DY-500

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DY-500

Post by Kremin » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:24 am

DY-500 first mentioned as an incorrect identification for Khan's ship in TOS "Space Seed"

Speculative design in the Spaceflight Chronology
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As she appeared on screen
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She is bigger and bulkier than the DY-100 and the cargo pods don't look to stick out as far from the hull
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Starting getting the parts together to kitbash this using various rocket related parts

The forward section is relatively easy to get looking right
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The Warp Drive I'm going to change as the TNG massive thruster exhaust just doesn't sit right with me so I'm considering how to put 1 or 2 nacelles on it, most likely they will be short and stubby, if I go with 2 there will be a small hull piece in between them
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Re: DY-500

Post by Kremin » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:35 pm

The sail/conning tower and fins will need to be cut from styrene so let the computer do the hard work and cut the shapes for me


First step; put the picture of what i want to cut and size it correctly then draw the shapes including any surface details that will be added later
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Copy and or rotate as needed, with the plastic being as thin it needs between 2 - 4 layers laminated together.

Repeat for other parts and add bits to reinforce the final structure until you fill the sheet, then cut
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the cut doesn't go right through the plastic so the parts have to be snapped out and you end up with a big pile of bits
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gluing will start tomorrow........
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Re: DY-500

Post by Kremin » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:08 am

Main hull components trimmed and glued together filling and sanding started and first layer of sail fabricated and attached (upper part of the sails is all clamped up glueing)
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Re: DY-500

Post by MSgtUSAFRet » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:27 pm

Kremin, this is looking awesome!!

In case I missed it, what program are you using to plan the parts and bits? (NVM. I blew up one of your screen grabs and looked for myself. :oops: )

You're doing a great job here! Enjoying the thread.

Keep going!

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Re: DY-500

Post by kobayashimaru » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:21 pm

cool!
a DY-500, that reminds me of "Stingray" quite a lot.

by the by,
I'm in awe of your ability to break down the ship into the components like that.

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Re: DY-500

Post by Kremin » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:47 pm

Thanks guys it's coming along nicely

Sail / Conning tower
the cut pieces were glued together leaving a hollow in between and reinforced with plasticard squares then some 2 part epoxy to further strengthen the joints

With the two sides glued together the curve at the back was clamped, glued and epoxied
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the gaps and seams were then filled initially with Das air drying clay and dried and rough sanded
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After more sanding and smoothing I attached the raised detailing

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and gave it a try to see how it looked on the hull
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Re: DY-500

Post by Kremin » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:59 pm

Engineering

After much head scratching and trying different parts I've decided on the engineering section and nacelles

Engineering
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Twin Nacelles
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I'll have to drill through engineering for the nacelle supports and sort out the fins then we might be ready for some primer
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Re: DY-500

Post by slawton » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:43 pm

More like the DIY-500! :robot:

Impressive build!

I'm curious -- do you have extra stuff lying around and decide "what can I build with this?" or do you decide what you want to build and have so much stuff laying around that you can match up anything?
I'm a modeler, not a doctor...

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Re: DY-500

Post by Kremin » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:51 pm

Erm ..... Yes Slawton

I'm a hoarder I keep everything and I see shapes in objects that i have in the stash.

The stash increased massively over the last 3-4 years just be keeping a look out on ebay and facebook, buying as cheap as I can even if it's part started or broken / incomplete kits i'm buying them for parts so it doesn't always matter.

The Airfix Saturn V Skylab is a great source of parts (I've had 8 of them over the last few years) the relay station was mostly made using this kit because i scored 3 of them cheaply just before christmas.

The first step is find a plan of what I want to build and print it out to scale and then look through the parts to see if there is anything that works or can be adapted from this lot
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with the DY-500 I found the nose of the Ariane 5 from Revell 1/96 was a good fit, bits of a 1/144 space station and Saturn 5 and a leftover tail of a submarine

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Re: DY-500

Post by trekriffic » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:20 pm

OMG! I LOVE this! :bow:
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