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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:04 pm    Post subject: !0' Nostromo building thread Reply with quote

Hi all. I am doing a second Nostromo build for a fellow propsummit member. and while I do this build, I am going to do a larger than studio model Nostromo in excess of 10 feet long (clse to 11 feet long). I am moving stuff out of my garage now.
I am upscaling my current model into a super size Nostromo with operating lifts, shuttle hangar, illuminated bridge and bisters, and every possible detail I can think of based on all the research done on this forum. the goal here is to make the most incredible Nostromo model ever done. There will be some reference pics of the second ship on this thread as I upscale all the parts..... hang on to your hats......
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow JTP, 11 feet long!! Shocked Love it already...yeah, room is what you'll need alright Cannot wait to see that baby take shape (with or without landing gears).
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh man. It's gonna be a monster.
Looking forward to seeing this, JTP.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That will be amazing! Can't wait to see it.

But if you start a 1:1 Nostromo after the 11 footer we'll have to stage an intervention.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I was building this second one last night, I though.... "wow, I could just measure every panel on this hull and scale it up by a factor of 5.." The engines will need to be removable, I cannot see keeping it forever lol!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using fellow propsummit member John's Nostromo I am building for him, as I assemble the engine Nacelles and main parts, I carefully measure each flat panel using millimeters, and then transcribe those measurements to paper stencil using an extremely large roll of translucent grade paper to a factor of 5.. These will form the basis of each hull panel. This is just the basic start, but as I get into making each measured panel, and then making the hull bulkheads, this process will all make sense.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, makes sense to me too JTP...you have my sympathy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So....how goes the project???
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