
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    Jul 18, 2016, 12:00 AM - Re: Battle starship #70

    Your builds are never boring. They are nothing short of awesome!
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    Jul 18, 2016, 10:03 PM - Re: Battle starship #71

    NakedMoleRat said: View Post
    Your builds are never boring. They are nothing short of awesome!
    Thanks always!
    I will post soon.

    Katsu
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    Aug 6, 2016, 11:23 PM - Re: Battle starship #72

    Some progress

    Finished the mid section structure and I'm working on decks and ceilings.













    The circular open space in the middle of the mid section will be for the CCIC (Core of Combat Information Center). I'm thinking that will be looks like a small NCC1701 contained in this section.

    The aft section structure will be added to this mid structure later which contains a hanger/dock. Hanger deck will not have hard deck floor. The docking ship will be hanging in the space literally.

















    All these parts are not glued at this moment. Just test fitting.
    To be adjusted, filled the gaps, glued and painted and be placed a little later.

    Thanks for looking.

    katsu
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    Aug 7, 2016, 2:11 AM - Re: Battle starship #73

    Beautiful work! What are you using to scribe your panel lines in the aluminum?

    --Alex
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    Aug 7, 2016, 2:41 AM - Re: Battle starship #74

    Hi, my friend.

    Nothing special. Just a backside of a Exacto knife or something you use for plastic.
    And with a ruler and some templates of circles and squares.

    Katsu
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    Aug 7, 2016, 3:13 AM - Re: Battle starship #75

    Still nothing more to say.. Wow...
    Very nice work again Katsu-san..

    Jim

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