Building The Covenant Assault Carrier Shadow of Intent

Discussion in 'New Recruits' started by The Universe, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    Again this PDF file is ment for the construction of a 70cm long CAS carrier made out of 1 cm thick slices.
     
  2. EndlessForrest

    EndlessForrest

    sweet! id love to see this at a convention!
     
  3. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    Hello there once again internet,
    Quick update on the construction:
    I just purchased the right foam sheets with a thickness of 1cm and they will be delivered within the next three weeks.
    This means that the construction can finally start in the upcomming weeks so stay tuned for upcomming content:D
     
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  4. CrimsonViper97

    CrimsonViper97

    This is awesome! Cool to see someone doing some good old fashioned model making (y)
     
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  5. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    The delivery...
    Two days ago a Package containing 25!! 1cm thick foam sheets arrived.
    I already printed the model out on paper and had cut the slices out of the paper.
    So in other words the construction could start as soon as i was home. Construction began and after two days of almost non-stop glueing cutting and sticking pieces together I finnaly had all the correct slices cut out.
    This morning I couldt resist and stuck all the slices temporarily together with 18cm long sticks and some needles.
    the result is better then i expected tho:lol:.
    Here are some pictures:

    The package as deliverd
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    The slices printed out and glued with wood glue onto the sheats
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    Here i was busy with cutting all the slices out of the foam :) WP_20170525_22_35_17_Pro.jpg WP_20170525_22_35_33_Pro.jpg WP_20170525_22_35_41_Pro.jpg

    And the 'Sticking it together came'... this was a rather unpleasant work as i was constantly afraid of pushing to hard on certain pieces or perhaps breaking them. lucky enough that didn`t even happen once.
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    And then finnaly after a Great Journey 'The moment of Salvation' arrived when i stuck the last pieces in place.
    Now just finding a way to continiue. I am planning to add lights in it and a revolving light cercuit at the main laser beam to reconstruct the glassing effect.
    Fortunately Blur Studios showed exactly how the mechanism of the main glassing beam works in one of there cuttscenes in Halo Wars 2.
    This showed somthing of a rottary circle, cirkeling around the beam. Perhaps this is to genterate somekind of magnetic energie?
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  6. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    Its fun to see how big and unwieldy the previous version is compared to the the new one.
    Due to a length reduction of about 42% the long neck/weight problem is easier to tackle. WP_20170526_15_26_15_Pro.jpg WP_20170526_15_26_29_Pro.jpg
     
  7. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard

    Out of curiosity, is there any particular reason why you chose EPS over XPS for this build?
     
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  8. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    Not really, I have worked with both and find EPS easier to use when you are carving in some details. XPS always seems to break of when I`m cutting it. Still XPS would perhaps indeed be a better choice.
    Besides this, EPS was easier to get at my local store and much cheaper wich gives me more budget later on details, lights and perhaps even sound.
     
  9. RobotChicken

    RobotChicken

    If you end up building another ship, I would propose doubling the number of slices and halving the foam thickness to yield a smoother model. You've got your work cut out for you smoothing out all those thick slices. Is this meant to be a master for casting? If not, how are you going to put lighting inside being solid foam?
     
  10. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard

    Lighting inside of foam isn't too difficult, it just takes a bit of forethought into order of operations and a bit of creative thinking. I've made a Fuel Rod Cannon and Needler from foam and buried electronics within, the only thing I'm not a huge fan of for it is burying long cables and solder joins that can never be repaired if something goes wrong.
     
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  11. sgtjasonshrout

    sgtjasonshrout New Member

    Hi! What you did with the slices is exactly what I want to do. Can you point me towards a tutorial?
     
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  12. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    Sure i can do that.
     
  13. The Universe

    The Universe New Member

    It has been a while and i`ve been busy doing other things but at the moment i am busy doing some progres on the ship so stay tuned. Your fuelrod cannon looks great btw TurboCharizard:)
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2017
  14. The Universe

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  15. sgtjasonshrout

    sgtjasonshrout New Member

    Thanks, The Universe. Sadly, I can't get it to work. I am stuck with only a toughbook running xp and mint. I've done a months worth of research, and yes, 123d make is definitely what I'd like to have. Truly a perfect program, until Autodesk decided to 'improve', and made the hardware and OS requirements higher. Thanks for looking out though!
     

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