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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 28, 2023 9:55 AM

Minor point but I didn't mention one other thing I did. At the top left under the dash is a rectangular panel that drops down. That panel has guage relief. I decided I will be better served to use decals for both the guage face and the bezels. It might have been nice to keep the relief and just add the faces, but the decals I have include the bezels. I'd have to trim them or try and make them settle over the relief, which can often not be an easy thing to do. Add to the fact that I am printing my own decals, they are not the best, and not as robust as commercialy produced decals. I suppose, I could have digitally altered them before printing but with all things considered, just not worth the effort. Long story short ... I sanded the relief off.

I could not get in there with a sanding stick and using a grinder would be too much for the job. So, I cut the panel off, sanded the piece, then reattached.

I suppose I can mention that I used Evergreen flat stock for the plugs. I happened to have  a width very close to the hole size. It was a matter of chopping the length. With the use of Tamiya cement, I was able to coax the pieces into the holes to where they are mostly flush. A few areas were not designed the same way, so not so for those. But for the most part, many are flush and will require minor sanding and filling. 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 29, 2023 10:06 PM

Looks great Bakster! I love all the extra detail you're adding in there! 

And you're right about the curtains, Mrs. Robinson knows the extra weight is worth not having to worry about radiation poisoning. Having your hair fall out and puking your internal organs out is such a mess to clean up.....

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

 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 9:37 PM

Gamera

And you're right about the curtains, Mrs. Robinson knows the extra weight is worth not having to worry about radiation poisoning. Having your hair fall out and puking your internal organs out is such a mess to clean up.....

 

Indeed!  

I probably won't have any build updates for a couple weeks. I have run into a wall called life.  But ... 

 

And thanks, Gam.

 

 

 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 9:43 PM

A special message from Dr Smith...

 

https://youtu.be/Wz2_d6zWDhg

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 8:44 PM

Bakster

A special message from Dr Smith...

 

https://youtu.be/Wz2_d6zWDhg

 

 

 

Great video! Harris had a great scream. 

Looking forward to the updates when you're back! 

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

 

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, June 2, 2023 6:57 PM

Gamera

 

 
Bakster

A special message from Dr Smith...

 

https://youtu.be/Wz2_d6zWDhg

 

 

 

 

 

Great video! Harris had a great scream. 

Looking forward to the updates when you're back! 

 

 

Speaking of scream, there is a part 2, if you are so inclined. Maybe a part 3 too. Lol.  Part 2 has a color shot of the chariot interior. I could also see the gray used on the lower exteriors. That kind of made it worth watching. Hehe.

You crack me up gam. 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, June 2, 2023 7:07 PM

 

Scream part 2

 

About the 1:40 min mark some color shots.

 

https://youtu.be/FWRaYOZOiJE

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 2, 2023 8:50 PM

Thanks!!! Will check out the videos when I have a little more time. 

 

Watched Michael Rennie as the space zookeeper episode tonight and the giant spider monster sat on the Chariot. Wonder how much work it would be to mock up a giant space spider... 

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

 

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, June 3, 2023 9:11 AM

Gamera

Watched Michael Rennie as the space zookeeper episode tonight and the giant spider monster sat on the Chariot. Wonder how much work it would be to mock up a giant space spider... 

 

judging from their other gags, probably not much. Some of what they did on the show was sincerely laughable. I love the colored skindiver suits with the bubble face shields. I think they used motorcycle helmet face shields of the time. I remember those things. And I think it was about then that I said, I have seen enough. Lol

i am impressed that you continue to watch. Yes You sir, get the Bakster badge of commitment. 

 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, June 3, 2023 1:45 PM

Gamera
Wonder how much work it would be to mock up a giant space spider.

Would probably come down to how much effort a person was willing to invest in replicating tiny hairs largely.  Or adopting a more smooth caraprace appearance.

One of the hairy spiders, enlarged, would be a lot of hairiness to build.

Might be interesting to 'do' a version of static grass in one of the longer fiber formats.

Although, if a person were "keeping to canon" perhaps a larger toy spider might be more apropos:

That's a 5.6" example :)

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 9:31 PM

Cool Capt! The third toy spider is probably the right one here. 

Although to be more accurate it looked like a bunch of furry pillows stuck together...

And made the same sound of a TiE fighter from Star Wars. 

Confused

 

I watched a few more episodes. Including the one where Robby from Forbidden Planet showed up as a 'Robotoid' or something like that. And the 'Magic Mirror' episode where Penny gets trapped in a weird alternate dimension inside an alien mirror. That one I thought was pretty cool.  

