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Sulfer Crested Romulan

Postby Tesral » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:00 am

Da burd is in the house. Now it needs a quick bath.

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Re: Sulfer Crested Romulan

Postby Tesral » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:27 am

Washed and left to dry overnight.

There are nine parts not counting the stand (which I will not use.) Test fitting proved everything tight, but a touch of flash here and there. This one being heavy gets the 3/32 hole directly.

Ready for the Burd Bath
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Out of the burd bath.
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Re: Sulfer Crested Romulan

Postby Del » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:20 am

Uh, 3/32 hole? Kit supplied acrylic rod is 1/8, but maybe you're using something else?
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Re: Sulfer Crested Romulan

Postby Tesral » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:56 am

Del wrote:Uh, 3/32 hole? Kit supplied acrylic rod is 1/8, but maybe you're using something else?


Yes indeed. All my stands are 1/4 inch acrylic and the ship is on a 3/32" brass rod. Little ships get a 1/16" rod permanently attached that telescopes into the 3/32" tube. Bigger ships, like this one get the 3/32" rod directly.

So 3/32" hole it is. Once basic assembly is finished and I have an idea how it will sit it will pay a visit to the drill press. I like the large flat area right in the middle of the underside.
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Re: Sulfer Crested Romulan

Postby Del » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:52 pm

Tesral wrote:
Del wrote:So 3/32" hole it is. Once basic assembly is finished and I have an idea how it will sit it will pay a visit to the drill press. I like the large flat area right in the middle of the underside.

Yeah, the center of gravity once assembled is that flat area, and directly beneath the two bulbous thingies on the dorsal side. It balances nicely on my finger when held in that spot.
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Re: Sulfer Crested Romulan

Postby Jason Abbadon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:40 pm

Tesral wrote:Washed and left to dry overnight.

There are nine parts not counting the stand (which I will not use.) Test fitting proved everything tight, but a touch of flash here and there. This one being heavy gets the 3/32 hole directly.

Ready for the Burd Bath
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Out of the burd bath.
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Re: Sulfer Crested Romulan

Postby Tesral » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:45 pm

High tech epoxy mixing bowl and tools. We start to bring things together.

Yes, epoxy. The Devil's Brew, commonly called CA is good by many resin applications, but heavy parts or those that might endure torsional forces, like the wings of this model I use epoxy.

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One clamped Burd.
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Re: Sulfer Crested Romulan

Postby kobayashimaru » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:42 am

the model itself is a treat,
seeing it go from concept, (plastruct and tape-dispenser primary)
to here being assembled frame-by-frame, that's another treat.

thanks for sharing Tesral and I look forward to seeing this one come together.

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Re: Sulfer Crested Romulan

Postby Kratok » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:52 pm

kobayashimaru wrote:thanks for sharing Tesral and I look forward to seeing this one come together.


Indeed

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Re: Sulfer Crested Romulan

Postby Tesral » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:51 pm

Wings: As the instructions indicate they will need a bit of filling about the edges. They also required quite a bit of sanding and fitting. The only bubble I have yet found was on the wing, but in such a place it will not be seen.

As indicated the big pieces get epoxy. At this point a trip to the drill press is indicated and the stand will be selected.

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