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

    I've uploaded youtube clip
  2. 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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  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. bigpetr

    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    Hi Honzo, amazing work. It is monsterous project.
  6. 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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  7. zathros

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

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    That's on Hell of an update!! Those CAD Renders are awesome!! ;)
  8. 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......:)
  9. 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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  10. 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.
  11. 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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  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I like the progress that you are making with this project!
  13. 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:
  14. 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....
  15. Revell-Fan

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  16. 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.....;)
  17. Ponytail2

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  18. zathros

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

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    Awesome!!! :)
  19. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:surprise::surprise::surprise: :Bravo::Drinks::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::King:

    Yes.. you are the master builder!!!:King::King::King: Great Job!:animated:

    Sky Seeker
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  20. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    DEAD END - when deep research is waste of time

    Ive created the railing on the end of the ramp...it is nice design thing...(seen on the functional miniature).
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    then I realized that this railing will be in collision with the ladder for a ramp..
    I wanted the best from both cases, but they negate each other....I am choosing the ladder(s) case.....
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    first things first....the profile between the ramp and side enter of the dropship

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    there is a an odd situation about this enter point......research continues....