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Re: Blast from the past
« Reply #100 on: December 16, 2014, 02:56:01 PM »
Internal width is 77mm.
The Optional cabinetry sits inside that and are 3mm maximum depth each side.
So available internal width for cargo/vehicles is 71mm

Note : the 3mm depth is measured at the base. The harnesses are another 1mm and the overhead cabinets a further 2mm. However these are unlikely to interfere on a vehicles.
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Re: Blast from the past
« Reply #101 on: December 16, 2014, 02:57:24 PM »
Cool. There would be space enough for the APC I'm "building".
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Re: Blast from the past
« Reply #102 on: December 16, 2014, 04:02:25 PM »
6mm first physical prototype.



more details and much bigger photo on my blog.
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Re: Blast from the past
« Reply #103 on: December 16, 2014, 05:31:18 PM »
Cool. There would be space enough for the APC I'm "building".

Surely you mean APCs? plural. One is no good.
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Re: Blast from the past
« Reply #104 on: December 16, 2014, 07:01:02 PM »
looks absolutely spiffing Brandlin.
well done  :applause:  if all youd done was this, id be impressed, the fact its just a small step on the path is awesome
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Re: Blast from the past
« Reply #105 on: December 16, 2014, 09:48:20 PM »
looks absolutely spiffing Brandlin.
well done  :applause:  if all youd done was this, id be impressed, the fact its just a small step on the path is awesome

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Re: Blast from the past
« Reply #106 on: December 17, 2014, 03:18:41 AM »
Like Steel Penguin I am also impressed. It's nice to see all the work come together into something that can actually be picked up and handled (and in my case badly painted).


The mystery of the dome at the rear has now been solved; it is obviously a cloaking device as this model is in clear(ish) material :smile:

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Re: Blast from the past
« Reply #107 on: December 22, 2014, 10:26:46 PM »
I have finally spent the time finishing the hull, redesigning the front bulge to make the 'push out' for the front engines integral to the hull, and skinningt he whole thing.

I hate it.

The front bulge now looks too angular.







I think I'm going to scrap the last 3 hours work and go back to having the front and rear bulges match, and then making a separate piece to push the front engines out - probably just a stubby cylindrical shape.

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Re: Blast from the past
« Reply #108 on: December 23, 2014, 10:42:11 AM »
Great print. Now you need a fleet!

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Re: Blast from the past
« Reply #109 on: December 23, 2014, 11:28:55 PM »
I don't know why but I look at it now and all I think is "Space Turtle"  lol

I still love it though. :-)
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Re: Blast from the past
« Reply #110 on: December 24, 2014, 12:58:14 PM »
I think I'm going to scrap the last 3 hours work and go back to having the front and rear bulges match, and then making a separate piece to push the front engines out - probably just a stubby cylindrical shape.

:-(

Rather than a stubby cylindrical shape how about a hemisphere like this:-

http://s54.photobucket.com/user/Barrington_Bond/media/GSP4%20Probe/NDVD_1942.jpg.html

This is from the GSP 4 satellite featured in '"The sound of silence" UFO episode.

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Re: Blast from the past
« Reply #111 on: December 29, 2014, 04:24:50 PM »
As long as you have the air intake on the engine pods, that aft pair will always be a dodgy proposition. What would it look like if you kept the forward engines as they are, but have the rear ones as a fixed (or limited traverse) pod with a closed off front and the air intake mounted on top of the fuselage, just in front of the rear bulge, so it looked like the air flow was being directed via conduit inside the bulge to the engines?
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