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Re: Fantasy ship build - SLV-111 Daedalus
« Reply #50 on: July 26, 2009, 09:03:38 PM »

First off, my apologies to everyone for me not keeping up on the posts.  I've had a lot of things going on and didn't see any feedback from this post so I concentrated on the posts at the main site on Macross World (macrossworld.com) and I forgot about this post.  I've got much more done since then so without further graveling...

Thank you all for the kind comments!  This is a labor of love and a fun one at that!  I love doing little engineering jobs like this and especially on ships.  This particular design (not mine) has lots of bells and whistles on it and I'm trying to re-create as many of them on the ship as there are in the drawings.

Thank you TigerTiger, the lights you saw showing through will be painted over.  My other lights have foil backing behind them, but there was no room for the side ones.

The videos are too big to post and can't be shrunk anymore so I'll ask Mayhem to post them up.

Here's build pictures in the condensed version (there's lot's from the past year).  All of the internal parts of the ship will be controlled by a small wired controller.  I can mess around at shows or the lakeside and not worry about impounding radios.  The front half of the ship has a DB-37 connector (think old school printer cable) and so does the controller.  You can see what functions they have by the labels.  The unlabeled yellow buttons are for sound bites (more on that later).
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Re: Fantasy ship build - SLV-111 Daedalus
« Reply #51 on: July 26, 2009, 09:12:08 PM »

Not going off on a tangent, several deck surfaces need to be covered with simulated tie downs (those little start shaped things every so many feet on a ships flight deck).  The best way I could think of was to build an X-Y table (manual crank) to evenly and quickly space them out.  Since I can't buy anything that BIG, I made my own.  Never be afraid to make your own tools {:-{.  You crank so many turns and run the pounce wheel across the plastic (an old R/C car gear that was HEAVILY machined and filed sharp is the pounce wheel).



 
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Re: Fantasy ship build - SLV-111 Daedalus
« Reply #52 on: July 26, 2009, 09:25:21 PM »

I said there is sound gear on it.  There are two sound clips I can play from two separate boards and there is an option to plug in an MP3 player for clearer sound and extended playback o either background music or sound effects.  That thing that looks like part of an inhaler is actually part of a styrene towel rack cut and ported to make the speaker twice as loud and improve response.  I specifically bought those boards because they are 3 volts like everything else.  The problem is they won't run off the same battery pack.  There's a feedback loop so I'm stuck putting batteries on the amplifier.  That's all the first photo.

The next photos are of the cranes.  There are two fully functional cranes in the front half.  The highest one traverses forward and back with hoist (video pending upload).  The second one traverses back and forth and across with hoist.  The motors used in this are MICRO 6mm wide planetary gear motors.  I have to say, none of it would happen without the gear motors I got from http://www.gizmoszone.com/shopping/storepro5/agora.cgi (Gizmoszone)  A cool video is here at you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHjUhgLciws The one in the video is 7mm wide (older) not the 6mm ones I'm using.


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Re: Fantasy ship build - SLV-111 Daedalus
« Reply #53 on: July 26, 2009, 09:31:28 PM »

By the way, if anyone would like more detailed build up photos, just PM me and I'll see what I have.  I love helping others out with designing ideas.

Here are some interior detail photos of styrene work progress...  Remember, this was designed to carry giant robots and aircraft ok2

The last photo shows a 1/200 catering lift truck (for aircraft) to scale; anyone hungry?
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Re: Fantasy ship build - SLV-111 Daedalus
« Reply #54 on: July 26, 2009, 09:35:53 PM »

Have been keeping an eye on this , it really is a great build , please keep posting.
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Re: Fantasy ship build - SLV-111 Daedalus
« Reply #55 on: July 26, 2009, 09:43:42 PM »

The latest work (July 09) has been building one working elevator out of the two actually in the design.  There's video of these pending too.  Basically a geared motor turns a worm gear which drives gears on either side of the elevator.  The gears mesh into geared strips (racks) and provide strong and positive travel.  Boy was this one fun to work out.  The elevator goes up and down and stores folded up as on the older U.S. amphibious ships.  When the elevator goes down, near the end of it's travel there is a little peg that sticks out (bottom left of the stowed -darker-photo).  The elevator pivots up as the carriage continues to pull it downward and visa versa.  The dark photo was taken underexposed to show the engraving details.

Note the tie down holes on the elevator decking.  That's what that X-Y table was made for.  This and the hanger bay/decking.

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Re: Fantasy ship build - SLV-111 Daedalus
« Reply #56 on: July 26, 2009, 09:54:58 PM »

Some pictures of the "sail" and one of two towers.  This one is for the tactical bridge.  The bridge is fully furnished with all the chairs and monitors a commander would need to run what I would think is the flight deck.  The picture of LED circuit has an X-Acto knife blade in it for scale.  Maybe I missed my calling as a brain surgeon? {-)

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Re: Fantasy ship build - SLV-111 Daedalus
« Reply #57 on: July 26, 2009, 09:59:26 PM »

A couple more photos I couldn't squeeze into the last post...

