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Road Warrior 10-08-2015 12:39 PM

Re: 1:350 TOS Light Cruiser
 
Fantastic as always.

Miketech1982 10-09-2015 06:24 AM

Re: 1:350 TOS Light Cruiser
 
I can't wait to see this come together! A question though, If one wasnt able to cast the parts like you are, woul being abe to construct the ship in the way that you are and skin it still work ok? I'm thinking of my future bashing, I know I dont have the first clue about casting, but I can fabricate pretty ok. :D

AdmiralBuck 10-09-2015 03:12 PM

Re: 1:350 TOS Light Cruiser
 
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Originally Posted by Miketech1982 (Post 284930)
\If one wasn't able to cast the parts like you are, would being able to construct the ship in the way that you are and skin it still work ok?

Absolutely! There are many ways to construct a hull shape. This method of bulkhead forms over a keel is used in model shipbuilding and tissue paper over balsa wood frame aircraft models. I think some of the benefits of creating sectional frames and skinning a hull shape is the ability to maintain true to the drawn plans while keeping the shape symmetrical. :p

Kremin 10-11-2015 06:26 PM

Re: 1:350 TOS Light Cruiser
 
Another silly question, if you don't mind me asking. What type of resin is best for the larger pieces that won't crack or overheat while curing (might possibly be worth a tutorial somewhere on moulding and casting)

AdmiralBuck 10-12-2015 06:47 AM

Re: 1:350 TOS Light Cruiser
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kremin (Post 284954)
Another silly question, if you don't mind me asking. What type of resin is best for the larger pieces that won't crack or overheat while curing (might possibly be worth a tutorial somewhere on moulding and casting)

I've mainly used SmoothCast 300, a bright white general purpose resin for my small to medium sized parts without any trouble. The largest parts I've cast so far have been 1:537 primary hulls (11" diameter). I guess my question to you is what do you consider a large piece?

Smooth-On's web page features many tutorials on a variety of casting procedures and types of materials of all sizes.

Kremin 10-12-2015 09:34 AM

Re: 1:350 TOS Light Cruiser
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AdmiralBuck (Post 284958)
I guess my question to you is what do you consider a large piece?

With out wanting to hijack your excellent build thread I'm building a 1:350 scale Remora class using an extented 1/537 scale primary hull as the primary so it's for the secondary hull and delta pods plus a Bridge B/C deck in scale

But it could be anywhere up to 1:350 Primary hull add ons and / or secondary hull :D


Quote:

Originally Posted by AdmiralBuck (Post 284958)
Smooth-On's web page features many tutorials on a variety of casting procedures and types of materials of all sizes.

Thank you having a look now

AdmiralBuck 10-13-2015 07:27 AM

Re: 1:350 TOS Light Cruiser
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kremin (Post 284960)
With out wanting to hijack your excellent build thread I'm building a 1:350 scale Remora class using an extented 1/537 scale primary hull as the primary so it's for the secondary hull and delta pods plus a Bridge B/C deck in scale

But it could be anywhere up to 1:350 Primary hull add ons and / or secondary hull :D

I think you should not have any trouble with the SmoothCast. I'm no expert in resins or casting procedures but you could also try breaking the larger pieces into several molds rather than one large single part.

Ship's builder plaque art design:

http://vagabonddecals.com/chevereto/...PLAQUE4.md.jpg

The secondary hull continues to take shape as the .040 styrene is formed and clad to the framework. Next up is detail and construction of the deflector shroud and midship hangar bay details before this can be cast:

http://vagabonddecals.com/chevereto/...57895_o.md.jpg

http://vagabonddecals.com/chevereto/...27168_o.md.jpg

http://vagabonddecals.com/chevereto/...32820_o.md.jpg

AdmiralBuck 10-18-2015 08:43 AM

Re: 1:350 TOS Light Cruiser
 
Weekend update: B/C deck and bridge master construction carved and lathed from high density urethane. The bridge was made by running a screw through a small piece and into the chuck of a cordless drill and "lathed" by holding a file against it as it spun. Turbolift cowl made from styrene.

http://vagabonddecals.com/chevereto/...MG_0289.md.jpg

http://vagabonddecals.com/chevereto/...MG_0214.md.jpg

Road Warrior 10-18-2015 10:21 AM

Re: 1:350 TOS Light Cruiser
 
Very nice. Digging the elongated B/C deck.

Heavy Melder 10-18-2015 10:24 AM

Re: 1:350 TOS Light Cruiser
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AdmiralBuck (Post 284963)



The secondary hull continues to take shape as the .040 styrene is formed and clad to the framework. Next up is detail and construction of the deflector shroud and midship hangar bay details before this can be cast:

http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/y...pstzbtyqps.jpg

Where'd that 1/350 shuttle come from? I'm gonna need a stack of them.

AdmiralBuck 10-18-2015 12:04 PM

Re: 1:350 TOS Light Cruiser
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Heavy Melder (Post 285055)
Where'd that 1/350 shuttle come from? I'm gonna need a stack of them.

They come standard with every 1:350 TOS E kit. :)

Heavy Melder 10-18-2015 12:35 PM

Re: 1:350 TOS Light Cruiser
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AdmiralBuck (Post 285056)
They come standard with every 1:350 TOS E kit. :)

Jeez....that's embarrassing. I haven't looked at mine in soooo long I've forgotten what bits came in the kit....

SCI-FI 10-18-2015 02:28 PM

Re: 1:350 TOS Light Cruiser
 
Clean design, flawless execution. Just amazing...

Tiberious 10-18-2015 03:51 PM

Re: 1:350 TOS Light Cruiser
 
You Sir, are the new Miracle Worker!

AdmiralBuck 10-20-2015 05:12 AM

Re: 1:350 TOS Light Cruiser
 
Thank you gentlemen for your kind words!

Update on the deflector shroud master. Continuing on with the success I had using the urethane on the bridge module, I carved this conical oval to begin the process of mastering the ringed deflector mount. This will be hollowed out carefully and then filled with two sets of oval styrene rings. An additional band around the base should 'fatten' the outer shroud a bit more. The area above the deflector might need filled with something. Plans call for photon tubes in either corner but the recess seems too deep yet.

http://vagabonddecals.com/chevereto/...MG_0341.md.jpg

http://vagabonddecals.com/chevereto/...MG_0352.md.jpg


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