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Old 01-07-2014, 12:11 PM   #1
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Afternoon all, has anybody ever made one of these?

I see it has had 400+ downloads but can't find a photo of a completed one, so there is a challenge.

Printed the files off on photo paper, which turns out is a pain to glue together, as you have to use super glue, so here goes.



After 2 hours got this far.



Now onto the body, the fins were not as bad to fit as I thought, easier if you put alternate ones in first as you can use your fingers, then put the ones in between with tweezers.







These are a pain to make, but found a easier way, if you leave a load of spare round them, cut and glue then cut to size.





Now with added nose, and made the base so it's easier to build.



And so onto the ball, not that bad if you fold to the lines using a metal ruler.



So after 6 hours we have this.



And another couple of hours.....



Now with added nose fins and better probes made from sainsburys receipts as they are very thin paper.
(9 hours so far)



Will update when I have the last one made...
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:15 PM   #2
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That looks great ! I wonder how accurate it is and if you could substitute the card stock with plastic for a more robust model ?
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:58 AM   #3
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Morning all, Not sure about making it from card, would be possible to use EMA parts as in the original one.

Finished it at last, with the help of tightly rolled up bits of Sainsburys till receipts for the prongs.



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Old 07-07-2014, 10:47 AM   #4
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That's great, I will be building one!
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:15 AM   #5
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How about replacing the receipts with wire?
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:50 PM   #6
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Default I thought "Cut and Paste" made everything easier.....

....but obviously not in this case. What a great model you've ended up with! It must have been daunting to cut and paste all the intake fins not once, but a second, and a third time. Tremendous patience and painstaking effort in equal quantities, I should think. Thanks for letting us see a less common subject constructed in an unusual way.

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Old 07-07-2014, 03:19 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone for the comments, the fins were not that bad really, just tweezers and about half hour.
Got one printed on A3 now, so can make a bigger one..
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