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1/150, scratch build, spaceship, ADLIB-1
Posted by PeterPan on Saturday, June 16, 2018 8:39 PM

As the name implies, this will be an ad-lib build. Have no plans other than the one I make up as I go along. It's not a kitbash. I will be made from junk and some bought items such as electronics etc. It is not restricted to present day understanding of physics. It is a construction of pure creativity and fun.

The scale is determined by the plastic figurines I will add to the model. I also plan the create an interior view of the vessel.

To start with, this PVC drainage pipe will be the vessel's basic shell.

Peter

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Posted by PeterPan on Sunday, June 17, 2018 6:45 AM

Peter

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 18, 2018 2:22 PM

Ohhhhhhhhhhh cool!!!!!! Looking forward to seeing what to do with this!!! 

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

 

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Posted by PeterPan on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:33 AM

Thank you @Gamera for visiting this build.

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Found some road reflectors, computer fan, transformer from Analogue TV, and a large knitting needle, which I think will suit a propulsion unit for the vessel.

 

 

Peter

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:33 AM

Oh cool!!! 

Love to see stuff like this since this is how so many studios used to build spacecraft with greebies (sp?) they just found lying around. 

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

 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 9:10 AM

Sounds cool. Looking forward to see what you create.

 

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Posted by PeterPan on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:54 AM

Thank you @Gamera, and @Bakster for your comments.

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Experimenting with LEDs attached to the Perspex rod. Red, Green, Yellow, and Orange LEDs.

 

 

Made an animated gif to show what it might look like if I made it arcing/flashing.

 

 

Peter

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Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:25 AM

Hi,

That looks amazing Surprise

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:26 PM

I like it.

 

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:16 PM

That flashing tube made me think of the Doomsday Machine from TOS Trek!

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Posted by PeterPan on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:47 PM

Real G

That flashing tube made me think of the Doomsday Machine from TOS Trek!

 Big Smile

Peter

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 7:18 PM

LOL, I was thinking 'Doomsday Machine' too!!!

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

 

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Posted by PeterPan on Thursday, June 21, 2018 3:27 AM

Thank you @Gamera, @Real G, @Bakster, and @PFJN for your interest and responses.

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Trying to convert an ordinary soldering job into something more elaboarte and at the same time effecient. The cathode (K) leads of the LEDs are to be earthed, so they all share a common lead, which are the rings.

 

Peter

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:37 AM

Oh, looks cool Peter, did you decide which colour you're going to use? I like the orange/amber- you don't see it as often as red, green, or blue.  

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

 

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Posted by PeterPan on Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:56 AM

Gamera

Oh, looks cool Peter, did you decide which colour you're going to use? I like the orange/amber- you don't see it as often as red, green, or blue. 

Thanks for reminding me. The LEDs are already soldered in, as you can see.

On the left side of the rod, the transformer end, there are four LEDs placed into the end of the rod. They are Red, Green, Blue, and White. The Control Panel will have a rotarty switch labelled 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% respectively.

On the right side of the rod, the Relector end, there are four LEDs placed into the side of the rod. They are 2 x Orange, and 2 x Yellow LEDs. The Control panel will have a toggle switch labelled 'Low' and 'High' respectively.

What that means is up to you.

Peter

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:06 AM

YIKES ! 

 Peter , There you go again . Racking my brain to stop to admire your work . Watchya gotta do dat fer ? Anyway even at this early stage I can tell you are definitely up to sumpin ! I will be jumpin in ta see progress frum tyme to tyme .LOL.LOL.T.B.

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Posted by PeterPan on Friday, June 22, 2018 12:31 AM

Tanker - Builder

YIKES ! 

 Peter , There you go again . Racking my brain to stop to admire your work . Watchya gotta do dat fer ? Anyway even at this early stage I can tell you are definitely up to sumpin ! I will be jumpin in ta see progress frum tyme to tyme .LOL.LOL.T.B.

Hello T.B.. You know I like throwing the spanner in the works. . . spannerage.

Peter

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Posted by PeterPan on Friday, June 22, 2018 12:41 AM

Okay, now I am committed.

 

While the main hull has 25% of its circumference cut away, the Propulsion section can afford a 50% cutaway due to its small diameter.

Peter

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 22, 2018 7:34 AM

Oh neat! 

And cool about the different LEDs- nice to have options on how you light her. 

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

 

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Posted by PeterPan on Monday, June 25, 2018 4:43 PM

Gamera

Oh neat! 

And cool about the different LEDs- nice to have options on how you light her. 

Thanks Gamera.

Peter

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Posted by PeterPan on Monday, June 25, 2018 5:02 PM

Adding an exhaust nozzle (PVA Glue nozzle) with a tail light (Orange LED). LED and fan wires need to be covered.

Used a piece of art board (scraps from local picture framing shop) to create the fan cover, and to frame the nozzle.

 

Used a different type of CA glue, the Wiecon VA 8312 to stick nozzle to fan frame. Cut out 90 mm End Cap for a cowling. 

 

Here, the fan is operating. 

 

This is still requires internal lighing from a LED strip to be placed between reflector and fan.

Peter

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, June 25, 2018 7:00 PM

I don't know what this is but it sure looks cool. This will be something to behold.

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 25, 2018 7:27 PM

Yeah, nice work on disguising the PC fan as part of your spacecraft!

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

 

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Posted by PeterPan on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7:51 AM

Bakster

I don't know what this is but it sure looks cool. This will be something to behold.

Thank you Bakster.

Peter

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Posted by PeterPan on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7:54 AM

Gamera

Yeah, nice work on disguising the PC fan as part of your spacecraft!

Thanks Gamera.

Peter

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Posted by PeterPan on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:08 AM

The LED strip I bought was the cheaper version (non-waterproof) and does not have the clear silicon dome cover (as drawn on plan). This turned out to be an advanrtage. Now the strip can actually fit between the PVC pipe wall and the reflector. The LED light now can actually penetrate the reflector through its edge, giving off more refracted light. Actually, it turned out to be too bright.

 

Added a 100 ohm 2 watt resistor to the 12 volt line. This dimmed the light down to a nice hot looking exhaust. Last two photos shows the fan operating.

 

Top two photos reveal that the LED lighting penetrates through the plastic bulkhead (day and night). I like the look of it. It has that sense of power from the exhaust. The bottom photo show how bright it can get at full brightness (no added resistor).

Peter

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:23 AM

Peter... That is stunning! I love it.

 

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 5:49 PM

Yoiks ! ! 

 Youse is goin full out agin , ain't ya ? This is gettin kooler and kooler .

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Posted by PeterPan on Thursday, June 28, 2018 5:32 AM

Bakster

Peter... That is stunning! I love it.

Thanks Bakster.

Peter

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Posted by PeterPan on Thursday, June 28, 2018 5:42 AM

Tanker - Builder

Yoiks ! ! 

 Youse is goin full out agin , ain't ya ? This is gettin kooler and kooler .

Yeah mate. Sci-fi scratch building really frees up the imagination. To boldly go where I have not gone beforePropeller

Peter

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