I have officially gone crazy and it's YOUR FAULT, Gearz!

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  1. ekuth

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  2. cmdrted

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    A Battlestar?
  3. murphyaa

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    That appears to be Battlestar Galactica. Where'd you get that? I've been looking for years.
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  5. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

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    No your not Nuts!

    Nuts is 7 1/2 hours of striaght build time, (For your Brothers Christamas Present, (see attached picture)). Notice the Ragged Out Super Model, (LOL)!

    Good luck on your project, (and merry Christmas)!!

    Carl

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    P.s.

    I look forward to working with you on your next Saturn Project!

    Carl
  7. ekuth

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    I know, I'm pokey, but I'm taking a holiday break from the Saturns.

    Nice Saturn V. I've still got to do my 1/48, but I keep putting it off.
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    Carl,
    7 and 1/2 hours!
    Man that's actually quick in my book!
    Awesome job, beautiful model!
    Your brother is one lucky guy!

    Russell
  9. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

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    See The Dark Circles!

    I worked on it straight thru! I would not advise doing it that way!

    Carl
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    I can tell you, I've worked 8 hours thru when built one of Eirk & Ralph's Concordes, and I can tell you that your Saturn goes beyond my hours/quality math!!!

    Man, you excel!!
  11. milenio3

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    Talking about going crazy, hehe.
  12. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

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    The Trick is in the plot!

    I have a full carr. CAD Plotter! Got the large card stock sheets from a local sign printer guy. I plotted the wraps on a small printer. (The body tubes are one Pcs. Plots). Corel Draw is a great little tool!!!

    Carl
  13. Gearz

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    A 4+ foot Galactica WITH lighting!!!! = "Holy major deciduous forest Batman !!" Think we'd better break out the butterfly net for you ekuth!! .......... Mind you, I've always wanted to see something BIG built out of paper, so I'll look forward to your progress. Give us a hoy if you need any extra bitz..

    btb. Plenty of detail on how you go about any lighting please!

    :-D
  14. ekuth

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    Hehehe... better get a BIG net.

    The lighting is proving more interesting than I thought, but I haven't given up on the idea just yet. Was going to use LED's, but they are not bright enough for the sheer size of this beast. Thinking about compact flourescent or possibly fiber-optic now.

    The bridge module is assembled, I'll post pics later as soon as I find my tripod...
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    Lighting.

    Try ccfl's for the larger sections and large LED's with fiber optics run to them for the smaller lights.

    That is how I'll be lighting the USS Sinclair, when the first kit comes off of the line.
  16. Zathros

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    LED's can be blinding. This link was provided by "Bowdenja" and is excellent for gifuring out LED circuits. SteveM also is extremely knowledgeable on the circuitry of anything. I cannot imagine LEDs not being bright enough except for car headlights. Here's the link:


    http://metku.net/?sect=view&n=1&path=mods/ledcalc/index_eng
  17. ekuth

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    Thanks Zathros. I'll give that a shot after I take a trip to Radio Shack...

    Now then, some pics as promised.

    Top view with Gearz regular scale Galactica. Mine is 200% larger. Thus far, it's 3 feet long exactly from stem to the back of the midsection. And that's without the Engine section!!! Approximately 1 foot wide across the bridge section.

    View attachment 5684

    Side/top angle:

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    A closer view:

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    Side view:

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    Same view but with ruler and model cat (cat is 1:1 scale) for reference :roll: :

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  18. zecks

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    my question is how were you able to take the model and scale it up to a much larger size and print it. did you use a printer larger than the normal size?
  19. Zathros

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    That is tooo freakin' cool. Can I got for a ride in it when you're done?
  20. ekuth

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    LOL. Thanks guys!

    @zathros: Sure, if you can figure out how to make it go!

    @zecks: Believe it or not, it's all done on regular sized (8.5 x 11") 110 weight cardstock on my inkjet printer. As to how I do it? A brief explanation:

    1. I open the individual pages from Gearz files in MSPaint.

    2. Opening a seperate file in MSPaint, I set the page setups to 0 margins, landscape orientation, no vertical or horizontal centering, print at 200% of normal.

    3. Now's the fun part. I take each piece of the model and using the selection tool slice it to fit on one page on my blank MSPaint file. I have to carefully orient them on the page using print preview to do it. It took alot of playing around to get the actual work surface area the right size. I also have to be very careful to pick a spot on the textures where I can easily (ahahhahahaha) reassemble the pieces so that the textures match.

    4. Once everything is okay, I do a Ctrl-P and print it. The rest is standard assembly practices, just on a VERY large scale.

    I average about 9 pages of printout for each page of Gearz' model, depending on the size of the parts I'm blowing up. Soooo, that'll be about 150 to 171 total pages printed by the time I'm done.