- Jul 5, 2020
Great progress and still lots more work to come.
thank you as always, indeed plenty more to comeGreat progress and still lots more work to come.
I try my best, if something hasn't been pointed out or needs better clarification, then I trust people will ask.Very nice work and documentation. Thanks for that!
Does the friendly tech help or hinder?
@Revell-Fan you are correct on both counts - the old saying 'built like a tank' is coming true already, she's already weighing a ton!Very interesting! Those thick laminations will make the model pretty sturdy - and heavy.
Yes, in sci-fi who cares whether it can actually stand! Until you build one and find out the hard wayI noticed that on the AT-ST. The head got pretty heavy and I feared that the legs would collapse. But in the end everything was fine.
I like everything cut in one go so everything is precisely the same - it's only cereal box-board. I don't think I'll be going as far as 10mm, that would be some pretty thick armour!I cut each layer separately. That's easier than cutting the finished laminated piece. If you want to cut a 10 mm thick laminated board you could start using a wood saw instead of a blade.
Nice a slow with several slow passes on the thickest laminations with a fresh blade achieves a good clean cut - The Swann Morton scalpels are hard to beat, British steel at its finestI'm truely impressed here, the thickest laminations I have cut yet were only 1mm thick and I dulled three #11 blades doing them. My Mora Garberg bushcraft knife blade is only 1/8th inch thick, so to be cutting 1.8th inch cardboard and paper... Holy cow.
A band saw would be great, I have a little scroll saw which is a tad too macho for this build, so nice and easy with the blade does it - I wouldn't say balsa is cheating, it's all wood based after allI have a small bandsaw for thick stuff, and I've been known to cheap using Balsa wood. You're doing great!
Cheers @snake7 - I was never really into 1/35th, although its a very popular scale for military modellers, but I'm not into that scale. How the original designer made it so small I'll never know!Wau! First as i saw the model in 1:35 with full interior i though you are crazy to build it. I can't understand why to design it in this scale with full interior.
Then I read that you upscaled it to 1:18. Relieve
But the question is why not 1:25, though it is the ideal scale for paper armor?
Nevertheless, you build and stories are excellent and good luck with the rest!