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Offline Robomog

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Cappuccino One - Completed
« on: December 11, 2018, 05:59:39 AM »
Hi All

Back in the saddle and doing something i get great enjoyment from.

I was in McRons having a veggie burger and with my mum and Mrs Lady Mog when both of them caught me fiddling with the plastic top of my McCoffee.

"I recon i could make something out of this" i said

Mrs Mog gave me her 'he's off again' look then to my surprise she called my bluff,

"go on then" she said " go for it and make something"

So Here i am.

It took a while for something to formulate but the brain cells finally collided and i now have a design in my head.

Here is the collection of starting parts, i may not use them all.......

by Robomog, on Flickr


You can probably guess what its going to be,  but i will tell you, its going to be a 50's style flying saucer to transport the little green monster in the middle of the photo above.

I've named him Monty. He was my lucky charm given to me by my late father in law and was with me through a number of cars until i got T-boned three years ago.  I found him in the odd bits box when putting this project together and was a perfect pilot for the design.

The first problem i noticed was the letters engraved in the caps so i had to cut the center's out and lose all the circular details. On the plus side i discovered that the clear lid Fromm the top of a '99' Cornetto fitted almost perfectly in the opening and made a perfect canopy.

Below first parts coming together, three of the cd protectors have been stuck together and the edge sanded to a profile. The bottom body has a piece of plastic stuck on and trimmed to cover the embossed letters. The top body has had the center removed and a trial fit of the canopy.........

by Robomog, on Flickr

Made a trial fit of the parts and found Monty sat a bit low so i created a platform on the bottom body ........

by Robomog, on Flickr

It is fixed with gel superglue and i found a novel way of keeping the pressure on the parts until it set.....

by Robomog, on Flickr

Also started on the undercarriage and controls.........

by Robomog, on Flickr



More as it happens...................


Thanks for looking

Mog
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« Last Edit: January 22, 2019, 06:00:41 AM by Robomog »
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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 07:10:27 AM »
I love GBs like this because I can never figure out where things are going almost until the Big Reveal.

You really found a nice collection of objects and I'm going to enjoy watching your progress.

I can only applaud your discipline at not draining the ale before the parts set.

Me, I have no such level of self-control.

 :icon_beer: :icon_beer: :icon_beer:

Brian da Basher

Offline Kerick

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 09:35:04 AM »
This is going to be great!
Nice group of parts.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2018, 10:57:51 AM »
If you'd kept the outer 6 x press-button-thingies, you could have had an "alien" control panel. ;)
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Offline andonio64

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2018, 04:30:11 PM »
Fantastic project Mr. Lord Mog, nothing better than a Black Sheep Ale to keep things smoothly going!!!
 ;)

Offline ed s

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2018, 09:37:48 PM »
good project. Looking forward to this one.


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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2018, 02:52:26 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline Robomog

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2018, 04:33:00 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys.

Brian - The Beer was not there long, gel super glue is quite quick to dry.

Old Wombat - may use the press button thingies to decorate the outside.

i'm currently in a quandary as to weather to trick it out with engines and a nose  or keep it simple in true 50's style, currently leaning towards the latter at the moment.

Mog
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Offline Kerick

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2018, 05:37:40 AM »
I'd go with the 50's B-movie style. Paint with a simple shade of silver and you're done.

Offline finsrin

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2018, 06:19:15 PM »
Diggin that you foresaw this starting with the lid.  So few McCoffee lids that go on to be part of something greater.  Love 50s style in aircraft, cars, and flying saucers.

Offline Robomog

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2018, 12:30:18 AM »
Thinking of decorating the space ship something like this

 Although kericks suggestion of the all silver finish is now creating some pull, thoughts ?

Mog
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« Last Edit: December 14, 2018, 12:32:43 AM by Robomog »
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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2018, 02:38:53 AM »
Until this post, I would have definitely said "Silver!"  But few things say 1950s like two-tone turquoise and white (or pink and grey)!  Love the idea!

