Well I've finally tacked Mechtech (Phil) down..... which wasn't actually that hard but I've been snowed under with.... stuff, but I'm got time to post the pictures Phil sent me.
Thank you very much posting the Daedalus build photos.
Here are the “SLV-111 Daedalus” construction photos I have so far. It is scratch built, over six feet long, fully radio controlled and loaded with extra functions like working cranes, elevators and main hatch. It's been a 1.5 year build so far and will be about another 1.5 due to details and engineering. Thank you for posting these since I don't have much time to spend on-line, (family, job, and then some building time).
All of this work was originally posted at: http://macrossworld.com/mwf/index.php?showtopic=18403
(Macross World); a fan site for the Macross series and sagas. They migrated servers and now the older photos are currently unavailable.
The ship is a fictional design (but REALLY COOL). It comes from the Japanese Animated series “Super Dimensional Fortress Macross,” also known as “Robotech” by some when it was combined with two other series to make a three generation long saga. What am I building? It's a futuristic design from 1999 (back in 1983 :^)) of an amphibious assault ship that carries giant robots, or “mecha,” also appropriately named “Destroids.” It also carries VTOL capable aircraft as well. Here’s some design drawings from the Designer (Kazutaka Miyatake), mostly translated to give you an idea of the design. The model is 1:200 scale which translates to over six feet long (yes, bigger than a super carrier).
The attached pictures of mecha are what it primarily carries as it's assault teams. In real life the mecha would average about 11 meters tall and the subdued one in the back round (two carried on board) are 22.50 meters tall.
Construction is in four major parts for easy transport, bow, stern, bow hanger deck and stern hanger deck sections. The lower half is completed, primed and just needs paint. It took me about 1.5 years to finish the lower hull, who knows how long for the hanger decks! This post starts the lower hull construction photos.
The design is mostly flat bottomed so I started off easy. The keel with bulkheads shows the larger stern section. ALL construction here is 3mm (1/8”) styrene; heavy but durable and already waterproof waiting for paint. The gray quarter round stock is actually 2 inch ABS tube I ripped into quarters length wise. Good cement is needed to get the two to work together.
That's not a dry-dock, that's the main hull with a 1:200 destroyer in it for comparison.