WIP: Saladin class Successor

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Re: WIP: Saladin class Successor

Postby Drop_Bear » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:28 am

Thank you. I think I can do a little better than this, though. I added the detail after putting the walls together, but if I added most of the detail before putting the walls together... well, we'll see how it turns out.
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Re: WIP: Saladin class Successor

Postby Drop_Bear » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:48 am

I was in a local two dollar shop this morning, looking for pot pourri. I didn't find the sweet smelling wood shavings and dried flowers I wanted, but I did find this:

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I'm cheap when it comes to spending money on tools. So cheap, in fact, that I almost walked away from this six dollar generic knife set. :lol: But I figured what the hell. I have been using my knife and its general-purpose blade very inappropriately for way too long, and I have found it hard to sculpt and carve things. Strangely enough, the small blades fit the knife handle I already had perfectly. Which is good, because while the blades are... acceptable, the handles they come with are rubbish.

I just had to try them out as soon as I got home - You know how it is. :D - so I decided to have a second go at recessing the torpedo launchers. The problem I had yesterday was taking enough material off the launchers and the saucer to make them fit. The only way I could have done it would have been to make a larger hole. I used the small and large... er, un-angled chisels? The ones I have out in the photo above.

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First thing I did was trim away most of the fat from one side of the torpedo launchers.

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Then I peeled away a good part of the plastic on the top and bottom side of the hole to thin them. The Enterprise-B kit has good, thick plastic that'd probably stop a 40 mm shell.

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And in went the torpedo launchers. Success! Now that I have chisels and more knife blades, I feel there is so much more I can do. I'M UNSTOPPABLE! Haha! :D
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Re: WIP: Saladin class Successor

Postby trekriffic » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:51 am

Having the right tools for the job definitely can make a huge difference. Love the look of your torpedo launcher. Very cool!
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Re: WIP: Saladin class Successor

Postby Drop_Bear » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:53 am

Thanks!
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Re: WIP: Saladin class Successor

Postby Griffworks » Sun May 07, 2017 9:59 pm

Did you ever finish this project?
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Re: WIP: Saladin class Successor

Postby Griffworks » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:33 pm

Drop_Bear wrote:Thanks!

‘Ello?
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Re: WIP: Saladin class Successor

Postby trekriffic » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:57 pm

Nice work so far. Cool to see a ship design from this era. Love how the shuttlebay is going. Definitely need to light it.
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Re: WIP: Saladin class Successor

Postby Drop_Bear » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:43 am

Griffworks wrote:
Drop_Bear wrote:Thanks!

‘Ello?

I really should finish it, shouldn't I?

trekriffic wrote:Nice work so far. Cool to see a ship design from this era. Love how the shuttlebay is going. Definitely need to light it.

I have the idea I can cannibalise a prewired LED and battery box from a toy or novelty item. How hard can it be?
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Re: WIP: Saladin class Successor

Postby kobayashimaru » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:36 pm

neat!
you're returning to this awesome project.

as to lighting, indeed.
there's how-to's at Franlab, ThisWeekInTech, Ben Heck's Wonderlab,
and Adam Savage's workshop at Tested.

AST-er "StarchWrecked" has a lot of awesome how-to guides as well

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Re: WIP: Saladin class Successor

Postby Drop_Bear » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:38 am

kobayashimaru wrote:neat!
you're returning to this awesome project.

Depening on what I'm feeling up to it could be the first thing on the agenda. Thanks for the suggestions for how-tos, but I am not a wiring kind of guy. I'm electrically derelict, to quote Richard from Keeping Up Appearances.
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