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Title: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: McMordain on January 03, 2017, 01:44:49 PM
One of my projects for 2017 is making scenery for sci-fi skirmish games. The setting will be something like Firefly/Dark Matter/SW Outer Rim. So I need a space ship (or more) and that's what I will build. In 28mm.
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Post by: OSHIROmodels on January 03, 2017, 02:13:55 PM
Sounds good  :)

cheers

James
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Post by: tomrommel1 on January 03, 2017, 03:44:31 PM
fits in nicely I would say
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Post by: McMordain on January 04, 2017, 09:32:24 PM
After getting a stock of the available material I have, it seems I will build one of the Pringles Engineering Corporations light transport. :D
Probably modified extensively by the merc crew currently using it.
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Post by: AKULA on January 04, 2017, 10:07:33 PM
After getting a stock of the available material I have, it seems I will build one of the Pringles Engineering Corporations light transport

 lol
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Post by: McMordain on January 09, 2017, 07:30:17 PM
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/26/8499_09_01_17_8_21_20.jpg)

Here is a very basic sketch of what I want to build. The main body will be two Pringles tube pimped up with various things.
As I'm waiting to some basic supplies to arrive (styrene sheets and the like) I will make some templates for the side hulls, and search for something that I can use for the nose and tail sections. An I need to find a good sized plastic plate for the top as well.
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Post by: McMordain on January 15, 2017, 10:15:52 AM
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/26/8499_15_01_17_11_08_08_1.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/26/8499_15_01_17_11_08_08_0.jpg)

Put together the basic shape of the ship, and made a paper mock-up for the side extension to see how it will look. I'm still waiting for my building materials to arrive, the pack should be here early next week. Till then I started to take measurements and make templates for the extra stuff I want to build on it.
I have enough stuff to start working on the landing gear, so that will be next.
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Post by: Silent Invader on January 15, 2017, 10:28:23 AM
Interesting project.  8).

Good use of materials. Are they paper cups on the nose(s)?
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Post by: Mason on January 15, 2017, 12:29:31 PM
Looking good so far, sir.
 8) 8)

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Post by: Braz on January 15, 2017, 12:36:56 PM
Like it. 8) Makes me think of Traveller...might steal this.
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Post by: ichwillauch on January 15, 2017, 02:54:13 PM
A very cool design!
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Post by: McMordain on January 15, 2017, 11:24:57 PM
Thanks, though it doesn't look like much at the moment.
I can't wait to really start to work on it.

Good use of materials. Are they paper cups on the nose(s)?

No they are plastic. I have a bunch of these cinema figure cups.
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/26/8499_16_01_17_12_06_38.jpg)
Its bottom cut off fits almost exactly into the bottom of a pringles tube. I cut the lid to fit the top of the tube.
I changed the design around, so the cup bottoms will be the engines. The red toppers will be the front end. I didn't liked the cockpit, so I redesigned it. I will show you what I have in mind after I get the stuff I ordered.

After looking at a lot of landing gears I think I will use this as a base for my ship: Front Landing Gear Animation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh4l3PrSdlg)
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Post by: McMordain on January 16, 2017, 11:42:42 PM
After spending the whole day sketching possible landing gear constructions I finally got one I liked.
Then I spent four hours to make a prototype changing the design several times.
In the end I got this.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/26/8499_17_01_17_12_25_15.jpg)

I was very happy with myself, until I realized the hydraulic cylinders have no purpose if the central pillar can't move...  o_o
I'm too tired to start over now. Tomorrow I will search for a big enough ball (well I will need 4) to make a ball joint for the central pillar as well. And if I can't find any, I will replace the hydraulic cylinders with simple rods.
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Post by: Vanvlak on January 17, 2017, 06:25:45 AM
If the upper ring to which the hydraulic jacks can slide (in the real thing, not the model!) over the cylinder around which it's fitted it would work.
Very nicely done  8) 8) 8)
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Post by: McMordain on January 17, 2017, 11:08:53 AM
If the upper ring to which the hydraulic jacks can slide (in the real thing, not the model!) over the cylinder around which it's fitted it would work.
Very nicely done  8) 8) 8)

