1/144th Prometheus scratch build

LrdSatyr8

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Love it bro! One question... where did you get the detailed photos for your build?
 
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Excellent work here, as always. I love the warm yellow glow of the zillion watt LED's for the engines! :D

Quick question: how do you cut your circles out of styrene sheet? Cool tool or technique, or just "very carefully"? ;)
 

The Nylon Gag

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Evenin all,

Thanks guys much appreciated.


NecronautDrummer said:
Excellent work here, as always. I love the warm yellow glow of the zillion watt LED's for the engines! :D

Quick question: how do you cut your circles out of styrene sheet? Cool tool or technique, or just "very carefully"? ;)
The full array,

The one i use depends on the accuracy required and the surface/material to be cut.




Lots and lots to get too, soooooooooooooooooooooooo......................... everybody ready


Standby


GO

Started work on the engine internals, basically a hinge mechanism to achieve the slight "in toe" it adopts when landed because i do plan to have both, "in flight" and "landed" options.


first i oval'd out the inner wall opening




Fiddled until i got the angle looking right and attached the location sleeve



Made top and bottom rings and spacers





X four





Two left, two right.





Dry fit

Straight





Angled





Prep the bottom of the outer ring






Outer support wall gluing





X four














With shafts






Complete assembly

Bulb holder and support ring



Rotating hinge




Inner wall





Outer wall





Dry fit with dome master as stand in












Engine pivot assembly





In position in the arm









The story so far

















And thats it

Forgot to wish my Prometheus Happy birthday

Started on November 1st 2014

Have an all day session planned for saturday, my wife is busy all day.

hope to have all engines attached by next time


Thanks again for the support



Take care everyone

Gag
 

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Wow! This is a big progress leap forward. Looking nice and functional.
 

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Simply stunning!!

Huge progress there chap!!

I was wondering what you may be considering after this epic build?

May I suggest Serenity?

You skills would be perfect for such a boat.
 

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Excellent update Sir Gag...
Good to see you back at it ...
Hope all's well with you and yours
Cheers
 

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Thanks for the update, Gag.
Your work is looking good here
 

The Nylon Gag

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Evening All,

Thanks for the kind words guys.

Hit 335 hours of work so far on this bad boy, really beginning to need details.

Ive decided that as this is only a water pistol Prometheus and not 100% cannon that i will be using artistic licence with some areas of the ships details and it's lighting effects.

You have been warned

Enough chit chat

Slush casting first attempt,

took the mold and sandwiched it between two boards with all thread on opposite outside corners.














Pour hole.






Weigh and mix my Smooth-on 300 and pour into the cavity














Spin by hand being mind full to coat all the right areas

Warning action shot






Keep it going

At least five minutes if you wait until the plastic/cup starts to warm up in your hand whilst you stir it, its all about timing.


Warning another action shot







Leave for ten mins and then pop them out. It's a good upper body workout i tell ya. Hollow domes, need a bit of filling here and there but its a good base to start from.





Together with nozzel





Moved on to the engine attacher thing

Made four







Cable access






Dry fit







Money shots











Started on the joint surround. took a while, one bondo disaster in the middle. epoxie problems. basically it was a complete pain in the buttarks

So here is a selection of pictures that require no words














































































Needs only a final sand


Started on some of inner engine details, hoping to be casting these as small assemblies soon










And thats about the size of it so far

Enjoy Episode 7 everyone

I'm doing a marathon of the Bluerays, the wifes away all weekend in New York, then i'll go see it in the middle of the night when it might be a bit quiter

Anyhoo

Take care my friends

Gag

OUT
 

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Very inspiring . as always ;D

Thanks , Gag

Cheers
Uru
 

Quaralane

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Great stuff, Gag
She's definitely taking shape
 

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Wow gagstar she's movin on mym8! How's the hand with all the shakey shape in ya action shots bro?
Top work as always :eek:. Peza
 

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Ello,

Not been about muchly

Been off the boil a bit,

Dry spell,

Just got into it again

Thanks for stopping by, very encoraging to know you guys are with me



Finally managed to get this bloody thing finished and molded

















Also molded the top cap








Bashed out four of each











Then it was on to the best bit..................................................freesyle detailing.


Marked my canvas and began cutting relief so the tubes could be angled correctly








Then we were off and running
Used items i had four of in my scrap bins, i put three aside for the other engines

























Started on the outer cylinder assembly

















Like everything popped out four










Tom's set, Dick's set and Harry's set.






Main tube






Ready to mold







Beginning to fit all the castings together with the detail assembly

Dry fit











And thats all she wrote

Cheers

Stay frosty

Gag
 

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Always fascinating watching you work on this kind of stuff, Gag
 

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Nice to see the behind the scenes effort behind the progress. This is looking awesome. I get a kick out of the names for the pile of parts for each assembly. ;D
 

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Damn impressive. I'm always fascinated by expert scratchbuilding skills and this certainly qualifies!
 

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Good to see you're making headway on it. Quite a massive project, and I can only imagine how much patience it would take to get the bulk forming work done while you want to just add details and do the fun parts.
 

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Good to see you back at it Gag :)
Hope your '16 is better than your '15 ;D
See ya round
Cheers
 

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My god man... the greeblie goodness flows thru you! LOVE IT!
 

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