chrome apollo

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by NULLMOON, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. NULLMOON

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    just an experiment so far seems to work a bit more care should give a good finish and perhaps a slow drying glue which would alow the wrinkles to be buffed out with a stiff paintbrush
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    What did you use?

    ummmmmmm WOW!......... I forgot to put that first:oops:
  3. NULLMOON

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    cooking foil its just the glue i need to work out it dries too fast=wrinkles
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    what glue did you use for that sir? :-D
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    Looks great!

    Bare-Metal foil from a hobby shop might be a better option. It's thinner so it's easier to form to contours and it already has the adhesive applied.
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    used to do that to plastic models. Spray glue brushed lighlty with acetone to thin it worked for plastic.
  7. Bengt F

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    Apollo Command Module 1:32 Scale

    Hi Nullmoon,

    That looks really good! I especially like the raised contour parts you have made in the lower section.
    I am about to try soon with duct tape (in 2" strips) - we┬┤ll see how that works out . . .

    Keep up the good work,
    Bengt :D
  8. Bowdenja

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    They also make a guilding foil that you can get at Hobby/Carft stores.

    This is very thin and might be easier to cover you capsule with.

    john
  9. C Babbage

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    I think for the type of polished metal finish you want, adhesive backed vinyl from a sign shop would work best. It's amazingly thin, flexible, and comes in brushed metal in addition to the polished metal finishes. Most "chrome" vinyl is around 6 or 7 dollars a yard (24" wide).

    The benefits of the vinyl are flexibility (don't need to worry about foil tearing) and no wrinkles. If you do it right, you can form it over compound curves with out any seams.

    I use the vinyl for all kinds of projects that have nothing to do with signs, and it looks great. I do make signs as well.
  10. NULLMOON

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    ill see what my nearest hobby craft has foils always worked fine on smaller areas this is just a bit bigger im also trying chrome paint on photopaper
  11. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

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    Looks Good to Me!

    A brunisher Tip, from a blueprint supply store, will take care of the wrinkles, (But looks good as is in the picture).

    Carl
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    the arts and crafts stores have chrome poster board and card stock.just a sugestion.
  13. NULLMOON

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    :yep: ive found some real nice chrome card it not printable so i may try using the printed apollo skin as a template i still havent built in inside yet im trying to build the post fight version first as its the easist and doesent reqire any special matirials
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    you can alway ink in details like i do.
  15. NULLMOON

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    Metallic Card

    the paper on the left is "paperstate,mirror and magic card" it unprintable but what ive done is two print the apollo on the back in reverse the left card is "canfords frosted silver" which is thinner than the mirror card and is printable the frosted silver might make a good sm body
  16. NULLMOON

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    completed chrome apollo skin:grin:what does everyone think? ive just gotta print another skin on thin paper and add the little yellow and black thruster details
  17. NULLMOON

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    could one of the moderaters change the title of this thread to "metalic card stock":oops:
  18. Bengt F

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    Chrome Apollo CM

    Absolutely fabulous, NULLMOON,

    It looks just like the real thing! Simply amazing! :-o
    Is it slightly copper-coloured?

    Bengt :D
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    I would like to widen Nulls comment to thread titles generally; I tend to ignore the 'I'd like this' type, so please threaders, make the thread title a bit more descriptive. Maybe I miss a few good threads this way, but with soooooo many threads coming up, my eye goes straight to the ones with interesting and informative titles. Maybe it is a habit born of filtering too much spam in my e-mails, but a thread title that is either ambiguous or essentially nonsensical just gets ignored.

    So, 'How do I simulate corrugated aluminium aircraft skins?' is far more likely to get a good response than 'I gotta problem'.

    Thanks!

    Tim

    PS How do you simulate corrugated aluminium aircraft skins?
  20. NULLMOON

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    no the copper color is mearly the light:) its very reflective stuff you could shave in it if you wanted too i hope this all goes together correctly this aint cheap