Build: Humungous Lambda Shuttle

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by causticphlegm, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. causticphlegm

    causticphlegm Member

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    It's Super 77 low mist adhesive. It pulling off the first layer of the cereal boxes I used was one of the worries I had before I even started building so I tested a couple of layer.

    I used a thicker cardboard from a shirt packaging for the skeleton that seemed to be more like waferboard rather than layered like normal cardboard. Maybe that's why the whole top wing assembly hasn't fallen right over. It's rather heavy. :mrgreen:

    And thanks for the idea for a stand. Should be easy enough to do.

    edit - to test the strength of the adhesive i sprayed a large metal washer and stuck it to another one. I figured that if it can hold smooth metal together, it should be good for modelling. That stuff has some real holding power! I couldn't pry them apart.
  2. Fozzy The Bear

    Fozzy The Bear New Member

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    Excellent! that's just what I need.... I'll order a couple of cans tomorrow.

    Best Regards,
    Julian (Fozzy The Bear)
  3. causticphlegm

    causticphlegm Member

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    Done. As always...lousy picture taking.

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  4. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

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    Great job! And in record time too. In the past I'd heard this was a long, hard difficult build but you seem to have had a pretty good time of it. And weathered it to boot. Nice work indeed!

    Elliott :thumb::thumb:
    (2 thumbs up)

    ps - Great work if you paint the toothpicks - um - cannon :p
  5. causticphlegm

    causticphlegm Member

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    Thanks for the kind words. This is by far my most enjoyable and satisfying build. I think the added aspect of having to laminate (my first one requiring it) gets me one step closer to being a pro...long way to go still :)

    BTW, the weathering is already done on the model by the designer. I'd like to take credit, but....:cry:
  6. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

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    Cool Model:thumb::thumb:

    Nice Adirondack Chairs:thumb:............ I build them...........not those, but like em.

    But my question is................. what's that grey thing with the D shaped handle leaning against the house??!!................ain't see one of those down here in the south. sign1

    john
  7. causticphlegm

    causticphlegm Member

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    Yeah, I'm just waiting for the next snowfall. It was 94 degrees here 2 days ago, but ya never know...a blizzard could happen any day. It IS Canada after all. :p
  8. Fozzy The Bear

    Fozzy The Bear New Member

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    :winter1: Brrrrr :cool:

    Superb build! and so fast as well..... It takes me way longer to complete anything.

    Best Regards,
    Julian (Fozzy The Bear)
  9. MOS95B

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    Very, very nice!!!

    Lose the snow shovel, though. I'm trying to enjoy what passes for summer in Minnesota... ;)