Thanks. And good point about the hydraulic jacks. I think I can modify the design (yet again  ;D) to incorporate it. I would still like to have the ball joint. I will see what can I do, when I get home today.
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Post by: McMordain on January 19, 2017, 09:13:04 PM
Ha! Finally got the materials I needed to make some progress. Unfortunately one of the key pieces arrived in one size bigger >:( . Depending on how the shop responds to my complaint, I have to change some of the measurements. I will post pics tomorrow.
I will host the monthly painting day at our club, so my Saturday is gone, but the company meeting on Sunday got cancelled. This means I can work on the build the whole day. And I need to do a lot, I'm quite behind... o_o
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Post by: Damas on January 20, 2017, 10:05:14 PM
Very tidy, that!  I like the assymmetric look as well.
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Post by: von Lucky on January 21, 2017, 01:18:53 AM
Someone else with nice landing gear. I like the bulk of the ship too.
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Post by: McMordain on January 23, 2017, 12:05:25 AM
Very tidy, that!  I like the assymmetric look as well.
Thanks, but you are mistaken, the ship will be mostly symmetric. I just didn't made a paper mock-up of the other side. The cockpit was placed on the port side originally, but I couldn't come up with a design I liked, so it was moved to the middle, see below.

Someone else with nice landing gear. I like the bulk of the ship too.

I still need to make a final version. Hopefully tomorrow I can do it.

So here is today's work:

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_23_01_17_12_29_20_2.jpg)

The two side extensions are done, more or less. Port side have the tube for the airlock, starboard side will have the cargo door. I used polystirol, which will be covered with very thin plastic sheet. The top structure will be made with plastic sheet as well, but first I need to finalize the landing gear. I don't want to glue anything before I'm done cutting into the tubes.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_23_01_17_12_29_20_1.jpg)

Here you can see the cockpit and the forward turret. If I will have time, I want detail both form the inside. If not, then they will be painted.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_23_01_17_12_29_19_0.jpg)

I dry fitted the houses for the landing gears. The bottom of the ship will be about 2 cms from the ground. I sort of want a top and bottom turret, but probably will only have time to make one. The top turret has priority because it will be more visible.

So cutting small brass tubes and bigger plastic tubes are next.
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Post by: Mason on January 23, 2017, 06:25:59 AM
I am liking the direction this is moving in.
 8)

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Post by: Damas on January 23, 2017, 06:41:33 AM
Thanks, but you are mistaken, the ship will be mostly symmetric.

Awwww.  :'(  :D

I shall just enjoy it anyways.  :P
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Post by: von Lucky on January 23, 2017, 07:06:01 AM
Looking good, and good thing you've held onto that Pringle tube for 16 years lol
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Post by: Andym on January 23, 2017, 07:08:22 AM
Oh! That's starting to look really good! :-*
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Post by: McMordain on January 26, 2017, 01:02:49 AM
Three hours of work and I almost have a finished landing gear prototype, that I'm happy with. o_o

It's missing one piston, because the fourth one from my previous attempt is too short. And I don't want to make one now. Also I messed up the holes for the upper ball joints, so one of the piston is skewed... but I reached a point where I don't care about that anymore... I still have to make three other  :'(

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_26_01_17_1_47_46_0.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_26_01_17_1_47_46_1.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_26_01_17_1_47_46_2.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_26_01_17_1_47_46_3.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_26_01_17_1_47_47_4.jpg)

I will not cut the side of the other tubes, housing the landing gear, as it turned out to be not necessary. This one will have it patched up. I will probably make it so, that it will look like a quick job to fix some damage. And it still needs some more detailing. I will probably finish it tomorrow.
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Post by: Braz on January 26, 2017, 01:51:42 AM
Love the details of your landing gear.
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Post by: Andym on January 26, 2017, 10:16:49 AM
Top notch landing gear! 8)
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Post by: Silent Invader on January 26, 2017, 10:21:47 AM
Top notch landing gear! 8)

Absolutely!  8)
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Post by: Mason on January 26, 2017, 02:18:55 PM
Smooth work, sir.
It certainly looks the part.
 8)

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Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on January 29, 2017, 09:16:55 AM
Top notch landing gear! 8)

I agree.

