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  1. skiffy

    1:18 scale APC playset

    I'm back after a very busy week at college and I've devoted some time to this build - enough to warrant an update. :) Here I'm building the hinges that let the seating restraints pivot up and down. The tiny wires that lead from the LEDs need soldering onto more robust wiring that will...
  2. skiffy

    1:18 scale APC playset

    My new fibre optics and micro LED lights arrived so I could now crack on with fitting out the seat restraint lighting for the rear-bay seating area. The tub at the left side contains all the components to build up the seat restraints. There's styrene sheet pads, brass tube, styrene brackets...
  3. skiffy

    Liberator computer panel

    Just brilliant Kev. Love the gif too. :)
  4. skiffy

    1:18 scale APC playset

    I did a little more on the chest armour tonight. I won't be adding that much else - just the buckles/straps and the little shoulder insert bits. There's not much point adding a ton of detail for 1:18 scale.
  5. skiffy

    1:18 scale APC playset

    Whenever I've got a spare few minutes in the evenings I'm firing up the laptop and sitting in front of the TV working out how to build armour for print. There's a way to go yet but I'll get there - and have fun along the way. :)
  6. skiffy

    1:18 scale APC playset

    As I indicated before, I've been working on the roof and the exterior panelling. There are also little gaps where some of the styrene plates of the structure join together that need filling. So here I'm filing, sanding and adding filler to smooth things out. The wheel that is masked off...
  7. skiffy

    1:18 scale APC playset

    A small update today. I've done some work on the upper roof area but that's not very interesting - I'll show it later. Today I've been 3d printing ammo boxes. I need 5 so there are 3 spares there too. One of these hit Gorman on the head. :) I thought about making them hollow, hence the 2 part...
  8. skiffy

    ALIEN -Standing 'C' Deck set 1:1 (sort of)

    That's very cool Ham Salad. It reminds me of the haunt that was featured way back in Starlog that Bob Burns was involved in. They got Walter Koenig to star in it too. :) Your's looks fabulous. So is it a permanent addition to your home now?
  9. skiffy

    1:18 scale APC playset

    I'm making good progress while I wait for more of the micro LEDs to arrive. I've been prepping the seat restrain components. That's a lot of seats. :) I carried on with the back wall, installing the regular LED lights. Here they are ready for soldering. And here are some of the...
  10. skiffy

    1:18 scale APC playset

    I started to give the interior rear wall some love. I've provided a gap between the inner and outer so that I can route cables through for the lighting. The two panels on the back are in place - they'll be painted red and I think they're fire blankets. I'm making surrounds for the lights in a...
  11. skiffy

    1:18 scale APC playset

    I was happy with the progress so I did a little more tonight, including adding the new lighting idea (back to back LEDs). They look great and will get some light blocking paint in the middle and at the edges. I found a couple of folks to test it out for me. :) It looks good in the light...
  12. skiffy

    1:18 scale APC playset

    3d printing is not currently my friend. I'm having tech issues to do with a system board so in the meantime I fall back on good ol' hand-built components. There's a lesson there. :) These parts will form the padded pieces that sit in the seat restraints. the hinges are hand made and are about...
  13. skiffy

    1:18 scale APC playset

    I promised myself that I'd show the bad as well as the good. Not everything goes to plan or works perfectly first time, so here's an update with a couple of things that haven't quite worked. I've been working on this gap in the roofline which is a complex form with a twist - not a flat plate...
  14. skiffy

    1:18 scale APC playset

    It's the Easter break for me at University so I get a small respite from teaching remotely, which started as a novelty but is actually horrible. I'd far rather be in a class offering practical help and advice. Anyway - on with the build! Here are the seat restraints having just had their...
  15. skiffy

    1:18 scale APC playset

    I've done a little more on the seat restraints. I've bent up all 6 main bars and the short supports that link them to the padded bits. The smaller bits are the short central spar ringed in red. I've had to file 18 tiny fish-mouths to make sure these all join up correctly and my eyes...
  16. skiffy

    1:18 scale APC playset

    Work is busy but I got a little time over a couple of days. The hull has had a coat of primer and I've adapted the rear seating to allow for the hinge. I'm cutting brass tube to bend up and create the main spar of the swing-down seat restraints. I have a test one to measure from and I'm...
  17. skiffy

    1:18 scale APC playset

    I've painted and fitted the DSGR launchers. They pivot up and down really well. Here they are in deployed mode. I won't be attaching the covers until the roof is painted and finished. I've also started to assemble and permanently fix the rear exterior section. I'm stealing the genius opening...
  18. skiffy

    1:18 scale APC playset

    I did a little bit on the DSGR missiles today. I printed out some missile tips in resin (you can see unused ones still on the base block). They just got a little dab of glue since they fit quite snug. I cut Q-tips in half as holders while I paint the missiles. I'll be working on the bays...
  19. skiffy

    1:18 scale APC playset

    So, my resin printer is busy at the moment and I had time to work today so I though - what the heck - I'll make them up from some clear stock instead. I've shaped the lens, left it cloudy and popped a red LED behind it. I'm making the wire protectors (brush guard type things) from 1mm solder...
  20. skiffy

    1:18 scale APC playset

    I did some more work on the rear exterior and threw some rattle can olive drab over it all to see how it was shaping up. It's starting to look a lot better. I'm looking forward to getting the rear light assemblies done - I'm just waiting for a delivery (a new FEP film tray for the resin...
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