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Star Wars Acclamator- A WIP update 6-20 Weathering and a Completed model!!

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Star Wars Acclamator- A WIP update 6-20 Weathering and a Completed model!!
Posted by NucMedTech on Saturday, March 19, 2016 2:48 PM

Hello fellow modlers!

  I have had this Acclamator in my stash for a little while now and figured it was time to give it a go. Here are the particulars: 1/2256 scale resin model mastered by Stefan Hacker (amazing modeler) and cast by JPG models. Here are the parts:

In the upper right is a 1/2256 Republic cruiser that I got to go along with it. It is planned to do this as a mid-clone wars Era ship. This will also be a lit model, which will be my second time doing this.

I hope you will all join me on this adventure as I will surely need I put and assistance as it progresses.

-Stephen

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 19, 2016 2:52 PM

Count me in, that looks a nice kit. Where did you get it from.

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Posted by NucMedTech on Saturday, March 19, 2016 3:06 PM

Hi Bish, nice to have you along. I got this kit at the SSM store. They pop up there from time to time.

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 19, 2016 8:14 PM

Thnaks Stephen, i normally pop on there every few weeks so will kep an eye out. Your off to a good start.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, March 20, 2016 7:58 AM

Not really familar with that ship but from what I see very cool looking. Nice work there hollowing out the engines, looking forward to more progress. 

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Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, March 20, 2016 11:37 AM

Hi Gamera, they don't really have to much screen time. They were in attack of the clones, the ships that delivered the Clones from Kamin to Geonosis and they are seen at the end of the movie lifting off from Coruscant showing the deployment of the clone troops. They are also seen in some of the clone wars cartoons.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, March 20, 2016 3:04 PM

Ah, ok thanks! I looked it up, I remember them - I was thinking of them as a sorta prototype Star Destroyer. 

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Posted by NucMedTech on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 6:41 PM

Gamera, quite a few people think that. I don't think they were really ever met to be a "ship of the line". Not saying that they could not hold there own, but, they are more of a command and support ship for the ground troops.

I have a little bit of an update. I did the same thing to the smaller engines that I did with the larger ones.

Now I have to figure out how to get the wiring to the engines for the leds. The bottom of the hull is pretty solid so a lot of resin to get through.

I was thinking about drilling through the disc brakes and the grinding out a large-ish hole to set the wiring.

Any ideas?

-Stephen

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 24, 2016 7:59 AM

Thanks for the clarification, yeap that's the impression that I got from the websites I looked it. More a troop transport and support vessel. 

The work you're doing on the engines look good. No idea on how to do the wiring. I thought maybe you could add the wires to the outside as part of the piping on the ship's hull but she looks pretty sleek and smooth.  

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, March 24, 2016 8:45 AM
Very cool kit! I'll be following along

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, March 24, 2016 2:49 PM

For the wiring I can see no other way than to carve out some channels. Its the only way it will look right, and IMO its totally worth it for what you have in mind.

Better get yourself some extra sanding drums for your dremel. :)

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Posted by NucMedTech on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 11:47 AM

After great contemplation and wonderful advice from my fellow modelers I have drilled and ground the channels for wiring the engines. I had a nice four day weekend, unfortunately most of the time was spent painting the house. So, not much done on the Acclamator and no current pics to show. I plan on getting back at it during the week and will hopefully have something to show during this upcoming  weekend.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 31, 2016 8:14 AM

Sounds cool, looking forward to the photos. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, April 03, 2016 7:36 PM

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 04, 2016 7:48 AM

You're making great progress. 

And don't it just make you sit there and think 'what the #@%@ am I doing!?!!' when you drill a great big gaping hole into an expensive resin kit... Indifferent

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by NucMedTech on Monday, April 04, 2016 8:09 PM

Thanks Gamera! It is with great trepidation when I start drilling an cutting things out that you are not supposed to. Surprise

 

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Posted by NucMedTech on Monday, April 11, 2016 7:27 AM

Well, not much to show for this weekend. I have about half of the trenches drilled for the fiber optics and I have some of the fiberoptics in place. Nothing really worthy of pics yet. Will post some when I start doing some lighting tests.

