another Rocinante build

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  1. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    well, i got one of the four that i've been building done.
    here is my build of the Rocinante by Michel Grosberg. and of course i have to make it bigger.i did not take enough pic's of the whole build ( i forget things.. i know , shame on me..) but i got enough to share for all to know the fun of this build. his directions are really easy to follow and i like how you build it in small sections. the interior frame work help keep it strong and straight . first off it the engine section. had a small problem withe the inner wall of the engine. was about 1/2 inch short. problem fixed by printing another part and adding the missing section then everything lined up. 20180526_111115.JPG 20180526_111220.JPG 20180602_164552.JPG all better
    here is the complected section 20180602_164544.JPG 20180602_164617.JPG MSGR_PHOTO_FOR_UPLOAD_1528589730458.jpg_1528589732314.JPG
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    You are off to a good start! This looks really good! You did a flawless job with fixing the problem with the exhaust.
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    section 2 went together easy. made frame work and add outer skin 20180602_164631.JPG oh, yea. forgot to tell ya that i i glued the printed frame work to a old cereal box to "beef" it up some. 20180603_153122.JPG here is the skin cut, folded and other parts added. i missed a lot of pics missed
    20180603_162852.JPG test fit and a measurement 20180603_162911.JPG MSGR_PHOTO_FOR_UPLOAD_1528589997608.jpg_1528589999563 (1).JPG

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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    the last section is the biggest and harder to do. the upper skin section i cut off the glue tabs and made my own using thin paper .then i put the frame work inside 20180624_121943.JPG more of the upper skin 20180624_121943.JPG 20180623_132052.JPG 20180624_121943.JPG 20180623_132052.JPG 20180623_134026.JPG
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    sorry for the double post of pics
    next the lower skin 20180623_144037.JPG now the real fun started when i was to attach this piece onto the frame.. it wouldn't fit.. i had to trim 1/8 of a inch off the lower frame to have the skin meet all the way around.
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    i looked at it and thought " what the heck" went back and forth with the directions to make sure it was not to bow inside. had a "scare me" moment there:)
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I have had a few moments like that. :Computer::headbange: There were a few times where I had to just walk away from the project and take a break for awhile, then approach it with a fresh mind and eyes. :Coffee:

    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    the crew section 20180624_163135.JPG more of the parts and pieces 20180623_095515.JPG gun pods 20180630_143723.jpg grills, ports and others 20180630_154607.jpg
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    building the antenna. toothpicks just not big enough. so i wrapped a little bit of paper around them to have a snug fit 20180704_112123.jpg glued into place 20180704_112700.jpg now the 3 completed sections 20180704_112855.jpg
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    it took me a month to build. working on the weekends and getting a few hours in during the week. but she is done (except the stand ) 20180704_113519.jpg last pic of a old fart holding his baby:):)

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You did a GREAT JOB! It is bigger than I thought. For some reason, I thought that it was about a 10th that size.
    If you have "Q-Tip" with paper shafts (which are thicker than most toothpick), you can use them for "gun barrels" or tubes as needed. I use them anywhere I can.
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    well crapp, i didnt think of using q-tips....:hammerhead::hammerhead:. thanks for the "tip".... it is bigger cause i print them out on 11 x 17 paper. easer for me to work with, plus i think they look better bigger:):)
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You are more than welcome! Printing it on 11 x 17 makes sense.
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    What an excellent build. The inside framing was a great idea. When you can post a picture that big, and the model looks that good, you know you have really done an excellent job! Superb build! Thanks for posting your work, a pleasure to see. :)
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    The framing is part of the model sheets. With out it, it wouldn't stand up, even in a smaller size. I would love to see plans for other ships from " The Expanse " . this was a real fun build.
    Thanks all for looking and the comments. . Now on to "try" to finish the others sitting on the workbench:hammerhead::rolllaughing:
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    Absolutely stunning! Very well done, lyter! :)
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    How much did you up-scale the printouts?
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    I just printed it out on 1117 paper and hit fit to page. I never realy check to see on how much it's scaled up. I'll have to check it out..
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    I like the size of this model a lot. :)
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    it was up sized 135%
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