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Old May 24 2011, 08:32 PM   #94
Re: Re-Imagined K'tinga/D7

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Thank you.

I'm working on the bridge shape now.

No, no, no, no! Don't thank me, son. I'm gonna have you dragged out of your house and burned at the stake for witchcraft unless you prove this is simple craftmanship. Only someone who has consorted with Lucifer himself can possibly throw together a model of this quality with plexiglass and a few scraps of styrene.

Can you show some photos of the entire process of development for something like this little piece? Like the rest of the ship you're building, this bridge looks fantastic, but there it is nearly finished. It's been glued together, primed, sanded, and then attached to another piece and puttied and sanded ... but ... would it be possible for you to slow down on one of these components and show the design sketch, the raw components, then the assembly process step-by-step, before you get to this part? Just a handful of detailed images or one big collage or something?

'Cause otherwise, I'm gathering kindling.
I haven't been taking a lot of pics of the process itself. But how I'm making a lot of the shapes is by vac forming styrene.

First I make a form, it can be out of anything, wood, or plexi etc. Any material that can withstand the heat and pressure of the vac forming process.

Then after it's vac formed, you have a hollow part just like a regular styrene kit.

To get the panels, I vac form a second layer of thinner styrene over the top, then draw out the pattern and cut the panels out and glue them on.

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