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Posted by NucMedTech on Monday, April 18, 2016 12:15 PM

Yes, I got some work done. Over 140 holes drilled in the trenches for the fiber optics. That was tiring, monotonous and time consuming. I also went ahead and threaded the fiber optics into the top of the hull an glued them in place. I used .5 mm fiber optic  mostly because my pin vise did not have any smaller bits (which I will need to purchase at a later date). Even at that the bit is still a little to big for the optics. Now it looks like a bowl of rice noodles, lol.

I am going to start on the lighting rig this week and hopefully make some sense of that rats nest.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 18, 2016 1:16 PM

WOW! Indifferent I thought Robiwon's big Galactica was a lot of fiber optic cable!!! That's insane, in a good way of course. 

I was actually thinking some sort of Lovecraftian tentacle monster had invaded your work bench! 

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Posted by NucMedTech on Monday, April 18, 2016 4:33 PM

Thanks Gamera! Although I just saw Nicholas' Acclamator that he is working on, he has at least twice as much stuffed into his! I like that he is working on one too, it gives me something to follow and some ideas. 

https://nicholassagan.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/commission-12256-acclamator-pt6/

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Posted by NucMedTech on Friday, April 22, 2016 12:29 PM

Lighting conundrumTongue Tied.

Okay, let's start with what I am using. I have a 3 AA power pack (4.5 volts), 4 blue leds, 3 clear leds, 1 red led and 1 yellow led. All of my leds came from christmas lights. (which is a pretty inexpensive way to get them, especially during holiday clearance.) So this is what i get:

I can power the 4 blue leds and they work, same with the 3 clear.

If I add the 3 clear and 4 blues together they light up without any problems.

If i add the red and yellow to the 3 clear leds only the color ones will light, this also happens when I add the red and yellow to the blue leds.

The red and yellow will light when they are connected to power.

Now, all the positive terminals are combined as well as the negative. So positive to positive and negative to negative. I tried wiring in series, but that did not work for me. Now to my question(s).

When my lights are wired together and only some of them are lighting, Is that a power source problem? Do I need to up the voltage. I thought that if you did not have enough voltage the lights would just be dimmer. Having some light up and others not was something unexpected for me. I have verified that all the lights work and all the connections were solid. Any advice will be useful and thanks in advance.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 09, 2016 11:34 AM

I like your results, she's gonna look very cool when done. 

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Posted by NucMedTech on Monday, May 09, 2016 7:36 PM

Thanks Gamera, I hope I will be able to pull it off! BTW I appreciate your responses.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 7:14 AM

This is really cool, I'm surprised you haven't had more comments. It's certainly not the lack of quality work here. Yes

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Posted by NucMedTech on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:19 PM

That's alright, I have had a lot of lurkers. The most I have ever had, lol.

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Posted by NucMedTech on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:37 AM

This is from the kit maker on the starshipmodeler.com site. He is not even going to sell them in the store, so if you want one you have to boogie on over and sign up. I am not sure of finescale advertising rules so I removed the guys contact info, you will have to go to the site to order.

The last of the Victories are in the Starship Modeler Store. I will not be doing any more of those, at least in the next year or more. I'm moving on toone last run of the 1:2256 Acclamator. 

 

Details: Measures A little under 14" L, 8" W, and 3" H. 24 pieces, including new 3D printed laser turrets. 

 

 

Pictures of an excellent buildup by Stefan Hacker can be seen here. Parts layout of the kit can be seen here. Sorry, those are old pictures, but they are the same parts, in gray this time LOL. 

 

Price? $135 with free USA shipping, $40 worldwide (It's a big box, and postal rates are outrageously high) 

If you would like CLEAR engines for lighting, please add $20. You will get: all 4 engines, plus the bridge section(Bridge and bridge spine in clear. No way you're fitting fiber optics in that bridge if solid. 

 

Most likely, this will not be sold in the SSM Store, so this is your last chance to get one before this goes away forever! Happy shopping

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, May 15, 2016 9:58 PM

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 7:06 PM

Super cool!

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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