Project Dropship 1:24 / Aliens

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  1. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    Its a science fiction, but this is nothing new in arcrafts world except that fuel vent for filling both "inner and outer fuel tanks."...I ve consutled it with my friend.
    He is MI-24 Helicopter czech military technician and I´ve consulted the dropship fuel management idea (that big picture) with him...in real world borders of course [​IMG]

    He is OK with it.
    There is no problem with the fuel inlet and fuel tank near rockets. Arcrafts have fuel tanks in wings and under them rockets and bombs.
    There is no problem even with the external fuel tank (that bomb shape thingy) together with the rocket on one rocket holder under the wing.
    He likes the idea of inner separated fuel tanks.It´s nothing new, Mi-24 has multiple fuel tanks (fuen inlets) with switches and pumps between them...you can transfer the fuel into engine(s)
    literally from every corner of the craft.

    He has one note: The blue "pod fuel tank" is mess in opening the arms. 2x2000 Litres rotated in long arm is little incomfortable. Center of gravity is rapidly changing and
    the arm itself looks not very solid [​IMG] . Its a movie ..He knows.(and we don´t know the weight of the fuel...maybe is lighter than today´s fuels...who knows...)
    There is one solution. Fuel management. Fuel for burning will be taken from pods first... The reentry maneuvre consume both external POD tanks for sure [​IMG]

    He think that the concept of the dropship and our fan fiction of scifi fiction of the creators (Ron Cobb?) of this craft is righ according to Aliens world combined with the aspect to real world.
    ............this way I thank him [​IMG]
  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Phew, I was so excited about this that I didn't read "POD" but "PDO" instead..! :)
  3. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    little progress .....

    thermal plating

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    stratospheric engines:angelic:

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  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This is going to be quite the build once it is ready.
    I am GREATLY LOOKING FORWARD to seeing it actually built!!!
  5. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    ...four vectorized exhausts

    4 hours of work... and after four unsuccesful shape variants :arghh::dead:

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    .....loading ramp rough idea...:angelic:

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    that´s all folks ....for now :D
  6. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    little somerhing...:rolleyes:

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    and tiles counting :D:dead:

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  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    The hangar door looks like it would make for a great display stand.
  8. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    good point ;)
  9. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    THAT would be COOOOOL!!! Just imagine, the base plus the mounting device PLUS a suitable backdrop would make a SUPERB dio / display piece!!! :)
  10. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    that will be HUGE :D

  11. Revell-Fan

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    Well, I have a new BSG hangar bay standing by which is a few square meters big..! ;)
  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    GREAT video!!!
    It is always interesting to see things like this. It gives some insight to what all goes into designing a model to those who have to real idea of the process.
    THANK YOU for sharing it with us!
  13. Enchanter

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    Hello Jan, here's the ramp solution for you.

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    Awesome video, Jan!
    While watching your video, it occurred to me that the mounting device should be on a gantry. It would pick up a dropship from the rear position, fuel it, then carry it to the hanger door position for launch.;)
  15. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    Enchanter - good work wth the ramp. I have one easier variant in mind .I will look at it later..don´t worry..thanks;)

    little more pics:D

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    "pillar of light" .:eek:..it was really hard to obtain it´s specific dimensionso_O

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    the Sulaco bay corner :cigar:

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    quick renders of the whole thing :angelic:

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    and one quick render video...in HD :hungry:

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  16. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    I am completely insane...creating the Sulaco bay :eek:

    today..the READY ROOM entrance ;)

    far view..

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    closer...:D

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    and one for comparation... :rolleyes:

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  17. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Are you going to make the entire hangar a diorama kit as well?
  18. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    I don´t know..o_O
    real lenght of the hangar is 85meters.:rolleyes:...that mean 3.54 meters in 1:24 scale...:dead:...who is such a lunatic to build (have a space for) this thing:D
  19. Rhaven Blaack

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    It would make for a GREAT museum piece!:D
  20. Revell-Fan

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    In 1:72 it would be quite nice! :)