Jan 302014
 

2014-01-30

The Prometheus is being hollowed out and locating bumps & divots are being added. The larger main body parts also have stiffening frames added. Lower left shows the parts for the escape module.

 Posted by at 9:33 pm
  • mzungu

    Curious,…When you develop these kits for the model companies, Is the model company required to pay like a licensing fee to Fox, or the like of Lockheed Martin for something like the F-16? or you are small enough that they don’t care…?

    • Anonymous

      Not my area (I’m just the monkey who makes the model). I suspect the latter.

      • Anonymous

        Thank you for the locating pins. Far too many short-run models assume you already know exactly how it should go together and exactly how you should truss it in masking tape until the glue sets.

        • Anonymous

          I always try to include locators of some kind. In the past, I’ve used cylindrical pegs and holes, this time I’m trying hemisphere. Should work just as well, and easier to clean up.

          • Anonymous

            Something I thought about as a quick way to do flying saucer layers.

            You have a disk with smaller holes and pegs on the inside, and larger holes and pegs on the outer rim.

            Just scale up the design and layer up as everything matches–or will that work?

            Nice story here, apropos of nothing–Darwin rules:
            http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25905108

  • IAMROCKETMAN

    How much would you charge to assemble and paint the kit for someone?

    • Anonymous

      Probably something like $200.

      • IAMROCKETMAN

        Sounds like a nice side business.

  • Jost Ewert

    Hi Scott. Are you going to allow space for lighting the engine pods? Have to say this looks pretty impressive so far. You do great work and I can’t wait for this kit to ship!

    • Anonymous

      > space for lighting the engine pods?

      Look at the lower right of the image: that’s an engine pod. Three major parts with a fair hollow space. Wiring might be an issue, though… the “arms” that each pair of engines attaches to is currently models as a solid chunk, since there’s not a clear way to art it out without messing up the detailing. If you can make each engine a self-contained lighting system, batteries and all (should be doable), then you should be good. Heck, just chop up one of those small LED keychain flashlights…

      • Jost Ewert

        Cheers for that Scott. That LED flashlight could do just do the job. It’s tiny and its LED almost has the right coldish colour!