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Huh. Well, now I have yet another reason to love Tamashi stands! Very nifty idea. Thanks! Oh yeah, are you just supergluing the plastic sheet to the paper or do you use another glue for that? I was thinking maybe epoxy myself but would need to rough up the glue side beforehand. Again thanks!

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Huh. Well, now I have yet another reason to love Tamashi stands! Very nifty idea. Thanks! Oh yeah, are you just supergluing the plastic sheet to the paper or do you use another glue for that? I was thinking maybe epoxy myself but would need to rough up the glue side beforehand. Again thanks!

Yes... super glue (Cyano Acrylate) bonds extremely well with paper... (into the paper, to be more exact) also bonds well on styrene....

epoxy i imagine would be good in cases where your paper parts are bumpy, and you need to fill out the gaps. :ph34r:

hope that helps ;)

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Something I thought of after posting that is from past experience epoxy really wets paper, so to speak. It would likely be hard to secure styrene sheets to a completed part cos the paper would buckle. I would almost have to glue the plastic on before folding the parts together if I did that... yeah will probably stick with super glue.

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Superglue is the best! I was gluing carbon fiber parts together with epoxy. Clean the joints, mix the epoxy, spread the epoxy and clamp the parts to sit overnight. Then I used superglue and it was STRONGER, faster and better (like the Six Million Dollar Man) :lol: - MT

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Superglue is the best! I was gluing carbon fiber parts together with epoxy. Clean the joints, mix the epoxy, spread the epoxy and clamp the parts to sit overnight. Then I used superglue and it was STRONGER, faster and better (like the Six Million Dollar Man) :lol: - MT

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Yeah I just finished reading your Deadalus build. I have used epoxy for connections where alot of strength is needed(connecting a scratchbuilt T shaped pylon to the Enterprise secondary hull for my kitbash) because for applications like that its better than super glue because CA has strength in a "vertical" plane (IE pulling apart) whereas epoxy has strength in both "vertical and horizontal" directions. But epoxy is wetter than superglue and will soak the paper where CA won't. The downside to CA is that I will need to use alot.😊

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made some more on the inside legs...

still need to attach some armor plates to add more depth and ofc. Details

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Considering making balsa wood formers to install in the parts as I fold them together. That and sheet plastic outsides would strengthen this thing considerably. Just thought I'd throw that out there.:)

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Your skills are mind blowing!!!!!!

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not really a progress update...

just wanted to show what it looks like atm..

still need to make the shoulders, Daedalus and Prometheus

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The term gets overused often, but that thing is truly awesome!

It also looks like the ASS-1 at this point. Or what I always expected it looked like.

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As it is, amazing! I'll need smelling salts to regain consciousness when I see this SDF-1 with the Shoulders, Prometheus, Daedalus and Painted. B))

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Made the connectors for the base of the main gun!

so that they can turn open...

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i have come to the point where i have to think about how to connect the parts together... :o

starting with the upper leg parts... :5:

the idea i have is supposed to be these giant cables and actuators, possibly

hydraulics surrounded by various tubes and cable or something...

coming out of this hole and connect to the mid-ship

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this idea is still not final.... ;)

maybe ill have the actuators actually work, for a possible transformation later on...

that is still not desided either :ph34r:

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Wow....just wow. Amazing!

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@Nyankodevice..........are you sure you're human?

Don't be insulted but from post #1 to the present, it's like you are building othe Pyramids of Giza....all by you own! :ohmy::hail:

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Incredible! When they finally get around to making the live-action Macross movie, they're going to need to rent your model for filming the battle scenes. Can't wait to see it completed!

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wow i have some progress to show you... B))

as my Queadluun Rau is almost done...

ill start this one up again, from a much needed brake...

i have started giving it more detail... :D

for now its not gonna transform.... :wacko:

however.... :blink:

i know my self well enough to know that... i might change my mind later :o:p so fickle! :rolleyes:

therefore i make sure to add the basic mechanism for that now.

now i add the regular details, later ill add all the irregular details.

NOTE: the photo etch is from 1/3000 DYRL SDF-1 from Yamato

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Wow this is coming along incredibly. The amount f work you are putting into it is superhuman, I built mine as the no frills, stock version in Attacker mode and it took me 21 days of the most grueling cutting, folding, and pasting work I have ever done in my life. You are taking this to a whole new mind blowing level. When you're done it should be put in a museum!

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finally! i made the large "intakes" on either side of the main (center) hull

also had to reshape the main gun base and the side lift thrusters where they meet up

with the "Intakes"

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made the "leg" connections or connectors if you will...

more pictures of them soon.. once they are more refined.. :rolleyes:

but im very exited that the main engine housing are attachable without the use of magnets :D

even being able to hold all that weight :o

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made the "leg" connections or connectors if you will...

more pictures of them soon.. once they are more refined.. :rolleyes:

but im very exited that the main engine housing are attachable without the use of magnets :D

even being able to hold all that weight :o

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The Designers at Bandai and Arcadia are scratching their heads & saying.... "How the hell do we make ours this awesome?"

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The Designers at Bandai and Arcadia are scratching their heads & saying.... "How the hell do we make ours this awesome?"

Now this I can back this up, It would like what? Take me 5 years to complete this, its SERIOUSLY amazing.

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She's looking better everyday! More plastic than paper it seems. Great all the same! - MT

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wow...

been so focused on the main ship that i keep forgetting

about the "shoulders" and the smaller crafts... :o

been busying my self with the shoulders today... ^_^

covered them in styrene and added the cannon mount.

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didn't think i would have the shoulders done to this extend already...

but i was on a roll when it came to the mathematical calculations (Estimated Guesses) :huh::p

so they are... the pictures says it all... B))

need the actuators which i have already made the shape for... :D

the submarine in the background belongs to my friend who comes by often

to have company when building his models... :rolleyes:

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Simply outstanding..This will be the biggest, most perfectly made SDF-1 to date..

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I still can't believe it's got anything to do with Paper...

What's your day job, Nyankodevice?

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