The Building of the Galactic Fleet

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

  1. Revell-Fan

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    :Drinks::Drinks::Drinks:

    Did I mention that I like it when other people build my models? :)
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    Well, I very much enjoy building your models. I really appreciate the hard work you put into them, & the incredible detail. I also find them to be at a very good level of challenging. I hope I can do you proud with this build, as well as with other ships ( yours & other designers) as this thread progresses. Feel free to offer any constructive criticism or advice.:)
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    On the port side, parts 20 & 25 & their approximate positions. image.jpeg
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    The parts for the "cockpit, bridge?" section laid out & partially assembled. From left to right, parts 15, 16, 17, & 18. For part 19 I substituted a small section of toothpick & painted it gray. It attaches underneath the cockpit bubble. For the cockpit bubble, I substituted a plastic pea-sized bead & painted it black (sorry, paper purists).My arthritis was just too flared up this evening to attempt the very small part 19, or the cockpit bubble. image.jpeg image.jpeg I also did make a failed attempt to assemble the optional=original part 17. Again arthritis frustrated my efforts, but I may try again & replace the part at a later date. It just looks better IMHO. But for now, I'll just stick with the simplified version.
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    The cockpit section, with all parts glued together & attached to the port side wing (part 14). I hope I got the angle positioning right with the bigger section. That's how I interpreted it from the instruction pics. The bottom pic shows the approximate position in glueing to the wing. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
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    image.jpeg I've begun a little bit of greebling with these panels on the bottom side of the main hull.
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    Oops! The cockpit section (the piece with the black window) must be attached at an angle:

    front view.jpg

    Sorry! :)

    (BTW, I have moved the thread into the SciFi section; it should be easier to find now. ;) )
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    Very nice!! :)
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    Thank you Revell-Fan for noticing my screw up before I got much farther:headbange: , & also for that front view pic of the ship. It helps to have a different perspective. I had to lightly score the glue joints on the top of the wing where it meets the main hull, & on the bottom of the cockpit tube where it glues to the wing. Fortunately I had not applied very much glue yet, so the adjustment wasn't too big of a deal. Here are some before & after pics first of my blunder, & then the adjusted angle for the cockpit section. Hope that's a bit more acceptable.:) image.jpeg
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    Added a few more greebles on the topside of the main hull. Hope I'm not overdoing it. Once I get in greeble-mode, it's hard to stop!;) image.jpeg image.jpeg
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    It's space, if the cockpit bent over a bit, with the gravimetric plating, you'd never notice it. (I didn't!!) :)
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    In space even a brick can fly..! :D ;)
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    Not at all! :)
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    No, you're "doing it', and damned well too!! :)
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    I made just a few additions this evening. Starting with some greebling with the yellow & red conduits on the starboard side & the housing they feed into. My craftsy & artistic daughter suggested I use colored paper clips , so I did & I'm very happy with the results. I also assembled the rear cone assembly with parts 11(the cone), part 26(the end cap), & parts 12(for the 4 add-ons ).Note: the cone assemblies are the same front & back for the forward(head) & mid- section, & for the front of the engine section. image.png image.jpeg image.jpeg I have just a few more greebles I'd like to add for the cockpit tube & wing, then I'll move on to the mid-section of the ship.
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    Thank you Zathros, I appreciate that!
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    Chad,

    Nice work with the Colonial mover! Great job greebling too!

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    Thanks Skyseeker, btw, you're earlier comment about my build of this particular ship coinciding with my moving I had to chuckle at. I really could have used a full size version of this ship to help me in my move. It's amazing how much crap can accumulate around the place in just a few short years. Now I really could use the ship to just haul some stuff off.:surprise:;)
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    I haven't been able to do much on the CM these past few evenings. I did start putting the mid-section together ( part 28, & parts 11 for the cones). I found a wooden dowel measuring 3/8" in diameter (sorry, I'm not sure what that translates to in mm) that I'm hoping to use to reinforce the spine parts. I haven't glued it yet though, just in case it doesn't fit through the paper parts of the spine. image.jpeg image.jpeg
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