The Building of the Galactic Fleet

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Chadepotts1273, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. Chadepotts1273

    Chadepotts1273 New Member

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    Thank you for that Skyseeker. I do try to view these smaller models as training for me to hone my patience & endurance for the models I have planned to do ahead. I am slowly learning to better use tweezers & a sewing needle, among other tools. I deeply appreciate the support! :)
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    image.png Saw these coffe mugs on Pinterest for about $14 each. I may have to order a couple. :)
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    I would take the file (on a jump drive) to STAPLES or KINKO'S (or your local print shop) and see if they can print it out for you on a larger scale on thicker card stock.
    The other alternative is to resize the parts yourself (using your favorite design program i.e. MS PAINT, GIMP, RHINO, or whatever you prefer).
    (On a side note, greebling out the (TOS) Galactica would be an interesting build to see.)
    Either way you go, I wish you the best of luck with it and I look forward to seeing your build of it.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    I think that I may have to convince my girlfriend that I need a set of these cups as well. ;););)
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    Here is another Pinterest find. ( I've seriously been getting addicted to Pinterest lately,) I don't know if it comes in a poster or not, but I thought I'd share it. I would love to have my future nerd lair ceiling covered in mixed genre sci-fi paper models with a space backdrop!:) Or should I separate them according to genre? I just don't know. image.jpg
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    That is an interesting pic.
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    Here's another Pinterest find, it's also on Deviantart. (last one for a while, I promise);). A Star Trek/BSG hybrid. I can't decide if it's an abomination or not, but I think I kind of like it. It is some interesting concept art & I think it would make for one image.png image.png very interesting paper model build.:)
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    I have to say that I am not quite certain about it, but it is interesting.
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    I think it's a pretty cool variant! :) Talk about alternative universe time.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Sky Seeker
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    Chad,

    Just checking in. I was just wondering how your next project is going? Hope the move is going well.

    Sky Seeker
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    I appreciate your asking, Skyseeker. The move is done. Finally! It's been a very rough few months. I won't go into too many details, but we've been having to scramble to get our old house remodeled so we could move back into it. It needed a lot of repairs & upgrades before we could completely move back. I've been doing most of them myself, but my Dad & my father-in-law have kindly stepped in to help out. I don't move very fast on account of my neck & back injuries, so it's taken a lot longer than expected. My wife has been a huge support too. So we're moved, but exhausted! I'm just taking a little time to catch my breath. I will be back very soon to continue work on the Colonial Movers as well as the Phoenix. They are just sitting in my paper model utility shelf waiting for me to pick them back up. I've really missed working on them, & I've missed connecting with all of my fellow Zealots!:) -Chad
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    Summer, boy does paper modeling take the back burner!! I've rebuilt two tractors, welding some stuff in my Motorhome, and built a 4' x 8' foot 1200 lb. capable trailer, fixed my Honda lawn mower, after doing everything difficult, I find out it's a defective "New" NGK Spark Plug. Started right up with an Autolite. ;)
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    Glad to hear you've been keeping busy Z. I've been wondering what you've been up to. Seriously though, can we make a t-shirt, or maybe one of those license plate frames that says"I'd rather be Paper-Modeling!"?
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    It would be neat. You can do whatever you wish. Producing a liscense plate frame would be neat, though the cost for such a mold would be incredibly high! :)
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    a dollar tree coffe cup with a label stock print, might be cheap, they might come off from the heat tho. maybe a printed out foam cup sleeve?
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    I have finally gotten somewhat settled from recently moving, & so finally getting to a place where I can get back to working on these models. I sure have missed it! image.jpeg So, this evening I resumed work on Revell-Fan's Colonial Movers after a few months of it sitting in a moving box. Picking up where I left off, on the starboard side of the forward head section, I have laid out from left to right parts 24, 21, 22 & 23.
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    Parts 21, 22 & 23 glue together in that order, the picture shows the positioning of the assembled parts on the starboard side. Part 24 is to be glued just above part 21. That finishes up the starboard side of the head, though I may come back later & add a few greebles. image.jpeg
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    Moving over to the port side, I rolled & glued part 17, & that's as far as I got this evening. image.jpeg
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    Chad,

    T-shirt should be easy peesy. Create a design, convert to jpeg format, & print an iron on or direct silk screen (requires someone with the right equipment - not me), but I know a guy... (or gal in this case) that can do it. She did it for one of my family members when they drew something. The shirt came out well too.

    Funny I haven't checked in on Zealot for a while now and TONIGHT you post something and I happened to go on. It's weird how things work out. Like what you've done with the Colonial Movers model!

    Also, coincidental that you're building this model while you're moving a bit prophetic eh?

    I hope that all is well with you. Have a nice night Chad.

    Sky Seeker
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    You are off to a GREAT START with the Colonial Mover. I a, looking forward to seeing how it will turn out.
    If and when I build this model, I can see a TON of greebling that can be dome on this model.
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