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Old 09-27-2012, 11:32 AM
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Default Catalyst Creations 38" SSD build

Now that I'm done getting caught up on 7 years of neglect outside at home, it's time I start on this beast. A few ground rules before I begin:

As far as the subject material, it's cool as hell on the big screen in a theater but let's face it----it's a big long arrowhead and it's white. No "aztecing", no cool invasion stripes or registry numbers, it's white.

Now...that "white" thing----before anybody goes on that it's really Gull Grey, or cement, or 11 parts white to 1.7 parts Hellblau, it's important to understand that I really don't care. She's getting painted white. I do plan on trying a couple of things to make her interesting and we'll see how it goes...

As far as lighting goes, it ain't gonna happen-----she's one HUGE chunk of resin and I don't have time to light her. Besides, the only reason folks light it in any scale is to make it interesting.

Because it's all white.

Yeah. White.

So, I'll start with the cleanup and try to show a couple adjustments I'll be making so she goes together right.

And please excuse my "photoshop skills" they're horrific but get the job done.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:41 AM
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Default Re: Multiverse Studios 38" SSD build

A distance shot from the old garage. Lots of flash to clean up and that's a good thing----mostly around the perimeter of every piece and thick, it actually protects the model during shipment. Very easy to remove.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:44 AM
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Default Re: Multiverse Studios 38" SSD build

A couple more shots of cleanup:
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:53 AM
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Default Re: Multiverse Studios 38" SSD build

Clean up begins on the bottom plate----it's a little thick and needs some thinning internally. Some mods need made to the main body as well to get the plate to settle down and behave.

1st pic shows the over view, and the second pic shows where I removed pieces of resin to get the nose of the bottom plate to flush up where it should.
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Default Re: Multiverse Studios 38" SSD build

Next shot shows the need to thin the bottom plate "tongue". Obviously "X" marks the spot where I'll be sanding. If this isn't sanded, the entire plate will have one hell of a curve in it once the edges are glued down.

Again, not a biggie----that plate needs to be thick or it would never arrive to its' customer in one piece.

Second pic shows the initial test fit.
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Default Re: Multiverse Studios 38" SSD build

George,
Awesome of you to Show the mods needed for proper assembly.
I am glad that you're being so thorough with this build log.
May take your posts when finished and use them for instructions, if'n your still ok with that.

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George,
Awesome of you to Show the mods needed for proper assembly.
I am glad that you're being so thorough with this build log.
May take your posts when finished and use them for instructions, if'n your still ok with that.

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Old 09-27-2012, 01:12 PM
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Default Re: Multiverse Studios 38" SSD build

What color white are you plan on using?
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:23 PM
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Default Re: Multiverse Studios 38" SSD build

One more pic test fitting the tongue. There's still a tad bit of a gap at the forward end---I'll clean that up from the underside. Mostly I wanted to show how it fits where I removed material from the main hull.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:31 PM
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Next pic shows cleanup of the hull plate on the inside. Supports underneath that mate to the main hull are too thick. (running from port to starboard) This prevents the bottom plate outer edges from snuggling down at a uniform distance from the main hull and bows the bottom plate as well. I carefully removed a little at a time on each side until she sat right.

The red areas are where I removed material. Remember---I suck at photoshop....
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Default Re: Multiverse Studios 38" SSD build

I was worried that those might cause a problem the first time i ever saw the kit. I do however plan to use all the open space in that area to house the electronics for the ones i'll be lighting at some point.

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It's not really a problem---just an adjustment. There's still room under there. I'll try to get a head on shot with it taped down tomorrow.
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Very cool! I´ll follow this thread.
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Default Re: Multiverse Studios 38" SSD build

Looking good so far George
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