Project Dropship 1:24 / Aliens

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Alien99, May 30, 2014.

  1. desktopsimmer

    desktopsimmer New Member

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    Congrats on the baby. I know the first 12 months are hard, but it does get easier! :)

    I've been slowly working on my dropship and made some limited progress on the cockpit and improved the cargo/APC area 01.png 02.png 03.png 04.png 05.png :

    I also did realised how much of a Vulcan Bomber they has utilised. The forward landing gear is from the main landing gear of the Vulcan, probably the rear landing gear has element of the nose landing gear of the Vulcan too. the control sticks are from the cockpit of Vulcan.
  2. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Fantastic Renders. Very insightful, Thank You! :)
  3. desktopsimmer

    desktopsimmer New Member

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    Thanks, Alien99's Dropship is far superior to mine.

    I've uploaded youtube clip
  4. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    Hi guys.... I am back.....i hope
    desktopsimmer - I know it is 2 years out fo date, but your clip is good and i´ve scrolled your blog wit the dropship progress and some ideas are superb (rear leg folding).
    Manianez - You and all watchers, thanks for good questions...after long 2 years there will be more progress...and some final model of the dropship..(i still hope)...:)
    Ive optimalized the look of the details of the model...
    .....last two months in montage:
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    added some details...like there is a little flap in the middle section of the tail
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    and some minor details in front
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    The LOADING RAMP case
    after deep research I´ve modelled this :
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    and some sort of hydraulics :)
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    ..Thanx to REVELL FAN for technical notes ;)

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    and the final measurements with ramp opened...:cool:
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    REAR LEG FOLDING
    And now the real challenge...thing that scaring me for years...
    folding of the rear leg and the whole situation around the ladder behind the ramp [​IMG]
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    after four hours some solution appear [​IMG]...finding optimal way of papermodel, real look and functionality is the hardes thing ..Folding the leg mechanism
    into tail section is chapter for itself....what you think....the main rear pillar
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    The base (foot) of the rear leg.
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    That´s all for now...I hope that from this point things will be better.:Computer::angelic:
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  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I am glad to see you back here! I am also glad to see that you are continuing this project! I am looking forward to seeing how it will turn out! I would like to add this to my collection.
  6. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Welcome back Jan. I keep looking at your schematics and I see another monster build. Thanks for keeping us appraised of your progress.
  7. bigpetr

    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    Hi Honzo, amazing work. It is monsterous project.
  8. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    rear leg progress:
    I´ve added a hydraulics to heel section ....
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    front section equipped with hydraulics / pipe thingee. Whole leg is simplified and functional (in certain borders :))
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    after all that work I´ve optimalized the leg for closed position. There are extra holders added for the heel(tail of the leg), and I maked smaller that ponton like things on the sides of the leg.
    and the picture of the whole dropship.
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    and I´ve finally realized why there is a hole on the bottom of the tail.....for hiding the heel of the rear leg..:hammerhead:
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  9. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    That's on Hell of an update!! Those CAD Renders are awesome!! ;)
  10. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    Thanks Zathror. AutoCad have a nice visualisation feature :)...but most of the work I am doing in this settings:
    The rear leg shield:
    and how to operate it together with the leg pillar.
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    final visualisation of the shield together with the leg... (2 hours of work)....uf
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    The rear leg so far....front section enlarged, pontons deformed.
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    and finally....my way of folded rear leg....it looks good for me :)
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    the hydraulics for the leg and how to put it into the space above the leg ...it´ll be another level......:)
  11. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Rhino 3D has these features also, and I have done this kind of work in AutoCad. It's your expertise that makes these Renders this nice. I have seen many other people who do not do such detailed work. I like to work in Perspective windows also. It really give you the over all view better than Orthogonic views. A lot of those Renders would make nice desktop backgrounds!! :)
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  12. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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    Absolutely amazing! Paper models are so COOL! Can't wait to see this one built.
  13. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    zathros - If you want, just askme for some render in hi res.;)
    Lee Clifton - so do I :)

    ..little progress...so far..:Coffee:

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    two positions of the rear leg...the rest of the hydraulics will be magician´s trick :)

    besides..some minor details added. (It looks like hydraulic fluid inputs and some air vent?)
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  14. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I like the progress that you are making with this project!
  15. Alejandro Gomez

    Alejandro Gomez New Member

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    Hi Jan, I think I've been following your work since 2005 I believe, building most of your projects as a die hard Alien fan, I just wanted to express my admiration and respect for giving us this tremendous piece of art. I can't wait to see this finished.

    P.S. I was having breakfast with my family when I received an email "New activity on Zealot forum", I spitted the water and yelled to my brother, Holy shit he's back!! Jan is back!!. Lol
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  16. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    Alejandro - Just wow.thumbsup.thanks....it is good to know that there are true aliens fans ;)....and followers of my work :angelic:
  17. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

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    Jan,
    It's great to see the master builder back at work on this project again!
    :animated:
    Enjoy what you've done so far. Love the Astro Racers as well. Looking forward to some new Astro Racers sometime.

    Take care and thanks for all that you do!:)

    Sky Seeker
    :tank:
  18. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    Sky Seeker - there will be more Astro Racers ...don´t worry :)

    I ve drilled deeper the hole for the rear leg
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    ..and done some "serious measurements" :D

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    piston holder created (that orange thing with holes)
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    Another 3 hours of serious measurements

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    The tail section is drilled trough...but as you can see from previous picture it will not be enough....

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    after another 3 hours i´ve evolved a piston with "mother" like ring for the rear section of the pylon of the leg. I don´t wanted the telescopic piston and decided
    to go this way. One of the reasons is that: folded leg has a compact shape. negative thing is: there is an extra space needed for piston above the mechanism ( see half way closed pose)

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    for the mid pose i had to create an extra hole in the upper engine section...( well ..the alien queen can hide in my creation for sure)

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    and..how is it look like....

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    the hardest thing is still waiting for me....the side hydraulics...(these pistons will be telescopic)....i must calculate the space for them....
  19. Revell-Fan

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  20. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    FINALLY.......:Coffee::Drinks:
    hydraulic side pistons are finished......I´ve done them in closed pose of the leg because of the space around the rest of the folded things. The mother-ring thingee was enlarged and reformed...
    and the tail section was added for knowing the border and operation space...

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    Folded leg look really nice & compact.......:)
    And how the whole dropship looks like.........(My rear leg nightmare is over:ass-kicking:)

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    enjoy.....;)