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post Nov 20 2017, 12:02 PM
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QUOTE(Blackadder @ Nov 18 2017, 12:18 PM) *

... and the sloppiness of my mancave/workshop.



Sloppiness he says? Blimey, you should see the state of things when I'm fiddling with toy soldiers and terrain bits! armata_PDT_05.gif

...and even just the storage space for the same...

You sir, continue to serve as an inspiration for model building, and for keeping a tidy desk / workshop / mancave armata_PDT_10.gif

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post Nov 20 2017, 06:19 PM
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Beautiful attention to detail!

Amazing work as always smile.gif


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post Nov 21 2017, 01:04 PM
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Everytime I come and look at your stuff Blackadder, I am amazed at the precision and accuracy. I work with Plasticard and do alot of conversions and it takes a fair bit of work to get things to be how I want them to look. Sometimes it gets covered up. smile.gif

I love admiring your skill. Do you use alot of jigs, spacers and cutting braces etc or is it more a sanding and carving to finalise perfection?

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QUOTE(Blackhearts Reaver @ Nov 21 2017, 01:04 PM) *

...........................Do you use a lot of jigs, spacers and cutting braces etc or is it more a sanding and carving to finalize perfection?


I use three basic measuring tools. 12 and 18 inch combination square, palm size 30/60/ 90° & 45/45/90° triangles and a small 6 inch steel scale

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I frequently use bottle caps to make circles or a good draftsmans compass to draw a hard to find diameter.

Bottle caps are great in that you can superglue scrap plastic to the open end and sand away the excess to a perfect disk. The superglue forms a rather tenuous bond with the bottle cap plastic and the styrene so separating with a thin bladed utility knife is easy.

I buy my plastic in bulk 2 foot by 3 foot sheets in 0.015 0.030 & 0.040 inch thick sheets at a local industrial park wholesale plastic supply house. 0,4 0,75 & 1,0 MM respectively.

I have recently discovered styrene diffusing lenses for florescent lighting that are about 8,0 MM thick which while somewhat brittle make excellent bulk building material at a greatly reduced cost. I am using this waffle like material extensively throughout this current build. It also has the added benefit of supplying ready made precision squares to give square corners with a minimum of measuring and cutting.

I use a good utility knife

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for all my major cutting; pencil scribing a line, scoring the plastic with the knife carefully along the scribed line and then snapping the plastic. I DON'T USE SO CALLED CRAFT KNIVES (i.e. Xacto knives) FOR THIS; the blade is too thin, wobbly, and hard to control for major cutting.

I use almost exclusively #11 fine point chisel Xacto blade knives for starting small holes, cutting out interior holes and the fin tip for picking up rivets and small pieces. and and #18 chisel Xacto blade knives for chisel work. Of all the various Xacto blades I find only these useful.

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Jeez What a Mess:

All the sub components are just locked in place with interlocking tabs and while I know where the pieces actually go, the stability of the structures is tenuous at best.

Below we see the inner levels decks 2 through 4 deck 1 being done earlier this Summer. Decks 3 and 4 frame the yoke and have yet to receive their floors.

https://i.imgur.com/yVbqA9Z.jpg
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I have not worked out how they will be removable and how the neck will intersect with the third deck flooring. Some sort of bull nosed staircase I imagine. It will all look rather techie and decadent as befitting a titan interior but I have plans for an altar structure with attendant priests as in the Warlord.

https://i.imgur.com/hJtQNPy.jpg
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Above we see looking down at deck 2 and the two angled walls that will support the yoke and underside of the superstructure deck again rather sparsely connected without glue or screws so it all appears quite a jumble at the moment.

https://i.imgur.com/nnHxaDO.jpg
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The side view looking rather cleaner.

https://i.imgur.com/fr57fNz.jpg
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With the superstructure deck reinstalled the whole thing begins to tie together (Note that the jaw has disconnected for the visor) but all the rest of the components locking into their respective locations with barely a millimeter discrepancy that I can measure. Much of the precision purely by luck I assure you.

https://i.imgur.com/zUVImBa.jpg
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And the right side view of this hodgepodge.



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