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The forums aren't allowing me to post video, I'll see what I can do.

This is what I spent most of my weekend doing. Everything is restored to working order now!-MT

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!!! FINAL UPDATE TO PROJECT !!!

[ X ] CONSTRUCTION

[ X ] WIRING

[ X ] PAINT

Go to the bathroom, get a snack, and enjoy the movie 'cause it's 24 minutes long - what'd you expect after nine years worth of photos and videos!? - MT

Video doesn't want to show, will try later.... - MT

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Hi MT, I have my snack & drink and I'm loving it! B))

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!!! FINAL UPDATE TO PROJECT !!!

[ X ] CONSTRUCTION

[ X ] WIRING

[ X ] PAINT

Go to the bathroom, get a snack, and enjoy the movie 'cause it's 24 minutes long - what'd you expect after nine years worth of photos and videos!? - MT

Video doesn't want to show, will try later.... - MT

We wanna see the video!

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Gorgeous! Absolutely amazing work! I could run out of adjectives here.

(Also awesome selection of songs. That's just the old guy in me. :lol: )

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"This video contains content from SME, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."

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Thanks, I'll do another version minus the music!-MT

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I got nothing. That's not a model, not a toy, not even a display piece.

That's an achievement. I tip my hat to you.

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Wow!!! simply amazing, I'm speechless. Congrats, it must feel so good to have finally complete it. Can't wait to see you populate it and take a bunch of beauty shots.

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Just watched the entire video. Never seen anything like this before. Your attention to function and detail is mind-blowing. Thank you for sharing this project with us here! WOW WOW WOW! :)

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Simply amazing...one of the BEST things I've ever seen on Macrossworld. :)

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Sorry for the late reply-lot's going on! Thank you guys VERY MUCH for all your positive feedback! Thank you Shawn, you originally helped me get some of the info over a decade ago!

Thank you to those as well leaving great remarks on YouTube! The video has two purposes, finally compile everything into a video (with motion) and hopefully help get me into a new career as professional model maker. An international (un blocked version) is coming up soon.

Thank you ALL as well for your encouragement over the years too, it means a lot! Here she is with a crate almost as complicated as she is! - MT

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This is just . . . well just damned incredible! What's the crate for? Where are you shipping it? tell me you are not sending her away. I mean you are keeping this no? You should try to get a copy of the video to Kawamori-san & Kazutaka-san. I'm certain they would love to see it.

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Thank you guys! Yes, she's going to a new home. I'm engineering a a 1/350th version to be made as a kit. I've got a class that takes priority. After that I'm back on it.-MT

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I'm speechless. After watching this come together for the last ... what has it been, nearly 10 years? .... it's utterly amazing.

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I can't wait for the V.2 version! you're going to have a bunch of stuff for it!

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oh you sold it!? so your new project will be slightly bigger than this one yes? if I have my calculations right..

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I've just watched the video, really awesome! Excellent job MechTech!

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I've just watched the video, really awesome! Excellent job MechTech!

hehe! same here! very impressive stuff eh! B))

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So when are you gonna build the rest of it?

this one is complete! he dismantled it for shipping and is going to start a new 1/350 project!

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Thank you guys very much! Yeah, 9 years to really complete this after some changes in life.

There is not much in 1/200 scale so I switched to 1/350th. I've already got most of what I wanted in 1/350th scale.

Both here and on YouTube people are asking about a Prometheus or the whole SDF-1. The only way that will happen is if I totally lose my mind or some dude says "here's 2 million to build me one." Note the 2 million! ;-)

A 1/350th Daedalus will be very roughly half the size of this build. Parts can be vacuum formed and machined easily. This next build is going to be more digital and CNC cut to save time.

In keeping with my style, most of the same functions will still be available. Thanks again guys!

Oh, here's the rest of the crated parts. - MT

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this one is complete! he dismantled it for shipping and is going to start a new 1/350 project!

I was just being sarcastic - as in:

When are you going to build the rest of the SDF-1 with the Prometheus as well?

Cripes, at matching scale, it would be about 20 feet long!

Amazing work, MechTech! I still need to watch the video at some point.

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I was just being sarcastic - as in:

When are you going to build the rest of the SDF-1 with the Prometheus as well?

Cripes, at matching scale, it would be about 20 feet long!

Amazing work, MechTech! I still need to watch the video at some point.

Ahh! Sorry about that! Hehe! ;)

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It's crazy that today is its 9yr anniversary and meine Geburstag. I just looked at the date of the first post.

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Wow, just watched that video... truly awe inspiring stuff.

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I come back to this thread every so often just to marvel at all the care, engineering and modeling skill that went into this project. Hat's off to you Phil for gracing us with that marvelous beast!! :D

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It's crazy that today is its 9yr anniversary and meine Geburstag. I just looked at the date of the first post.

;)

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Thank you very much guys - again- for all the compliments! I appreciate all the positive feedback and humor! :D It was a joy to build the Daedalus and share my passion with everyone.

My brain is already working the mechanics for he next version. How to make it simpler and cost effective to make (and you guys buy a copy that want one). I'm trying to keep it mostly styrene too!

Still working on the international video version for you guys across the ocean! - MT

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