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Posted by Bakster on Monday, November 18, 2019 6:58 PM

I updated the last post. I forgot to post an image

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:57 PM

She's coming along great Bakster! Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:54 PM

Gamera

She's coming along great Bakster! Yes

 

Thanks Cliff! Hoping to make more progress over the time off next week.

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:08 PM

Below: How the chairs look.

Below:

Shapeways, the same place I purchased the Icarus from sell ships chairs in the same scale. This saved me from scratch building the chairs. You can see the shaping I did by comparing the chair on the left. Also, not seen in the image I have sanded the chair backs so that they are flatter.

Below: I used Evergreen 1mm half round stock to simulate the rolls. This is the most I will do on these chairs in terms of mods. I need to clean them up more and then paint.

End of upate.

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:33 PM

Those look good! I'd plop my butt into one.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, November 23, 2019 7:36 PM

Gamera

Those look good! I'd plop my butt into one.

 

Thanks Gam. I am saving you a seat on the maiden voyage, so you can try it out then.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, November 30, 2019 7:06 PM

Could be a droll passage; I'm pretty sure I only have old, scratchy vinyl Smile

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:12 PM

CapnMac82

Could be a droll passage; I'm pretty sure I only have old, scratchy vinyl Smile

 

That works for me sir. Yes

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:14 PM

Done.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 6:46 PM

Bakster
That works for me sir.

Had a look while I was gettign xmas deco from the storage unit.  Inventory appears to be all the odd-numbered Beethoven symphonies conducted by Herbert von Karajan ; Alabama, Mountain Music; Charlie Daniels, D_vil Went Down to Georgia, Styx, Grand Illusion: Foreigner, Foreigner IV; and Monty Python, Secret Policeman's Other Ball.  I also have a demo pressing by Silly Wizard, Live in America; and Big Country, Steel Town.

not a lot of tracks for all that time traveling.

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, December 1, 2019 9:34 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
That works for me sir.

 

Had a look while I was gettign xmas deco from the storage unit.  Inventory appears to be all the odd-numbered Beethoven symphonies conducted by Herbert von Karajan ; Alabama, Mountain Music; Charlie Daniels, D_vil Went Down to Georgia, Styx, Grand Illusion: Foreigner, Foreigner IV; and Monty Python, Secret Policeman's Other Ball.  I also have a demo pressing by Silly Wizard, Live in America; and Big Country, Steel Town.

not a lot of tracks for all that time traveling.

 

I have none so you have more than me. 

Smile

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 2, 2019 12:08 PM

Bakster

 

 
Gamera

Those look good! I'd plop my butt into one.

 

 

 

Thanks Gam. I am saving you a seat on the maiden voyage, so you can try it out then.

 

HEY!!! I thought you were going to freeze my Censored!?! I mean I like Capt. Mac's taste in music but back when I worked retail I couldn't even listen to the same Christmas music for two monthes without going berserk... 

 

'Captain's Log: Two months into the mission and crewman Gammy muttered something about 'taking a walk' and strolled out airlock number two without a suit...' 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, December 2, 2019 2:21 PM

Gamera
EY!!! I thought you were going to freeze my !?! I mean I like Capt. Mac's taste in music but back when I worked retail I couldn't even listen to the same Christmas music for two monthes without going berserk...    'Captain's Log: Two months into the mission and crewman Gammy muttered something about 'taking a walk' and strolled out airlock number two without a suit...'  Add Quote to your Post

Lol... 

Well my friend--freezing comes with the top tier Apes Package. However--you are a faithful follower/poster of this thread... so, at no additional cost to you--Stick out tongue--I'll upgrade your pass to include a sleep chamber. That said--don't be like Timmy and worry about not waking up. These are state of the art and you have a 1 in 4 chance of that ever happening. As you see--your odds are pretty good to survive.

Never fear--Smith is here.

 

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, December 2, 2019 9:32 PM

Btw, I will note a few things about the chairs. Afterall, this is a WIP... I think, and I might as well celebrate another thing done.  Surprise

1.  In the image below you can see that the movie prop had the chairs with a round chrome base. I thought I should mimic those to some degree, so, I lopped off everything below the seat and built up from there.

2. I had a tough time finding something that would match the diameter and thickness of the base. In the end, I settled on some scrap that mimic, at best. The scrap that I found are shaped like a collet, and they are used below a ships gun turret allowing the gun to rotate. I removed the upper collar and this left me a flat disc. I sanded, shaped, and then drilled a hole in the center allowing for styrene rod to connect to.

