Building: U.S.S. Wanderer Class

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by ShadowHawk141, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Good work! And Happy Birthday!
  2. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Happy Birthday!!!


    Feliz aniversário!!! Translation from Portuguese:

  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    I've found the old files of my Wanderer class build again. Now I can tell you exactly what went wrong with my build. First, the neck which combined the saucer section and the engine section was too big. I resized it to about 57 % which should fit. The impulse engines on the warp nacelles were too big, too (the parts with the red lights). I reduced them, too. You'll have to check the length of the (grey-blue) cover part and maybe resize it a bit to make it long enough to cover the nacelle. Unfortunately the main parts suffered from bad storage conditions and cannot be used for completing the build; I guess I'll make a new one soon.

    I have attached a small pic showing which dimensions must match (green-green / red-red).

    Attached Files:

  4. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    And here are some screenshots of the Helena in action. Enjoy!

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  5. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Beautiful pics, Revell-fan!
  6. ShadowHawk141

    ShadowHawk141 Member

    Thank you so much guys for your best wishes :mrgreen:
    I'm 47 now getting close to 50 :eek: that's half antique !!

    Had a good birthday though with family around and last night we (my wife, daughter, son and me) went out for dinner in Germany, we live close to the German border, their schnitzels are more then delicious !!:mrgreen:

    @ Revell-Fan

    I don't have the nacelle scaling problem, seems like your sheet 2 and 3 didn't have the same scale perhaps ?
    The neckpart is a problem though. When you scale it down and would assemble it the way it is then the dish would be tilted because the neck doesn't line up correctly.
    I'm making my own custom neck perhapes a bit more detailed to.
    This model is turning into a "one of" though, not much standard right of the template anymore.

    In your pictures it shows that you assembled the 3 main hull parts allready.
    I ran into problems when I first did that because the back part with the hangar opening doesn't line up with the main deck that you'll have to partially insert into the hull. I had to up-scale the backpart of the hull to 125% of the original and custom-fit it to the assembled upper and lower hull and deck. (do I make any sence ? :mrgreen:)

    I hope to get some things done today, we'll see.

    Just my luck, I start a model which I thought wasn't to hard for a beginner and then this :)

    Cheers and yet again thanks for the congratulations :)

  7. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Yes, I completely understood :thumb: . I don't know any more if I had a problem with that part; I started my build almost three years ago so my memory is a bit foggy about that. What you said about the different scales of my parts pages might be true. I was thinking the same. Anyway, I won't continue this build because the main parts were crushed due to the lack of formers and a bad storage (it was one of the first paper models I tackled after a long time). Instead I will make a new one soon to find out what exactly went wrong and to correct the parts which don't fit.

    If you would like to try an easier model maybe you find something here:
    (Constitution Class)
    (Stargazer, Aeroshuttle, Grissom)

  8. Maverick65

    Maverick65 Member

    Greetings Elko,

    From one 47 to another happy belated birthday. Sounds like you had a great dinner in Germany. Your ship is really starting to take shape. Can't wait to see more pics. Thanks for sharing your build.


  9. ShadowHawk141

    ShadowHawk141 Member

    Thanks Rick.

    I'm gonna post more pictures when I got some decent results with the tweaks I have to make.

    Yeah 47 heh, my kids are calling me grumpy old man now :)
    I'm not old !! and grumpy 'neither !!

    If you ever get the chance to eat schnitzel in Germany go for it, it's realy good.

    Back to work....

  10. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member


    Now that REALLY make me feel better......:cry:

    I turn 50 next weekend .........sign1
  11. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    47 now turn 48 in June face it we're getting old.
  12. ShadowHawk141

    ShadowHawk141 Member

    Some people say "it" all starts at 50, no-one ever says what that "it" might be though :eek:

    And as Micahrogers says "we're gett'n old" is true but you're as old as you feel no ?

    Little update on the Wanderer.

    I had to carefully cut my first attempt for the neck off the main hull again because the saucer tilted forward, looked sleek but not realy accurate.

    So I started from scratch today and made a complete custom neck template which I can use to cut out the left and right neckparts out of a hullplating print I made. If all goes well it should fit and keep the saucer in the right angle.
    When I start building the neckpart I'll make some pictures and post them so you can see what I meant.

    Cheers and all the best,
  13. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    I'm not granpa!

    Well, I turned 45 last November. With all that "aging" talk, I'm starting to feel OBSOLETE!sign1
    Naaaah, got two kids that still think I'm their hero, so, just like the music says, "better shape up"!:mrgreen:
    About your work, Elko, it's looking great, and I wanna see more!
  14. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    sign1 hamr :rofl:
  15. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    GREAT work on the Model so far.
    Any more progress?
  16. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Let's take it like this: A good wine gets better and better the older it becomes. However, good storage conditions should be provided to prevent it from turning into vinegar :mrgreen: !

    IMO age is just a date in your ID card. The most important thing is that you feel good and that you are still capable of enjoying the beauties and wonders of life.

    Anyway, John Glen surrounded the Earth 134 times at the age of 77. If that's not a goal to live for! :thumb:

    Oh, and for the record, I was born three weeks before Episode IV premiered. We don't get old, we become classics! :cool:
  17. vbsargent

    vbsargent Member

    @Revell-Fan- why, you're just a "young un" (western slang for young one)! I saw it shortly before my 12th birthday.

    But you are right- it's only a number. What matters is how you feel, and how active you are in mind and body. And as Rogerio says, when you've got a couple of young children (mine are 4 and 2) who think the world of you- well it tends to keep you thinking and feeling young.


    PS- great build Shadowhawk141. I like the inset you did near the weapons pod. And I always use watercolors and a number 000 brush for my edge painting. With an inexpensive set like the one in this thread-

    you can mix just about any color you need for about $3 us.
  18. ShadowHawk141

    ShadowHawk141 Member

    Next update, the neck episode....

    As I said I made a template for the neck part.
    I used it for cutting out the right en left side of the neck, I printed some hull plating textures from another part of the model for that.
    The first pictures show the assembled neck with the template laying in front of it.

    I also made a custom scale impulse engine and frontside of the neck with the photon torpedo tubes.
    It turned out great and after setting it to the hull I could hold the saucer on top to see if they alligned correctly, and they did ! :mrgreen:

    I allready made some custom impulse engines to the saucer but forgott to take pictures of that, you'll see that in the next update when I put the top and lower part of the saucer together.

    It's been a lot of work to get the neck just right, making a custom one alltogether was easier than using the excisting parts though.

    I'm now going to finish up the saucer and start with the nacelles.

    Cheers and thanks for all the compliments.

    Attached Files:

  19. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Hey Elko, just noticed your cutting mat.... I see you shop in Action too...€2.69 :D
  20. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Hey, ShadowHawk!

    I wonder if you could upload your corrected templates for us to try and assemble it...

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