Scratchbuilding simple Nacelles - step by step

Tools and techniques used for preparation and assembly.
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Re: Scratchbuilding simple Nacelles - step by step

Postby Tesral » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:29 am

SingleMind wrote:Hu I have built a few thinks using this layering technic. But never thought of bending it after words. How much pressure do u put on it and does it spring back at all?


That is pretty much how the wing shape on the Manta is done (My Avatar) I had no worthy camera when that one was built.

The wing is four layers, with the outer two the size of the whole wing. It was glued at the top of the hull, allowed to dry, then bent into the shape and the bottom glued. That curve is pure physics.

I have been building in layers since I first made phaser ones from sheets of balsa wood as a kid.
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Re: Scratchbuilding simple Nacelles - step by step

Postby el gato » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:40 pm

Well I'll be... I didn't think of building in layers. Thanks Roguewolf!
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Re: Scratchbuilding simple Nacelles - step by step

Postby RogueWolf » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:40 pm

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Re: Scratchbuilding simple Nacelles - step by step

Postby Silverloc » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:28 am

I'm going to poke this thread, so any tutorials on making round engines?

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Re: Scratchbuilding simple Nacelles - step by step

Postby RogueWolf » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:10 pm

Got a pic or sketch of what you want to build, I'd be happy to take a shot at it for you.
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Re: Scratchbuilding simple Nacelles - step by step

Postby Silverloc » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:58 pm

I did..will have to post them when I get home. I had pictures in the post in the engine thread in 1/2500 subfourm but took them out when I realized there was this thread. :)

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Re: Scratchbuilding simple Nacelles - step by step

Postby zookman » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:51 pm

ive got a nacell design for my custom ships .. actualy 2 based off same design .. tho one is for the " mother ship ) and is actualy 2 engines in a common nacell ..so the ship basicaly has 4 warp engines .. each nacell has a built in impulse unit as well .. actualy am redesigning the mother ship since i realy didnt like the first draft .. lol .. i can send ya the small craft design since its used on everything else from the escort to shuttles , attack craftand gunboats .

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Re: Scratchbuilding simple Nacelles - step by step

Postby Silverloc » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:43 am

Well..here are the pictures I orginallly posted

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Reading the tutorial, I understand how now to do a couple of them, the round TOS style engine would be something I would like to learn how to do.

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Re: Scratchbuilding simple Nacelles - step by step

Postby RogueWolf » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:06 pm

Those are some nice designs there! What scale are you looking to do these in? Or maybe a better question would be, how long were you looking to build these nacelles? I've never done a round nacelle before but I already have several ideas to start with.

For the smaller nacelles/scales, here is a good resource for basic shapes:
http://www.evergreenscalemodels.com/shapes.htm
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Re: Scratchbuilding simple Nacelles - step by step

Postby Silverloc » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:27 pm

I was think 1/2500 scale, start small to begin with. If you would like I can post the full picture of the ships those engines come from.


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