Star Trek type 17 Shuttle Pod by Homespun Magixx

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  1. ltzealot

    ltzealot Member

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    Hi,
    Saturday, I started building an enlarged version of Homespun Magixx Star Trek Type 17 Shuttle Pod. There are a lot of great models to build on their site.
    Home
    http://www.homespunmagixx.com
    License
    http://www.homespunmagixx.com/tou.html
    Download
    http://www.homespunmagixx.com/scifi.asp#type17
    I quite like this model for it's simple layout on a single sheet and the ease of build. Made it easy for me to resize the sheet. I also used Windows build in mspaint to print sections of the page on single sheets to build the following model. It's not complete yet. I'm yet to complete and attache the nacels. The follow pics show the gradual construction.
    Saturday I cut and folded the pieces in between doing household chores, playing with my 20 month old daughter and general family stuff.
    Sunday I finshed cutting the rest of the parts except one the nacels and glued all but the nacel together.
    Because the whole thing is paper, I had to create a support for the inside.
    In some of the shots you can see the original single page model I built.

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  2. ltzealot

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    I had to create joins, because I printed the pieces on different sheets. Plus, I had to make a tab for the side panel that's normally attached to the base.

    Hm...Is there a limit to the number of attachments?

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  3. ltzealot

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    I found something interesting in this process. If I attach the base from the front of the craft, it was easier to assemble than the original model. I worked my way from front to rear.

    Oh and something else I discovered was, the tabs on the side panels helped with the glueing of the top/side panels at the window curve. Very handy for keeping to pressure on without me holding or positioning it with something.

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    I continued with the build until I only had the rear to close off, but I notice a little sagging due to the thin paper and larger scale. So, this is where I had to figure out a support for the inside. I thought of different ways, like using some of the scrap paper rolled or folder into tubes, then I thought maybe a toilet roll and finally I just found some packing cardboard and cut it into and X type support. Don't know what you call it. Anyway, I glued a flat piece on top and the glued it into the base of the model and sealed it up.

    All I need to do now is complete the nacels and attach and I'm all done.

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  5. Rogerio Silva

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    It's looking cool, man. I wanna see more, please!
  6. ltzealot

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    Here's a scale comparison with the original.

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    Thanks Rogerio. :)

    When I complete the nacels, I'll post more pics.
  8. bgt01

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    Print some "Away Team" members out to scale and you'll have a nice little diorama. I've made this shuttle also and it's a fun little build. You've done a nice job.
  9. ASC Mclaren

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    Very cool! I'm one that likes the big scale builds, and that looks great!
  10. ltzealot

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    Interesting idea bgt01. I was thinking of making a shuttle bay diorama, but didn't really think about people. I'm thinking of printing the same thing on A3 paper or if I can find some A3 cardboard, but I might have to print it then glue it to cardboard.

    This might be big enough for the plastic figurines. Hmm, I may have to hunt some down since I don't own any.

    Thanks ASC Mclaren. I like large scale to. I'd build a full size model and park it in the front yard if I could, but I think my wife not so much. :)

    On that note, I use to belong to a New Zealand Star Trek Glub and we build Type 6 ish shuttle for the 1996 Christmas Parade. I have photo's somewhere. Now that was a fun project. Sorry for rambling.
  11. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You are doing a GREAT JOB on this project.
    All of the lines look clean and crisp!

    Do you have plans of detailing it out and making an interior for it?
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    Nice job, great links!! :)
  13. ltzealot

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    Sorry, what was that Zathros? ;-)

    Thanks for the kind words. I thought I better credit the creator of the model in my post. Sad that it was not used in the series.
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    Nice build and mod( for the sagging). I like to do the same and enlarge the models I build also, I hate working with tiny parts!
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    Thanks redwolf28386.
    It is tricky working with the small parts, but oh so satisfying when it's done. :)

    Tonight, I finally found the time to finish my Nacels and attach.
    I think I should have strengthened them internally, but they seem to be holding up ok. I think the hexigon is a pretty stable shape.

    I forgot to take photo's of me attaching the nacels, but the last nacel was just attached where you can see where the shuttle is on it's side.
  16. ltzealot

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    Hmm? My uploads didn't work. Maybe this time.
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    This problem is being looked into.
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    Thanks Rhaven Blaack.

    By the way, I didn't think of detailing the interrior until you mentioned it. I've been looking for my old details on the Type 6, that I could use. I will build another shuttle this size, but this time I'll use a thicker card for more stability. I bought such card to print my phaser rifle on, and it's pretty sturdy stuff.

    I'll let you know how I get on.
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    You need a set of these collectors items next to that shuttle. I got these new when the show came out. They are still complete with their "purse-like" Tricorders and their "We come in peace" phasers molded into their hands. Ah, memories.

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