 

 

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

 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, June 8, 2023 11:53 AM

Gamera
And made the same sound of a TiE fighter from Star Wars.

For The Win!!

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 8, 2023 10:08 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Gamera
And made the same sound of a TiE fighter from Star Wars.

 

For The Win!!

 

I guess it's a stock sound effect that Lucas used. But the spider sounds just like the screaming TiE sound effect. 

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

 

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 6:39 PM

I think Darth Vader should show up in LIS and say, apology accepted, Dr Smith.

Hehe 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 19, 2023 7:39 PM

Bakster

I think Darth Vader should show up in LIS and say, apology accepted, Dr Smith.

Hehe 

 

That would work!!! 

I finished up season one this weekend. And on to the next season when they got the Jupiter II back up into space. 

And Smith jumps out the airlock to chase a green space hottie. 

Personally I'd have let him go....... 

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

 

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, June 25, 2023 10:07 PM

Gamera

I finished up season one this weekend. And on to the next season when they got the Jupiter II back up into space. 

And Smith jumps out the airlock to chase a green space hottie. 

Personally I'd have let him go....... 

 

Kudos with watching the show. It's gets worse as the seasons progress. Brace yourself. Sleep

My life wall has temporarily relented.  So, I started working on this again. My work continues filling and smoothing the plugs I made. With that near done, it is time to start fabricating the curtain and curtain rods. Hopefully, I will get some bench time this week and I can start that.

More to come.

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 26, 2023 10:21 PM

Cool, looking forward to more work on the Chariot. 

And yeah, the first season was goofy but they did seem to be trying to be somewhat serious. And now they're moving in the goofy Dr. Smith, robot, and Will Robinson jokes that I'd long thought the show was. 

The other night I watched the episode where aliens put the Robinsons on trial. And Smith tried to rat them out and ended up being found guilty of everything they were charged with. In the end the Robinsons get Smith out on an insanity charge. That did give me a good chuckle. 

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

 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 8:27 AM

Gamera

Cool, looking forward to more work on the Chariot. 

And yeah, the first season was goofy but they did seem to be trying to be somewhat serious. And now they're moving in the goofy Dr. Smith, robot, and Will Robinson jokes that I'd long thought the show was. 

The other night I watched the episode where aliens put the Robinsons on trial. And Smith tried to rat them out and ended up being found guilty of everything they were charged with. In the end the Robinsons get Smith out on an insanity charge. That did give me a good chuckle. 

 

Hey Gam, your synopsis of the show is what I recall.

Too funny about Smith escaping through insanity. I suppose he was appalled at the thought of being deemed insane. (Indeed...) Or was he lilly-livered and all in with the idea?

It cracks me up Gam that you are watching the show. You are taking one for Team LIS Chariot build. Yes

 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 4:35 PM

It is the little things in life...

I upgraded to Chopper II. The old one with a wood base and a wobbly cutting arm finnaly broke on me. It is probably a good thing because getting a straight cut became next to impossible.

Anyway, the new one came today and just in time for my curtain frame chopping. This chopper seems nicely designed. It has a heavy metal base with a cutting arm that seems tight and solid. This was near twice the price of my first, but I think worth it.



Anyhow, like I said, it is the little things in life.

PS: Today, in my neck of the woods, we have the dubious honor of having the worst air quality of anywhere in the world. Probably, not something to hang my hat on. Canadian Wildfire smoke is traveling hundreds of miles to the US Midwest.. You can literally see smoke in the air, like a fog.

And that is that. Hopefully, some build updates over our long holiday weekend.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 12:51 PM

Bakster
My life wall has temporarily relented.

Well, the "extended spring weather" y'all in the Midwest have had is due to come to an end soon, and it's like to leap straight into July sorts of temperatures, whic hwill encourage folk to luck in their basements with the a/c on.

The "heat dome" currently baking Texas is meant to depart this weekend (only like 92°F for the 4th) to end our run of triple-digits.  Mind, I'm leaving this afternoon for Austin so I can get to all three of my currently-building  apartment projects for thier under-construction inspections.  These are ±300 unit projects, so I may be babbling like Dr Smith by noon tomorrow . . .

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 7:40 PM

Bakster

 

 
Gamera

Cool, looking forward to more work on the Chariot. 

And yeah, the first season was goofy but they did seem to be trying to be somewhat serious. And now they're moving in the goofy Dr. Smith, robot, and Will Robinson jokes that I'd long thought the show was. 

