Building Uhu02's Enterprise

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Rogerio Silva, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    I bow to you...


    Thank you for the kind words, you're one of the Masters I look up to. Your work is one of the reasons I got into this, and I couldn't be happier.
    About the Space Pirate (Groizer X), I think I'll be ahead of schedule, which makes me feel very good, for I announced about two months ago that it would take me a year to complete the task.
    With the support and encouragement I have found here, I can say that I'll be up to the challenge. Let's make it happen!
    Thank you very much,

  2. martinsmc

    martinsmc New Member

    Olá Rogério

    Thanks for kind words and incentive. And happy for a Brazilian too.

    About my model, I had to disassemble to re-build this disc, and part is my fault, I think it was fast to cut, and glue not work very well, I used school glue , but I think is not good option. And used 180g paper printing.

    What is the best glue to use?

  3. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Sticky post...


    Well, I came to the conclusion that the common white glue is not the best choice. So I use the transparent PVA glue, or as we call in Brazil, styrofoam glue (cola de isopor, in Portuguese). That's the best one for me so far, but you have to take care, because it's a bit messy.
    Use small portions and, if you do not use tabs anymore, use a toothpick or maybe the tip of tweezers to spread it.
    If I could help you, then I'm glad!:mrgreen::thumb:
    See ya!
  4. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

    Considering the position of my lower jaw, I'd say this is a jaw-dropper! :eek:

    Excellent build, man! I'll have to try this one out sometime. :mrgreen: :thumb:
  5. ShadowHawk141

    ShadowHawk141 Member

    Yes it's a great build and model.
    I agree with you and want to build it to sometime, it's just the "sometime" part that's in the way with so many great models out there.


    Typing this on a tablet, took me ten minutes.....ugh.
  6. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member


    You guys spoil me!sign1
  7. Cforrest900

    Cforrest900 Member

    Wow! You did a great job on this model. I tried to make it after I saw Into Darkness, but it was just way beyond my level of skill and patience. Your , model does justice to JJs iPrise!
    When I tired this, one problem was that I couldn't get the Bussard collectors (blue domes at the front of the nacelles) to fit into place. Did you have any trouble with this?
    PS your final model has inspired me to consider giving this model another try!
  8. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member


    First, thank you for visiting! On the Bussard collectors, yes, my friend, I had to trim them, otherwise, they wouldn't fit. I posted a comment about it in this thread (
    In order to encourage you, this thread was actually THE SECOND TIME I tried to build this model. And I chose to do it without the glueing tabs, to have a better look of the model, which made it more difficult. But it was worth it!
    It took me three weeks to build it, and I had an incident in the middle of the road, but my friends here helped me out, and everything was fine. Anyway, as I always say: IF I CAN DO IT, ANYONE CAN!!! I'm really far from being a genious, and even farther from being an artist. My skills are improving, yes, and so will yours; practice makes perfect.
    Let's not forget the man who made it possible: UHU02!!! That's a genious, an artist, and a very "good-heart" man, who shares his art with us for nothing. That's why we have a absolutely well-deserved appreciation thread for him.
    All the best,

  9. Cforrest900

    Cforrest900 Member

    I tried you butt-gluing technique today, and it is amazing. Thank you very much
  10. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Not mine...


    No, man, thank YOU. And the butt-glueing technique is not mine, I just took advantage of it in my threads. Thanks for visiting!
  11. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    She looks great Rogerio. I might stiffen up the saucer section by laminating on the inside. Great job! :)
  12. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    I do ALWAYS listen to Zathros

    Thanks, Zathros! I thought about that, but got affraid the weight might cause the model to lose some balance. I thought that the inner formers designed by the GREAT UHU02 were good enough, but that was my opinion.
    Thanks for visiting!

  13. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    The inner formers should be good enough, if there are enough of them. If the saucer section is too thin, then it will show the formers eventually. It looks great though and should be fine if yo used the proper thickness paper. I tend to overbuild a model, but then again, it was because I had an 8 year old playing with them! :)
  14. walid009

    walid009 Member

    You built is amazing :) looks beautiful.
    I heard of butt-gluing.I think i will try it on a small portion first.
  15. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member


    Thanks for visiting! UHU02's models are not for the faint of heart, and I tried to build this before... And I failed miserably... :cry: :cry: :cry:
    I'd like to suggest that you do some tests with butt-glueing BEFORE you begin this model, and once you're happy with your results, then GO FOR IT!
    All the best,


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