Starship Troopers- Rodger Young

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by ekuth, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. SEBRET

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    Thats weird. I dont have the launh bays or the bottom half of the nose in my copy of the model. Where can i get those?
  2. Soaring

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    *Whistles* Wow, great design Ekuth, and beautimous build Hot4Darmat =o
  3. ekuth

    ekuth Guest

    *headdesk*

    Dammit, I completely forgot about the launch bay mod and the bottom of the nose!

    Lemme dig around and see if I can find it. I saved everything, I'm a data packrat...
  4. wedge

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    Beautiful lady :thumb::mrgreen:
  5. ekuth

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    Okay, I dug out all the "revision" files I could find and threw them into one zip file. I posted them in the download section along with the beta, so dig in!

    Includes:

    Hot4Darmat's Bay Facings, the missing lower nose and several parts revisions to correct errors/ease building.
  6. Paladin

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    Anyone have the tiny tac fighter file? I tried to download the one posted earlier in this thread, but when trying to open it with winRAR, I get an error message saying its either incomplete or damaged.
  7. Kjev

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  8. lajosba

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    nice work
  9. lurtz

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    Man this thing is nice!

    Ekuth, could you post a dorsal plan view photo of the finished model? That would be terrific. TIA.
  10. melvin008

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    That thing is huge...i wonder how many ink cartridges will be required to print the Rodger...maybe it's best to leave that for work lol :p
  11. mysteroid

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    Yeah, you ain't kidding. I got some help printing it so no worries about ink. But if I did it myself...:cry:

    There's a thread here or at PM where Sebret has printed the RY out at 1/2 size (I think). That would be a good compromise. The model is still impressive and it won't break the bank.

    Steve
  12. MoFaux

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    I don't think I have the shelfspace for this one.
  13. Andre

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    hello this ship is very cool :)
    who can this download or you send my to e-mail
    please
  14. mysteroid

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    Hi Andre,

    The file is right here in the Zealot download section. Be sure to post some pictures when you're done!

    Steve
  15. Napoleon1

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    that is impressive!
  16. F131

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    A superb build!!!!! Did you do anything special, internally, to keep your parts straight. Usually, it seems, the bigger the model the more the sag. I would also be interested in any building tips/tricks/special parts people used on their builds.
  17. Hot4Darmat

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    Thanks. More thanks should go to Ekuth for creating such a well-made model.

    I did nothing to brace it internally, but if I did this again, I would plan abit better and do so. The model actually holds together quite well, given there are so many blocks. It is surprisingly rigid with all those boxes stuck together. There are a few places that really demand internal support: The biggest box, part of the main body aft of the 'landing platform' is just too big and needed some cardboard internal braces. Also, the engine arms are the first place you'll see sagging. I would create a foamcore or cardboard "X" shape that can accomodate the rearward sweep, but retain their profile so that they can hold up. This model begs to be suspended from a ceiling, so to do that, you'd need to plan ahead where the attach points are going to be and what size of dowel should run the length of it. Consider making it in 2 or 3 detachable sections for easier storage and transportation. Good luck!
  18. F131

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    Thank you for the advice. Did you assemble each part first, before gluing them together? I agree, suspending this beauty would be ideal, but my wife would disagree. My hobby, cheaper than going to the bars, requires shelf space, and this ship might be too big. I'm afraid to mess with scaling but this demands to be made.
    And yes, thank you Ekuth for this great model!
  19. MTK

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    That is a big model and an excellent build. If I didn't have so much on my plate I would give it a shot myself. ekuth, what program did you use to design it and what did you use for refs? Was this a CG, or video game file?
  20. Hot4Darmat

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    Yup, I made every single piece before assembling it (see the "exploded" part view in the top image I posted on this thread's second page). As a beta builder, I had to test fit every part. Plus there were some scaling issues we had to resolve initially...(only discovered after I had mostly assembled the entire front end only to find that it wouldn't fit the rest ....and I had already printed everything out...yes, entire forests were levelled to make this model). So Ekuth fixed it and I printed it ALL again, and this time I was abit wiser. Make all the bits first, plan your assembly, follow Ekuth's instructions, and think "spine bracing" before getting into the final assembly.

    Part of the problem with dowel spine is where to run it. The main flight deck is the ideal piece to pierce with dowel spine, front to back, but there's this pesky hole right in the middle of it for that vertical tower. The dowel would be unsightly but could be minimized with some clever painting. Placing the spine lower would be OK, but there are intentional structural gaps where it would show from the side view, plus it wouldn't be able to run the full length of the thing right back to the engines, where it would be needed most.

    Lots to think about. But definitely a worthwhile build, and oh-so-satisfactory result.

    My wife thought I was crazy (nothing new there), but we didn't divorce when the thing was done...she even said it was kinda cool (I mean, c'mon, it IS WAY cool!). It sat atop our IKEA bookshelves in our main living room for a few (dusty, cobwebby) years, and sparked more than a few conversations with guests and visitors, including a few suprising closet geekdom confessions from some surprising people.

    Just do it.

    Build it, photograph it, then if she really won't have it in the house, donate it to the display window of your local hobby shop (after spraying it with a few good coats of fixative). At least that way you'll get the satisfaction of knowing where it is, and have a few banked brownie points with her (play up what a HUGE scrifice you made for her...) when it comes time to insist on that REALLY geeky thing you just have to have, like the 1.5 Metre Sulaco paper model, or a vintage ragtop or something like that.