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Offline billski

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Re: Resistance is Futile! (Scratch Build)
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2014, 01:11:47 pm »
Thanks 3rd the drone wont end up that ripped. I needed to highligjht muscle groups for the actual scuplting. The drones armour plating will cover up most of that. The alcove works out to be 13,5 inches high. The plasma disc will be angled down

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Re: Resistance is Futile! (Scratch Build)
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2014, 10:14:57 pm »
It looks like we are both at about the same stage...looking at the parts, and thinking, and getting ready to go crazy...Ha!

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Re: Resistance is Futile! (Scratch Build)
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2014, 07:30:50 am »
Superman meets the Borg. LOL, seriously though, will look friggin cool.
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Re: Resistance is Futile! (Scratch Build)
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2014, 08:46:30 am »
Prints look great Bill!  It's going to be a good size eh?!  Nice!  :)
Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
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Re: Resistance is Futile! (Scratch Build)
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2014, 05:43:17 pm »
Looks like a good plan Bill!

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Re: Resistance is Futile! (Scratch Build)
« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2014, 03:15:33 am »
What?! No 7 of 9? ;)

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Re: Resistance is Futile! (Scratch Build)
« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2014, 03:51:40 am »
That would be great fot 7 of 9 make an appearance but i dont think my sculpting skills are up to doing her justice lol. Will see what happens eh !

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Re: Resistance is Futile! (Scratch Build)
« Reply #37 on: March 09, 2014, 03:12:54 pm »
It would be sweet though. I love Jeri Ryan...shes a babe
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Re: Resistance is Futile! (Scratch Build)
« Reply #38 on: March 09, 2014, 03:51:01 pm »
Oh yeah Armando. She is all  woman

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Re: Resistance is Futile! (Scratch Build)
« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2014, 08:02:47 am »
Working afternoon's today so time to start my Borg Alcove.

The base is two fish tank filter trays in which turned the right way hold gravel inside. There will be another two to place in front for the walk way.

Starting off with the base of the alcove, I cut and laid 3mm square end plasticstruct rods, and placed a 3mm yellow LED in temporary position as an up light.




Using 1.5mm black styrene I drilled out, then cut out a diamond shape in the base plate. On the underside of the base plate I used a piece of Aluminium mesh from a car repair shop and a piece of opaque styrene to detail the base plate centre.




I need to have the up light illuminate more



Using a cut sheet of white 1mm styrene, I re-enforced the sides with right angled beading. I secured the bottom to the base with some flat head screws



To make the base support beams, I used more plastistruct, I cut two "H" bars, cutting them at 45 degrees



Glueing them into position was quite tricky. I used a mini spirit level as a support on the back of the alcove wall to hold the structure at 90 degrees whilst holding the support beam



Getting this far, it is always good to cross check with the blueprints and the representation of the drone which will be sculpted




Next I turned my Attention to the overhead lid. I used some smaller gauge "H" bars, measured with the blueprints. I cut out the slot in the front piece and placed a strip of aluminium mesh in the back



Thanks for looking, more tomorrow!

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Re: Resistance is Futile! (Scratch Build)
« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2014, 09:35:08 am »
taking shape! I love it when I see that this build has an update!
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Re: Resistance is Futile! (Scratch Build)
« Reply #41 on: March 10, 2014, 09:38:06 am »
great start there Bill

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Re: Resistance is Futile! (Scratch Build)
« Reply #42 on: March 10, 2014, 10:26:20 am »
I am glad to see the project starting construction!  I wasn't actually sure what your project might shape up to look like at first, but once the blue prints went up I was able to visualize it.  Now with the alcove itself starting to take shape, I am going to be gaining more building techniques as a new model maker myself.  Keep up the great work!  (The sculpting is going to be a whole new area for me to watch, so I am looking forward to that phase just as much).   8)
That model really tied the room together.

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Re: Resistance is Futile! (Scratch Build)
« Reply #43 on: March 10, 2014, 12:07:23 pm »
Nice work so far Bill!
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Re: Resistance is Futile! (Scratch Build)
« Reply #44 on: March 10, 2014, 04:48:53 pm »
excellent work billium,
i really must find my Mojo...

p.s we doing any 'work' this weekend or is it just gonna be a beer sesh ?...( i need some more decals printing up ) ..... i'm sure the girlies can bog off to a garden centre or something similar....

 




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