Scotian Shipyards

Use at least one plate (size, shape, quantity, etc., are builder's choice) as the basis for a “Sci-Fi thing” build. <B>Deadline: 1 Sptember 2017</B>

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Post by Scotaidh » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:03 pm

I found this design on the inter-webs, on a Traveler-ship design site. I won't use this exact design, but I do want to use facets of it as departure points.

These are some of my raw materials. More will be obtained, in the fullness of time and as required. :)
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Post by raser13 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:53 pm

It tells me your alblum is private.
i love it when a plan comes together
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Post by Moonlight SY-3 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:03 pm

raser13 wrote:It tells me your alblum is private.
I got in, no problem. From Japan, no less!

Cool design, nice plates!
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Post by Scotaidh » Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:08 pm

raser13 wrote:It tells me your alblum is private.

:oops:

Sorry about that - it should be "Public" now.
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Post by Scotaidh » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:23 pm

Ok - I've been feeling like a slug for not getting busy on my "own" challenge. Since I have this week off from work - plant shut-down - I really have no more excuses. :) Besides, despite all the evidence to the contrary, I really do want to do this. Also, this is my first try at using Imgur instead of Photobucket, so please be patient - I'm a long way from being comfortable with the new site and how it does things. :)

Ladies and Laddies, I give you the initial images from the imaginatively-named (hah!) "Build A".

First DeckingAttempt I used the thickest sheet styrene I have, in the hopes of not having to add supports under the decking. Not so - it sags. :( To make matters worse, that was the last of the thick stuff ... Rats!

Second Deck Attempt As you can see, I don't have quite enough of my next-thickest plastic either, and my super-glue is lacking. John, I don't suppose you got in any more of that black CA? I could really use some.

That pesky plate-ring I'm now at the point of trying to figure out how to not have to remove that ring, but I don't think I have enough putty! I declare, the Army should use whatever that's made of to cover their tanks - it's impervious! :)
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Post by gsb5w » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:57 pm

You are in need of a belt sander to get that ring off.

My first thought of the ship design is that the front half reminded me of the USS Defiant from DS9.

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Post by Scotaidh » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:33 am

A-a-a-and just like that, Build A is on hiatus. :evil: :angry:

I have somehow managed to break both plates, so I'm out of both building material and glue. :angry:

I am often my own worst enemy. :x
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Post by Blappy » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:07 pm

Those plates are made out of malamine and can be brittle if too much pressure is applied.
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Post by Scotaidh » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:37 am

Blappy wrote:Those plates are made out of malamine and can be brittle if too much pressure is applied.
As I found out. :) It's all good - learning experience, and all that. The Dollar Store has plenty more of them, I'm sure. :) I just need to make a re-supply run.
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Post by Scotaidh » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:53 pm

Re-start.

New plates - platters, really. This changes the design a wee bit - oval instead of round, and a new idea for the forward hull.

Internal bracing added, as well as locator "buck teeth" on the forward hull.
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Post by artic316 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:55 pm

Scotaidh wrote:Ok - I've been feeling like a slug for not getting busy on my "own" challenge. Since I have this week off from work - plant shut-down - I really have no more excuses. :) Besides, despite all the evidence to the contrary, I really do want to do this. Also, this is my first try at using Imgur instead of Photobucket, so please be patient - I'm a long way from being comfortable with the new site and how it does things. :)

Ladies and Laddies, I give you the initial images from the imaginatively-named (hah!) "Build A".

First DeckingAttempt I used the thickest sheet styrene I have, in the hopes of not having to add supports under the decking. Not so - it sags. :( To make matters worse, that was the last of the thick stuff ... Rats!

Second Deck Attempt As you can see, I don't have quite enough of my next-thickest plastic either, and my super-glue is lacking. John, I don't suppose you got in any more of that black CA? I could really use some.

That pesky plate-ring I'm now at the point of trying to figure out how to not have to remove that ring, but I don't think I have enough putty! I declare, the Army should use whatever that's made of to cover their tanks - it's impervious! :)

Why try and get rid of it? Keep it and use another smaller plate as a second hull level or use a piece of styrene and create a weapons platform. Just shooting out a couple of ideas.
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Post by kerick » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:44 am

That's why I looked until I found plates made of what appeared to be styrene. I sanded off the ring on the bottom plate and used the ring on the top to help blend in a secondary dome.
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Post by Scotaidh » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:02 pm

Work continues ...

piece by piece.
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Post by Scotaidh » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:02 pm

"Is Russian artillery. Is mostly on target."
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Post by Scotaidh » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:41 pm

Work on the propulsion system continues.
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Post by kerick » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:05 pm

Looking really good!
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Post by Scotaidh » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:03 pm

More propulsion stuff and working on the main hull.

I'm using broken CD jewel cases for the hull plating - they readily take model glue, and once glued together they're pretty rigid.
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Post by Scotaidh » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:16 pm

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Post by kerick » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:11 pm

Looking good! Carry on!
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Post by Scotaidh » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:56 pm

"Is Russian artillery. Is mostly on target."
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Post by Scotaidh » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:54 pm

So here we are again. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves - well, the captions will do the "speaking", but you knew that. :)

Pic 1

Pic 2

Pic 3

Pic 4

Pic 5

Pic 6

Pic 7
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Post by ptitrainrouge » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:02 pm

nice scratch;
I like seeing how basics devices go to life.

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Post by kerick » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:38 am

Nice work! Impressive!
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Post by Scotaidh » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:47 am

Onward!

Picture 031

Picture 032

Picture 033

Picture 034

Picture 035

Picture 036

Fae Pic 001

Fae Pic 002

Also, I have come up with a name for my plate-ship - PFT Phaéton*

*Plate Far Trader
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Post by Scotaidh » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:47 pm

My company gave us all a snow day, courtesy of Winter Storm Stella - which, where I live, turned out to be mostly rain. :) Never let it said that I looked a gift horse in the mouth - I've had a busy and relaxing day working on the Phaeton and listening to Sweet's Best Hits. :)

I mostly just fine-tuned the design of the Phaeton's shuttle-craft, which are the first of a new class of such craft - the Fae.

Fae Pic 003

Fae Pic 004

Fae Pic 005

Fae Pic 006

Fae Pic 007

Fae Pic 008

Fae Pic 009
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Post by Scotaidh » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:41 pm

I just realized :oops: that the Fae craft are in fact my second plate build, so they now have their own Imgur file. That, of course, re-starts the picture number-sequence ... :roll:

Fae Pic 10

Fae Pic 11

Fae Pic 12

Fae Pic 13
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Post by Scotaidh » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:15 pm

More on the Fae:

Fae Pic 14

Fae Pic 15

Fae Pic 16

Fae Pic 17

More (finally) on the Phaeton:

Phaeton Picture 037

Phaeton Picture 038
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Post by ptitrainrouge » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:32 pm

the Fae looks very good;
the skin is doing well

keep working on the Phaeton.

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Post by Scotaidh » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:38 pm

More work on the Phaeton:

Pic 39

Pic 40

Pic 41

Pic 42

Pic 43

Pic 44
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Post by Scotaidh » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:30 pm

"Is Russian artillery. Is mostly on target."
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