Crichton from Buck Rogers

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  1. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

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    Well, Thanks to the amazing design skill and generosity of Revell-Fan I have a 1:18 scale Crichton to build. That build would have started today (Warning, rant to follow) except, I had to fight with a $#!^^&@ HP Printer for four hours! Four hours that I could have been scoring, cutting, folding, gluing, photoing, but NO, HP has such a lousy product that it wouldn't even print connected via USB. Last HP print I will ever buy.

    Sorry for that, anyway. I'm looking forward to building this excellent design!
  2. Rogerio Silva

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    Careful...

    ASC

    Careful, man, the HPBB (HP Big Brother) is listening! People say he's even worse than that guy from the building with a lot of WINDOWS...sign1
    Jokes apart, I wanna see your thread on the building...:mrgreen:
  3. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

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    I started the 1:18 build, the design is awesome! Just a little teaser for the build thread:

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  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    It looks like you are off to a good start.

    OK, this build will really be worth watching.
  5. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Listen up, please:

    announce1 IHAVEBEENPRINTINGWITHANHPPRINTERFORALMOSTSEVENYEARSNOWANDITHASNEVEREVERFAILEDME!

    Life is but not fair... :oops:

    Okay, so much for that! :mrgreen:

    That little fellow looks so cute! I'm looking forward to seeing more. :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    P.S.: Remember to cut out the holes for the arms. :cool:
  6. Rogerio Silva

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    Revell-Fan

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  7. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Well, yeah, but my comment shouldn't look like advertising! :lol:
  8. Rogerio Silva

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    All right...

    All, right, all right, I'll give you that...:rolleyes:
  9. Revell-Fan

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    Searcher bridge console

    I thought it would be good to give Crichton something to play with. So I made the Searcher bridge console. There are two on the bridge but I think one will suffice since it is a really big one. :cool:

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  11. Revell-Fan

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    "Admiral Asimov has disobeyed the washing instructions again. Now everything will come out green like last week. And the week before. And the week before... Humans!" :cry:

    OR:

    "Twiki, what does that mean, the Pay-TV fee is overdue?"


    :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

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  12. ASC Mclaren

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  13. Andy Nase

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    Looks great :)
  14. Revell-Fan

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    Servus, Andy! Thanks for your comment! I just took a look at your board; it looks really good!! Congratulations on it. :thumb:

    I'll drop by on occasion. I'd love to post on more boards but I simply don't have time for that! :oops:

    Good luck and have fun and enjoy! :thumb::thumb::thumb:
  15. Andy Nase

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    Thank you for the nice words about my forum. I'm happy when you're logging in to my board. :mrgreen: I am signed in 5 boards now. This is difficult to handle. So, I set some priorities.

    Greetings Andy
  16. Revell-Fan

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    Crichton 2.0

    Welcome back to Crichton - 2.0!

    After the first successful test build I went to my local bookstore and bought some silver metallic cardboard. It came pre-cut in A4 format and looked almost exactly like the real Crichton. Since I had never ever worked with coated card I tested the whole procedure on one sheet first. It went through my (HP inkjet! :twisted: ) printer without problems. However, due to the coat the ink needed some time to dry. The first pic shows the printed page right after printing. The next pics show the page after one hour. Still not completely dry and easily smudged.

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  17. Revell-Fan

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    I let the page dry for a day - and was happily surprised. The contours of the parts stayed on the page - unless you rubbed them off. So I used a glove for protection when I cut out the parts. I covered only some fingers to prevent my whole hand from sweating.

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  18. Rhaven Blaack

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    I am glad that you were able to get metallic cardstock.
    That smudge does not look good at all.
    It looks like you would have to print everything out and wait until the next day to build.
    Wearing a glove is a good idea for such.
    I am really looking forward to seeing how this will turn out.
  19. Revell-Fan

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    Some of the lines were difficult to see. I cut in the edges of the parts and used these marks for aligning the ruler.

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  20. Revell-Fan

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    Yes RB, that is correct. I printed all pages and let them dry for at least a day. It is a bit more work and slower, but it is a rewarding procedure.

    And here are the first parts cut out.

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