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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Science officer SKIN JOB 66 here (no need for hypersleep for us artificial beings) !

Razz

OK JT, a good & a bad news...

First, the good one : A pic from D. Lowe's archives showing the front section of the docking module, similar to the ones Graham has posted above !



Now, the bad one : Searching for pics showing the front of the docking module, I found something about the REAR section... and unfrotunately your detailing of that part doesn't look too accurate anymore !

Shocked



Really sorry I didn't found this pic sooner... I think I'm going to self destruct myself with an overdose of milk...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll notice that those pipes are the same as the ones used on the flame-thrower Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see the top docking module where you are talking about... I need to make a tapered rear corrugated part..up towards the top. That I never glued on because I never had that angle... but now I do!

actually this is the mid-size model you are showing. used for the separation scene... Not the large one. What I am doing is combining details from all three into a composite... the kit is fairly less detailed on the rear.. and there is a difference between this smaller model and the large one. but the builder can basically do however they want. I just went for way more detail
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, Here is the rear bulkhead on the original AEF kit... I will redo this tonight and remold it to correspond to Fred's Picture of the smaller model. Also I will add the beveled part to the upper corrugated part on the docking module.

This really will not be an AEF kit anymore, I am changing so much stuff, but I guess its all for the better...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jtparker wrote:

actually this is the mid-size model you are showing. used for the separation scene... Not the large one.


Of course, should have noticed this... Jon Sorensen's model !!!



Sorry, JT...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SKIN JOB 66 wrote:
jtparker wrote:

actually this is the mid-size model you are showing. used for the separation scene... Not the large one.


Of course, should have noticed this... Jon Sorensen's model !!!



Sorry, JT...

Fred



No problem Fred! Thats why we are all here! Ia am going to change the rear bulkhead to conform more with your picture here..Thanks for the great pic! with yours and Grahams help, this will be the most accurate Nostromo yet!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot for the kind words JT... but all REAL credit on this amazing kit goes to you !



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a result of a days work "dissecting" the Nostromo docking module.

with a dremel tool I cut away the interlock mechanism, cut away the top panels of the module, ground down the incorrect AEF detailing on the "boxes" forward of the interlock, and actually remolded the circular part of the interlock (Not seen here).. I have a section of the old version in the foreground with the dissected and redone parts sitting in the background ready for re-detailing, repiping, re-assembly, and remolding. This was more work than I anticipated.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Simply amazing! Cannot wait.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

furystorm wrote:
Wow! Simply amazing! Cannot wait.


Thanks Furystorm!

I know it looks tedious, it is LOL! but it is going to make for a much more accurate kit. I am making things "jibe" with Space-jockeys blueprints. its kinda a consensus thing among the great members here to make this complex ship something tangible.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jtparker wrote:
Thanks Furystorm!

I know it looks tedious, it is LOL! but it is going to make for a much more accurate kit. I am making things "jibe" with Space-jockeys blueprints. its kinda a consensus thing among the great members here to make this complex ship something tangible.


Yeah, the back of the docking module you can see those three small circles in a row... I took that detail off your kit. I haven't seen any photo's of that area and it looks cool.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work once more, JT... BRAVO !!!



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I wanted to resisit but now I need one Nostromo, seriously!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good work (and dedication) JT!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Joberg!

here are all of the parts sitting basically the way it will look with the new "boxes" forward of the interlock mechanism and this will be much better aligned and more accurate. I basically had to cut a one-piece large part into several small parts, I even cut and remolded the "circular" umbilicus interlock to be able to realign. I spent several hours just dissecting and cleaning parts LOL! I added new panels to be able to retool the new master, and tomorrow night I will permanently align, measure, and adhere everything, add the tubing per the studio model and the plans in the correct geometry, and should be ready for final molding friday night... then there is only one more part to correct/remold and this baby is done...for now ...mark-II Nostromo kit!





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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work JTP, looking good!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks 100% screen accurate now, thank you for all your hard work, JT !!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is lookin' better and better JT
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really enjoy following this thread, great work Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the newly redone docking module top.. as you can see I just need to add a couple small conduits to the left side, make sure everything looks good as far as finish, and pour the silicon mold today.
This took me longer than I thought to get it all back together... pulled an all-nighter on this one.. but it is much closer to the studio version, and better than the AEF original

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