Returning from the darkness.... NEW 2500 Kits! (Achilles Class)

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Re: Returning from the darkness.... NEW 2500 Kits! (Achilles Class)

Post by Resin-Modeller » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:55 pm

You can yeah.

The only part not hollow will be the Nacelle struts as they'd be too thin to print in two half's with any sustainable strength. There are larger windows for what I suspect would be for Voyager-esk crew quarters, but you could modify to your liking.

The original Achilles model is a little over 900 polygons, Mine is currently 55,545 polygons so I've added details myself so I don't think there is a right or wrong way... end of the day as long as it looks cool, right?


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Post by mophius » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:59 pm

drilling the nacelle struts won't be a problem with my long thin drills. as long as I can drill straight that is. 😂
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Post by Resin-Modeller » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:11 pm

lol! It shouldn't be as hard as the Galaxy Class :P
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Post by Resin-Modeller » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:13 pm

Did a few more updates to the Achilles :P


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Turned the lights down - mainly for eye candy, but to see how it may look outside the computer with some circuits inside:
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The old nacelles for some reason are bugged so starting anew:
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Some perspective profile shots now that all the components are in place - detail is coming :)
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All that is left as far as I can see now are the Nacelle detail and connections so they are easy to fit, and the windows to the Saucer Section :D

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Last update as basic work on the Nacelle is underway :D will build the nacelle solid for the moment to make sure there are no bugs like the original one... then will hollow out:

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Have adapted them for a nice snug fit with the pylon too :)

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Post by Kratok » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:32 am

Looking really good.

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Post by Tesral » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:30 am

I'm starting to take an interest in this.
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Post by Resin-Modeller » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:01 pm

Well after painstakingly reconstructing the nacelles and hollowing them out, the Achilles is almost complete!!!!


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All that now remains are the upper saucer section windows (which I'm looking forward too as each window takes about 10-15mins to carve and smooth) and she's off to the printers. Expect it to be arriving hopefully by the end of May!



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Post by Resin-Modeller » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:49 pm

She's FINISHED!

Took a lot less time to puncture the saucer windows compared to the star drive for some reason not that I'm complaining! She's ready to warp her way to the printers... once payday hits next week haha!

Expect to see the physical model (providing all printing goes well) next month!

Here's some final shots :)


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And some Profile shots:
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The kit will comprise of 10 pieces and is going to the printers hollow, so hopefully it'll print okay as it was a bit hit and miss when I printed the Akira hollow. The cost of the kit based on costs will be £55.00 and will 24cm in length! To support the costs if you want two Achilles, I'll do 2 for £100 for a limited time as I know a couple of you expressed interested in multiples.


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Post by MEATLOAFr » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:37 pm

I’m definitely in for one
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Re: Returning from the darkness.... NEW 2500 Kits! (Achilles Class)

Post by mophius » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:59 am

I will take two and will probably light one.
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