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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lookin' good Al! this will be cool to see finished..
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

another weekly update. i got the engine supports started and sprayed the first coat of primer. need to sand and detail the little round parts on the corners. but not looking to bad. questions, comments.

Thanks Al




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Looks clean and spiffy; love it!
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Looking sweet Al! Keep up the good work!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Al
You said you were working with the Betty recently, what were you working on?

Is the Betty being used for something else?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hole dweller wrote:
Hi Al
You said you were working with the Betty recently, what were you working on?

Is the Betty being used for something else?


Gary



the studio wants to have a Betty for there own display, so i was helping put another one together from the original molds and patterns. which got me some great reference.

Al
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I glued and pinned the main supports to the body. the engine and extension parts are going to be made out of Epoxy fiberglass so they will be very light, even so im going to make a small armature that will connect through to the internal support which will carry the weight.

Thanks for looking.

Al




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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now it really beguins to take shape !!!

Good work !!!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lookin' good so far...question: what is the major challenge in that model? Is it going to be articulated like the hero one in the movie, or are you contemplating a static option?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
Lookin' good so far...question: what is the major challenge in that model? Is it going to be articulated like the hero one in the movie, or are you contemplating a static option?



Thanks.

I think the major challenge will be the cockpit, getting it to look right, its the main focus of the model. this one will be a static display. im thinking of doing a bigger one, and i might articulate the engines on that one.

I still need to form a few more layers on the cone to get the details and then i will start on the cockpit.

Thanks again guys. questions, comment feel free to ask.


Al
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply; if you don't mind me asking: how big was the hero model?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
Thanks for the reply; if you don't mind me asking: how big was the hero model?




Lets see, the Length was about 51 inches and the width was about 72" 73" when the engines were fully extended. this is just a rough estimate from a quick measure we did. but give or take an inch or two its pretty darn close.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys.


Been working on the CAD drawing for the Betty. helps for when i have to cut parts and makes sure all the pieces are in proportion with each other. also for when i need something laser cut i already have a file to ship out. heres a quick scan of the general layout. also been working on the cargo boxes will have pic of those soon.


Al

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I started on the Cargo boxes. i used foam and skinned them in styrene. still need to smooth sand and re shoot the primer and scribe some panel lines, but its getting there. need to get some batteries for my camera the pics arent the greatest. the boxes are just taped in place for the pics. two down two to go.



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is looking superb. Great work. I love the detail thus far on it
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking very good...another question for you Al: what kind of foam are you using, and also what kind of glue could be safely used on that foam to affixe the plasti-card or Perspex?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
Looking very good...another question for you Al: what kind of foam are you using, and also what kind of glue could be safely used on that foam to affixe the plasti-card or Perspex?




Im using Urethane foam. i get it from www.generalplastics.com

To glue it to the foam i use regular CA glue, what i do is i squeeze it on the foam, take a paper towel and wipe it on the foam to get an even coating then i place the styrene on and use accelerator around the edges to make sure its sealed up. works great, never had a problem. the other way to do it is to just vac form over the foam with your plastic and leave it there and add details to that. either way works.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Al; I didn`t know you could vac-form over foam...I thought with the heat of the plastic and the pressure the foam would colllapse.
Great tips to improve my model-making endeavours
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joberg wrote:
Thanks Al; I didn`t know you could vac-form over foam...I thought with the heat of the plastic and the pressure the foam would colllapse.
Great tips to improve my model-making endeavours




You have to make sure the foam is urethane or balsa foam. you cant use the blue or pink poly insulation foam.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started on the nose cone. real pain in the Butt. first layer is in 3 mm. and the other layers are in 1 mm. there are 4 levels on the cone each level has two layers. if that makes sense. when i get a little farther along it will be easier to see. Here is what i have so far. Questions, comments feel free.

Thanks Al




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