The other night I watched the episode where aliens put the Robinsons on trial. And Smith tried to rat them out and ended up being found guilty of everything they were charged with. In the end the Robinsons get Smith out on an insanity charge. That did give me a good chuckle. 

 

 

 

Hey Gam, your synopsis of the show is what I recall.

Too funny about Smith escaping through insanity. I suppose he was appalled at the thought of being deemed insane. (Indeed...) Or was he lilly-livered and all in with the idea?

It cracks me up Gam that you are watching the show. You are taking one for Team LIS Chariot build. Yes

 

 

Yeah, after he gets the insanity plead he starts whining and crying about how he'd rather serve the sentence... Gee, you can't please some people!!! 

And the judge assigns the robot as his guardian. Which curse the episodic nature of the series- they could have milked this as a running gag for the rest of the show...

 

Last night a alien fight promoter shows up on the planet and wants to hire Prof. Robinson to box one of his huge gladiators. When he declines Smith offers to get in the ring vs. a midget. And then when the fight starts he finds out the midget can make himself invisible at will and gets his tush kicked. Now that's funny!!! 

And then tonight Ali Baba shows up on the planet (!?!??!) 

I'm watching the series when I eat supper in the evening. Thanks for bringing this up, I'm loving this show, every goofy, silly, insane minuate... 

 

To be a little more serious, the Chopper II looks cool! I don't generally cut enough stuff to need something like that. Though recently I have been cutting out decals strips for a project, the Chopper would probably be great for this. 

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

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 7:44 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
My life wall has temporarily relented.

 

Well, the "extended spring weather" y'all in the Midwest have had is due to come to an end soon, and it's like to leap straight into July sorts of temperatures, whic hwill encourage folk to luck in their basements with the a/c on.

The "heat dome" currently baking Texas is meant to depart this weekend (only like 92°F for the 4th) to end our run of triple-digits.  Mind, I'm leaving this afternoon for Austin so I can get to all three of my currently-building  apartment projects for thier under-construction inspections.  These are ±300 unit projects, so I may be babbling like Dr Smith by noon tomorrow . . .

 

Yeah it's getting summer hot out here too now. Take Smith's advice and start griping about your 'delicate back' when you need a little break... 

  

 

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

 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, June 30, 2023 11:53 AM

Gamera
Take Smith's advice and start griping about your 'delicate back' when you need a little break...

Was not horrible at the first project, getting ther eat 0800, was only 92°F, and a light breeze.

Got to the 2nd one at 0940 (Ausitn traffic on I-35 is awful, 18 miles in 44 minutes).  Was warmer, 95°F, but, I was in the shade for most of that.

Really was not that bad on the 3rd one at 1120, even for being 97°F, but, that building was mostly insulated and my tour was largely inside.

Austin traffic (and drivers) were doing their level best to turn me into Dr Smith, though.  The Robot would have been stuck on "Danger! Danger!" near the full time of it.

I clearly needed a flying submarine to escape all the dam durty apes Smile

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 30, 2023 8:55 PM

Ouch Captain!!! 

I complain when it hits 90F here!!! Thankfully I'm not that far south.

I know what you mean about traffic though, I swear I'm going to die in an accident long before old age......... 

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

 

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 1, 2023 5:12 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
My life wall has temporarily relented.

 

Well, the "extended spring weather" y'all in the Midwest have had is due to come to an end soon, and it's like to leap straight into July sorts of temperatures, whic hwill encourage folk to luck in their basements with the a/c on.

Bingo, Capn. Muggy weather arrived here two days ago. The smoke waned for a day and it looks like it may be returning. 

Basements are nice and cool and that is where my bench is.

 

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 1, 2023 5:16 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Gamera
Take Smith's advice and start griping about your 'delicate back' when you need a little break...

 

Was not horrible at the first project, getting ther eat 0800, was only 92°F, and a light breeze.

Got to the 2nd one at 0940 (Ausitn traffic on I-35 is awful, 18 miles in 44 minutes).  Was warmer, 95°F, but, I was in the shade for most of that.

Really was not that bad on the 3rd one at 1120, even for being 97°F, but, that building was mostly insulated and my tour was largely inside.

Austin traffic (and drivers) were doing their level best to turn me into Dr Smith, though.  The Robot would have been stuck on "Danger! Danger!" near the full time of it.

I clearly needed a flying submarine to escape all the dam durty apes Smile

 

The thing I have noticed over the years is that when the summer heat is on, especially the extended stretches... drivers go about like angry hornets. I have seen some angry road rage during these times. Not everyone has AC. Tired pissed off people.

