Building UHU's Endurance- My First Build Thread

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  1. Cforrest900

    Cforrest900 Member

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    d work today on UHU's Endurance. I've upscaled the model to make it easier to build. It's about 1.5 times original size. My first bit of progress is the main command module. I've opted to work around the main ring in a circle, so next up is an engine module.

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  2. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    Dude, if the rest of the modules come out as square and true as these (and I am sure they will), this model build is going to rock!! Great start!
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  3. Cforrest900

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    More progress: I've now finished the first of the engine modules and what a pain in the A$$ THAT was XD Those thrusters were almost too small for me at this scale… I can only imagine how hard they must be at original scale. I'm quite pleased with how the model is turning out; UHU always manages to pack an amazing amount of detail into his models. Up next in the ring is a landing pod module, so expect build photos of that tomorrow or Sunday.
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    The model is fairly big at the original size, even for UHU's standards. At 1.5 times as large it's gonna be huge! :)
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    Yeah! I calculate about 18 inches across
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    First Landing pod module completed! This means that I've now built one of each of the three different module types, so hopefully things will get a little bit faster now, as I already am familiar with building each module before I start. Up next: Cryo-Lab Module
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    More progress: I just completed the Cryo-Lab/Habitations Module. This marks the 1/3 point in the building of the modules! Up next is another Landing Pod Module, followed by an Engine Module.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    These look GREAT!!!
    They look very CLEAN & CRISP!!!
    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
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  9. Cforrest900

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    Okay… I've just finished the second Landing Pod Module. Next up another Engine Module, which will mark the halfway point in building the main ring of the ship!
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    Nice work! I have just finished 6 modules (3 landing pods, 3 cryo). I am starting to fear the engine modules from the way you describe it LOL
  11. Cforrest900

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    Nice! I'd love to see some pictures of your build. The engine modules themselves aren't TOO bad, they're just quite a bit more intricate than the other modules what with their different shape and indented areas. by far the hardest parts for me were the three thrusters, as they were just a bit too small and fiddly for my fumbling fingers
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    I will take some pictures of my current WIP sometime soon. I took the approach of grouping repetitive tasks into 1 long process to prevent myself from getting the "deja vu" feeling which I really hate. I plan to build all 4 of the engine modules at the same time, cutting and assembling 12 thrusters in 1 go(LOL) before I go the other parts of the engine.

    Here's a pic of the first module I build days back. I am building it at original scale(A4).
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    Just finished the cryo/command/landing modules. Time for the engine module grind.

    Apologies in advance for hijacking your build thread :shy:

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  14. Cforrest900

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    @xpsg those look AWESOME! They're SUPER clean and crisp; I can't wait to see your finished build!
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    This is a GREAT threat. I can barely resist to start this model, too! :)

    (BUT I HAVE TOO MANY OTHER THINGS WHICH COME FIRST!!! ;))
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    Sorry for the lack of progress pics; I've been working away, but just haven't gotten around to posting until now. Firstly, I completed the second Engine Pod Module. The module turned out better than the first and was easier to build. Next Up: Docking Hub Connector Module (aka: what a pain in the ass)
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    Next, I completed the 3rd of the Command/ cryo-lab/habitations/connector modules. This one was the connector piece for the main docking hub. Overall, it wasn't too much more difficult to build than the previous 2 modules of the same type, but the circular hole into which the docking hub will be inserted was a MAJOR PAIN in the A$$
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    Lastly, I built the last two of the Landing Pod Modules. They went just as quickly as the first two did, clocking in at probably about 2-and-a-half hours for each. The final picture here is of the modules approximately spaced out as they will be in the final model. The finished diameter should be a whopping 18 inches. I hope to finish the modules tomorrow, otherwise I won't get around to building them till next year, (badoom-crash) so expect LOTS more from me tomorrow and maybe even later today.
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    These look really good!
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    Very clean build and a nice size…
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