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post Sep 4 2017, 09:14 PM
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Corner Turrets:

Once again I am relying on my eye to proportion these components as the drawing I am working from is too vague and in perspective to measure accurately.

https://i.imgur.com/zIhZwbR.jpg
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Note also my octogons' are sides are still not equal in width. I intend to correct this with subsequent layers of 0.030 inch styrene.

https://i.imgur.com/fyHWAw5.jpg
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My work area and basic tools here show nothing special is needed to make these models. There are tools that facilitate the manufacture; drills and belt sanders &etc but mostly I work with hand tools in front of the computer screen while I watch/listen to the news.

https://i.imgur.com/A3vSJjK.jpg
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Note the paint vial used as a spacer, It appears captured for the time being but only until seven sides are built. Then it will be removed. The reason for this will become apparent as the turret framework progresses.............

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post Sep 5 2017, 04:33 AM
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A Front Row Seat:

At what very likely be one of my failures. When I thought this up it seemed very simple.

https://i.imgur.com/3eVFIDy.jpg
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But the reality may be more difficult.

I'm trying to make a simple eight sided cone with strips all in one piece converging on the apex of the cone and being symmetrical all at once.

A worthy experiment but I'm afraid doomed to failure.....

https://i.imgur.com/zPAEMyU.jpg
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And you're here to watch Ha!


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post Sep 7 2017, 03:28 AM
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Well D-mn me it worked.

and no one is more surprised that I am.

While somewhat crude the shape and size is right and when all the embellishments are added it will be just about right. I am quite happy with the result.

https://i.imgur.com/TmxF3BW.jpg
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One thing that will have to be done is lower the bottom edge until it is even with the under deck cove molding.

https://i.imgur.com/2XsMkQA.jpg
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Now I just have to make 3 more.



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post Sep 9 2017, 12:17 PM
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This is my favourite thread. Your modelling ability is amazing
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post Sep 10 2017, 11:54 PM
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Thanks for the reply,

Trammel Point Tool

One of these days I have to invest in a trammel point tool and today was today. Sometimes you need to draw an arc such as today where I needed a 8.1 inch radius arc. You can make an impromptu tool with a strip of styrene and two sharp pencils but the tool is so much quicker.

anyway:

https://i.imgur.com/rwNd7eY.jpg
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I need two truncated cones of the bottom of my turrets and the mouth wash cups are ideal for a 3D template to manufacture these.

https://i.imgur.com/kyWN68d.jpg
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I'm using 0.020 (thousands) inch styrene so its a bit stiff to form into a cone shape so its best to draw the arc segment over the sharp edge of a table applying pressure with your palm to impart a curve to the arc sheet.

https://i.imgur.com/6f1nBOy.jpg
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Alternately you can wrap the arced pieces tightly and leave for a while secured wit rubber bands to impart an curve.

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post Sep 11 2017, 07:55 PM
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Just an interim update of the weekend progress. I've decided to detail the corner turrets to practice the viability of my ambitious project.

https://i.imgur.com/dBjttUB.jpg
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I was of two minds in how to finish the turret rooves, layered shingle vs the ubiquitous skulls and eagle and banners or CoD bitz. I opted for a layered plate armour effect you see; why, because it's cheaper, cooler and harder to do and I'm batsh!t crazy.


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post Sep 13 2017, 09:15 AM
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Oh My God

Machine, I've not much to say about this

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but the square recesses have proven their worth in that I can position the corbels anywhere I like (Within reason...) and the deck looks very promising regarding size and massiveness.

I can't wait to start detailing this sucker.


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post Sep 13 2017, 11:04 AM
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The rest of us can't wait either - looks awesome already biggrin.gif


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post Sep 14 2017, 05:18 AM
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A New Way To Do It:

This puts me in mind of a poem from my youth:

There was a young lady from Norway
Who hung by her heels in a doorway
She call to her lover
Come quickly my dear
I think I've discovered one more way.

https://i.imgur.com/q0VYaqg.jpg
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These lighting panels will revolutionize build large scale models. Right now I am building the gate house structure bastions of which there will be two with the Gate/Portcullis between.

https://i.imgur.com/WoLboWy.jpg
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To think these ready made panels have been available for decades and I've only just discovered them now.


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post Sep 17 2017, 06:21 AM
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Garderobe:

It took the better part of a week to build these turrets. I must be slowing down in my dotage.

https://i.imgur.com/2OV212R.jpg
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The shingles, try as I might ,still look too crude and the turrets look for all the world like two privy chambers on the corners of the bastion.

https://i.imgur.com/DKHRWFT.jpg
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post Sep 18 2017, 07:27 PM
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It's really starting to take shape 👍🏿


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