Bc 304 usaf daedalus

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  1. luciencarroll

    luciencarroll Grand Poobah

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    The BC 304 DAEDALUS.
    Inspired by Jan's Sulaco that I've been building i have decided to venture into what is sure to be a gribble nightmare but a labor of love none the less. This is the first pic of the forward hull.
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    I will be attempting to mimic Jan's sturdy frame design with the cubic idea. and most likely layer and gribble the outer skin when complete should be about 4 long, 2 feet wide and just under 1 foot high. If all goes well i'll release it.
    All criticism welcome but please include helpful info with it. no point telling me i suck if your not going to tell me how to make it better. Please no arguments about cannon, almost every view of the ship throughout the shows was different from the last. This is all best guesses and wishful thinking at this point.


    mike
  2. mchale

    mchale beach boy

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    Awesome is this one going to be easier to build than jaybats or about the same
  3. luciencarroll

    luciencarroll Grand Poobah

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    I won't compare. But my goal is ease of construction and stability. It's overall shape doesn't lend itself well to gravity especially at the hangers but I belive this design will be good.
  4. Harkonnen24

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    Oh cool, I've always wanted to see a paper craft model of a 304 from stargate.
  5. luciencarroll

    luciencarroll Grand Poobah

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    Small update
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    mike
  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    It looks like you are off to a really good start and that you have put quite a bit of thought into this model.
    By the dementions of the finished model, it sounds like it will be a MONSTER of a model.
    I am looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You can find Jay's model of the BC 304 DAEDALUS here: http://jaybats.webs.com/
  8. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    This sounds really good. I am so bummed that the whole Stargate Franchise seems to have come to an end. The SyFy channel really blew it. I still don't know how wrestling go onto a Science Fiction channel?

    I look forward to your build, looks like your off to a good start. If you are going big, make sure you incorporate inner supports, they will be necessary. I would not hesitate to use balsa wood either!
  9. luciencarroll

    luciencarroll Grand Poobah

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    I too was surprised at Syfy's choices for programing. I figure this will be my little part in keeping stargate alive.

    Mike
  10. Zathros

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    I think Stargate Universe really had a shot a doing something new, Oh well! I will continue to follow, and get my dose of Stargate.
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    There is still a chance that a comeback is possible. There is still a very large following around the world. I like all of the Stargate series, but actually prefered Universe. For me the series needs finishing properly.

    There was talk of some films coming out direct to dvd, with actors conferming that they were in the films, but I think they've been put on the back burner. Hopefully when the world economy gets better the studios will pick them up again.

    Sorry for going off topic.

    Looking forward to future updates on the model.
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    I'd like to believe this as well, but to be honest, I felt that they were done as a channel when they took on the "Sy-Fy" moniker. Felt like they were fixing something that wasn't broken.
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    luciencarroll Grand Poobah

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    They wanted to copyright the scifi name for there production company but the courts ruiled they could not copyright a genre so they changed the name. And I agree canceling all the science-fiction shows doesn't lend well to the channel
  14. Zathros

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    We keep Sci-Fi alive, people like us, we keep it alive!!
  15. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I would have to agree with you on this one.
    Someone once told me that todays science fiction, is tomorrows science reality.
  16. luciencarroll

    luciencarroll Grand Poobah

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    Absolutely. Looking just at tos star trek, name one technology (other than a starship or transporter) we don't have today and that was only 30 years. Yes there really are laser guns "phasers" albeit very week powered, and homemade too (geek giggle)
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    luciencarroll Grand Poobah

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    After some scaling issues and inconsistency problems, i decided to start this again with a new approach, a few new references and couple new tools. now after 3 hours of setup and a few more modeling(new tools take some getting used to but there so good) I have arrived at
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    so much MORE respect for modelers. not easy coming up with a design for large scale models that will be sturdy to work with, strong enough to support themselves, and still be fun to build. time for coffee.

    mike
  18. mchale

    mchale beach boy

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    looking good
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    luciencarroll Grand Poobah

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    lots of progress even if it doesn't look like it.
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    next up the connecting sections to the main hull under the deck "turtle shell" and structural support for the hangers.
    I'm also considering when i begin work on the missile hatches to design silos for any one interested in that level of detail(i know i am).
    This of course brings up the question "will i be designing an open hanger deck?" honestly i haven't decided, but i am leaning toward yes. This would also mean that id have to design a scaled f-302.... as it so happens that's what i've been gathering references for over the last week. GO BIG OR GO HOME.

    ever forward
    mike
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    luciencarroll Grand Poobah

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    Spent some time working on the 302 so i have a few shots of that. This is my 3rd version and i think im going to try another but I may test build this first. I think a test build will give me a better feel for what can be done at this size. The wing span comes in at just under 1 1/2". I'll have to add it to the the mini models that were going around when jan released his dropship for the sulaco.
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    thank for reading
    mike