3. I drilled a hole into the underside seat cushion (not all the way through), thus providing the other connection point.

4. Using Evergreen styrene rod I connected the base to the seat using CA glue. 

5. I painted the base using Molotow Liquid Chrome. This is the first time that I worked with this and it’s pretty amazing stuff. It produces a highly reflective shine, and it’s the closet thing to painted on chrome that I have tried. I flowed the liquid on using a flatted hobby stick. Best results come from heavy application. From what I have gathered, you must let the stuff cure AT LEAST a week before touching it, or you risk marring the finish. I will wait at least two weeks. Also, using clear coats are said to deminish the chrome effect.

6. The aluminum arms are painted with Alclad Aluminum and all black are with using Tamiya gloss black sealed with a mixture of 90% Testors Flat and 10% Testors gloss, roughly.

7. I used epoxy to blend the seat rolls to the back of the chair, sanded, and then shaped.

I think that is about it. They are loose representations of the movie props, and that suits me fine.

Next up is to fabricate the interior. 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:20 AM

Bakster

 

 
Gamera
EY!!! I thought you were going to freeze my !?! I mean I like Capt. Mac's taste in music but back when I worked retail I couldn't even listen to the same Christmas music for two monthes without going berserk...    'Captain's Log: Two months into the mission and crewman Gammy muttered something about 'taking a walk' and strolled out airlock number two without a suit...'  Add Quote to your Post

 

Lol... 

Well my friend--freezing comes with the top tier Apes Package. However--you are a faithful follower/poster of this thread... so, at no additional cost to you--Stick out tongue--I'll upgrade your pass to include a sleep chamber. That said--don't be like Timmy and worry about not waking up. These are state of the art and you have a 1 in 4 chance of that ever happening. As you see--your odds are pretty good to survive.

Never fear--Smith is here.

 

 

I do get a private freezer right??? I like Timmy and all but I'm not sure I want to spend the next 300 years frozen to him. If I should croak I don't want to be tossed out the airlock frozen to him until the universe dies either.... 

 

BTW: The seats sound good! Looking forward to more photos! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:53 PM

Gamera
I do get a private freezer right??? I like Timmy and all but I'm not sure I want to spend the next 300 years frozen to him. If I should croak I don't want to be tossed out the airlock frozen to him until the universe dies either.... 

 
Lol..
 
Yeah man—I totally get your concern. And then one day the USS Enterprise will find you two like the crew of the SS Botany Bay. Well—it could be an awkward moment. Or maybe some Klingons will use you two for target practice. One never knows.
 
No—rest assured that when your sleep chambers fail, I mean if they fail—you’ll have your own pod chamber that we can eject out of the ship. We’d give you quite a send off too, ceremonies and all.
 

But hey—that’s all just talk because your chamber should (cough) hold together. Yes

 
Gamera
BTW: The seats sound good! Looking forward to more photos!
Buddy--there are no more pics. Maybe you missed my lengthy post where I wrote, "Done." LOL.
 
For your conveniece, here it is agian. 
 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:47 AM

Ahhh, and so they are done- alright I'll take my demerits for my short attention span... Embarrassed 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:41 PM

Gamera

Ahhh, and so they are done- alright I'll take my demerits for my short attention span... Embarrassed 

 

Not at all. I threw you a curve ball with that original post. You are used to seeing my long posts explaining things. Instead, I gave a one-word post, Done.

I created a disruption in the Force, a sort of ripple in time and space. 

 

 

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, December 6, 2019 3:55 PM

Gamera
I do get a private freezer right??? I like Timmy and all but I'm not sure I want to spend the next 300 years frozen to him. If I should croak I don't want to be tossed out the airlock frozen to him until the universe dies either..

 

if it's all the same to you guy's ...... I'll take my chance's by hanging on to the Re-Entry rocket's .....   

( I HATE freezing !!!)

 

Nice job on the chair's.   Did anybody else notice how they kinda look like Barber chair's ?     Not a jab at your construction / painting skill's, just an observation .

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, December 6, 2019 4:01 PM

CapnMac82
Had a look while I was gettign xmas deco from the storage unit.