The first shows how the sail fits over the top of the ship (although further back when completed) and how the bridge fits onto the sail.  As you probably guessed it, the large and small radars (air and surface accordingly) rotate.  The other mast parts are on springs.  If someone accidental hits them, the bounce back instead of breaking.  Still more details to go on this and the other tower that still needs building.
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Re: Fantasy ship build - SLV-111 Daedalus
« Reply #58 on: July 26, 2009, 10:25:15 PM »

Here's a few more photos showing more detail of the interior build up.  Note the changes in the control tower.  The catwalks will be covered with fine mesh stainless steel when completed.

That's it for now.  I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I had fun making all this stuff.  I'll keep up on my posts here too! - MT
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Re: Fantasy ship build - SLV-111 Daedalus
« Reply #59 on: July 27, 2009, 10:58:21 PM »

Gob smacked

That is some of the best work I've ever seen, please can we see a picture of all the assembled parts as they are at present

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Re: Fantasy ship build - SLV-111 Daedalus
« Reply #60 on: July 27, 2009, 11:05:42 PM »

wow is all i can say  :o :o :o
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Re: Fantasy ship build - SLV-111 Daedalus
« Reply #61 on: July 28, 2009, 08:28:22 PM »

just amazing. poped over to yer main site, cant access it! any one else had a problem>
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Re: Fantasy ship build - SLV-111 Daedalus
« Reply #62 on: July 28, 2009, 08:38:39 PM »

Thank you guys for the compliments!  It helps fuel the fires of tenacity!  As requested, here's some overall progress photos.  I didn't think to take some!.

On a side note, Macross World has been up and down lately. - MT
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Re: Fantasy ship build - SLV-111 Daedalus
« Reply #63 on: July 31, 2009, 11:12:07 PM »

Hi there . this build is great . I have been watching in on Macross World as well for a while. I love your idea of the plug in controller so you can use Rc or the controller to control function. I am going to put this on my Ferry.
2 questions
1 were did you get the yellow box for your controller.
2 Do you know were i can go on the net and see a photo or video clip of your ship when it on the TV I guess.

John
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Re: Fantasy ship build - SLV-111 Daedalus
« Reply #64 on: August 01, 2009, 09:51:09 AM »

Cos, thank you for the compliments!

I'll have to re-look up where to get the box.  The vendor I purchased it from no longer carries it.  I looked for another one myself earlier because it's cool to have around.

When I get everything assembled and put together, I'll make a video and post it up on You-tube.  In the mean time, you'll see videos on Macrossworld and here when Mayhem posts them  %)  Thanks for watching! - MT
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Re: Fantasy ship build - SLV-111 Daedalus
« Reply #65 on: August 02, 2009, 09:30:10 AM »

Here are a couple of UK based places you can find the case I used:
http://ru.rs-online.com/web/5135319.html
http://www.selectronix.co.uk/series.asp?did=222&sid=243

All else fails, go to their US website: http://www.hammondmfg.com/1553colors.htm  Nicely colored cases.  Hope that helps. - MT
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Re: Fantasy ship build - SLV-111 Daedalus
« Reply #66 on: August 11, 2009, 02:29:22 AM »

PROJECT ON HOLD
A few more photos and then this project gets crated and shipped with the rest of my house hold goods!  I'm moving soon.
I've added a few more braces to the very rear hanger deck area that is for the "unloading system" that is on the ship. I managed to skin a little of the lower area of the rear hull as well.  To give you an idea of size, I had to stand all the way against the wall with the camera held so I couldn't see the viewer.  I still didn't get it all in.  There is another 4 inches or so to add to the rear section and then the length will be complete.

That's it for probably the next two months I'd say.  Thank you for viewing and I'll chat with you later. - MT
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Re: Fantasy ship build - SLV-111 Daedalus
« Reply #67 on: August 11, 2009, 07:35:11 AM »

Still looking good!   :o
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« Reply #68 on: August 24, 2009, 09:50:18 AM »

That is a phenominal piece of scratchbuilding Mechtech,please keep up the good work. :-))
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« Reply #69 on: October 19, 2009, 01:38:04 AM »

I nearly cried when I got to the end of this thread... Please come back and keep going.   It makes my Warlord Titan build look like poop!
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« Reply #70 on: December 10, 2009, 06:10:14 AM »

I really hope this thread restates. I would love to see it get finished. Come back soon and show us some more of your great work.  :-))

thanks Steve
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« Reply #71 on: September 16, 2010, 10:29:28 PM »

oo man would it be nice to see some more progress on this the build quality is outstanding   :-))
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« Reply #73 on: September 25, 2010, 10:08:10 PM »

WOW! i don't know what you do for a living, but if you took this build to any movie producer, you could have a job on any film, doing special effects and the likes.
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« Reply #74 on: October 10, 2010, 08:36:45 AM »

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