Sulaco 1/700

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  1. Marco Scheloske

    Marco Scheloske Member

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    I used the same way to build those, only that I reinforced them with 3 mm thick cardboard to make sure they will be able to carry the weight of the engine part (the stand I made doesn't support the engine, only the main hull).
  2. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

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    the reactor group is finished and in place:

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    Thanks for watching.

    I wish you peaceful Christmas.
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  3. zathros

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

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    She's really coming out great!! I like the size too. I'd like a 1/2 model of this to put against the wall, or maybe in a frame. Great job!! :)
  4. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

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    @zathros: the size is 61,5 % of the original kit. It's comfortable for presentation, but makes it harder to build some of the greebles and details…but every one is worth the "pain"

    A little update. Attached the ridge on the top.
    Procress so far:
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    Next: BIG GUNS…
  5. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

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    Started the left hand big NPB gun. Main structure is done, now its greebling time… Screenshot_2014-12-30-19-50-10.jpg P_20141230_181449.jpg P_20141230_181420.jpg P_20141230_181339.jpg
  6. Cforrest900

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    this build is ASTOUNDING! I've always loved seeing pictures of this model, but have never had the courage to try it myself. Props to you for such a GREAT build and build thread
  7. zathros

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

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    Excellent! :)
  8. xpsg

    xpsg New Member

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    Nice build. I actually earmarked this project for my retirement in 30 years time LOL
  9. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

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    Thanx guys.

    the left gun is finished and at place:
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  10. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

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    Instead of doing the same gun for of the other side, I decided to build the Engine group first.
    The Basic cylinder is finished. Again I enforced the circles with cardboard.
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    Also 3 of 4 of the "leafs" - without the greebles:

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  11. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

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    group is ready to get clued to the middle section:
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    there is only one little problem. One part is to wide. It needs to be cut to fit the gap to next section. I will do this after the glue together the two sections…
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  12. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

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    I started with the next group - the engine exhaust:

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    Here are a few difficult parts such as the boxes with 2 internal channels. To obtain the correct distance between the two inner profiles , I have 2 layers of paper glued as spacers on
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    Now was the build together quite easily:
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    Last edited: Jan 14, 2015
  13. wulf111

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    very nice idea with the spacers.
  14. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

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    engine exhaust group finished:

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  15. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

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    Started on the next group:
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    this railgun will be rotatable later…
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    A toothpick is used as an axis:
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  16. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

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    finished the bottom gun:
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    only two groups left…:D
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  17. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You are doing a FANTASTIC JOB!!!
    Everything is VERY CLEAN & CRISP!!!
  18. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

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    Thank you Rhaven Blaack.
    Finished the big right side gun:
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    Next I glue the 3 main sections together…
    Before I do the hardest group of the model: the upper railgun.

    Also thinking about plate next to the displayed model - maybe with some embossed elements…
    A first impression (still WIP):
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    Last edited: Feb 3, 2015
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  19. gilgamesch

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    The sections glued together...
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  20. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

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    Started the LAST GROUP - yeebee!
    But this is again a big challenge for me. A lot of round shapes.:nailbiting:
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    so I 'll start with the easy parts. :D
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    Parallel I also work at the name plate further.
    The Corp. logo parts laminated onto thin cardboard.
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    Also the main "metal" plate was laminated to thick corrugated cardboard. The side surfaces are covered later with paper strips.
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    The white spot is later excised and inserted to simulate a molten acid hole.
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