CapnMac82
Styx, Grand Illusion: Foreigner, Foreigner IV; and Monty Python, Secret Policeman's Other Ball. 

I wouldnt mind sitting through these selection's for a few decade's , or so .....

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, December 6, 2019 6:42 PM

littletimmy
if it's all the same to you guy's ...... I'll take my chance's by hanging on to the Re-Entry rocket's .....    ( I HATE freezing !!!)

Jolly good, hear hear. Good show!

In case you don’t know it yet, I am making the above monkey my official Icarus Liberty 1 mascot.  Hehe.

 

 

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, December 6, 2019 6:44 PM

littletimmy
 

Did anybody else notice how they kinda look like Barber chair's ?     Not a jab at your construction / painting skill's, just an observation .

 

I wouldn’t know, I have not been to a barber in ages. You need hair for that.Tongue Tied 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:53 PM

littletimmy
I wouldnt mind sitting through these selection's for a few decade's , or so

Dunno, at the office, the rado station is (boss instructed) stuck on a station whch plays mouldy oldies, so I get to hear D_vil Went Down to Georgai twice a day, along wth four Madonna songs, an array of Freddy Mercury and Elton John tunes--basically the same hundred songs.  Every. Day.  Sigh.

 

At least the chairs look good.

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:51 PM

CapnMac82

Dunno, at the office, the rado station is (boss instructed) stuck on a station whch plays mouldy oldies, so I get to hear D_vil Went Down to Georgai twice a day, along wth four Madonna songs, an array of Freddy Mercury and Elton John tunes--basically the same hundred songs.  Every. Day.  Sigh.

 

At least the chairs look good.

 

 Capn, I think I know that station. Our office is in a converted warehouse, lots of metal in the ceiling that kills radio signals. My radio pulls in one station and I consider myself lucky because most can’t even get one. I had to hang wires off the antenna, position it just right, and if the weather is good I will get an oldie station. Though I do like oldies, especially Motown, too much of any one thing will drive you bonkers. Indifferent

Thanks about the chairs.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 9, 2019 9:44 AM

Last time I went to the barber I think I might have been in space for a couple hundred years. I love the guy but geez louis- LESS TALKING AND MORE CUTTING!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:02 PM

Gamera
love the guy but geez louis- LESS TALKING AND MORE CUTTING!!! 

 

Lol...  Did he charge by the hour?  That might explain it. 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:39 PM

Bakster
, I think I know that station

Which would not be a huge surprise it's on of the "nationally programmed" stations, where they basically have a pandoarstyle pre programmed list, with off-channel cues for local radio ads, and the occasional live dj chatter (which is pretty much limited to morning and evening drive time).  All else is programmed in, and the same on every station of the 80-200 that the programming goes outon.  Sigh.

They broke pattern today, and plaed Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto.  Sigh.

Good news--I'm spared the moldy radio for four days; that to go get cataract surgery tomorrow, though.  But, I cherish every day away from the songs I didn't much like when they were released 20 and 30 years ago.

Give me a hillbilly versoin of Thnderstruck any day Smile

And, apropos of the season (and a song whose lyrics I have lived out):

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, December 12, 2019 9:31 AM

CapnMac82
They broke pattern today, and plaed Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto.  Sigh.

So let me ask you -- what about Cyndi Lauper? Hear any of that? LOL.

CapnMac82
Good news--I'm spared the moldy radio for four days; that to go get cataract surgery tomorrow, though.  But, I cherish every day away from the songs I didn't much like when they were released 20 and 30 years ago.

You REALLY ARE tired of it if you are celebrating absence through surgery!  I hope it all goes well for you.

CapnMac82
Give me a hillbilly versoin of Thnderstruck any day And, apropos of the season (and a song whose lyrics I have lived out):

I love the video and the music style, and yeah, apropos for the season. Thanks for sharing that. Yes

It's funny because seeing that video reminds me of another music that I love. Heck--when I think about it, I like a lot of different types with an exception of just a few.

Several years back I attended a Tall Ship Festival in a town called Port Washington, and they would bring in local music artists to entertain the folk. It so happened a guy named Matt Tyner was playing and wow, this guy was talented. He could play guitar like nobody's business. He could sing too. His music was a mix of blues, rock, and honky tonk. I was toe tapping and head bopping all the way through. Sadly, the tall ships stopped coming and the festivals became a sad reflection of their former glory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6f5FynWiP0#action=share

 

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