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Post  Mr. Ethan Grammatikidis Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:52 am

Ah, what fuel for the imagination this is, and so well detailed too! I am particularly enamoured of the finish on the engines. I'm envious enough to want to replicate the finish on part of my current project, but I doubt I'd be better with an airbrush than I am with a pen; trying to write readably makes my hands hurt.

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Post  Lady Penelope Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:04 pm

Wow. Very Happy
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Post  Herr Döktor Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:10 am

Worked up a ladder to get in and out:

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lowered

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raised


I was a little worried that it might make the piece look unbalanced, but the large cargo door seems to counter it:

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More paint tomorrow!

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Post  Lady Penelope Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:26 am

It's looking quite swoonworthy, sir! Very Happy
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Post  Mr. Ethan Grammatikidis Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:32 am

I just noticed something odd. I can't see any means of force-coupling between the engines and the main sphere. I hope I'm not causing problems by bringing it up, but it struck me as odd enough that I felt I ought to mention it. The walkways don't look strong enough to take the drive. I am assuming some form of rocket propulsion, if the drive is of a more ætheric nature then traditional force-coupling may not be relevant.

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Post  Herr Döktor Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:16 am

Mr. Ethan Grammatikidis wrote:I just noticed something odd. I can't see any means of force-coupling between the engines and the main sphere. I hope I'm not causing problems by bringing it up, but it struck me as odd enough that I felt I ought to mention it. The walkways don't look strong enough to take the drive. I am assuming some form of rocket propulsion, if the drive is of a more ætheric nature then traditional force-coupling may not be relevant.
Hmm, good point, well made Mr. Grammatikidis: unseen in these picture is a large girder running around the engine walkway, scaled up it would be around a foot square, should be strong enough when coupled with the large amount of Cavorite used in the Orb's construction.

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Post  Herr Döktor Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:40 pm

I've now sorted out the whole cargo door access situation, by installing a sliding crane:

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And, after due cogitation, I've added a maintenance walkway to the third buttress, to balance the ladder:

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A little more paint, some glazing in the top cabin (with lighting), and then I can move onto the display base...
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Post  Rowan of Rin Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:42 am

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It...It's beautiful Herr Döktor, you skills are unsurpassed. I am struggling to see how you can improve it!

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Post  Khai Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:53 am

a beautiful model and design

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Post  Dandeliondream Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:04 am

WoW that is brilliant! Shocked
I love it! Very Happy
How dare you make something so cool!
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Post  The Kernel Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:11 am

Most impressed (and not a little envious)
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Post  Herr Döktor Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:22 pm

Thank you all, as ever, for your interest!

Well, haven't been able to get much more done- real life gets in the way- but I have managed to put some more paint on the iris style inner cargo door:
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Still need to sort out some manual workings for the inside of the door...


And I've 'acquired' a piece of acrylic for the base, already cut into an appropriately sized circle:
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I'm toying with the idea of purchasing another dome, like the one I used for my space helmet, as a sort of bell-jar style case:
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What d'you think? Smile
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Post  Lady Penelope Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:30 pm

I think the fact that I start squeeing whenever I see you've updated this thread, before I've even seen what the update looks like, probably conveys my appreciation for what you've managed here.... Laughing

I like all the new additions, and think the dome idea would work well.
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Post  JingleJoe Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:13 am

Do you know how awesome you are Herr Döktor? Laughing
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Post  Herr Döktor Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:14 am

JingleJoe wrote:Do you know how awesome you are Herr Döktor? Laughing

Only half as much as I am embaressed! Embarassed
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Post  JingleJoe Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:27 am

Herr Döktor wrote:
JingleJoe wrote:Do you know how awesome you are Herr Döktor? Laughing

Only half as much as I am embaressed! Embarassed
Wink keep up the good work old chap! You've made some truly marvelous things!
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Post  Gazongola Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:14 am

This man. I must tap his blood to go in my awesome sauce bottles.
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Post  JingleJoe Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:39 am

Gazongola wrote:This man. I must tap his blood to go in my awesome sauce bottles.
Seriously, can we have like a lock of hair or some blood to mix into the solution?
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Post  Lady Penelope Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:21 am

Oh, my vote would be for a blood donation for the Awesome Sauce! With any luck, all of that talent will prove to be contagious, and I shall stock gallons of the stuff in my pantry, because I am In Serious Like of the good Doktor's extreme creativity! Laughing
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Post  Smaggers Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:53 pm

Not to get too far ahead, but you know what would be nice. redsand on the base (obviously), and a cage by those crates with a little green fella in it.

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Post  Paul8v Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:00 pm

This looks awesome!

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Post  Gazongola Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:17 am

That reminds me, I have a submarine at home. Maybe I could kitbash that... It would make a groovy Nautilus type thing... With hydrofoils! And a retractable balloon!! MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!! *ahem* Enough threadjacking...
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Post  Herr Döktor Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:48 pm

Gazongola wrote:That reminds me, I have a submarine at home. Maybe I could kitbash that... It would make a groovy Nautilus type thing... With hydrofoils! And a retractable balloon!! MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!! *ahem* Enough threadjacking...

You've got a... submarine at home??! Why would you even leave home if you had a... hang on, you mean a model submarine, don't you? Crikey, you had me going for a moment!

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Post  Lady Penelope Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:08 pm

Herr Döktor wrote:
Gazongola wrote:That reminds me, I have a submarine at home. Maybe I could kitbash that... It would make a groovy Nautilus type thing... With hydrofoils! And a retractable balloon!! MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!! *ahem* Enough threadjacking...

You've got a... submarine at home??! Why would you even leave home if you had a... hang on, you mean a model submarine, don't you? Crikey, you had me going for a moment!

Smile

Me, too! And here I was trying to figure out how to cajole an invitation to visit such a fine nautical vessel out of Mr. Gazongola.... Wink

I've been on an aircraft carrier. It wasn't very steampunk, though.
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Post  The Kernel Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:29 pm

Ah those American carriers are wonderfully steamy - steam catapults and steam turbine drive units (OK so the steam is made from a nuclear reactor - but who's being picky)
Our new ones (Royal Navy) will have electric motors - no soul!
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