UNSC Pillar of Autumn

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  1. gogu13

    gogu13 Gogu

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    So... i've started the work on the UNSC Pillar of Autumn (Rockeman's model).
    I had to stop halfway as i was tired and could not cope anymore with the repetitive tasks of building the engines.
    Just like the "Forward unto Dawn" model, nu gluing tabs are present in the model so i "draw" my own ones - something to take into consideration when building the model.
    There are some elements in the kit that i could not find on Rocketman's finished model such as "forward thruster caps" and "tertiary engines" (which could be added based on the original model, although not 100% accurate).

    I hope you enjoy it ;)

    First set of pictures - the main body (aft/mid section): unfolded, glued with bulkheads and fully assembled.

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    Next set of pictures: the forward superstructures and forward thrusters

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    gogu13 Gogu

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    Next set of pictures - everything built so far, assembled
    Last picture - the engine parts cut and prepared for gluing (to be done tonight) - this where i stopped.
    After this, minor details are to be added - mainly armor sections and the stand

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You are off to a great start and making really good progress.
    There is noting wrong with taking breaks in the middle of a build. I do it all the time. So, do not worry about it. I too get frustrated with builds that I have worked on. Taking a break is a great way to clear your mind and later take a fresh look at the model and what the problem or issue was that was frustrating you.
    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Nothing wrong with improving the accuracy of a model. :)
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    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

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    You are off to a great start! :bowdown::bowdown::Bravo:thumbsup Taking a break sometimes is a "must" to get your perspective on something right or just getting your head into the "game".:pompus: In the end, the results are worth it as you are clearly demonstrating with this model.:Drinks:

    Also, where did you find this model? It looks interesting.

    Thanks for sharing.:)
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    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

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    Found it at this link

    https://www.deviantart.com/rocketmantan/art/Halo-Pillar-of-Autumn-Paper-Model-573200384

    For all of those out there that are interested.
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Great Link, Thanks! :)
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    gogu13 Gogu

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    i'm back!

    so here are the engines (cut, assembled and mounted on the main body)
    next in line were the armors - 4 pieces (cut and mounted on the main body)

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    gogu13 Gogu

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    The last details of the ship were the fins (2 pairs, again: cut, assembled and glued on the model)

    And the model itself, in all it's glory (pictures 3 & 4).
    The last picture is a retouch of the dorsal armor above the main engines - initially i glued it flush with the engine but it should have been a bit raised, so i printed that part again and added on top of the old one.

    I will also build the stand, but starting this afternoon i'm unavailable so expect the fully finished model my mid-next week

    Have a great weekend, guys!

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

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    Great job. You made a very interesting model, that looks very strong, strong enough for a kid to ply with (not that I suggest that), but it looks like it will stand the test of time. ;)
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