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Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Revell-Fan, Jun 4, 2015.
Can't wait to see it myself, but I know it will look fantastic. All of you designs looks great!
Starting with the top.
I had to adjust the line thickness a bit to make them look good. I am now tweaking the contrast on a few selected parts. CU!
So, not 1:18 scale?
Fantastic... On top of that, Revelle-Fan is of great help on this forum. Incredible help actually. His word caries great "medicine" here.
Better: 1:1 scale!
@zathros : THANK YOU!
I have run into a minor problem with the trench. The first version had only a 1 mm strip for glueing which really was a pain in the a...ssembly. The new way should be better but requires a few more parts. I'll test it tomorrow and show you some new pics.
That looks really great!
Das Ganze ist so cool. Wow. Ich wußte schon immer das das Schiff noch gebaut werden mußte.
Filling the gap:
Some greeblies were attached:
Top site complete (so far). A few greeblies will follow later.
Now work continues on the inside.
As stated above the first trench construction was too complicated. This is the revised version which is much simpler:
A rim piece is laminated to cardboard and glued to the inside of the front of the top side and the bottom side.
The front trench is attached to the top side. Greeblies are attached later because they would interfere with the glueing procedure.
Back side trench with LOTS of greeblies laminated to cardboard. The rectangle at the right will be attached after the engine box is attached to make sure that everything fits.
The back trench is glued to the top. The recessed flaps are laminated to cardboard.
The sides get some flaps. The back side of them is coloured with a pencil.
The side flaps are glued to the trench pieces.
The skeleton was completely re-newed because I found out that the basic construction is supporting itself very well except for two areas (the bend in the wings and the middle of the back part of the wings). So I was able to reduce the parts and skip the card laminations.
You mean something like the attached.
It's the one I've been doing the instructions on. I really should stop getting distracted and get on with it.
HOLY!!! Is ... that ... a Narcissus paper model???
Who has designed it? Will it be available in our Resouce section? How big is it? Is it a vector graphic? Does it feature all these tiny decals spread all over the surface? Is it truly the ALIEN version?
Zubie, yo no se por lo que esta usted esperando por!! Excellente!!
Zuebie, what you waiting for!! Excellent!!
A small but significant update: The top and bottom halves were joined. My strategy worked like a charm. Both halves met exactly at the intended places. The skeleton works and prevents the model from being crushed.
Some greeblies are attached. The base for the thrusters are the only place which is not 100 % accurate due to the nature of the thrusters used. The original featured the boosters of the second stage of an 1:144 scale Saturn V kit. At this scale the tubes and greeblies become so small that they are almost impossible to build. So I simplified these areas in order not to spoil the building experience for beginners. In addition, it would not make much sense to build the most complex piece when it is well hidden inside a trench.
I save the thrusters for later to prevent them from being ripped off by accident while detailing the bottom. CU later!
Nice job. Love the details in the back with the engine. Great detailed work.
Beautiful work, design, build, everything! Even the thread was perfect!
I guess if the weather had not been that bad the build would not have been that quick.