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Offline Shawn McClure

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Re: Mutara Nebula DeBoers Enterprise and Reliant Build
« Reply #150 on: January 04, 2019, 08:36:48 am »
That is awesome.  So happy the painting is working out better now.

Shawn
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Re: Mutara Nebula DeBoers Enterprise and Reliant Build
« Reply #151 on: January 06, 2019, 01:18:37 pm »
Thanks!

Update #72

Lots of great progress over the last few days, woohoo!  I received the Shapeway part for the O club in the Enterprise.  The part was designed by a guy named Mark2000, he has a TON of great parts for Star Trek, take a look at what he has produced on Shapeway.  The first two pics are of the part.  It fits quite well into the Enterprise and I look forward to getting it painted, lit and done this week.  Next two pics are of getting an idea where the center of mass is for the Reliant.  The center point ended up being in a great location on the model to drill a hole.  Next two pics are of the hole and the copper T that will need to be hammered out to finish the mounting for the model.  I know not very exciting to the majority of people, but this was a huge goal that has taken a long ass time to get to.  Next up for the Reliant will be to build the shuttle bays.  Next pic shows the fitment issue.  I am probably going to have to notch out the top hull piece to get it to seal down.  The nacelles will have to be glued into place before the top hull piece can be glued on.  Last pic is just seeing how well the roll bar fits, also for some inspiration!  So, lots of scratch building over the next few weeks on shuttle bays and O clubs and will continue to finish work on the nacelles, really almost done.  Also, need to order more paint to finish up the colors mixing needed for all of the finish work.  Progress!  Need to check on the base.

Cheers,
James

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Re: Mutara Nebula DeBoers Enterprise and Reliant Build
« Reply #152 on: January 06, 2019, 10:08:31 pm »
Got the Reliant shuttle bays laid out in CAD, will see if I can cut plastic with my machine or if I need to do it by hand, hoping the plastic cutting works.  Stargate Atlantis is a good work companion. 

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James

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Re: Mutara Nebula DeBoers Enterprise and Reliant Build
« Reply #153 on: January 07, 2019, 10:35:51 am »
Stargate Atlantis is a good work companion. 

Cheers,
James

Of the Stargate TV Series, I think SGA is my favorite. Plus who doesn't like Jason Momoa before he became "Aquamanny"! XD

Anyway. Keep at it James!

Steve
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Re: Mutara Nebula DeBoers Enterprise and Reliant Build
« Reply #154 on: January 13, 2019, 09:09:06 pm »
On season 5 of SGA, then onto SG1 all 10 seasons, then SGU.  I really liked Universe, would have been nice to have more seasons of that show.

Update #73

Lots of fun progress lately.  On the models themselves I drilled a very large hole into the Es secondary hull for the mounting point.  I also included a pic of the o club with a dude sitting on the chair.  He fits the scale fairly well, but the other ones not so much.  I am looking have having to cut the legs down to make it work.  I am headed up to Dallas this weekend to hang with the family and hammer out the mounting pieces for the E and R.  No pics but I have all of the shuttles, work bees, cargo thingies and other shuttles assembled and base coated white.  Need to get the bees yellow.  All of the other pics are of the shuttle bays going into the Reliant.  Have been having a lot of fun getting the shuttle bays built.  I used the silhouette to design the masking for the bottom and the top.  I am very happy with how the bottom came out, the top will look great when I have diffuse light coming through all of the holes.  The side walls are 0.010 thick cut on the Silhouette then glued to a thicker piece of plastic with backing to stiffen it further.  I am about down getting the design done for all of photo etch parts.  Those should be done this week.  The last pic is of the rough fitting of all of the big parts of the shuttle bay.  There is a lot of detail left to go into here, but you get the idea.  There is some trimming left to get everything to fit properly.  Also, not pictured, I have poured some blue tinted resin into all of the windows that should look pretty cool.  I saw a shuttle bay that had red, prefer blue.  Lots of fun progress, looking forward to getting the detail parts and all of the extra stuff in there.

Cheers,
James

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Re: Mutara Nebula DeBoers Enterprise and Reliant Build
« Reply #155 on: January 14, 2019, 08:00:19 am »
Wow.  That all looks amazing.  Really great job.

