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Offline Quaralane

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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #15 on: Sun Nov, 09, 2014, 11:35:PM »
Definitely coming together so far.
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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #16 on: Mon Nov, 10, 2014, 11:15:AM »
Wow.

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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #17 on: Mon Nov, 10, 2014, 12:42:PM »
Nice start!

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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #18 on: Mon Nov, 10, 2014, 01:14:PM »
Man this is one of those builds that I will be watching intensely. I have always wanted to build a version of the Sulaco from Aliens. Around 1/700, but my skills are not ready for such an undertaking. Will be watching this closely.

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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #19 on: Fri Nov, 14, 2014, 07:46:PM »
It reminds me the first steps of the MK1. Few tubes, wood and card and 300 pics later... an incredible ship.

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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #20 on: Sun Nov, 16, 2014, 06:21:PM »

Ello,

Thank you so much friends for such positive works from builders who's work i admire so much

Well enough chit chat........everybody comfortable

Then lets go......

Had a few foam spots to fill,














Sanded with 80 grit on a sanding block for basic shape, we will get finer later, righ now i'm only interested in basic form






Installed two tubes to begin the internals for the rear section, cut to length and screwed in place, with a spacer cut and dry fit on the very back









Added some more foam fill-ins on the rear






Marked,






And cut the forward bulk head






Marked, cut and boxed off the rear section of the forward bulk head


















Main body ready for epoxy resin sealer layer







Painted with a layer of resin and left to dry for 24 hours












Marked and cut 1/8 thick styrene to position as key blend/ transition points




















Boxed in the forward neck section with 1/8" styrene sheet





















Started to box in the rear section











Front,





Back


















Bondo'ed up ready to sand

























Gunna let it dry real good and then give her a bit of a sand

But thats next time folks

Until then

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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #21 on: Sun Nov, 16, 2014, 09:02:PM »
Two projects going at the same time ...
You rock Gag!
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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #22 on: Mon Nov, 17, 2014, 12:29:AM »
This is definitely rocking, Gag.
Project is well on its way now
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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #23 on: Mon Nov, 17, 2014, 04:10:AM »
Wow, this is really massive!
And of course again excellently executed - and as usual I saw two or three new things I can use for myself :)
Thanks!
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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #24 on: Mon Nov, 17, 2014, 09:19:AM »
This is looking awesome my friend... can't wait to see more... but there's a couple of questions I got for ya that have been bugging me because I've been thinking of doing something like this (not this ship but scratchbuilding) for awhile and just gotta know. 

1) What kind of glue do you use to glue the foam together and/or to the wood? 
2) What kind of glue are you using to glue the plastic to the wood? 
3) What kind of resin/shellac/polyurethane are you using to coat the foam to seal it before putting the bondo on? 

I've tried quite a few different glues but it never seems to hold or do what I want.  Would be a good tip for newbies to know.
I'm almost back to full capacity... still waiting on parts  to be delivered!

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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #25 on: Mon Nov, 17, 2014, 07:44:PM »
This is looking awesome my friend... can't wait to see more... but there's a couple of questions I got for ya that have been bugging me because I've been thinking of doing something like this (not this ship but scratchbuilding) for awhile and just gotta know. 

1) What kind of glue do you use to glue the foam together and/or to the wood? 
2) What kind of glue are you using to glue the plastic to the wood? 
3) What kind of resin/shellac/polyurethane are you using to coat the foam to seal it before putting the bondo on? 

I've tried quite a few different glues but it never seems to hold or do what I want.  Would be a good tip for newbies to know.


Well LordS

To stick the foam together i used regular two part epoxy from the hardware store, specifically Devcon home 5 minute epoxy

To stick the plastic to the wood i used Slo-Zap thick CA

The resin is specialty stuff from USComposites.com, its their 635 thin epoxy resin with a mix ratio of 3 to 1.

I cannot encourage you enough, or anyone to attempt a scratch build. This is the first time i have done this process, foam carving, shaping, sanding, sealing and finishing is all new to me as well.

Find a project, be it spacecraft, prop, futuristic weapon, armour, anything that gets you working and thinking outside the box. with out instructions, you will be amazed at how creative you are.

If you are a model maker you clearly have an 'eye', so use it, you know, instinctivly, when something looks 'right', so use your 'eye' and make something that looks 'right'

I'm always here to help

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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #26 on: Mon Nov, 17, 2014, 08:15:PM »
Awesome tips bro... thanks
I'm almost back to full capacity... still waiting on parts  to be delivered!

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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #27 on: Sat Nov, 22, 2014, 05:43:PM »
looking great there , I'm really looking forward to seeing more of this scratch build , some great idea's there .
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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #28 on: Sun Nov, 23, 2014, 06:18:PM »
Amazing, and understandable too. I sort of get what your doing lol.

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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #29 on: Sun Nov, 23, 2014, 08:40:PM »
I am constantly amazed at how creative you are with these out of the box builds. The shape of the
ship is really coming together. I'm starting to see how these pieces are going to work together.
really amazing work and ideas.