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Old 21-08-2008, 04:55 AM   #101
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Neal, what's the construction method and materials used for the command module. I think it turned out great.

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Old 21-08-2008, 05:10 AM   #102
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Neal, what's the construction method and materials used for the command module. I think it turned out great.

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Thanks, Jon. I built a rough pattern out of pink foam and card stock, and then coated it in polyurethane resin. I sanded it down until it was both smooth and the right shape, stretched heated styrene plastic over it, and cut each panel out separately.

With the panels were all completed and attached, I made a rubber mold of the pattern, and then rotocast quick-set resin inside it. I cut off the back section of the resulting hollow casting, and then replaced the window sections with plexiglas. The sensor dish holes were made by hand-drill and hand-reamer.

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Old 15-03-2009, 03:57 AM   #103
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Nary a peep from the Eagle fans regarding my walkway below -- polite silence?

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Slow and steady wins the race? Maybe. Still at it --





Primer only, so far, with the flash killing all the interesting shadows. Sorry about that.

The original Eagle 1 kit-part detailing is there, the rest being a riff thereon: all from my junk box. Nine bits of a broken telephone, ten bits of dollar-store toys, a couple of leftover kit parts, and a few miscellaneous greebles. The box itself is made from surplus-store ABS plstic, braced with angle-brackets from another dollar-store toy.
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Old 15-03-2009, 04:26 AM   #104
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That is some clean work on those corridors. I only just saw it.
Keep the pics coming!
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Old 15-03-2009, 07:02 AM   #105
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Very nice work Neal-

exceptional, in fact-

I have finished a 23" model and 'kibashed' all the companion way details-
old 1/23 scale Spits, hurricanes and Harriers were the order of the day-

keep going- great work !!


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Old 15-03-2009, 07:15 AM   #106
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Nice one - at least my beloved Leopard 1 tanks do have a future
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Old 15-03-2009, 07:39 AM   #107
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Hadn't seen these Neal. Looks good to me. How do the shelves go fitting along them?
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Old 15-03-2009, 03:34 PM   #108
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Hadn't seen these Neal. Looks good to me. How do the shelves go fitting along them?
Quite well. I'm working on the cage presently; I'll post pics when it's in a working state.
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Old 15-03-2009, 03:54 PM   #109
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I built a rough pattern out of pink foam and card stock, and then coated it in polyurethane resin. I sanded it down until it was both smooth and the right shape, stretched heated styrene plastic over it, and cut each panel out separately.

With the panels were all completed and attached, I made a rubber mold of the pattern, and then rotocast quick-set resin inside it. I cut off the back section of the resulting hollow casting, and then replaced the window sections with plexiglas. The sensor dish holes were made by hand-drill and hand-reamer.
Sorry, I haven't been around much. Thanks for the details on the method you used. Keep us up to date with more pictures and details on the construction methods and materials.

I'm still thinking about building a model from scratch but I need to get some economic issues taken care of first. This friggin economy is killing us right now.

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