Tony
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Post by: McMordain on January 29, 2017, 10:50:41 PM
I think I spent 12 hours during the weekend on these, and still they are not done...  o_o I even made a little helping tool for gluing the plastic strips to the bottom side.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_29_01_17_11_31_16_0.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_29_01_17_11_31_18_4.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_29_01_17_11_31_17_3.jpg)

Still have to do the pistons, the covers for the gear houses and tops for the gear columns. Also the prototype gear is not sitting flat once on the body (right one on the next pic), so I have to look into that as well.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_29_01_17_11_31_16_1.jpg)

The whole thing also tilts somewhat to the tail end, but it's not that noticeable.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_29_01_17_11_31_17_2.jpg)

I starting to regret my choice for this contest, I seriously doubt I can finish this in time... :(
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Post by: gamer Mac on January 29, 2017, 10:55:46 PM
Landing gear is very cool
Keel at it I want to see where you go with this
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Post by: AKULA on January 29, 2017, 11:02:21 PM
Keep going - you've got the basic structure sorted, and you've nailed the really fiddily bits on the landing gear.

 :)
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Post by: beefcake on January 30, 2017, 04:34:34 AM
Looking great. Still another 18ish days to go so plenty of time.
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Post by: Overlord on January 30, 2017, 05:52:36 PM
Looking good so far.  8)

Very nice landing gear.  Having just built some for my dropship, I also found it is very easy to spend a lot of time on just one detail.  Especially when you are trying to produce multiple items that need to look the same, but aren't viable to master and cast.

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Post by: Bergil on January 31, 2017, 11:49:15 PM
More sexy landing gears. I feel spoilt.
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Post by: Furt on February 01, 2017, 12:23:26 AM
This looks amazing - fantastic details!  :-*

Even if you can't make the competition finish, you must finish this.
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Post by: Silent Invader on February 01, 2017, 08:12:46 AM
I echo the levels of appreciation and encouragement  8) :-*
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Post by: McMordain on February 01, 2017, 11:28:55 AM
Thanks for the encouraging words, it really helps me keeping motivated. :)

Made the fourth gear house yesterday and fiddled with the positioning so now the ship is more or less standing flat.
Hopefully I can finish them tonight. I cut the brass parts already so mostly gluing them in place is left.
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Post by: Andym on February 01, 2017, 12:43:13 PM
Does it need to stand accurately flat? Could you not put it on some terrain?
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Post by: McMordain on February 01, 2017, 01:14:01 PM
Does it need to stand accurately flat? Could you not put it on some terrain?

Well I like to be as precise as I can  :) It bothers me if something is noticeably amiss.
I want to use the ship as a terrain piece on any kind of board, urban, wilderness or anything in between. Putting a rock under one gear would look out of place on some boards. But it's not a problem anymore. I will post pics tonight hopefully showing the finished gears.
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Post by: Andym on February 01, 2017, 02:22:33 PM
Btw if that's the detail you put in the landing gear, I can't wait to see the engines! :o
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Post by: McMordain on February 01, 2017, 04:07:12 PM
Btw if that's the detail you put in the landing gear, I can't wait to see the engines! :o

Err I didn't even thought about the engines yet...  o_o
My next focus will be on the turrets and the cockpit. And gluing the parts I already done together.
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Post by: McMordain on February 02, 2017, 12:24:14 AM
Hey more pics about the bloody landing gears, so exciting  lol

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_02_02_17_1_11_12_1.jpg)

So the ship tilts a little forward, and to the port side.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_02_02_17_1_11_13_2.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_02_02_17_1_11_14_3.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_02_02_17_1_11_12_0.jpg)

Two done, two more to go.




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Post by: von Lucky on February 02, 2017, 08:21:03 AM
Really impressive. It's the battle of the spaceships this year.
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Post by: Bergil on February 02, 2017, 02:11:38 PM
Hey more pics about the bloody landing gears, so exciting  lol




 :D

It is though.
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Post by: Andym on February 02, 2017, 06:31:14 PM
:D

It is though.

At least to us(the general public) anyway! :-*
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Post by: Ragnar on February 02, 2017, 08:21:31 PM
The landing gear is brilliant.
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Post by: McMordain on February 05, 2017, 05:26:37 PM
Finished the landing gears yesterday. I only have to cut lids for the houses, but I want to paint the insides first.

With these done, I started to work on the engines. I couldn't find enough of the same bits I wanted to use for heatsinks around the engine house so I made a master and copied it with instamould.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_05_02_17_6_04_46_0.jpg)

Not the best solution, but it works. They will look ok painted I hope.

