Tokyo Tower by uhu02

Discussion in 'Architecture Models' started by lyter1958, May 5, 2019.

  1. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    Ok, i went off the deep end here and jumped into "trying" to build the tower. This is gonna be a very long and time consuming build for sure. i printed out all the sheets on 11 x 17 sheets and started cutting out the main legs. A LOT OF CUTTING..:hammerhead::hammerhead::biggrin:..
    20190420_151013.jpg 20190420_151013.jpg as you can see...its gonna be big 20190420_160157.jpg there is a lot to cut on just one leg. and i got 3 more to go.. oh my poor hands:)
    1556303310080.jpg 20190504_135252.jpg 20190504_115940.jpg all 4 legs cut out.. now on to coloring the edges before i forget to.. got a small water coloring set and mixing the red and orange gets to color close to whats printed..
    58649514_2280141058913899_3601668246241017856_n.jpg the lower main brace for the legs. this was 2 sections folded togther and glued.
    thats it for now. took me about 2 weeks to get time to get this far, very slow cutting and i did have a few cut through on some of the braces.
    thanks for looking
    mark
  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Oh wow, this is a very challenging build. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! :)
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  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Sir, I wish you the very best of luck on this build. I will be following it closely!
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  4. thegreek270

    thegreek270 New Member

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    Oh Boy,

    i agree with Revell-Fan, this is a very challenging build. So many triangles to cut out.
    I wish you all the patience you need for that task.

    Good luck.
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  5. zathros

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

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    Go to a welding shop and buy some .030" Tig Welding Wire. Not expensive, and incorporated into the corners will give this model the long termm rigidity it needs. ;)
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  6. Dagger

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    So many cuts, my fingers hurt just looking. This tower is spectacular, riding that will not be simple and very delicate. Good luck!
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  7. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    Thanks all. Z..great idea. Am gonna look into this..and i thought the Discovery was a b#@&# to build.
    This gonna be a loooong ,slow build for sure..it looked so easy.. But i like to challenge my building skill,whitch is not "that" good ..its the fun of doing it
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  8. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    ok, a "little" more progress on the tower. so far its been "fun".... a few nicks that i could spot glue back into place. so far i've gone through 20 blades with i got done. need to get a stone to resharpen just the tips, rest of the blade is sharp.one of 4 legs all trimmed and ready to go 20190509_141232.jpg
    main bottom brace 20190509_141244.jpg
    and so it begins.... brace glued to the first leg 20190511_151108.jpg
    made the 4 corner pieces and attached them in place as i added the legs 20190511_152654_HDR.jpg 20190511_153825_HDR.jpg
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    a little warp , but once glued.. all gone 20190511_154211_HDR.jpg
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    a idea on how tall so far.. 20190511_154211_HDR.jpg 20190511_155750.jpg 20190511_155732.jpg
    cutting out the inside braces for the legs..note.. 5 per leg.. 20190511_154211_HDR.jpg 20190511_155750.jpg 20190511_155732.jpg 20190512_141354.jpg
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Wow, this looks astounding! Is it very fragile?
  11. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    adding braces to the inner legs... 20190512_143610_HDR.jpg 20190512_150359.jpg
    and for some real fun:), supports for the bracing... 20190512_161356.jpg
    looks good ..yes??..hahaha wait for it.......
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    talk about "thin".....took almost a hour to do 1...slow cuts and i still cut through sometimes. damn hands like to move on their on sometimes, let alone the eyes go wonkie:bulgeeye::bulgeeye:.. so thats what i got done so far. got to cut out bracing for the arched part of legs and glue on.. its really getting stronger as i add parts on so its gonna be solid and not shift when done... well, i hope.. will be back with more as i go along. so please, keep looking and all comments ( and gripes:animated:) are welcome....:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    Yes it is at first.. but once you start adding the bracing it starts to get stronger..i wasnt sure if it would and thought about what Zathros said about adding some tig wire.. dont think its gonna need it
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  13. Dagger

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    I will never complain again when I have to dig something after seeing this, what madness !! Awesome work, how many cuts, it looks great.
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    madness is right.. then again, i was always mad...HAHAHA.. as for cuts??? fingers or paper??? after the first 5 sections on the legs i gave up counting..
    but to give you a idea...110 triangles per leg.. yes , i just counted em...so , 440. not counting bracing... oh alright .. ill count
    3 per brace at 5 per leg...36 total.. there , happy???:Grin::Grin::Grin::Grin::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead:
    i cant "wait" to get to the upper section.....ohhhh what am i doing?????
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    Super work. There does appear to be a correlation between mind numbing repetative and challenging tasks, and the quality of the finished piece.
    This model is going to be awesome. thumbsup
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  16. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    all i can say is.. if anyone else builds this.. be prepared to say quite a few words that little ones should not hear:sadno::bulgeeye:
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    ok, more pics of what i got done today.... 20190518_122915.jpg these run down the inside of the legs and there is a left and right side
    20190518_122949.jpg both in place
    20190518_125006.jpg front view
    now on to the curved pieces between the legs 20190518_134408.jpg 20190518_134415.jpg
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    last but not least.. the bracing on the inside of the legs 20190518_145416.jpg putting all this on does make the legs a LOT stronger. ok, 3 more to do and thats it for today... got a lot to cut of the next section and ooohhhh my hands are hurting already:):). thanks for looking and comments.
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    FANTASTIC! Your skills are amazing!:Bravo:
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  19. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    thanks Revell-fan...not that amazing my skills be.. but i am slowly getting better at them.i learned not to rush doing these models..even though my mind is saying " come on..go..get to the next one...":laughrolling:. i am proud of all the others i've done, most not the best. it's like you all have said to everyone who comes to this site. have fun doing it ,take your time and your skills will improve. everyone offers great tips and i happy to help others if i can too..
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    Exactly that is what this is about: fun and relaxation. And it's a certain form of therapy in some difficult moments. In these forums you learn to improve in a surprising way thanks to tricks and tips. In a little more than a year, improve my ability in this.Logically I would like to reach the top level of many modelers, but being realistic I know my limitations.I always remain satisfied to finish a model even though I have many mistakes, I enjoy building, and i consider a supermodel that i have fun and relax, i have ten or a thousand pieces. A simple model that makes us forget for a while the daily hardships for me is a supermodel. Your tower looks great, my clumsy fingers still do not dare to something like that, while I enjoy watching your torture.
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