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#181 spacewolf

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:40 AM

The plan ?.... Total destruction !!.... this ship got blown up and torn apart... the rear section twisted up and to the side, the forward section down and rotated to stbd ..just ripped apart by fire, explosions and violent twisting forces...and how do we simulate that ?.. a candle and some hand tools to push, pull and twist hot plastic !... and this is just the start of destroying the ship...

 

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With the destruction begun, it was back to actually building and adding detail... (an odd feeling to build and destroy at the same time... I highly recommend it !!!).. added bits 'n bobs between the ribs...

 

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But that big area on the spine needed detail... the dome specifically... so out with the circle cutter...extra bits were cut and glued on to build up thickness..

 

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Just a bit under half was cut off and glued on top and then a smaller disc was cut to give a total of 1/4 in thickness and sanding began...

 

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And with a ton of elbow grease, some cussin and grumbling when I jabbed myself with files, we have a section of the dome...

 

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:54 AM

But.... I'm so smart... NOT !!... part of the area the part has to go is heat damaged and twisted... :doh: ....

 

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What to do, what to do ??!!.. :frantic: ..... nothing for it but to get out the candle... heat the part and jam it on.... so, with bated breath I went for it... and it worked !!

 

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A huge sigh of relief... and back to adding detail...The rear section would be where the landing bay arm retracts so would be detailed but smoother... and as the rear section ripped up and to port, this section would be basically untouched, with signs of terrible damage beginning the more inboard you go.....

 

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The forward section, adding scrap to simulate decks, heat again used to buckle and twist...

 

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Looking at it from the side it looks not too bad...

 

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But as you rotate it you begin to see this ship was violently destroyed...

 

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That's it for this time... but construction and destruction continues next time !! :evil_laugh: ... we are not done yet !!

 

Cheers

 

Vaughn


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 03:03 AM

This is unbelievable!

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 03:29 AM

What I like is that this is all too believable, Kev.

 

It no doubt helps that Vaughn is an evil genius ;)

 

In my opinion great modelling comes from the application of great thinking to good basic skills honed from countless hours of practice and then carried out with almost super human persistence.

 

Vaughn, you keep up the good fight!

 

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A day above ground is, in my opinion, a good day.  :D


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:33 PM

You're a machine,... I love it!


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I was going to procrastinate tonight, but decided to wait.

 

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:48 PM

I'm actually watching bsg now this is so realistic
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Posted 25 March 2017 - 07:25 AM

This is unbelievable!

Kev

 

That word you use... I do not think it means what you think it means... :D

 

Thanks Kev !!

 

 

Vaughn



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Posted 25 March 2017 - 07:28 AM

What I like is that this is all too believable, Kev.

 

It no doubt helps that Vaughn is an evil genius ;)

 

In my opinion great modelling comes from the application of great thinking to good basic skills honed from countless hours of practice and then carried out with almost super human persistence.

 

Vaughn, you keep up the good fight!

 

Dan

 

He's usin' those big words again..... :unsure: .... and he's figured out we are evil... :wacko: .... :frantic:

 

 

Thanks Dan !!

 

Vaughn



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Posted 25 March 2017 - 07:29 AM

You're a machine,... I love it!

 

How did you figure out I was a Cylon ??...

 

:lol:

 

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 07:30 AM

I'm actually watching bsg now this is so realistic

 

Thanks so much for the compliment !!

 

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 07:42 AM

So.... off we go playing with electricity !! Now I'm no great shucks with it... indeed I almost flunked out in my aviation training because I couldn't get this stuff figured out.... but sense then I've had success wiring up a few models (blowing LEDS every now and then still) so I had an idea of how I wanted this to go. My thought was to make the model, base and stand so they disconnected into 3 parts for storage and travel... and this is what I came up with.

 

I got basic electrical plugs and sockets as used for speaker systems. First step was to position the socket on the base. A hole was cut and a .060 doubler glued onto the bottom of the base for strength.

 

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I had a 4 battery box but that would have given me 6 volts, ... in speaking with Stan about his lighting unit (he's more than helpful with answers to any questions I had) he advised no more than 4.5 volts max.. so I simply ran a wire in the last chamber to complete the circuit ...

 

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Confirmed we had a good connection....

 

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And built a battery box...

 

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Test fitting..

 

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 07:47 AM

I made the cover from two pieces of .020 and .040 as I didn't have enough .060 at the time.. used the riveting with glue to laminate... the rear tangs fit into slots cut in the back wall of the battery case and several leftover bits of square stock made a pillar for the screw..

 

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A bit of scrap was glued on to act as a fingernail catch to lift the cover..

 

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 07:52 AM

For the stand I first took the plug apart from it's plastic casing..

 

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Wires were soldered on and shrink tube sealed..

 

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The wires were made just long enough to allow for soldering.. then both plugs were epoxied into the brass tube..The epoxy should act as an insulator for the fittings.

 

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And we have the stand rod completed..

 

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 08:02 AM

The rod needs support, so a box was built around the fitting and a plastic tube run down onto it and epoxied in place..

 

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Should be no issues with it... I hope !!

 

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Next came switches and connections... a switch for the batteries..

 

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The switch for the wall unit in the center and the plug for same on the right.. everything epoxied into place..

 

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This plug is an odd fitting and delicate...

 

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So I added a shield to the base to protect it..

 

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 08:04 AM

With bated breath I plugged it in, test fitted the lights to the fitting on top and switched it on...

 

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:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


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