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AD-LIB-1 4 months 4 weeks ago #1

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Spare time, spare parts, spare model, of a space vessel of some sort.
A build log of pictures.

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Scratch-building a sci-fi model has always been on my list of things to do someday. It will be interesting to see how you tackle this.
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Scratch building like this really took off the the Gerry Anderson shows, Derek Meddings et al really raising the bar that lead to the amazing scifi models in the films and shows that followed. Watching what you come up with.
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My late parents often told be about their former young neighbour in the UK Derek Meddings who right from the earliest age loved to make things.
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Why does that name ring a bell?
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Thank you @Grant, @Bishop, @dcrfan, and @Gary for visiting my build.
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You guys sure stacked me up against a giant (Derek Meddings). Forget it. You will be disappointed.

However, as a kid, I did like watching the Thunderbirds. Recently saw a few DVDs, in our library, on The Bishop in The Secret Service (loved it).

Anyway, the overall display plan will be something like this (I think):

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Having built Star Wars Rebel troop carriers from egg cartons in my youth all power to you,... i too have looked at the spares box and thought .... could i????

Watching with interest mate!
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AD-LIB-1 4 months 3 weeks ago #9

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Particle Beam Plasma Drive (PBPD) propulsion protyping.





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AD-LIB-1 4 months 3 weeks ago #10

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A way cool idea as long as people don't have a fit looking at it. Love it so far.
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Wished I paid more attention in my electronic classes at school.
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Bishop wrote: A way cool idea as long as people don't have a fit looking at it. Love it so far.

Yes, I agree with you. Have already ordered momentary pushbuttons (pb) for the console. Each compartment has its own pb. These will enable whatever electronics is attached to that compartment. As soon as they take their finger off the pb, it turns off.

Thanks for complement.

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AD-LIB-1 4 months 3 weeks ago #13

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Maarten wrote: ...Wished I paid more attention in my electronic classes at school.

It's never too late.

Since starting modelling (last year), I had to relearn what I knew 40 years ago, and learning new stuff too. Having the desire, and the time to do so, is the only barrier. I don't want to learn everything for I will end up swapping model making for electronics making (which I don't want to do).
Being a geek is full-time keeping updated - no time to make anything. :lol:

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AD-LIB-1 4 months 3 weeks ago #14

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Fashioning a way to solder the LEDs with a retro space-age look.





The four LEDS into left side end contains a Red, Green, Blue, and a White LED. Their control panel rotary switch is labelled 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% respectively.
The four LEDS at right hand side contains four LEDs, two Orange, and two Yellow. Their control panel switch is labelled "LOW" and "HIGH" respectively.
What that all means is up to you.

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AD-LIB-1 4 months 2 weeks ago #15

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How clever, making the wiring part of the design not hiding it :)
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Better make the shell so I have something to put these items in.



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AD-LIB-1 4 months 1 week ago #17

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AD-LIB-1 4 months 1 week ago #18

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Great use of an aquadhere lid. Love this stuff.
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I like how the light penetrates through the bulkhead. It looks warm and very energetic. But I still may have to dim it further.
Bottom photo shows how bright it is without the resistor.

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Nice idea for the dash. Developing nicely here.
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AD-LIB-1 4 months 1 week ago #22

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AD-LIB-1 4 months 6 days ago #23

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Bishop wrote: Nice idea for the dash. Developing nicely here.

Thank you Bishop

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Maarten wrote: Far-Out...]

:lol: That was a far-out suggestion. Thanks.

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Worked some more on the upper and lower levels of the Drive Room.


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AD-LIB-1 4 months 4 days ago #26

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Thanks for watching this build so far. Will return to it later.
For now, I am heading back to the Wardell Bridge scratch build.

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AD-LIB-1 4 months 3 days ago #27

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Mate that looks amazing!!! Super impressive.

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