Farnsworth communication device from Warehouse 13

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  1. Rogerio Silva

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    2nd!

    Agreed. Totally awesome! One more fine job by you, RB. :thumb: :mrgreen: :cool:
  2. b0bman

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    this looks awesome! i can't wait to see the completed model! :)
  3. Revell-Fan

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    Hello, fans!

    Main modeling is complete and I am about to unfold everything. Here are some pics of the current look of the CG model. I have tweaked the width of the case(s) and added the two plugs. I needed a rivet texture for them and you'll never guess where I got it from - my shoes! :mrgreen:

    Feel free to use the rivet for texturing your own models.

    In addition, the Farnsworth team has become bigger: b0bman is on board now and will be test-building the first prototype. Thank you for this and happy building! :thumb:

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    Cool idea for the texture for the plug-in.
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    Another two pics showing the strips for making the joints and the inner skeleton. Unfolding is in progress now! :thumb:

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  6. Rhaven Blaack

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    It is looking really good and it looks like it will be quite sturdy as well.:thumb::thumb:
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    Unfolding is coming along nicely! :thumb:

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    The texture will be replaced in certain areas in order to get rid of unwanted shadows and to increase the sharpness of the images.
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    thank you for the shout-out and i will do my best on the construction of the model. also, major brownie points to whomever can tell me the movie where my quote came from :)
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    Is the movie "Buckaroo Banzai"?.....And is the scene the one where the Band and Buckaroo meet Penny Pretty in the bar?
  11. gideon1962

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    It wouldn't be Lee Marvin to Dwayne Hickman in Cat Ballou, would it?
  12. Revell-Fan

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    I have no idea either! :mrgreen:

    I had an inspiration last night and revised the model. As I told you before I'd like to release this simple version asap so that all of you may have a chance to present it at your Halloween party. However, this model features such a high potential for it can be displayed with a full interior. Due to the fact that I am not sure if I can get the innards ready in time I will concentrate on the outer shell but make sure that this shell can be enhanced later. So be prepared for an add-on pack which will feature a full interior and the small antenna with that cute radar dish. :thumb:

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    And a first look at the new unfold.

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  14. Rogerio Silva

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    So, and now the fun begins: I have printed the parts and started a quick and dirty test of the casing. This was necessary because of the laminations which are required to make the "walls" of the FW. This test should show me if the length of the wall paper strips was correct.

    The pictures show how it is done: The first strip is cut out which forms the inner wall. It has some flaps on it which are supposed to be valley-folded. To make this step easier I make two little cuts into the strip marking the position of the flaps. The part is turned around and the part is creased on its back side along the cuts. Then the flaps are folded up.

    The bottom piece is laminated to 0.85 mm cardboard and the inner wall strip is glued around its edge. The outer wall strip is used for cutting out a matching strip of 0.85 mm card which is glued around the inner wall strip to make the wall thicker. Then the outer wall strip is glued around it.

    I found out that the inner wall strip was too short and has to lengthened by 2 mm.

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    The same procedure for the upper half casing. This time I assembled the inner wall first and pressed the bottom through it. This works very well, so it is up to you which way of assembly you prefer.

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    And now comes the most exciting part: The hinge mechanism.

    You need a wooden or a brass rod for it. Cut out the brass-textured rectangles and fold them as shown. I made the little elements double-sided to make them more stable and durable.

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    Then the elements are stacked over the rod. No glue is required for that.

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    The hinge is glued to the lower half of the casing.

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    When I looked at the hinges I noticed that I had completely missed out the cutouts for them on the next wall parts. I revised the design on-the-fly and tested it successfully.

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