Scratchbuilding Nacelles - Part Deux

Tools and techniques used for preparation and assembly.
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Scratchbuilding Nacelles - Part Deux

Post by RogueWolf » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:45 pm

I've been asked to do another tutorial on building Nacelles. And I have been thinking on ways to do this for you guys, and I have decided that I might try two seperate builds at the same time.

Build One will focus mostly on kit-bashing - something near and dear to my heart.
Build Two will focus on more traditional scratch-building, using raw materials.

Build Three will focus on ponys and rainbows and glitter glue!!!

Wait, What??? No Build Three!


OK then. Well. This is awkward. What the hell am I gonna do with all this glitter glue?

OK, as I have to work late tonight, there will most likely not be any neet pics of building materials, you'll have to wait untill Thursday evening, maybe even Friday. Our build will focus on this type of nacelle:
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Re: Scratchbuilding Nacelles - Part Deux

Post by RogueWolf » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:16 am

OK, I'm primarily a kit basher, cause, existing parts that can be modified, is a whole lot easier then building from scratch. So I've started a bash for my first attempt. As it's a TOS type nacelle, that's where I started by bash...

I've taken a TOS Nacelle and sanded off the bulky exterior plated up around the bussard collector end;
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I've done this as we are going to need to add a new outer plate that will completely wrap around the nacelle. This will bulk up the head of the nacelle so that we can then taper it and then add the outer casing as in this pic;
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Now I begin on adding the new outer plate. I've pre curved the styrene to make the work easier. I've also glued just the beginning and left it to dry (as I'm writing this post). Once dry, It'll be easier for me to continue the wrap around/gluing process.

Now, this new nacelle design seems to be shorter than the TOS by my eye. So I compared the TOS nacelle to the TMP nacelle;
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I'll be cutting out a 1/4 inch section of the nacelle to shorten it so that it would look closer to this pic;
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Re: Scratchbuilding Nacelles - Part Deux

Post by RogueWolf » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:45 am

Just found this searching for more pics;
http://mixonshipyards.files.wordpress.c ... uarter.jpg
Now, as most of you may know, I'm not that big a fan of the TOS era. I loved the show but not a lot of love for the ships of that era. This is changing, first the Bonaventure, recently the Ares, and now this one! WOW!!!
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Re: Scratchbuilding Nacelles - Part Deux

Post by DeadHead » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:09 am

I love to watch an artist at work.
If I remember correctly, it worked the last time we did this. Unless it didn't.

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Re: Scratchbuilding Nacelles - Part Deux

Post by RogueWolf » Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:20 pm

Didn't get alot of work done on the nacelle this weekend, got her shortened and the thicker head with the slope. Gotta clean her up some more and start work on the bussard outer shielding...
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Tonight I'm gonna try to get the bussard shield done, then I'll start working on the aft end. I gotta shave off those 'pipes', putty and sand the fantail groves smothe and extend the fantail a bit.
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Re: Scratchbuilding Nacelles - Part Deux

Post by RogueWolf » Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:51 pm

I might even start build two tonight as well...
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Re: Scratchbuilding Nacelles - Part Deux

Post by RogueWolf » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:38 pm

Sorry for no progress lately guys, I had to say goodbye to a dear friend of 15 years.

My cat, Chester, was suffering from stage 4 kidney disease. He stopped eating and drinking on Sunday, I had him put to sleep on Tuesday, he lost over half his weight over the last two months and the last few days he was no longer getting around easily. It was time to ease his suffering.

It's weird not having my lap cat, my orange shadow, my bathroom buddy around anymore. I miss him dearly as do my wife and kids. Its been a rough year.
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Re: Scratchbuilding Nacelles - Part Deux

Post by Moongrim » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:42 pm

My Condolences Rogue Wolf- I've been through more than a few faithful kitty companions. May your lap mate find himself a good kitty heaven spot to enjoy. :(
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Re: Scratchbuilding Nacelles - Part Deux

Post by MEATLOAFr » Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:55 am

I feel for you, lost mine when had to move a few months ago... No cats in where I was staying, and others were "allergic"

It hurts to even think about it somedays... Worst part is I don't even know if she got adopted "or not".
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Re: Scratchbuilding Nacelles - Part Deux

Post by RogueWolf » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:32 pm

Thanks guys, they certainly make a big impact on your life, and are missed big-time when they leave...
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