Starboard engine is about halfway done, nothing is glued yet.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_05_02_17_6_04_48_2.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_05_02_17_6_04_48_3.jpg)

Made the main engine on the port side as well.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_05_02_17_6_04_47_1.jpg)

I put together some parts of the ship, to get a feel for a general look and run into a little problem.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_05_02_17_6_04_49_4.jpg)

This is the original plan for the ship, with an upper structure, central cockpit and a top turret.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_05_02_17_6_05_14.jpg)

And this is the ship without all that upper stuff. And I like the look of it. A lot. But I also like the original. I probably have a better chance to finish the build without the upper structure, but I don't want to make it that way only because of that. So what do you guys think?
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Post by: von Lucky on February 05, 2017, 08:41:41 PM
Looking good. The top (original) version looks a little top heavy now. Possible to cut back what you build on top?
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Post by: tin shed gamer on February 05, 2017, 10:23:56 PM
I like the idea of the top turret.  However I agree with Matt. The sheer bulk of your mock up detracts from all your hard work . I'd be inclined to include the superstructure with the dome but only have the card structure stand around 6-8mm above the engine body .I think that would be enough to suggest a superstructure without compromising the lines of engine body which works so well.(plus its only a quick cut down of the formers you've already made,so it won't eat time and you'd get to keep the turret.)

(Just a musing ,since I generally just make it up as I go along,and since I've not made a single sketch for my own entry. Which now requires parts to be measured with a tape not a ruler ,You might want to wait for the opinion of someone who owns both a pencil and paper)

Mark.
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Post by: Braz on February 06, 2017, 12:24:31 AM
I prefer the one without the top deck so therefore you should build it without it ;). However if you plan the build correctly now you can add the top deck as an add-on later. Just incorporate some metal plates now as detailing on the roof. Build the top deck/upper structure later with some rare earth magnets and presto you have two ships for the price of one. Add some details that can act as alignment point and the turret can be removable so can be placed on either version of the ship.
My $0.02

Like the heat sink design.
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: Vanvlak on February 06, 2017, 06:45:44 AM
Interesting, that bit on the heat sinks.  8) 8) 8)
I'd suggest you finish the ship in the easiest way possible given the time frame - or better still, whichever looks best to you. I'd go for the cleaner one.
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Post by: Silent Invader on February 06, 2017, 07:31:38 AM
I join the applause on the heat sink design - a lovely little detail that looks so 'right'  8) :-*

Regarding the design/build conundrum, my preference is for the sleeker lines without the top section. If you are wedded to both then the suggestion to use magnets for later additions is a really good one: detachable survival or habitation unit, etc? Or rather than a drop ship, a top ship that can detach for planetary exploration. Etc etc etc.
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Post by: Bergil on February 06, 2017, 01:43:10 PM
It's orky, stick it all on!
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Post by: McMordain on February 06, 2017, 08:02:52 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys!
While I like the idea of a modular ship with magnetized parts I don't think I have the time to properly plan it. But I will definitely explore this idea for the next ship.
After reading the comments and thinking about it, I decided on something like this:

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_06_02_17_8_27_14_1.jpg)

I moved the cockpit back and the turret forward. Also halved the height of the upper structure and constrained it to the size of the cockpit. I will narrow it as well and it will have a slight slop going forward to the turret.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_06_02_17_8_27_13_0.jpg)

I need something for topping the forward part. I think either a big enough half sphere or something conical would do.
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Post by: Billchuck on February 07, 2017, 02:07:47 AM
If you can find some, I'd use the pointed end of plastic Easter eggs. Then fill/cover the space between to match the taper of the egg.
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Post by: Dr Mathias on February 08, 2017, 06:18:53 PM
Interesting design, looking forward to seeing it all tied together.
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Post by: mikedemana on February 09, 2017, 02:59:50 AM
I foresee a busy week next week in many of us contestants futures...!  lol (myself included)

Mike Demana
www.firstcommandwargames.com
http://leadlegionaries.blogspot.com/

(http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww213/mikedemana/Miscellaneous/LPL_bades_zpsl7op2jaz.jpg)
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Post by: McMordain on February 09, 2017, 02:30:00 PM
I foresee a busy week next week in many of us contestants futures...!  lol (myself included)