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 1, 2023 5:21 PM

Gamera

 

 
Bakster

 

 
Gamera

Cool, looking forward to more work on the Chariot. 

And yeah, the first season was goofy but they did seem to be trying to be somewhat serious. And now they're moving in the goofy Dr. Smith, robot, and Will Robinson jokes that I'd long thought the show was. 

The other night I watched the episode where aliens put the Robinsons on trial. And Smith tried to rat them out and ended up being found guilty of everything they were charged with. In the end the Robinsons get Smith out on an insanity charge. That did give me a good chuckle. 

 

 

 

Hey Gam, your synopsis of the show is what I recall.

Too funny about Smith escaping through insanity. I suppose he was appalled at the thought of being deemed insane. (Indeed...) Or was he lilly-livered and all in with the idea?

It cracks me up Gam that you are watching the show. You are taking one for Team LIS Chariot build. Yes

 

 

 

 

Yeah, after he gets the insanity plead he starts whining and crying about how he'd rather serve the sentence... Gee, you can't please some people!!! 

And the judge assigns the robot as his guardian. Which curse the episodic nature of the series- they could have milked this as a running gag for the rest of the show...

 

Last night a alien fight promoter shows up on the planet and wants to hire Prof. Robinson to box one of his huge gladiators. When he declines Smith offers to get in the ring vs. a midget. And then when the fight starts he finds out the midget can make himself invisible at will and gets his tush kicked. Now that's funny!!! 

And then tonight Ali Baba shows up on the planet (!?!??!) 

I'm watching the series when I eat supper in the evening. Thanks for bringing this up, I'm loving this show, every goofy, silly, insane minuate... 

 

To be a little more serious, the Chopper II looks cool! I don't generally cut enough stuff to need something like that. Though recently I have been cutting out decals strips for a project, the Chopper would probably be great for this. 

 

 

That is a hoot, Gam. Too funny about the robot and heck yeah. They should have left Robot in charge of Smith going forward. That could have made for some interesting exchanges. lol.

And hey man. I love that your are watching and enjoying the show. I enjoy hearing about what you have watched. Funny stuff.

 

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, July 3, 2023 1:30 PM

 

I am working on the curtain frames.

1. My first course of action was to enlarge the canopy illustration. I did this mainly to help my old eyes, and secondly, to create a cartoon showing what areas I need work, and what their proper orientations are. There are a few areas that the illustration cannot adequately show. I will do those on the fly.

2.  Notice the top left frame. I started with bending corners on one end of the frame. The idea here was that by having a continuous connection, at least for one side of the frame, it would provide a stronger frame. Though, I think that might be true, I quickly found out that getting tight consistent bends, bends where the frame is not twisted... it was not an easy thing to do. You can see in the example that the frame does not rest flat. Add to the fact that I don't like how those corners look, I needed to try something else. In the end, I could probably correct the warp issue when it is glued down, but in my mind, it does not look all that good. Add to that, that by starting with a flawed foundation, it most often leads to other problems down the road.

That is a lot of pontificating. Not saying it is right or wrong, just streaming through how I attacked this part of the build.

3. I tested cutting all four sides and then butt joined the pieces. Immediately, the frames look much more consistent and the warp issue went bye bye. The downside...they are very delicate. To counter that, and after setting the pieces in place using liquid cement, I flowed CA onto the joins. Once cured, it gives them much more strength. No matter what... the frames remain delicate, but I have given myself a fighting chance they will hold together until install. Which by the way, won't be until the canopy is ready to go on. All the preliminary painting must be done first. I WILL, though, attach curtains to the frames before install. My goal is to make them plug and play for when the time comes.

From here, I need to start fabricating frames for the curved sections just above the side windows. That is the plan for now. I may find it too difficult and then try plan B, whatever plan B will be. We shall see.

Anyhow, not much to see here, but it is several hours work.

 

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, July 3, 2023 2:52 PM

I forgot to note in my last post that I used Evergreen Plastic Rod to fabricate the frames. Their smallest size, .5mm/.020 turned out to be fairly close in scale to what I need.

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 2:07 PM

They are a pita...  but the curved pieces are doable. I tried various things. Things like heat combined with wrapping the styrene around a form. In the end, the easiest and most workable method was by using a fine point tweezers and incrementally bend the rod into the radius needed. A master was used to compare against.

Construction being the same as my previous post.

 

So, the two forward sections are done. More to do, but not today.

 

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