And for my next creation....

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Cybergrinder, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. thegreek270

    thegreek270 New Member

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    Very nice Work Cybergrinder, keep it up ;)
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  2. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    That section really came out great!! If I didn't know where the seams were, I wouldn't see them. ;)
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  3. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    That is high praise indeed Zathros, thank you!
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  4. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Word man. :)
  5. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

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    Looks great! :Drinks: Looking forward to the greebles!:)

    Sky Seeker
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  6. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    What I have been doing is working on the top section of the secondary hull so I can figure out the alignment & cuts required for the supports & wiring. Pic coming soon! Then I'll greeble the bottom section (not much on the top)

    After that I'll join the nacelles....

    Going to need more clear LED's for the saucer.... :)
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  7. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Here we go, top of the secondary hull!

    IMG_20190321_090429.jpg

    80's lego guy approves!
  8. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Shuttle bay attached

    IMG_20190323_101402.jpg

    And now, the moment of truth, attaching the wings and nacelles. Nacelles not attached yet

    IMG_20190323_101425.jpg

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  9. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    And here they are....

    attached!

    IMG_20190323_190359.jpg IMG_20190323_190419.jpg

    Wiring and gaps to be completed :)
  10. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    In terms of quality of construction, I think this is your best model yet!! It looks excellent!!! :)
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  11. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    High praise indeed! Thank you Zathros!
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  12. Sky Seeker

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    You nailed those nacelles! Great job!:Drinks::Drinks::Drinks:

    Looking forward to seeing them lit up.:)

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  13. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    @Sky Seeker , there is a post earlier in the thread with them lit up :)

    I need to do the wiring before anymore lighting photos as the supply is entering via the nacelles, each nacelle carries the seperate polarities.
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  14. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Now, who's for some tea? :)

    Yes, I've started on the saucer section.

    Underside

    IMG_20190330_175731.jpg

    And the supports

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  15. Revell-Fan

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    What a nice dish! :)
  16. zathros

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    Those formers aren't glued down in that pic, are they? Also, in real aircraft, to make formers stick to compound surfaces, the binding agent is a very thick, think, "thick peanut butter, no nuts" as gooped on around an inch thick and wide. This holds the composite surface to the formers, and takes up any difference in shape. Think compound curve saucer, straight edged top of former. Put some longitudinal formers to make the framework even on both sides. You will have a very strong saucer section. Looking really good. ;)
  17. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Formers not glued down :)

    that was just a test "fit"

    Another test fit with the formers for the underside. I can see a challenge getting the lighting right for some of the windows....

    IMG_20190331_071020.jpg

    I'll figure it out though!
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  18. Cybergrinder

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    Good news, I figured out how to do the lighting :)

    Lots of chopping to the saucer base required for the LEDs and some delicate surgery to the B former...
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  19. zathros

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    You are really putting your Cyber nose to the Grind stone!! ;)
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  20. Cybergrinder

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