Mike Demana
www.firstcommandwargames.com
http://leadlegionaries.blogspot.com/

(http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww213/mikedemana/Miscellaneous/LPL_bades_zpsl7op2jaz.jpg)


Yeah  o_o
I will take a day of on monday though, I hope it will be enough. :?
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Post by: McMordain on February 10, 2017, 12:22:37 AM
Engines done, I started the cockpit.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_10_02_17_1_10_42_1.jpg)

The IG sentinel pilot was used for scale reference.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_10_02_17_1_10_42_0.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_10_02_17_1_10_42_2.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_10_02_17_1_10_42_3.jpg)

The ship controls will be on the armrests. The grey circle will be the entry point into the cockpit.

Unfortunately it seems I will not have much free time after Monday. And I'm not entirely free this weekend either...  :(
So just like some of the other contestants, I don't want to rush finishing it and I probably will not be done on time.
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: Andym on February 10, 2017, 07:00:15 AM
You really are going to town with the details! I can't wait to see this finished! :-*
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: Overlord on February 10, 2017, 02:34:39 PM
More excellent detail work.  8)

I really hope you are able to finish it in time, but if not, look forward to seeing it completed at some point.
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: Silent Invader on February 10, 2017, 03:19:39 PM
It's looking great; the important thing is that you finish it to the standard that you want it rather than to the deadline. Even if you don't make the deadline, it's been a most enjoyable  entry to follow.  8)
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: McMordain on February 11, 2017, 05:42:58 PM
Pilot seat one is almost done, still need some hole filling and seatbelts, which will be done with GS.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_11_02_17_6_34_53.jpg)

Maybe a little bit more detailed than it needs to be, but it was fun to make. :)
Now back to finishing seat 2.

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Post by: Andym on February 11, 2017, 05:47:35 PM
Great plastic card skills mate! :-*
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Post by: Elk101 on February 11, 2017, 07:24:23 PM
Tis magic, no human hands hath such powers over plasticard!  Except the Bibbly, Andy of the M, and quite a few other LAFers come to think of it.

I'm always amazed to see such neat work knowing what a bugger it can be to cut to shape.
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: McMordain on February 11, 2017, 08:20:54 PM
Great plastic card skills mate! :-*

Thanks!

Tis magic, no human hands hath such powers over plasticard!  Except the Bibbly, Andy of the M, and quite a few other LAFers come to think of it.

I'm always amazed to see such neat work knowing what a bugger it can be to cut to shape.

Yes, LAF has a lot of amazingly talented people. That's why I love this place :D

I wouldn't call it neat work though, there is a lot of gaps and the lines aren't exactly parallel where they should be... I really need to get my hands on a multi-angle cutter.  :)

Anyway, the navigators seat is finished sans the GS work of course.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_11_02_17_9_09_11_0.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_11_02_17_9_09_12_3.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_11_02_17_9_09_11_2.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_11_02_17_9_09_11_1.jpg)

Next is the cockpit itself.
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: Dr Mathias on February 11, 2017, 09:31:23 PM
Excellent work, I love the clear screen idea. Lots of great detail.
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Post by: von Lucky on February 11, 2017, 09:41:06 PM
Amazing detail!
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Post by: Vanvlak on February 12, 2017, 07:53:09 AM
That is just brilliant!  :o 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: Silent Invader on February 12, 2017, 08:12:54 AM
I love the seat design and it's execution really is outstanding.
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: McMordain on February 13, 2017, 08:35:47 PM
Finished the plastic card work on the turret.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_13_02_17_9_23_56_0.jpg)

And more work done on the cockpit.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_13_02_17_9_23_56_1.jpg)

With the turret done everything that needs gs work is ready for it. Hopefully I will be done with the gs stuff tonight.
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: Andym on February 14, 2017, 11:01:25 AM
Ooooph! That's good! :o  :-*
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship - Assembly started
Post by: McMordain on February 14, 2017, 10:42:25 PM
Cockpit almost done, the wall needs some gubbins and entry needs a door.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_14_02_17_11_32_18_1.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_14_02_17_11_32_17_0.jpg)

But I can start to paint the chairs.

Turret is done, also can start the painting of the insides.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_14_02_17_11_32_19_3.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_14_02_17_11_32_18_2.jpg)

The seat can move for now, but will be glued in place for the final build.
And here is the bottom part of the turret.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_14_02_17_11_32_19_4.jpg)

And I forgot to post the pic about the nose(s).

