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A tutorial to make thrusters!

first dryfit the parts and cut away what is in excess (there will be some excess depending on paper thickness)

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Glue the two parts together like this:

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add glue to the rest of it, and fit them together:

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bend down glue flaps, and add glue to the inside:

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and add the bottom, pressing it down with a pensil or the like.

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also made some more details to one of the main thrusters

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Hey - where can I get a hold of syringes like that? I need syringes with large needles like that for applying different substances.

i would suggest you search on Amazon for Industrial Syringes with Blunt Tip Needle

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finished adding tiles to the other main thruster!

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a rather imposing sight :oB))

and a quick view of the approximate length

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begun work on the bridge...

wanna get it as close to my other SDF-1 bridge...

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some more work done on the bridge...

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built more details on the bridge...

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have begun work on the bridge itself

not finished though, still need the even smaller details :ph34r:B))

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Wow!

So are you using styrene now and not paper for some of the bridge?

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Wow!

So are you using styrene now and not paper for some of the bridge?

well i decided early on that i wouldn't limit my self to paper....

paper is great for alot, so is styrene... so whichever works best for any given task, i use! B))

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ok i made a change to the bridge, i weren't to fond of how it looked.

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so i cut it away and made a new one...

its hollow so the i can add lighting later on..

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You, sir, have an incredible amount of patience! That is turning out absolutely awesome!

thx :D patience yea, but more so, stubborn!

You Sir are a Modeling Wizard!!!

thx, ill keep conjuring up more details B));)

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got some work done on the radar array...

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pretty much done with the radar array, and the side "intake"

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I hope certain folks in high up positions with toy companies are taking notice - you've got incredible talent, sir!

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Has anybody ever thought of making a, say, 1/350 display piece of the SDF-1 bridge?

that is actually something i have thought about my self....

maybe i should add that on my to do list B)):D

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Has anybody ever thought of making a, say, 1/350 display piece of the SDF-1 bridge?

If I ever win the lottery, I'm gonna find a way to build the Macross bridge as an "all-in-one" anime shop! 1:1 scale!!!

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life has been interfering the last couple of weeks, but finally i got something done...

i have added section plates on this piece...

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not quite done with this yet, but its getting there...

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continuing with the reinforcement of this build....

cut out the side in 0,75mm styrene sheet and did the panel lining on them

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attached them to the bottom midship, also added detail to the thruster,

and made the edges out of milliput.

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That's absolutelly awesome..

Care to share from where to get the styrene sheets in bulk?

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That's absolutelly awesome..

Care to share from where to get the styrene sheets in bulk?

well i buy mine through a danish shop, which is reselling from this company: http://www.raboesch.com

standard sizes: 194 x 320 mm / 7,6 x 12,6 inch ranging from 0.3 - 3.0 thickness (1,59 USD - 5,97USD)

plus many other options and larger sheets......

dunno if theres cheeper alternates out there....

my preferred sheet thicknesses for scratch building are 0.5mm 0.75mm 1mm 1.5mm

hope this helps! ;)

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pheew!

amidst all the heat, i have progress....

got some work done on the midship lift thrusters, with most of the details done

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Also did most of the midship top, with panelines....

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Very impressive. I would love to know how you achieved these curved surfaces. It almost looks vacuum-formed!

it isn't vacu-formed.... don't have the tools for that... yet :ph34r:

its put together in sections then sanded round to fit the curve i need..

further more there's two layers of Styrene on that bridge, the inner layer at 1mm thickness

and the outer layer at 0,5mm

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That build is awesome!!! Best bridge build ever too! I would personally love a 1/350th anything from the SDF-1.

Its in my toolbox, but one of THE best places to get styrene is US Plastics. I don't think that helps in Denmark though.-MT

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another little update!

more details added.....

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Arcadia & Bandai.... are we watching & learning??

Amazing detail work good sir!! B))

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