Re: The Voyager Project
- hello ...<br>For those that wondered if I have
given up on VOYAGER, the answer is no! I have, however
run into a problem - a structural integrity problem.
Them model wants to come apart every time I move it.
So I am going to abandon this approach and with
timely help from some friends at STARSHIPBUILDERS.COM I
have come up with a way to continue. I am going to
construct the ship as a series of plugs and then either
vacum form the various sections or do fibercast
castings once molds are made of the various
sections<br><br>UPDATE: More info on the new work: I am waffling between
doing the model in Fiberglass or Vacum forming the
pieces. The intial process is the same either way I go.
The plugs still need to be made regardless of which
direction I plan to go. <br>I like the idea of having
instant windows and super strong pieces, but I also like
the simplicity of vacum forming, not to mention the
savings over expensive molding and casting.<br><br>I am
using the DELUX VOYAGER model kit as a template and
enlarging the model x2. This will produce a model 40 1/2 "
in length, or almost 3 1/2 feet long. lighting will
be supplied from small flourescant bulbs, fiber
optics, leds and light sheet. This will entail abandoning
the previous work and starting over, but thats ok. I
hope to have photos to show the group of the finished
primary hull plugs (sans details) by the end of October.
Let ya know what I decided (casting vs vacum forming)
once that decision has to be made.<br><br>~Trekdog
- i tried to find New Orleans Class specific
graphics for you and all i could fine were blurry smudged
pic of the ship itself.i'd have to say your besy be
would be to take some existing graphics and alter them
in paint or Adobe Photoshop.i think there is some
content here or in the sister club that you might be able
to change up to what you need...i'll keep looking