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_14_02_17_11_29_49_0.jpg)

The left is the main armament, a heavy laser cannon. The right is the sensor array.
I started gluing things together now. Pics of that will be taken tomorrow.
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: Andym on February 15, 2017, 06:53:06 AM
Dam! That's good! Is it wrong to think of the separate pieces as cool flying saucers?
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: Mason on February 15, 2017, 07:04:31 AM
What a wonderful build to see coming to fruition.
The detailing that has been added is stunning, especially those seats, I shall be watching this with much anticipation until you finish.
Whenever that is.
 8) :-* 8)

Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: von Lucky on February 15, 2017, 08:19:49 AM
I agree, lovely little details.
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: McMordain on February 16, 2017, 11:22:46 PM
Dam! That's good! Is it wrong to think of the separate pieces as cool flying saucers?

No lol
I actually always wanted to build a flying saucer. Or two. Spaceman Spiff is my all-time favourite err well spaceman  lol I will need a couple of smaller ships anyway.

Here is yesterdays work.

Cockpit detailed. Not much, but with the seats it will have enough cool stuff.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_17_02_17_12_02_33_0.jpg)

Started working on the bottom. Not much here either, it will not be really visible anyway. I will add smaller details later.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_17_02_17_12_02_34_1.jpg)

And finally I started to work on the upper part too. This pics shows somewhat how it will look when it's done.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_17_02_17_12_02_35_2.jpg)

It was not the best idea to glue the sensor bits on this early though... I already broke of one :(
Also I'm pretty sure now I will not make it to the finish line in time but, as one of my favourite captain said:

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/6Jt0CKGZzG8/hqdefault.jpg)

So I will be building till the deadline and beyond.  ;)
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: McMordain on February 22, 2017, 11:37:12 PM
Ahoy!

As I said I'm still working, albeit somewhat slower, on the ship. The port side extension got it's plastic overlay. Next is the airlock.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_23_02_17_12_31_46.jpg)

At the same time I started working on the top as well.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_23_02_17_12_30_56_0.jpg)

The new plan is to finish it for the time of the Round 5 theme of the LPL and paint a crew for her.
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: Andym on February 23, 2017, 05:28:52 AM
That's brilliant! :-* How did you do the panel lines? Are you not worried about the texture of the Pringles tube showing up when you paint it?.....or are you planning on covering that with plastic card too?
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: Mason on February 23, 2017, 08:31:11 AM
This is realy coming together now.
She is going to be rather special when finished.
 :-* :-*

Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: Rich H on February 23, 2017, 12:31:28 PM
Very crisp and neat :D
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: Vanvlak on February 23, 2017, 12:53:09 PM
Nice! This is a most interesting build, looking forward to seeing it done. 8) 8)
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: McMordain on February 26, 2017, 12:14:09 PM
That's brilliant! :-* How did you do the panel lines? Are you not worried about the texture of the Pringles tube showing up when you paint it?.....or are you planning on covering that with plastic card too?

I have a Tamiya plastic scriber II (http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/74091scriber2/index.htm) for making panel lines and it's really useful for cutting plastic as well. As at this stage I don't really plan ahead, some of the overlay got panel lines before gluing them on, and the others not, as I forgot to do it... I plan to add extra raised panels to it, so some of the scribed lines will not be seen anyway.
I don't plan to cover everything with plastic card but as I plan to add raised panels, most of the tubes will be covered at the top, and the bottom will not be really visible anyway once on the table.

Very crisp and neat :D
It looks like that on the pics, doesn't it. Not so much in person  lol

Didn't had much time to work on it this weekend, but I put some paint on the seats. I will post pics when I have something worth showing :)
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: McMordain on March 05, 2017, 09:05:41 PM
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_05_03_17_10_00_50_1.jpg)

The basics of the airlock is done. With this the port side is done for now.
Started the work on the starboard side.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_05_03_17_10_00_50_0.jpg)

You can see the hinges for the main/cargo door. And that's all. See you next time :)
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: vodkafan on March 14, 2017, 08:25:06 AM
I have been checking every day. Has Pringles Space Engineering Company had an industrial stoppage?
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: McMordain on March 27, 2017, 03:28:08 PM
Hello!

