Model of meritorious mention Sulaco 1:430 scale

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Marco Scheloske, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Marco Scheloske

    Marco Scheloske Member

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    Wooops, I posted this in the wrong thread!

    To keep this thread here complete I added the newest update here, too:

    I got unfinished parts of the engine for a kind of beta-build (thanks a lot, Jan!), this is the result:

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    Then came the critical moment: Will magnets I want to use to attach the engine to the middle hull be strong enough so that I don't need an additional stand for it? See by yourself:

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    In fact the magnets are that strong that I needed a little dull knife to be able to seperate the engine from the hull! Should be strong enough to hold it in place when all remaining parts are mounted to the tube, too. :cool:
  2. Zathros

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    Great! I want some of those cookies though! :)
  3. Marco Scheloske

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    Some more progress: Port and starboard engine superstructures done.

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  4. Zathros

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    Marco, you are really moving along with this, excellent!! :)
  5. Marco Scheloske

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    Progress of the last weekend:

    Top superstructure done and mounted to the engine tube, bottom superstructure ready to be installed. I used two additional inner frames on the bottom parts to make sure that the shape will fit as good as possible.

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  6. aleks

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    Great work, Marco.
    I'm really envious... have you any hint about when these parts well be available to our humble builders?
  7. Marco Scheloske

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    Sorry, no, I don't have any idea when those will be ready to download. I guess Jan will release the reactor group first, followed by the engine. But both need still a lot of work to be ready to be released, the engine group, for example, is sitll containing un-textured parts.
  8. Marco Scheloske

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    Progress of last the weekend: The engine is complete.

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  9. Zathros

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    Fantastic!! Are you having any problems with chemical storage, and or any radioactive leakage........oh yeah, forgot, it's paper! :)
  10. Marco Scheloske

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    Progress of this weekend... some detail parts of the reactor group, including the "blast shield":

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    My SULACO as she looked at our last paper modelling meeting at Friday, July 27 2012:

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  12. Marco Scheloske

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    Time is running fast, not long anymore until the "SpaceDays 2012"... so I worked at the reactor cooling tower today:

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  13. DanBKing

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    That baby is AWESOME!!..

    You must ve VERY proud to display her.

    It looks FANTASTIC. BEAUTIFUL!

    :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
  14. Marco Scheloske

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    Ohhhhhhhhh yes! :mrgreen:
  15. Zathros

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    That is wonderful Marco!! I am so envious, in a good way! You hard work is paying off! :)
  16. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    This is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL work of art!!!
    I am GREATLY impressed with your work.
    I have to say that I too am very envious as well (in a good way, like Zathros).
    I wish that I had the room to build something on this scale and space to display it with pride.

    Keep up the FANTASTIC work.
  17. Marco Scheloske

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    Well, I'll try.

    And here it the progress of yesterday evening: The cooling tower is finished and glued in place, the main part of the heat exchanger is done, too, but not finally mounted yet to prevent problems with the upcoming group 22:

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    absolutely impressing work!!
  19. Marco Scheloske

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    At the weeken of August 18 & 19 the science fiction modelling exhibition "Darmstadt SpaceDays 2012" took place. Here are some picture of how I presented my partially build SULACO there:

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  20. Rhaven Blaack

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    That is most impressive. I wish I could been there to see it in person.
    I am wondering if it was the center of attention? A model of that scale usually is.