Rodger Young Build

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by roger439, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. roger439

    roger439 Member

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    More Pics

    Well due to my impatience i will have to find a way to fix my fold lines.I hope i can do something with water based paint.Anyway here are some more pics.They look better in person than on the screen??Thx to all that are giving me input on this build.I could not do it without you all.

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  2. roger439

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    And yet more pics

    and more pics for your viewing pleasure....

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  3. F131

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    She's looking great. Keep it up!
  4. Zathros

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    Any model this big will show errors far easier. Persistence pays off. It's worth making some parts over. The biggest problem is accrued intolerance. If the first bend is off, then no matter what you do, it will throw off the rest of the bends and the part will be off, and the sides or tops won't fit properly. This is a real problem when making aircraft, the main wing can easily twist and sometimes this happens when the glue is drying. Just keep plugging along! :)
  5. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Wow! I have this one, too, but I'm still scared because of the size. It's good to see someone tackling this one! Looking forward to seeing more!
  6. Zathros

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    What's messing you up on this model are those tabs. Take one piece, cut the tabs off, and make L-shaped tabs to replace them. Then watch how nicely it goes together. Regardless, it's looking good! :)
  7. Kjev

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    I'm impressed. This one's on my list, when I have enough confidence to tackle it.
  8. Zathros

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    You can do it. I think with this model it is best to cut off the tabs and make your own. Paying attention to the folds is absolutely critical! :)
  9. F131

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    When I built mine, I printed out extra part sheets and created overlapping parts to cover joints, seams and connecting parts. This added some nice raised detail to keep the RY from looking too flat. If I were to rebuild her, I would re-create the lattice part above the reactor thing with styrene stips and use the paper part as the guide. I used super-glued cardboard, and it was a pain.
  10. Zathros

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    That is some of the best advice I have ever heard. You tackle two problems at once. It would be a great feature to have this methodology designed into the model, done right, it could make the seams almost impossible to find! I may be borrowing this idea! :thumb:
  11. F131

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    Yeah, it works pretty well. I covered most of the seams on my Republic Gunship and was very happy with the results. I like to tweak where I can.
  12. Zathros

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    It's an excellent modeling technique. If people designed models to be printed on thinner paper, and printed parts piece with edges to be folded back under, their would be no white lines either! It could make for a very convincing model of whatever was being modeled. :)
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    can someone tell me why the lower surround does not mate up it acts like it is missing a line that needs to be scored.anyone know what i'm talking about?
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    Post a picture so we can see what you are referring too.:thumb:
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    Looking great!
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    more progress finally

    well after a pause i have made some more progress on the build.I am going to do touchups after this section is done.the pics may not b in order but hope they help someone.

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    more pics

    sry for the double post but had more pics.

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  18. Zathros

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    Wow, that is really nice! Very straight and true. That is so hard on large models like this. Great job!! :)
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    by the way as of now it is 3' 4" long
  20. Zathros

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    "It's Huge, we should worship it!!", (from "Tale of the Screaming Forehead")

    By the way, Nice R/C Copter you have in the background. You know, we have a starved R/C section, feel free to post anything you have in it! :)



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