About this Blog

This is about the combination of two interests, Radio Control vehicles and Science Fiction models. Its also about vehicle design. The models have to satisfy two main precepts.

1. The vehicles have to work, ie be driveable, but not nescessarily win any races or rock crawling competitions.

2. The main thing is that they have to look cool.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Container Ship part 2

I am once again astounded at how long it has been since my last post, nearly 10 months.
I started a new job in at the end of January this year after 6 months unemployment.
I am a now a mature age apprentice fitter/ machinist, operating and programming a CNC lathe making parts for industry. It is in an entirely new field for me and has taken all my energy and brain power learning all the new stuff.

I have still managed to squeeze a bit  of model making in and have done some detailing work on the front and rear of the Container spaceship project. The cockpit front has been cut horizontally and increased in height, leaving a detail channel and making the proportions just a little better.






The red pipes are some copper single core electrical wire and there is a number of bits from disposable cameras in the channel.



Here's the work on the rear engine pod.





I also was looking around for some container like shapes for the middle section and happened across these Index card holders which were on clearance at Officeworks for $3.00 each. I got 5 and they are just the right shape for hanging under the eventual truss work. I guess nobody uses index cards any more with their function taken up by computer software, hence they were getting rid of the remaining stock cheap.



I am still looking around for some way to make the truss. I figure it will probably be brass silver soldered together. I will have to make a jig to align all the pieces and find a cheap supply of brass tube the appropriate diameter.

More soon...

1 comment:

  1. Very cool stuff. You have a good eye for what pieces can go where, and how it affects the overall form of your ship. Very nice.

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