Offline Kerick

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2018, 04:13:22 AM »
That does look very good! You would have to include some chrome parts.

Offline Robomog

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2018, 06:37:36 AM »
Yup, envisage some chrome parts, hoping to recreate those eyebrow style lights in a pod either right at the front on the disk or either side of the upper body, rear lights also, possibly around the canopy and the undercarriage legs, may be more, depending on how the build morphs.

 It's already changed considerably since my first plans  and I've only just started the initial construction.  ;D

Mog
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Offline Robomog

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2018, 06:03:07 AM »
Hi all

Got a bit more modelling time and made some more progress.

As I said previously the engraved text became a bit of a problem which is very evident in the photo below ..........

by Robomog, on Flickr

There is also a ridge around the edge of canopy which needs to be covered so to kill two birds with one stone it's out with the circle cutter (an absolute life saver on this type of project!) To manufacture a cover plate to hide these problems.

Trial fit looks good ........

by Robomog, on Flickr

Also started on the internal detail, constructing the sides of the cockpit.....


by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr

And the undercarriage is coming along a treat........

by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr


Thanks for looking

More as it happens ................

Mog
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Offline finsrin

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2018, 08:17:02 AM »
Right on  :smiley:  :smiley:  :smiley:

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2018, 03:39:21 PM »
 :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2018, 02:07:50 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline Robomog

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2018, 10:06:12 AM »
Hi all,   more progress at Mog Towers,

The control panel is complete and will be detailed after painting.........

by Robomog, on Flickr


The base casing has had some futuristic bumps added using ex pill packets, also  the engine array has been assembled and shown placed in position in this photo it will be properly stuck down when the casing has been sprayed ...............

  by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr


Monty has had his steering handles attached and some stretched sprue pegs inserted  in his feet to attach him in the cockpit. I'm waiting for the glue to dry here before trimming the sprue

by Robomog, on Flickr

Incidentally Monty is two inches high, so if he is six foot high in "real life" that means the model roughly equates to 1/35 scale quite a departure for me from gods own 1/72 scale.

Work has started on the headlights, I'm using the ends of some pens and inserting the ends of the ink barrel here to give a fifties feel, I'm still trying to work out a way of making the eyebrow detail..........

by Robomog, on Flickr


More when it happens .........

Thanks for looking

Mog
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Offline andonio64

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2018, 03:02:59 PM »
Beautiful details Mog, can't wait to seeing them on the model!
 :D

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2018, 05:09:34 AM »
That green monster delights me to no end, mog!

Thanks for the smiles and for the continuing play-by-play.

Brian da Basher

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2019, 02:38:39 PM »
Now, judging Monty to be roughly 55mm tall, I've calculated that in 1/72 scale he is approximately 396cm/12' 101/2" tall.

Let's just make it 4m/13', much more fun that way. ;)
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Offline Robomog

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2019, 08:15:37 PM »
Hi Old Wombat, in 1/72 scale Monty and his space ship will be huge,  I will do some comparison shots with Arthur Brain in my next post.

Incidentally I've just noticed that Monty is in a slight crouching position, so my scaling is a tad compromised ...... ???  ::)

Mog
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Offline Robomog

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2019, 06:16:04 PM »
Hi all, more progress

Cappuccino One is now in the spray shop.

by Robomog, on Flickr

And the alien controls are nearly finished ........

by Robomog, on Flickr

Note to Old Wombat one of the button thingies did become  an alien control.

And another pic for Old Wombat, This is Monty and the base of the space ship set against Arthur Brain, Arthur is six foot high in 1/72 scale which makes Monty massive in that scale ! .......

by Robomog, on Flickr

Getting close to final assembly now.

more when it happens..........

Thanks for looking.

Mog
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« Last Edit: January 02, 2019, 06:24:36 PM by Robomog »
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Offline andonio64

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Re: Cappuccino One
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2019, 06:32:45 PM »
Hi Mog, I love this more and more!
Will you repaint Monty?

Antonio

 :-*