Author Topic: LemonJello Intergalactic Heavy Industries Shipyard  (Read 6709 times)

Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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Re: LemonJello Intergalactic Heavy Industries Shipyard
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2016, 06:07:34 AM »
You know you have made a good pyrotechnic device when the explosion makes your insides rumble as the shock wave passes through you ;)

I quit all that while I still had all my fingers and toes. 
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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: LemonJello Intergalactic Heavy Industries Shipyard
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2016, 11:00:56 AM »
If MEK and CA don't work I'm stumped  :o Thats crazy!

Hopefully the Fishing supplies pan out.  :)
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Offline kerick

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Re: LemonJello Intergalactic Heavy Industries Shipyard
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2016, 11:23:10 AM »
I've had ping pong balls in the drawer waiting to be used but now I'll just use some other spherical object. I'll learn to use ping pong balls for their intended purpose.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLByTnNwico

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Re: LemonJello Intergalactic Heavy Industries Shipyard
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2016, 09:42:27 PM »
I know I've glued ping-pong ball bits onto a model (below, the fan inlet covers) but I can't remember what I used. :-\


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Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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Re: LemonJello Intergalactic Heavy Industries Shipyard
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2016, 04:23:53 AM »
FWIW on sticking ping pong ball pieces together.  I think I was using Testor's liquid cement in the square bottle with the brush attached to the bottle cap.  It worked for me but results may vary. 
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Offline Steve Blazo

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Re: LemonJello Intergalactic Heavy Industries Shipyard
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2016, 11:38:03 PM »
Awesome concept. Brings back memories of the spaceships of childhood. Good job !!
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Re: LemonJello Intergalactic Heavy Industries Shipyard
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2016, 12:34:17 AM »
Years ago, I sprayed several layers of Mr. Surfacer on one (spray, sand smooth, repeat) and I was able to use CA glue to hold it in place without peeling off the primer. I also punched a hole in the ball and placed a straight piece of sprue that reached to the opposite side (or pole) then used CA around the opening. That held.

Offline LemonJello

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Re: LemonJello Intergalactic Heavy Industries Shipyard
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2016, 10:21:20 AM »
Well, these ping pong balls may have been made from leftovers of Wolverine's bones. Nothing was having any effect.

So, I swung by WalMart and picked up some fishing bobbers of appropriate diameter to replace them, only set me back $3 and I have 10 spheres.

Now, if any of my assorted adhesives won't cooperate with these, I may just have to start collecting sea shells as a hobby...

Offline kerick

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Re: LemonJello Intergalactic Heavy Industries Shipyard
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2016, 10:32:36 AM »
I think you are on the right track now. Waiting to see pics of pieces glued together!

Offline LemonJello

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Re: LemonJello Intergalactic Heavy Industries Shipyard
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2016, 05:10:18 AM »
Photos from the LemonJello Shipyard.

PSR complete:


Landing Sphere:


Start of the Agronomy Module:

Offline Steve Blazo

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Re: LemonJello Intergalactic Heavy Industries Shipyard
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2016, 08:00:00 AM »
Lots of good looking work..
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Offline kerick

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Re: LemonJello Intergalactic Heavy Industries Shipyard
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2016, 12:02:02 PM »
This one is on my radar.

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Re: LemonJello Intergalactic Heavy Industries Shipyard
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2016, 08:41:31 AM »
Loving it

Offline LemonJello

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Re: LemonJello Intergalactic Heavy Industries Shipyard
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2016, 10:03:57 AM »
Quick update:

Landing Spheres are done


Due to size, I had to cut down from my original plan of 8 to 4 so that they could be mounted on the main ship.

Agronomy Module all put together

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: LemonJello Intergalactic Heavy Industries Shipyard
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2016, 04:24:04 PM »
It is coming together really nice!

Can't wait to see all the modules together  :)