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Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Cybergrinder, Jan 21, 2019.
All together now...
OK, that's it.
or is it....
Get some ape like creatures around it, and you're all set!
What are you doing Dave?
I like the Monolith!
Whoa man, "Dave's not here!".
Is it a chocolate bar?
Is it a carbonite block?
NO! IT IS - the black box from the Roswell UFO!
No its not..... more coming soon
and here I was thinking it was just a blank canvas for something greater to come... doh!
Space Station, Orion, Discovery or an EVA POD... OR a RED DOT on a Black Background??
OK, so after a very, very eventful week - my wife (who is divorcing me) had me arrested on a trumped up charge. As a result had to move out of the house and in with my parents ... at 43....
I was finally able to get the next stage done
Any guesses at to what is?
I am sorry to hear that you are going through such problems. I hope that all works out well for you.
As for the stand, simple, but interesting. I am looking forward to seeing what it will be holding up?
Thanks @Rhaven Blaack . Don't worry about what it will be holding up, once I start building it will become pretty clear
@Cybergrinder I see an electrical cord running to it and (what looks like) electrical connectors on top of the posts on the left. So, it must be something that you have added lights too.
I know too many guys who have gone through this. It really sucks. I also know many many women who had jerks for husbands, so it's not a general thing. I hope you can make your separation as amicable (in the end) as possible. A bit of advice, stay away from the wife, don't talk to her without an attorney present, as these things can spiral out of control. Keep your head on straight, so there can be no question. I have seen, on both sides, people do this with the idea that they will get the house, or whatever equity is in it, or to try and get primary custody of the children, and sometimes it's lawyers pulling these strings, so C.Y.A! (Cover Your Ass!)
In regards to your upcoming model:
Starting out with a stand is a good idea, if you know exactly what you're making. It will force you to keep your models squared up, and I do recommend you use 110 lb. card stock, and get the seams tighter, get the "fit" right! This is done by multiple dry fittings, till you get it right, and not gluing long sections at the one time. Sometimes it is better to glue a seam line 2 inches long perfectly, let it dry, then continue little by little, and it will fall together properly, also, this allows for corrections, if something does warp.
I do a lot of welding, and one thing I learned by doing panels on fender repairs is you do .5" inch seams spaced out 10" inches and go back to fill in till it looks like you did a continuous seam, that way the metal does not warp. Same thing when doing large edges, trying to glue a large edge will cause the parts to warp from the glue pulling from too many spots, usually causing a twisted model. Less is better., Using Popsicle sticks on the inside to hold the model straight does wonders. Time to step up the seams and general appearance of your models, even if it takes 3 times as long. You know how to light them up, you want them looking as good in the daylight as they do at night, with the lights on, and you are more than capable of pulling all aspects of this off.
At first I thougt you would create a new version of Stonehenge (NO KIDDING!), but now I think Admiral Ozzel will jump out of lightspeed any time soon, ne c'est pas?
@zathros , thanks for the advice
@Revell-Fan - we'll have to wait and see...
I'm so sorry to hear about that especially with kids involved that's not good for any one, especially the kids. I agree with Z dot your I's & cross your "t's".
As to the model - a stand for lights or... an inter-spacial dimensional rift where different monoliths from differing *times* meet .
Seriously, though I'll be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
THanks @Sky Seeker, the worst part is she's denying me access to my kids with no legal grounds.
@Rhaven Blaack , you would be correct
And, the big reveal
Simply because these pictures give away what I'm building
Yes, Zosthos Enterprise E! Starboard warp nacelle coming along nicely!