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Re: Noddy`s Shuttlepod Type 17

SFMuk Admin » Jan 3 '14
Right, here we go with this particular version of a ST shuttle. I`ve been browsing through loads of stuff on-line about the various types and I am sorely tempted to have a go, at some undetermined point in the future, at the Rio Grande or maybe the Rubicon. 1/48 scale would allow for some great interior detailing and lighting and...


Ahem. Anyway! I got the shuttle model details from a paper-craft site, Homespun Magixx. Credit is due to Steve Marshall for this great model. 


The parts are few and mostly straight forward when translated into plastic. The engine details will be there but simplified; I`m not lighting this at all or doing an interior. The scale has been increased to approximately 1/24. Not sure if I`m meant to add pics to the site (or how) so for now I`ll link to the pics in my photobucket album - hope that`s okay, mods.


Start of the build:



Here are the main hull parts:




Roof mounted units, bare of any detail as yet:



Aft hull panel; got to do a lot of detailing here to get the engine effect:



Here`s the bottom of the hull. To get the various hull shapes I`ve scored the styrene and then creased along the lines to get the sides to fold up, then re-inforced the creases with scrap bits of 2mm x 2mm Evergreen.



Here are the roof and side panels. The model is just under 12 inches long - so my greebly nerves are going off every time I pick the model up. Keep thinking "I could do so much detailing with this!":



So, it`s coming together nice and quick, and it`s a simple shape to get right. My technique is admittedly rough and ready which means there will be a fair bit of filling to be done along the joins, but it`s keeping this build fast. Hope these pics are okay; will delete if needed.  


Edit: re-did the pic links so they should show now. Haven`t been able to do anything for the last couple of days so no updates just yet but I`ll endeavour to get something posted soon. Got some updates on the Junk Tank build to post as well as some on my Pod Racer - remembering to actually do so is another thing.


 

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Re: Noddy`s Shuttlepod Type 17

SFMuk Admin » Jan 3 '14
THIS POST REPLACES THE PREVIOUS ONE AT: http://onesprueatatime.co.uk/forum/topic/63
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Re: Noddy`s Shuttlepod Type 17

This is on hold at the moment due to me moving all my stuff out of the spare room and shoe-horning it into a mere corner desk-sized area under the window in our bedroom. Everything is a bit dis-arranged so it`s going to be a while before I can do anything more to this. 


I now have to work around those times when our youngest monster has her afternoon nap or crashes early in the evening and goes to bed just as I`m thinking of doing some work on one of my builds. Sigh. What`s truly annoying is that we have a 12` x 10` utility room at the back of the house which I could use but it`s in such a damn mess; full of medieval tent and equipment, armour, weapons, chairs, tables and some other stuff that needs throwing away. Grrrrr.

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