Babylon 5: Babylon 5 -station

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  1. Juckiz

    Juckiz New Member

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    Hello,
    Still cruising in the B5-universe :tongue:
    After Hyperion and Omega I decided to try building Jay's Babylon 5 and I thought I'd make this a build thread... let's see if I can keep this going :1:
    So far I've completed about a third of the station. I tried for the first time to replace original tabs with my own hoping that the result would be cleaner with less ovelapping parts...
    I rolled couple of cardboard tubes for the central axis of the station.

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  2. Retired_for_now

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    Good start, this should be interesting.

    Yogi
  3. Juckiz

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    More work done...
    Lots of cylinders on this model. :smile:

    edit: I just realised how big (long) this model will be :icon_eek:

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  4. Bhelliom

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    I'll be watching this one with interest as I've never seen this one built up before. I have my own printed and ready to go, so I'll be glad to see yours first so I know what to expect.

    SK
  5. Juckiz

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    Yeah that's one reason i thought of doing this thread. You know for the greater good... :icon_lol:

    So far nothing strange has come up. It seems pretty straight forward. B5's just a big lumpy tube. :1:
  6. Juckiz

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    Here we go again... more tubes :icon_razz:
    Parts J&K and L&M are pretty much alike in terms of assembly (Picture has unassembled parts J and K).
    I added few slices of painted cardstock for hull-wise "supports" that are there in J and L but are missing in the original model.
    Finally parts from J to M are glued together.
    I don't know if it's a good idea to build this as one section and then attach it to the rest of the station but i dont expect any problems.

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  7. Juckiz

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    Some progress yet again. The P-section was interesting to put together :cry:
    Well it'll do... more or less orb-like structure. Finally J-section put together with port entrance -piece and we have.... a salt/pepper shaker?

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  8. RodentMaster

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    Ahhh... That takes me back! I used to watch that show a lot. Loved it (for the most part). Might want to start planning how you'll display it!
  9. Retired_for_now

    Retired_for_now New Guy

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    Nicely done - round (spherical) is difficult!

    Yogi
  10. Juckiz

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    That's always the problem isn't it... :oops:
    I finished the panel mounts and the "spine". I added some extra detailing to the spine and to the front section of the station. I also cut open the tips of the panel mounts.

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  11. Juckiz

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    Here's the rest of the spine and the whole thing assembled.
    Next up would be the solar panels and assembling the whole station :mrgreen:

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  12. Bhelliom

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    That's looking VERY good! I can feel my motivation to build my own copy increasing with every picture you post.

    SK
  13. Juckiz

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    Finished.
    Hopefully this was useful. I'm glad I inspired some of you with this thread :mrgreen:
    The model was overall a nice design. I added those red boxes (raw material storage apparently) along the spine-thingy. I also cut open the docking port.

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    Very fine result. Yes, it is useful to see and read about an actual build. You provided much more insight than one can get merely looking over the parts.

    Yogi
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    Weres this downloaded from.