Captain Harlots Arcadia build

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by reddwarf, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. reddwarf

    reddwarf Member

    First of a pictures of some of the tools I use. This was an interesting build, most was rounded parts, hard to add strength. IMG_1249.JPG
    As with most of the bigger stuff, I cut out and mark the bends on the back as to where to put thicker card to strengthen, then paint or texta the edges to cover bad joins.
    IMG_1245.JPG Here I madeHer
    Here I made more of the same without the tabs to fill in hollow parts.
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    Here I have added strength. Must learn to keep hands clean from glue so as not to get every where. IMG_1250.JPG IMG_1256.JPG IMG_1257.JPG
    And just keep building and adding strength if I can. IMG_1258.JPG IMG_1259.JPG
    Because I'm new to paper, I must learn to do more without the tabs. Part 2 coming
  2. reddwarf

    reddwarf Member

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    Here I had a problem, Ive noticed my printer will print pages at different sizes. IMG_1265.JPG IMG_1266.JPG IMG_1267.JPG IMG_1268.JPG
    This was a headache, will come back to this later. IMG_1269.JPG See my big mistake
    See my big mistake, I didn't till later

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  3. reddwarf

    reddwarf Member

    I must get rid of that green pen, it looked fine when I was doing it, but once the model was finished it spoilt it a bit. Next part 3
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  4. reddwarf

    reddwarf Member

    Here I star adding strength because the parts are more square. IMG_1271.JPG
    This is where my earlier makings come into play, the extra strength can only go between the marked folds and bends IMG_1273.JPG IMG_1274.JPG
    The concept on some of the folds is ingenious. Congrats to the designer.
    The fold over on this is brilliant

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  5. reddwarf

    reddwarf Member

    Now the gun turrets IMG_1280.JPG IMG_1281.JPG IMG_1282.JPG
    Problem fixed

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    Slowly starting to form a shape. IMG_1285.JPG IMG_1286.JPG
    A lot of smaller bits taking shape IMG_1296.JPG

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  6. reddwarf

    reddwarf Member

    Final stages now. Really need to find a better glue, that doesn't stain. IMG_1297.JPG IMG_1298.JPG IMG_1299.JPG IMG_1300.JPG
    I didn't add to much 3d effect because every time I printed a new page it came out different size.
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    Just started watching the movie while uploading this. Pity its not in English. Cant get the English audio to work IMG_1303.JPG IMG_1304.JPG IMG_1302.JPG
    IMG_1305.JPG IMG_1316.JPG Finally on
  7. reddwarf

    reddwarf Member

    The finished product. 01.jpg 02.jpg 03.jpg 04.jpg
    Next time Ill change the way I do things, if I ever get back to another one. Ill try and find the Rodger Young build and upload next.
  8. mysteroid

    mysteroid Member

    Great build!
  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    You did REALLY GOOD JOB on this project! This thread will serve as a great guide for all who are thinking about building this fine ship!
    I have always wanted to try my hand at this model. I can see some areas that I could greeble out a bit.
    Thank you once again for sharing your build with all of us!
  10. nero_on_fire

    nero_on_fire New Member

    This is really a nice model and a solid looking build done by you!

    Don't talk yourself down to much, the way the nose is constructed is really difficult to build, no matter what skill level the builder has. And every mistake made is a new lesson learned.

    The overall look is still awesome!
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  11. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Dang, it looks good to me and pictures reveal much. Great job! ;)
  12. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

    Red Dwarf,

    The model looks great! :Bravo: Your turrets are superb!:King: If you're worried about the glue - use elmers school glue. It goes on white then becomes transparent. You can also use it as a filler for those areas that just can't seem to come together - i.e. gaps. Then once filled, you color it whatever color you want. I swear by Elmer's (I also swear at it too - for other reasons.). :Grin:

    As to big hands that's what tweezers are for!

    Don't be too hard on yourself. All artists and builders are their own worst critic. Build, learn, and grow! Above all have fun!

    Or if you become really disgusted with your work:exterminate: - take a picture and light it on fire (before and after pics of course).:fireguy: Just don't burn down the house in the process.;)

    Thanks for sharing you time and talent on this wonderful model. :)You are an inspiration and I look forward to when I can build this model as well.:)

    Take care.

    Sky Seeker

    DAVESTAR Active Member

    Thank you for sharing - very nice.
  14. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

    She looks really good to me. every quirk that you make adds character to it, trust me i know. just look at some of mine..hahaha but its the JOY you get on building and sharing it with everyone here. its the pride you put into it, sit back and say "i made this, its not the best,but I made it" thats what counts!!:animated:. keep at it and have fun.
  15. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Reddwarf, try to get to a Micheal's Craft store and buy UHU brand glue (ironic, isn't it) or ZIP-DRY, these glues dry clean and the way these attach is super. ;)
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  16. Rev Ian

    Rev Ian New Member

    Great model, well done very tricky but good techniques
  17. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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  18. Famous Dave

    Famous Dave Member

    Thanks for the thread. This has been a ship I wanted for many years, since I saw the cartoon movie as a youngster. I searched for years for a plastic kit before I found paper modeling only to come up empty, or way out of my reach. I have seen this paper model come up from time to time and thought, finally, there she is. Following your build process pictures helps tremendously, if I ever do find her and decide to build it. Awesome job, and thanks again for sharing your experience.
  19. reddwarf

    reddwarf Member

    Thankyou for the kind remarks, hopefully soon the Rodger Young

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