Mass Effect SR2 Normandy - building the fuselage ideas?

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Mass Effect SR2 Normandy - building the fuselage ideas?

Post by Sluis Van Shipyards » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:23 pm

Here's the ship if you have no idea what I'm talking about: http://i.imgur.com/MapjBih.png

I'm just throwing ideas around on how to build this and the only part that would give me trouble is the main fuselage. I don't have vacuuforming equipment so I would probably have to go with the bulkhead and skin method. The thing I see a problem with is that the fuselage is curved in two directions, forward-backward, and side to side. Any tips on the best way to go about it? I'm thinking of anywhere between an 18"-24" long model. I have no idea what scale that would be yet.

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Post by gsb5w » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:11 pm

Don't know but I thought I seen a model of it somewhere and a quick google search turned up the model on a website called entertainmentearth.com but that model is a prepainted statue of the sr2 about 6 inches long so pretty small compared to what you want. It's a cool design.

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Post by naoto » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:17 pm

Happened to stumble across this: http://gamingunity.com/news.php?id=212
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Post by Mr. Badwrench » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:21 pm

You could carve it out of foam or Renshape.
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Post by widget » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:19 pm

Check Deviant Art for Thunderchilds' SR's. They're card models, but designed as a formers/skeleton/bulkhead and skin build.
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Post by Sluis Van Shipyards » Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:42 pm

naoto wrote:Happened to stumble across this: http://gamingunity.com/news.php?id=212
Thanks! That is a big help as far as seeing how someone else went about building it.

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Post by MillenniumFalsehood » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:51 am

There's a 24" paper model that has bulkheads and skins that I'm working on. I could email it to you if you'd like, as it has not only a complete skeleton, but a reasonably well-fitting skin that has layers with thickness callouts in millimeters.
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Post by Sluis Van Shipyards » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:20 pm

Sure if you don't mind, I'll take a look.

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