1/72 movie era runabout INCOMPLETE

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Re: 1/72 movie era runabout

Postby zookman » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:34 pm

another small update ... more interior work laid out ... got the "rib cage "done might have to drop the floor in pit area due to low headroom at dorrway and gets worse farther forward ya go ....

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the rib cage and general seat layout .. 3 rows of 3 on each side plus 2-4 seats facing aft behind pit which may be for " flight attendants lol also may drop on bathroom and convert it to a small food replicator gally area for beverages and small snacks / meals during tour run .....
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Re: 1/72 movie era runabout

Postby Moongrim » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:28 am

Yowza. Look at all that Legroom!
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Re: 1/72 movie era runabout

Postby zookman » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:31 am

wont be as much once final seats get done .. seat backs will be a bit bulkier with possibly small display screens and other such goodies on them plus its a luxury shuttle so no need for cramped seating conditions lol ... if i put them closer together someones gonne be stuck sitting with a good view of the "rib" lol and have to stretch to look out window .. pit areas gonna be a bit cramped tho for head room not sure just how to fix that yet tho other than lower the floor a bit ... thats tommorows project lol

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Re: 1/72 movie era runabout

Postby malleman » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:34 am

I can't wait to see this one done!

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Re: 1/72 movie era runabout

Postby zookman » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:13 am

well went ahead and chopped off the front section of cabin floor .... lowered it by 2 steps ... one just in fron of first rib and next one just behind where cockpit doors is ... got lots of head room now ... have to put pilot/copilot seats on a raised platform so i can see over where dash/istrument panel is gonna be but still have headroom for that ....

now to make seats ... unless anyone knows where to find nice comfy looking 1/72 scale seats lol not the ejction style seats i have been using for mockups .. something from an airliner would be nice but none i know of in that scale come with interiors ...

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Re: 1/72 movie era runabout

Postby zookman » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:02 am

getting more done on interior ... now working on pit area and casting seats .. couldnt find any kit seats i liked so i made my own lol ... dang dash and control panels in pit area gonna be a pain since they all curved with very lil flat straight lines ... once pit area is done i think its time for some final tweeking on interior trim and such to close up some gaps .... then time to lay it into top section and do the same ... then cut out windows and trim those to shape and cut clear sheet stock for windows ( oh fun ) lol then its gonna be time for some interior painting and detailing befor closeing it up and exterior work begins ... ..
few pics of first couple seat castings

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Re: 1/72 movie era runabout

Postby The Eye of Error » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:45 am

Looking great so far. Certainly reminds me of something Andrew Probert would have designed.

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Re: 1/72 movie era runabout

Postby zookman » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:09 am

almost got interior done ..

got cockpit instrument panel done ... kinda rough in these pics but its trimmed and test fit in later pics

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started cutting windows out ... guess i didnt get the interior quite as close to roof as i thought lol .. ohh well had planned on putting some trim pieces there anyway so i have something to put windows up to from the outside
placed a few passengers in place to get a look of how seat arrangement looks ... 12 passengers and 2-4 crew
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cockpit window is gonna need more timming i think still sits way too high but i can drop it some more since i included a dash on instrument panel that can be seen yet may also drop ip down a bit also
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the forward window behind pit may become a door just not sure yet lol as of right now its a flight attendants seat on either side lol
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Re: 1/72 movie era runabout

Postby zookman » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:07 am

ok bought this light experimenters set to test and see if i can put some lights in this thing ... did a test on the engines and i think its gonna work pretty well ...

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the E.L. light kit
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close up of sheet ... its 1.75 by 3.75 inches
unlit
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lit with indoor lights
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lit in the dark
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colored filter test
lit with room lighting
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lit with lights off
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engine test lighting
unlit
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lit with room lighting
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lit in dark
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now with some light blocking done on inside and a couple details on clear part to simulate the bigger kit and show the grills think this will look ok ...course this in the inboard side of engine and when done wont see much unless ya look under kit lol ... tho i may say heck with it and just put them on opposite sides to show these off lol never read that the engines had to be oriented any which way might test left over stuff and see what i can do for the IP in the pit then add nav lights ( flashing even ) and some interior lights and im all good .... then got to find a way to hide the wiring going into kit lol thats why i was thinking of it being serviced and connected to dianogstic computers via cables :D

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Re: 1/72 movie era runabout

Postby zookman » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:17 am

got the rest of interior leds yesterday after 5 hours driving 1/2 tank gas and only spending 24 bucks lol ... wish radio shack would carry more than 3 of an item in stock ... could order more but takes 7-10 days ..... anyhow hoping to get interior finished and laid out and maybe even painted and installed and 2 halve together so exterior work can begin ... gonna be a close one to finish by deadline lol


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