I apologies for the lack of updates. I hit one of my usual slumps and times like this I not much good for anything.
It's still on my desk though and I don't plan to put it away unfinished (I have enough half done stuff already lol ).
So the building is continuing but except it a to be at a slower pace.  :)
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: vodkafan on March 27, 2017, 06:23:39 PM
I have much the same problem at times, I have several projects 90% done! I am sure this is going to look fantastic, and your detail modelling has inspired me.
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: Andym on March 27, 2017, 09:22:56 PM
You can do it! It's already impressive, so there's no pressure! I love to see this one finished and painted!
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: McMordain on April 02, 2017, 07:10:37 PM
I did some building today.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/8499_02_04_17_9_04_30_0.jpg)

The starboard side is finished, apart of some gap filling. I will do that once the main structure of the ship is done.

Started the work on the cockpit/upper structure.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/8499_02_04_17_9_04_30_1.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/8499_02_04_17_9_04_30_2.jpg)

Next week I will start to paint the cockpit, the turret and finish the chairs.
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: vodkafan on April 03, 2017, 06:30:47 AM
Love it! She's taking on personality....does the spaceship have a name?
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: McMordain on May 03, 2017, 06:03:26 PM
Ahoy!

So painting things is going slower than I thought, but that's hardly surprising. I'm not a fast person  lol Also some Sylvaneth dryads and PHR ships from Dropfleet Commander distracted me.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/8499_03_05_17_7_52_27.jpg)

Not much to look at, just some basic colors.
It took me a while to decide on the colors, but in the end I will go with a black/dark red/gunmetal scheme. I will use this for the ship exterior as well.

Love it! She's taking on personality....does the spaceship have a name?

Thanks. I have a couple of ideas for naming her, but I'm open for ideas :)
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 03, 2017, 06:09:34 PM
Looks great  :)

cheers

James
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: von Lucky on May 03, 2017, 09:36:11 PM
Looking good, maybe the Crimson Turtle?
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: beefcake on May 04, 2017, 10:49:34 AM
Very nice
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: Coronasan on May 05, 2017, 07:29:48 AM
Great job, I really like the scratch built chairs!

Where did you get the floor tread plate?

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/27/8499_13_02_17_9_23_56_1.jpg)

I have seen a few different scales available online, but they don't give enough detail on how close the pattern is.
Antenocities have 1:25, 1:50 and 1:100 scale and I can't decide which I want without seeing it.
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: Mason on May 05, 2017, 09:27:17 AM
Looking good.
 8) 8)

Great job, I really like the scratch built chairs!

They really have come out a treat, haven't they?
 :-*

Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: McMordain on May 05, 2017, 10:31:24 AM
Looking good.
 8) 8)

They really have come out a treat, haven't they?
 :-*

Great job, I really like the scratch built chairs!

Where did you get the floor tread plate?

Thanks, making the chairs were fun, my favorit part so far.
I got most of the supplies form Antenocities, the floor tread plate is 1:50 scale.

Looking good, maybe the Crimson Turtle?

Are you hinting at something? :D
The name got me thinking about a turtle like ship though hmmm...  lol
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: Mason on May 05, 2017, 11:15:35 AM
Thanks. I have a couple of ideas for naming her, but I'm open for ideas :)

Given the 'cones' at the front, how about 'The Madonna'?
 ;)

Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: von Lucky on May 05, 2017, 01:30:36 PM
Not at all :D

(https://mattullrich.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/tortoise-and-hare.jpg)

Loving all the detail you're building!
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: Coronasan on May 05, 2017, 02:01:56 PM
I got most of the supplies form Antenocities, the floor tread plate is 1:50 scale.
Brilliant, thanks, that is the scale I will go for then.
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: vodkafan on September 17, 2017, 09:59:39 PM
I really want to know if this project got finished?
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: jamesmanto on September 17, 2017, 10:10:12 PM
 :o
That is seriously cool.
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: Coronasan on September 23, 2017, 08:53:25 AM
So how is this project going?

As a fellow shipbuilder, I want to see if any construction techniques are worth borrowing!
Title: Re: McMordain's spaceship
Post by: has.been on September 23, 2017, 11:08:25 AM
Poor artists 'borrow' Great artists STEAL !!!!
Leonardo Da Vinchi
Banksie.