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Just a reminder to all that the SFMA forums will close down on April 30th, 2019. It will remain online
for a time after that as a read only archive. A new forums website is up and running as it's replacement.

You can find it here: http://www.the-modelshop.com/

You'll have to register there if you wish to join.

For further info as to why the change see the topics from Admin pinned at the top of the Admin Notice
and General Discussion area's of this forum.

Thanks and we'll see you over at our new digs!
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
« Last post by starsiegeplayer on April 15, 2019, 10:38:38 am »
The paragraphix engine baffles are not too hard to work with if you put a spacer tube in to hold them (the filming model used a spacer  tube also).  Find a stock styrene tube and cut it so that it sits in th engine bell straight and the baffle can lay on top of  it.  You can sand the ends down if you cut them too long.  When the test fits are good, cement the tubes in the engine bells and let them dry completely. 

Then, all you have to do is put ca glue on the ends of the tubes and lay the baffle pieces on top with tweezers.
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Warlock class cruiser from Babylon 5
« Last post by Kingbob on April 14, 2019, 10:30:38 pm »
So since my Sulaco is more or less done, and i suffer from MMS (Multiple Models Syndrome :D ), i started work designing my next project, the Warlock class ship from Babylon 5. Some places call it a destroyer, others call it a heavy cruiser, so not sure what to go with.

Though it didnt feature in the main 5 season show, it was mentioned, and did later appear in one of the spin offs.

Design-wise, there are pieces of Omega in it, namely the rear section between the body and engine sections. Has the same style of side facing missile banks that the Omega had, which made life easy as i could re-use the parts i designed for my Omega, with just some resizing and minor tweaks. The engines also have some similar parts, so again saving me a little bit of work.

I also think it has a resemblance to the Sulaco from Aliens, with the sort of cowled front end, and the 4 big deflector panels around the engine section.

I'm drawing it to be printed at 800mm again like my Sulaco. The shelves on my bookcases are 800mm wide, so that was the governing factor. I've almost finished adding the detail that will be 3d printed, just have a few parts to do in the engine area. But there will be some details like piping/ducting and gun barrels that will need doing with styrene as always.

(btw, some details in the pic only appear on one side, thats because i generally only draw one side of anything thats symmetrical. When its detailed, i just copy, mirror, and paste it on for the other side)

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I don't know who came up with the idea for the shadow vessels, but they always creep me out.

Which is the point! Great design from that standpoint!
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I don't know who came up with the idea for the shadow vessels, but they always creep me out.
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: Battlestar Pegasus - Moebius 1/4105
« Last post by scottminium on April 14, 2019, 08:03:14 pm »
Getting close to the end after a few months.
Engine nacelles with 7/9 (haha) showing pin washes. 
Next the flight pods, with one pin wash complete, the other awaiting.
Then the flight pods and bow section painted with the red accents.  A little touch up required but not too much.

For the landing decks I cut a piece of paper and fitted it in place, sealing the end with some liquid latex.
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I just finished cutting & grinding the gear boxes off with a Dremel tool. I had to work slowly and carefully, but it did the job. I didn't have the tools to do it any other way, and I couldn't see spending money on extractors for micro-screws that I would likely never use again.

I've got all the components soldered to the circuit boards now, so it's time to do some smoke testing!
Fantastic! Keep us updated.
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I just finished cutting & grinding the gear boxes off with a Dremel tool. I had to work slowly and carefully, but it did the job. I didn't have the tools to do it any other way, and I couldn't see spending money on extractors for micro-screws that I would likely never use again.

I've got all the components soldered to the circuit boards now, so it's time to do some smoke testing!
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Important Notices From Admin / Re: New Community Website Update
« Last post by krieg.17 on April 13, 2019, 09:21:19 am »
Awesome job Boyd!
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General Discussion / Re: Mutara net down?
« Last post by Bigtallman on April 13, 2019, 04:56:03 am »
Thanks guys!  Much appreciated!

Rich
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