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post #501 of 705 (permalink) Old 05-09-13, 09:49 PM
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Everyday is awesome, when you wake up to see art like this growing greater as it goes along.

im suprised you do not have any more medals...

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BA, I have followed you work for years and it still blows my mind. Your skill-craft and attention to detail are just incredible. Thats enough of me blowing smoke up your arse lol.

Can I ask where you get your supplies from? My apologies if you have already covered it.

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I get all my supplies from either my local hobby store or a local sheet styrene distributer of wholesale styrene sheets 3X4 foot 0.020, 0.040, 0.060 inch thick.

I use almost exclusively Evergreen products but also Plastruct and Midwest styrene.

http://www.plastruct.com/

http://www.midwestproducts.com/default.aspx

Evergreen does not sell direct to individuals but Plastruct and Midwest do:

On another forum to a similar query I priced Evergreen availability in the UK and found the cost was exceeding high so I suggested ordering from the US and paying the import duty; I never got a follow-up on how that worked out......

There is a hobby outlet in France that spams me occasionally but I have never checked them out. I'll post the link the next time I get a catalog..........

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God I love QI, I think I was the other person when Heresy had been hacked, I actually found someone on eBay and this is what I got http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2905631756...84.m1439.l2649 works out to be £1gbp ($1.54usd) a sheet for 2mm (0.7874 inches) which seemed ok to me.

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God I love QI, I think I was the other person when Heresy had been hacked, I actually found someone on eBay and this is what I got http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2905631756...84.m1439.l2649 works out to be £1gbp ($1.54usd) a sheet for 2mm (0.7874 inches) which seemed ok to me.

I'm going to elaborate more on my thread so as not to high-jack this one

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What a difference some gray makes

To paraphrase an old song.................

I started priming the interior and under the carapace and it really breaths some life into this construct; gray being a much more contrast bearing colour than white.......

We'll start with the interior construction of the reactor chamber (with the reactor removed for clarity you can see to the other side wall the various controls on the mezzanine level and the major ducting for the condenser grid that cools the radioactive coolant.

http://i.imgur.com/TF5XYQ9.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/597AsUi.jpg


In the image below I displayed the left side interior for clarity

http://i.imgur.com/m9ZNDnF.jpg


And the left side exterior so the following images make sense

http://i.imgur.com/9yRxZ23.jpg
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Under the Carapace

In continuation of the above post showing the right side exterior wall in place the interior ducting powered blower ducts air to the condenser grid much as the radiator works in your car. This cools the reactor coolant. A bit of license is taken as the duct doesn't actually connect to the radiator as the side panel is on a hinge that swings open for interior viewing because if it can't be seen all this work is wasted.


http://i.imgur.com/HWlYvg2.jpg


The rest is just the same albeit with a coat of primer. The rear backpack now has a purpose; it is now the heat exchanger that transfers the superheated primary (and radioactive coolant energy to the secondary steam jacket which in turn drives the turbines (which will be in the top deck i.e. above the command deck )

http://i.imgur.com/eYnNOGB.jpg


The backpack panel right now is just held in place by friction but ultimately will be secured with hidden screws..............

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Wickedly cool. So much detail.

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CoD Bitz


Once again after a bout with a computer virus, lawn mower, installing a door in my kitchen and adjacent mouldings I have taken up the cudgel of building Luteus Vexant........... strange how menial trivialities take precedence over that which is of true import.

I resume the task by supplementing my dwindling supply of prefabricated bitz to detail the areas of the carapace that seem too sparsely decorated.

The CoD kits I have been cannibalizing are still providing ample fodder for my demands because I prudently have conserved both front and back of each floor and wall panels by by splitting them in half through the thickness axis with a razor saw instead of just sanding off the reverse face of the panel thereby doubling my inventory of parts and saving myself thirty bucks for another Manufactorum.

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Catching a Mold Relief

I am trying a new method of casting

I intend to make a gantry for the Warlord diorama showing it parked alongside for service/repairs. This will make a huge model display stand.

I'm using 'Sculpey' mold material to make a few more A M skulls for the aft end of the main guns.

Since 'Sculpey' is heat hardened I am trying to cold mold 5 minute epoxy directly on the soft uncured clay relying on it's heat resistant properties to not lose detail as the resin heats and cures

Below you see the mold that only required seconds to make once you sculpt the original:

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