UHU02'S DISCOVERY

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  1. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    Ok, here we go again with my build of the Master's model. To start off as always, i print on 11x17 paper. Alot easier for me to roll and see.( getting younger each year). The spine is a 7/16 wooden dowel at 4' long..( i know, "4 foot...is this guy nuts??) . cutting and rolling out the pieces for the spine wasn't too bad
    after gluing them to the dowel it left a small gap. so i cut a trough to run wires the entire length.
    glued into place

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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    now onto the other small bits.. the spacers and other things . got to make a lot of them.then the cones and dividers and fins.

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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    now the cargo boxes. a lot of cargo boxes. all different sizes.
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    after i got them all built, i started installing the 6 sided rings and the cones and spacers and fins. after first finding where top was gonna be, glued each in place.
    the 6 sided "rings" had mounting simbles and numbers for attaching the cargo boxes. 20180415_135234.JPG 20180211_121156.JPG
    after i go them all glued on.... crapp, i for got to hide the wires.. took some regular paper,cut,"paint with some watered down glue" and hide the wires

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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    i'm sure you all know where i'm going with the wires by now. on to the boxes. each one has a mark and number on the bottom to match up to the 6 sided piece. long slow possess of getting them in place and as straight as i could. 20180421_121146.JPG
    one is different for that is where the antenna is mounted

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You are off to a great start! I look forward to seeing how it turns out.
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    the engine section is nice and open inside to hold a battery pack for the lights. 20180421_165328.JPG
    i haven't thought on how i'm gonna close the top yet, so i just let it "flop" around for now. 20180421_165328.JPG 20180421_165458.JPG
    rear section attached that will hold the engines.
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    and a test fit to the spine.. oh it' gonna be BIG...

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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    Thanks Rhaven. been working on this "puppy" for about 5 months off and on now.
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    started to work on the crew section. cut off all the glue tabs and used small strips of thin paper to attach each section. this was the real fun part on making sure its round
    i got both upper and lower crew sections done. i had some "grand " ideas of doing a inside of the bay, with 1 door open and a pod half way out. not too sure if i can pull it off yet... but thinking about it..

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    You will be part of a very small group of people who have actually made this. You will have some thing to cherish for many years!! :)
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    Ha. Thanks Zathros. I know I will, but the better half won't. .:)
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    This is what append when I play with the " fit to page" button. I don't think it's to be this big.....

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    "So say w all!" :blueface:
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    It's a magnificent model, and you are engaging a tremendous effort. Looking good! Needs a special place to show it off at.
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    I don't have much of flat display space, but she'a gonna go somewhere :)
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    If you glass off a shelf in a small bookshelf, and blue out the glass the glass, put some background light in there, you could make an awesome diorama. :)
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