Shawn
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Re: Mutara Nebula DeBoers Enterprise and Reliant Build
« Reply #156 on: January 14, 2019, 08:23:56 am »
Wow, James! When you are finished, this should have "screen worthy" detail!

Steady as she goes!

Steve
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Re: Mutara Nebula DeBoers Enterprise and Reliant Build
« Reply #157 on: January 14, 2019, 08:51:31 am »
The Reliant shuttle bays look fantastic.

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Re: Mutara Nebula DeBoers Enterprise and Reliant Build
« Reply #158 on: January 17, 2019, 08:03:57 pm »
Been watching this build since the start! Still blown away by it! amazing work! Very excited to see what comes next!
Phil

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Re: Mutara Nebula DeBoers Enterprise and Reliant Build
« Reply #159 on: January 21, 2019, 10:43:39 pm »
Huge thanks for ultra kind words!

Update #74

Progress continues to roll along.  Made a trip to Dallas this last weekend and hammered out both copper Ts for the E and R.  The Reliant mount is about down, the Enterprise one needs some more work.  I am going to do some fill work on the bottom and then fill underneath the mount with epoxy.  Let it cure, then do a layer of epoxy and fabric on top of the copper T.  Very happy with this progress.  The other cool break through was getting a bunch of photo etch to come out properly.  Woohoo!  I got the first set of parts for one of the shuttle bays complete.  Firsts close up is of the little angle support pieces.  They came out pretty cool, however, I didn

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Re: Mutara Nebula DeBoers Enterprise and Reliant Build
« Reply #160 on: January 22, 2019, 07:33:45 am »
James,

I'm picking my jaw up off the floor! This is some next level stuff!

Outstanding!!

Uhm, remind me again what the copper thingy is?

Your detail is off the charts! Keep going!

Steve
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Re: Mutara Nebula DeBoers Enterprise and Reliant Build
« Reply #161 on: January 22, 2019, 12:03:43 pm »
Fantastic!   Really looking forward to the final part of this.

Shawn
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Re: Mutara Nebula DeBoers Enterprise and Reliant Build
« Reply #162 on: January 22, 2019, 02:50:28 pm »
This build looks GREAT James!
  I've had some catching up to do so I haven't read through the whole build, but what I've seen blows me away. Your patience is off the charts here....no way I could do what you're doing!

Keep up the great work. It'll be awesome!
Kevin

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Re: Mutara Nebula DeBoers Enterprise and Reliant Build
« Reply #163 on: January 27, 2019, 07:55:07 pm »
Update #75

As always, HUGE thanks for the very kind words.  Deeply appreciated!

Steve, the copper thingy is the mount to get it to the base.  Hopefully the first pic answers the question.

So, slow painful week of progress.  Only 1 minor setback, but the super small detail work is painful and takes me a long time.  One pic shows all of the shuttles and Other stuff going into the shuttle bays.  I have 6 travel pods left to make, but working with Federation models on a decal issue.  Some of the shuttles will have lights in them, so they will need to be completed.   Next few pics are of the landing lights in the bottom of the shuttle bay.  The controls will control direction and speed of the lights.  All 13 pairs may not be used.  Once the shuttle bay is complete and in the model you might not be able to see the last few sets, easy to fix in the coding of that processor board.  Both models will have the same set of 13 pairs of lights with direction and speed control.  Next two pics are of the door control or status indicator lights.  I think these are going to be red and green blinking.  Not 100% sure.  I want to get them more complete with everything lit in the bay before making that decision.  I just think it would be nice to have more movement within the shuttle bay.  I am pretty sure I will not be adding people, so wanted something extra in there.  The setback was I did not spray down the walls with matte spray before assembly, so, had to tape up the floor and matte spray then.  I am using the matte spray to knock down the shininess of the superglue that didn’t end up where appropriate.  I got so excited about gluing the first shuttle bay up, forgot about the matte spray.  Lots of great progress happening.  Will finish the second Reliant shuttle bay this week and work on the mounting plate for the Reliant.  All of the super small detail stuff took way longer than anticipated.  Progress continues.

Cheers,
James

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Re: Mutara Nebula DeBoers Enterprise and Reliant Build
« Reply #164 on: January 28, 2019, 07:50:14 am »
Really cool.  I get in a hurry too and forget stuff.  Kind of frustrating.

Are there going to be Battlestar Galactica ships in your build?

Shawn
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