Building UHU's Endurance- My First Build Thread

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Cforrest900, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Everything looks clean, crisp and clear!
    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
  2. xpsg

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    I hate to be raining on your parade :( but I just noticed that you might have glued "luggage compartments" of the habitat modules wrongly (it's upside-down)

    Reference: http://uhu02.way-nifty.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/2014/12/03/31.jpg
  3. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

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    looking fantastic!
  4. Cforrest900

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    I realized that after doing two, but decided to do the other two the same way, as nobody is really likely to notice unless they have eyes as clean as yours
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  5. Cforrest900

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    Next bit of progress: work begins on the central docking hub:
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    Central docking hub completed. Up next, I need to attach it to the rest of the ship and complete the other Lander and Ranger.
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  7. Cforrest900

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    Work begins on the final stages of the model: the Lander and the Ranger. As these were the trickiest bits of the model for me, I'm gonna go SUPER detailed on my build pics/ descriptions so that others who choose to build this model in the future may use them as a ref.
    To begin with, all parts are cut out and folded:
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    I then layer the areas where the magnets will go with two extra layers of paper:
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    For the ranger, I cut out tabs from the 3rd layer to ensure that they will not be visible in the finished product.

    Next, I glue the magnets to the approximate area:
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    As can be seen above, I use a few other magnets to then line up the glued one correctly:
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    Next: lots and lots of waiting. But in the meantime, I'll begin work on the "wing" for the Ranger
  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    It is really coming together beautifully!
    I am glad to see that you took into consideration that the magnets would put extra strain on the paper and have compensated for it.
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  9. Revell-Fan

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    Me gusta MUUUUCHO!!!!! :)
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  10. Cforrest900

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    Building the Ranger's wing:
    To begin with, I double up some of the areas of the wing. This is to prevent it from warping when glued to the main hull of the ship. I then cut out the shape with the tabs on the bottom layer, which will create something like a butt-joint.
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    Next, I cut out 1 set of the other 2 pieces to finish the wings. I cut tabs here, as these will become the bottom layer:
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    The y are then glued into the wing:
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    I then cut out another set of the "U: shaped pieces with NO tabs sand glue them over the others:
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    I then take an extra copy of the Ranger hull and cut out the grey triangles for the wing placement from the front half of the hull. I make sure to cut them WITH tabs:
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    They are then glued into the wings. Note that the front does not line up completely with the front of the wing:
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    Finally, the top edges are glued, completing the wing:
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    Up next (tomorrow): completing the Ranger!
  11. xpsg

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    Thanks for the updates! They will be helluva useful when I get to that stage!
  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    I know that UHU02's models can be (and sometimes are) quite challenging (which is one of the many reasons why I am so drawn to his work in the first place). So seeing what you are doing, I have to commend you on the meticulous care and effort that you are putting into building this model. Such efforts are (INDEED) paying off.
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  13. zathros

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

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    I am so impressed by how perfect you made this model. These huge pictures would show any defects, and the bigger the pic, the better the model looks! I see a Model of the Month, I guarantee, when finished, a "Model of the Month", to be soon renamed something a bit shorter! (well, not "Something a bit sorter", a shorter title......HehHehHeh) :)
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  14. Cforrest900

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    :jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::):):)
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    The second Ranger is finished:
    To begin with, I attach the tabs to the bottom of the hull and cut out the top pieces. Nothing special is done here:
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    Next, I cut out tabs from a scrap piece of paper to place in the rear half of the hull:
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    I then attach the upper halves of the hull to the bottom, but do not yet seal the two halves together:
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    Next, glue is applied to the tabs on the rear half of the wing and it is glued onto the Ranger:
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    Finally, I seal the two halves together, completing the Ranger:
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    Up next, I'll start work on the second Lander!

    Thanks to all for watching and for the kind words.

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  16. gilgamesch

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    Thx for this step by step build instructions - very helpful! :Bravo:
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    Work continues with the assembly of the second lander's main hull.
    To begin, I seal the front of the hull. I would strongly advise scoring these areas, as the folds here are rather complex:
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    Next, I cut out and install the divider/ support piece between the two sections of the hull. I would not recommend sealing the front of the hull yet, as that makes attaching the central piece of the bottom much trickier.
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    I then attach the bottom of the central hull and connect it to the front:
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    Next, I cut out and install the bottom of the cockpit:
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    Lastly (for this post, at least), I cut out and install tabs at the rear of the hull:
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    Up next: finishing the hull's rear and finished pictures of the lander's main hull
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    Next, I cut out the final piece of the ship's main hull:
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    I begin by attaching it to the rear of the central piece of the bottom:
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    Next, I attached it to the top piece:
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    Finally, the sides were closed:
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    Aaaaaand done:
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    More progress: The front pods (possibly secondary engines?) are done.
    I begin by cutting out the part with a LOT of tabs:
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    Next, I fold on all of the lines except for some of the thin grey ones:
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    The part is then assembled:
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    Next, you'll need:
    A dragon's right big toenail, the blood of a virgin (fresh or store-bought), 1/19th of a unicorn's horn, the 43rd page of an overly-long, convoluted fantasy novel (preferably one with a pretentious name), and a goat hoof. Combine all of these ingredients and then drop the first engine pod in. When the smoke clears, you'll have two:
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    Finally, the pods are attached to the front of the ship:
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    Second to last bit of work on the ENTIRE PROJECT!
    First, the parts are cut out and folded:
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    Next, I glue them together, then, by repeating the process from step three of the above post, I duplicate the already made engine:
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    The engines are then attached to the ship:
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    Up next: building the thrusters
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