1:18 Crichton build

ASC Mclaren

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Hiya! I am chronicling my test build of Marcell's excellent Crichton model, from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. His design is very intuitive and elegant! I did deviate from the design in one area, when building cylinders, I try to avoid an overlapping joint. So I made a tab to lap behind both sides of the joints on the round parts. Enjoy!
 

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You are off to a GREAT start. Everything looks good so far.
I will be follwing this thread.
 

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Whoops, there you are! Now I see that you have indeed cut out the holes for the arms; from the perspective of the first pic in the other thread it looked as if the circles were still closed. The tab idea is good, I used the same technique on the big one. However, due to the small size of this model I deliberately added traditional tabs to the parts to simplify the build. Great start, pal!
 

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:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::thumb::thumb::thumb::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

Go for it, champ!

(I have a little surprise for you in the making! :cool:)
 

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He's becoming alive! :thumb::thumb::thumb:

BTW, that's a brilliant idea: Skip the wall1wall1wall1 neck and use a pencil instead! It would have saved me MUCH time..! (No, just kidding! :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: )
 

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0Thank you all for the kind words! Tonight I start on the arms (gulp). I will say that so far, at this scale I have gone with gluing edges and skipping the smaller tabs.

BTW, I just got an excellent surprise from RF!
 

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There will be more. I'm just figuring out the layout of the bridge and will send everything to you. :thumb:

If you have trouble assembling the arms don't hesitate to PM me and I'll send you a revision. :wave:
 

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Finished the arms. In the pictures you'll see my new hole punch :thumb:. That came in handy on this build. I found a6 problematic (may have been my lack of skill in rolling tiny tubes) although a round toothpick (which I use to apply glue) is about the right size. A3 requires patience! all of the arm joints hold well in an interference/friction fit. I did glue thumb and palms in place, as I couldn't find a small enough wire. I may fix this in the future.
 

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outstanding work, OUTSTANDING WORK, INDEED!!!
At this scale, you are doing a PENOMINAL JOB!!!
 

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Holy frak - it lives!

:eek::eek::eek:

I'm really, really sorry for the small parts... Well, erh, no. Just kidding! :mrgreen:
You are doing a phenomenal job! :thumb:

Jason, you are surpassing my wildest dreams! It's good that you've found a matching rod. I'll add this to the instructions. Use whatever makes your work easier.