ST III Merchantman

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ST III Merchantman

Post by Kremin » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:43 pm

I got bored of asking for someone to make a Merchantman ( The small freighter from Star Trek III ) so I decided to try and build one, one of the FB groups was doing a kitbash competition so I entered it
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ORIGINAL MODEL

First of all lots of scanning and measuring of the models and diagrams then cutting on the machine to end up with a load of flat parts
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then glue uprights and bracing
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and so on ....

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Re: ST III Merchantman

Post by Kremin » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:51 pm

Annoying front curvey bit Glued, Clamped then glooped with Epoxy
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and the rear section
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Re: ST III Merchantman

Post by Kremin » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:57 pm

Bring them together and it starts to take shape
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Re: ST III Merchantman

Post by Kremin » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:00 pm

Annoyingly there's a glue divot that will need filling
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Re: ST III Merchantman

Post by Richard Baker » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:32 pm

Nice build you have going on there- a great and long ignored subject.
Good use of extra sprue for structural bracing!

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Re: ST III Merchantman

Post by kobayashimaru » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:00 am

neat work kremin,
this freighter is taking shape.
how did you get the nose-section curve to take?
heating and rolling, tacking?

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Re: ST III Merchantman

Post by andyh » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:47 am

Now THIS is model building! Excellent project. How long will the completed model be?

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Re: ST III Merchantman

Post by Kremin » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:27 am

kobayashimaru wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:00 am
neat work kremin,
this freighter is taking shape.
how did you get the nose-section curve to take?
heating and rolling, tacking?
First off I glued the front top to the spure at the front of the ship, clamped it and left it for at least 12 hours
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Then I filled behind it with a 2 part epoxy glue and left that for several hours

Once I was convinced the front wasn't going any where I repeated this with the back end using softer clamps
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Re: ST III Merchantman

Post by Kremin » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:30 am

andyh wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:47 am
Now THIS is model building! Excellent project. How long will the completed model be?

Andy
Roughly just over 19cm although actual mileage may vary

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Re: ST III Merchantman

Post by Tesral » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:56 pm

It's been a while since we had a full scratch. I am watching with interest.
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