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Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by F131, Jul 24, 2011.
Looks great! The Bridge work really makes it stand out. Great job on those observation domes.
I was thinking about dull coating it when it is finished....but the gloss is growing on me.
Those bridge assemblies (all 4), have been the most challenging to assemble, especially the large aft bridge. For the domes, I was looking for a lower profile, and the plumber washer an dolls eye worked well. I will later use paper strips to tie them into the hull better.
No pics to add today. I'm working on the engine arms. Nothing too visual.
I'm putting the finishing touches on the rear engine assembly, also adding a mounting plate to prevent sagging.
Looks Good. I know what you mean about the sagging. What I have found is that the sagging comes from the back wall of the big rectangle that you attach that assembly to. I made a mental note to back that area with something stiff next time I build it. Here's a picture to try and describe it. Sorry, I'm no artist, lol
backing by SEBRET, on Flickr
I'm also curious how you dealt with the back of the bridge. I found that when i went to put it around the raised area it sits on, the opening wasn't long enough and i had to cut into the hull a bit. Not sure if you'll understand that but wanted to see if you had the same issue.
One more thing. Not sure if you saw in my photos, but a made a simple addon to keep the back half of the ship level with the front. It attaches right below where the engine block meets the body. Let me know if your interested and ill send it to you.
If you are talking about the forward bridge, I had to do alot of cutting to make it fit (see middle picture, above). I used additional paper parts to cover my flaws/cuts. I wish I had built the "newer" version of the foward bridge that ekuth had on his additional parts sheet. It looks like it would have fit better and it is narrower, more like the movie model.
Please, send me the part you speak of. I can't have my RY sag.
BTW, I like all your special detailing you did. Its the addition effort that really makes these models pop. I'm thinking of printing out the "engine greebles" from the TOS Galactica to add some "piping" around the RJ engines. I have slowly developed patients in my 40's. LOL.
I needed to frame the engine mount to middle hull to prevent the sagging seem in the illustration above. It works well. I still have some droop at the junction of the forward hull to middle hull. I figure that out later.
Just making engines now.
F131, please, don't post your e-mail, it's against forum rules, and not a good idea. Send a P.M. (Personal Message) to SEBRET with your e-mail, it is best to do these types of things through P.M.'s or you will be bombarded with SPAM. Thanks!
(P.S.) The Model rules!! It is quite excellent, and your documentation of the build is making this a must read. Do you keep an insect in that big cage underneath it?
Thanks for educating me about the email. I already get enough spam. The cage is for our retriever with the peanut sized bladder. My model is requiring additional real estate.
I had a Chihuahua that had the bladder of an Elephant. Just as Stubborn too. She'd hold it all day then let loose on the Sofa. I quickly discovered plastic and luckily she could not jump worth a hoot so those little kiddie gates worked well. She lived 16 years, God bless her little soul. Cried like a baby when she died, in spite of all the pee, and Poo, which was not so bad. Kind've like little stinky Tootsie Rolls but a little smaller than the big ones and bigger than the small ones. I think I am going to get some of those to hand out on Halloween!!
Mmmmmmm, yummy. That's the little joys of keepin your pet inside.
Alright, so I thought I would post the support part I talked about here for everyone. It's not very complicated. Just a 4.7 cm block. I painted it flat black. It pretty much disappears and helps keep the back half level.
backsupport by SEBRET, on Flickr
Spent most of the day working on engines. I created an extention to the top engine to make it look more like the studio model. I used poster board and covered it with overlapping pieces of paper. I think it looks pretty good. Time to give the eyes a rest.
Thanks for posting. It will work great.
This is really coming together.
I have had this kit for some time but have been daunted to try, given its size and the quality of work it demanded.
Watching your build it inspiring!
Mounting the lower engines went smoothly. Not too many gaps. I want to finish detailing the top engines before mounting them. I'm not sure what to do about additional grebles.
Well, RJ's basically finished. Just putting on the finishing touches.
Just wondering, are you going to release your corrected sheets?
Sure. I could PM ekuth and see if he wants them added to his parts list, or I could email them to you.
That would be awesome, I have the uncorrected version, but yours is so much better
Looks really cool! Well done sir!